management consulting, nonprofit consulting, leadership development, Louisiana, San Francisco Bay Area

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I help organizations to articulate their vision and goals so that their work is focused and directed. Together we strive for clear communication, whether written or spoken, which contributes to employee and customer satisfaction.

As leaders grow personally and expand their knowledge and skills, so does their organization and the people that make it all happen. I help people work together effectively and learn from one another in order to build strong organizations.

Excitement and challenge come from thinking creatively and utilizing the talents of each person in an organization. By building a learning and listening environment, creative ideas are tapped and effective plans, systems, and solutions can be implemented.

Below are some of the areas of consultation that I provide:

  • Organization effectiveness and structure
  • Leadership development
  • Effective communication, both internal and external
  • Team development
  • Change management
  • Developing strategies for organizational growth
  • Business analysis
  • Strategic planning
  • Fundraising and board development for nonprofits

Business and non-profit organization leaders often hope that they and their staffs can do everything themselves. However, there are times when either an outsider's eyes and ears or simply another set of hands is necessary. As a leader, you have a lot on your plate. Working with a consultant at key times can help to keep you focused on what is most important and help to relieve stress at critical times.

“Sue was instrumental to the SF Center for the Book in helping us identity and actualize our strategic path. Her expertise and calm and non-judgmental demeanor was critical to creating an environment where the leadership of the organization was able to move forward. She motivates and empowers everyone in the room.”

Mary K Austin, Co-Founder
San Francisco Center for the Book

“Sue is the consummate professional – knowledgeable, detail oriented, an incisive and creative thinker, whose work gets results. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with her.”

Ken Ingraham, Development Director
Oakland East Bay Symphony

"Meetings facilitated by Sue were focused and fun. Her warm and competent style gave us the confidence to expand our communication skills and not the least reminded us how each person contributes to our mission and success."

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