We’re excited to build new partnerships.
Drop us a line to set-up an exploratory conversation. In a free introductory chat, we can explore:
- Your needs and project goals
- Our tools and practices, and if we’re a right fit for each other
- Timeline, pricing and availability
Hear more about what our partners have to say about our work together:
“I worked with Nicola to design and then participate in a day long bias workshop. She was thorough and probing in her preparation for the workshop, always clear that this was about what we as a board needed and wanted. She was especially effective at flagging issues and places where there were options, and using google docs we were able to keep track of those.
On the day of the workshop she easily won the trust and confidence of the board. She uses humor and compassion to put people at ease, yet she also shows up clearly in charge, and with a deep well of experience. Throughout the day she met people where they were, and continually reflected back to us that this was our process. “
ACLU of Maine Board
“In preparing to launch a new community based program, it was important for me to work with someone grounded in community based efforts. Launching requires more than just understanding of the work- it also requires the ability to set achievable goals and maintain the long view while making progress. Nicola brought patience, the skills and knowledge to help operationalize big ideas, and the orientation towards detail that my project required. She was a champion of the work, and a key to my successful launch. She asked the guiding questions I needed to create my own outcomes, while making significant contributions to the progress. I would recommend Nicola for any project, and especially projects that move ideas to action.”
Project Tipping Point
“When embarking on an unconventional training series that included a grant opportunity for attendees, I received multiple recommendations to involve Nicola in the process. As a member of the Summer Learning Loss work group (part of the Lewiston Campaign for Grade Level Reading), I was tasked with coordinating a 4-part training series that included incubators in which training attendees would generate ideas for grant proposals that would fund collaborative initiatives related to the training sessions. This had never been done in Lewiston, and my work group knew that for the incubator periods, we would need someone with experience related to adult learning and inspiring collaboration.
Nicola became the facilitator of the incubator periods, offering constructive feedback on how to structure them to achieve maximum results in a short period of time. Her ability to engage a room of practitioners of different backgrounds, organizational cultures, and program foci was crucial for encouraging inter-agency partnerships. Moreover, she met the challenges of this messy project head-on, adapting her approach and structure of the incubator periods to best meet the needs of both the work group and the training attendees. Her insight, great energy, and flexibility make her the perfect partner for executing change projects. “
Lewiston Housing Authority
“Nicola has been an incredible coach and advisor to me and other colleagues of mine through important, challenging, and exciting diversity, equity and inclusiveness efforts. I have learned so much from her expertise, her approach, and her innovative ideas. Her impact and leadership are certainly felt far and wide!”
Human Resources Manager
Educators for Excellence
“Nicola’s positive and energetic presence with our Board inspired them in their fundraising efforts. She was able both to validate what they have done to date and coach them in considering additional new directions. She was sensitive to our particular situation which enabled her to be flexible in her approach. In the one hour we gave her, she gave us a day’s worth of ideas and encouragement. We hope to invite her back on a regular basis to check-in on our progress and help us expand our development capacity.”
The Center for Wisdom’s Women
“Nicola’s exceptional intelligence combined with her fierce hunger for social justice and ability to authentically connect with others makes her not only a powerful leader but an inspiration to be around. She is inherently strategic, and during her tenure as Executive Director of The Maine League of Young Voters consistently engaged these skills to grow the organization, unite the membership base, develop and implement a strategic plan and secure the financial stability of the organization. As former Chair of The Maine League of Young Voters, I was constantly impressed by Nicola’s unique talent, bright personality, and profound ability to inspire and implement positive growth and development.”
Maine League of Young Voters
“I have worked with Nicola where she has independently created curriculum and where we have collaboratively created curriculum. In both cases, Nicola produces exemplary curriculum that drives toward meaningful implementation of new knowledge, skills or mindsets for participants. When working independently, she thoughtfully probes for the information she needs to create the sessions I had in mind. When working collaboratively, she both leads and follows in a way that produces great work and builds relationship. Nicola is my go-to curriculum developer because she is so effective and fun to work with.”
Vice President of Diversity and Equity
Leadership for Educational Equity