Awakening the Spirit of Creative Collaboration

Who We Are

Our Team


Rosa Zubizarreta

As founder of DiaPraxis, Rosa Zubizarreta is called to support people in working productively with conflicting perspectives. She especially enjoys helping others learn this work, and her mission is to help develop organizational, community, and societal capacity in this area.

With a background in Organization Development, Rosa has experience with traditional approaches such as Action Research as well as dialogical approaches including Future Search, Open Space, and World Café. Her book From Conflict to Creative Collaboration: A Manual for Dynamic Facilitation is based on her deep content expertise in this practice, which she began learning in 2000.

Previous to her consulting and facilitation work, Rosa's earlier career includes clinical social work and education reform. In the personal development realm, she is a certified Focusing professional, has completed Level One of the Internal Family Systems model, and has trained intensively in Heart IQ. A life-long activist, her personal blog The Listening Arts explores the intersection of group facilitation and social change. Rosa is presently back in school, earning a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems at Fielding Graduate University.

Bruce_for_websiteBruce Nayowith

Bruce Nayowith, M.D. is well-versed in human, group, and organizational transformation. As Chair of the Utilization Management Steering Group for a regional HMO, he led a comprehensive Quality Improvement effort that generated a turnaround from a $1.8 million loss to a $4.4 million dollar gain within 2 years.

In addition to Deming's work, Bruce is conversant with emergent group processes including Scott Peck's Community Building Workshops, Dynamic Facilitation and Open Dialogue. 

A long-time Focusing practitioner and student of developmental and depth psychologies, Bruce practices Emergency Medicine in western Massachusetts.

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