ReWiring Success, like Ellen and Julie, combines the philosophies of global sustainability, nonprofit humanitarian development, and for-profit earnings.

Ellen Meyer Shorb is a principal of Blue Sage Partners, a strategy consulting practice specializing in meeting facilitation.  Blue Sage ( works with visionaries to build teams to get things done — designing and running meetings, conducting organizational scans, facilitating strategic plans, and coaching and training senior managers to build teams and use compelling language to drive consensus and inspire teams to action.  Ellen has worked with private, nonprofit, and public entities in the U.S. and overseas.  She uses and teaches the Adaptive Leadership model developed at Harvard and taught leadership at Northeastern University.

Before consulting she was a senior manager for multiple nonprofits, in the fields of international relations, affordable housing, and community development.  She holds a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University, a MBA from Stanford University, and a BA from Dartmouth College.  She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras and is fluent in Spanish and conversational in French.

Julie Lineberger is the co-founder/owner of LineSync Architecture, a green and sustainable firm in southern Vermont that has garnered numerous awards for design, energy efficiency, and business management.  Julie chairs the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Board of Directors, teaches Organizational Behavior and Socially Responsible Business Management at Southern Vermont College, and has presented and participated in numerous economic development panels, workshops, and presentations.

Her previous career in international development included managing and participating in projects for the United Nations Development Program, the International Rescue Committee, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and various other non-governmental organizations in Mexico, Colombia, Bonaire, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Thailand, and Oman.  Julie holds a Master’s degree in International Education from Harvard University and a BA and Bilingual Teaching Certificate from University of California at San Diego.



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