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personalized approach

Tailoring coaching sessions to meet the unique needs and goals of each client.

actionable strategies

Providing practical and effective strategies for achieving goals and overcoming obstacles.

accountability and support

Encouraging  client progress and motivation by providing ongoing support throughout the coaching journey.

results-driven focus

Helping clients to achieve tangible and measurable results that translate into long-term success and fulfillment.

unlock your potential with personalized one on one 1:1  Coaching and Team Coaching

Coaching is a powerful tool to help leaders at all levels to reach their full potential. Our coaching approach is highly personalized and tailored to the specific needs and goals of each individual client. Throughout the coaching process, we provide guidance, support, and feedback to our clients. We help them to identify and overcome any obstacles that may be holding them back, and we provide them with the tools, strategies and support they need to succeed. 

Clients often share that they have gained confidence, developed better processes to make decisions and think strategically, and better equipped. 

Benefits of coaching can include:

  • Improved leadership and people management skills
  • Gaining new insights and creative solutions
  • Leveraging strengths to achieve greater success
  • Identifying weaknesses and working to improve them
  • Gaining clarity of professional goals and creating an actionable plan to achieve them
  • Greater self-awareness and self-confidence
  • Developing new habits and leaving the old ones behind
  • Moving forward when you are feeling stuck 
  • Effectively managing tough situations/people 
  • Developing effective and clear communications 
  • Establishing an effective decision-making process
  • Creating a culture of trust and collaboration
  • Effectively delegating tasks 
  • Building resilience and adaptability
Team Coaching at Profound Leadership, LLC will develop better communication strategies and increase your confidence

EMPOWERING NONPROFITs - professional associations, chambers of commerce, and charitable organizations


Profound Leadership is dedicated to helping nonprofit professionals and volunteer Boards achieve greatness. We understand the unique challenges facing organizations in today's modern nonprofit landscape and are committed to providing expert consulting and coaching services to help you unlock your full potential.

We work closely with association and nonprofit new, emerging, and seasoned leaders and volunteer leaders to help them lead with intent and purpose.  Our goal is to equip them with the tools, strategies, and support they need to set a clear strategic direction, make effective decisions, and create a positive impact on the profession, members, and communities they are entrusted to serve.

professional nonprofit leaders and teams

We are committed to helping leaders and their teams to be effective and successful leaders. We provide customized coaching, mentoring, training and support to nonprofit professionals at all levels, empowering them to grow both personally and professionally.  We can help to ensure that leaders and their teams have the tools, resources, and support they need to be successful in their roles, achieve their goals, and make a lasting impact on their organizations and communities. Coaching is not a one- size-fits-all approach, it is about creating a personalized approach.  

Enhancing personal effectiveness: managing time and energy, prioritizing self-care, and a growth mindset.

Clarifying goals and objectives: identifying areas of improvement, setting priorities, and breaking down larger goals intomanageable steps

Building leadership skills: communication, delegation, decision-making, conflict resolution, board relations, strategic thinking

Improving team dynamics: build stronger teams, create a positive organizational culture

Developing and implementing strategic plans: strategies to implement, communicate goals, and define metrics

the board 

We work closely with professional association and nonprofit Boards and leaders to help them lead with purpose and intent. Empowering nonprofit leadership is essential to building effective and impactful organizations.  Our goal is to equip Boards with the tools and strategies they need to set a clear strategic direction, make effective decisions, and create a positive impact on the professions, members, and communities they have been entrusted to serve.  

Services offered include:

Strategic and Long-Range Planning - Our strategic planning facilitation services are designed to help your organization create a roadmap for success. We use a collaborative approach to facilitate strategic planning sessions that engage all stakeholders and ensure that everyone's voice is heard. Our scenario planning exercise can help identify new opportunities, potential risks, and foster a more dynamic and adaptive approach to strategic planning.    

Organizational Development -  we believe in creating a better world for all of us. Our organizational development services focus on creating a culture of integrity, compassion, and social responsibility. We'll work with you to identify your organization's strengths and weaknesses and develop a plan of action that will guide your organization's growth and success for years to come.

Board Development & Training - We understand that the success of any organization is closely tied to the effectiveness of its board. That's why we offer customized board development and training services to help nonprofit organizations and other groups enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of their boards. We work closely with boards to assess their strengths and weaknesses, identify areas for improvement, and develop tailored training programs that meet their unique needs. We cover a range of topics, from governance and strategic planning to financial management and fundraising. Our goal is to empower board members to become more effective leaders and advocates for their organizations, and to help them create lasting impact in their communities and for the members they serve. 

Building Effective Partnerships Between Executive Directors and Boards for Nonprofit Success

At our organization, we recognize the critical role that a strong partnership between an executive director and their Board plays in ensuring nonprofit success. Misalignment between these two parties can lead to inefficiencies, conflicts, and even legal challenges. That's why we offer customized consulting services for executive directors and nonprofit Board Chair/Presidents to foster clear communication, define roles and responsibilities, and establish a shared vision and strategic plan that aligns with their mission. Our goal is to build effective partnerships that enable organizations to achieve their objectives and leave a legacy of success. Let us help you unlock your nonprofit's full potential by creating a strong partnership between your executive director and Board.

"If you have the desire to improve or want to achieve goals that require confidential support and are looking for an executive coach or a coach to work with your board, I highly recommend Brenda. Her background, years of experience, and knowledge provide unmatched expertise. She has helped me to reshape my thinking and utilize my skills to move forward with goals that seemed impossible. She helped me think outside the box and develop creative solutions that kept me from achieving my end goals."

Cindy Johnson

"Brenda is simply brilliant. She is the most effective association executive I have had the opportunity to work with. Having been a long-time and successful executive director, she has a phenomenal grasp of all of the many complexities of association and nonprofit management. She knows how to work effectively with nonprofit boards, members, staff, and all stakeholders to develop and implement a strategic plan that fits the needs of the organization. She is an outstanding communicator and an indispensable partner to any organization's leadership."

Farshid Guilak, PhD

Washington University of St. Louis

"Your guidance to myself and the ISTA Board on all aspects of the Society has propelled us into a completely new way of thinking about the future."

Peter S. Walker, PhD

Secretary-General, ISTA

Chicago based Profound Leadership, LLC will elevate your Board's Performance with Board Development and Training

Elevate Your Board's Performance with Board Development & Training

Board Development & Training services provide a comprehensive onboarding program that provides the leadership with the information they need to effectively govern your organization. 

  • Comprehensive Onboarding and Orientation 
  • Clarifying the Roles and Responsibilities of the Board  
  • Assessing the Board 
  • Effective Governance to Lead with Intent and Purpose
  • Understand the Legal Obligations of Serving on a Board
  • How to Make an Informed Decision when it comes to Finances 
  • Supporting the Executive Director 

Build a Strong Partnership with President 

Strategic Sessions & Retreats

The practice of coaching, as a facilitation process, is an effective and efficient approach to develop your strategy and a process that respects the experience, knowledge, and wisdom of the organization’s leaders. Profound Leadership provides a structured process, create a safe and open environment for sharing ideas, surfacing new insights, and ensuring the session/retreat is productive and results oriented.

Strategic Sessions and Retreats are designed to meet your needs and your schedule. Book a complimentary 30 minute session with me to discuss your goals and expected outcomes.

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