Certified Quadrant 3 Leadership Coaches

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Kishshana Palmer, CFRE is a podcaster, trainer, coach, author, and keynote speaker. She is the foremost expert on the future of collaborative leadership and building thriving high performing teams. Her ethos stems from the belief that we have to build together, and it starts by looking within. She’s an evangelist in her belief that having amazing talent is the #1 competitive advantage in your business, and her focus ensures that talent – found at highest and lowest levels of the organization – can build the most vibrant cultures of philanthropy.

She is Founder of “The Rooted Collaborative” – a global learning community for Black and brown women in the social sector and host of ManageMint Made Easy formerly Let’s Take This Offline: The Podcast for Everyday Leaders. When she is not starring in the Life of My Queenager (okay it’s not a real show, but it could be), she is dropping knowledge about leadership and life! She is your daily dose of Claire Huxtable with a side of Blanche Devereaux.

Kishshana Palmer, Certified Quadrant 3 Leadership Coach

Kishshana Palmer, Q3LC

Cherian Koshy - Q3LC certified coach

Cherian Koshy, Q3LC

Cherian Koshy is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP), & AFP Master Trainer. He is the Chair of the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service (Volunteer Iowa) and serves on the global board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. With 20+ years of experience in annual funds, major gifts, planned giving, and capital campaigns, he is one of the most sought-after trainers and speakers in the nonprofit sector. As the head of fundraising for various nonprofits, he’s personally raised more than $100M including several seven and eight-figure gifts. He works with hundreds of nonprofits each year and is committed to helping them solve their most intractable problems.

His industry-specific thought leadership has been featured in Advancing Philanthropy, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Institute of Fundraising (UK), and dozens of keynote presentations, blogs, webinars, workshops, and podcasts. He can be reached at http://www.cheriankoshy.com.

Heather is a seasoned nonprofit leader and AFP Master Trainer, experienced in several areas of the philanthropic sector, including higher education, human services, associations, faith-based and international relief and development organizations. With over two decades of nonprofit experience, she has an extensive background in leadership and management; fundraising; marketing and communications; grant seeking; strategic planning and analytics. She currently serves as Executive Director of the Chapel & York US Foundation.

A highly rated international speaker, she is passionate about giving back to the profession as a thought leader and volunteer. She has held the CFRE credential since 2009, is the immediate past Chair of the CFRE International Board of Directors and is Chair of Rogare, the international fundraising think tank.

Heather received the Jay Bleeke Award in 2014 for outstanding service as a young Association of Lutheran Development Executives (ALDE) member and the ALDE Creativity Award in 2017 for her “#thanksGivingTuesday” initiative. She was named a Thrivent Fellow in 2013.

Heather R. Hill - Q3LC certified coach

Heather R. Hill, Q3LC

Ashley Belanger - Q3LC certified coach

Ashley Belanger, Q3LC

Ashley spent her first 10 years in the nonprofit sector building a nonprofit from the ground up. After completing a year of national service as its first AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America), she successfully transitioned the Rhode Island Urban Debate League from a program of Brown University to an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit.

As founding executive director, she led all aspects of organizational development, including corporate governance, strategic planning, fundraising, program evaluation, program expansion, and succession.

In her consulting practice, Ashley partners with clients on various capacity-building efforts, including fundraising, governance training, and strategic planning. In addition to strategic counsel, she provides expert donor communications services for select clients.

She is a Council Member for Rogare, an international fundraising think tank. Additionally, she co-chairs the professional development committee of Rhode Island’s Association of Fundraising Professionals chapter; advises nonprofit ventures at the Social Enterprise Greenhouse; and serves on the Providence Juvenile Hearing Board.

Emily is a life and leadership coach at ejpitman.com. With 30 years of experience leading and serving in business, civic, and faith organizations, Emily works with individuals who are on a path of self-discovery, who are feeling stuck, and who are facing a Transition. Emily’s toolkit includes strategic thinking, a clear communication style, compassion, intuition, a sense of humor, and a pair of knitting needles.

Emily is an outgoing introverted creative who brings deep wells of hope and love to a working relationship with you. Emily is mom to three young adults who have been her greatest teachers and has been married to her best friend for 26 years.

