Igniting individuals and organizations to realize the best versions of themselves
The world is a messy, beautiful place.
Every day brings a new opportunity to see the problems that plague us, or the possibilities that propel us.
Although sometimes we have to shift our view, I invite you to choose possibility with me!
As the Robert P. Stiller Chair of Management & the Academic Director of the Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry at Champlain College, I am privileged to be a part of my students' learning journeys, as well as contribute to advancing the field of globally responsible management through my research and writing.
As a practitioner of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) who has been mentored by the thought-leaders of the field, I have led AI summits across the world, helped organize multiple World AI Conferences, designed and taught AI certification programs, and helped advance the AI Commons and AI Practitioner Journal.
As a pragmatic optimist, I pride myself on being a "possibilitizer"... That is, I love seeing and seeding opportunities for creating positive change in the world. From leading global Appreciative Inquiry summits to accelerating positive education, to seeding a new project with the United Nations, I am working to bring the future to life.
"Absolutely fantastic class. Professor Godwin has a way of encouraging a safe environment where we are encouraged to share personal experiences and collaborate together. The material is always really interesting and engaging."
"She has provided intellectual and moral support to me and to members of my academic department through the years. Perhaps her biggest impact has been her influence on the development of new faculty members and leaders; we have had the good fortune to collaborate with her on several projects and we truly appreciate her insight, her collegiality, and her gentle sense of humor."