Rebuilding Trust When Trust is Broken

Time: Friday, Oct. 8th, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (PST)

Location: Stage 1

Speaker(s): Mark Mulcahy - Owner, Organic Options; Todd Wallace - Columinate Consultant

In the last year and a half we’ve all been through a collective trauma, and we’re feeling burnt out. The way to get through this is by creating and sustaining supportive relationships.
However, supportive relationships are impossible without a foundation of trust.

Trust requires transparency, consistency and vulnerability. In this workshop, we’ll take a deeper look at the concept of trust, and learn how each person can help rebuild trust in their workplace, regardless of their role in the organization.



Mark Mulcahy – Mark  is the founder and owner of Organic Options, which provides transformative leadership and consulting services for natural and organic food retailers, Businesses, farms and Cafes. An award-winning consultant, educator, mentor and organic advocate, he has spent more than 35 years in the organic produce industry leading, guiding and inspiring others to their fullest potential. 

Mark is well known for his creative merchandising, effective training techniques, unique and creative approaches to leadership, successful sales growth and promotion strategies, as well as his deep-seated passion for produce and dedication to sustainable agriculture. 

He is a prominent speaker at major natural and organic food events and a regular columnist for several industry magazines and websites including the Provender journal. As part of the Columinate Manager on contract and GM development program Mark is currently working with LifeSource Natural Foods as their Interim General Manager.


Todd Wallace – Todd has been a facilitator, consultant, trainer, writer and coach; as well as a co-owner of Columinate, a cooperatively-owned consulting firm, for well over a decade. Over that time he has advised numerous co-ops and other social economy organizations, nationally and internationally, in the areas of governance, leadership, group collaboration and process design.

In 2013, he was presented with the Diplomacy in Action Award by the Provender Alliance, “For a commitment to communication and judicious guidance, helping others to be effective leaders.”