Find a sociocracy consultant

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Working with a sociocracy consultant

We offer just the level of hand-holding you want.

By working with a coach, you can benefit from the experience and feedback of someone who has seen dozens of implementations and governance changes.

We never forget that you’re the expert on your organization and culture, and you remain in the driving seat at all times.

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What does a consultant or coach do for you?

The consultants identify the stage of implementation your organization is currently at and assess your organization’s needs. They also assess with you what kind of support might be useful to make your next steps effective and successful

Services that are typically part of an implementation:

  • assessing training needs
  • forming, coaching, and strategizing with the implementation circle/transformation team
  • observing and facilitating meetings
  • 1:1. or small-group conversations with stakeholders (the board, leadership, or people with concerns) and open Q&A sessions (e.g. for the whole membership or staff)
  • Holding and facilitating “kick-off” events – we help you set up the first circles and the General Circle. This can be, for example, a two-day event with deeper training, formal adoption, and “flipping the switch” into your new governance system.
  • Designing your circle structure and key roles, as well as documenting your governance system (see our samples and templates)
  • Aligning your documents and bylaws with sociocracy
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How to find a consultant that fits your needs

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Experience & Sector

Language & Geography

Chemistry & Culture

You need a consultant that has the experience you’re looking for and understands your sector. We are connected to consultants from a wide variety of sectors like business, nonprofits, co-op, intentional community, schools.

If in-person support is crucial for your needs, it’s essential to consider the geographical aspect. Additionally, language plays a significant role, and we are connected with consultants proficient in a wide array of languages to cater to your requirements

The magic ingredient is chemistry! Looking under the hood in an organization and having open conversations about power and performance requires trust. You want to work with someone you like and trust.

Picking a consultant

With SoFA, you have two options:

Work with a SoFA consultants

Find a consultant in the wider network

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✔ experienced, certified consultants and trainers

✔ established teams for bigger projects

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✔ more choices, languages, places

some consultants in the network might be able to work with lower rates

SoFA’s consultants

Ted Rau

Amherst, MA, USA
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English, German

Ted is an advocate, trainer and consultant for self-governance with sociocracy. After his PhD in linguistics, he encountered peer-oriented governance systems and became curious about ways of organizing grassroots groups effectively yet equitably. He is co-founder and Executive Director (leader of the General Circle) of Sociocracy For All. Ted identifies as a transgender man; he has 5 children between 10 and 20. He is a German citizen and moved to the US in 2010.

Ted is the author of Who Decides Who Decides (2021) and Collective Power (2023), and co-author of the sociocracy reference manual Many Voices One Song (2018). Read his articles on the SoFA page, on medium an in this LinkedIn Newsletter.

His experience is with business, nonprofits, academia, and multi-stakeholder organizations.

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Nora Plaza

Chiclana de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain
[email protected]  174857 - consultant - Sociocracy For All
Spanish, English

Consultant and trainer in Sociocracy. Full-time staff in Sociocracy For All in several of the International Circles and the Operational leader of Sociocracia Práctica.
Consultora y formadora en Sociocracia. Ella trabaja para Sociocracy For All en varios de los Círculos Internacionales. Nora es la Coordinadora de Sociocracia Práctica.

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Jerry Koch-Gonzalez

Based in Amherst MA, USA
Languages: English, Spanish

[email protected]  174857 - consultant - Sociocracy For All

Jerry has been committed to nonviolent social change all his adult life. He started his career with anti-oppression (especially classism), then became a certified trainer of Nonviolent Communication/NVC, facilitation, consensus. In the last 10 years, he has focused on his work in sociocracy. Jerry used to be part of The Sociocracy Consulting Group, and he is co-founder of Sociocracy For All where he now works full time. Jerry was born in Cuba and immigrated to the USA as a child. He has lived in community all of his life, since 1994 in Pioneer Valley Cohousing.

Jerry is the co-author of the sociocracy reference manual Many Voices One Song. See his content on this page.

Jerry Koch-Gonzalez

Working with SoFA’s consultants

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Services

Skills

Pricing

Full-service implementation, remote and in person

Training on all levels

Sectors: business, nonprofit workplaces

Languages:

English, Spanish, German

Tier 1: $120/hour

Tier 2: $200/hour



Get a coaching package

Find a consultant in SoFA’s network – SoFA Members List

  • Simon Copsey

    Simon Copsey

    Language: Español

    Simon’s focus is enabling organisations to communicate and operate across their natural boundaries and deliver more effective outcomes. By leveraging hands-on engineering and leadership experience, alongside MBA studies, he is able to empathise with, and work across, disciplines to understand both the detail and the wider picture.
    His developing experience in Systems Thinking and Sociocracy help him carefully question assumptions, grasp underlying patterns and better understand broader sets of views in order to help organisations reach stronger, sustainable solutions.

  • Andreas Jonsson

    Andreas Jonsson

    Language: Español

    Trainer and consultant in both Sociocracy and Permaculture. I train and facilitate groups of all sizes into more naturally aligned and functional patterns of collaboration. I have long term leadership, consultant and training experience in a wide variety of organizations. Schools, non-profit networks and associations, municipalities, private companies, eco-villages and co-ops, are all in my professional domain. Most days I spend working face-to-face in Northern Europe and the Nordic countries. I’m a founding member of two sociocratically run educational coops, Rotad.nu and The Nordic Permaculture Academy. Online, my work has a global touch. Since 2017, I’m a working member with Sociocracy for All.

  • Denis Cote

    Denis Cote

    Language: Español

    Since 2010, I have been part of a sociocratic organization, Cohabitat Québec, the first cohousing community in eastern Canada. We moved in in June 2013. At Cohabitat Québec, I learned compassionate communication and sociocracy. With my future neighbors, we coordinated the design and construction of this project alongside professionals (architects, contractors, engineers). My experience with sociocracy was so positive that I decided to start a consulting practice in collaborative coaching. I hope to spread sociocracy and other self-management practices more widely. I firmly believe that humans can reinvent the way they collaborate in order to build a better and more inclusive world. My background is in psychological science that I teach at the college level. I speak French and English.

  • Randall Johnson

    Randall Johnson

    Language: Español

    Randall is a Christian pastor interested in implementing sociocratic practices in religious organizations.  He finds sociocratic principles highly consistent with what Scripture teaches about the nature of the human psyche and God’s requirements for how people should treat one another and value one another.

  • Lucas Herbert Jones

    Lucas Herbert Jones

    Language: Español

    Lucas is a brazilian, computer geek, focus on creating a co-housing community where humane relationships flourish, using sociocracy and permaculture as guides. He has been implementing sociocracy in a to-be co-housing community and in a Waldorf kindergarten for a few years. He is also developing a birth-related activities center in Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.

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