emily jane steinberg

Emily Jane Steinberg is a public listener, visual facilitator, knowledge worker (KW) and scribe who works across all sectors and subject matters. With a passion for individual and systemic transformation, mapping complex connections, and making the invisible visible, she supports her partners and clients in unlocking their potential, fostering inner and outer alignment, and realizing their highest purpose. In her work at the wall and from the front of the room, she draws strongly on the frameworks and technologies of Theory.U, MG Taylor (DesignShops), generative scribing, critical race theory, systems thinking, and the wisdom traditions of Tibetan Buddhism and the Americas.

Emily Jane came to this work as an accomplished writer, poet, events manager, academic, and filmmaker, and after spending years immersed in the visual languages and landscapes of the American and Irish Deaf communities. All of these skills and experiences meet in the practices of listening, synthesizing and reflecting that comprise her present work as a facilitator and scribe. ​


Her life-work can perhaps be best described as a process of facilitating her own and others' re-indigenation and movement towards cultural and environmental harmony, equity, and justice. She sees the realization of this mission as the natural fruit of applied internal and interpersonal disciplines and practices, that together can effect transcendence of apparent contradictions, limits and extremes.

Emily Jane holds an MA in Deaf Studies (cultural studies emphasis) from Gallaudet University, and a BA in Film & Media Studies, and Women’s Studies, from the University of Rochester. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa and is an alumni of the Fulbright Program.  

She is an active member of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners. Emily Jane lives with her wife, Meredith, wherever Cosmic Ginny (their epic van) happens to be. 


Photo Credit: Danielle Cochran