October BFR newsletter
What's New?

Group coaching, anyone?

We're excited to present the third iteration of this very successful program: CONSULTATION  with NON-PROFIT DIRECTORS on NOV. 7, in which we collectively coach a director on an organizational challenge.  Listen to what the directors had to say:

** This was brilliant. My wonderful team helped me tease out so many intersecting issues.

** I’m in awe of what the group has given me.  I couldn’t be happier.
Hope you can join us!
Abby Yanow, BFR President

Congratulations to our own Diana Hammer!

It's not every day a BFR member is written up in the Sunday Globe!  Photo of Diana HammerDiana's consulting work was highlighted in a Globe article about the Marlborough Charter school.  Well done, Diana!  Can we get your autograph?

Welcome to our new members!

Christine Johnson
Ananda Valenzuela
Kevin O'Quinn
Carolyn O'Brien

Meeting venue

Do you know of a company in Boston that would like to host BFR meetings, which would allow their staff to participate and connect to our awesome selves? :)  Let us know.

Save the date for these upcoming programs

Sign up now for Nov. 7: Consultation with Non-Profits. This is a repeat of a very popular program that we’ve done for the last 2 years.

Oct. 23: Webinar Cancelled.  Hopefully Penny will have time in 2015 to reschedule this.

Nov. 14: Lunchtime Webinar: Succession Planning, with Carol Bergeron.  12-1:30pm.  Open for registration!

Dec. 12: Butterfly Framework of Complex Human Systems, Vicky Schubert and Anne Starr

Future Thinking simulation, Oct. 3 BFR session

We had fun with this simulation  - it was really a kind of scenario planning.  We had to figure out how to sustain the livelihood and environment of a wheat-farming region in Australia, with consideration to changing environmental, political and societal factors.  We clearly saw how our original decisions affected the long-term outcome, which has implications for strategic planning in a world of uncertainty. 
Thanks very much to Deb Bercume and Karen Stacey for an excellent program.


Webinar: People Succession: the Value, the Process, the Challenges and More
Friday, Nov. 14, 12-1:30pm
Presenter: Carol Bergeron, president of Bergeron Associates
Building the next generation of leaders through people succession involves proactive risk management, builds a foundation for sustainable growth, and is personally very rewarding! 
Join Carol Bergeron, an expert and published author on people succession, for a lively interactive session for a discussion on:
  • What prompts organizations to do people succession
  • The value and benefits of people succession
  • 7 key steps to accelerate people succession
After the webinar, Carol will raffle off two complimentary copies of her new book People Succession: Lessons from Forward Thinking Executives in Middle-Market Companies.

Cost: $30.   SIGN UP!

BFR Member Benefit: Get found on the Member Directory!

We have a publicly accessible Member Directory so people can find out about you and your skillset.  This feature makes it possible for people to search the directory by areas of expertise. This means that members of the public can find you if they need a consultant with your skills, and other BFR members can find you to collaborate on projects or seek your expert advice.  Here's an example:  I searched on "Virtual".
Chris Roland
Bridging Distance, LLC
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Member Since: 2014

Assessment and development of virtual teams
Research on telecommuter best practices
Program facilitation: Virtual Leader; Virtual Work Essentials; Electronic Body Language

Members:  We sent you a reminder of your username and password last month so you can update your profile. 

Non-members:  If you’d like to be listed in the directory, join here.

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