Senior AssociateMeg O’Leary

Contact Meg
Office: 206 708 8283



  • Connecting the dots
  • Curating dialogue and inquiry that generates shared value
  • Facilitating community engagement
  • Nimble, adaptable project manager with a high tolerance for uncertainty and change
  • Winter in the backcountry, above tree line
  • Lively conversation and a good meal with friends
  • Ashtanga yoga (keeps it real!)


Meg catalyzes connection and takes great care in generating conditions for team flow, awareness and curiosity. She’s a great communicator, which means she’s an even better listener. Meg inspires the confidence, ease and trust necessary for authentic connection. Meg works with colleagues and partners to uncover new possibilities and delights in asking questions that challenge assumptions, tap into collective creativity, and generate shared value.

Meg manages the details so that teams can thrive, and offers skills gained across multiple disciplines: facilitation and public involvement, curating community conversations, natural resource and urban planning, live radio production, salmon habitat recovery, renewable energy policy, small business coaching, organizational leadership, investor deal flow, and major event production.

Meg was a Fulbright scholar in Berlin and was part of a documentary film crew that gathered stories from women factory workers in Indonesia. In 2015, she was founding producer and lead curator of TEDxOlympia. She is most proud of her work sharing yoga and mindfulness practices with women offenders at the Washington Corrections Center for Women and establishing a new yoga program at the Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women. Meg earned an M.B.A. from Bainbridge Graduate Institute and holds a B.A. in environmental design and architecture from University of Colorado – Boulder.

I believe we all need to pause and listen more. There’s genius in the white space.