How We Work

At Campden Hill International, we engage our clients in a spirit of curiosity.  Every client interaction is unique and, from the beginning, we stay open to the possibilities it presents.

Generally speaking, the Campden Hill Method consists of the following phases:

Getting Started

Based on preliminary conversations with those closest to the situation, we:

  • clarify a set of outcomes and objectives for our work together
  • put forward a number of approaches for moving ahead
  • suggest some guidelines for making choices

Discovery

During discovery, we sharpen our collective understanding of the current situation. To do this, we:

  • interview members of the executive team and other key stakeholders to gather pertinent data
  • get to know your team members in their roles and uncover their varying perspectives
  • communicate what we learn to all team members so everyone shares the same story

Envisioning What Is Possible

Once we have a handle on the story, we begin building toward a desired future.  These conversations share two essential features:

  • They are practical. They are grounded in the reality of your current situation.
  • They are generative. They consider possibilities that may not have occurred to anyone previously.

Designing That Future

Here, you create the architecture for realizing what has been envisioned.  Working collaboratively, the key players establish decision criteria and apply those criteria to the alternatives that have been generated. We seek broad-based agreement for moving ahead.

Delivering on the Promise

Now we are ready for implementation. During this phase, we:

  • clarify roles and responsibilities
  • develop a communication plan
  • begin executing strategies that bring you into alignment with what you envisioned

Sustainable change requires regular attention and an open, learning-oriented attitude. A small number of relevant measures makes it possible to adjust along the way.

 
 

 

Select Client List

Education

DC Public Schools

Friends School of Baltimore

The George Washington University

Georgetown Day School

Georgetown University

Maret School

New York University

Non-profit

American Institutes for Research

DC Scores

Meyer Foundation

Safe Shores

Urban Alliance

US Green Building Council

 

Healthcare

AcademyHealth

INOVA

National Naval Medical Center

International Development

Inter-American Development Bank

Inter-American Investment Corporation

International Finance Corporation

The World Bank

 

Financial Services

Blackrock

BNY/Mellon

J.P. Morgan

Legg Mason

SWIFT

Government

Group on Earth Observations (NOAA)

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS)

Judiciary, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Marine Corps Systems Command

NASA

National Economic Council, The White House

National Institute of Environmental Health Science


With the pace of life today, we often feel there isn’t time to do everything we need or want to do.  We feel a constant pressure to do more with less, to add one more activity to the schedule, and to perform at a higher level every day.  This mindset leaves little time for the vital activities of reflection and learning.

I founded Campden Hill International in the belief that it’s essential for us to find ways to slow down and reflect – if only for a moment.  When we make room for these times and spaces, we become capable of transforming ourselves and our work into something that is more integrated and connected.

True to my vision, Campden Hill International contributes to this type of transformation by helping teams develop the habit of reflective learning as a core capability for improving results or overcoming operational and strategic constraints.

Prior to creating Campden Hill International, I spent over 20 years on Wall Street and with international development organizations, where I energized teams in Continental and Eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia.  I have served as head of Merrill Lynch’s Organization Integration practice and director of J.P. Morgan’s European Leadership and Organization Development Group, based in London.  With this extensive international experience I have developed the ability to work in a variety of cultures and at all levels of an organization.

I hold a master’s degree in Organization Development from American University | NTL Institute and a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.  I am certified to use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the California Psychological Inventory, and Compass (a 360° feedback tool), and have experience with many other popular psychometric instruments. I am a member of the Organization Development Network and NTL Institute.