Cecile Green is a visionary, entrepreneur, experiential philosopher, and farmer with a passion for assisting mission driven organizations achieve their visions. As an integral scholar practitioner and life long learner, she holds a B.S. in Community Supported Agricultural Systems and has over two decades of experience in entrepreneurial environments.
She has participated in nearly a dozen organizational launches and built from the ground up four successful businesses. As the innovator of a cutting edge, rapid culture change tool kit, CollabTM, which effectively converts all kinds of organizational challenges into fuel for the organization, she has been researching and experimenting with questions of power, systems of decision-making, and efficient operations for over 20 years in both academic and experiential arenas.
She provides training and facilitation in CollabTM to mission driven organizations from hospitals to colleges, and small business to nonprofits. Cecile is the author of the book “Collaboration that Works: A Ruthlessly Practical Handbook for a Generative World,” a training manual which summarizes her research and introduces these tools for practical application in organizations. Cecile is a compelling and engaging speaker and has presented at conferences small and large from the Integral Theory Conference 2013 to Senator Leahy’s Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference.
Cecile was raised in Istanbul Turkey for 10 years as a child where she learned French in an embassy school and spent hours exploring ancient ruins and the waters of the Aegean. In her spare time, she enjoys the wilds of Vermont, ecstatic dancing, and building beautiful homes and gardens.
Cecile proved to be the exact prescription necessary to aid us in our problems of inefficiency, lack of accountability, unclear roles and management structure. Her system has organic roots that speak to the basics of human organization, while simultaneously embracing technologies that allow us to prioritize and systematize in our daily lives. I found her techniques to be very straightforward and succinct, while allowing for necessary flexibility. Cecile was extremely apt at harnessing and directing the flow of conversation and focusing in on topics that were reflective of the current needs of our organization. She knows business in and out and is able to creatively manipulate a functional business formula to fit a set of dreams and ideas.
Cecile Green is one of the most integrous, authentic, intelligent, and caring human beings I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. She is the kind of person who inspires those around her to rise because she inspires you to be your best. She is a collaborative leader who genuinely encourages everyone on her team to voice their concerns, thoughts and ideas.
Our work with Cecile has been an amazing process of discovery and empowerment regarding our business. The material and practices of this collaborative way of operating together have opened us to a much greater world of organization and communication. Focusing on this work has generated success, clear boundaries and higher efficiency. Cecile has been a joy to work with. She is always sensitive and responsive to our needs, while motivating us to move forward in the learning and work with strength and skill.
Cecile is above all a truly mature, self-aware and compassionate human being who is driven by a deep vision and intention to elevate, enhance, and care for all others she comes in contact with. Regardless of the challenges she faces, or the diverse contexts she participates in, Cecile shows up consistently with this invaluable combination of heartfelt commitment, sharp intellect, leadership, and profound courage and determination.