Welcome to Humblebee.

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We're a network of organization development, positive psychology, and applied improv practitioners committed to bringing a playful approach to the work we take seriously: creating and sustaining a more just world.

 

We love what we do.

Whether it's the weekly staff meeting or the annual executive retreat, every meeting is an opportunity for energizing collaboration. We're trained to design and facilitate meetings that maximize engagement and deepen relationships across stakeholders.

We offer interactive workshops that support a positive, healthy culture in your workplace. Our partners work with you to ensure alignment between the core competencies in our workshop plans and your team's needs and wants. We bet you'll have some fun!

Complicated projects require strong planning, strategic engagement of the right stakeholders, and consistent communication and attention to detail. We get the big picture and identify its little pieces. We're happy to help with your next major initiative.

Here's a little about us.

Our Beliefs

A handful of key beliefs inform the way we work:

  • Words create worlds. What we say matters. When we speak with curiosity and compassion — rather than negativity or cynicism — we create opportunities for connection.
  • Engagement is a worthy aim. Buy-in is not. Involving stakeholders at all levels in the direction-setting process will produce better results than giving them a direction to follow.
  • Shared, well understood expectations are critical to high-functioning teams. They take time and energy to develop, though they will save loads of both down the line.
  • It’s important to zoom out before narrowing in. Identifying the big picture and spelling out options help us make higher-quality decisions on a specific path forward.
  • Context matters. No two people have exactly the same experience. No two projects will go exactly the same way. The full story is always bigger than we can see alone.
  • Laughter is medicine. When we laugh together, we discover what we have in common — both values and vulnerabilities — and feel connected and lighter.

How We Work

At this stage of our business, our founding partner handles the initial contact with prospective clients, then brings in the collaborator(s) with appropriate expertise to help.

We call these collaborators “partners” because we value relationship and mutual learning. Currently, all of our partners are compensated as independent contractors. Our vision is to become a worker-owned cooperative of practitioners.

With that said, we're growing! If you’re interested in being a part of our growth — and our vision — we’d love to be in touch.

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Meet Emily, our founding partner.

Emily

Emily Wyner has been building, improving, and connecting mission-driven people and organizations for as long as she can remember. She spent her early professional years in women’s and public health. As the first-ever Business Integration Manager at Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), she led change initiatives across 200+ community-facing programs and 2,000+ employees with the aim of more effectively wrapping services around each unique client. Emily also served on PHMC’s workplace wellness committee, through which she developed and taught workshops on mindfulness and wellbeing.

She holds a master's in organization development and leadership from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a bachelor's in anthropology from Tufts University, and a certificate in positive psychology from The Flourishing Center. Emily serves on the Board of Directors of the South Philly Food Co-op, a start-up community-owned grocery store in the neighborhood she is proud to call home. An improv school graduate, she believes that play can be transformative.

(This is where our clients make us blush.)

Emily infused both workshops with high energy, clear expertise, and a warm way of engaging her trainees to participate. By the end of each session, folks felt informed and inspired.
— Elaine Petrossian | VP of Human Resources and Operations at AccessMatters
Humblebee was expert, dazzling, and absolutely connected the dots.
— Jarrett Anderson | Middle School Language Teacher and Diversity Coordinator at Germantown Academy
Emily’s improv workshop helped our team to step out of their comfort zone and take risks in how they interacted and partnered with each other. As a result, the team was able to develop a stronger sense of collaboration and break down some barriers. Her interactive and dynamic facilitation helped the group to take risks and explore new experiences.
— Bridget O'Brien, PhD | Adjunct Professor, Master’s of Organization Development and Leadership Program at St. Joseph’s University
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Let's chat!

Want to bring us in to your workplace for a workshop? Have a project you'd like our consultation on? Curious about joining Humblebee as a partner? Book a free 20-minute consultation with us through the link below. You'll be asked to make an appointment through the scheduling tool Acuity — we'll call you at the time you book!

 

Prefer to write? Have a general inquiry? Drop us a line below, and we'll get back to you within 48 hours.

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