“We offer service.  Service to others.  There is no higher purpose." - Socrates, in the movie Peaceful Warrior

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The primary mission of is to help you, your organization, your family, or your business to navigate disruption, to create it, or to amplify it when it's needed.

  • Mission update - we're growing a movement to Shift the Country to win the US Senate and the Electoral College in 2020.  It's time.
  • Actually it's the same mission, applied at scale:  navigating dispuption, creating disruption and change where we live, and amplifying all of it.
  • Shift the Country is a movement to create and build a vision for this country and for our communities that's not based in fear - but based on what we want for ourselves, our families, and our fellow humans.  It's making it happen together in the places we we live - and for the country as a whole.  It's based on science, too.  It's about deliberately creating tipping points in communities everywhere to create the shift.
  • We're builiding teams, tools, and action plans - get involved here:  Sign Up to Shift the Country.  It's not a newsletter - it's joining the team.
  • We'll need resources and amplifiers to make it happen:  Support the Shift here.

What We Do Here provides free resources and tools built around 25 Focus Areas, with a Toolbox that can help anyone or any organization counter fear.  Free tools, resources, and inclusive coaching pricing are made possible by coaching and consulting work.  The Shift the Country work is funded by members, readers, a crowdfund, events, and clients. is operated by Wicked Problem Wayfinding, LLC, a coaching and consulting company working to do good in the world.  We offer individual coaching, organizational coaching, consulting, workshops, and speaking engagements for:

We can build a coaching or other program that works for you - or your people - that starts in one of the zones listed above.

Services are anchored in the 25 Focus Areas.  You or your organization may be interested in one area, in a few, or in working through all of the 25 focus areas over a period of time.  We can also build a workshop, consulting arrangement, or speaking engagement with the same building blocks.  We anchor and flank.

Individual Coaching & Inclusive Pricing

All individual coaching is offered at Inclusive Pricing rates.  A blog post with more info is here.  Individual coaching can help you be more effective in doing good where you are, finding your resonance, being politically active, or anything else here - like the focus areas.

Workshops & Speaking

We're doing online workhops to Shift the Country Check out the Events page to see what's coming up.

Workshops, speaking engagements, and retreats can be arranged to work on Shifting the Country, for any service area, or for the 25 Focus Areas.  Fee considerations include travel expenses, type of workshop, length, facility fees, group size, and workshop materials.

Businesses, Organizations, & Communities

Is your business resilient, and ready for disruption?  Is it ready to create disruption?  Is your community resilient?  Your organization?  Your political effort?

Are you leading from out in front, or reacting?  Want to make a shift?

As with individual coaching, these same services + the 25 Focus Areas are available for businesses, organizations, and communities:

Businesses, communities, and organizations, may be interested in arranging consulting or coaching packages, programs, workshops, speaking engagements, or a retainer.  Contact Us to set up a free call to explore options and rates, or call (202) 556-0317 or email  In-person exploratory meetings are possible in central Iowa.

Disruption can come in the form of opportunity, economic shifts, politics, new funding, natural disaster, an active shooter, technology changes, budget challenges, member or employee changes, a mission shift, new missions, a service outage, other business interruptions, civil unrest, and so on.  Sometimes risk is staring us in the face, and we miss it.  For example, like being a major credit monitoring company, and completely failing to mitigate risks that are key to your business's long term viability. 

You can mitigate your risk of becoming a news story and a danger to your own clients by doing exactly that:  mitigating risk.  You can lead change by building resililence, and by creating and amplifying disruption.  Wicked Problem Wayfinding, LLC can help you evaluate your organization's risk landscape, to prioritize and triage, to strategically mitigate risk, and to put basic repeatable processes in place to address disruption over time.

Way Forward

Thought leader Chris McGoff says this in a TEDx video:

"I want to meet you out here.  I want to be moved by your passion.  I want to be inspired by your moral courage; and I want to engage with you, fiercely, in the most senior conversations on the planet."

We find a way forward.  That's how we get it done.


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