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

What's challenging about your meetings? 

The survey won’t sell you anything!  Your answers can be completely anonymous. 
If you do choose to share personal information, we won’t share it with anyone else.  
Your answers will help me create resources to help you overcome meeting challenges. 

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Heavenly Meetings:
Processes to Foster Group Engagement

This short course will help church leaders encourage people to contribute more during church meetings. Two live online workshops, with tips and group discussions in between.

$10 (or less for a group) 

August 26 - September 23, 2021
Learn more and register: 
The Damascus Project Network


Quick and Fun (?!) Strategic Planning - Even Now!

Experience online tools that will align your people with common direction while including diverse perspectives. Schedule this online immersive 2-hour workshop for your organization today! 

I'm Barb Bickford -- group facilitator, educator and scientist
working at the intersection of people, science and health. 
If you want to change how your group or organization works
for good (meaning forever) and for the common good, I can help


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

Book a free "Lead with Confidence" conversation! 
We will
Examine where you are:  your strengths and opportunities
Clarify what you want: your aspirations, goals and desired results
Determine your next steps toward being an effective  leader
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!

Schedule a conversation

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