ABOUT US

Our Mission

The Great Reset is a series of open and respectful conversations about important current topics of interest that bring people together around an exchange of thoughts, ideas, and experiences.

Join the conversation

Each month we offer at least one conversation. Learn more about upcoming and past topics and sign-up to be notified.

Host a conversation

Hosts help bring people together in their community. Learn more about hosting a discussion.

Support us

Help us keep the conversations going by contributing to our 501(c)(3) through donations, volunteering, and more.

Our Story

It’s been said, “strangers are only friends we have yet to meet.” We’d love to meet you so permit us to tell you a little bit about ourselves. 

Two years ago, The Great Reset began as a wish of our founder, Kalinda Fisher, to have civil conversations with people at a time when only surface speak was conducted in what was becoming a volatile, politically charged period in our history. She noticed people could not converse for any length of time without a change in tone, as people felt challenged or threatened if they spoke their views. A Social Media invitation to join in conversation at her dining room table resulted in an outpouring of people interested in “talking.” After the one time they gathered, it turned out they wanted more conversations about heretofore tough conversations (opioids, suicide, health care, racial inequality, etc.), hence The Great Reset was born.

Within a year, while meeting monthly, conversation tables sprung up in states around the US. Nashville’s Channel 5 came on-site into Kalinda’s dining room, filmed, and aired what they saw, leaving the often-asked question, what next? Realizing the people all over want to be heard, want to be respected, and want to have their say about what they believe in a safe, humble environment, TGR has now become a not-for-profit making conversations to anyone wanting to become involved, either as hosts or participants.

Our Values

Openness

TGR offers a candid, relaxed, unintimidating setting for individuals to share beliefs from all sides of the table.

Humility

TGR is based upon the premise that conversations can be civil and informative when all parties agree to give each other dignity.

Mutual Respect

TGR requires that participants treat one another with deference and decency borne out of a mutual desire for civil conversation.

Grace

TGR, through kindness and grace offered to one another, creates a family who, as all families, may not totally agree, but give each other a platform to speak and to be heard.

Courtesy

TGR believes that its participants will be free to converse with consideration for others feelings, concern for their emotional well-being and charitable thoughtfulness.

Nuance

TGR participants learn to listen and look for the nuances in others’ conversations, reading body language and facial expressions, which written words alone cannot express. This opens the door for them to be empathetic to the other person’s point of view, whether they agree or not.

Community

TGR becomes a united community of people who are willing to learn and grow and discover community through conversation.

Our Communities

Participants in our community roundtables come from across the U.S. and the World, with representation from Colombia, France, Italy, Kenya, Rwanda, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Participants in community roundtables come from all over the U.S. and the World

Meet The Team

Angela Curtis

Angela Curtis

Sounding Board

Angela Curtis is founder and President/CEO of Braav, LLC. She manages the daily operations of the company including evaluating procurement and consulting opportunities, formulating project teams, performing on contracts and attracting private capital.
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Jones

Jones is a lover and a trouble maker, currently a grassroots mobilizer for the HRC. They are committed to building a courageously inclusive community and action rooted in values.
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Cris Ann Bain-Borrego

Collaborator

As an independent market researcher, Cris makes a living by ensuring that all voices are heard, a passion that is both professional and personal!
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Delaney Fisher-Cassiol

Hello! I’m Delaney Fisher-Cassiol and I serve as one of the Resource Library Coordinators.
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Andy Bryan

Hey, my name is Andy, I am a Resource Library Coordinator. I am a student at Agnes Scott College with a major in psychology.
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Carol Fisher

Community Outreach

Carol Fisher lives in Ellicottville, a lovely resort town in the Southern Tier of Western New York, with her husband /30-year partner, Dennis Linn, and her zany 14-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, Abby Rose.
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Jeff Gartner

Jeff Gartner and his Gartner & Associates marketing and community research firm (Cincinnati) help organizations bring the voices of their customers, staff and community into their branding, identity, and product/service plans.
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Teresa Faust

General Manager

Teresa Faust is Senior Manager, Research and Metrics at United Methodist Communications, the communications agency for The United Methodist Church.
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Stuart Tutler

Development & Fundraising

Stuart’s career spans several industries including technology, insurance, healthcare, transportation, education, and real estate. 
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Michele Aymold

Marketing & Communications

Michele is a persuasive leader experienced in managing all aspects of marketing and communication strategy.
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Kalinda Fisher

Founder, Executive Director

After earning a master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Buffalo and working in the advertising industry, Kalinda Fisher started Advocate Market Research Bureau in Western New York.
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Heidi Quimby

Programming & Curriculum

Heidi Quimby is a middle school teacher in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She is currently teaching 6th grade Humanities at Anwatin Middle School.