Bill Fulton

Professional Focus:  Creating learning organizations; team development and collaborative problem solving; engaging diverse perspectives in dialogue; network development-using results-based strategies.

Bill joined the Next Level Performance Group as an Associate Trainer in 2007.  He has spent the past twenty years helping individuals, organizations, and networks learn in order to achieve the results they seek.  A masterful trainer and facilitator, Bill is currently delivering a long-term Performance Coaching initiative to front line managers in one of our clients in the retail industry.

He is the founder and Executive Director of The Civic Canopy, a leading edge nonprofit that helps civic sector organizations become more effective at meeting critical social needs.  At the core of the Canopy’s work is the practice of creating learning communities that bring the right people to the table, provide them with the information they need, and equip them with the best tools to work and get results together.

Bill’s experience as a facilitator and trainer is complemented by his executive experience as a small business owner and non-profit executive director.  He has helped launch both local and national start up organizations, and has provided technical assistance and coaching to clients in all stages of the organizational life cycle.   He has had the pleasure of working with a range of clients including Qwest, PepsiCo, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the City of Denver, the Colorado State Legislature, the U.S. Department of Education, United Way, and Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound.

Learning lies at the heart of any successful organization, and learning is a core value in Bill’s personal and professional life as well.   With an undergraduate degree in history from Brown University, and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado at Denver, he is now completing a doctoral program at the University of Denver focusing on dialogue and social change.  In an age of increasingly global-and often conflicting-perspectives, Bill has a passion for bringing the best ideas to a conversation and helping participants transform conflict into collaborative ways to solve problems.

Bill lives in Denver with his wife Marcia, and two children Elena and Ben.  An outdoor enthusiast, Bill spends as much time as possible in the mountains.  When you get the opportunity, be sure to ask him where all that conflict-free attitude goes the minute he steps on the soccer field.