About the Mentors

As a Lead Catalyst and CEO at Collaborative by Design, Cheri partners with people to catalyze positive change in their workplaces and communities. Her primary area of expertise is communication. The two simple practices she introduces give leaders and teams the power to strengthen relationships, expand possibilities, and increase productivity and engagement through everyday conversation. These practices are grounded in neuroscience, positive psychology, and Appreciative Inquiry, one of the most widely used approaches for systems change. She has worked with thousands of leaders and teams around the world to support high performance, engagement, and organizational success.

Dr. Jacqueline (Jackie) Stavros


Dr. Jaqueline (Jackie) Stavros: jackie@conversationsworthhaving.today 

Dr. Jacqueline (Jackie) Stavros passion is working with others to create results for positive change. She is a professor for College of Business and IT at Lawrence Technological University.

Jackie is recognized for her creation of SOAR, a positive approach to strategic change (www.soar-strategy.com). She works with organizations in leadership development, team-building, and strategic planning. The foundation of her work is Appreciative Inquiry (AI), one of the most widely used approaches for positive change. She has worked in over 30 countries using Appreciative Inquiry and SOAR to affect the lives of thousands or people and hundreds of organizations improve capacity to thrive and increase performance. She offers keynotes, workshops, and courses on communication, leadership development, and leading strategic conversations grounding her material in the research on AI, neuro-science, and positive psychology.