Joseph McIntyre is a facilitator, process artist, systems thinker, and seeker focused on supporting groups to create a more just and sustainable future. He serves as the principal at 10 Circles Collaboration Consulting where he focuses on facilitation of complex system change efforts, leadership development, and coaching. Joseph formally began facilitating groups in 2001. From 2006 to 2018 he served as executive director of Ag Innovations (AI), where he became one of the food movement’s most trusted facilitators and collaboration experts. During his tenure at AI, Joseph helped launch a dozen food policy councils across California and Arizona, was the lead facilitator and process designer for Cal Ag Vision, the State’s strategic plan for agriculture, and created the California Roundtable on Water and the Environment which developed stakeholder driven innovative solutions to water issues in the State. A consistent theme of Joseph’s work has been the use of systems thinking to create more robust solutions. In 2013 he helped co-found the Academy for Systems Change, which is focused on advancing the field of awareness-based systems change and increasing the pace of global change towards sustainability. Joseph serves as adjunct faculty and coach for the Academy. Most recently Joseph has partnered with the Wallace Center to co-develop its “Unlocking Our Food System Change Capacity” systems leadership retreats, served as a trainer and thought-partner to the Mississippi Food Justice Collaborative, created the Groundwater Leadership Forum, and was adjunct faculty at Sonoma State University where he taught the art of facilitation. Joseph is based in northern California where he enjoys long walks, the azure of sunset, and seeing the best in others.
Experience as a coach (formal/informal)
Experience as a facilitator
Food and agriculture, Environmental sustainability, Healthcare, Land use, housing, city planning, Policy making, Environmental Justice
Areas of development and learning
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