Joseph McIntyre founded 10 Circles in 2018 as a vehicle to serve individuals, communities, and organizations in their quest to build a stronger, happier, and more resilient world.
For the past 12 years he has served as president and lead facilitator for Ag Innovations, a California-based non-profit organization that has played a major role in the evolution of food movement with its unique, process-based approach to collaboration.
He is also a co-founder and on the advisory board of the Academy for Systems Change, a nonprofit organization focused on advancing the field of awareness-based systemic change in order to accelerate ecological, social, and economic well-being.
Joseph has built a wide circle of trust and respect through the effective collaborations, conferences, and meetings he has led over the last decade including:
- The creation and development of the Food System Alliance network, which has brought together leaders interested in a more resilient and equitable food system in counties across the west. The San Diego Food System Alliance and the Maricopa County Food System Coalition (Phoenix, AZ) are two examples of this work that are now completely locally managed.
- Facilitation of the California Roundtables on Agriculture and the Environment and Water and Food Supply, which bridge partisan perspectives on issues agriculture and environmental impacts and water needs.
- The process design and facilitation of California Ag Vision 2030, the state’s strategic plan for agriculture.
- The Santa Clara County Climate and Agricultural Preservation Plan, an effort to shift land use planning and development patterns in a way that maximizes in-fill and preserves climate-friendly agriculture.
Joseph’s training as a facilitator includes degrees in both economics and organization development, 7 years of leadership of an organization that trained professional in listening and counseling skills, and a broad professional career that includes stops as a professor, a corporate middle manager, and non-profit organization leadership.
Joseph’s wide network of contacts in the field of systems change enables him to put together flexible teams with the specific expertise needed for many types of projects.