Using Complexity to Advance Self-Organizational Leadership

Transforming Organizations for Agility-Applying Creativity for Human-centered Workplaces

Companies are living systems but we treat them like machines. Switching the lens results in better decision making, higher agility, and shedding of habits that just don't work in today's global environment.

Healthy Decision Making Cultures

Make better decisions when the environment supports trust, expanded thinking and diversity of perspective.

Speaking-Workshops- Customized

Massive change pressures decision makers and leaders to step up to a higher level in decision making and consciousness. Seeing the interrelationships is essential to effect responsiveness and agility.

Transformational Insights Sessions: Contextual Self-Awareness

Moving into new decision making and leadership territory calls for a more sophisticated level of skills to read and more accurately interpret the environment. Learn the meta-skills that allow you to more accurately access the situation and set up psychological safety for yourself and others.


For ten years Dawna has been interviewing global change agents to spark adapting our collective intelligence responsive to emerging realities. Insight to Action podcast and the Evolutionary Provocateur is on iTunes, YouTube.

Tackling the Wicked Problems Facing Humanity

From poverty to ecological overdraft humanity faces a number of complex issues. Personal leadership connects to improving the prosperity of a nation, a company, and communities. Ethical and responsible leadership is required. Reconnect personal decision making to collectively restore social, ecological and economic health so all can prosper.

My Pivotal Story

in·sight – The capacity to hold an accurate and deep intuitive understanding of a person or thing. An unexpected shift in the way we understand and perceive things

Insights provide emerging leaders with leverage to make the bold moves necessary to solve the wickedly complex issues collectively.

Seeing things from a different perspective changes everything: the impact of your decisions, your contribution to designing the world; your health and happiness. From self to organizational to global awareness, working with deep dynamics reveals insight so you can activate human potential and achieve the seemingly impossible.

In 2003, I was facilitating an organizational change initiative. Bold intentions were no match for the underlying beliefs that ran the company’s decisions. Momentum jumped forward and then rolled back to settle on incremental change. In that moment, I knew that unless decision makers broadened their view from linear to seeing relationships and deep dynamics companies would fail to adapt.  Fast forward to today, companies are failing fast, their employees under pressure to use old practices to solve new problems.

Nature is a master of using complexity to manage resilience. Using simple principles to expand leadership and business agility, resilience and great workplaces, people can bring their whole selves to work. Engaged employees inspired by a higher purpose bounce forward and use adversity to accomplish the impossible. That’s what I believe I am here to help you and your company achieve.

My speciality is in seeing things differently to offer decision makers the leverage and challenge to activate greater engagement of creative talent in themselves and in others.

“To contribute to workplace and community transformation by building a widespread sense of belonging and responsibility where power is distributed, empathy exists and where people can work collectively toward a shared inspiring vision.” (1999-current)

Dawna Jones + Global Collaborators

Advanced Decision Making Skills - Leading in Complex Change - Organizational Design
Dawna Jones

Dawna Jones

Founder & CEO

Transformational Insights - Leveraging Deep Dynamics - Expanding Human Potential: Personal to Global - Advanced Decisions - Responsible Leadership



Dr. Thomas Juli, Germany

Partner: People Innovation; Human Centred Workplaces

Conscious Decision Making - Leadership
Coaching Coaches

Coaching Coaches

Gail Donohue, Sports B.C.

“Dawna’s philosophy and her commitment to personal growth were significant in facilitating the coaches’ process of moving towards their full potential. She worked with them to support greater personal mastery, challenge assumptions, be open to other ways of dealing with themselves and others to improve their effectiveness in the context of a high performance system.”

Strategic Insights - Conscious Leadership

Strategic Insights - Conscious Leadership

Dealing with Diverse World-Views

You are the most brilliant coach I could have ever had as a guide. Never doubt the immense growth that you bring to people. You see through situations in a way that I haven’t seen in anyone else. You profoundly understand the behaviors, the connections, the context and the environment all together in a second.
Being able to read the system like that plus the emotions that I brought to the situations, separate them and objectively guide me has been just perfect. –S.Woloschin

Deep Dynamics - Leveraging Effort

Deep Dynamics - Leveraging Effort

Releasing Creative Talent - Better Decisions

“Dawna has a very high band width. Her understanding of humanity and what makes it tick allows her to easily intuit the invisible forces in relationships and organizations causing disruption and stress. Her approach is both powerful and unexpected, and leads to a greater understanding and acceptance of self and others. She makes the invisible visible. I highly recommend Dawna as someone committed to your personal and professional well being.” – Tom Voccola, CEO, CEO2



Employee Retention

Our goal was to improve team communication. By going beneath the surface to tackle the source of problems, not only was there an immediate ROI by way of improvement in the team’s relationship but the work gave us a real and tangible cash savings of 1600% in terms of staff retention over the initial investment. I expected good things but Dawna exceeded my expectations. For me this was both money and time well invested into the lives of my team.

Personal Group Coaching

Making Sense of the Collision Between Traditional Business Models and Millennial Sensibility

Personal or Group Coaching

“As a Performance Management Analyst one of my core responsibilities is to stay abreast of current industry trends, research, and best practices and how my company or client can utilize and translate them into their own working environments or business practices. I wanted to learn about tools and methods other people in similar roles were using to track or communicate how cultural and/or organizational changes helping to increase value and productivity. Dawna's way of articulating the collective content in fresh, poignant, and thought-provoking way helped me creatively and analytically develop a more comprehensive perspective to my own tools, methods and communication. She helps connect the Millennial mind and Baby Boomer drive, as businesses continue to define their facility and workplace environments.”

Expanding Awareness-Gaining Freedom

Expanding Awareness-Gaining Freedom

Executive Sounding Board

“The time I used to spend putting out the fires I unknowingly created I now spend doing the things I really want to do with my kids and for myself.” -T. H. CEO



Shaking Thinking

'Thank you for bringing such fundamental, relevant and inspiring perspectives to the discussions about leadership and decision making during the Agile People conference! I believe your contribution was the most controversial one, and hence the most important one in terms of shifting people's perception of reality!" - Thomas Kirkegaard, Inneox Arena

Latest News!

Speaking at Mob Programming in Boston, April, 2018

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Decision Making - Transforming Self-Org Awareness

dawna at frominsighttoaction dot com

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