WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
The training conducted by Michelle Turman provided very useful information that will greatly benefit the Warrick Dunn Charities team. She helped to re-energize our board members and facilitate a healthy dialogue about how we can re-build an outstanding board and implement a fundraising plan that will better serve our organization.
– Warrick Dunn, Founder
Warrick Dunn Charities
Michelle Turman demonstrated a deep commitment to our mission and helped to shape the future of our organization. She devoted time, not only to get to know the organization but to individual board member. This relationally driven approach established the trust which in turn enabled Michelle to navigate onbikes through an operational assessment, improve our board governance program, develop a new board member onboarding process and conduct a successful executive director search. Michelle Turman’s organizational skills and attention to detail is second to none; she is simply a top-notch professional in every sense of the word.
– Drew Weatherford, Founder
I am grateful to Michelle A. Turman, MA, CFRE, CEO of Catalyst Consulting Services for her assistance in helping get the Working Women Foundation up and running in 2016. Michelle’s in-depth knowledge coming from her many years of leadership experience in the nonprofit world was instrumental in putting us on a path of success. Since it’s creation, our organization has raised more than $30,000 for seed money and resources for women startups. Michelle’s guidance over the past three years has been essential to the growth and long-term trajectory of the Working Women Foundation. We couldn’t have done it without her.
– Jessica Rivelli, Founder
Working Women of Tampa Bay Foundation
Catalyst Consulting Services lead by Michelle Turman completely transformed the Pinellas Sheriffs Police Athletic League. The Board and staff went through a board roles and responsibility training and built strategic plan. Our board is fully engaged, our direction is set and PAL is having our best years as an organization. Michelle Turman was the catalyst for our transition!
– Neil Brickfield, Executive Director
Pinellas Sheriff’s Police Athletic League
I have worked with Michelle Turman on a number of projects over the years. So, I was confident she would be the right fit to facilitate our strategic planning efforts. And, she was. Michelle’s vast and varied non-profit experience allowed her to ask the right questions to ensure the outcomes we needed. As a consummate professional, she employed a comprehensive approach to re-engage our stakeholders, refocus our fundraising efforts and re-energize our Board of Directors. Without hesitation, I would highly recommend Michelle to any non-profit organization seeking expertise in building capacity to achieve their mission.
– Angela Pottinger, Executive Director
Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring
Michelle was contracted to guide the Board through the process of developing tools and practices for future success. With her robust knowledge of governance, we were able to set and attain high goals. Michelle was instrumental in assisting LEITR through the process of recruiting top level CEO’s and community leaders to our Board of Directors. She has facilitates two annual Board retreats which resulted in the formation of a revitalized Foundation Board and elevated fundraising efforts and new financial donor relationships. With Michelle’s extensive experience in nonprofit practices, we are confident that we will be the leader in Eye Banking and Research through this decade and in years to come.
– Jason Woody, President and CEO
Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research/em>
Michelle Turman demonstrated a deep commitment to our mission and to governance in our community. She was able to analyze our organization’s issues, balance the talents and personalities of our leaders and build consensus among the board and staff. The result was an inclusive strategic planning process that culminated in a plan that will keep the agency a leader among Early Learning Coalitions in the State of Florida.
– Aakash M. Patel, President
Board Chair of Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County
We worked with Catalyst to conduct a fundraising assessment of our organization and to spearhead a search for a new Resource Development Director. Michelle took the time to really understand our organization and was constantly providing great perspective and guidance through her expertise and experience in non-profit. By the completion of the assessment, we were able to restructure the entire department and have begun to operate at capacity, enabling us to meet our goals and move our mission forward. As we moved forward with our search, Michelle helped us to identify several great candidates and eventually found the perfect fit for the position we created!
Catalyst is nimble in their approach and does a great job at understanding the organization as a whole and can determine the ideal structures that will take you to the next level. During a time of tremendous growth, we have been able to stretch ourselves and our resources to improve upon providing services to more families.
