“I think no human being can give more than this:
Making life possible for the Other, if only for a moment.”
- Martin Buber












"We are between stories. The old story, the account of how the world came to be and how we fit into it, is no longer effective. Yet we have not learned the new story.”

Thomas Berry, Theologian





"Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into
the conversation. The kettle is singing
even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots
have left their arrogant aloofness and
seen the good in you at last. All the birds
and creatures of the world are unutterably
themselves. Everything is waiting for you."
David Whyte






Demeter Matrix is an alliance of senior practitioners who provide coaching, consulting, education and facilitation to guide leaders and organizations in their efforts to create sustainable excellence. One distinguishing aspect of the partners' work is their ability to address the systemic relationships which exist between the individuals and organizations, thereby creating conditions where both can thrive.

Core Team
Strategic Alliance Partners

Core Team

Sarita Chawla
Sarita is a Founding partner of Demeter Matrix Alliance. She has comprehensive experience in Integral Coaching, leadership development, facilitation, dialogue and diversity. Having spent over twenty years in the corporate world, including positions of leadership, she has, for the last fifteen years focused on her own areas of passion about Integral Coaching, Women’s Circles, Capacity building and Dialogue. Clients include ATT, Amoco, CSAA, Fetzer Institute, Hindustan Motors, Honeywell, Levi Strauss, Morris Electronics, The Gap, Motorola, Pacific Bell, Planned Parenthood, PBS’ Television Race Initiative, Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights, Equal Rights Advocates, and Shell Oil.
Sarita has been credentialed as a Master Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation and serves as one of their examiners. She is one of the senior faculty for leading year long Professional Coaching Courses and Master Classes for New Ventures West, a premier and well established Coaching Organization. Sarita leads Women’s Circles of Development in San Francisco, Boston and Hawaii, bringing together women from all fronts of life in a nine month individual and collective development program.

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Andrea Dyer.
Andrea Dyer is a founding partner of Demeter Matrix. Andrea believes business results are influenced by many factors, including leadership capability, team learning capacity, enabling strategies, operational effectiveness, healthy partner alliances, fulfilled and respected employees, and coherent organizational culture. She coaches and consults with individuals, teams, and divisions on these various organizational aspects.
Clients have recognized personal results, innovations in business practices, and leadership and organizational effectiveness through demonstrated success in the following areas:
• Integrating a framework for capability development (personal & professional) that enables the client to obtain desired results.
• Developing their capacity to think about, communicate and address complex issues collectively, systemically and creatively.
• Engaging the organization in leading change and transforming the business.
• Creating energy, commitment, and alignment around a shared set of core aspirations.
• Fostering an environment that values diverse points of view, builds trusting relationships and encourages risk taking.

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Craig Fleck
Craig Fleck is a founding partner with Demeter Matrix Alliance. He has extensive experience in designing leadership development programs and change effectiveness. His gift is in blending the educational instruction with experiential exercises.
Craig brings with him 15 years of experience as an organizational consultant, building capacity and enabling organizational learning across a broad base of clients. He has created leadership and teambuilding programs with senior healthcare managers at Harvard Community Health, Mt. Auburn Hospital and Dept. of Mental Health. He has done strategy consulting, led retreats and community development programs with educators and administrators for Trinity School in New Orleans, the NEA’s National Conference and the National Association of Independent Schools. He has delivered courses on facilitation and collaborative management practices in business for General Motors, General Electric, Dupont, Dow Chemical, Chevron, United, Boeing, Digital, Bull Information Systems, AT&T, and Sprint. Craig has also designed and delivered process consulting courses for other consultants at Wilson Learning and Arthur Anderson.

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Stephanie Ryan
Stephanie Ryan has over twenty years experience consulting with the disciplines of organizational learning. She develops the capacity of her clients to address complex, chronic business issues where multiple points of view prevail. Her work spans the for-profit and not- for-profit domains, cultivating an ability to collectively inquire into the nature of systems and stories we want to evolve.

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professional bio.

Dan St. Peter
Dan was the founding partner of Arthur Andersen's Northern California Business Consulting Practice. The practice was started in 1987 with a few people, and grew to over 150 people with revenues exceeding $60 million, by the time Dan retired in 1999. During his twenty- seven year career, his focus with clients included consulting on business strategy, business process re-engineering, change enablement, organizational analysis, activity based costing, process improvement and mergers and acquisitions.
Dan continues to work with the senior management of a few select companies, helping them craft an effective business strategy. He is particularly interested in working with companies in transition or at a crucial point in their development. He has also developed an executive coaching component of his practice, where he works one-on-one with executives and people in transition to help them build the capacity to become more effective in their work and in their lives.


Strategic Alliance Partners

Elizabeth Balschi
of Valuing Change, Inc.
Beth Balschi can best be described as a Change Leader with extensive experience in increasing organizational effectiveness by improving: business strategy execution, human resource processes, and cultural change. She is committed to the development of collaborative organizations and uses her skills and expertise to help companies and leaders increase their effectiveness, enhance communication, develop alignment, and ensure commitment to results.

She is the founder of Valuing Change, Inc., which provides consulting in the areas of change management, implementing organizational and strategic initiatives, executive coaching and process/performance improvement. Beth is recognized as one of the top experts in Change Acceleration Process-CAP (a change management methodology and tool kit), Work-OutTM (a team-based approach to solving business issues), Process Improvement and Executive Onboarding. She is highly skilled and
experienced in complex meeting design and facilitation, team formation & effectiveness (colocated and virtual teams), and Executive Coaching.

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We will have more information in the near future on other Strategic Alliance Partners, listed below:

World Café
Glenna Gerard
Action Learning Partners
Integral Ventures
Elizabeth Doty


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