Getting to know the CNF team – Paul Cooper
Each week, we’re sharing profiles on the amazing people who make our mission in action possible. This week, we’re highlighting Paul Cooper, CNF’s facilitator.
What’s your role at CNF?
I build engaging agendas for our outward–facing events that encourage dialogue and participation, and I facilitate meetings, trainings, and other gatherings. And I support internal communications and collaboration by facilitating our staff retreats.
How do you spend your time when you’re not at work?
I’m a self-employed consultant: I’m always at work! (Not really.) I love skiing, traveling, bocce, and dog walks.
What is your power color and why?
Obviously purple, the color of royalty. And Prince.
If you could have one super power, what would it be?
I would want to fly at will, as long as I could also land at will.
What do you love about your work with CNF?
All the creative energy, and the willingness to take risks in service of the mission.
Which CNF Value do you identify with the most?
Collaboration and creativity are how a “small but mighty” organization like CNF can thrive. CNF has shown great wisdom in setting itself out as a convener, helping frame complex dilemmas without trying to impose its views on others. This approach invites and welcomes partnership, and builds on the wisdom and energy of others. As the saying goes, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go farther, go together.”
What do you love about CNF’s story?
CNF’s fearlessness and clarity of purpose.