By David Roberts, President Our world faces many challenges. We believe everyone has a role to play in ensuring a healthy, prosperous, and resilient future. We also believe that meaningful change can occur through sound science, shared vision, and group innovation.
At Kulshan Services, we seek to be catalysts for positive change. We are passionate in our desire to impact our world by focusing on environmental management, climate change, and sustainable business. We use our talents and experience to gather and analyze information, provide strategic guidance, and support collaborative processes resulting in benefits for all. Through our work our team helps communities flourish, businesses thrive, and ecosystems recover.
After many years of state government work, I wanted a change of pace and place where I could apply my skills constructively, help people communicate more productively, and create positive outcomes with multiple benefits. I longed for results that benefited our planet. I felt the expertise I'd gathered over the years working in environmental protection and public process, that I could help others do the same in my community.
Over the seven years since then, the part of my work that I love the most is bringing people together in collaborative settings and facilitating successful and positive outcomes. This has become the hallmark of Kulshan’s work. The team that I have built is a reflection of that collaborative and restorative work that makes me love coming to work every day.
At Kulshan, we put the emphasis on the process. "The process largely dictates the outcome." We don’t focus so much on providing answers to our clients. Rather success comes from focusing on the process everyone builds together - asking the right questions, applying technical information, providing strategic guidance, and creating a safe space for generative exploration of new possibilities.
These new possibilities are what leads us all to better solutions. At Kulshan we work every day to help our clients experience this type of collaborative success.
David Roberts For over 30 years, David has focused on helping people and organizations discover new possibilities through collaborative decision-making processes. He has worked with governments, non-profits, and businesses on challenges and opportunities related to the environment, communities, and sustainability. David’s strengths lie in his understanding of ecosystem management, public engagement, and multiple-benefit processes. His primary focus is on facilitated negotiations and strategic planning.