Kommon Denominator


Kommon Denominator

Our work is grounded in the following five principles:

1. Conscience — Our work must be life-affirming, ethical and culturally authentic.

2. Collaboration — We work with you, not for you.

3. Creativity — We are elicitive and inventive, not prescriptive.

4. Commitment — We intend to make a meaningful contribution and difference, not a reputation.

5. Community — We are committed to strengthening the communities in which we live and work through volunteer support of grassroots coalitions and social entrepreneurs.

Kommon Denominator is an award-winning woman owned firm dedicated to helping government, corporate, and community clients successfully navigate conflict and cultural challenges by transcending limited practices and identifying untapped opportunities. We approach this work in a collaborative way, increasing our clients' understanding and capacity for authentically and creatively fulfilling their most important needs, aspirations, and interests.

We see what we do with you as a cooperative journey of exploration. Our starting point is always deep listening to you, especially for latent issues, concerns and aspirations that are either not recognized or not normally part of your conversations. Once we have a good understanding of your situation, interests and desires, we can suggest a path to start down together. While we will do much of the work to support this journey and keep it moving along, it must be a joint venture. We will share experiences, perspectives, approaches and tools, and learn from each other. This will enable us to develop a common understanding that is most helpful for truly useful and innovative solutions. Our expectation is that the end result of this cooperative journey will be a collective wisdom that results in value-added, enduring outcomes for you. Throughout our time together, we will always proceed in a sensitive and appropriate manner that is consistent with the highest standards of competence, caring and integrity.

Practice Areas

If you give [people] an opportunity to rethink what they are doing, there is opportunity for transformation.
— Dr. Abdul-Hadi Jadallah, New York Times, March 2014
  • Conflict Prevention & Mitigation
  • Gender Equality & Women's Political Participation Processes 
  • Political Process Design 
  • Training & Education
  • Organizational & Leadership Development
  • Capacity Building
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Public Participation