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Suzanne Quinney lives and works in UK and occasionally elsewhere in Europe, lives in Scotland.
Suzanne loves being an appreciative practitioner, specialising in a strength based approach to change, engagement, quality improvement, and safety. She particularly enjoys helping people learn more about their thinking. She is an experienced facilitator and event organiser, practiced in the use of World Cafe and Open Space Technology. You can listen to a podcast with Robyn Stratton-Berkessel about some of her work here: www.appreciatingpeople.co.uk/appreciative-inquiry-podcast/
She designs/delivers seminars and master classes, and was part of an award winning training combination for the Health Services Journal with the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network.
She is an author – 9 AI related training materials and articles and book chapters. The most recent is Reflections - Realising the Power of AI: An Appreciative Journal and Practical Resource Book. She contributed a chapter on Appreciative Inquiry to a new book on working with the homeless in USA & UK PIEs – psychologically-informed environments. In March 2019 she was delighted to co-present a keynote on ‘Prospecting for the Positive’ in Nice at the recent WAIC19.
For over 20 years, Suzanne has worked with a wide range of organisations- the NHS, Housing Associations, British Red Cross, and in community and environmental development. She was a conference organiser and workshop leader for the internationally renowned educational centre the Findhorn Foundation. Her working life began in Africa and she has worked in the UK public sector for 25+ years – here is an example: www.appreciatingpeople.co.uk/appreciating-peoples-work-academic-health-science-networks-hospitals/ She is interested in the connections between AI and spirituality, and enjoys sci-fi, yoga and dogs!!