Monica Pohlmann

Monica is passionate about building the collaborative intelligence of diverse teams to spark co-creation of practical and transformative responses to complex challenges.

She has been designing and leading collaborative initiatives focused on sustainability and systems change for over 25 years. She is driven by the vision that it is possible to make our societies and organizations better by bringing together diverse people and perspectives to recreate our systems and ourselves. As Principal with Reos Partners, a social impact company, her work is focused on systemic, collaborative, and creative approaches to meet the challenges of our time.  As a leading expert in Social Labs, a collaborative social innovation method, she has led numerous labs including the Engineering Change Lab and the Emergency Aid Lab. Monica is a Registered Professional Planner and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Previously, Monica ran her own sustainability and strategy consultancy and prior to that she worked in municipal government as an urban planner. She has also enjoyed serving on the boards of multiple sustainability and system change focused not for profits.

An avid traveler to sacred places, nature lover, and devoted parent, Monica is grateful to live by the sea on Vancouver Island on the traditional territory of the WSANEC and Lekwungen peoples.