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As a woman owned and run micro-business,
Intentional Inquiry provides highly-individualized and inclusive data-driven support to organizations aiming to improve their strategies and services for youth and community development initiatives. The Intentional Inquiry approach is grounded in community-engaged participatory practices, which utilize the knowledge creation process as a vehicle for individual and community change. 

Amy Engelman, PhD is the founder and principal of Intentional Inquiry.


Amy's expertise is in positive youth development, and she is most passionate about engaging youth and community in research and evaluation to improve the programs and practices that are intended to serve them. As a community psychologist, she emphasizes the identities, relationships, and environments that foster youth and communities to reach their fullest potential. With her interdisciplinary background, she makes connections across systems and streamlines processes in order to realize and sustain shared goals. Amy is a founding member of the Civic Consulting Collaborative and Launch Network's Board. She also is a Civic Canopy Associate and serves as the Colorado Evaluation Network's Treasurer. She also consulted on the development of The Biggies, conversation cards that create connection and build resilience in elementary-aged children. She earned her doctorate in Child, Family, & School Psychology in 2006 and her masters in Early Childhood/Special Education in 2003 from The University of Denver.

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