I would like to commend… the invigorating retreat this weekend. I am raring to go forward. 

Assistant Commissioner of Health, in a large Maryland city

What We Do

From crisis to collaboration, bodega to boardroom, DME supports people focused work across the globe. We help you answer questions and tackle intractable problems. DME amplifies your listening, so you can quickly and wisely adapt. Our firm helps you pivot and mobilize, so you and your partners leverage the collective wisdom needed in changing times. We help you keep healthy, inclusive communities at the forefront, even in uncharted waters.  We aspire to help you empower people from all walks of life across our planet to learn, grow, work, connect, create, contribute, and thrive.

Impact Areas

We bring seasoned expertise in a range of impact areas, including:

  • Education and Learning
  • Connecting People
  • Improving Virtual & Remote Work
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Economic Development
  • Leadership
  • Change Management
  • Wellness and Public Health
  • Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion
  • Evaluation and Metrics
  • Sustainability
  • Arts, Culture, Historical Sites, and Recreation
  • Youth Leadership
  • Socially Responsible Business
  • Policy


CCTV/ Channel 17 in Burlington, VT covers DME’s inclusion work here:

Systems Thinking

Dawn Ellis served as a researcher, policy advisor, and key informant for our Governor’s Task Force….(and) was instrumental to shaping our thinking. We highly recommend working with Ms. Ellis if you want to thoroughly and creatively explore and frame statewide policy, and/or examine new ways of thinking about teaching, learning, education reform, and state or district planning.

Education Director, leaders on a governor’s task force, Rhode Island