When will these systems begin to change? When will those that I serve experience the support that they deserve? When will I have time to care for myself? When will things start to get better?

Many questions like these live within the people that show up for our community with an uncompromising commitment to serve those in great need with deep compassion. Together we’ll get grounded in possibility, learn how to grow in grace and answer questions like these with an intentional call to action: Right here, Right now

Sean’s Bio

Sean is a speaker, facilitator, writer, executive coach, consultant and nonprofit leader who is driven by his mantra, “possibilities over problems,” which was born out of his experience growing up in overwhelmingly challenging circumstances. Prior to operating the coaching and consulting practice “Finding Goode,” he served as Chief Impact and Learning officer at the Seattle Foundation where he worked to move money back into the communities it was extracted from as an act of repair.

When he isn’t supporting leaders in leveraging their superpowers or sharing his own personal journey of walking in the transformative power of grace with a diversity of audiences in both the private and public sector, Sean can be found creating memories with his amazing wife and two incredible children.

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Thank you to all who attended the 2023 WISe Symposium!


Together, we create a space that embraces community, connection, and collaboration. Thank you to the WISe Practitioners across the state who work tirelessly to ensure young people and their families are supported in meeting their self-identified goals. Thank you to our event sponsors, planning committee members, and development partners for making the 2023 WISe Symposium possible.

Change is made possible by the youth, caregivers, family members, WISe practitioners, community partners, system partners, and countless others who see that a real difference is made when we gather around the same table.

Thank you for pulling up a seat.

Recordings of the session will be available on the WISe Symposium Platform by August 31st, 2023.


WISe Symposium Virtual Program!

We're excited to announce the sessions, speakers, and agenda for the 2023 WISe Symposium! You can view the WISe Symposium Virtual Program by clicking here.


WISe Training Manual Cover Art Contest!

It’s time for us to update our training manuals for the WISe Introductory, Intermediate and CANS trainings. We would love to use art created by the WISe workforce for the covers of these guides. As you are creating your art, please keep the following guidelines in mind.

• You may use any medium you choose, including digital media, drawing, painting, etc.
• It must be original work (no copyrighted images)
• Use at least one of the WISe principles as inspiration
• Submissions should be sent to, and must be received by Aug 4th

All WISe Symposium attendees will have the opportunity to vote during the WISe Symposium. Three artists will be chosen. All submissions will be entered to win a prize. Each winner will be credited on the training material their art will be showcased on, and will receive a grand prize.


XXRegistration is now LIVE for the 2023 WISe Symposium!

This event is being held on WebEx events (formally Socio). To register, please click the link below.

After you complete your registration, consider completing the Google form below to shape this year's event.

We're excited to see you on August 15th and 16th!