From Our Founder,
More than 40 years ago I flew to Nantucket to discover, for myself, the place Herman Melville wrote about in Moby Dick. I discovered so much more. As I stepped onto the tarmac, I felt the compelling power and inspiration of place.
I learned that Nantucket in the early 1800s was a place where women built and ran the island's businesses and schools while their men traveled the world in search of whales—away for years at a time.
Living on this island, the people quickly found in themselves the fortitude, resilience, patience, and courage required to live independent lives while depending on each other for survival and happiness.
The whaling industry brought people to Nantucket from across the globe - the Azores, Africa, and the South Pacific—creating both a global economy and a truly diverse community of belonging.
In the early 1840s, Maria Mitchell—the Nantucket Atheneum’s librarian, the first woman to discover a comet, and founding faculty member in astronomy at Vassar—met Frederick Douglas as he arrived at the Atheneum to deliver his first notable abolitionist speech on island, launching his life-long career. They became friends and leaders for advancing social justice.
Nantucket is a place that has long inspired diversity and inclusion in leadership.
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Unlocking Success Through Strategic Transitions
Whether you're aspiring to a new role or seeking to enhance your current performance, our coaching services offer intentional guidance in leadership, communication, and transformation. From promoting internal candidates to refining existing talents, we empower individuals and institutions to chart a path to success.Talk With Us
Executive Search Coaching
When individuals are poised to embark on a journey toward roles such as College or University President or Senior Administrator, our coaching services are tailored to guide them through every crucial step.
Our expert coaching encompasses crafting compelling CVs and Cover Letters, honing effective interview strategies, and ultimately securing the positions they are truly passionate about.
Once an offer is extended, our support extends to contract negotiation coaching, making the transition process a seamless and integral part of their employment agreement.
Transition Management Coaching
When we view the process of transition as the transformation of a newcomer into a respected member of the institution's culture, occupying a prestigious role within the community, it becomes evident that success in this endeavor is neither guaranteed nor immediate.
Achieving successful transitions requires a deliberate and purposeful approach, wherein precise actions are taken to achieve the desired results.
Based on our extensive experience, we have found that intentional transitions are exceptionally effective, especially when the President, Vice-President, or Dean is promoted from within the organization.
Sometimes our coaches work with an individual to enhance fundraising, finance, enrollment, people-management or general leadership capabilities. And other times we work with a Dean or a Provost to build their team.
We also coach Department Chairs individually and in workshops to reinvent their approach to searching more aggressively and intentionally to build a more diverse faculty.
Finally, we work with Presidents, Provosts, and Deans to assist them in reinventing a passive approach to a more proactive one to diversify staff and faculty at their institutions.