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The Path I Took to Leadership Coaching

The Path I Took to Leadership Coaching

It was 2015. No one had heard of Covid-19.  I left a lucrative job, quit working for someone else’s fundraising consulting firm, and decided to open my own firm.  Potential clients were calling me directly, asking me to work with them and guide them on how...

Do’s and Don’ts for Recruiting Board Members

Do’s and Don’ts for Recruiting Board Members

Boards are crucial for every nonprofit organization. We need good boards to help provide leadership, strategy, and vision for our nonprofits. As a board member, you like to feel that your time and talents are being used to promote a meaningful cause. Some of the...

Time Management for Effective CEOs

Time Management for Effective CEOs

I once had a nonprofit client who spent time at night cleaning the bathroom and mopping the lobby. Everyone likes a sparkling clean office, but an executive director’s time is too valuable and too limited. Was cleaning the bathroom the best use of her time?  Why...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Being able to work with nonprofit professionals and board members is something I’m truly grateful for.

I’m humbled by the trust my clients have shown in me, and I’m thankful every day that I get to do business with amazing, mission-driven people who strive to make the world a better place.

Overcome your fear of asking

Overcome your fear of asking

Asking for a donation can be a challenging task. We often make it harder on ourselves by creating fears in our mind that limit us and our success. If you want to be a successful leader and fundraiser, you have to overcome fear of asking for a donation and help others...

Beyond cash

Beyond cash

Three weeks left in the long, long year that's been 2020. You probably have enthusiastic supporters and longtime donors who want to further your mission and make a positive impact on the clients you serve. However, they may want to give something other than cash....

Carrying a Heavy Burden

Carrying a Heavy Burden

I attended the meeting of a professional association recently and talked with an attorney I’ve known for about 10 years. It was my first time to see him since COVID began.  Since March 2020, 75 people close to him have died. One per week for a year and a half....

The Power of You

The Power of You

You got into your field because you wanted to make a difference, because your work had meaning. But along the way, you’ve lost some of your spark. Your job can be draining. I understand that. Over time, your imperfections have been revealed. But that’s OK....

Uplevel Your Leadership Quotient

Uplevel Your Leadership Quotient

You may have started in your field because your work had meaning. You could see how your job was making a difference. You’ve probably been promoted along the way, and you now lead a team of people, whether it’s made up of employees, volunteers, or board members. ...

Take That Vacation and Relax

Take That Vacation and Relax

I just read a LinkedIn post where a connection said she is working to get away and take a vacation next week, but that it’s hard and stressful leading up to that moment. I get it. I’ve been there, too. As the founder and CEO, she wants to lean into and live out the...

Three Powerful Words

Three Powerful Words

Despite long records of professional and personal achievements, several of my coaching clients feel like they aren’t enough. These high-achieving professionals often struggle with imposter syndrome, or feeling like they don’t belong in the positions they’re in. People...