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Tanya Cruz Teller is an advisor, convener and speaker who works with organisations and leaders to bring spaciousness, well-being and joy to work.

Her facilitation skills, customised processes and strategic design are devoted to enable innovation, inclusion and inspired action.

She brings over 20 years’ experience of Organisation Development, culture change,

diversity, equity and youth leadership development to her Appreciative Inquiry practice.

Tanya speaks internationally, facilitates playfully and writes collaboratively. From virtual dialogues to

curated gatherings, Tanya’s practice of spaciousness multiplies voices and opportunities to engage the whole.

The Spaciousness Theory of Change states that when leaders and their

teams experience a sense of spaciousness within, not outside of, the

complexity and conflict of these times, they can make decisions that inspire

inclusion, innovation, and action plans for results that are collectively owned. 

In reflecting on what central principles emerged from our practice, the

lotus surfaced as a working metaphor and became our model of an

appreciative leadership process that can create spaciousness.

Reference: Cruz Teller, T. (2020). Inspiring Inclusion Using the Appreciative Leadership Lotus Model. In B. M. Ferdman, J. Prime, R. Riggio (Eds.), Inclusive Leadership: Transforming Diverse Lives, Organizations, and Societies. New York: Routledge.