Karen Gimnig, Facilitator

Helping you foster the relationships that take you to your goals.

Imago Relationships International

Karen Gimnig supports communities in building richer relationships as the foundation for effective process and collaborative living.  Connected communities need safe spaces, strong relationship skills and authentic communication. Karen guides communities to:

  • Engage conflict productively and safely.

  • Foster individual growth through community.

  • Facilitate effective meetings.

  • Grow relationships through every encounter.

  • Learn how our neurology impacts our communication.

  • Bond more quickly as a new group or with new members.

  • Decrease the experience of aggression and apathy.

  • Embrace the challenges of community along with the joy.  


Karen is certified as a Professional Facilitator by Imago Relationships International.


Paul Tevis and I enjoy exploring various aspects of working together in groups. In this podcast we share those conversations with you in short segments (10-15 minutes) each week.   The content is available in audio only or video format.

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My latest project is a book with co-author Yana Ludwig. The Cooperative Culture Handbook: A Social Change Manual to Dismantle Toxic Culture & Build Connection is hot off the presses and available for purchase here

Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt say, “The Cooperative Culture Handbook offers a clear and compelling alternative to the competitive society it seeks to replace. Written in simple and direct style for any interested reader, this book contributes to the emerging vision of a new society and inspires the readers to join it. It should be read by everyone looking forward to the emergence of a cooperative culture in which everyone is equal and everyone thrives.”

People need connection like we need water. We are drawn to cohousing for the relationships we hope to build, often without realizing how much we will grow in the process.