"I would highly recommend Envision Consulting for executive search services. Matt and Allison took the time to understand the many aspects of our most significant leadership transition at Working Wardrobes. The work they took on to understand our stakeholder groups helped create a knowledge base that they used to lead us through an incredibly informed, transparent and professional executive search process.
Envision consultants are experienced nonprofit leaders themselves, and their backgrounds informed the way they effectively worked with our Board of Directors and Executive staff.
After 31 years at the helm of Working Wardrobes, I am ready to retire, ready to open our thoughts and doors to new ideas while I add new experiences to my life. What makes this process so much easier for me is that I do so knowing full well that we have found the right successor in Bonni Pomush.
Thank you, Envision!"
- Jerri Rosen, Founder/CEO of Working Wardrobes
Airport Marina Counseling Services
“Envision did an amazing job facilitating our retreat. After the retreat several board members reached out to me to mention how professional, organized and thorough you were and how impressed they were with the process.”
- Eden Garcia-Balis
CEO, Airport Marina Counseling Service
“The Strategic Planning Retreat was extremely well done. It was organized, structured, informative, and well thought out. As a new board member, it is much appreciated.”
- Laura McGaughey
Board Member, Airport Marina Counseling Service
The Gasol Foundation
"Matt and the entire team at Envision Consulting were an invaluable resource to help us find the right person for the Gasol Foundation. They spent a great amount of time upfront to really understand who we are and what our real needs were, and then they made it very hard for us to choose because they presented three really outstanding candidates! All in all, we had a great experience working with Envision and we would highly recommend them."
- Ferran Prieto, CEO & Managing Director, Pau Gasol Enterprises
“It was a pleasure working with Envision. Suzanne Elliott and Julie Truong helped to facilitate our retreat for the Hillsides Board of Directors. They are very thoughtful in their approach, well organized and responsive to requests. The planning process was very thorough and the execution was organized and impactful. They provided us with a timely follow up report summarizing action steps identified by our board. I highly recommend working with Envision.”
- LeeAnn Havner, Chair of Governance Committee, Hillsides
"About 18 months ago, you and the team from Envision helped Grandview Foundation find Shelly Wood as Executive Director. During her first year, she won the support of her staff, improved operations and helped make the organization more financially stable. It was a wonderful fit. During these difficult last couple of months, Shelly's leadership has been incredible. With 30+ clients and nearly as many staff, she has kept them all motivated and safe, a challenging combination across 4 homes with guys in recovery. Grandview is even admitting new clients, putting them safely in isolation for 14 days.
The entire Board at Grandview is incredibly proud of the amazing and brave work being done by Shelly and her team. I don't know how Grandview Foundation would have survived without her. We are very grateful. Thanks!"
- Mark Rice, Board Member, Grandview Foundation
"We entrusted Envision Consulting to conduct Woodcraft Rangers' CEO search after having difficulties finding the appropriate person for the position. Envision was fully engaged throughout the entire process, very thorough and truly understood what our organization was looking for and what we needed both in day-to-day management and future growth. Our new CEO, Julee, is very enthusiastic about our organization and we are confident that she will perform excellently in this leadership role."
“Hiring a new Executive Director was a daunting task for us. We didn’t know where to begin or what questions to ask. Envision helped us through every step of the process. It was such a relief for us! The best part was that we completely trust their team to represent and understand NCJW|LA. Now we turn to Envision for our Board retreats, as well as leadership development for our Board and Executive Director.”
- Helen Davidov, President of Board of Directors, National Council of Jewish Women | Los Angeles
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing (SCANPH)
“Envision Consulting became a trusted partner by quickly understanding our mission and adeptly assessing our organization’s position. Envision provided SCANPH a clear roadmap for how to advance our strategic objectives and we had concrete steps to implement a blueprint that was developed collaboratively while being very mindful of our resources and top priorities. We appreciated the professionalism, dedication, and diplomacy of the organization and Suzanne Elliott. SCANPH highly recommends their services and expertise in delivering organizational evaluation and strategy.”
