Clients Say

“Ned Cooney’s role as facilitator in our Visioning/Strategic Planning was tremendous.  In a short period of time, he led the group through a process that helped us focus on the key elements of a vision for the organization.  What I was most impressed with was Ned’s follow through and ability to help form an action plan with specific objectives and desired outcomes…On top of his non-profit expertise, Ned has a wonderful way with people, is very organized, and a great communicator.”
Alan Satterlee, Executive Director, Glacier Symphony and Chorale (Kalispell, Montana)

“What would the Flathead Valley do without Ned Cooney? From research to outreach, strategy to evaluation, compliance to governance, or just high quality and knowledgeable support, he’s the first place to go. Ned is experienced, accessible, professional and patient. Ned worked with our Board of Directors at a crucial point in our growth when we were ready to progress to the next level of board governance, but needed some guidance to get there. With Ned’s help we are striving towards thriving and we now know how to access the myriad of resources available to us to help us progress and blossom. We feel fortunate to have Ned as a leader and mentor in our valley’s nonprofit community. Plus, he’s a real fun guy to work with!”
Hilary Shaw, Executive Director, The Abbie Shelter (Kalispell, Montana)

“Working with Ned Cooney gave our organization a perspective that we were greatly in need of.  It’s one thing to do your day to day work and be successful but reviewing our organization’s work from the outside looking in was not easy for us – we were too deep working in the weeds.  Ned helped us to lift our view and see our organization from a higher level and then he provided a perspective that allowed us to see a broader vision.  Next, Ned helped us to move past our perceived limitations and he offered us a process that allowed us to readily develop an achievable action plan.  We would not have had the successes that we have over the past two years without the work we accomplished with Ned. Ned is a critical component to our annual planning and strategic visioning.  I truly believe am I able to be a better Executive Director through the perspective Ned helps me to see.”
Heidi Van Everen, Executive Director, Whitefish Legacy Partners, the people who brought you the Whitefish Trail (Whitefish, Montana)

“Ned Cooney is a skillful facilitator who has the ability to create a safe space for all participants to contribute, and feel heard & valued for their input. Not only does he move the group forward, he deepens your learning about yourself and the process. The result is productivity through group synergy!”
Rebecca Johns, CPCC Professional Personal Coach (Bigfork, Montana)

“I engaged Ned on behalf of the Board of Directors at a crucial juncture when we were considering dissolution. With his extensive knowledge and in a light hearted manner, he helped us to see all the angles and consider various outcomes.  As a result, we decided not to dissolve and the Board is now moving ahead with more clarity and direction.”
Jyoti SaeUn, former President, Deep Bay Center, Inc. (Lakeside, Montana)