Valerie has successfully led Listen for Good, an ambitious national initiative to advance the practice of feedback in the social sector and amplify the voices of those least heard –students, trainees, clinic patients, and so on. Valerie asks tough questions, is committed to excellence AND is service oriented. Doesn’t get much better than that!
— Fay Twersky - Director of Effective Philanthropy Group, Hewlett Foundation
When leading our strategic planning process, Valerie and team provided critical strategic leadership and insights. They facilitated crucial conversations among our board and staff with grace and skill and brought analyses that are world-class. Valerie is a true strategic thought partner and a joy to work with!
— Tess Reynolds, CEO, New Door Ventures
I cannot recommend Valerie and her team highly enough. The expertise they bring to the table based on their wealth of experience in the worlds of nonprofit and philanthropy is top notch. Valerie always listens, and offers her opinion in a fair way, bringing the right balance of theoretical as well as practical considerations.
— Kathleen Kelly Janus, Lecturer, Stanford Program on Social Entrepreneurship
Valerie and team worked with PACE to develop our strategic plan, which helped inform some dramatic changes, both inside and outside our organization. The research that her team conducted was of great value, but even more valuable was Valerie’s deep engagement with our team as we wrestled with the challenge of organizational transformation. Valerie brings both tough-mindedness and sympathetic understanding to her consulting practice, and we are better off for having worked with her.
— David Plank, Former Executive Director, PACE