Testimonials

As the founder and executive director for a new nonprofit organization, the Addiction Policy Forum, I was incredibly fortunate to have Adaptive Alternatives on board from the beginning to assist with strategy and planning, nonprofit start up guidance, board development and fundraising support. Stephanie brings an amazing wealth of knowledge and expertise and can help guide nonprofit managers and boards to meet their goals.

– Jessica Nickel, Addiction Policy Forum

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum was delighted to participate in the Denison Culture Survey under the leadership of Stephanie Freeth. Stephanie promised to deliver a targeted and meaningful report that would truly be useful to our organization both today and in the future. Stephanie and Denison delivered on their promise. Throughout the process, Stephanie listened, guided us efficiently and gingerly led with enthusiasm and focus. The results were enlightening and are still having an impact months later. Importantly, we believe the long-term impact may genuinely shape our team and bolster our staff dynamics for years to come.

– Mel Drumm, President and Executive Director, Ann Arbor Hands On Museum

“Having recently hired Stephanie as a development consultant, I immediately found her to be well versed in the field and very knowledgeable of the community.  She is flexible, accommodating and professional.  Stephanie is prompt in responding and direct in her feedback. She understands our priorities and really went the extra mile when we needed unexpected help in a time crunch.   She is a very positive person who is relationship driven.  She is also calm, confident and kind.  One of the many things I like about working with Stephanie is her ability to share her expertise and support the decisions I make in the end.”

– Nicole Adelman, MPH, Executive Director, The Corner Health Center

“I was lucky to work for and with Stephanie early in my non-profit career. I learned a lot from her both directly and also from observing her handle herself gracefully in a variety of tricky situations, with multiple leadership changes and a growing office. She has the ability to distill what matters quickly, think strategically and execute efficiently. Her warm personality is also an asset in team building and donor/client relations.”

– Beth Truta, Director, Wharton Fund, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

“Stephanie is gifted at bringing people together to achieve success. She is effective at bringing about win/win results whether building the strategic plan, implementing a complex project or helping teams shape their culture to meet new challenges and opportunities. Her keen business sensibilities and smarts along with great relational skills enable her to be the adaptive change agent within an organization.”

–Mike Butman, Practice Leader of Higher Education at Plante Moran

“I first worked with Stephanie in 1999 at an internet start up in Washington, DC. Since then, I’ve had the privilege of hiring her as a consultant at my own start up and more recently when I was working for Lynda.com, a LinkedIn company. No matter the project, Stephanie can take what seems like chaos, break the problem down into manageable pieces, prioritize, and get things done, so there’s quickly a light at the end of a once very dim tunnel. One thing that’s particularly great about Stephanie is how versatile she is. I’ve seen her successfully take on complex project management work, product marketing for a large enterprise SaaS organization, and lead fast growing teams. If your organization needs help achieving its full potential, contact Stephanie immediately.”

– Brian Smith, Entrepreneur

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