Heather Berthoud

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With 25 years in organization effectiveness, Heather Berthoud is a thoughtful and trusted partner to organizational and community leaders. She combines a passion for social justice with a focused practical results-orientation that improves leaders’ and organizations’ ability to accomplish their goals, learn, and enjoy. Clients and colleagues describe her as insightful, fun, straightforward, challenging and supportive.

Heather’s commitment to her clients’ success means that she co-creates lasting change for leaders and organizations. To work with her is to think anew and to create solutions that endure. Because she listens intently and brings coherence to seemingly unrelated matters leaders articulate their full aspirations. As a result, clients become clearer about their current situation and goals. She provides exceptional value by identifying the essence of issues and then providing models and perspectives that clients can apply themselves. She brings lightness and depth to often challenging situations. 

Her clients include Advocates for Youth, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Center for Community Change, the Interfaith Alliance, Miriam’s House, NARAL Prochoice America, and Save Darfur Coalition. In addition to her consulting practice, she is faculty for the American University/NTL Institute Masters in Organization Development and a Professional Associate at the Gestalt International Study Center.

Prior to her consulting practice, she was responsible for organization development and curriculum design and delivery for the nationwide network of NARAL Prochoice America. She also directed a grassroots mobilization program for Citizen Action. More recently, she has led several development programs including Leading Nonprofit Organizations for the Gestalt International Study Center, the Practitioners Program with the Center for Human Systems, and numerous workshops on planning, diversity, and leadership.  She has also authored several publications on diversity, planning, training and consulting.

Heather is a life-long learner whose education includes Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania; Master of Science in Organization Development from American University/NTL Institute; certification to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI); nearly 20 years as a student and instructor of martial arts and 8 years studying yoga; and lessons learned while hiking and biking.

 

 

 

 

 

Liz Butler

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Liz has over 20 years of experience organizing and campaigning on critical issues, with a focus on both corporate and legislative campaigns. She currently serves as the Movement Strategy Center's Network Organizing Project Director and Senior Fellow.

She was previously the Campaign Director (Executive Director/CEO equivalent) of 1Sky, a large-scale collaborative climate campaign with over 600 allies, 4,500 local leaders, and 200,000 citizen advocates. Liz managed a successful merger of 1Sky with 350.org in 2011 after helping build and execute a successful campaign on climate and clean energy.

Prior to 1Sky, Liz was a co-founder of ForestEthics, where she spent 10 years as the Organizing Director. During that time, ForestEthics’ work resulted in the protection of over 50 million acres of forests in the U.S., Canada, and Chile. Liz also served as the National Organizing Director for American Lands Alliance, the Director of Missouri Public Interest Research Group, and graduated from Green Corps’ Environmental Leadership Training Program, where she received the third Alumni Achievement Award ever given by Green Corps.

In 2010, Liz was awarded a 40 Under 40 Award by the New Leaders Council for her work. She has extensive experience in campaigning, fundraising, organizing, facilitation, movement building, training, leadership development, organizational development, staff management, and campaign strategy planning. She lives just outside of Washington, D.C. with her husband and son.

Catherine Fitzgerald

Catherine coaches senior executives in private and non-profit organizations that operate in complex contexts.  Her work has given her a keen appreciation of the extraordinary demands that are made on leaders and she works to bring the best leading edge ideas and approaches to her clients to help them make the changes that are most important to them and their organizations.  In her coaching, she helps clients to identify their unique strengths, assess areas of leadership risk, strategize about key relationships, and promote the immediate and long-term success of their organizations. 

Catherine is internationally recognized as one of founders of the field of executive coaching.  Her highly-rated book on executive coaching is required reading in coaching programs around the world.  Her clients have included the Inter-American Development Bank, Lockheed Martin, National Public Radio, the Noyce Foundation, PWC, Wikipedia, the World Bank, and the World Resources Institute.

 Catherine also has extensive experience helping leaders and their companies become more successful.  In addition to her executive coaching, she has facilitated team development and organizational change efforts.  She has also taught courses on leadership development and organizational change at a number of universities, including Georgetown University and the University of Maryland at College Park.  She writes and researches about leadership and complexity, strategy, leadership in the second half of life, and personality and leadership style and effectiveness.

