One in Nature
One in Nature
Aug 13, 2020
Growing Towards the Light - Positive Change in Nature and Organizations
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As an organizational development consultant and a forest therapy guide, Everett Marshall is an expert at taking groups and individuals through the liminal territory of change. In this episode he discusses how the principles of Appreciative Inquiry and Forest Therapy are connected and how he applies them to assist his clients generate the most life-affirming, positive outcomes.

  • What are the most effective ways to cause positive change in any situation?
  • Why the language we use and the questions we ask determine the direction of our life.
  • The power of relationship to create change.
  • What nature teaches us about change.
  • How appreciation is very different from positive thinking.

Everett Marshall is the Director of People, Performance and Culture for the Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc.  His passion is for helping people to develop strong connections and to improve interpersonal relationships and team productivity. He has over 20 years of management and consulting experience in both the public and private sectors. After serving as a Surface Warfare Officer in the Navy, he worked in the private sector with a global business consulting /IT services company focused on the development of recruiting and training programs. He has worked as a consultant to several federal agencies in the areas of organizational change, facilitation, team building, leadership coaching, and stakeholder engagement/alignment, and has also served as a federal employee during his tenure as the Director of Strategic Outreach for the US Naval Academy. Everett has been an active participant in the nonprofit sector, where he served as a past president of the Chesapeake Bay Organizational Development Network and the President of the Board for the St.Philips Family Life Center, Inc. He holds certifications as an Appreciative Inquiry Coach/Consultant, Licensed Human Element Practitioner TM , Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, and in the delivery of Emotional Intelligence Assessments. Everett is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT).

Everett created Forest TLC to help people establish a deeper connection to the natural world - and the healing, well-being and happiness it offers us!

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