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About Us

Storm Integrated Solutions is owned by Gregory and Cynthia Rouillard and based near Boulder, Colorado. Gregory is the creator of the Art of Community and sees his role as a companion on the path of organizational transformation and a Community Impresario - literally "one who undertakes community."

Meet Your Community Impresario

Gregory Rouillard 2012

Gregory Rouillard, M.S., M.Div., is a Boulder native who grew up in a small town in western Colorado before attending the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Following graduation, he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served for twenty years as an AV-8B Harrier pilot and in numerous other roles. He earned a Master of Science in Operations Research at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in 2003 and retired in 2008.

Near the end of his career as a Marine, Gregory met John Buck and began to study and practice the Sociocratic Circle-Organization Method under his mentorship. At about the same time he began to study and practice Compassionate Communication with Capital NVC, an organization in the Washington, D.C. area which became his first Sociocratic consulting client.

After moving back home to Colorado in 2009, Gregory developed the Art of Community, formerly known as the Circle Sigma System, and continued to refine his understanding and presentation of Sociocracy and Compassionate Communication. He has companioned communities around the U.S., including NVC organizations in Denver and Madison, Wisconsin, the Boulder Valley School District and cohousing communities in Colorado, Utah and Oklahoma.

Gregory is also the Executive Director of Family HEART Camp, a community of summer camps for all ages based in the principles and practices of Compassionate Communication. Family HEART Camp operates using the Art of Community.

Gregory and Cynthia live with their children and pets at Nyland Cohousing in Lafayette, Colorado. Gregory received a Master of Divinity degree from Naropa University in Boulder and is a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication.

History of the Art of Community

IC doodles croppedGregory conceived the Art of Community, originally called "Integral Organization" or "Integral Community," early one morning in December 2009 while he was lying sleepless in a hotel room during a business trip. The picture to the left is a scan of the original drawing which has evolved to be the Art of Community diagram shown below.

This drawing was the result of Gregory's desire to find a graphical description of the Sociocratic Circle-Organization Method and its integration with the skills of Compassionate Communication. Over time, he refined this model and began using it as a broader context for teaching Sociocracy to groups and individuals.

SCO graphic

In the summer of 2012, Gregory first directly experienced Restorative Circles and immediately knew this was part of the integrated model he had been unfolding. This realization, along with the repeated experience of confusion on the part of people thinking that "Integral Community" had something to do with Ken Wilber (it didn't), led to its re-birth as the Circle Sigma System.

In the most recent step in this journey, as of February 2016, Gregory decided to re-name this model The Art of Community.  He chose this name to explicitly reflect his passion for practicing the art forms which contribute to meaningful community.