Our People

CommonAction Consulting is made of people who care. We are facilitators of collective action partnering with communities, organizations and individuals who believe in transforming the world in positive, powerful and practical ways. Based in Olympia, Washington, our consultants live across the United States and work around the world. Learn more about our people below.

Adam Fletcher, Owner and Lead Consultant

Adam is the founder of CommonAction; author of 50+ publications including The Guide to Student Voice and The Practice of Youth Engagement; and a renowned expert motivational speaker. He is an international advocate for youth and community engagement whose career working with young people and adults as a youth worker, educator, writer, and public speaker started when he was 14-years-old. Since then Adam has created more than 50 youth projects in the United States and Canada, including the award-winning Freechild Project, focused on re-envisioning the roles of young people throughout society; and SoundOut, promoting student voice in schools. Since launching CommonAction, Adam has worked with in 300 communities with 500 organizations, supporting 10,000 children, youth, and adults annually. Today, he lives in the Pacific Northwest with his daughter. Learn more about Adam Fletcher.

Rob Richards, Political Action Consultant

Rob is a longtime community leader and nonprofit manager who’s drive and passion have transformed lives and organizations. Working with organizations and individuals who want to change the world, Rob’s expertise includes strategic communications, organizational development and transformative theory. Learn more about Rob Richards. 

George Pegelow, Justice Action Consultant

George is a local consultant for CommonAction in the Bay Area of California who has been a longtime advocate for youth courts and other empowering approaches to youth engagement. In his latest campaign, George is working with local school districts to advocate for student voice and student/adult partnerships throughout K-12 schools and beyond. Learn more about George Pegelow.

Mike Beebe, Community Action Consultant

Mike has over 20 years of experience managing youth and adult leadership programs. Mike is passionate about partnering with young people to create positive social change. His experience includes managing JustServe AmeriCorps, a youth anti-violence program, TEEN LINK, a hotline for youth answered by youth, and serving on the Board of Directors for COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere), a national organization advocating for the rights of GLBT families. Learn more about Mike.


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