REBECCA REYNOLDS, President and Founder
Rebecca Reynolds is a strategist, adviser, trainer and executive coach, who specializes in large-scale change involving strategy, group process, and stakeholder participation. Rebecca brings more than 25 years of experience to her work, as well as a passion for learning, for engaging all kinds of people, and for creating amazing results.
Rebecca founded RRC in 1991 to serve the growing demand for her work after she ended an accomplished career in executive management of nonprofit arts organizations.
Rebecca entered the nonprofit arena in Denver during the economic downturn of the ‘80s. As development and marketing director of Opera Colorado and then executive director of Colorado Ballet, Rebecca specialized in turn-arounds and institution building based on highly successful fundraising, board development and financial management skills. After major achievements in these executive management positions, one of which was involvement with Denver's passage of the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, Rebecca recognized that her interests and abilities were uniquely suited to the dynamics of change, and that she could accomplish more in this arena as a consultant.
In RRC's early years, Rebecca pioneered management consulting for nonprofits and served a wide range of clients in the arts, education, environment, health and human services. Rebecca also lectured and trained on subjects including board development, strategic planning, fundraising and capital campaigns, and financial management as part of her Nonprofit Know-How Series®, which was presented by United Way, Chambers of Commerce, Arts Councils, and other technical assistance providers. This material is now available in Nonprofit-KnowHow, a Guide & Workbook for nonprofit leaders.
In 1997, Rebecca conducted a strategic planning retreat for the Air Program of the US Forest Service, and from this began a new specialization in natural resource management. Since then, Rebecca has worked in the areas of air quality, fire and fire effects, climate change, forest and watershed health, contaminated sites, water quality/quantity and others. For the firm’s natural resource management clients, Rebecca develops leadership strategy, advances leadership capability, manages complex decision-making processes, writes policy and planning documents, designs outreach processes and facilitates meetings, workshops and conferences.
Having worked extensively with and advised top executives throughout her career, Rebecca became a certified executive coach in 2002. This qualification adds greater depth to her one-on-one work with clients and offers executives another avenue for more specific support in making change and achieving goals. Rebecca is also a certified Practitioner of NLP, the highly acclaimed communication technology.
Rebecca is the author of numerous policy and planning documents, as well as the RRC Leadership Advantage® and Nonprofit-KnowHow. She also writes on leadership, short-story fiction and is working on a memoir of her six-month research sabbatical in Italy where she worked in the Vatican Archives. This research formed the basis of her award-winning thesis on 18th century Italian opera, which earned her a BA in History from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Rebecca speaks Italian and frequently returns to Italy. Rebecca's author site is here.
Rebecca donates her services to area nonprofits and serves on the Advisory Boards of the Denver Cooperative Preschool and AlterMed Research Foundation. Rebecca is an avid student of yoga, a sailor, a ballroom dancer, and hikes the backcountry of Colorado, Utah and New Mexico.
Rebecca at work...
“Assisting individuals, teams and institutions to do what they do better, with greater ease, more creativity, and a deeper sense of accomplishment, I add to their contribution to the community, to society and to the world.
I will never cure a disease, save an ecosystem or feed the hungry, but my clients do. And they do so better, faster, and bigger because of RRC. This is my mission and my great passion."
~ Rebecca Reynolds
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