AI Facilitator and Trainer Sally Beth Shore loves the way that Appreciative Inquiry to helps teams and groups reach new heights through deep focusing on desired futures instead of problems.  Prior to becoming a trainer, she served many roles, including scientist, teacher, and administrator and...
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About Sally Beth

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51 – 69

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Sally Beth’s background as an educator, executive, and minister informs her work as an AI Facilitator and Trainer.  Her approach to AI integrates both head and heart, so people depart from her programs and trainings both knowledgeable and inspired. Teams she has worked with report immediate positive results, having identified new possibilities as well as a plan for committed action to turn dreams into reality. 

Shore began her career as an environmental scientist and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Geology, Geography, and Environmental Science from the University of North Carolina.  She went on toe serve on the US Peace Corps.  Later, she worked as a geologist and as director of a non-profit, before becoming a full-time mother.  For several years, she ran a small business and then returned to school, earning a Masters of Divinity (Meadville Lombard Theological School, 2012.)

Initially introduced to Appreciative Inquiry in 2005, Sally Beth was able to learn about and see the power of AI Facilitation for small business and churches.  After her ordination and ministerial fellowshipping in 2013, she earned AI Facilitator Certification through the Center for AI and now works with teams of all sizes from non-profits, business, and religious institutions.  In 2017, she started her consulting business, WonderWorks, and she has facilitated and taught AI workshops globally; clients include North Carolina Easter Seals UCP, the International Positive Education Network, the Children’s Home Society of NC, the Society of International Business Fellows, the Middle Eastern Leadership Academy, as well as a minister’s groups and churches. In 2019, she presented 2 workshops at the World Appreciative Inquiry Conference in Nice, France, and served on the Planning Committee for the 3rd annual 2019 AI Jam in Burlington VT, held in October. 

She completed her AI Facilitator Trainer certification in 2019.  Currently she serves as the Interim Minister for the Unitarian Universalists of Brevard, NC.

Sally Beth loves the AI approach because it enables people to discover and amplify their individual gifts which, in combination with those of others often creates remarkable synergies.  She has seen the power and the magic of the strengths-based approach to collaboration and change, and she is eager to share it with you.  A firm believer in human potential, Shore shares her thoughts about the breadth and depth of human possibility at



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