Denise Easton

Plexus Board Chair & Catalyst

"Making complexity work!" Denise Easton is an entrepreneur, author and consultant who finds inspiration at the “complex and emerging intersections” of strategic change management, human and organizational systems, and business innovation. Denise is the co-founder and principal consultant with Complexity Space Consulting, where she helps clients build adaptive, innovative and sustainable organizations by understanding and applying complexity thinking in their unique systems. She co-authored the book Complexity Works! Influencing Pattern-Based Change in Teams & Organizations, which explores the Complexity Space Framework, an application/model for systems analysis, process innovation, organization design, development and change.

Amanda Lyons

Plexus Board Member & Catalyst

"Let's draw it out - literally!" Amanda is a visual guide, facilitator, artist and consultant creating experiences in which people begin to feel what it's like to see and feel complexity. Workshops and client engagements engage everyone from the individual to Fortune 500 companies. She founded VISUALS for CHANGE in 2010 to make complexity understandable with art and experiential methods. Beyond making drawing an accessible tool to better thinking, current projects have her exploring the meaning we make in life from talking about and honoring death, to what other animals such as horses can teach us about communication. Amanda loves collaborating - reach out!

Brook Rolter

Plexus Board Member & Catalyst

"What do you mean by that?" Brook is a management and organizational development consultant assisting organizations with strategic and operational changes through his company, Rolter Associates. At the crux of his consulting work is a simple focus on helping clients improve performance and make progress on their strategies. His approach involves clarifying direction and strategy, which are all too often a bit vague, into clear intended results with actionable specifics allowing people in the organization to recognize, implement, and measure success.

Marc Narkus-Kramer

Plexus Board Member & Catalyst

"Everyone calls me enthusiastic!" Marc worked for 30 years at the MITRE Corporation. Though his training was in engineering, the most challenging part of his work was working with many stakeholders and developing enough consensus to ensure that projects could be successfully deployed. Marc, without knowing the principles of complexity theory and management, instinctively began applying these to his work. He is now retired and is interested in learning more about what he instinctively used in his job.

Mike Taylor

Plexus Catalyst and Board Member

“Take care of yourself, we need you!” Mike Taylor RN, MHA, CDE is an independent theorist specializing in the application of complexity science to health and compassion. His Unified Theory of Meaning Emergence takes a major stride in connecting the mathematics of complexity with self-transcendence and compassion. He has spoken at international, national and regional conferences on complexity in health, business and nursing and is developing the platform of social compassion as a method of rapid social change.

Barb Siegel

Plexus Catalyst

"What's the systems thinking view?" Barb Siegel helps clients see and understand the big picture, the detail, and the system. As a visual practitioner Barb reveals the hidden for her clients so that they can figure out how to respond to complex problems in this volatile and uncertain world. The path from her past to the present includes getting things built as a registered architect in solo practice, running a speaker series on breakthroughs in learning, and being a visual artist.

Bruce Waltuck

Plexus Catalyst

"How can we achieve better outcomes together?" Bruce is an award-winning designer and facilitator of organizational change initiatives. Bruce brings a unique perspective and approach informed by his deep understanding of the complexity inherent in human systems. He has taught and presented to more than 25,000 people throughout the U.S., Canada, Brazil, and Southeast Asia, helping others achieve improved Adaptive Response Capacity.

June Holley

Plexus Catalyst

"How are these things connected?" June is a network weaver and has been weaving economic and community networks for more than 35 years. In 1981 she discovered complexity science and became intrigued with the process of transformation. How could communities change in ways that would make them good places for everyone? Her company, The Network Weaver Consultants Network is a loosely affiliated group of consultants who provide a wide range of network services for organizations, networks and communities to help clients use network and self-organizing strategies in the best way possible.

Meet our Board Members and Catalysts!

Denise Easton

Plexus Board Chair & Catalyst

"Making complexity work!" Denise Easton is an entrepreneur, author and consul

Amanda Lyons

Plexus Board Member & Catalyst

"Let's draw it out - literally!" Amanda is a visual guide, facilitator, artis

Brook Rolter

Plexus Board Member & Catalyst

"What do you mean by that?" Brook is a management and organizational developm

Marc Narkus-Kramer

Plexus Board Member & Catalyst

"Everyone calls me enthusiastic!" Marc worked for 30 years at the MITRE Corpo

Mike Taylor

Plexus Catalyst and Board Member

“Take care of yourself, we need you!” Mike Taylor RN, MHA, CDE is an inde

Barb Siegel

Plexus Catalyst

"What's the systems thinking view?" Barb Siegel helps clients see and underst

Bruce Waltuck

Plexus Catalyst

"How can we achieve better outcomes together?" Bruce is an award-winning desi

June Holley

Plexus Catalyst

"How are these things connected?" June is a network weaver and has been weav

Plexus Institute’s Network of consultants, advisers, trainers and partners extends around the world, helping organizations and individuals in every major sector and industry build their adaptive capacity through complexity.