In the 1990’s I was Chairman of the Board at Sinova
Management Consultants, a leading consulting company in
Dr. Bushe was an outstanding workshop leader in many
ways. He was brilliant in integrating the theoretical cornerstones of
Appreciative Inquiry with hands-on training of practical skills. He had
a way of coaching each participant with a splendid blend of challenge
and kind support. Dr. Bushe handled the cultural differences between
himself and the participants, as well as within the participant groups.
The differences became a learning opportunity instead of an obstacle. He
has a personal easy-going charm combined with premium intellectual
I am proud to have the opportunity to recommend Dr.
Bushe as an Appreciative Inquiry facilitator to consultants, companies
and universities all around the world.
Dr. Åke Philips
Philips Partners A.B.
The work Gervase Bushe has done with the Vancouver Shool District has had widespread impact on the system. As a consultant, he has guided the design and implementation of Appreciative Inquiry throughout the District over the past three years. There is no doubt that the effectiveness of the Learning Inquiry is a result of Gervase's outstanding expertise in leadership and organizational development, as well as his integrity and highly ethical practice. (to read the whole letter click here)
Leanne Buteau, Mary Filleul & Lynn Green
Learning Services, Vancouver School Board, December 2007
I engaged Dr. Gervase Bushe
as facilitator for a 2-day Appreciative Inquiry training for experienced
OD specialists of Credit Suisse, Switzerland. He showed great
facilitation skills and managed very well and in highly flexible ways to
adapt to the European business culture.
3-5 months after the training participants still felt a
sustainable impact on their own consulting and to this day all
participants actively use the AI approach.
I highly recommend Mr. Bushe for
1) his proven expertise in the field of AI, 2) his sensitive and
appropriate facilitating style and 3) his personal modesty.
Rohmert Management Facilitation
wanted to bring members from every department in the provincial
government together to learn about Appreciative Inquiry and engaged Dr.
Bushe to lead the course. The workshop was informative and helped to
encourage exchange of views and to document relevant experiences.
We routinely do evaluation of workshops and Gervase received very
positive reviews from all participants: they appreciated his clarity,
his pragmatic approach and thought his handouts were useful – both at
the workshop and for future application.
recommend Professor Bushe as a speaker:
he is well informed, speaks with passion and humour and is able
to relate to a broad audience of varying backgrounds
Secretary to the Premier of British Columbia
Victoria, BC, Canada
After taking this course my understanding of many aspects of life in general has changed. I have recommend this course to everyone I come across in the John Molson MBA program...I would go as far as making it a core course. There is no other course that is more relevant to an MBA grad than the Appreciative Inquiry course.
IT Specialist Enterprise &Technology Solutions
TD Bank Financial Group