I have known Nellie Vieira for 30 years. She has proven to be a loyal, honest, authentic and treasured friend who has always been willing to share her thoughts, ideas, and feelings in a direct but respectful manner. On two occasions in the last few years, I also had the opportunity to retain her services professionally for two separate arts organizations for the facilitation of visioning and strategic planning sessions. Faced with divergent points of view and strong personalities in both organizations, Nellie maneuvered and guided the processes with skill, humour, and grace. I highly recommend working with Nellie!