Tony Silbert, MSOD, co-founder of Spartina Consulting, has over 25 years of experience in business consulting and was an early adopter, student, and practitioner of Appreciative Inquiry since 1998. He brings strengths-based and participatory approaches to strategic planning, culture building, innovation, and leadership development. Tony also co-authored the book Healing Conversations Now: Enhancing Relationships with Elders & Dying Loved Ones (with Joan Chadbourne, ©2011 Taos Institute). He is passionate about helping individuals/families have more meaningful connections toward end of life. He is even more excited about the possibilities that exist to fundamentally shift the aging experience – to radically transform healthcare systems and structures that exist today, to change the way care and support is provided to elders, and to incorporate narrative and relational practices in healthcare and long-term care.