Sally Breyley Parker
As a co-founder of TimeZero Enterprises LLC, Sally Breyley Parker has
worked extensively with business, governmental, and academic
organizations to enhance organizational health and well-being.
Through her work, she has contributed expertise in organizational
culture, strategy, design, multi-party collaboration, leadership
development, and sustainability. Her passion is social process
innovations that tap the genius of natural systems to release the
authentic power of the human spirit. The outcomes are inventive
strategies, innovative designs, and transformed businesses grounded
in a deep sense of purpose.
Sally has long been a proponent of biomimicry, the conscious emulation of life’s genius.
Using a natural systems lens, she draws upon the lessons learned from organisms and
ecosystems as they have evolved over 3.8 billion years to help businesses flourish and
strengthen their health and wellbeing as organizations. In addition to biomimicry and
biology, her work integrates systems thinking and organizational learning, Gestalt theory
and practice, Theory U, (W)holistic Appreciative Inquiry, polarity thinking, design, and
Prior to forming TimeZero Enterprises, Sally was a founding partner and President of Currere,
Inc. an organizational development and design firm where she worked with a wide variety of
organizations and collaborations to foster transformation and enhanced performance. She
facilitated numerous strategy and organization design efforts, where her process supported
organization members to clarify purpose and soul so that organizational strategy and design
could be solidly grounded in the organization’s bedrock. Sally was invited to present her
work in trans-organizational design at the Academy of Management and received a Telly
Bronze Award in 2007 for her contributions as content consultant to IdeaStream, Designed
She is a certified Gestalt practitioner and faculty for the Gestalt Center for Organization and
Systems Development in Cleveland OH and Seattle, WA. She is also certified in Advanced
Strategic Organization Design (University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
Center for Effective Organizations). She has completed the Foundation Program in Theory U
through the Presencing Institute, as well as programs in Appreciative Inquiry, leadership and
team development, strategic planning, and change management through Yale University,
Harvard College, The Cape Cod Institute, and Case Western Reserve University.
Publications include numerous articles on sustainability and she is a contributor to
Organizing for Sustainability Volume One and Organization Development and Change by
Thomas G. Cummings and Christopher G. Worley, 9th edition.
Education: Sally holds a BA Interior Design, a BS Cultural Anthropology, and an MA Cultural
Anthropology (coursework) from Kent State University. She holds certificates in Advanced
Strategic Organization Design from the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern
California, and in Organization and Systems Development from The Gestalt Institute of
Cleveland and the Gestalt International Study Center.