what we do
At Myco, we know relationships. Connection. Care. Curiosity. We apply behavioral science to help people collaborate better.
Whether you’re launching a new team committed to building strong foundations, leading a troubled team that needs to get unstuck, managing teams that are distributed around the globe, or building a rapidly expanding team while duct-taping together a cardboard car as it hurls down the freeway: we can help.
It’s time to stop wasting time, money, and energy on dead-end strategies. Effective collaboration doesn’t have to be a mystery. It’s not rocket science.
With our guidance, you can eliminate the feelings of frustration, disillusionment, resentment, and confusion. We provide research-backed foundations, assessments, and interventions to help:
Individuals deepen their collaborative know-how
Teams discover how to structure collaborative work
Organizations establish collaborative culture
Whether through our advising, keynotes, or workshops, we find nothing more rewarding than helping clients navigate complex relationships with ease and confidence.
It’s not rocket science; it’s relationship science.
Whether you’re on a new team committed to building strong foundations, on a troubled team that needs to get unstuck, or on a rapidly expanding team that’s trying to duct tape together a cardboard car as it hurls down the freeway: we can help.
"I now have a way to reframe my anxiety about moving forward that will help me overcome my slog. After just one session, I feel motivated and excited to get to work on my big undertaking. I certainly have not felt that way about this work in a very long time. Thank you so, so much!"
"Deb was instrumental to my successful transition into the role of Board Chair of IMPACCT Brooklyn."
“[Deb] takes everyone seriously and pushes for clarity where needed.
“I was feeling stuck. You have this ability to clear things up for me when we talk. You are really good at narrowing down the issue in a logical, thoughtful way, yet with empathy.”
"Deb is the person every senior leader wants to have on their team and in their corner. She delivers incredible results for the institutions she works with. Deb not only takes time to understand each groups' goals but really synthesizes the information in order to forge new pathways that move the needle and accomplish audacious objectives."
An award-winning teacher celebrated for her wit, presence, and clarity, Deb's unusual blend of humility and insight engages audiences, encourages openness, and motivates action. Learn More
“Her presence at the table was incredibly positive and warm and clearly saved us many heartaches and headaches, time, and money. I will not take on new collaborations without advice from Deb.”
“Deb’s deep familiarity with the…challenges of inter-institutional collaboration enabled her to quickly and accurately diagnose our needs, build rapport with stakeholders, and offer concrete solutions that supported our mission.”
Deb’s teaching talent shines bright in her workshops, all of which feature her innovative pedagogy and meticulous planning.
Participants admire her clear presentations and ability to facilitate productive and stimulating activities and discussions among people who see the world differently (sometimes very differently).
Reach out to inquire about Deb’s workshop offerings, all designed to help people build and sustain healthy and productive collaborative relationships at work. Whether you’re looking for theoretical frameworks, assessments, or concrete tools and tips to quickly level up your collaboration game: Deb can help.
“I honestly could not imagine working with a more skilled retreat facilitator. Throughout the process, I felt as if she was a member of our department for years; that is how well she understood our history and needs.”
“[Deb is] positive, clear, engaging, and the group projects/discussions were meaningful. [She] also have a deep sense of confidence and humility -- a paradox of character that is not always apparent in many academics. Thanks for your example to all of us."
“Deb would be my absolute first choice for any complex project involving collaboration or facilitation. One of the smartest and most thoughtful people out there!”
workshops topics include:
Collabor(h)ate to CollaborGREAT: Applying relationship science to move your team from where they are to where they want to be
How to build inter-company collaborations: Perspectives and practices
Facilitating collaboration within complex organizational systems
How to write a statement of shared purpose
How to create a theory of change
Interested in having Deb give a workshop to your organization or professional association?
Moving your team from collabor(h)ate to collaborGREAT: Concepts, assessments, interventions, and application
10 week live course (meets online; pajamas and puppies welcome)
15 instructional hours
Two 30-minute one-on-one workshopping sessions
Instructor feedback on your work
Certification available upon successful completion of course
Next course tentatively scheduled to begin June 6, 2022
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest
“Deb is the ultimate scholar practitioner who "walks the walk" of collaboration. Count on Deb to clarify and measure outcomes, provide actionable feedback and deliver results while strengthening individual and group capacity. She is exceptional - as a leader, collaborator and fellow human being.”