“Nanette Fridman is a consultant extraordinaire – effective, personable, and professional! She’s clearly an expert in her field and gives hand’s-on productive advice with step-by-step suggestions and guidance on growing your organization. Whether it’s board development, governance particulars, or campaign navigation, Nanette provides tools; empowering and energizing me to reach my organization’s mission. I’ve learned so much from her and know she has made tremendous positive footprints on the various organizations in which we’ve worked together. I reference her counsel and apply it to immediate tasks, as well as adapt her recommendations to other nonprofits and everyday life. In fact, I often refer to Nanette-isms and quote her at my board meetings! ”
“Her two books, Holding the Gavel and On Board provide practical and applicable information. I refer to them often and use her material as a manual to equip me with strategies to reach specific goals. When an acquaintance took on a board leadership role, I knew Nanette Fridman’s books were the best resource – all together in a clear, no-nonsense package. While Nanette’s workshops present valuable information, she is a fun, entertaining leader/facilitator and will frequently have her audience chuckling. In a knowledgeable, relaxed manner, she informs, educates, and motivates. I highly recommend Nanette Fridman’s services. ”
Chair of the Board
Hillel at Washington University in St. Louis
“Nanette engages her audience from the moment she walks to the front of the room. She has a magnetic presence that provokes both awareness and action. She fosters new ideas and shifts ideas from ho hum to wow. She awakens her audience’s superpowers and makes people think differently and more importantly, walk away knowing how to take action.”
Former Executive Director
“The training was wonderful. We are just so grateful for your energy, expertise and your ability to translate that to our board.”
“Thanks for a fantastically facilitated board retreat. The feedback was terrific! And, I think everyone actually wanted more. Could be a first for a board retreat that I’ve attended.”
Brookline Community Foundation
“Every Board member thought you were awesome. Thank you – you took us right where I think we should go.”
John P. Manning, Ed. D.
South Shore Mission Hub
“I have had the good fortune to work with Nanette on strategic planning. I found her to pay careful attention to designing a strategic planning process that suits our organization where it is at, conduct high-quality stakeholder interviews and ultimately, deliver a clear, well-thought out, powerful strategic plan that stakeholders can buy-into and implement. Both the process and the outcomes were outstanding.
“Having Nanette as a facilitator has been extremely productive and time effective for our organization. Her approach is informative, energizing, and collaborative, which keeps participants engaged and focused. She facilitates meetings in a way that helps people do their best thinking and has the wonderful ability to achieve consensus and agreeable outcomes.
“I am extremely grateful to have Nanette as a sounding board and trusted advisor. I have witnessed her coach some of our senior staff to help them grow into their positions by better defining their roles and responsibilities, strategizing how to best carry out their duties given their individual strengths and weaknesses, managing their team, and prioritizing the many tasks at hand. Nanette has a keen eye towards planning for the short and long term and anticipates challenges way ahead of time.”
“Nanette Fridman truly impacted the success and validity of our organization. We were at a very pivotal point within our chapter and with Nanette’s guidance and expertise we were able to expand our efforts statewide. She is truly an amazing asset to our team.”
“I’m delighted about meeting Nanette and working with Fridman Strategies, Inc. for strategic planning purposes. She conducted thorough research on what other health departments were doing in the field and proposed ideas to the group. Her approach was very welcoming as she listens to the customer and guides them in the proper direction. I would recommend Fridman Strategies, Inc. as a solution to any company’s strategic needs.”
Dr. Swannie Jett, DrPH, MSc
Brookline Health and Human Services