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Consulting and Facilitation Services

I work with organizations to align their mission and values with sustainable action. With over fifteen years of experience in the nonprofit sector, I’ve worked with a wide range of organizations, from small community startups to statewide membership federations. I’m passionate about helping nonprofits increase their impact, equity, and sustainability.


Strategic Planning

Having a strategic roadmap is vital to maximizing impact. For my clients, I create a customized and collaborative journey toward planning with purpose, while holding equity and sustainability at the center of the process. Then, we move forward with developing a plan that includes both implementation, measurable milestones, and flexibility.

Board & Staff Offsites/Retreats

A memorable gathering of staff and board can inspire creativity and deepen connection. We'll meet in advance to clarify your goals and desired outcomes, create an agenda, and plan meaningful follow-up.

Training and Workshops

In addition to offering Dare to Lead training, I offer a host of shorter workshops on a variety of topics including board governance, giving/receiving feedback, creating psychological safety, having courageous conversations, team engagement, avoiding burnout and more. I am also happy to design a custom workshop to meet the needs of your team or organization. 

Common areas of exploration include:

  • Board Governance

  • Measuring Impact

  • Courageous Conversations

  • Giving & Receiving Feedback

  • Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace

  • Implementing DEIB Policy

  • Avoiding Burnout & Building Resilience

  • Team Engagement

  • Recovering from Setbacks

  • Boundaries and Accountability

  • Emotional Wellness at Work

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Experience & Credentials

I've held leadership roles in corporate, education, policy, and nonprofit organizations. I've also served on a variety of nonprofit boards, and served as co-chair of both the YWCA of Greater Austin and Minnesota Women's Consortium boards


I'm passionate about empowering leaders to lean into brave and authentic leadership. My experience in advocacy and policy work has enabled me to take part in courageous conversations about social and economic justice, equity, and anti-racism for more than a decade.


Now for the alphabet soup: I'm a certified professional coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF). I have an MA in Human Development and a Graduate Certificate of Nonprofit Management. I'm also both a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator  and a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator through the Brené Brown Education and Research Group (BBEARG).

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