"There are days when I feel overwhelmed by the demands of my position. At those times, Sally challenges me to be at choice as to how I show up. Regardless of the situation, she enables me to bring my best self to it by re-focusing on my values and guiding principles."



Do you feel isolated and increasingly challenged in your role as a nonprofit leader?
The majority of nonprofit CEOs and executive directors say it’s lonely at the top and that the complex demands of their positions seem overwhelming at times.

A 2006 study (Daring to Lead, Meyer Foundation and Compass Point) of 2000 nonprofit executive directors shows that 75% will leave their positions within 5 years. Could you be among the 60% who will leave for reasons that include a difficult executive/Board relationship, lack of a trusted peer network, burnout and a need for more sophisticated leadership skills?

You don’t need to be lonely at the top.
Executive coaching provides nonprofit leaders with the support, leadership development, time management and confidence that enable them to remain passionate, committed and hopeful. You are doing this work because you want to make a difference.
So do I.

You are called to improve your community. Executive coaching helps nonprofit leaders meet the challenge.
In the Daring to Lead study, CEOs and executive directors reported that executive coaching gave them greater clarity of vision for their organizations, increased Board and staff alignment with mission, and improved personnel management and Board/staff relationships.

Are you spending too much time putting out fires? Are conflicts or resistance to change hampering your ability to do great work?

I work with nonprofit CEOs, senior leaders, and Boards to hold the focus on strategic priorities as well as strengthen leadership competencies in a wide variety of areas:

  • Shared vision, mission, values
  • Executive/ Board relations
  • Board development
  • Managing stress
  • Strategic planning
  • Navigating conflict and change
  • Facilitating open, honest communications
  • Senior team and staff relationship management
  • Addressing the scarcity mentality

I do this through customized 1- to -1 executive and leadership coaching, leader circles especially for nonprofit CEOs and executive directors, team coaching and assessments, training, and facilitation.

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“Executive coaching has helped me identify and use my unique strengths to lead. Sally has guided me through the process of forming meaningful alliances with board members and key staff members and conceptualizing plans for managing change in a complex organization. She has helped me reduce stress, take time for myself and my family, and practice the art of appreciation. Best of all, she gives me the space and permission to THINK and plan for my personal and professional development in addition to planning for my organization's future.”
CEO - Ohio


“The CEO Circle has been very helpful in addressing the isolation I feel as a CEO. The coaching inquiry process of questioning, talking through issues and looking at different perspectives has enabled me to develop my own solutions. Sally is very good at getting accountability to solidify the discussion and close the loop. I leave calls with a game plan that leads to action and results.”
CEO - Oregon


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