Olivia usually serves either by speaking to the population served by the organization, or by directly coaching directors and board members. Areas of focus are mainly leadership or communication skills such as:

  • Pitching, Fundraising & Presentation skills
  • Personal branding (How to position yourselves as the experts in your field)
  • Gravitas (Developing a strong presence & making great first impressions)
  • Self-Confidence: Dismantling the impostor syndrome
  • Dealing with Difficult People: Handling big egos or difficult conversations
  • Charisma and Leadership (The science of trust, influence and persuasion)

Past pro bono work thus includes fundraising training for the board of StreetWise; coaching the directors of the Prince’s Trust, the BizWorld Foundation, the founders of New Scholars, the CEO of the World Peace Festival; or the founder of Agora Partnerships, whose recommendation is included below.

Olivia currently supports the following organizations:

Somaly Mam Foundation
First Descents

What’s it like to work with Olivia? Read about it here from First Descents founder Brad Ludden

If you would like to apply for Olivia’s pro bono coaching, please fill in the form below:

Your Name (required)

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Please write a description of your organization (how long in business, bios of people involved & how long involved, it's mission, etc.)

What you’d like Olivia’s help with or coaching for

How much time you could commit, per week, to this work. (Please be advised that this leadership coaching is intensive; and generates an extensive reading list. Be ready to commit the time to reading; have the discipline to follow through on your assignments and strategies. Be warned that this will generate MORE work for your organization, albeit very rewarding one. This can help you be more effective at fundraising, raise your profile / visibility, but it will take discipline, time commitment and effort on your part.)