VASISTA & STURGES

Facilitation Associates

 

WHAT WE DO

We support individuals, organizations and businesses to be your best selves.  As  effective facilitators and leaders with decades of wide-ranging experience, we skillfully move across a spectrum of methods and practices tailored to your needs.

HOW WE SUPPORT YOU 

  • Listen Deeply to Understand and Clarify Your Unique Needs and Goals

  • Design Results-Focused Agendas & Group Processes 

  • Design and Facilitate Meetings, Conferences, and Retreats

  • Create Restorative Experiences for You and Your Teams

  • Lead  Difficult Discussions and Mediate Conflict

  • Use and Teach Collaborative Tools for More Effective Decision Making

  • Leverage Diverse Points of View and Communication Styles

  • Create Environments Where  Everyone’s Contribution is Valued

  • Integrate Multiple Modalities When Called For (Including Body-Mind & Creative Arts Practices)

WHO WE ARE

VEENA VASISTA  is a facilitator, organizational leader and  licensed mediator with twenty five years experience of working globally with non-profit, public and private sector organizations and leaders.  She has repeatedly led and facilitated multi-sector commissions and task forces  to inform government decision-making. She has served on numerous non-profit boards, worked as a community mediator and is an accredited ethical decision-making facilitator with the  Institute for Global Ethics.  Veena is passionate about supporting people to create spaces where each person’s humanity can thrive and collective potential expands. She has specialist experience and skills  in distilling clarity out of complexity, navigating emotive terrains, working with conflict and building bridges. She integrates arts-based and somatic elements into her work. 

MOLLY STURGES  is a facilitator, program director, and cultural activator who has worked with individuals, organizations and diverse communities around the globe for over twenty-five years.  She has founded and directed non-profits, designed and implemented creative and community health projects, and  served as faculty for multiple institutions including University of New Mexico and The Academy for the Love of Learning. She has designed large-scale participatory events, retreats and conferences with universities, non-profit boards, the Dalai Lama, retreat centers and more.  She integrates contemplative practices and the creative arts into all of her work.  In addition to facilitation, Molly currently teaches mindfulness and leadership retreats with Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute and is a Creative Director and Community Engagement Specialist with the CREST Lab at The University of Colorado. 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

There is a lot of talk about transformation these days but little insight into how it actually happens. Vasista & Sturges Facilitation Associates helps individuals and groups engage in actual transformation.  Whether it is team building, inspiring individuals, or creating spaces where people joyfully learn and share, this team brings fresh, brilliant practices that literally change everything for the better. Makani Themba - Higher Ground Strategies

Veena Vasista helped the our team delve into group dynamics, power differentials and our inner resources by creating a safe environment and providing focused guidance in a supportive manner. If your organization needs rejuvenation and to be re-inspired, she will offer you the tools to explore with integrity, clarity and honesty, always with a commitment to increasing justice and fairness, and using your strengths to move you forward together.  Gaile Herling – Adelante

Working with Veena over the years I have found her to be a deeply sensitive, engaged and intelligent listener. She is exceptional in her ability to understand complex ideas and provide clear responses to challenging moments as well as suggesting creative means to find new insights. Veena is adapt at holding dialogues with audiences that have different communication styles and providing an atmosphere of openness and humor.  Chris Jonas – Littleglobe

Molly is an exceptionally creative, caring, perceptive, and energizing facilitator. She knows how to balance playful levity with deep focus and respect for the collective wisdom of the group. I’ve experienced sessions with Molly where, even within the first few minutes, there is a kind of relaxing and disarming that allows the group to fall into something deeper and connected with the possibilities between and amongst us all. Molly is gifted with the capacity to connect deeply with all kinds of people, bringing that rare quality of presence, vulnerability, and care that allows each individual to feel seen and heard, and that draws the group into the beating heart of what matters most.  Adam Horowitz - Founder US Dept of Arts and Culture

Molly brings a wealth of deep grace and precision to her guidance as a facilitator. Through her well-tuned practice as a cultural activator she creates a sense of spacious structure and beauty which allows participants an accessible invitation to explore new places within themselves, their organizations and the greater community. Molly listens deeply to each client and context and  adeptly uses tested facilitation techniques, creative modalities, openness and grace to evoke a shared common ground from which to learn and change. She is a sincere listener, with an empathy that permeates all who encounter her deep facilitation skills. Chrissie Orr, Founder of El Otro Lado and Seed Broadcast

Molly is a masterful facilitator and coach.  Her long standing work as a facilitator in a wide range of global and community settings  allows her to listen deeply to the rhythms and melodies of individuals and groups. She can hear and support the music that wants and needs  to come forward. In working with her, I experienced a calm sense of clarity about where and how I need to move.  Toby Herzlich- Founder of /Biomimicry for Social Innovation

CONTACT

Veena Vasista, 773-780-1812, veenavasista@gmail.com

Molly Sturges, 505-660-9473, mollysturges@gmail.com

 

 Veena Vasista

Veena Vasista

 Molly Sturges

Molly Sturges