Having worked with organizational clients in over fifteen countries on four continents, I am consistently humbled when human potential is expressed through insightful and well-crafted consultation. From small village-based NGOs to globally franchised organizations, I have witnessed how the tools of organizational change can lead to sustained impact. My expertise lies in this nexus where the internal meets the external – working with organizations to maximize their strategic and operational impact, using a variety of techniques including coaching and consultation, training and facilitation.
Prior to my work with ChangeCraft, I was Associate Director at Dasra, an India-based venture philanthropy fund committed to maximizing social investments and building non-profit sector leaders across South Asia. Working with philanthropic organizations such as The Global Fund for Children, Ashoka and American Jewish World Service, my work included due diligence and portfolio analyses and coaching South Asia-based grantee organizations through strategy creation and implementation, organizational restructuring, staff recruitment and retention, leadership development, and impact evaluation design and application. I previously worked with Partners for Democratic Change, where I managed civil society and conflict resolution programs in Eastern Europe and Latin America, and partnered with its global affiliate organizations to strengthen their operations. I have also held positions with Amnesty International and Sarvodaya (Sri Lanka’s largest nongovernmental organization). I hold a Master’s degree in Religious Conflict and Conflict Resolution from Harvard Divinity School and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from the University of California, Berkeley.
A native Californian who found home with my husband and three sons in Vancouver following many years in India, Washington DC, Boston and Sri Lanka, I harbor a deep love of mangosteens, wordplays and seeing sparks in people.
Contact: beth [at] changecraftconsulting.com