More Than Just a Consultation
More Than Just
Gary is a great strategic adviser. He quickly understood the challenges we faced. He had some excellent suggestions and was exactly what I needed in order to identify the best way forward.
Co-founder; Director of Operations
I can't recommend Gary enough. He provided thoughtful, relevant, and practical feedback and advice about a challenging workplace situation.
Volunteer Lawyers Network
What a fun discussion! Gary asked pertinent questions to better understand our challenges and he came up with thoughtful steps to improve our strategy regarding scheduling and re-scheduling clients. His ideas were easy to understand and will be easy to implement! Gary was engaging, easy to talk to and very supportive. I would definitely seek his advice with any future needs!
Tess Almendarez Lojacono
Fine Art Miracles
Gary is fantastic! Smart, kind, patient, knowledgeable, big picture thinker. His experience is only matched by his big heart. I now have some really important concepts that I will put in place immediately. He's made an impact on my organization and the folks that I serve. Thank you, Gary!
Founder, Artistic & Executive Director
Grown Women Dance Collective
Gary is a pro. Very thoughtful. His breadth of experiences as a leader, manager, and management consultant were so helpful in unpacking complex issues.
Chief of Staff
Gary was more helpful than we could have ever hoped! He is extremely knowledgeable about non-profit fundraising tactics and accounting. He gave us sound advice that will no doubt help us with our grant applications. Thanks again Gary!!
Director of Operations
350 Bay Area
Our consultation with Gary could not have been better. He explained things so clearly to help coach and educate us on a complex process. One consultation with Gary set us on a path that significantly advanced the work we were doing in our strategic planning process. He shifted our perspective on our work and opened up new modes of thought that has truly elevated our work and overall deliverable. It was clear that he wanted to help us to realize success in our endeavor and his influence and guidance is one of the key variables of that success. Gary really helped to pull us out of the details and back up to the 30,000-foot level from which we were able to make sound decisions in designing our plan. His insights led me into some deeper research and energized our team with new perspective.
American Cancer Society, Volunteer Engagement Department
Gary was very helpful and knowledgeable. I am grateful for his time and expertise!
Hawaii Institute of Pacific Agriculture
Gary was very attentive to all that I shared and was quite decisive on his recommendations to help me relieve the weight of so many programs I am running. Gary confirmed my thoughts of moving a few things off my plate which is ultimately best for me and the chamber. My plate is full, yet after Gary’s analysis I believe I now have a plan to relieve myself of some programs, which will surely be addition from subtraction.
Carl Davis Jr.
Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce
Gary was incredibly helpful in guiding me toward reframing our program planning needs. I left our call in a much better position to move forward with concrete action steps.
Founder and Executive Director
Gary was *terrific.* Very personable, quite smart, full of advice and useful resources, and inspiring to boot. I'd be delighted to be able to work with him again!
Gary offered great perspective for recommending a framework and timeline to help approach the pre-strategic planning process. I appreciate how he quickly assessed what we needed to do to get ready for the next phase and offered practical guidance about how to approach the next 3-6 months. His open style and easygoing manner were much appreciated. A valuable hour of conversation!
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Gary was extremely thoughtful in not just providing a correct answer to the specific question posed, but finding several solutions to the underlying issue that generated the question.
Williamsburg Boat Club
Gary was excellent. I was able to share my ideas and concerns with him while provided clear-eyed thoughts and guidance based on his real-world experience. His overall knowledge and willingness to openly share ideas definitely helped me refine my plans and move forward with confidence.
Nonprofit Development Specialist
Gary provided great advice. His consulting expertise was incredibly precious in addressing both the big picture and specific, detail-oriented questions. I particularly enjoyed his ability to reassure us in what we are doing right while also pointing out what is still to be improved or revised. Thank you Gary!
Women’s Voices Now
I really enjoyed speaking with Gary. He was very thorough in addressing my concerns about potentially managing a fundraising event. We discussed another approach to handling our fundraising efforts that may be better at this time. He provided keen insights and practical solutions. His commitment to helping organizations is evident and I would highly recommend his consultation services to others.
Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Divine Intervention Ministries
I appreciate Gary’s thoughtfulness and expertise so much! Gary was supportive and direct with action steps to move us closer to strengthening our Board. Really great advice. Thanks again!
Chiwishi Joy Abney
Founder & Executive Director
Five Loaves & Two Fish Unlimited - HERO Inc.
Gary looked at our situation from an objective perspective and gave me advice in areas of program development and finance that I had not previously thought of.
Brass City Harvest
I can't recommend speaking with Gary enough. He provided us with a framework for asking several critical questions about our mission as an organization and gave us so much to think about in terms of next steps in a relatively brief time period.
The Head & the Hand
My consultation with Gary was great! His approach went well beyond the contours of my initial question and resulted in a rich conversation that really got at the heart of a lot of the challenges I needed help with. He asked great questions and provided several recommendations and tools that will help me with my productivity and success. The call was a pleasure and I highly recommend Gary to anyone looking for a seasoned expert with an intuitive approach to problem defining and solving.
Events & Facilities Rental Coordinator
African American Arts & Culture Complex