- Alan Greenlee, Executive Director, Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing (SCANPH)
“As a small and growing non-profit, Envision Consulting was instrumental in strategizing with us to build and strengthen our Board of Directors. Suzanne guided us through the process of recruitment, interviewing and Board training. PRESENT NOW is a stronger more focused organization due to our work with Envision.”
- Erica Fisher and Melanie Neumann, Co-Founders, PRESENT NOW
“I’ve been working in nonprofit marketing and communications for plenty of years, and I’ve worked with a lot of consultants. Throughout our engagement with Suzanne, I was continuously impressed by their strategic thinking, creativity, thoroughness, flexibility, and understanding of our sector. They delivered a product that was brilliantly informed immediately usable. On a scale from 1 to 10, Suzanne is an 11.”
- Lori Warren, Director of Marketing & Communications, REDF
The Kavli Foundation
Our organization engaged Envision Consulting to conduct a Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO search. I was referred to them by a colleague, and after speaking with Matt, I was sold on their seamless and simple process. Tiffany’s guidance throughout the hiring process was informative and very helpful. Envision was truly a lifesaver and took a lot of work off my hands. Thanks to Envision, we found an amazing new hire!
- Carlyne Ervin, Director of Administration, Facilities & HR, The Kavli Foundation
Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership
“Suzanne has simply been invaluable to me and HOBY. Her impact on HOBY is felt on daily basis. Through her help and leadership, we built a successful Advancement Team that is greatly strengthening HOBY through on-going fundraising, contact development and strategic initiatives. None of this would have been possible without Suzanne’s help. Suzanne is always pro-active, creative and professional, delivering superior results in every project. I’ve worked with many consultants over the last 25 years, but Suzanne stands out among them all. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
- Javier LaFianza, CEO, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership
Dress for Success Phoenix
“We had several new and enthusiastic board members at Dress for Success Phoenix with great ideas, but no clear strategy. Suzanne was able to provide leadership and guidance to help our organization for the next three years. Suzanne was facilitated a two-day board retreat and provided clear and tangible goals along with providing ‘post’ support to ensure that goals are met. Suzanne has been so instrumental to help our organization plan and execute.”
- Lisa Doromal, CEO, Dress for Success Phoenix
"I've known Envision for several years and have referred them to my clients more than a few times with positive results. However, recently I had the opportunity to work directly with Envision when they recruited the ED/CEO for a local quasi- governmental agency for which I am the board chair. Their performance in this emotionally charged, extremely challenging and political situation was highly professional, ethical and indisputable. Their thorough recruiting was capped with an interview process that went beyond the traditional resume and basic interview and required the finalists to give presentations that made the choices clear and objective. All of the selection interview participants and the board members felt confident and satisfied with their final choice. And the community the organization serves has supported the board's decision without any challenges to the process and the results. I don't think that they could have faced a more difficult situation or achieved any better results."
- Gail Schaper-Gordon, Board Chair, Pasadena Media
Baldy View Regional Occupational Program
“We made the right decision when hiring Suzanne for our professional development marketing meeting. Suzanne Elliott's presentations were organized, engaging and impactful. She took the time to listen to challenges, answer questions and guide the group with the development of messaging statements with proof points. I definitely recommend Suzanne for your marketing and development needs.”
- Dora Edney, Director of Development and Public Relations, Baldy View Regional Occupational Program
International Trade Education Programs (ITEP)
"The board described it as culture-shifting -- having Julie facilitate our Board Retreat. Envision Consulting's surveys and inclusive process helped further strengthen our Board/staff partnership and future strategy. We're thankful for her help with this heavy lift. We put in so much front-end effort, but Julie's expert guidance and facilitation are what made it come together."
- Amy Grat, CEO, International Trade Education Programs (ITEP)