"Betsy is a very thoughtful and approachable trainer/coach. She has presented content for several sessions convened by the Center for Healthy Nonprofits in Tucson and is always well-prepared and thorough in her approach. She has a great way of weaving core values into her leadership and succession topics and is great at suggesting actionable steps that nonprofits can take. She is a professional that I trust and respect. I know that if I ask her to do something, and she agrees, she will be 100% dependable and excellent."
Paula Van Ness, Director / Center for Healthy Nonprofits at Community Foundation for Southern Arizona / Tucson, AZ
"I cannot thank you enough for your tireless efforts, skillful training, and contribution of your expertise to our emerging leaders program. Thank you for sharing your training expertise on the program planning committee. The Readiness Tool that you created provided the perfect map for our emerging leaders to develop for future roles. It is a pleasure working with you to create this impactful program."
Allison Howe, Executive Director / NonProfitConnect / Princeton, NJ
"Mercer Street Friends needed high level assistance to get started on Succession Planning and Betsy Wallace provided that for us while also educating our trustees on best practices regarding this important responsibility."
Bernie Flynn / CEO, Mercer Street Friends
"I recommend Betsy Wallace, founder of Wallace Consulting LLC, for any nonprofit or organization seeking exceptional guidance and expertise. As a Community Impact Manager at Jewish Philanthropies of Southern Arizona specializing in Leadership Development, I had the pleasure of working with Betsy when we contracted her to facilitate a session of our Tobin Board Leadership Program.
Betsy's session was focused on vital aspects of board management such as Board Health, Board Culture, and Succession Planning. She demonstrated an impressive level of knowledge and understanding of these topics, delivering an engaging and informative presentation. Her ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear and concise manner greatly aided our participants in grasping the concepts and implementing them within their organizations.
One thing that stood out about Betsy was her remarkable adaptability and composure under pressure. On the day of the session, our AV system malfunctioned, which could have easily derailed the entire event. Betsy's calm demeanor and quick thinking allowed her to adapt and deliver the program with minimal disruption. She used her extensive experience to keep the audience engaged and focused, without compromising the quality of the content or her delivery.
Throughout the entire process, Betsy exhibited exemplary professionalism and responsiveness. Her dedication to the success of our program was evident in her thorough preparation and willingness to address any concerns or questions that arose. Betsy's passion for her work and genuine desire to empower nonprofit leaders to excel made her an invaluable asset to our program.
In summary, I highly recommend Betsy Wallace and Wallace Consulting LLC for any organization seeking a knowledgeable, adaptable, and professional consultant to guide them in the areas of board management and nonprofit leadership. Betsy's expertise and ability to navigate challenging situations make her an ideal choice for any organization looking to elevate their board's performance and overall impact."
Jacob Meyer, Community Impact Manager, Jewish Philanthropies of Southern Arizona
"Betsy has been an invaluable asset to our organization and Board of Trustees. Her positivity and collaborative spirit have been essential in helping us align our core values with our strategic plan. As Board Chair, I can personally attest to the significant impact Betsy has had on our team. She has consistently provided skillful guidance and support, going above and beyond in her efforts to facilitate discussions, prepare for effective meetings, prioritize next steps, and much more.
Betsy has also played a crucial role in developing our board by assisting newly elected officers and reviewing governance best practices. She continuously provides additional educational tools for board members which has helped us stay informed. In addition,
Betsy's leadership and guidance were invaluable as we prepared for our Executive Director’s retirement. She led our efforts to develop a succession plan and worked closely with our transition committee to ensure a smooth transition. Her many contributions were instrumental in driving our organization’s progress over the past few years. I wholeheartedly recommend her services to anyone seeking a collaborative, positive, and highly effective professional."
Lynn Lorenz, Board Chair at Urban Promise Trenton
"I want to thank you and Allison for your organizational support and all I learned from working with you both on governance issues."
Elane Gutterman, PhD / Board Governance Chair / West Windsor Arts
Board Development and Succession Planning
“Allison Howe and Betsy Wallace are a wonderful team to work with. They helped us achieve significant board development goals and realize related best-practices driven enhancements. They helped us identify relevant objectives, kept us on task, and were instrumental in our achieving measurable results. We benefitted greatly from having them in our corner and I heartily endorse them.”
Tom Pryor / Board Chair, Anchor House
"Betsy was able to provide a very simple and streamlined approach to providing a narrative for the very specific work that we do at our non-profit organization. Often times we are doing the work that is in the background and not often able to be brought to the fore front out in a way that is representative of the true heart of the staff and organization as a whole. The process was not yet another thing to add to the to-do list as it was very manageable and easy to complete due to the way that the activities were structured."