Emily loves words, fabric, fiber, reading, and the worms who assist with her composting.

Emily J. Pitman, leadership and creativity coach

Emily J Pitman, Q3LC

Paulea Mooney-McCoy, certified Quadrant 3 Leadership Coach

Paulea Mooney-McCoy, Q3LC

Paulea received her BA in Sociology at Brandeis University and earned her MA in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University. She has over 20 years of experience developing people and programs through community-based organizations, churches and in higher education. Her passion is to assist people in their journey to discern and live out their calling. One of her favorite quotes is credited to theologian/activist Howard Thurman, “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Paulea sees her role as a coach and spiritual mentor as a way to help people discover what really makes them “come alive.”

She provides strengths based coaching using Strengthsfinder assessment tool; life coaching and spiritual direction for individuals, couples and small groups; retreat planning and facilitation; and speaking on issues related to urban ministry, racial reconciliation, community development and healthy relationships.

She lives with her husband, Bil, in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and has three amazing adult children. Paulea loves all things sci-fi and her favorite movies include Black Panther and Lord of the Rings.

Jessica Sharp, who uses she/her pronouns, is on a mission to change the world through love & belonging. Jessica is an entrepreneur, organizational psychologist, content creator, and leadership coach. Through Sharp Brain Consulting, a neuroscience-based organizational development firm, Jessica supports non-profit leaders and staff members who want to cultivate and sustain a strong culture rooted in workplace belonging.

Jessica has a Master of Public Affairs and is a Doctoral Candidate at William James College where she is obtaining a degree in Leadership Psychology with an emphasis in neuroscience. Additionally, Jessica is a certified Quadrant 3 Leadership Coach.

Jessica can be found on Instagram at @jessica.e.sharp.

Jessica Sharp, certified Quadrant 3 Leadership Coach

Jessica Sharp, Q3LC

Christal M. Cherry - Q3LC Certified Coach

Christal M. Cherry, Q3LC

Christal M. Cherry is a nationally recognized nonprofit executive and professionally trained fundraiser. With over 20 years in the nonprofit sector, she has supported higher education institutions, human services organizations, and faith-based missions. Now as CEO of The Board Pro, a consulting firm designed to transform leaders through board service, she customizes training and support for the unique needs of each client.

Christal earned a MA in Counseling from Hampton University, a BA in Liberal Arts from Hofstra University, and multiple professional development certifications.

She currently serves on the board of the Greater Atlanta chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Villages of Carver YMCA. She is on faculty at CANDID where she teaches courses in fundraising and board development. She also enjoys a membership in the African American Development Officers Network, Toastmasters, and F3, Fabulous Female Fundraisers which she founded.

Hillel Korin is the President of Korin Development Associates. His work has focused on serving the Jewish Community most recently through coaching, and consulting to mid-sized organizations. His career has spanned over five decades. Korin’s fundraising expertise has benefited Jewish federations, synagogues, universities, independent schools and cultural arts and a variety of community organizations in the United States and Israel. During his career, he has worked on board development projects and coaching senior volunteer and professional leadership.

Mr. Korin received his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University he and his graduate education at the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles, Zelikow School of Jewish Communal Service. He was awarded an honorary degree by HUC in recognition of his outstanding service to the field in 2001. Korin is a certified Quadrant 3 Leadership Coach with a particular interest in strengthening the development practices of directors of development and the organizations they lead.

A resident of Scottsdale, Arizona he has served on several nonprofit boards, including Jewish Major Leaguers Inc., The American Jewish Committee, The New England Aquarium, Hillel Foundation at Brandeis University, Friends of Brandeis Athletics. After serving on their alumni board, he was appointed a member of the President Councilors of Brandeis.

Hillel Korin, certified Quadrant 3 Leadership Coach

Hillel Korin, Q3LC

Dr. Shawn Edwards - Q3LC Certified Coach

Dr. Shawn Edwards, Q3LC

Shawn Spann Edwards is a diversity, equity and inclusion, human resources and management professional and professor. She is the CEO and Principal Consultant of Solutions by Shawn Edwards, LLC,

Dr. Edwards founded Solutions by Shawn Edwards, LLC in 2018 to provide essential services to businesses in need of guided DEI, HR and culture strategies, but were unsure of how to begin.

