About Beth Wonson & Company
Beth Wonson, Founder and CEO
Beth Wonson created Navigating Challenging Dialogue®, out of her personal process of examining the ways in which traditional leadership skills fail the mission and goals of organizations. For the past two decades she’s studied how leaders working in isolation and staff working in competitive silos adversely affect the prosperity and growth of the whole.
Through her study of brain-based research, she recognized how emotions, stories, thinking errors, and fears impact our ability to create positive work environments. As a result, Beth uncovered a new approach to helping humans thrive in the workplace with a collaborative team chemistry.
Beth captivates audiences with the story of her own leadership crisis, the ensuing drama and chaos, and her journey to her understanding of how it could all be different. Beth’s mission is to empower others to reduce the burden, stress, and drama of the work world. When asked why she chooses to focus on the workplace, Beth said simply, “Because that’s where humans are for the majority of their time.”
Working with Beth Wonson, clients have a confidential partner with profound understanding of the challenges leaders faces. Through training and coaching, leadership clients develop meaningful tools to best navigate necessary growth and change while serving the good of the whole organization. Plus, they learn how to stop wasting valuable resources through unnecessary drama, miscommunication, unhealthy conflict, and chaos.
In addition to facilitating Navigating Challenging Dialogue® workshops, Beth Wonson is also a speaker, leadership coach and consultant, and author. Check out her workshops, leadership videos, books, and Dynamics of Leadership podcast.
Andrea Buchtel, Vice President of Operations and Communications, Facilitator and coach
Andrea is a Business Systems Architect with 30 years of experience. Her primary responsibility is directing the operations of the company in support of its goals. This includes handling marketing and communications, contributing to curriculum development, and the design and implementation of all technology services.
In addition, Andrea is also is a Navigating Challenging Dialogue® Facilitator and business coach.
Sasha Mobley, Facilitator & Coach
Sasha Mobley is a Navigating Challenging Dialogue® Facilitator, Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, and author. The centerpiece of her work, is actively assisting teams and individuals recognize, accept, and develop their innate talents into strengths.
She is dedicated to facilitating the discovery of team and individual genius through group work and private coaching, using the tools of Navigating Challenging Dialogue®, Gallup StrengthsFinder™, and Meyers Briggs Type Indicator™.
Lesley Frisbee, Facilitator & Coach
I work with professionals and teams going through transformative change. My focus is on growth and skill development personally, interpersonally, and professionally. I feel compelled to help others discover and become their best selves at work and at home.
My experience in municipal recreation, family strengthening, process facilitation, and team development have enabled me to develop an approach to leadership and growth that is based in empathy, compassion and curiosity. I believe in the power and freedom that the Navigating Challenging Dialogue® skills can bring to individuals and organizations. I know first hand how any organization or working group can benefit from incorporating such skills into their work and team culture.
Lisa Howard, Facilitator
Lisa is a seasoned experiential facilitator who is known for opening doors to self awareness, fostering authentic connection and strengthening workplaces and communities. It is these outcomes that continue to fuel her mission and purpose in life.
Lisa’s career includes experience as a consultant, teacher, trainer, special educator, yoga teacher, hurricane relief volunteer and world traveler. Lisa brings an understanding of client needs, versatility, intuition and support to her role at Beth Wonson and Company.
Lisa currently splits her time between Beverly, Massachusetts and Puerto Rico, where she is founding a non-profit organization dedicated to helping rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Maria. When she isn’t working or exercising, she enjoys spending time with friends and exploring local beaches.
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Crys Wood, Paper crane publishing
Crys Wood is proofreader and editor at Paper Crane Publishing, having made a career from her innate pickiness and love of words. With education, training, and experience in both architectural and instructional design, she brings exceptional creativity and clarity to her clients’ writing projects. These authors, entrepreneurs, and organizations value her insightful questions, thoroughness, and sense of humor.
A writer herself, Crys appreciates each client’s unique writing voice and maintains its distinctive tone as she untangles knotted paragraphs, blends choppy sentences, and clears away mistakes that would muddy their message.
She lives not-so-quietly in Big Sky Country with her sweet and cranky old man, a cat who is all that and more, and dozens of books she hasn’t (yet!) read. You can find her online at PaperCranePublishing.com and CrysWood.com.