Juanita, with her partner, David Isaacs, is the co-originator of The World Café, a pioneering approach to strategic dialogue being used in multi-sector and multi-stakeholder settings around the globe. Hundreds of thousands of people on six continents have experienced the World Café to address strategy development; client relations; internal and external stakeholder engagement; business innovation; new product development, and other critical issues. Her award-winning book, The World Café: Shaping our Futures through Conversations that Matter, co-authored with David and the World Café Community has been translated into 10 languages.
Ms. Brown has served as a Senior Affiliate with the MIT Sloan School’s Organizational Learning Center (now the Society for Organizational Learning) and was a member of the core research team of the MIT Learning Center’s Dialogue Project. She has served as a Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Future and as an Associate with the Norwegian Center for Leadership Development. Juanita has collaborated as program faculty at the John F. Kennedy University School of Management, the California Institute of Integral Studies, Columbia University, and the University of Monterrey, Mexico. She serves as a Fellow of the World Business Academy and has been honored among the World Who’s Who of Business and Professional Women.