Strategist, Facilitator, Coach
Corina helps teams, organisations, and initiatives dance with the complexities of the systems they are trying to change. She is a strategist, manager, and facilitator with over a decade of experience in deploying design, foresight, and systems approaches to an array of challenges – from valuing the ocean to urban innovation, adaptation and resilience.
Corina's expertise stretches across the strategy, implementation, and learning cycles. She facilitates multi-stakeholder collaborations, designs and delivers capacity building programmes, and develops monitoring, evaluation, and learning processes. To all this, she brings complexity and equity-informed methods that enable us to navigate uncertainty, power, and often conflicting worldviews.
One of Corina's key inquiries has revolved around negotiating the trade-offs that adaptation and resilience challenges increasingly pose. As part of her action research PhD at Imperial College London, she developed novel approaches for bridging knowledge–implementation gaps in urban resilience. Corina initiated and convenes the global Urban Resilience Community of Practice and co-hosts the Urban Resilience Dialogues podcast.
Alongside being a contributor with the School, Corina is a learning and action partner for the Global Resilience Partnership and the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance. Prior to this, she was Principal, Systems Change at the international non-profit Forum for the Future. Originally an architect, she worked on a variety of architectural, urban design, and masterplanning projects across Europe.
Underpinning Corina's practice sits a curiosity about how we can best intervene in complex situations and a fundamental belief that other futures are possible.
At the School of System Change
Corina is a regular contributor and facilitator with the School of System Change, where she designs learning programmes such as Compass and Spark, and provides systems change coaching support.
"As the field of systems change is growing, I'm excited by an increasing desire to go beyond tools and frameworks and to dig deeper into questions about how we organise, how we make difficult decisions, how we sit with uncertainty, and how we negotiate trade-offs and power dynamics. To me, this is the key added value that systems change practice can bring."