Kia is a consultant with over 20 years of experience in the field, and a deep background in culture, change management, and leadership development.
Previously, he led a major culture change effort for UC Berkeley’s 8,000 staff that helped unleash collaboration, efficiency, and innovation. Kia has consulted with and coached dozens of teams and executives to help them grow employee engagement, work more effectively as a team, define their desired culture, and plan for the future.
He is known for his active listening, empathy, and ability to facilitate meetings and workshops that are fun, useful, and collaborative.
Kia won Chief Learning Officer Magazine’s Silver Award for Innovation for the Berkeley Catalyst program. He holds an MA in International Management with a focus on Organizational Development from the School for International Training, and a BA in Political Science from UC Santa Cruz.
Appreciative Inquiry, executive coaching, Organizational Diagnosis, Quantum Learning, Open Space Technology, Liberating Structures, Core Strengths, Theater of the Oppressed, Extraordinary Leader 360, training design and delivery.
Facilitating change where the client is the hero of the engagement.
I recently took an Appreciative Inquiry certification course that taught me about the surprising power of focusing on what we appreciate as opposed to the “problem-focused” orientation that dominates the world of work.
I trained a group of young people to become facilitators and they went on to do great things!
The combination of high empathy and high intellect.
A glassy wave on a long and beautiful left point break.