Holly Thompson Coaching

Organizational Coaching & Consulting

I consult with leaders on various aspects of organizational and business development, including strategy, management, funding, program design, performance and more. My consulting clients have included large and mid-sized organizations in health care, human services, education and arts and culture. 

I coach senior development, marketing, finance and program leaders on topics relating to managing up and down, productivity and time management, and communication strategies--all with a grounding in values, purpose, and a vision for the future. 

Development Transition Consulting

In close partnership with organizational development specialist Bethany Wall,  I help nonprofit organizations navigate through changes in development leadership.  We seek to transform a moment of vulnerability into a period of strengthening by:

  • Assessing development assets and gaps to identify the qualities and skills needed in the next development leader.

  • Coaching executive directors, new development directors, senior management and line staff on transition challenges and professional growth areas.

  • Facilitating team meetings to foster open communication, set goals and build esprit de corps.

  • Supporting leaders and staff to avoid disruptions in workflow and potential burnout while keeping the trains running on time. 

  • Leading and facilitating the search for a new development leader from start to finish based on assessment findings--with the goal of finding the right leader for the organization.

Organizational coaching & consulting engagements can include:

  • Strategic assessments of organizational or departmental operations

  • Coaching for leaders and employees on management, transitions, communication skills, team building and more

  • Assessment and feedback on key proposals and business communications

  • Facilitation and project management of strategic planning processes and other organizational initiatives

Getting started

If you are a leader in a company or nonprofit and would like to discuss my coaching and consulting services, please contact me by email or phone.

The privilege of a lifetime is being
who you are.
— Joseph Campbell
I am a happy repeat customer for the unique set of skills that Bethany and Holly bring to the table. Their collaborative style, good strategic sense and warmth as people have helped us shape a development team with the skills, qualities and direction to bring our fundraising operations to the next level. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Holly and Bethany to other nonprofits looking for guidance during critical transitions in development.
— David Gillcrist, Executive Director, Project FIND