MARY BEVINS-GILLET, SPARKS & STARTS LLC

Email: mgillett03@gmail.com
Phone:
231-883-8388
Website:
www.SparksAndStarts.com

Services: Communications, Fund Development, Marketing, Meeting Facilitation, Network/Collaborative Support, Program Development, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Training/Professional Development, Arts & Culture Administration
Counties: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Wexford

Mary Bevans Gillett specializes in arts, culture and the creative sector, bringing more than 30 years’ experience in management, marketing communications, grant writing and capacity building to her work, as well as a passion to strengthen the ecosystem impacting the arts, and advocate for the sector’s vital role in our communities and cultural economic development. She is co-convener of the Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network, supporting and connecting individual artists, organizations, creative entrepreneurs and endeavors, as well as the Region 2 regrant coordinator for Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs' minigrant program, providing grant management, capacity building & technical assistance to arts and cultural organizations and community projects throughout the ten-county region. Mary also teaches graduate fundraising courses for Central Michigan University’s Master of Science in Administration (MSA) program; and grant writing for Northwestern Michigan College’s Extended Education Services (EES), in addition to individual consultation, workshops and training.  Mary earned an MBA and MA from University of Michigan, and BFA from Central Michigan University as well as designations as a Certified Fundraising Manager (CFRM), Community Arts Leadership Fellow, Certified SCORE Business Mentor and Springboard for the Arts "Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists" Trainer.

BETH BUELOW, ZOPA CONSULTING

Email: beth@zopaconsulting.com
Phone:
253-617-0779
Website:
http://www.zopaconsulting.com
Services: Coaching, Executive Leadership Development, Strategic Planning, Team Building/Conflict Resolution,Training/Professional Development, Public Speaking, Stress Management/Resilience/Mindfulness
Counties: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Wexford

One of the biggest sources of stress in our lives is conversations we’re not having, feedback we’re not giving, and needs we’re not sharing. This negatively impacts your organization’s culture and your personal effectiveness.     As a Professional Certified Coach, author, speaker, mediator, and facilitator with more than a decade of coaching and consulting experience, Beth Buelow, PCC, is committed to supporting leaders and their teams in creating a positive culture of communication.     Beth is the founder of ZOPA Consulting, which provides personalized coaching, facilitation, and learning services to small businesses and nonprofits. She draws on a range of frameworks in her work, including mediation and conflict management, appreciative inquiry, narrative coaching, non-violent communication, improv, and the work of Parker Palmer, Edgar Schein, and other personal growth leaders.     Since 2010, Beth has been best known as The Introvert Entrepreneur. Through coaching, speaking, training, and her book and podcast of the same name, she has empowered thousands of people to embrace their introvert strengths and create more sustainable, energetically aligned businesses. Prior to starting her own business, she was a nonprofit professional, with roles ranging from fundraising to marketing to grant-making. She holds a Master’s in Arts Administration from Indiana University-Bloomington.   

LUCILLE CHRISMAN, COMMUNICATION WORKS

Email: lchrisman.coach@gmail.com
Phone: 517-290-6719

Services: Coaching, Communications, Community Engagement, Executive Leadership Development, Executive Transition, Meeting Facilitation, Network/Collaborative Support, Organizational Capacity Assessment, Team Building/Conflict Resolution, Training/Professional Development
Counties: Statewide

Lucille Chrisman, CPCC, is a Certified Executive Coach fueled by the belief that small change over time yields tremendous results, and that leaders aren’t born; they are coached. She provides 1:1 and team coaching to create new levels of awareness, choice and performance, working with the whole person to bring their best self forward. With over 30 years experience as a professional trainer, a tenacious business leader, and administrator in higher education, Lucille helps individuals, teams, organizations and networks increase their readiness and capacity to meet complex challenges. As a certified facilitator of the Intercultural Development Inventory, Lucille provides frameworks, tools and skills for creating a culture of trust, inclusion and diversity. Adaptive leadership, effective communication skills, and peer learning circles are core components of the programs she offers. Lucille’s past experiences as vice president of public affairs and executive director of development at Saginaw Valley State University and associate director of philanthropy for The Nature Conservancy, have given her broad and deep understanding of the complexities and challenges of being a leader. In addition to her executive positions, Lucille has been a university professor of communications and organizational development. Her desire to build human capacity began when she was a corporate trainer and facilitator for the American Management Association. From this experience, Lucille started her own business, CommunicationWorks, developing customized programs for businesses, organizations, city government and educational institutions. Today, Lucille is a credentialed executive coach with a mission to create impact in the world one person at a time.

