My passion is working with dynamic, smart, creative people who are up to doing big things in the world.
People often ask me, who are the partners in Naish Partners?
First, my clients are my partners.
Second, I collaborate with other independent consultants, which allows me to offer a wealth of resources to clients.
The consultants have extensive experience in their areas of expertise including:
Leadership Development and Assessment
Customer Experience & Insights
For over 30 years I’ve been employed by and consulted with companies large and small, for profit and nonprofit, and it’s always been about moving to the next level.
I spent the first 15 years of my career working in companies:
- CEO of The Flavia Group, a privately held licensing and publishing company
- Executive Vice President of Marketing at YES! Entertainment, a start-up children’s toy company
- Marketing and Brand Management positions at
– The Walt Disney Company, Consumer Products
– The Clorox Company
Naish Partners began in 1997. Consulting clients have included: Avery Dennison, Charles Schwab, ConocoPhillips, Foundation for Santa Barbara City College, Happy Family Brands, Wall Street Journal Online, as well as many small businesses and nonprofits.
From 2007-2015 I was the Executive Director of Congregation B’nai B’rith, a Reform Jewish Synagogue in Santa Barbara, CA, where I was instrumental in changing the culture, expanding our community, and tripling the budget.
While at CBB I continued consulting part-time and have recently returned to it full time, along with my new venture of facilitating executive leadership retreats and online business results programs.
EDUCATION & OTHER INFO
MBA, The Kellogg School at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
BA, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
Active Board Member for several non-profit organizations
Business Person of the Year, Santa Barbara Business Digest
International Women’s Forum, Leadership Foundation Fellow
Instructor in the Masters in Organization Management Program at Fielding Institute and in the Marketing Program at University California Santa Barbara
EXAMPLES OF NAISH PARTNERS' IMPACT
Strategic thought partner and leadership coach
A corporate manager who became the leader of a division of a multi-billion-dollar company
Co-founder of a company – started working with me at business plan stage – currently they generate more than $100 million in sales and were acquired by an international multi-billion-dollar company; work with senior team and several departments in the company on leadership, organizational design, process development for high growth company
Entrepreneur – guided him to develop a compelling identity in his field where he went on to become very well known
Culture / Strategy / Teams
Worked with staff and volunteers at a non-profit – as a strategic leader – changing culture, doubling membership and tripling revenue
Evaluate staffing structure, recommend and support changes
Work with partners during transition for a retiring partner and a new partner
Lead teams in developing dynamic strategic visions, annual and multi-year plans – for multi-billion dollar and mid-size companies, and nonprofits
Facilitate values identification processes and ways to make them living values
Engaged people in dialogue, brought them to the table when tempers were hot and trust was low, and moved them to action
Facilitated the renewed commitment to a long term partnership between a company and its major vendor