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Dialogue Facilitators



Jean Holsten, Director of Dialogue Programs and Consultant, Facilitator, and Mentor for DynamicDialogue┬«

Jean directs the dialogue programs at Bread of Life, a community-benefit educational non-profit. Jean is a licensed attorney with the State Bar of California, currently on inactive status. She works with individuals and groups looking for a more efficient, productive and meaningful way to engage with others in business, government, community and political work. Her environmental and land-use practice centered on working with citizen groups and government officials led her to learn Dialogue skills and practices. She has offered trainings and facilitation services to business leaders, government leaders, faith leaders, youth, social activists and anyone interested in engaging in more meaningful dialogue. 
With a group of Dialogue practitioners, Jean created the DynamicDialogue program and is offering this program to organizations and individuals seeking to improve the ways they interact with others to better meet the complex needs of our constantly changing world. Jean has been a trainer and facilitator in the Contemplative Dialogue/Active Engagement/Mindful Leadership work for more than a decade. Jean was part of an international team working with the Government of Albert in Canada from 2008-2015. In 2015 she was part of a team training professional students to work in cross-cultural, multi-discipline projects through the University of California. She spends most of her time in California working with individuals and groups for local, regional and statewide government, non-profit and for-profit businesses and faith based communities.


      

Sandra Lommasson, Faculty, Facilitator, and Mentor for DynamicDialogue┬«

Sandra's passion is creating processes and pathways for awakening to the depth dimension of life in the everyday moments where we are each met by "something more." Since 1996 she has been involved in the formation of spiritual directors and leaders of religious and public organizations. Sandra also serves as a retreat leader and DynamicDialogue facilitator and mentor. She has published several articles on spiritual direction and served on the Council of Spiritual Directors International from 1999-2005. She is mother to two grown children and delights in five (soon to be six) very special grandchildren. She was formed as a spiritual director and then as a supervisor through Mercy Center, Burlingame.


Debbie Baker, Dialogue Facilitator, Dialogue Mentor 

Debbie is a graduate of the 2-year dialogue practicum and a certified DynamicDialogue mentor. She co-facilitates training to introduce individuals to the practice of DynamicDialogue; to share tools that help them become aware of their quality of presence and engagement, and to realize the power of living compassionately; mindfully honoring how we are all truly interdependent. Since 2013, she has assisted individuals, businesses, and governmental groups to help create safe learning cultures where every person is recognized as having inherent worth and value. 


Mary Richardson, Dialogue Facilitator, Dialogue Mentor 

Mary is a certified DynamicDialogue Facilitator and Mentor and holds a Masters in Psychology/Organization Development from Sonoma State University. She has been consulting in the field for over 25 years. Mary works with congregations, non-profit organizations, corporate and government teams using the Dialogue practice to deepen leadership and communication tools. Mary enjoys the transformation that happens, individually and in a group, when the practice of dialogue changes the way people communicate along with changing their mental models of how groups work effectively. She finds this transformation supports, develops and sustains organizations, contributing to their health and agility.