Principal, Corporation for Positive Change and Rocky Mountain Center for Positive Change
Community, Education, Environment, Faith-Based, For-profit Business (Corporate), Fortune 500 companies, Government, Individual Applications, Manufacturing, Military, NGO, Non-profit Business, Retail, Small companies, Technology
Amanda Trosten-Bloom is a Principal with both the Rocky Mountain Center for Positive Change and Corporation for Positive Change, and a widely acclaimed consultant, master trainer, energizing speaker, and pioneer in the use of Appreciative Inquiry for high engagement, whole system change. Working across sectors in business, nonprofit and government organizations, she builds results oriented partnerships with organizational and community leaders and teams in support of strategic planning, culture change and organizational excellence. Her clients have included: Hewlett-Packard; the Unitarian Universalist Association; IHS; ACT; Hunter Douglas Window Fashions Division; National Security Administration; Goddard Space Flight Center; Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being; Denver Museum of Nature and Science; The Denver Foundation; and the Cities of Boulder, Denver and Longmont, CO; and Boulder County, CO.
Amanda is also co-author of the best-selling book The Power of Appreciative Inquiry: A Practical Guide to Positive Change (Berrett-Koehler: 2003 and 2010), considered to be the strongest practical guide to Appreciative Inquiry on the market. Additional publications include Appreciative Leadership: Focus on What Works to Drive Winning Performance and Build a Thriving Organization (McGraw-Hill, 2010); Appreciative Team Development: Positive Questions to Bring Out the Best in Your Team (iUniverse, 2005); the Encyclopedia of Positive Questions – Volume One: Questions to Bring Out the Best at Work (Crown Custom Publishing, 2003 and 2014); and more than a dozen articles and book chapters.
Education and Professional Experience:
BA, English, Bryn Mawr College; MSc (candidate), Relational Leading, Taos Institute / Middlesex University
Areas of Interest:
Business, Nonprofit and Government Organizations, NGO, Small Companies, Faith-based