Are your meetings
ineffective, boring or frustrating?

Are you struggling to make your meetings

more engaging and collaborative? 

I can guide you toward being 
a more effective leader

Or, if you'd rather relax and participate fully,
I can lead meetings on your behalf

2020 - Barb and Mike - Block Portrait St

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Simple and Effective Ways to Increase Engagement
in Any Meeting or Training

We're piloting this workshop in December 2021 or January 2022.  If interested in helping us by giving us constructive feedback in return for a significantly reduced price, sign up for emails about upcoming workshops and we will make sure you hear about it! 

Faith-Filled Meetings
(or how to avoid meetings from hell)

Enhance your personal leadership in faith communities by learning skills that are both wholistic and practical.  Find the balance between building relationships and accomplishing the business of your faith community.  Learn to welcome conflict and activate more engagement in your meetings! 

This is a  a highly-participatory course that includes both individual study (September - mid-November, 2022) and online classes held on two weekends (Sept 30-Oct 1 and Nov 11-12, 2022)
Learn more and register at The Damascus Project Network

I'm Barb Bickford -- group facilitator, educator and scientist
working at the intersection of people, science and health. 

I support and want to leverage the efforts of people

who want to improve public health and the environment. 


I can help your group or organization work together for good

-- meaning both ongoing and for the common good -- 

Together, we can make your meetings

more efficient, effective, engaging and even fun! 

If you want to change your meetings for good, contact me. 


As a former staff scientist in the public sector, I saw how

poorly-led meetings led to lackluster results, 

 top-down decisions  could be challenged, delayed and sabotaged
by people who felt left out, and

fear of conflict kept people from sharing their best ideas.
This created a lot of
unnecessary stress and, frankly,
the environment and public health suffered too.

What the lack of effective collaboration

is doing to public health and the environment 

and to you just isn't right!


Rev. Dr. Tisha Brown,
Co-Director, The Damascus Project

Our participants were extremely grateful for the concrete skills and frameworks they learned from Barb for how to lead better meetings. 

William Herrick,  Environmental Services Professional (retired)

Barb's strongest asset is her ability to facilitate and effectively manage meetings and groups. She also excels in training teams and collaborating with others to resolve issues. 

Dee Relyea, M. Ed., SoulCollage(R) Facilitator

Barb helped me create
five interactive online workshops.  Her supportive demeanor and generosity were a true godsend!

With Barb’s guidance, my workshops were well-received -- the participants loved them!  

Steve Brachman, Waste Management Specialist, (retired) University of Wisconsin Extension

Barb brings a unique and effective set of skills and enthusiasm to any project she tackles.

No matter what the challenge, you can always count on Barb to deliver!

What do you want?

I can help you get there!

Stop wasting time in meetings

Start making a real difference
Be an effective collaborative leader

Online, I work with English-speakers anywhere 
In person, I work primarily in Minnesota and Wisconsin

Change your meetings for good!
1. Schedule your complimentary conversation below
2. Talk with Barb and discover your next step
3. Take the next step, whatever that is!

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