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A Sampling of David’s Work
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing
SENIOR LEADERSHIP COACHING
Advisor and coach to the CEO and senior management team, oversight of several re-organizations, and facilitation of staff retreats.
The American Forest Foundation
ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE MANAGEMENT
Advisor to the President and Board, and key external management consultant during the selection of a new partner to assume responsibility for a significant education program sponsored by the Foundation.
Catholic Charities of Washington, DC
Strategic planning, Board retreat, and leadership counsel during the creation of a comprehensive succession planning process for senior leadership for this multi-jurisdiction charitable organization with nearly 1,000 employees and thousands of volunteers.
The American Chemical Society
Executive advisement, planning, and strategic services during the restructuring of the entire Membership and Society Services Division at the world’s largest scientific society — with more than 158,000 members across 140+ countries.
The Secret to Merger Magic
Areas of Practice
Why David Kushner?
One of the only true “organizational risk assessors,” deal makers, and leadership experts available for on-demand, high-stakes consultation and coaching, David helps create clarity and smooth operations at companies and organizations that have grown too fast, gotten messy, or bitten off more than they can chew.
Who Chooses David Kushner?
What Has David Kushner Accomplished?
THE PROOF IS IN THE RELATIONSHIPS
What People Say
"I have had the pleasure of working with David on several projects where we had clients in common. We have worked on association mergers and consolidations. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend David (and I do) for any nonprofit organization that needs a governance consultant to assist them in updating their governance structure, deal with a transition in management, or facilitate a board retreat or strategic planning process. David has been on staff at associations and he has served on nonprofit boards, so he gets it. He is also extremely patient and able to bring any board discussion back into focus to get the job done. I only wish we had more projects to work on together."
"David Kushner has tremendous depth of experience as a CEO, which I value (he has sat in our chair!) and he has provided tremendously good counsel to both the Board and myself outside of the specific engagement. A real pro! It's so important to find the right facilitator who will be a good partner with you and is the right fit for the Board so they are engaged, trust the process and have the opportunity to add value."
"I strongly recommend David Kushner because of his extensive experience working with nonprofit boards as well as mergers/acquisitions within the nonprofit sphere. I have worked with him directly on a number of different projects, and think very highly of him (as do our volunteer leaders)."
"While the challenges of unification seemed daunting in the midst of discussions about governance changes and culture shifts, once the unification was complete, the inclusion of new member companies went very smoothly and created new energy and excitement for our entire leadership team. The results on the public policy side made all of the hard work worthwhile. Having one voice on Capitol Hill and at federal agencies has allowed us to move more quickly and increased our effectiveness."
Insights Worth Sharing
You don’t have to be a current client to benefit from David’s perspectives and proven advice. Check out one of his most popular blogs below or click “View Blog” to search for articles on hot topics of interest and impact to you and your organization.