Kellie Wardman

Senior Consultant

Kellie Wardman, PCC, ACTC, serves as a consultant and executive coach for a wide range of innovative and impactful nonprofit organizations. She serves as the lead senior consultant for DBD’s work in strategic planning, board development and governance, and team and organizational culture work. She also provides clients support in facilitating partnerships and collaborations and in feasibility studies and other aspects of fundraising.

Prior to the last 20 years working in nonprofits, Kellie spent a decade supporting thought leaders in the field of systems thinking and organizational learning.

Kellie is a Professional Certified Coach, holding an Advanced Certification in Team Coaching through the International Coaching Federation, and also is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach through Co-Active Training Institute. She is trained as an Organizational and Relationship Systems Coach (ORSC) and certified in a powerful 360 tool for leadership development, the Leadership Circle Profile, and also in the Collective Leadership Assessment, a team culture tool.

Kellie provides counsel in:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Board Development and Governance
  • Executive Coaching and Leadership Development
  • Organizational Culture and Team Building
  • Volunteer/Staff Training, Retreat Planning and Facilitation
  • Partnerships and Collaborations
  • Capital Development Planning and Preparation
  • Campaign Feasibility Studies

Kellie worked for 10 years in operations for the largest Y in New Hampshire, as Chief Operating Officer, VP of Operations, and branch executive. She also worked for Earthwatch Institute as Deputy Director of Constituent Relations, overseeing both fund development and marketing. She currently serves on the board of trustees for a local YMCA and is a former  Co-Vice President of Educational and Professional Development for the International Coaching Foundation of New England.

She received her BA from the University of New Hampshire and an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. Kellie lives with her family in New Hampshire and is an avid traveler, writer, and competitive tennis player.

Phone/Fax (toll-free):877.323.3904
Phone (direct):603.660.4866

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