At Transformative Conversations Consulting we help people have important strategic conversations. Principal analyst, dialogue facilitator expert, and mediator Dr. Ada Gonzalez uses her exceptional interdisciplinary skills and experience to assist clients with often complex, highly structured engagement, planning, conflict resolution and related work. Dr. Ada leads individuals and organizations in developing respectful, honest and constructive approaches to address difficult issues that matter the most to them.
Dr. Gonzalez is the Founder & Principal of Transformative Conversations Consulting. She practices in the areas of leadership consulting, organization cultural transformation, and transformative conversations. Her clients, some top business executives, refer to her as a “conversation strategist.” She works with leaders at the top, small business owners and organizations to facilitate change, innovation and growth through dialogue. Clients discover ways to explore and discuss sometimes divergent or competing interests and ideas and to use their differences to increase innovation and collaboration by optimizing the power of leading through conversations.
Skillfully facilitated dialogue often results in clearer, more workable plans, strategies, and agreements, incorporating the interests of each stakeholder. At the same time participants increase their own capacity and skills for future collaboration, problem solving, and tough conversations by learning better dialogue skills.
Dr. Gonzalez has spent the past 30 years providing executive consultation, facilitation, executive retreats, and training intensives. She is also the author of the book: Transformative Conversations: The Heart of the Leadership Journey.
Born and raised in Cuba, she has lived in several countries and her multicultural experiences and fluency in both Spanish and English have contributed to shaping who she is, as well as how she communicates and interacts with the world.
Dr. Gonzalez believes open communication should be the centerpiece of leadership. A workplace where people are afraid to speak their minds lacks engagement and innovation. Through her scientifically proven and neuroscience based Transformative Conversations® program she shows executives how their most daunting leadership issues can be resolved by creating safe spaces where people are free to express themselves. Thus, leaders can optimize the power of diverse thinking minds and lead through conversations.
Dr. Gonzalez completed her undergraduate and graduate work at Andrews University in Michigan with an MA in Educational and Developmental Psychology. She earned her Ph.D. from the Union Institute and University in Ohio. Her degree is in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Organizational Behavior. Her main areas of study were leadership, dialogue, and change.
Dr. Gonzalez is member of the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches and the Organizational Development Network. She is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of DE and TX and a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
She know how to translate theory and research findings into day-to-day practice, supporting business strategy and results.
As an experienced and effective presenter she has designed and delivered courses, seminars, workshops, and coaching clinics in the United States, as well as in many Latin American and several European countries.
In her free time Dr. Ada enjoys traveling, playing the piano, photography, and having conversations with her husband Roger, her adult sons, and her friends.
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