Creative Ground

Emotional Intelligence, Creative Habits of Mind, Cohesive Teams

Creative Ground is a Seattle-based consulting group that develops and enhances cultural health in workplaces and in community life. 

Cultural Health.  Workplace culture affects every aspect of our work experience.  From the quality of our relationships and our sense of personal power to our ability to deliver collaboratively on our shared mission – the ways we work together matter.  Toxic cultures are debilitating to anyone working in them, while healthy ones support every member to thrive.

Supporting Our Values.  We focus our work in the public and non-profit sectors, the largest caretakers of our “commons.”   It’s our roads, transit systems, schools, utilities, parks and community centers that are uniquely designed as accessible to all, regardless of income.  Yet the cultural health of our public sector hangs in the balance and threatens the equity of this shared system.  

Creative Ground convenes a faculty of strategic partners who combine their skills, depending on the needs of a project.  Our expertise includes:

  • Diagnosing cultural dynamics
  • Designing and implementing short-and long-term culture change processes
  • Making room for the qualitative in a quantitative world
  • Transforming conflict into “learning labs” for collaboration
  • Conducting personal development and strategic coaching
  • Elevating the engagement index for every member of a team
  • Supporting teams to harness group intelligence for innovation
  • Providing facilitation for workshops, trainings and planning sessions