Catherine has a Ph.D. in psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and completed an internship in psychology at Yale University.  She is co-editor (with Jennifer Garvey Berger) of Executive Coaching: Practices and Perspectives, a book that focuses on leading-edge approaches to executive coaching, and of Developing Leaders: Research and Applications in Psychological Type and Leadership Development.  She has also presented at conferences and taught courses on executive coaching and leadership development both in the United States and internationally.

Beth Greenland

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Beth Greenland provides organizational development consulting and executive coaching to large and small non-profit clients. She has worked for over 25 years providing leadership coaching, strategic planning, leadership training, and consensus facilitation for a variety of non-profits across the country.  

Her coaching focuses on working with Executive Directors in transition - those who are new to their roles and those who are completing their careers at their non-profit.  She is affiliated with Maryland Non-Profits, the Management Assistance Group, and Compass Point.  She has recently developed and implemented a coaching training program for the Child Welfare systems in several states.

Her clients have included The World Wildlife Fund – US, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Kennedy Krieger Institute, The American Occupational Foundation and the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust.

She is certified as a Leadership Coach by Georgetown University and has achieved the Professional Coach Certification from the International Coach Federation.  She is certified as a Somatic Coach by the Strozzi Institute and is pursuing certification in Adult Development-based coaching. 

 

 

Alfreda Harvey-Whitaker

Alfreda Harvey-Whitaker is a management and organizational development consultant. Alfreda is the founder and President of Horizons Unlimited, which is a management and organizational development consulting firm.  She is uniquely qualified to work with non-profits based on her background that includes more than 25 years of experience working in non-profit organizations. Additionally, Alfreda earned her undergraduate degree in Accounting and a Masters Degree in Organizational Management. Over the past 14 years, Alfreda has worked as a consultant and trainer for a number of nonprofit organizations in executive coaching, developing strategic plans and in other organizational development work.  Alfreda works with organizations from a holistic standpoint and focuses on enabling them to develop self-sufficiency in managing growth, challenges, and most importantly, change.  Her motto is “the best way to predict the future is to create it”.  She has worked with organizations such as the Asian American Justice Center, the National Immigration Forum, American Immigration Council, the National Women’s Law Center, the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA), and The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR). 

Shelly Kessler

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Shelly Kessler is an expert in strategy and business planning, organizational and leadership development, and program planning and assessment, as well as a trained facilitator.  For over twenty-five years she has been both a practitioner in the field and an advisor to not-for-profit and philanthropic organizations nationally, as well as nongovernmental organizations globally. As a consultant, she has helped guide organizations from inception, through transition, to re-visioning. Throughout, a core belief has been that good consultations are done in partnership with the client and are aligned with organizational strength and culture.

While working with all types and sizes of organizations, Kessler has deep experience with early childhood education; health and social service organizations; international development organizations; and health conversion foundations. Among her recent clients are The Children’s Defense Fund of NY, Free the Slaves, America’s Charities, The Kessler Foundation, VoicesUnbroken, Allies for Children and the Kansas Health Foundation. In many cases, she has worked with start-up organizations or organizations in transition to manage growth and change.

From 2000-2013, Kessler was a Partner with TCC Group a national management consulting firm with offices in Philadelphia, New York and San Francisco.  She headed the nonprofit strategy practice as well as being the Chief Financial Officer for the firm. While at TCC she led numerous organizational assessment and strategic planning assignments for a broad spectrum of nonprofit organizations, philanthropies and corporate giving programs. A small sampling of her past clients is attached.

Prior to joining TCC Group, Kessler spent five and a half years as Deputy Executive Director of the International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN, Inc.), an international non-profit organization working with medical schools in 24 countries.  In addition to overall program management, Kessler’s responsibilities included strategic planning, new initiative development, and fund diversification.  Kessler came to INCLEN after eleven years in international development, primarily with the international relief and development organization, CARE and later with UNICEF. 

Kessler received her Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Brown University.

