Peggy Holman consults with organizations and communities, increasing their ability to achieve what is most important to them through growing their capacity for inviting the emergence of new ideas and relationships.
She is acknowledged as a leader in generative processes for whole system change. Her work encourages people to take responsibility for what they love, resulting in stronger organizations, communities and individuals. Open Space Technology, Appreciative Inquiry and Dialogue are integral to her work because she believes in their great promise to unleash the human spirit for individual and collective good.
She is a co-founder of the Open Space Institute (US). Her first book is The Change Handbook: Group Methods for Shaping the Future (Berrett-Koehler, 1999), co-edited with Tom Devane, Colombia, Haiti, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Nigeria, and Nepal to examine the threads of peace building that transcend specific cultures.