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We are building a movement for living collective wisdom

in support of sustained healing and profound results.

We invite you to join us …


We are so glad you are here. 


So much of the world's current reality is unprecedented, and the scale of our collective challenges overwhelming. We need to find new ways, and remember ancient ones, of being and acting together. 


Over the past several decades, John Ott and Rose Pinard, co-founders of the Center for Collective Wisdom (C4CW), have helped communities and systems learn how to more reliably access collective wisdom in support of their highest aspirations. 

We are working now to build a movement for living collective wisdom in support of sustained healing and profound results. If you find inspiration as you explore these pages, we invite you to join us …

Profound Results

C4CW supports individuals and teams, and  organizations, systems, and communities, dedicated to achieving and sustaining profound results. We use the phrase profound results to evoke the scale of aspiration and depth of longing that animate our work and the work of our partners.


Some of the results our partners are holding themselves accountable for include: ensuring all children enter kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed; ending chronic homelessness;  ensuring every student graduates high school with a path, a plan, and a purpose; and promoting healing, resiliency, and wellbeing for all community members.


We orient to this work as allies, listening deeply with our partners for what is wanting to unfold, helping them build upon and leverage what already is unfolding, and acting to amplify and strengthen their success.


Our work is not about quick fixes or shallow interventions.  We help our partners work at the speed, breadth, and depth needed to achieve and sustain both their positive impact in the world, and their experience of joy, generosity, and wellbeing.

Living Collective Wisdom™¶

The results we long for, and that animate the work of our partners, require large-scale change, and ongoing processes of consciously evolving our systems and communities, the larger culture, and ourselves.


Our co-founders John Ott, JD,  and Rose Pinard, PhD, have developed a comprehensive trauma and resiliency-informed framework—called Living Collective Wisdom™—to help us and our partners embody new ways of learning, leading, and evolving together in support of profound results.

Our Offerings

C4CW currently offers immersions, 1:1 ally sessions, academies, and invitations to help our partners embody Living Collective Wisdom® in their work in the world. If you are interested in learning more about our offerings, please contact us.

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Immersions are intensive, highly interactive online and in-person experiences for individuals and teams to begin to learn and apply Living Collective Wisdom to their work in the world. You can learn more about these offerings here

1:1 Ally Sessions

During or following an immersion, participants can sign up for a series of 1:1 ally sessions to deepen their capacity to embody and apply the concepts, commitments, and practices of Living Collective Wisdom™ to their change work.


These 1:1 sessions are led by C4CW allies who have deep experience with applying the framework in their own lives, and in helping community and systems leaders live collective wisdom in support of profound results. You can learn more about these offerings here.


Academies are custom-designed, typically multi-year processes that enable communities and systems to integrate Living Collective Wisdom™ throughout their large-scale change efforts. These trauma and resiliency-informed processes unfold through four iterative phases: assessing, readying, embodying, and integrating. You can learn more about academies here

Coming this year

In the coming months, we will begin offering videos and online courses teaching the fundamentals of Living Collective Wisdom™.


We will also will launch an in-depth developmental process for individuals and teams who want to learn how to teach immersions, facilitate 1:1 ally sessions, and design and lead Wisdom Dialogues™ grounded in Living Collective Wisdom™.

Also in 2023, we will begin convening people from around the world who are committed to living  collective wisdom in support of collective healing and profound results to share best practices, deepen learning and meaningful dialogue, and strengthen a larger movement.

Our Team


John Ott

Co-Founder • Ally


Rose Pinard

Co-Founder • Ally


Glenna Gerard



Ken Ithiphol



Jessica St. John

Invitation Ally


Kate Trompetter


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