Nalani worked for 10 years for a
statewide child welfare system reform initiative before starting her private consulting
practice in 2005.
As an organizational development consultant, she is known for her ability to listen deeply
and capture the complexity of client concerns; for fostering
environments of respect and trust within groups; and for helping
clients find new connections and possibilities within complex
As a systems thinking consultant, Nalani designs and facilitates systems learning events (workshops, conference, trainings) for clients and provides 1:1 coaching to those seeking to deepen their ability to apply systems thinking skills to work and life. She is currently working with a team to integrate systems thinking into K-12 classrooms in Washington State, and in 2010 co-authored the booklet, Sustainable Tomorrow: A Teachers' Guidebook for Applying Systems Thinking to Environmental Education Curricula.
Nalani holds an
MA in Whole System Design from Antioch University in Seattle.
She has a BA in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University
of Washington – Tacoma. She lives in her hometown of Tacoma, WA with her husband Mark and their two