Today, Solutions by Shawn Edwards collaborates with many clients from various industries and sizes helping them maximize on their stakeholder base and increase their potential.

Taylor is a TEDx speaker, podcast host + producer, and marketing innovator in the social impact sector.

Taylor is the Founder and CEO of Barlele, a brand and marketing strategy firm that helps businesses and nonprofit organizations grow through clear storytelling, branding and strategic growth coaching. She has helped hundreds of organizations tell their story in digital channels. 

Taylor lives in North Carolina with her husband, two children and a dachshund named Lady. In her free time she loves to swim, ski, hike and also spends a lot of time chasing Lady around because that dog always has something in her mouth that she shouldn’t.

In addition to her work at Barlele, Taylor works with select small business owners on growth coaching. You can find her growth coaching content at www.tshank.com. 

Taylor Shanklin - Q3LC Certified Coach

Taylor Shanklin, Q3LC

Kathy Drucquer Duff - Q3LC Certified Coach

Kathy Drucquer Duff, Q3LC

Kathy Drucquer Duff of KDD Philanthropy is an expert in advancement and leadership development with clients around the world. She’s worked in and with institutions across the nonprofit spectrum, including education, the environment, healthcare, and social services. Her work spans training, coaching, mentorship, interim leadership roles, program assessments and strategy.  

Kathy founded KDD Philanthropy after a career that included serving as Associate Vice Chancellor of University Development at University of California, San Diego, Vice President of Philanthropy at Sharp HealthCare Foundation, and Associate Vice President of University Relations and Development at San Diego State University. In these roles, she honed her approach to supporting both the leaders and the advancement staff who are building a better, more generous world through their work.

As coaches and consultants, Kathy and her team quickly assess a client’s landscape, identify needs, engage with staff at a variety of levels and functions, and provide tools to build the individual and the culture. Their approach is informed by a strong belief that the best investment an advancement leader can make is in the people who carry out the work of inspiring and securing philanthropy every day.

Kathy is a sought-after consultant, author, and speaker for industry associations, including the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP). She teaches for Academic Impressions and authored Productive Conversations with Donors: A Handbook for Frontline Fundraisers.

Glen Edward is the Director of Development for the Pacific Conservatory Theater in Santa Maria. He is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) who works as a Non-Profit Executive working to improve philanthropic outcomes and organizational effectiveness.

Stoked by his education and love of learning, Glen’s commitment and versatility have turned struggling organizations into agencies informed by best practices and innovation. Chief among Glen’s passions is coaching and empowering young professionals to fan their own values nurturing their skills into energetic flames.

Glen is a Certified Fundraising Executive and a Certified Fundraising Manager (Lilly School of Philanthropy).

Additionally, Glen is a Quadrant 3 Leadership coach, has received a Blackbaud RENXT Pro Certification, and enjoys volunteering and serving on Nonprofit boards for community organizations.

Glen enjoys spending time with his wife Jennifer and their three children. He enjoys movies, writing, landscaping, cycling, and training their family dog, Baby.

Glen Quiring - Q3LC Certified Coach

Glen Quiring, Q3LC

Hoang Phuong Thao, certified Quadrant 3 Leadership Coach and Country Director for ActionAid Vietnam

Hoang Phuong Thao, Q3LC

Hoang Phuong Thao (Ms.) – Country Director, ActionAid Vietnam
ActionAid is a global movement working to end poverty and injustice. It has been working in Vietnam for more than 30 years to advance women’s rights, climate justice, and an end to poverty.

Thao has been leading ActionAid Vietnam to serve 4.6 million people in country building a better life. Under her leadership, ActionAid Vietnam is recognized by communities, local authorities, and partners for its contribution to advance the people’s rights to quality education, gender responsive health care and climate resilient livelihoods. Thao and her team managed to maintain a diversified and stabilized funding base for ActionAid innovative and impactful programmes in the country. Thao is an expert on tax and financing for climate change, with a focus on ASEAN and EU. As a student of Concord Leadership Cohort 2023, Thao believes that adaptivity and integrity will make all leaders successful and happy.

She is happy to provide coaching/mentoring support to CEOs and middle management leaders, who are ready to find out more about their own strengths and opportunities, and take actions to move forward, happily.