– Angie Croft, Vice President of Development
Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County
Michelle Turman has been a true gift to our organization. Her experience, passion, commitment to excellence and professionalism truly set her apart. She conducted an organizational assessment, Board of Director’s training, developed our fund development plan and is guiding us in creating a strategic plan. Michelle took the time to connect with many individuals in our organization to gain a complete understanding of where we are and the steps we need to take to grow to the next level. Michelle is a blessing and delight to work with and continues to exceed our expectations. Her insights and recommendations are helping to frame a very bright and promising future for the Dream Center of Tampa.
– Chris Davis, Executive Director
Dream Center of Tampa
I’ve worked with a number of consultants over the years but never one who delivered like Catalyst Consulting Services does. Michelle Turman’s level of professionalism raises the bar for all future engagements I might have with any consultant. She handled two executive searches, overhauled our board governance program and a provided a training session for new board members. In each case, Michelle was thoroughly prepared, kept me informed all along the way, delivered more than asked for and provided stellar results.
– John Harper, President & CEO
Habitat for Humanity of East and Central Pasco County and Board Chair of Florida Medical Clinic – Foundation of Caring
We worked with Michelle Turman with the recruitment and selection of our Director of Development. Michelle took the time to understand our organization and our needs. She analyzed our current Development Department structure and made recommendations which helped identify the skill sets that would be needed to lead our department. Michelle was extremely professional, detailed and enthusiastic throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend her services to other non-profit organizations.
– Stacey Hannouche, Executive Director
The Humane Society of Pinellas County
In today’s marketplace it is not enough to have the vision of how best to effectively manage change. A strong leader knows how to communicate, delegate and implement this vision into reality. Michelle worked extensively as a change agent for the Gulf Coast Museum of Art to hire and develop talented team members, curate many successful exhibits, enhance educational programming and increase museum attendance and fund raising. She sought out creative solutions that enabled the museum to deal with a shrinking pool of governmental support and her professionalism and competence exceeded the board’s expectations.
– David Sietsma, Partner
Carr, Riggs and Ingram, LLC
Past President of the Board of Directors of the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo
Michelle successfully partners with organizations at their current stage in order to help them get to the next level. Her intuition and insights assist organizations with clear assessments of their strengths, areas of challenge and direction necessary to bring about transformational change. She doesn’t direct but gently guides strategic planning so that the process grows organically. She is a top notch consultant.
– Stephen C. Martaus, Executive Director
Early Childhood Council of Hillsborough County
Michelle’s attention to detail and creative forethought make her an exceptional leader. Not only did she assist the agency in working towards best practices in the area of governance, development and operations, but also spearheaded and successfully achieved our five year accreditation. Her guidance and creativity helped us through a period of change and left us in a stronger, more responsive position for the clients we serve in Pinellas County.
– Gayla Larson
Lighthouse of Pinellas, Inc.
Collaborating with Michelle has brought stability and effectiveness thru strategic planning and creating procedural improvements that provided operational maturity and structure to the Lighthouse of Pinellas IT environment. Michelle’s unique industry ability helps to transform an organization’s outlook on technology which in turn provides those organizations with the right solutions and vendors in the best interest of the organization. ConnectWise IT will keep working together with Michelle now and in the future.
– Gene Pavliscsak, President
When I think of individuals with “big picture” thinking, Michelle comes to mind. Since 2008, my team and I have been blessed to work with her on a variety of non-profit projects, as well as being given the opportunity to help Michelle build her brand Catalyst Consulting and the launch of her first book, “Jumping the Queue”. She has entrusted us to assist her with branding, creative design projects, website development projects and more. If you are an organization looking for a company to help you get on track, explore efficiencies to implement your mission, or looking to further develop programs aimed to better engage your team or board, there is no one more qualified and proven than Michelle Turman and Catalyst Consulting Services.
– Chris Koch, Owner