Ken Homer founded Collaborative Conversations after a decade of collaboration with the founders of the World Café. Concurrent with his work at the World Café, Ken earned a certification in Integral Coaching© through New Ventures West – where he created their Graduate Department and where he currently serves as Adjunct Faculty. In the mid-1990s, Ken was the Director of Research and Development at Sustainable Strategies, Inc., working on the creation of a year long adult education course to foster thriving communities. Ken works with clients to build their competence to design and convene conversations that include all relevant voices, address complex issues and make wiser decisions that enjoy widespread support. He clients include: NASA, Nike, Genentech, The National Park Service and the University of California at Santa Cruz. When he is not working, he enjoys hiking, reading, live music and chi kung. Ken is a long time member of, and serves on, the Stewards Circle for The Bay Area Society for Organizational Learning.