Nguyen Thu Hue is an accredited member of the partnership brokers association (PBA), promoting professionalism integrity in brokering multi stakeholder partnerships for sustainable development. With more than 20 years of experience as a founder, executive director, board member and lifelong learner, she uses the PBA approach in her own leadership journey and in building confidence and skills in others.

Ms. Hue helps other leaders at their tipping points of career development, transitioning across sectors, especially those from small business or nonprofit organizations to thrive, recognizing challenges of power dynamics and imbalances they normally face in their work. Ms. Hue was awarded global fellowship at the Obama Foundation, the Acumen Academy, recognized as a mentor from the women in business development program at the Cherie Blair Foundation and successfully completed Quadrant 3 Leadership Coach certification program accredited by the International Coaching Federation.

Thu Hue Nguyen, certified Quadrant 3 Leadership Coach

Thu Hue Nguyen, Q3LC

T. Clay Buck, Q3LC Certified Coach

T. Clay Buck, CFRE, Q3LC

Over the last 30 years, Clay (the “T” is silent) has held just about every position in nonprofit fundraising and communications, from Grant Writer to Chief Development Officer. He’s worked at a number of nonprofits across the country and has held senior positions with prominent, international consulting firms.

Well-versed in all areas of fundraising, Clay’s particular expertise is in building the strategies, systems, and storytelling that support effective fundraising. As the founder and principle of TCB Fundraising, he focuses on individual giving strategy from acquisition to major gifts, data and technology systems for more efficient fundraising, and developing case and copy that engages, uplifts and inspires.

Clay has been recognized as one of the nonprofit sector’s leading speakers and trainers. He holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive designation, a Certificate, With Distinction, in Philanthropic Psychology, and is a certified Master Trainer. He teaches fundraising, storytelling, and strategic planning at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he was recognized with the Outstanding Faculty award and was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from AFP Las Vegas.

Kelly Byers is a Certified Fundraising Executive and has extensive development and community engagement experience with organizations such as Partners in Agriculture, Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Roper Mountain Science Center, and The Family Effect.

Kelly is very active in her community in Upstate South Carolina and serves on the City Council of Travelers Rest and on the boards of Piedmont Health Foundation and Greenville First Steps. Past volunteer leadership service includes Foothills Family Resources, Greenville Women Giving, euphoria, Association of Fundraising Professionals, United Way, Greenville Chamber’s Greenville Young Professionals, Greenville Women @ Work, Leadership Greenville Alumni Council, Serenity Village, Read Greenville, Gardening for Good, Momentum Bike Club, and Upstate South Carolina Association of Volunteer Administrators. Kelly earned her bachelor’s degree at Presbyterian College and her master’s at the University of Georgia.

She is a graduate of Leadership Greenville Class 41, was awarded Best and Brightest 35 under 35, and was the recipient of the AFP Piedmont Chapter’s Young Philanthropist Award. In her spare time, Kelly can be found on stage performing with Alchemy Comedy Theater.

Kelly Byers, Q3LC Certified Coach

Kelly Byers, CFRE, Q3LC

Jess Null, Q3LC certified coach

Jessica Null, M. Ed., CFRE, Q3LC

Jessica Null is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and the president-elect for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Rhode Island Chapter (AFP-RI). She also serves as the co-chair of AFP-RI’s membership committee.

Jess started her fundraising career while in college working with the alumni office and then interning at a homeless shelter in the D.C. area. After that, she was hooked and has been serving the nonprofit sector for nearly 15 years. She loves building philanthropy programs and teams from the ground up.

She lives in Providence, Rhode Island and makes frequent trips to the White Mountains in New Hampshire, her happy place to hike and ski. She is looking forward to adopting her next fur baby!

Chany Ockert is a fund development coach and trainer. She hosts the weekly 5-minute podcast, “Reflections on Generosity.” Chany coaches leaders on their journey of bringing their vision to reality.

She specializes in assisting CEOs and fund development professionals to adapt the fundraising best practices to their unique context. She has obtained a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation, along with a Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting from BoardSource, and is certified as a Quadrant 3 Leadership Coach. She serves as a CASA volunteer.

Chany Ockert, Q3LC certified coach

Chany Ockert, Q3LC

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