Nalani Linder

Nalani Linder


Nalani worked for 10 years for a statewide child welfare system reform initiative before starting her private consulting practice in 2005. As an organizational development consultant, she is known for her ability to listen deeply and capture the complexity of client concerns; for fostering environments of respect and trust within groups; and for helping clients find new connections and possibilities within complex challenges. s a systems thinking consultant, Nalani designs and facilitates systems learning events (workshops, conference, trainings) for clients and provides 1:1 coaching to those seeking to deepen their ability to apply systems thinking skills to work and life. She is currently working with a team to integrate systems thinking into K-12 classrooms in Washington State, and in 2010 co-authored the booklet, Sustainable Tomorrow: A Teachers’ Guidebook for Applying Systems Thinking to Environmental Education Curricula. Nalani holds an MA in Whole System Design from Antioch University in Seattle. She has a BA in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Washington – Tacoma. She lives in her hometown of Tacoma, WA with her husband Mark and their two school-age children.

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A New Path to Understanding Systems Thinking

Many readers will recognize this scenario: A group in your department is planning a highly complex project, but the conversations you’re hearing about it…

Weaving Systems Thinking into the K–12 Curriculum

Thanks to the recently revised science and environmental sustainability education standards in the Washington State K–12 system, teachers are now required to teach and…