PAMELA W. EVANS, DUALITY CONSULTING

Email: pamelaevans000@gmail.com
Phone:
231-883-8388
Website:
dualityconsulting.wordpress.com

Services: Board Development, , Community Engagement, Executive Transition, Fund Development, Meeting Facilitation, Needs Assessment, Network/Collaborative Support, Organizational Capacity Assessment, Program Development, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Succession Planning, Systems Practice, Team Building/Conflict Resolution, Training/Professional Development, Mergers/Partnerships
Counties: Any in Michigan

Pamela W. Evans, MS, CFRM, has over 30 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations, foundations, social enterprises in the areas of organizational development, collaborations, joint ventures, revenue diversification, governance, fund development, and strategic planning.    Pam was employed by Trinity Health System for 17 years working for its flagship unit, St. Joseph Health System, as director of planning and marketing and as Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Planning for GNA, a national physical rehabilitation company headquartered in Grand Haven, Michigan.  In her role at GNA, she consulted with hospitals and clinics throughout the country in the areas of planning, marketing and business development.    Pam currently serves as a consultant for Rotary Charities of Traverse City, the Council of Michigan Foundations, and the Community Advancement Network, Midland. For these organizations, she works with over 40 nonprofit organizations and foundations annually in organizational capacity building, strategic planning, fund development, succession planning and governance. She has lead over 70 strategic planning projects during the past seven years.    Pam has an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree from Central Michigan University. She has a certification in fund raising management from Indiana University’s School of Fundraising and is a certified business counselor with the Michigan Small Business Association. Pam has completed “Train the Trainer” from The Monitor Institute of Deloitte Consulting in the “What’s Next for Community Philanthropy”,  governance consulting training through Board Source, and is a certified DiSC administrator.  She currently chairs the West Shore Healthcare Foundation, Manistee, MI.  

LISA KNOWLTON, ED.D., WYATT ADVISORS

Email: lwyattknowlton@gmail.com
Phone:
269-209-2608
Website:
http://wyattadvisors.com

Services: Applied Research, Board Development, Business Development, Coaching,Communications, Community Engagement, Environmental Assessment, Ethics, Evaluation, Executive Leadership Development, Executive Transition, Human Resources, Meeting Facilitation, Needs Assessment, Network/Collaborative Support, Organizational Capacity Assessment, Program Development, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Succession Planning, Systems Practice, Training/Professional Development, Volunteer Recruitment/Management
Counties: any

Lisa champions learning, she is known as competent, compassionate and focused on results.    Her work history includes senior roles with social sector organizations, including CEO (twice). Lisa holds a doctorate in in Education Leadership, a Masters of Public Administration and Bachelors in International Relations. Her experience spans many areas of community development in the social sector and the private sector. She is knowledgeable in all aspects of managing and leading.    Lisa is a national Kellogg Leadership Fellow with international experience. She authored  The Logic Model Guidebook: Better Strategies for Great Results. This text is a field standard in the design, planning and management of both programs and evaluation. It is used worldwide among leading organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Harvard University and the Packard Foundation.     Her passions include great plans, critical thinking, innovation, skillful facilitation, insightful management and related processes that support organization development. She has provided extensive customized executive education and taught for both Notre Dame and Grand Valley State Universities. Lisa is committed to the success of others.     At “home” in northern Michigan and a Traverse City native, Lisa advocates for the Great Lakes, adoption and is an avid cyclist. See: www.wyattadvisors.com.  

MARTIE MANTY

Email: mlmanty@yahoo.com
Phone:
231-342-9934
Services
: Communications, Community Engagement, Evaluation, Fund Development, Meeting Facilitation, Network/Collaborative Support, Program Development, Project Management, Training/Professional Development, Volunteer Recruitment/Management
Counties: Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee

Working in organizational leadership for over 40 years, Martie is now providing consultations to assist community projects to achieve success and sustainability. A strong believer in the power of relationships to get the work done, Martie shares many practical skills to achieve collaborative teamwork. In recent years, she has consulted with project mergers, provided board development, volunteer program and management development, provided fund development services and assisted in the creation of a regional community center consisting of multiple partners.

