Maya Townsend, founder and lead consultant of Partnering Resources, helps individuals, teams, and organizations thrive in our networked world. The practice is based on understanding how to leverage networks: the complex, interrelated, and often messy webs of relationships that drive all organizational activity.
Maya serves as an adviser to Gartner, the leading technology research and advisory company, on change management and organization network best practices. She teaches networked leadership, business ecosystem strategy, collaboration, and change management skills through the Corporate Education Center and has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels for Boston University and Northeastern University.
Maya is co-editor of Handbook for Strategic HR: Best Practices in Organization Development from the OD Network (AMACOM, 11/2012). Maya’s articles on have been published in CIO, Nonprofit Quarterly, Mass High Tech, Chief Learning Officer, Talent Management, and other online and print media. She serves on the Editorial Review Board for OD Practitioner, the premier organization development practitioner journal in the United States.
Maya has been a keynote presenter at Gartner and a main stage presenter at Inc. 500 | 5000. Her sessions at Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association and Society for HR Management conferences have been acclaimed “best in conference” by participants. For more information on Maya’s speaking engagements, click here.
Maya graduated with distinction from American University / NTL Institute Master of Science in Organization Development (MSOD) program and holds a certificate in Organization Development from Georgetown University. She is a qualified ValueNet Works practitioner and is also qualified in the Drexler / Sibbet Team Performance Model, Center for Creative Leadership 360 assessment tools such as Benchmarks, LJ Map Values Identification System, MBTI, FIRO-B, DiSC, and Bridges’ Managing Organization Transition workshops. Maya is a member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, the Organization Development Network, and The Commonwealth Institute. Maya blogs for Inc magazine, the American Management Association, and Partnering Resources.
When not working, Maya enjoys chocolate tasting and hiking with her dog, Mitzi. She recently achieved a personal breakthrough by successfully replicating the famed Frida cupcake from the Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop of Austin in her home kitchen.
Partnering Resources, LLC
Partnering Resources, LLC is a management consulting company that specializes in helping individuals, teams, and organizations thrive in our networked world. We use deep knowledge of networks, the webs of relationships that exist in every organization, to help accelerate change and transition employees to the desired future state with minimum disruption and productivity loss. Founded in Cambridge, MA in 2004, Partnering Resources serves clients in New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Vermont plus select clients in the District of Columbia, California, Oregon, Texas, and abroad. Clients include Fortune 500 companies (e.g., Bank of America, Fidelity Investments, Hanover Insurance Group, Intel, McKesson, Novartis, Ryder, Thomson Reuters), mid-market companies (e.g., eCopy, eTeck, Financial Profiles, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals), and third sector organizations (e.g., City of Austin, MIT, NASA, National Braille Press).