Our Graduates Are Ready to Lead
The graduates of Interim Executives Academy are available to provide vetted, highly-trained interim nonprofit leadership. From the training and experience at Interim Executives Academy, the graduates are able to provide a series of protocols and deliverables to ensure a successful interim leader engagement. They will also have access to mentorship and coaching through our community of interim leadership practice.
Consider the Benefits of Hiring an Interim Leader for Your Nonprofit Executive Transition
Interim Leaders Bring Fresh Perspective
A professional interim executive can help to break out of unproductive or even counterproductive modes of thinking bringing about new operations and energy to the entire organization with an innovative and improved dynamic. We have seen this in action with over 150 trained interim executives.
Interim Leaders Are Change Agents
With 16 years of experience and service to over 600 nonprofit organizations, we know that trained interim leaders can invite needed change or planned improvement. By guiding and empowering organizations to manage and benefit from the transitional period they turn that transition into an opportunity for growth.
Interim Leaders Resolve Crisis
Our protocols allow a competent interim executive to remove the "crisis" mentality of the leadership vacuum. The critical decisions and processes around hiring the new leader can now happen in a measured, highly productive way with the organization focused on the long-term executive search rather than a sense of immediate urgency.
Meet Our Recent Graduates
Class # 1 - Seattle Academy
Front Row – Jan Simon (Seattle, WA); Lauren Simonds (Kirkland, WA); Kristine Scott (Seattle, WA); Amy Wasser (Seattle, WA); Ingrid Kirst (Lincoln, NE); Ruthann Howell (Vashon, WA); and Arthur Padilla (Federal Way, WA). Middle Row – Susan Adler (Seattle, WA); and Tricia Lazzar (Redmond, WA). Back Row – Kimberly Bernier (Seattle, WA); Tanja Baumann (Seattle, WA); Randy Brinson (Seattle, WA); Tom Varga (Bellevue, WA); Sylvia Fuerstenberg (Bellevue, WA); Jeffrey Wilcox (Seattle, WA); Bill Lahmann (Olympia, WA); Stephen Brown (Tucson, AZ); and Pat McCowan (Woodinville, WA).
Class # 2 - Sacramento Academy
Front Row - Dr. Paula Gable (Denver, CO); Dr. Julie Adams, CAE (West Sacramento, CA); and Paul Castro (Novato, CA). Middle Row - Jodi Jordan (Davis, CA); Sitra Thiayagarajah (Sacramento, CA); Susan Krane (Emeryville, CA); Leon Hoover (Fresno, CA); and Jayne Williams (Esparto, CA). Back Row: John Adams (Granite Bay, CA); Tyra Jarvis (Sacramento); Patrick Bell (Carmichael, CA); Michelle Coleman (Roseville, CA); Tom Papas (San Jose, CA); Bob Ceccato (Sacramento, CA); and Jeffrey Wilcox (Seattle, WA).
Class # 3 - SeaTac Academy
Front Row - Randy Brinson (Seattle, WA); Susan Adler (Seattle, WA); Tracey Schear (Oakland, CA); Laura Hitchcock (Seattle, WA); Catarina Moreno (Vancouver, BC); and Syd Fredrickson (Seattle, WA). Back Row - Ernie Iseminger (Palos Verde, CA); Terry Pottmeyer (Seattle, WA); Heyward Watson (Seattle, WA); Barry McConnell (Seattle, WA); Wayne Robert (Vancouver, BC); Mark Buckley (Seattle, WA); Carol Lugo (Seattle, WA); and Jeffrey Wilcox (Seattle, WA).
Class # 4 - Seattle Academy
Front Row - KC Gauldine (Seattle, WA); Janet Pope (Seattle, WA); and Rebecca Laszlo (Seattle, WA). Middle Row - Aiko Pandorf (Berkeley, CA); Catherine McConnell (Seattle, WA); Lee Harper (Seattle, WA); Linda Hanson (Seattle, WA); and Laura Skelton (Seattle, WA). Back Row - Susan Adler (Seattle, WA); James Bouquin (Concord, CA); Heyward Watson (Seattle, WA); and Jeffrey Wilcox (Seattle, WA).