Executive/Leadership Coaching - Leadership Team Facilitation
Conference/Panel Moderator Services - Strategic Communications


"Opening Minds works to alleviate bias, bigotry and racism in all of its insidious forms. The facilitation and moderating skills of Richard Koonce are invaluable to us as we address this sensitive subject, because he's able to balance insightful probing and compassion with clear knowledge of the issues."

Cheryl Kravitz
Opening Minds:
The Washington Region for Justice and Inclusion

Conference/Panel Moderator Services

Richard is a skilled meetings moderator who often works with different business, nonprofit, and professional groups to help them address key industry or organizational issues.

Recent projects include leading panel discussions on workforce diversity for the U.S. Department of Energy, hosting human resources executives for a day of discussion about workplace trends at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, and moderating a "Media Day of Dialogue" for members of the press and representatives of different human rights groups for The National Conference for Community and Justice.

Richard moderates conferences and panel discussions not only for industry and trade groups. He has also hosted and emceed large-scale public events featuring speakers such as former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and best-selling book author, Dr. Deepak Chopra.

Richard is shown with participants from a panel discussion he moderated at the Council of Governments in Washington, DC.

Specific Services

Richard focuses his moderator/conference services in the following areas:

· Facilitation of large-scale corporate events
· Hosting and facilitation of employee town hall meetings
· Panel/speaker planning
· Panel facilitation
· Event/Meetings Hosting

Richard welcomes Dr. Henry Kissinger to The National Press Club (Photo: John Metelsky)




You may want to consider using the moderator/host services of The Huntington Northstar Group to help your organization:

· Stage effective town hall or all-hands meetings with your company's employees
· Guarantee smooth and effective facilitation of industry panel discussions or plenary programs, delivered as part of annual conferences or industry tradeshows
· Provide the needed host/emcee capability to assure successful and impactful annual meetings and conferences
· Conduct effective strategic planning sessions or senior-level team events of different kinds
· Develop effective Q/A programs/formats for use at professional business gatherings, sales meetings, trade show events and conferences

Each of Richard's client engagements begins with an initial phone consultation or on-site assessment, to determine project needs and specific deliverables.


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