Liz Callahan, MA, ACC, was the founding executive director of The CBO Center before joining CompassPoint in 2010 as the Director of East Bay Services and Sr. Project Director. Liz has been consulting with nonprofit organizations for seventeen years and has spent more than 30 years working in nonprofit organizations, in academia, and in government, primarily on the East Coast. She was the executive director of a countywide coalition of nonprofit executive directors, and served as vice president for Public Affairs and Marketing at Recording for the Blind, a national nonprofit, where she developed and implemented the organization’s communications, public relations, and public policy strategies. Prior to that, Liz was the assistant dean for External Relations and Development for the Rutgers Graduate School of Management. Liz also served as the chief of staff to the chair of the New York Mercantile Exchange and was appointments secretary to the Governor of New Jersey.
Liz’s consulting work is in organizational and individual transformation. Her deep knowledge of nonprofits and the environment in which they do their work, along with her own experience as an executive director and her extensive and ongoing training in a variety of methodologies, give Liz an uncommon perspective on how to create change. Liz combines process consulting, coaching, training, process design and facilitation to help executive directors, senior managers, and boards improve the way they lead, manage, and govern. Liz is an ICF-certified executive coach, a trained organization & relationship systems coach, and a certified Team Diagnostic™ coach. She holds a Masters degree in Psychology from New School University in New York City.
Liz’s consulting areas include: governance, planning, strategic partnerships and mergers, and process improvement. She coaches leadership teams and collaborations, and has developed and delivered workshops in board governance, organizational accountability, project management, the board/e.d. relationship, and team effectiveness.