Author and consultant, Peggy Holman, has helped cultivate an emerging field of practice that engages the diverse people of a system in creating their future. She is a leader in deploying collaborative processes that involve hundreds, or thousands, of people in organizations or communities in achieving breakthroughs.
Working with a variety of organizations, including tech, biotech, government, nonprofits, Holman has consulted on strategies for enabling diverse groups to face complex issues by turning presentation into conversation and passivity into participation. She has taught a course on system change for the American University Master of Science in Organization Development program.
In the second edition of The Change Handbook, Holman joins her co-authors to profile sixty-one engagement processes used by organizations and communities to uncover creative responses to complex challenges. The book is the considered the definitive resource for leaders and consultants who work to increase resilience, agility, collaboration, and aliveness in their organizations and communities.
Engaging Emergence: Turning Upheaval into Opportunity won the 2011 Nautilus Gold Book Award for Conscious Business/Leadership. A roadmap for tackling complex challenges, Engaging Emergence provides stories, principles, and practices for inviting people to come together and turn disruptions into possibilities.