Services: Consulting, Coaching, and Training

Scissors and glue are simple tools, but both can be used to solve complex problems. Scissors can cut away unnecessary and distracting things, while glue can fix a problem or bring things together.

Our mission is to shine a light in local government and education, using transformative, but practical pathways that solve problems, launch new initiatives, and bring continuous improvement.

We focus on practical ideas that lead to quick wins and ongoing constructive results.

Currently available topics


  • Design thinking or sprints
  • User experience
  • Makerspaces
  • Artificial intelligence


  • Project management
  • Agile
  • Strategic planning
  • Process mapping


  • Facilitation skills
  • Productive meetings
  • Difficult conversations
  • Change management

Customized for your organization

Our consulting, coaching, and training services offer a strategic path to expedite your organization's growth. We recognize that training isn't always the exclusive solution. After a one-hour free consultation video call, we will provide a versatile menu of options to address your unique needs. We can effectively work together in-person, online, or a mix of both!

Examples of previous work with organizations

Chicago Public Library, Illinois

Project Management workshop for teen interns, using starting a pizza food truck as an analogy.

Moosup Elementary School, Connecticut

Makerspace webinar series, with live workshop practice sessions with teachers

"This first year of Makerspace has been absolutely awesome and you have been instrumental in making this a success.  I cannot wait to see where this goes next.  Thank you so much for being part of this journey!"
-- Colleen, Principal

West Springfield Middle School, Massachusetts

Teaching in the Makerspace professional development day, sharing practical teaching methods for incorporating Makerspace activities into science curriculum.

Sherwood Public Library, Oregon

Using Agile to improve strategic planning.

"Crystal brought clarity and enthusiasm to our strategic planning process and project management. I appreciate Crystal’s smart analysis, efficient solutions, and creativity to think outside of the box for how things have always been done in libraries. We’ve been able to apply Agile principles to our community engagement, strategic planning, and reporting in new ways, with the outcome of being more nimble, responsive, and in control of our process. Crystal is a joy to work with and her positive outlook and calm approach helped me reduce the stress of trying a new approach to long-term planning."
-- Adrienne, Library Manager

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