How can I help you?
After spending more than 25 years in both nonprofit sector leadership roles and teaching roles, I started this practice to help C-Suite leaders, leaders-to-be, boards, and organizations define and work through challenges to maximize their impact. They say “it takes one to know one,” and my years at the helm of a nonprofit have given me a unique wealth of insight and practical knowledge—all of which I’m able to share and apply to a wide variety of individual situations.
Support for leaders of all kinds
Part of why it’s lonely at the top (and on your way there) is that unless you’ve been through it, you can’t fully understand the pressures, responsibilities and challenges leaders face. Together, we can develop your personal action plan, whether that includes honing your leadership skills, working with your board of directors, guiding change, helping you to find greater purpose in your work, or something else entirely.
I help teams perform more effectively by building relationships on a foundation of shared purpose and values. I will work with you to clarify priorities, roles, and decision-making practices to achieve strong outcomes.
I work with boards to unlock their potential by assessing their current performance and developing plans for improving governance practices – whether fiduciary, strategic, or generative – while laying the groundwork for more productive relationships with the organization’s leadership.
An outside perspective can uncover pathways to success that internal stakeholders oftentimes just cannot envision. I help clients identify and articulate key organizational issues. Then I develop plans to address them. This process can involve anything from strategic planning to program redesign and evaluation to succession planning to interim leadership.
As an adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, my focus is on the strategic management of nonprofit organizations. In addition, I offer classes and individualized instruction for those on a path towards leadership positions in the social and nonprofit sectors. Click below for more information and class schedules.