Tools for Change
bringing history, heart, spirit, values and vision into the center of public life.
Tools for Change has been providing consulting, facilitation, mediation and training services for over 25 years. We help individuals and organizations address issues of power, embrace cultural diversity and tap into intuitive and creative resources. Our approach weaves together deep reflection, sharing stories and heartfelt dialog that inspires generosity of spirit and collective genius. We help people develop and implement innovative policies and practices that advance cooperation, creativity, trust, democracy and accountability. People we work with have powerful experiences and, at the same time, they learn valuable skills that help them meet the challenges in their work and community lives.
Our associates have extensive experience in personal and community empowerment, communication skills, diversity issues, leadership development, mediation and facilitation. We frequently work in multi-racial/ multi-cultural teams. Our associates are diverse in skills, race, class, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation and physical ability. Each of us has a long history in social change work, anti-racism work, women’s issues, GLBT organizing, environmental, anti-nuclear movements, and fighting the radical right.
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Margo Adair is a diversity trainer, mediator and social justice activist. She has been in the forefront of exploring the connections between consciousness, politics and spirituality and has been developing and teaching Applied Meditation for 30 years. She invites people to trust their own awareness, creativity, and intuition, and her work has helped change the lives of thousands of individuals. Margo Adair is the author of the ground breaking Working Inside Out, one of the first books integrating spirituality and social justice, and Meditations on Everything Under the Sun. She co-authored Breaking Old Patterns/Weaving New Ties: Alliance Building and The Subjective Side of Politics.
William Aal is deeply involved in social and environmental justice work with a particular focus on agricultural sustainability and social healing. He joined forces with Margo fifteen years ago. Versed in opening the imagination, awakening people’s best thinking and inspiring group transformation, Aal works with group reflection to unleash collective genius in organizational settings. A former manager in the non-profit and information technology worlds, he co-founded Riseup.net to build computer-based communications networks for activists. Aal has developed accessible networking tools and trainings in social analysis and use of the web for community organizing, empowering individuals who traditionally have not had access to these tools.
They co-authored Practical Meditation for Busy Souls (Sourcebooks, 2008)