Director of Mosaic Methods
Ryan is a positive change consultant and inclusion strategist that co-creates integrative approaches and methodologies as foundations for increased understanding, empathy and relationships connected to goal-setting. Ryan leverages holistic perspectives about individuals, teams and systems from his background in organizational psychology. He has a passion for discovering strengths in others and connecting that back into life and work. Along the path to his current position, Ryan has served in the areas of training and development for innovation and research and development for strength-based assessments.
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Executive Consultant and Founder
Robert Rosenfeld is driven by his passion and belief that innovation is the lifeblood of every organization. He is firmly convinced that the most critical success factor to nurturing and sustaining innovation lies in an organization’s ability to release the potential of its people. For over 40 years, Bob has dedicated himself to creating environments, which foster the creative, innovative spirit and has developed proprietary approaches and tools that unleash an organization’s potential to innovate. In 1988, he founded Idea Connection Systems Inc., a consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations make innovation happen through people. He has worked with numerous organizations and at conferences all over the world including Europe, South America, India, APAC and the United States.
In 2001, Bob served on Rochester, NY Mayor William A. Johnson’s Commission on Race and Ethnicity. The Commission was charged to reduce the racial polarization in the City of Rochester. Teamed with a diverse group of business and community leaders, Bob and his Idea Connection Systems team created and developed the “Biracial Partnerships for Community Progress” program, an innovative process for breaking down barriers between races. This later became known as Mosaic Partnerships.
This program has also been implemented in Greensboro, NC in 2004–2005, and in Milwaukee, WI in 2006 to present. The Mosaic Partnerships program enjoys an overwhelmingly positive response from these communities as it continues to work toward bringing about the genesis of a prejudice-free society. It has received wide attention attracting the interest of other municipalities and several colleges and universities. Mosaic Partnerships has also attracted interest in Chile, South Africa and India to help resolve long-standing conflicts between groups of people.
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Maggie Rosenfeld is a Consultant on the Mosaic Methods team who has been involved with the collective from its inception. Mosaic Partnerships started while Maggie was a high school student and even though she experienced the program from the sidelines at first (attending large community and cluster meetings) she immediately saw the impact and wanted to be involved in creating unity in our communities. She went on to get her Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling and later joined Idea Connection Systems co-founding the HumanGrid division which houses tools and assessments for creativity and innovation. In her "other life", Maggie serves as a Birth Doula in the greater New York City area.
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With over thirty years of teaching experience at the community college, undergraduate and graduate level, Dr. Meccouri is the recipient of two Endowed Chairs for Teaching Excellence and is highly respected for her creative approaches to leadership and positive change. Linda is a masterful Appreciative Inquiry facilitator using this powerful model of “discovering the positive core of organizations” and moving forward to “planning the preferred future”.
What she does best is cultivate the strengths of an organization, walking the visionary path with practical feet. Linda has a reputation for getting things done while maintaining integrity and promoting human dignity and offers consulting using a strengths-based, appreciative inquiry approach.
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Derek Nolan Anderson
Derek Nolan Anderson has been an operations and sales business generator in the media and television industry for over 30 years. Over the past two decades in Nashville, he worked at News2 (ABC) for 18 years as Sr. Account Executive, Business Development and National Sales Manager, and as a Marketing Consultant at NewsChannel 5 (CBS) for five years. In his television sales career, Derek Nolan has developed and billed over $80 million in business with attention to detail with multiple stakeholders to ensure successful social and business enterprise outcomes for clients.
Most of his creative energy has been in pursuing cause-marketing projects to help under-served populations. In working with the American Red Cross, Second Harvest Food Bank, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Metro Nashville Health Department, the New Life Fatherhood program, and Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Derek Nolan has made a positive social impact in the community.
In the spring of 2014, Derek Nolan formed Streets-Anderson Enterprises, LLC to foster social capital and business development in diverse communities.
Over the past fifteen years he has studied innovation and human dynamics, and has been trained and certified in the Innovation Strengths Preference Indicator (ISPI) tool, which is used to map out human traits that foster creativity and success. Having previously served as VP of Sales and Business Development for HumanGrid, Derek Nolan currently consults in Nashville, TN as an ISPI Certified Practitioner.
Derek Nolan has served on several non-profit boards, and is currently the treasurer of Odyssey of Humanity, whose mission is to support initiatives that systematically foster inclusion and bridge differences.
A background in classical violin performance at Michigan State University and the Eastman School of Music has been a continuing source of inspiration and creativity. Harmony in music, and harmony in diversity can be thought of as having a similar goal: many separate and unique elements working together, resulting in something much greater than its individual parts.
Derek Nolan and his wife, Karen, live in Nashville, TN and have two sons. They enjoy creative connections with gospel choir activities, building bridges in the community, family vacations, and the companionship of their 4-legged friend, Miller.
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Badí Meccouri is an artist, educator, creative director, music producer, songwriter, graphic designer and activist. His work deals with oneness and identity, be it through original music with his collective and production company The.Wav, or his work in communities around the world speaking and organizing youth groups. Heavily influenced by R&B, Hip-hop, Reggae and Afrobeats, Badí now creates his own unique brand of music for todays generation of diverse listeners. He has had work featured on HipHopDx, Blavity, OkayAfrica, A&R Report, and more. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and has released two full length albums. Born in Massachusetts, Badí has lived in New Mexico, Thailand, New York and is now based in Los Angeles.
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