Welcome

TSP is a highly effective consulting practice comprised of credentialed, senior practitioners encompassing a variety of specialties in nonprofit governance, operations and management. As such, we are able to provide training and coaching services that will help clients improve performance and increase impact.

Our capabilities include discrete, short-term projects or consulting over a longer, more sustained time-frame.

Better Boards

“The central challenge in leadership of nonprofits is that mediocrity is survivable.”

Herman ‘Dutch’ Leonard
Harvard School of Business

TSP improves organizational performance through coaching and training where leadership starts: boards and the CEO.

Our leadership coaching is informed by research and honed by practice.

Stronger Organizations

 
Strategically focused organization

Exceptional governance practices

High performing board leadership focused on impact

 

Greater Impact

The 21st Century landscape for nonprofits is evolving.

The public is demanding more transparency and mission success in the organizations that they or the US Public, as tax payers, support.

Too many nonprofit entities fall short on delivering impact (ROI), often lacking focus, environmental awareness and the capacity to deliver solutions for complex missions.

The problem stems from poor governance and leadership practices.

There is growing recognition among organizations that board and strategic coaching is required to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Credentials

Why we are here and passionate about things

You can't imagine the peace to the soul our conversations have. The logic-refined thought you offer, allows the mind to focus on the essence of why we are here and passionate about things.

Peter Lewton-Brain, DO, MA
Resident Osteopath, Princesses Grace Dance Academy (Monaco) Founder, Association Danse Médecine Recherche (ADMR) in Monte-Carlo Board of Directors, International Association of Dance Medicine (IADMS)

It worked in a big way

Lisa: Tonight was fantastic. Thank you so much for the great support. It worked in a big way.

Private philanthropist
Board Chair / National Health Nonprofit

A coherent plan of action

Lisa is at the forefront of the new era of responsible philanthropy. She combines knowledge of the non-profit sector (specifically governance, leadership, structure, board recruitment, processes) with the ability to learn and incorporate new ideas and trends.  Most importantly, she has the rare ability to take a vision and turn it into a coherent plan of action.

Michael Williams
Journalist, Author and Media Consultant / TV & Radio

Exceptional Experience

I’ve had the honor and distinct privilege of working with Lisa through her Board Coaching & Training program. The board self-assessment process is thorough, insightful and necessary, if like me, you are challenged with finding the right organization to align with. Leveraging her expertise, guidance and deep connections throughout the Non-Profit space, Lisa carefully screened several organizations as potential candidates, and went so far as to arrange introductory meetings with a select few. The entire process was educational, and an exceptional experience. I unconditionally recommend her services.

Clay Harris
Finance Professional & Philanthropist

This was terrific!

Thank you.  I have only attended 101 webinars--which were "okay" but nothing to write home about.  But THIS ONE:  excellent information, presenters, the story, you name it.  Kudos!

Kathryn Burton, CAE

Provocative and Constructive

Lisa, thanks so much for your presentation at the July 30 Washington Studio School Board Retreat. Your remarks were both provocative and constructive, and led to excellent reflection and conversation afterwards.

Barbara Kraft
Board Chair / Washington Studio School

Unanimously and Warmly Enthusiastic

I wish you could have heard the board's comments. They were unanimously and warmly enthusiastic, saying it was the best thing we, as a board, heave ever done. You invigorated their impression of how they could serve. Suddenly, the real purpose of their presence on the board became clear and enticing.

Janet Karin
Past President / International Association of Dance Medicine

Stretched My Thinking

Lisa, thank you so much for your time, attention and care on Saturday.  Your expertise and guidance was most appreciated.  You helped stretched my thinking and provided excellent advice.

Kathryn Michel
Board of Directors / Days End Farm Horse Rescue

Renewed Excitement About the Board

Thank you very much for hosting DEFHR’s Board strategic planning retreat last weekend.  I appreciated every part of it and came away with renewed excitement about the Board as a team and the organization’s future.  Thank you for your thoughtfulness in planning and leading that for us.

Alex Ledbetter
Chairperson / DEFHR

I highly recommend

Michael Walton Foundation hired Lisa's company to assist in areas of board development and strategic planning. Her work with us has helped to reinvigorate our board and provide solid structure for our future plans. I highly recommend Lisa for any company seeking to establish a standard of excellence for its projects.

Michael Walton
Professional Sprinter (retired), Founder & Executive Director / Michael Walton Foundation

Lisa is Exceptional

Lisa is exceptional. She worked with the DC Food Truck Association helping us to develop and implement a sponsorship program for our Curbside Cook-off events. Lisa has both great ideas and the ability to implement them. She is an exceptional communicator with high integrity. I would definitely hire her again for event support, fundraising, and strategic planning.

Karen Wrege
Board of Directors (past) / DMV Food Truck Association

Uniquely Helpful

Lisa worked very closely with me, the President and CEO of DC Habitat for Humanity to prepare for an important Board Retreat. She was very thorough and inspiring on many fronts. The Board felt the retreat went very well and it gave them all much to think about. I would recommend Lisa without reservation. Her Board Source training and her knowledge of both Board dynamics and the needs of donors is uniquely helpful.

Susanne Slater
President and CEO / Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.