Slide Authentic partnerships. Meaningful outcomes. Collaborative Training Network, LLC


The Collaborative Training Network LLC
provides services to parks and recreation entities in the areas of:

Staff Training & Coaching

Everyone needs a little help with training. Sally specializes in strengths-based one-on-one and group coaching. She is skilled at designing programs that are fun and can be utilized long after she’s gone. She takes the time to discuss your challenges and designs your program collaboratively – with your input and her training expertise. 


  • Leader & manager coaching
  • Agency-wide coaching
  • Workshops & trainings

Agency Planning & Engagement

Planning and engagement done well takes time and thoughtful action. Sally has a knack for meeting people where they are – through leadership transitions, in the midst of “leveling-up”, or planning for the future. She engages you and your stakeholders in meaningful ways that work best for your agency and community. Your outcomes – what success ‘looks like’ to you – is Sally’s priority throughout the project.


  • Transition planning for outgoing/incoming leaders
  • Organizational efficiency planning & implementation
  • Master planning
  • Strategic planning

The Coaching Experience

Sally’s coaching programs are not your typical out-of-the box trainings. Park leaders are looking for ways to engage their managers and supervisors that stimulate growth and efficiency. In agency-wide coaching, Sally cultivates a trusting relationship and helps you see your blind spots – the miscommunications and oversights missed by busy staff. ​In one-on-one coaching, Sally invites you to take a deeper look at your relationships and how they function. Sally listens – not to respond – but to understand and create solutions collaboratively. And she works with park and recreation staff like you every day. ​Though the growth​​ can be uncomfortable at times, Sally coaches folks through sustainable change with openness and compassion.

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”    ~ James Baldwin

About CTN


Sally Pelto-Wheeler

A Note from the Owner

I have long been a believer of the positive impacts of nature and the outdoors on human health. I grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, along the shores of Lake Superior. I spent much of my collegiate studies and professional career understanding the positive impacts nature and outdoor recreation has on human health and the development of communities. The more exposure humans have to nature, the more we benefit from reduced anxiety, enhanced creativity, and overall well-being. Park and recreation agencies are uniquely positioned to positively impact our communities and serve all people ‒ every age, every ethnicity, every social class. I believe deeply in the passion and potential of this group of professionals.


“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.”   ~ Marianne Williamson


I have been a relationship builder and networker my whole life – a connector and advocate of people and ideas. My professional career led me through different roles, so I can appreciate the work completed at all levels of an agency. Through the development of the Collaborative Training Network, I am helping parks professionals work with purpose and integrity. My guidance is based on my commitment to and the foundations of:  

    • Multidisciplinary approaches to viewing challenges
    • Self-accountability in our words and actions
    • Anti-racist principles that embody inclusion
    • Courage to be authentic and deeply understanding yourself first

I meet you where you are – not where you hope to be – not where I expect you to be – but right where you are. That is my favorite place to get to know you.


“Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just start.”   ~ Ijeoma Umebinyuo


I value…

Authenticity:   a commitment to being genuine and transparent

Integrity:   radical courage to practice honest communication and conduct

Wholeheartedness:   gratitude for the continual learning and hard work it requires to positively impact our communities

Introductory Consultation

Parks and people are my passions! Contact me to set up a time for a phone or video chat. 

I take the time to learn and understand your challenges. We can work together to create programs that work best for your staff and community.

  • In-depth consultations are free of charge.
  • Don’t like what I’m cooking? I can help guide you to other resources. It’s most important to me that you find what you’re looking for!

Consult Me!

Get in Touch

I am looking forward to collaborating with you!