“I have had the pleasure of working with Deb for nearly 20 years. She knows how to truly engage people in a way that brings out their skills and talents towards collective action. Deb has led countless groups of people working to achieve change in a respectful, thoughtful and productive manner.”
Diane Littlefield

Vice President of Programs and Partnerships (ret.), Sierra Health Foundation

“Deb Marois worked beautifully with our group to identify goals and helpful paths for organizational success. She is masterful in her delivery, timing, and recognition of difficult interpersonal dynamics needing attention. Deb uses astute intuition and finesse as she navigates optimal processes and outcomes. I highly recommend engaging her services for any organization needing an expert group facilitator.”
Gerri L. Smith, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair, Communication Studies, Sacramento State University

“Deb you have been a fantastic supporter of the CRC from the beginning and I am so appreciative of your passion, inspiration, creativity and joy that you bring to our work together!”
Jonathan London

Associate Professor, UC Davis Department of Human Ecology, Director, UC Davis Center for Regional Change

“Deb is a fabulous facilitator, skillfully engaging participants in group development and change processes. She has a rare awareness and sensitivity to nuanced communications and demonstrates a strong ability to guide people in drilling down deeper to help define and shape important issues.”
Rachael Beutler, LCSW

Prevention Coordinator, Department of Health and Human Services, Alcohol and Drug Services

“The ability to compile so much data, analyze it thoroughly and thoughtfully, and complete the report with just the right mix of detail and brevity really impressed me. The findings have provided critical themes for us to lean on in stating our ‘case’ to funders.”
Sarah Rubin

Former Director, Public Engagement Program, Institute for Local Government

“Deb was instrumental to the success of LGC’s strategic planning process. Deb brought a positive, asset-based approach and a suite of resources that she tailored to our unique needs. She creates a safe process where participants feel free to dream big and is able to ground the vision with a clear process for implementation”
Kate Meis

Executive Director, Local Government Commission

“Deb is very knowledgeable regarding change processes, frameworks and models, and she is skilled in numerous techniques for providing support and facilitation for collaborative groups and their group processes. Deb is expert in conducting and synthesizing research and has the ability, through skilled training and facilitation, to make research meaningful and useful to broad-based audiences.”
Cheryl Raney

Director Prevention & Student Services (ret.), Sacramento County Office of Education

“Deb Marois gently and skillfully shepherded my fledgling business into ripe maturity. She conscientiously listened to my hopes, my fears, my dreams and expertly guided me toward manifest reality. If you are truly ready for creative action in the most optimal way possible, it is time to work with this inspiring and masterful facilitator.”
Bella Dreizler

Owner, Body Joy