David Kushner is an experienced and results-focused senior-level executive consultant, leadership coach, and go-to advisor on high-stakes organizational challenges and crises. He serves not-for-profit associations, government organizations, foundations, and corporations around the world on governance and structure issues and guides leaders through strategic deliberation for major institutional change. David is best known for his expertise in “the politics of management and the management of politics,” and is well-regarded among C-level leaders as the organizational risk assessor they trust during critical transitions.
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Delighting Clients for More Than 40 Years
"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)."
Areas of Practice
For organizations on the cusp of something big or in the midst of something messy, it can be hard to know where to start. David Kushner’s clients typically begin their institutional turnarounds or organizational evolutions by first engaging with David in one or more of the following key areas of collaborative work.
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?
From the largest and most complex membership organizations in the world — to industry-leading corporations and universities — to scientific, technical, and professional societies — to certification and credentialing programs — David is called upon by top leaders at organizations built to serve, innovate, and enable progress for the masses.
What Has David Kushner Accomplished?
David’s clients know that when an initiative is complex, large, high-stakes, or unprecedented, David will deliver. When legacy organizations with names like “National (or International) Association of …” or “Global Society of …” or “The Foundation for …” come up against massive challenges or opportunities, they call David because his record of achievements for their peers and competitors precedes him.
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