TERESA SCOLLON

Email: tjscollon@gmail.com
Phone:
231-383-2958
Services
: Board Development, Communications, Community Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, Needs Assessment, Organizational Capacity Assessment, Strategic Planning, Training/Professional Development
Counties: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Wexford

Teresa Scollon has a broad experience base in administration, organization development, education, publishing/writing, and human resources. She has worked as an internal and external consultant for clients—nonprofits, government, corporations, and grassroots communities—in many fields. She has a proven record in starting and rebuilding programs, and building effective partnerships with internal and external partners.. She works with stakeholders to find a common vision, and to determine practical steps toward making that vision a reality. She believes that the answer to most challenges is already in the room; her role is to help an organization clarify and implement answers. She prefers to work towards clarity and simplicity, while making sure that all relevant stakeholders are connected.

LESLIE STARSONECK, STARSONECK CONSULTING

Email: lstarsoneck47@gmail.com
Phone:
919-624-3487
Services
: Board Development, Community Engagement, Environmental Assessment, Executive Transition, Meeting Facilitiation, Network/Collaborative Support, Organizational Capacity Assessment, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Training/Professional Development
Counties: Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska

Leslie Starsoneck has been a consultant to nonprofit organizations for the past 13 years.  She has served as a Senior Advisor with the firm of Armstrong McGuire, a multi-service consultant firm to nonprofits, based in the Triangle area of North Carolina for the past three years (see her bio and blog for background on that work).  Leslie performs organizational assessments, and has particular expertise in coalition assessment and capacity building, and executive searches.  Her content expertise and experience are in the human services, child and family well-being and violence prevention areas in the areas of policy and training and program development.  She is the Program Director for Adler University’s graduate degree program in Nonprofit Management for the online campus.     

BETH STONER WieGLAND

Email: beth.stoner1001@gmail.com
Phone: 231-463-9889
Services: Board Development, Coaching, Fund Development, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Training/Professional Development
Counties: Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Manistee

With 10 years of experience at the National Endowment for the Arts and 20+ years of experience in fund development at Interlochen Center for the Arts, Beth Stoner Wiegand consults with organizations and/or individuals on how to increase their organizational capacity on a variety of levels through proven techniques, tactics and strategies. Rather than provide boilerplate solutions, Beth is able to customize her assistance to fit the articulated current needs/vision for the organization and/or individual. 

MARK VANDERKLIPP, CONNECT_CX

Email: markv@connect-cx.com
Phone:
231-631-5107
Website: www.connect-cx.com

Services: Communications, Meeting Facilitation, Network/Collaborative Support, Systems Practice, Training/Professional Development
Counties: Antrim, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee

Mark is an experience and systems designer, working in human-centered graphic design for over 30 years. He helps businesses visualize the systems within which they function, empowering people to deliver an experience that’s clear, relevant and human.    He previously spent 24 years with Corbin Design, 13 as  president, where he was the lead strategic designer for diverse design assignments in healthcare, higher education, civic, corporate, trails and tourism throughout North America.    Since July 2016, Mark has worked as a consultant with Rotary Charities as a design resource to a diverse array of non-profit and for-profit clients.    Mark is a 1987 graduate of the University of Michigan. In 2017 he became certified in Systems Practice through +Acumen. He is also a founding partner of the customer experience consulting firm Connect_CX.

KEVIN WOODS, WOODS CONSULTING GROUP

Email: woodsconsulting@gmail.com
Phone:
309-830-2545
Website:
www.woodsconsulting.com
Services: Board Development, Business Development, Executive Transition , Marketing, Meeting Facilitation, Needs Assessment. Project Management, Strategic Planning, Succession Planning, Training/Professional Development, Customer/Client Service Training
Counties:
Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Manistee, Wexford

Kevin Woods is the principal partner and owner of Woods Consulting Group of  Muskegon, MI and Normal, IL  The firm has served clients in the areas of strategic planning, market feasibility, and market strategy development for 20-plus years. Clients are located in the states of Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Illinois.    Kevin is a native of Chicago, the oldest son of Irish immigrants.  He has earned an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Detroit and a master’s degree in regional planning from Cornell University.  He has also done post-graduate work in Public Administration at Western Michigan University and in health-care administration at Ohio State University.    Kevin is a member of the Master of Management faculty at Aquinas College (Grand Rapids) where he teaches marketing and management planning.      Woods Consulting Group works in a variety of markets typically serving small-medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations throughout a 5-state area.  The firm’s engagements typically involve market research, market feasibility studies, resource development,  and strategy development.      Woods Consulting has served clients in the housing, health-care, financial services, community service, food and agriculture, and manufacturing sectors.      Kevin is married to Cindy and has two (2) adult daughters, one living in Chicago (Molly) and the other in Detroit (Colleen) plus two of Cindy’s daughters – one in Bloomington and one in Indianapolis.  He enjoys running, biking, and cross-country skiing.