What some clients have said:
"I'm very grateful to have the Roundtable in my life, and for Bryn's leadership of the group. I honestly believe it's made me not only a better ED, but a better person."
Craig Sumberg, Fox Tucson Theatre
"I joined the Phoenix Association Executive Roundtable for the rare opportunity to engage with peers in a confidential yet impactful environment. The advice, interactions and group sharing had been invaluable to me as a COO for an industry association. I leave each meeting inspired and informed on common issues that impact our association. During the meetings, I routinely have “a-ha” moments and always leave with a new idea or fresh perspective. I highly recommend anyone needing an effective sounding board, peer counsel, and business guidance to join a Roundtable." Suzanne Jones, COO, Association of Energy Services Professionals
"Because of the great value the CEO Roundtable brought to me, I decided to pursue executive coaching with Bryn. Through a short series of individual coaching sessions, Bryn helped me to navigate some difficult situations and issues I was facing in my nonprofit. These very productive sessions helped me to understand the dynamics of the issues and focus on what needed to be accomplished to enable my organization to move forward. They also helped me grow as an individual and leader. I would highly recommend Bryn Jones and Elan Consulting to any nonprofit."
Jan Holder, former Executive Director of Sky Island Alliance
"I am a member of one of the Executive Director’s Roundtables in Tucson. I have been a member for about 10 years now and I find it to me a FABULOUS group both for support and for great learning. Much of my growth as an Executive Director over the past 10 years has been due to this group. Whether it is my issue we are working on or not, I always learn from the wisdom of the group things that I can apply at Literacy Connects. Unlike other leadership groups I have been in there is no sense of competition at all. It is all about learning and growing and supporting one another."
Betty Stauffer, Literacy Connects
Association Executives operate in a unique environment and the issues we face reflect that uniqueness. Meeting monthly with a trusted group of executives who understand the issues is an invaluable opportunity. Knowing the conversations are confidential allows us to dig deep into issues, brainstorm options, and suggest paths to resolution. I love knowing that should crisis arise, any one of the group would take my call and assist. We are forming bonds that will last a lifetime and I look forward to continuing with this group for many years! Donna Seawards, E.D., ACP Illinois and Indiana Chapters
Having a trusted group of peers to discuss common challenges with is extremely valuable to me as an association executive. They say ‘it’s lonely at the top’ and that is indeed true. Knowing I have a standing opportunity each month to work through issues, and, admittedly, vent frustrations with, helps me be a better leader. This group also helps hold me accountable on critical decision making and putting on a focus on my own professional development. I would highly recommend it for any association professional. Kristen Merrifield, Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
"I cannot get over how much we accomplished in 4 sessions with Bryn. She kept us so focused and was very skilled at reading the energy in the room. We came so far over the course of four months, and, as we talked and dreamed as a group, Bryn allowed and encouraged the overall vision of our organization to change/grow in such a natural way. I could not have imagined a more focused, effective, and compassionate facilitator for our group."
Debbie Weingarten, Farm Education and Resource Network
"Bryn was great at helping our coalition get clear on what we actually needed to and could get out of a two-day campaign planning session. During the session, she kept us focused and expertly utilized a variety of interactive tools and methods that got us where we needed to be at the end of our time together. And as a bonus, not only did we end up with a solid, time-lined and accountable campaign plan, we had fun and got to know one another better through the process. Thanks, Bryn!"
Jennifer Allen, former co-chair of the Southern Border Communities Coalition
"Bryn is an 'architect of invisible structures,' the labor coach for organizations pregnant with possibilities!"
Barbara Rose, Bean Tree Farm, Pima County Food Alliance
"I learned a lot about how to use group process and consensus in a practical way. We are light-years ahead of where we might have been at this point (if we were around at all) thanks to you. It was a pleasure working with her!"
Nick Henry, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
"Bryn has demonstrated a very natural skill at moving [the Executive Roundtable group] through difficult problem solving processes that result in very valuable feedback for the executives to move their agency forward. She has particularly good listening skills and the ability to synthesize what she is hearing from the group to steer discussions in a productive way. I think any organization wanting to tackle difficult strategic issues would find Bryn Jones a great asset in structuring and facilitating their dialog.”
Debbie Drysdale, CEO Roundtable of Southern Arizona
"She brings to the group a high degree of professionalism, knowledge, and compassion. Her facilitation and group process skills are excellent and she possesses a highly effective, yet subtle, way of keeping everyone on track and the interaction/discussion moving in a positive and impactful direction. The Roundtable is by far the greatest professional development investment I have made!"
Lisa Humenik, former Executive Director of Volunteer Southern Arizona
"After just my first few meetings, it was clear that the small investment of money and small investment of time in the Executive Director's Roundtable were going to reap big rewards for both my organization and for me personally as an E.D. The monthly get-togethers are extremely educational without conforming to the tedious "lecturing expert" format that you find so many other places. Being able to meet other non-profit leaders and walk a mile in their shoes has been so enlightening."
Randy Peterson, former General Manager of KXCI Community Radio