For Non-profit Leaders

At Unlocking Potential, we understand firsthand how difficult it is to run a non-profit and build a high-performance culture – and how easy it is to deprioritize professional development for your staff when budgets are limited, and donors push for lower overhead.

But we also know how critically important it is to your mission that you invest in your people for the long-term. Our partners and clients leave our programs feeling energized, prepared, and equipped to solve more problems more effectively. Simply put: they get more done and they do it better.

We know what you’re asking, because we ask it, too: “How do I pay for this important work when I have a thousand competing priorities?”

Absolutely – finding a budget for these programs can be hard. If the programs below speak to you, reach out and let’s find a way to make it work for you. Whether it’s tailoring an option for your team that’s within your budget or helping you craft a case for a donor, we want to help.

Diversity & Inclusion

If you’re leading a non-profit, you probably already know that you need innovative, diverse perspectives to solve your toughest problems. Unfortunately, you probably also know that traditional diversity training isn’t moving the needle. Tackling this problem requires an innovative approach that is based on real-world experience.

During her long tenure in business, Carly Fiorina shattered the glass ceiling and cultivated a diverse team from top to bottom in the process. Her approach focuses less on a laundry list of words we can’t use and more on identifying and developing new perspectives that will help solve critical problems. The only way to change hearts, minds, and practices is to see the power of diversity and inclusion in action. Our interactive workshops facilitate that action and drive real change.

Leadership Development

Society is often confused about the definition of leadership. We think it’s about title, position, and power, but it’s actually about solving problems and unlocking the potential of individuals at all levels.

Our workshops develop leadership and problem-solving capabilities in ALL leaders, from the C-Suite to the front line. Through interactive presentations from Carly, real-time practice using our proven problem-solving tools, and extensive coaching, non-profit professionals who participate in our programs can unlock their own leadership potential and that of those around them.

Strategic Planning

You know that strategic planning makes a tremendous difference in how well you are able to achieve your mission, but it’s tough to carve out the time and space to actually get the work done.

Our proven approach provides access to a team of experienced professionals, led by Carly herself, to facilitate the development, revision, or implementation of your strategic plan.  

Communication & Managing Stakeholders

Leading effectively requires strong communication skills and the ability to manage multiple stakeholders at once. Our communication training supports you and your team as you identify the audiences, messages, and media necessary to drive transformational change in your community.

Developing Project Management Skills

Even with strong vision and excellent leadership skills, leaders at every level sometimes stumble over the basics of day-to-day project management. That’s not surprising – prioritization can feel impossible when you’re solving your community’s most intractable problems.

Based on her years managing multi-billion-dollar mergers and overseeing the details of mission-oriented projects, Carly’s proven approach ensures that teams have the skills necessary to create and implement manageable project plans designed to achieve your mission.

Living Our Values

If strategy and tactics are the hardware of an organization, culture and values are the software to ensure a smooth, efficient operation.

You know intuitively the culture you want to build. We support you by facilitating conversations that draw out the values that matter to you and your team – and work alongside you to identify and implement the strategies, processes, structures, and metrics that reflect and inculcate those values.