Tamara Noizy, M.A. / Director of Family Support Services / Milhill Child and Family Development Corporation
Succession Planning & Emergency Transition Management
"I went into Betsy’s Succession Planning session thinking that I had a handle on what we needed to work on for our succession plan. There was much that was shared that reinforced that we have been “doing the right” thing in preparing our succession plan. This was comforting. What I also learned were the areas that we had not focused on and how important these areas are to get right (well-defined job descriptions comes to mind). Collectively, I learned a lot about what I do and DO NOT have in place. I left the session with the energy and direction I needed to make a difference in our planning process."
Marion Reinson / Executive Director, The Suppers Programs Inc.
"Thanks so much for the guidance and insight you provided to the Isles Transition Committee as we undertake the process of selecting a search firm or consultant. I also appreciate the references and article you provided and your thoughts about how to support our founder during this time of transition."
Linda Revelle / Board Chair, Isles Inc. / 2019 Transition Project
Non-Profit Board Leadership Development
"For the past few years, Betsy and I have served as board members on the Rise Community Services Partnership located in Mercer County, New Jersey. I have been a member for several years and have witnessed a measurable growth and professionalism since Betsy’s arrival and election to Board Vice President. Her knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of the Rise Board are most impressive. Having served on small ad hoc committees with Betsy evaluating a senior staff member and full board meetings I can attest to the fact that no matter how large or small a group, Betsy always brings wonderful ideas to the table. In the past few years, our Board has expanded in size, responsibility, and professionalism. I truly believe that Betsy’s arrival had much to do with our success."
Alan Rosenberg / Councilman, East Windsor Twp. NJ / Board Member RISE
Strategic Staffing & Performance Management
"Betsy facilitated a meeting which encompassed a large and diverse group of individuals. Staff members from the store and office were able to interact with one another in a comfortable off-site environment where they were encouraged to share positive feedback through short exercises. It was the first time that the entire staff met in the same location and for some it was an opportunity to connect in person without interruption. Betsy was well prepared and encouraged people to participate who were a little reserved while keeping the more talkative individuals on task—not an easy feat!
The meeting was scheduled to discuss the analysis of one-on-one interviews with Betsy regarding our non-profit organization’s mission and vision. We discussed how each person’s values and skills aligned with the organizational ethos. It was an eye-opening experience to find out how many of the self-identified values overlapped with those of our organization as a whole. We know that our team feels passionate about the work that we do but the group and individual exercises reinforced the common cluster of values. We also gained a new perspective on how others may feel differently based upon prior life and work experiences. I would highly recommend Wallace Leadership Consulting for your human resource and development consulting needs."
Kristen Cere / Development Director, RISE
"Betsy was an excellent coach for my preparation for my upcoming interview. She helped me improve the phrasing for any of my answers and I have gained confidence in my ability to present myself and highlight my accomplishments. I recommend her coaching to anyone who wants to improve their interview skills."
"I feel like our family has discovered a secret weapon to assist our son who is a recent college graduate navigating the overwhelming and confusing entry-level job interview process. Betsy was professional and kind and gave him the confidence he needed to effectively present his skills and accomplishments during interviews. I highly recommend contacting Betsy at Wallace Leadership Consulting ASAP!"
“Betsy has saved me several times with regard to my career challenges. She has delivered tremendous coaching, wisdom, and support. She draws from many years of experience at Fortune 500 companies for which she has worked in sales, executive development and human resources, and 1-1 coaching roles. This gives her a wealth of knowledge and some very unique and valuable perspectives. Importantly, she helped me prepare for my interviews which built tremendous confidence and inspired an extremely positive approach."
Andy Rich / Sales Executive
"Superb facilitation skills. Valuable 1-1 Coach. Betsy facilitated a 2-hour planning meeting for my staff of 15. The team-building exercise she designed was very powerful and strengthened relationships between team members. Equally valuable for me, Betsy gave me important feedback and insightful recommendations to help me create the right organizational culture for my team."
Leslie Koppel / Executive Director, RISE
"I thought that the Readiness Check was one of the most reflective and helpful tools from the Leading From Within program. It broke out the skill sets perfectly and was detailed enough to really get a handle on my strengths and weaknesses. There were a few things that I didn’t know what I didn’t know! Thank you for providing this important tool!"
Beth Englezos / Manager of Hunger Prevention / Jewish Family & Children’s Service of GMC
"I cannot thank you enough for your tireless efforts, skillful training, and contribution of your expertise to our emerging leaders program. Thank you for sharing your training expertise on the Leading From Within program planning committee. The Readiness Tool that you created provided the perfect map for our emerging leaders to develop for future roles. It is a pleasure working with you to create this impactful program."
Allison Howe / Executive Director, NonProfitConnect
“The specific language in the Readiness Check made it much easier for me to have helpful conversations with my manager about my skills and areas to improve."
Readiness Check Participant