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What we offer at joan garry consulting

Executive Coach & Strategic Advisor

Bring Joan to your organization as a mentor, a professor, a compassionate truth teller, and your own personal management and leadership consultant.

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Virtual Workshops

Bring in Joan for a 90-minute virtual presentation with your board, customize a workshop for board/staff, or add a workshop to a keynote presentation.

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Keynotes & Live Events

As a distinguished authority on nonprofit leadership, Joan Garry brings wit and humor into the room. Her keynotes are substantive, engaging, and transformative.

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The Nonprofit Leadership Lab

Join a remarkable community where thousands of leaders gain the expertise and support they need with the help of Joan and her team of experts.

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Joan Garry Consulting

Helping THE Helpers

Not enough money
Too many cooks
An abundance of passion

Led by a nationally recognized nonprofit champion, our firm provides executive coaching and strategic counsel to staff and board leaders of nonprofits. We are fierce advocates working to strengthen the leadership of the sector and we recognize that thriving nonprofits are essential to to a truly civil society.


About Joan Garry

Joan Garry is the Principal of Joan Garry Consulting. Her team works to build and cultivate leadership at the board and staff level in the service of strengthening the nonprofit sector. She is a consultant, author, blogger, and a highly sought after public speaker and media spokesperson. She is also the founder of the Nonprofit Leadership Lab.

“I believe the leaders of nonprofits are superheroes. We support them, share our expertise and stand as their champions.

For me and my team, this work is a joy and a privilege.”

Joan was instrumental in assisting with managing through a crisis and then providing consultation to the senior leadership on communication and messaging. Her involvement in the organization was invaluable.

Fred Davie, EVP, Union Theological Seminary

Intelligent. Strategic. Joan adds incredible value to our work. She helped us promote effective change with a big sense of confidence and guided us through day-to-day management challenges and systemic change in complex settings. And did I mention that Joan is fun to work with too?

Janet Sabel, SEO, Legal Aid Society

As a founder of a new and rapidly growing organization, having a thought partner was invaluable. Joan helped us make tough decisions starting with the structure of our organization and strengthening our board. Joan is wise but lighthearted – clear and her advice is immediately actionable.

Maria Teresa Kumar, President, Voto Latino

Joan teaches, mentors, instructs, strategizes and diagnoses how I can be the best that I can be. She not only gets it from the CEO’s perspective, but also the Board chair’s side. I’m far clearer about what my strategic priorities are.

Daryl Messinger, Chair, North American Board of Trustees, URJ

She was phenomenal. We set out difficult goals including working with staff and board more efficiently, finding a better work life balance and making me an external voice for the organization.

Nina Meehan, Exec Art Director and Founder, The Bay Area Children’s Theater

I first met Joan when she was the keynote at CASE Summit in New York. I was blown away. She was an amazing speaker: hard hitting, insightful, and very funny. Later, I referred her to keynote a friend’s conference and the standing ovation Joan got sure made me look good!

Susan Ball, Senior Director, The Fordham Fund

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