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.


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, improved processes, adapting a growth mindset. 
  • Clarifying goals and objectives: identifying areas of improvement, setting priorities, and breaking down larger goals into manageable steps.
  • Cultivating leadership skills: communication, delegation, decision-making, conflict resolution, board relations, strategic thinking.
  • Enhancing team dynamics: build stronger teams, create a positive organizational culture.
  • Developing and implementing strategic plans: strategies to implement, communicate goals, and define metrics.
Team Coaching at Profound Leadership, LLC will develop better communication strategies and increase your confidence
Team Coaching at Profound Leadership, LLC will develop better communication strategies and increase your confidence

THE BOARD of directors

We work closely with 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.


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.

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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.

“Brenda’s mastery in keeping the group on track and moving along in the right direction was key to the success of our 6-hour strategic retreat. Busy orthopaedic surgeons, who are often overachievers in their field, like to get right to it, without any preliminaries. They are, however, also prone to getting to deep into the weeds. Brenda’s command of the situation, her instant rapport with the group, and more importantly – her knowledge and expertise – kept us focused and efficient. We have had many retreats before, some moderated by some “big names” in non-profit management, and the one with Brenda was the best one!”

The Knee Society Schaumburg, Illinois

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.”


Brenda knows how to work effectively with volunteer 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
Past President, Orthopaedic Research Society

We had the pleasure to work with Brenda at Profound Leadership, LLC on key aspects of our research strategic planning during the retreat she facilitated. What a difference her contribution made! Thank you for your help revealing our story and galvanizing our roadmap.



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