As a result of working with IGS, I have been able to re-focus my priorities and goals to take the organization to the next level. She has helped me navigate the various politics and personalities of my leadership team, which has resulted in our working more effectively as a team. IGS’ real life experience in various leadership roles within the non profit structure, coupled with her for profit business acumen, provides a unique blend of clarity, depth and insight into the opportunities and challenges faced by leaders today.

~ Temie Seibert, Former Executive Director, IMCA

Working with Shirlene has made our organization much more productive and cohesive. She has great insight into personalities as well as issues, and goals, and all is accomplished with a marvelous sense of humor.

~ Gail Robinson, Past President ACHS

It’s never an easy path for an entrepreneur. Conceptualizing, developing and refining an idea that I alone knew so well was the easy part. Creating and then leading a talented team to support me in carrying out my objectives through to success was the part whose difficulty I had not anticipated. Working with Shirlene and Innovative Growth Solutions has helped take me and my business to the next level. Shirlene brought the right mix of analytical tools, behavioral psychology, professional coaching, role playing, business anecdotes and even common sense to help us grow. It would have taken me years to get us to where Shirlene got us in just a few short and very productive months.

~ Erik Wolf, President & CEO, International Culinary Tourism Association Portland, Oregon, USA

Innovative Growth Solutions, LLC, gave our non-profit just what we needed! IGS provided us with coaching and team building sessions and gave us many tools to use in both communication and problem solving. Because of the positive experience we had with IGS, we have recommended IGS to others.

~ Esta Mapes, Past Board of Directors, Garden Home Community Library

Innovative Growth Solutions guided our organization through a time of growth and change. The workshops for our team were enlightening, insightful and motivational. We worked through many issues and learned new skills that we will carry with us. Shirlene helped me understand the challenges I faced as a manager and guided me to find solutions. Shirlene’s creativity, resourcefulness and advocacy on our behalf has been a tremendous boost to our organization!

~ Cooky Abrams, Director (retired), Garden Home Community Library