Who Works with Stina?

  • Executive Directors, Board Chairs, strategic planning project managers, or heads of companies who are responsible to lead your teams to a new level of engagement, relevance and success. You could be initiating a strategic visioning or planning retreat or navigating a culture, change or growth process. 
  • Virtual Teams, Networks, Associations, “Learning Communities”, and groups of colleagues who want to experience a powerful in-person retreat.
  • Consulting professionals, facilitators, entrepreneurs and educators, committed to taking your vision, your meetings or your own effectiveness to the “next level“.
  • Designer-facilitators or strategic, management or organizational development consultants looking for a dynamic and energized partner to help execute a well-designed, visually memorable, highly relational meeting or event – with or without Graphic Recording.
Consultation & Facilitation: Retreats, Meeting or Process Design & Training
Graphic Recording
Abbotsford Community Services
ArtStarts In Schools
BC Public Services Agency
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Climate Justice Project (CCPA)
David Suzuki Foundation
DreamRider Theatre
Division of Family Practice, Vancouver
Dress For Success
Emily Carr
First Nations Health Council
Green Party of Canada
Hollyhock – Social Change Institute
Hootsuite
IndigenEYEZ
InterSpiritual Centre (United Religions Initiative)
Junxion.com
LeadNow.ca
MEC – Strategic Partnerships and Community Investment
Media That Matters (Hollyhock)
Metro Vancouver, Solid Waste Division
Out on Screen/Out in Schools
Open Agency Network
PAL Studio Theatre
Peter Lougheed Leadership Institute,
the Banff Centre
Planning Institute of BC
Public Outreach
QMUNITY – BC’s Queer Resource Centre
Reconciliation Canada
Richmond in 3D (Diversity, Dialogue, Drama)
Richmond Multicultural Community Services
Rockwood Leadership Institute (Robert Gass)
Safety Solutions at Work
Simon Fraser University Change Lab
Simon Fraser University Dialogue Programs
SFU Public Square
Shift Urban Delivery
South Vancouver Neighbourhood House
St Paul’s Hospital Obstetrics
St Thomas More Collegiate
The Nexus Group (UBC)
UBC Campus and Community Planning
Urban Systems Ltd.
United Girls of the World (GDay for Girls)
Vancity Credit Union
Vancity Community Foundation
Vancouver Ultimate League
Web of Change
WildBC
Academy for Systemic Change
AMSSA – Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies
BC Hydro
BCIT Student Success
Bioneers

Canadian Council for Global Health Research
Canadian Mental Health Association
Central City Foundation
City of Vancouver
Collaborating Centre for Prison Health & Education (UBC)
Colombian Emergency Physicians Association (CEPA)
Context Research

David Suzuki Foundation
Exro
Green Spa Network
Halcrow Group
Health Canada
Healthy Minds / Healthy Campuses
Hollyhock – Social Venture Institute
Impact BC
Junxion.com
Metro Vancouver
Myriam Laberge Consulting
posAbilities
Regional District of the Central Okanagan
Regional Municipality of Whistler
Social Innovation Generation (SiG)
South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce
Spectrum Society
Strategy for Synergy
UBC Family Housing
Vancity Credit Union
Client Comments
“Stina Brown embodies cutting edge work in visioning and creativity for individuals, teams and organizations, bringing passion, professionalism and precision to all that she does.” Robert Gass

“Like Steve Jobs did for the company Apple, Stina does for the field of Graphic Facilitation. Yes, of course you -could- choose not to go with a Mac, but why would you? In the same fashion, Stina defines her craft. Every time I see another kind person’s attempt, I always think “hmm, that’s nice, but it’s not a Stina Brown.” Her work is transcendent. Check her out.” ~ Joseph Pallant Manager at Brinkman Climate

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“Stina has worked with QMUNITY, BC’s Queer Resource Centre for a number of years, leading our three-year strategic planning process, in addition to a number of staff development days. Stina spends a significant amount of time carefully researching, analyzing and preparing in order to ensure that the time you’ve dedicated to bringing your team together is used as effectively as possible. As a result of Stina’s facilitation, QMUNITY was able to move through a difficult transition period, improving the organizational dynamics, and ultimately informing significant material improvements for QMUNITY. Our team is healthier, happier, and more productive, and Stina played a significant role in helping us achieve this vision.” ~ Dara Parker, Former Executive Director QMUNITY, BC’s Queer Resource Centre

Working with Stina is a bit like tugging the loose thread in your sweater. The more you pull, the longer the string gets. She has a deeply holistic and multi-faceted approach to coaching that allows you to see your challenge from multiple perspectives: a theoretical one based in social science and research, an interpersonal one rooted in human dynamics and psychology, and an individual one grounded in self-awareness and reflection. I got so much more out of my time with Stina than I thought I was looking for. She offers a rare and critical service to those who are expected to help others, whether they be clients or staff.” ~ Coaching Client
SONY DSC“She made it incredibly fun and creative, the day flew by, yet we were still productive! It was work yet did not feel like it at all! the tools and resources she brought were awesome! She really gelled well with our group and that I think is important for a group like ours. Her energy, experience and passion really show.” Abbotsford Community ServicesSONY DSCBOSS Conference, Vantage Point Team

