Jerry and Kathy are the founding partners of Worldview Intelligence™. They are highly skilled consultants and facilitators and have worked in a wide variety of circumstances with clients in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Their work includes strategic direction, innovation, community and cross-cultural engagement, building team or organizational alignment to achieve outcomes and creating the means for people to be in much needed but often challenging conversations.
Jerry received his PhD from Tilburg University in the Netherlands in 2015. His research and dissertation on Worldviews forms a strong foundation for the Worldview Intelligence work. Kathy has her MBA from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.
When appropriate in addressing client needs, Kathy and Jerry bring together local partners familiar with the Worldview Intelligence Framework as part of the consulting team.
They are both practitioners and stewards of the Art of Hosting Conversations That Matter, partnering on consulting and training work since 2011. Kathy's company, Shape Shift Strategies Inc, is based in Bedford, NS. Her memoir, Embracing the Stranger in Me: A Journey to Openheartedness, has been hailed as a deeply authentic sharing of the journey that has shaped who she is today.
Jerry is President of the Meadowlark Institute, based in Minnesota, an organization committed to developing individual and collective capacity to be flexible during times of rapid change, to be comfortable with uncertainty, to hold multiple points of view simultaneously, and engage in meaningful conversations with those who hold different traditions, values and goals.
Kathy Jourdain, MBA – Nova Scotia Canada
Long recognized for her leadership ability, when first introduced to the idea of worldviews through her work with her partner Jerry Nagel, Kathy immediately recognized the potential for practical application in their consulting practice. They immediately began to incorporate Worldview Intelligence into their consulting contracts as well as offering public programs, keynotes and interviews.
Jerry Nagel, PhD – Minnesota USA
Jerry brings a unique background in economic development focused on rural areas combined with the ability to also work in and understand large urban centers. He works with a variety of organizations of all sizes in a variety of contexts. His BA and MA in Economics is complimented by his PhD in Social Studies from Tilburg University in the Netherlands.