The Grove is at the center of a worldwide network of consultants, designers and affiliated companies that use graphic-visualization techniques to guide change for organizations.
Grove network members around the world share a passion for visual planning and communication.
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In addition to our core team in San Francisco, these partner organizations and consulting colleagues enable us to broaden our reach in providing a unique set of skills and tools to help our clients solve their specific challenges.

Collaboration has been essential to our work since we opened our doors in 1977. This working model gave rise to our name--a metaphor for a vital, organic entity that brings together committed individuals to make transformation possible through collective creativity.

Grove associates are experienced visual practitioners who are qualified to receive referral assignments. They have received extensive training and experience in graphic facilitation; some previously worked at The Grove. These individuals are located all over the United States. If your project is outside of the San Francisco Bay Area, email us to see if one of our associates is available:

Grove Partners are companies that have formal agreements to conduct Grove trainings, distribute Grove products, co-author Grove tools, or cooperate on consulting engagements on an on-going basis. Grove partners work with us to create, publish, distribute and/or sell Grove products. These include companies that sell our award-winning Visual Planning Systems™, Team Performance System and meeting facilitation tools.
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Consulting Colleagues
Grove consulting colleagues are individuals and companies with whom we collaborate on projects that require specialist skills in business, technology and other disciplines. For example, we collaborate with our consulting colleague CoVision for large-scale projects that require interactive group-process tools and expertise.
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With the Affiliate Sales Program you can offer your clients and website visitors access to The Grove's award-winning products, while adding a new revenue stream for your business. Simply sign up, add a link to The Grove's online store on your website, and enjoy referral fees of 15% when new customers purchase Grove products after being sent to us through your site. For more information, email

For more information about how you or your company can become part of The Grove worldwide network, please e-mail us:

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International Distribution Partners

The Grove has alliances with companies internationally that may be able to provide you with more timely product delivery and reduced shipping costs for a selection of our products.

  • Neuland, Germany

    Neuland distributes our Graphic Guide templates and Leader Guides throughout Europe in German and English.

    German & English-Language Grove Products:
    • Graphic Guide®s
    • Leader Guides
  • Quest Team, Germany

    Quest Team distributes The Personal Compass in German.

    German-Language Grove Product:
    • The Personal Compass
  • Strandgaard Consulting, Denmark

    Strandgaard Consulting, based in Denmark, has translated a number of The Grove’s publications into Danish and distributes them throughout Northern Europe.

    Danish-Language Grove Products:
    • Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Model
    • Graphic Gameplan Leader’s Guide
    • Graphic Guide®s
    • The Personal Compass
  • Team Management Services GmbH, Germany

    Located in Freiburg, Germany, Team Management Services GmbH focuses on strategies and tools to improve team work. It is partnering with The Grove to translate The Grove's Graphic Guides® templates and Leader's Guides into German and to certify facilitators in The Grove's Team Performance Survey (formerly the Team Performance Online Survey).

    German-Language Grove Products:
    • The Team Leader Guide
    • The Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance™ Model, Overview, and Abstract
    • Team Startup Agenda Planning Kit
    • Team Performance Survey
    • Graphic Gameplan (Leader's Guide and Graphic Guide®)
    • Meeting Startup (Leader's Guide and Graphic Guide®)

Training Partners
  • Meeting Magic
    Meeting Magic focuses on designing and leading participative and productive meetings—from strategic planning with leadership teams to large group meetings and conferences. As our London-based training partner, Meeting Magic provides facilitation services and graphic facilitation trainings in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Katherine Woods, founder and CEO, is a Grove-trained consultant.

Publishing Partners
  • Drexler & Associates, USA
    Allan Drexler and David Sibbet collaborated for 10 years on the development of the Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance™ System (TPS). Allan holds trainings on the TPS and collaborates with The Grove on the creation of related materials.

Contact us at if you would like more information on partnering with The Grove.

  • Roy Bartilson, Ledarskarparna, Sweden
  • Nicola Hunnisett, Paper Plane, Australia
  • Helena Keiser, InsideOut, South Africa
  • Meryem le Saget, Meryem le Saget Conseil, Paris, France
  • Christina Merkeley, Shift It, Canada
  • Diana Arsenian, San Francisco, CA
  • Rob Eskridge, Growth Management Center Inc., Truckee, CA
  • Cheryl Fields Tyler, Fields Tyler Consulting, Castro Valley, CA
  • Peter Gaarn, Peter Gaarn & Associates, Soquel, CA
  • Mark Higbie, The Greenfield Path, San Francisco, CA
  • Bob Horn, San Francisco, CA
  • Kordell Norton, eScholars, Twinsburg, OH
  • Jocelyn Kung, Jocelyn Kung Group, Menlo Park, CA
  • Srinivas Sukumar, CoDharma Solutions Consulting, Poway, CA
  • Scott Wheeler, Strategy Arts Consulting, Westchester, PA
  • Patrick van der Pijl, Business Models Inc
  • CoVision

    CoVision provides interactive group process tools and expertise that help facilitators and executives produce highly productive meetings and conferences. Using a unique groupware technology called Council, CoVision can connect large numbers of meeting participants together in highly interactive and collaborative group processes.

  • Institute for the Future

    The Institute for the Future (IFTF) is an independent nonprofit research group that works with organizations of all kinds to help them make better, more informed decisions about the future. The Groupware Outlook Project, co-created by The Grove and IFTF in the 1990s, provided the early definitions and frameworks for thinking about the impact of collaboration technologies on organization.

  • Business for Social Responsibility

    Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) is a global organization that provides information, tools, training and advisory services to make corporate social responsibility an integral part of business operations and strategies. A not-for-profit organization, BSR promotes cross-sector collaboration and partners with The Grove and CoVision to offer the Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Process.

  • Growth Management Center, Inc.

    Growth Management’s consulting network provided an early guide to The Grove in developing its approach to Strategic Visioning. Rob Eskridge, principle of the firm, continues as a trusted advisor and consulting colleague on business planning issues. Their focus is on mid-market businesses.

Contact us at if you would like more information on how to become a part of The Grove Worldwide Network.

Copyright Policy

The Grove’s models and templates are the intellectual property of The Grove Consultants International and are based on best practices drawn from more than thirty years of fieldwork. The Grove is committed to sharing its ideas, processes, and tools in order to foster collaboration, and while we strive to make these easily accessible, only authorized licensees may use our proprietary information and materials. Such licensees must acknowledge The Grove as their source by displaying a Grove copyright notice and may reproduce such proprietary information only with our express written permission.

Any unauthorized reproduction or use of our copyrighted material without The Grove’s express written permission is a violation of U.S. copyright law.

If you wish to use our copyrighted material, we are happy to assist you with a purchase or discussion of an appropriate licensing arrangement. Please call us at 1.800.49.GROVE or (415) 561-2500, or e-mail us at We are happy to help you collaborate with us.

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