10 Circles is a network of consultants and social entrepreneurs who form flexible teams according to the needs of each project. Members of the network include both individuals and firms with a wide variety of social change expertise.
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 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 Rountables 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.
We are pleased to introduce this special group of people who have come together with the sole purpose of being available to be part of great team to meet the specific needs of 10 Circles clients.
LaSette partners with 10 Circles in its delivery of systems thinking and systems leadership development to change leaders working in impacted communities across the United States.
Originally from the DC metropolitan area, LaSette Sewell graduated with honors from Salisbury University (SU) with a BA in Environmental Studies. While at SU, LaSette worked with students and the greater campus community to foster discussion and direct action concerning environmental and community well-being. This included being president of the Environmental Student Association, co-vice president of the Smart Growth Club, an active member both in the Garden Club and the Environmental Studies Student Advisory Committee.
After completing undergraduate studies, LaSette became an AmeriCorps VISTA where she began a year of service capacity-building at the Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative (ISFC), a non-profit organization in Sonoma County, California. After completing her year of volunteer service, LaSette became the Program Development Associate and later the Outreach Associate at the ISFC. LaSette works at the community level with faith groups supporting local farms and healthy food access. Contact LaSette.
Becca partners with 10 Circles in our collaboration work, particularly with organizations and ally groups who are working to become more responsive and effective in their work.
Becca comes to 10 Circles with two decades of professional experience spanning policy, public health and philanthropy. A process-based coach and facilitator who is known for her skill in fostering trust and clear communication, she has extensive experience managing coalitions and forging relationships among diverse stakeholders.
Based in Baltimore, MD, Becca works with individuals, communities and organizations across the globe. Recent favorite projects include: designing and facilitating a process for a place-based family foundation to create their first-ever national grantmaking program in food policy and developing and leading a process to determine a new organizational home for a non-profit when the founding director transitioned to a role with another organization. She has managed coalition work on market-based campaigns and led learning and policy initiatives with organizations such as Friends of the Earth, Healthy Food Action, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the Sustainable Agriculture and Food System Funders. Prior to consulting, she spent over five years at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future focused on improving federal food and agriculture policy by increasing communication and collaboration among public health and sustainable agriculture stakeholders. Becca holds a B.A. in Nutritional Anthropology from Hampshire College and an M.S. in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition from Tufts University’s Friedman School. Contact Becca.
David partners with 10 Circles in our collaboration work, particularly in the areas of strategic planning and the facilitation of collaboratives.
David is a deeply experienced facilitator who focuses on meeting facilitation, team building, and strategic retreats. He has shared his skills with clients as diverse as top executives to large sales teams to nonprofit boards and executive directors. The unifying theme in David’s work is the fun, interactive, and thought-provoking way he works with groups. David leads The Meeting Guy where he shares his extensive work with teams. He holds a Masters of Arts in Business degree, and David holds a Masters of Arts in Business degree and a Certificate in Organizational Development. Contact David.