Get to Know Me

Get to Know Me

About Rebecca

I am a facilitator at heart. I love helping groups of people tap into their collective imagination and wisdom.

I’m also an insightful strategist. I’ve been coaching the senior executives and Boards of mission-driven organizations for more than 25 years – primarily large nonprofits and philanthropic foundations interested in supporting the social determinants of health.

I’m a quick learner who brings warm energy, creativity and varied experience to organizations and individuals looking to reimagine their next chapter.

I am increasingly turning my attention to helping adults grow into being imaginative rather than growing out of it. Here’s what’s currently on my menu of offerings:

  • I work at a super-strategy level, helping groups of organizations rethink their work together.
  • I help mission-driven organizations develop new strategic plans that have strong buy-in and relevance.
  • I create memorable group coaching experiences globally, locally and digitally to help individuals build clarity and momentum as they navigate transitions.
  • I speak on reimagination and adaptability at memorable events.
  • I host a book club that helps me stay on top of what people are writing about in my field.
  • I reserve 5 spots for exclusive 1:1 coaching. Get in touch if you’d like one of them to be for you.

If you care about the official stuff:  I’ve written three books related to adaptable leadership, I am a professional-level Adaptability Quotient coach, I hold a PhD in Sustainable Communities, I am on the faculty of Thought Leaders Business School and I serve as the Vice Chair on the Board of the International Association of Facilitators. I work with 50-60 clients per year.

If you care about the unofficial stuff: I am happily married to my high school sweetheart, we’ve raised four terrific people, and I’m now called “Minga” by two precious grandbabies. I love travelling, planning sabbaticals, visiting farmers’ markets, watching sports, knitting and eating at great restaurants.

Here’s what people say about working with me:

Working with Rebecca Sutherns is like working with a trusted friend who brings out the very best in you. Here’s what you can expect:

Strategic Insight: Rebecca brings a wealth of strategic insight to the table. Her deep understanding of organizational dynamics and change management empowers teams and individuals to navigate challenges and seize opportunities with confidence.

Visionary Thinking: Rebecca is a true visionary. Her ability to see beyond the immediate horizon and envision innovative solutions is contagious. When you work with her, you’ll be inspired to think bigger and reimagine creative possibilities.

Facilitative Expertise: As a seasoned facilitator, Rebecca excels at guiding groups through complex discussions and decision-making processes. Her facilitation skills create an environment of openness, collaboration, and mutual understanding.

Growth and Learning: Rebecca is a lifelong learner, and she encourages continuous growth in those around her. When you work with her, you’ll have access to a wealth of knowledge, resources, and opportunities for personal and professional development.

Accelerated Collaboration: Collaboration is at the core of Rebecca’s work. She believes in harnessing the collective intelligence and creativity of teams to achieve remarkable results. But with Rebecca, collaborative is not synonymous with slow – she is a quick learner who helps groups get stuff done.

Passion for Impact: Rebecca is deeply passionate about making a positive impact. Her commitment to social and environmental responsibility is evident in her work, inspiring others to align their actions with purpose. She drives tangible, sustainable results.

Personalized Guidance: Rebecca’s approach is not one-size-fits-all. She takes the time to understand your unique goals and challenges, providing personalized guidance and strategies that align with your needs.

Global Perspective: With a global perspective informed by decades of diverse experiences across sectors, Rebecca brings a richness of ideas and approaches to every project. Her work transcends borders and industries.

Open Communication: Communication is key when working with Rebecca. She maintains an open and transparent dialogue, ensuring that everyone is aligned and informed throughout the process.