Frequently Asked Questions
Fun People Are My Jam!
You’re in the market for a coach, trainer or speaker, right?
So there are some things you should know about working with me.
I’m not your average non-profit consultant. I probably won’t tell you everything you want to hear. Are you ready to run yet? No? Good!
I want you to think of me as your friend…a good friend. You know that friend you had in college; the one who you could just be yourself with? Go ahead…take a trip down memory lane. Are you there yet? Yes! That friend! That’s ME!
So now you’re all warm and fuzzy. You feel like you’ve found your favorite blanket and you’re ready to tuck into the favorite part of your couch and tell me everything…right?
I want you to know something.
You might find this hard to believe but I am not for everyone. No really…I’m not.
I might be irreverent at times and maybe too colloquial for your usual taste. I’m the kind of thought partner that will tell you the truth. The truth about where you are as an executive. The truth about where you are as a board. The truth about where your organization is headed. About how you can really attract donor –investors or recruit and retain amazing talent. The truth about what it will REALLY take to make sure your organization grows from awesome to AMAZING.
I will help you live well and lead well.
Like a good friend I will support you but I will tell you what I really think; what my gut says is the issue and what the data supports.
I will ask you to look deeper. To be introspective. To think. I help you get clear.
Like a good friend…a true friend…I will always have your best interests at heart. Because ultimately I’m here for you.
So here are some things to keep in mind and some frequently asked questions
that can help you decide if you think we’ll be a good fit.
This is for you if:
- You know you need to make some changes and you are tired of losing sleep over it
- You are tired of being on the hamster wheel of busy and you want off
- You are ready to take a leap to the next level of awesome leadership
- You are FUN but work has made you a lot less fun and you want YOU back
This is not for you if:
- You aren’t willing to hear some truth telling
- You want to crockpot this work (no folks – you cannot set it and forget it)
- You want Kool-aid success (there will be NO mix and stir success at this party)
- You are so buttoned up and take yourself so seriously you can’t see the joy in connecting passionate people to your mission
- You don’t know what you want AND you’re not in a position to make a decision about it
- You don’t have a budget (come on friends, we all know much money we want to spend)
Still hanging with me?
C’mon then – let’s get this party started!
Q: Does coaching really work?
A: If you want it to. Like exercise or therapy or any kind of self -care, you get out of it what you put into it. As my mentor in my head, Iyanla Vanzant says “you have to do the work”. I have 1 time, 1 month, and 3-month programs to fit your goals, bandwidth, and budget.
Q: I’m just getting started as a non-profit. Can you help me?
A: Sure! Depending on your budget, I have everything from free resources to courses and working with me 1:1.
Q: How long does strategic planning take?
A: It takes as long as it takes (really it does!) But in reality depending on your organization's needs (and the real-life comings and goings of your leadership team) I would plan on at least 4-6 months. I have great colleagues who do this work (and it's on my resources page).
Q: Do you work with everyone who reaches out?
A. I wish I could! But I focus on organization in the social sector followed next by faith-based organizations and then on tech.
Q: What kind of board training do you do?
A: The kind that will have your board fist pumping and racing to be ambassadors for your organization. That means board governance best practices, recruitment, fundraising, and facilitated retreats. I am a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer and use BoardSource best practices and methodology as my base combined with my own “special sauce”
Q: Do you have a speakers fee?
A: I do! Please see my speaking page and have a budget in mind when you contact me. That will ensure my team can work with you to get me booked for your next thing. A few times a year I waive my speakers' fee for small conferences in the NYC area where I live. If you think you qualify, book a time to chat.
I’ll be right back with some really fancy language but for now here’s the KISS (keep it simple sister!) method of disclaimers for copyrights, privacy disclosures. Rochelle designed it, Katrina developed it, and Amy was behind the lens. Everything on this site? If I say it + write it + do it + sell it… I own it and it’s mine. If you want to use something, quote me or collaborate drop me a line here