Berkshire Mortgage Finance

British Airways

Calvert Group Of Funds

CB Richard Ellis

Chase Manhattan

Donna Karan International

Executive Retreats

Fannie Mae Foundation

General Motors




United Nations Global Compact


The Challenge: Fannie Mae Foundation, one of the premier foundations nationwide, was committed to making an even greater difference in the fields of affordable housing and community development.

The Process: Our firm was engaged to help with the launch of a web-site to set a new standard in affordable housing and community development. As work proceeded, we were asked to help develop a strategic planning process to help the Foundation take on strategic planning as a process of cultural change.

We facilitated an off-site leadership program for the senior team where they wrote their leadership principles and developed a leadership training program for all Foundation employees – a 3-day visionary leadership event.


We led the top team members in creating their own leadership development plans. As they were coached, they learned to coach their own people more effectively – a rigorous process of self-development – taking them beyond their comfort zones into a new zone of effectiveness and courage.

The Result: The Foundation has developed a strategy based on funding and building high performance community organizations across the United States. This strategy has promoted the strengthening of partnerships and alliances to direct a critical mass of resources to renew communities across America.




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