“Stina Brown is an excellent synthesizer of complex information and has a gift for distilling salient points which makes the conversation productive.  She brings high octane energy in to the room which is an intangible and necessary quality for a full day strategic planning session – especially one with diverse viewpoints.”SONY DSCUBC Campus and Community Planning

“The YES position Stina adopts is most helpful in so many ways, and her sense of fun and play round out a wonderful working partnership.”“I look forward to working with Stina whenever the opportunity arises knowing that she has integrity and a wonderful work ethic and the conference will flow with a sense of ease and grace.” ~ David Drysdale, HollyhockSONY DSCAcademy for Systems Change

“I don’t think we can or should separate out the person and the presence from the product, and Stina is such an authentic, vibrant, intense person — part of the value of her work is just having HER in the meetings.” ~ Academy of Systems Change member

“Stina seems to be able to use some senses the rest of us aren’t blessed with, including BEING and DOING at the same time. I mean that it is clear that she is listening intently, tracking, understanding what is being said, not said, what the key inflection moments are, AND, is drawing, pulling out metaphors, visual images and graphics, key phrases, and creating a lasting work of art that captures not only the conversation but the entire experience. I appreciate her blend of humility and expertise, grace and grit.” ~ Academy of Systems Change member

“Making the invisible visible is, first of all and most important, pure magic. From there it opens all sorts of different channels for exchange, understanding, dialogue and collective design. With magic comes beauty and the beauty I have seen emerged from the “invisible” touched me at the deepest level and allowed a connection between mind, body, spirit and, powerfully, with the collective.” ~ Academy of Systems Change memberSONY DSCOpen Agency Network

“Stina is super experienced at designing and leading retreats, and is talented on multiple levels – intuitive, smart, warm, playful, and experienced.  She knows just about everyone,  runs her own business, and has many tools in her toolbox of facilitator tricks.” Suzanne Hawkes

I felt like Stina really connected with our organization. Everything from the Lego, to the doodling, to the way she delivers the intros to each of the activities. It almost felt like one of our staff was facilitating the meeting, but it was great to hear her questions that were from an outside point of view. ~ Strategic Planning Client

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“I loved Stina’s facilitation style and all the tools she brought with her.”

“Fresh, new approach, great style – always adds a new energy to bring in an outside facilitator.”

“I would love to have Stina facilitate another session with us again as she is now familiar with the team as we are with her. It’ll be great to see how the Board responds to her.”SONY DSCArtStarts in Schools

“Stina was a great facilitator that was really well aligned with the staff’s process and expectations. She was a strong and confident speaker that kept us on track and managed to fulfill the objectives of the day.” 

“It took the pressure off our ED to have to facilitate, and was able to just participate.”

“We could give full focus to the agenda. Worth every penny I’d say.”

SONY DSC“Stina is a smart, quick, thoughtful and visionary leader. Her good energy is infectious. Stina has impeccable integrity, warm graciousness, and seamless inclusion ability. I trust her implicitly. I recommend her for just about anything she might determine she can do.” Joel Solomon

“Stina facilitated an outstanding meeting. She incorporated a variety of learning and communication styles that allowed space for everyone to participate and benefit from the session.” Metro Vancouver

“Stina Brown is an excellent synthesizer of complex information and has a gift for distilling salient points which makes the conversation productive.  She brings high octane energy in to the room which is an intangible and necessary quality for a full day strategic planning session – especially one with diverse viewpoints.” Vancity Community Foundation

“Youthful vigor, with the wisdom of an elder. Inspiring levity, with the diligence of a leader. Open, considerate mind, with the heart of a lion. To share time with Stina Brown is to see into the very potential of human capacity–for compassion, for patience, for growth. To work with her is to engage a dervish of infectious excellence. And that I have the good fortune to call her a friend is a sincere and treasured privilege. In whatever capacity you have opportunity to work with Stina, count yourself very lucky. And hang on: You’re about to go for a remarkable ride!” Mike Rowlands, Junxion  http://www.junxion.com/

“Stina was a great facilitator that was really well aligned with the staff’s process and expectations. She was a strong and confident speaker that kept us on track and managed to fulfill the objectives of the day.”

“Many facilitators make use of jiffy markers, but her choice of colors and visualizing information is impeccable.”

“This course is about being open minded, and teaches us to actively listen and engage in the lessons.”

“Breaks the habit of judgment and offers new tools for engagement and dialogue.”

“Highly valuable skills learned today. I can use it anywhere and everywhere. It’s not limited to meetings/conferences. It can be great for brainstorms, reflective journals, and helpful for analyzing and dissecting problems and conflicts.”

Stina facilitated an outstanding meeting. She incorporated a variety of learning and communication styles that allowed space for everyone to participate and benefit from the session.”

To contact Stina, please email her: stina at stinabrown.com, call 604-612-8563 or fill out the form below.