Record of decisive leadership in organizations with international scope. Noted for sound, practical management style centered on a strong history of successful team creation and retention. Known for ability to balance dedication to on-time project deliverables with long-term organizational vision. Results-proven ability to generate enthusiasm for ideas, create clear communication of mission internally and externally, and keep teams on task through to a “job well done.” Combines academic rigor with practical management. Values a practice informed by the best-known theory, and theory linked to best of class practice.
H2O Africa Foundation
Water for Good
WHAT KIND OF CONSULTING IS THIS?
I decided early on in my career that I wanted to focus on helping small to medium sized social change initiatives by both businesses and nonprofits be more successful. I believed then and still do that small to medium sized organization can be more efficient and effective. However, small to medium sized organizations can’t usually pay for high-end consulting. So I started my company, AVENIR Consulting, to create a form of consulting adapted to the needs of contemporary social change organizations. In this form of consulting, instead of just leaving you with a set of ideas and a large bill, I actually take a post in your organization, either as a 1099 contractor or as an employee, allowing us to create an affordable mid to longer term engagement in which I actually lead the implementation of the strategies I bring to you and your teams.
HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST?
After a free 30-minute consultation, I can send a draft proposal built around the gaps or friction we have identified in your systems. We go back and forth on the deliverables and timelines as well as the associated costs for those deliverables. We can discuss pricing on the free call, and I can send you past proposals so you can see what I have done for other organizations.
WHAT IS YOUR CORE EXPERTISE?
My core expertise is in quickly locating the gaps in your business / strategy models and providing solutions focused on raising more money for your mission. I have taken multiple organizations from $0 to $Millions through the application of best of class knowledge to the specific needs of each organization. Not only do I bring the strategies you lack to your organization, I actually lead your teams in the implementation of those strategies until they are successful.
DID YOU REALLY GROW UP IN TIMBUKTU?
Yes I did! My parents did missionary work in Northern Mali back in the 70s and 80s. I grew up in that fabled city, where I developed abilities for cross-cultural work that I have been using across my career. I am what they call at Third Cultured Person (Google that if needed), and have a unique skill set that can be very useful to sorting out organizational bottlenecks arising from the types of different value assumptions found in both international and local companies of all sorts.