Life often unfolds in circles. Though I ran my own consulting firm for nearly 20 years, it’s been a decade or so since I closed shop and took on a couple of non-profit CE0 positions. Now, I am stepping back from the 60 to 70 hour work weeks, doing some literary writing, continuing to transform my numismatic interests into a business, and am open to providing contractual services to non-profit groups and community change practitioners. Here’s some of what I do:
Research, Analysis, and Writing Services
If you are struggling to make sense of your data or need assistance to identify trends within or beyond your organization or could use a hand doing some quick and timely research, let’s have a conversation to see if I can be of service. I am open to writing proposals as well or a case for support.
Transformational Thinking Experiences
Changing the world is about changing minds and for minds to change we have to think differently, often radically different. I work with groups and individuals interested in moving through status quo restraints. I help organizations populate their Thinking Tool Box. Topics include lateral, critical, systems, convergent, divergent, integrative, creative, and episodic thinking as well as my own thinking approach called, Upside Down Thinking
Interim CEO/ED Services
Sometimes organizations need space and time between Executive Directors and want to resolve some issues or consider strategic options before moving forward towards new, permanent leadership. Such services can be part-time and provided for a set period of time (e.g. 3 to 6 months).
Because non-profits typically try to do far more than they have the capacity to handle, they typically tend to evaluate too many things, as if everything they do matters to the same degree. Game-Changer Evaluation is about measuring the big changes and major impacts your group wants to bring about.
Identifying your Strategic Touchstone
What’s at the core of your organization? What is its heart, mind, and spirit? What are the vital drivers of action that must be in everyone’s mind as your navigate a landscape of challenges, barriers, and resistance? A Strategic Touchstone is brief (three to five pages) and can serve as your superordinate policy document.
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Past Roles: ED of Edmonton CDC; CEO of Bissell Centre; Senior Director at Tamarack Institute; VP Business Services at United Way; ED of Operation Friendship; and Providing consulting services to the community sector.