She has written a number of articles on strategic planning over the years including “The Death of Planning” for the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal; “Funding for Impact: How to Design Strategic Grantmaking Programs,” and with Jared Raynor “When Things Fall Apart: Building Organizational Strength of Humanitarian Organizations” for TCC Group.   She has presented numerous workshops on strategic and business planning for mission focused organizations nationally including podcasts on Adaptive Leadership for Nonprofits and Transformational Strategic Planning. She was the primary researcher for Private Foreign Aid: U.S. Philanthropy for Relief and Development, by Landrum Bolling (West View Press, 1982) and authored Third World Women in Agriculture: An Annotated Bibliography (The National Council for Research on Women, 1985). 

Currently, Kessler is a member of the boards of Public Citizens for Children and Youth based in Philadelphia and Ultimate Block Party, a national exploration of how children learn and grow.

 

 

Monique Meadows

Monique has more than 15 years of experience working with progressive nonprofit agencies to develop diverse funding streams, build solid organizational structures and create national and local alliances. These organizations include: Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Power Inside, ONE DC, Community Mediation, Fusion Partnerships, National Youth Advocacy Coalition, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. 

Monique specializes in organizational assessments, board development, team building and Elemental OD (a holistic organizational diagnostic model). Monique developed Elemental OD as a method of looking to the natural world to better understand organizational life. Elemental OD integrates the wisdom of earth-based spiritual traditions with sound OD theory to create an exciting and holistic framework. 

Monique began her progressive organizing career at the (now-defunct) National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum. It was there that she learned about the intersections of race, class, sexual orientation, language, and other markers of identity. She continued to work with movement organizations, ultimately discovering her gift for facilitating difficult conversations and managing differences within groups without silencing members on the margins. 

As a fundraising and organization development professional, Monique has successfully authored multi-million dollar federal grants, managed internal organization development projects and worked with boards of directors to create viable and inspired strategic plans. Monique is a featured activist in The Spirit of Social Change: Love, Hope, Faith and Joy in Intersectional Activism and published author in Spirited: Affirming the Soul and the Black Gay/Lesbian Identity. 

Monique’s life and work represent the intersections of her multiple identities. As an African-American lesbian with working class roots, her hope is that the multiple communities to which she belongs will benefit as she moves into her role as an organization development consultant. 

Monique has a Masters degree in Organization Development from American University in Washington, D.C. where she was awarded a Segal-Seashore Fellowship for her commitment to social justice. She is also a Reiki Master.

 

 

Inca Mohamed

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Inca A. Mohamed is an internationally recognized facilitator and consultant. From 2003-March 2011, Inca was MAG's third Executive Director and spearheadeded MAG's initiative to go beyond one-on-one consulting and deliver a diverse range of products and services.

Inca has worked with hundreds organizations to help them create effective management and powerful strategies for change. For many of her clients, this means building social justice values into everything they do.  "Most social justice organizations struggle with the tension of trying to reflect within the organization the values that they are trying to create outside," she notes. "It is both challenging and exciting to help them learn to embrace that tension and allow it to spur them on the journey of creating truly inclusive environments where everyone is able to bring all they have to the table."

Inca is particularly interested in the possibilities in – and obstacles to – creating powerful collaborations among organizations. "A lot of social justice groups have seen collaborations that didn’t produce results," she says.  "They realize that to be really effective, they have to work together, but working together is quite challenging. We have so glorified the term collaboration that we obscure what it really takes."

Inca sees her consulting work as rooted in her experience as a Caribbean immigrant from a multiethnic family. "I had to develop 'border-crossing' skills to survive, and I know the power of cross-cultural learning. My experience taught me to listen deeply, honor what is distinct about each environment, and, when appropriate, translate experiences from one place to another."

Inca's clients have included: Atlantic Philanthropies, the Forum for Youth Investment, SisterSong, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Washington Greater Community Foundation, the Funders Network on Population Growth and Reproductive Health and Rights, the Asian American Justice Center, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, and the Washington Area Women's Foundation.

Before joining MAG, Inca was Program Officer for Human Development and Reproductive Health at the Ford Foundation, where she oversaw a $60 million dollar portfolio aimed at strengthening youth development domestically and abroad. Her career has included work in advocacy, training and public education, program design, and program management; she has held leadership positions at a diverse range of organizations, including the YWCA, the Door Center for Youth Alternatives, and Planned Parenthood.