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What We Do


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What We Do


Our clients call us when:

  • Numerous parties with different goals, decision-making processes, and resource constraints need to work together
  • Collaboration, coordination, or compromise is required; no one party has the power to simply mandate its preferred outcome
  • Decisions involving complex, technical data must be made in a way that satisfies numerous parties
  • Topics of discussion or negotiation have the potential to generate disagreement or discord
  • Unproductive conflict presents an obstacle to achieving goals
  • Communication and coordination among parties is ineffective or strained
  • Complex, technical data, analyses, and recommendations must be presented in an understandable fashion to non-technical audiences
  • Previously agreed upon actions or decisions are not adhered to or implemented

 

To address these needs, we offer the following services:

  • Conflict resolution consultation, facilitation, and mediation to avoid litigation and enable collaboration
  • Environmental restoration partnering to remediate contaminated sites and comply with applicable laws and regulations
  • Construction partnering to avoid litigation, cost overruns, and schedule delays on long-term, complex construction projects
  • Facilitation of Owner Project Requirement sessions to detail a project’s needs and functional requirements, identify goals and performance criteria as well as other supporting data or information
  • Public engagement campaigns to involve the public and other stakeholders in complex or contentious public policy issues or transportation projects
  • Strategic communications consulting to help clients develop plans and communicate key information to their stakeholders

 

Our support generates the following outcomes:

  • Avoidance of litigation, cost overruns, and schedule delays
  • Clear communication and consensus 
  • Strengthened relationships
  • Compliance with laws and regulations
  • Clarification of key decisions
  • Identification and assignment of actions and responsibility

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The Team


The Team


Laura Christ, Chief Executive Officer

Laura is a skilled management analyst providing facilitation, conflict resolution, and organization and strategy consulting to a variety of organizational clients. She specializes in team management and facilitation and the analysis of team processes and function. Her facilitation, project management, and program management skills have led to the successful resolution of contentious issues and the improvement of team dynamics, efficiency and effectiveness. She has provided consulting services related to organizational redesign, change management projects, and business improvement plans. She works collaboratively with all clients to define key objectives, identify success factors, comprehend constraints, and manage complex strategic plans and process transformation. She is a process improvement specialist, Lean Six Sigma certified Master Black Belt and holds an MBA with a concentration in Organizational Communications.

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Leigh-Ann Fabianke, President

Leigh-Ann is a communications specialist who views stakeholder engagement as a complex understanding of relationships and communication processes.  She develops strategy to enhance conversations between the public and decision-makers and serves as a participatory planner, workshop and process designer, and facilitator.  Bridging online and face-to-face communication methods, Leigh-Ann involves those who are interested, and generates interest in those not yet involved in the public involvement process.  She facilitates open channels of communication with all stakeholders while also creating outreach materials, developing project websites, managing social media and traditional media interactions, and planning and executing public meeting support.  As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), she understands the importance of maintaining constant and consistent communications throughout the project process.  Leigh-Ann is certified by the International Association for Public Participation and holds a master's degree in public administration.

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Tim Sueltenfuss, Vice President

Tim has over 20 years of experience as a meeting facilitator, conflict resolution specialist, and public involvement consultant.  He leverages his background in conflict resolution to achieve consensus among numerous stakeholders concerning complex, high-profile public policy issues in Texas and throughout the country.  Mr. Sueltenfuss facilitates numerous environmental restoration and construction partnering teams and a variety of public and interagency meetings and conferences.  Most recently, he has led public engagement efforts for a contentious and highly emotional revision of rules concerning ornamentation of burial spaces at City of Austin municipal cemeteries.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and Certifications in Facilitation, Business Strategy and Organizational Change and Development. 

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Certifications


Certifications


We are proud to be a woman owned, small business supporting clients nationwide.

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Contact Us


Contact Us


If you have questions or would like to inquire further about the services we offer, please reach us at info@galendriscol.com or utilize the form below.  We will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

 

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