Greg Walker Wilson
Walker Wilson Consulting
31 Woodvale Ave
Asheville NC 28804
Unpaid Non-Profit Work (years):
30
Consulting Experience (years):
12
Summary of your consulting practice and relevant experience:

Walker Wilson Consulting serves values-driven organizations. We utilize the best practices of the nonprofit world (mission, passion, and service) and the for-profit world (finance, analysis, and strategy) to benefit our clients.  We prioritize equity and inclusion.  Particular consulting services include strategic planning, sustainability planning, executive coaching, leadership transitions, leadership training, organizational assessment and development, business planning, financial analysis, merger/acquisition analysis, board best practices training, meeting facilitation, and interim leadership.  All services can be offered in Spanish.

For example, we can:

  • Lead a participatory strategic planning process for board and staff to build ownership and unify focus
  • Facilitate retreats and meetings to maximize your team’s scarce time
  • Conduct staff/board development sessions to increase your team’s skills and productivity
  • Assess your organization’s culture, finances, operations, programs, communications, governance, and/or human resources for greater community impact
  • Coach board and staff leaders through difficult decisions
  • Hold you accountable for achieving your personal leadership goals
  • Serve in interim leadership positions for organizations in transition

ABOUT WALKER WILSON CONSULTING:
Walker Wilson Consulting is a values-driven organization serving values-driven organizations. We utilize the best practices of both the nonprofit world (mission, passion, and service) and the for-profit world (finance, analysis, and strategy) to benefit our clients. Our commitment to Western NC is shaped through international experience. We prioritize equity and inclusion. All our services can be offered in Spanish.

Greg Walker Wilson, Principal of Walker Wilson Consulting, has consulted with nonprofit organizations, large corporations, government entities, and small businesses for more than 20 years on local, state, national, and international levels. He began his career as a management consultant with Accenture.

Greg learned first-hand the importance of prioritizing organizational development when he became CEO of the floundering Mountain BizWorks organization in 1998. Over the next 11 years, Greg led Bizworks to:

  • Pay off its debts and build net assets of nearly $2 Million
  • Increase annual community impact by 700%
  • Recognition by Fast Company Magazine as a visionary and entrepreneurial social sector
    organization
  • Develop a participatory entrepreneurial training curriculum that was licensed to other North
    American nonprofits and the subject of a book chapter
  • A Nonprofit Sector Steward Award from the NC Center for Nonprofits, and
  • Give birth to Mountain Made, a for-profit retail subsidiary located in the Grove Arcade.

Today, Mountain Bizworks is a nationally recognized leader in the small business development field.

Greg has chaired numerous boards, including the national Association for Enterprise Opportunity, the Center for Participatory Change, and HandMade in America. He is Vice Chair and Executive Transition Chair of Democracy NC and Treasurer of La Milpa. He served as Treasurer and Strategic Planning Chair for the NC Center for Nonprofits and served as Communications Chair for Just Economics, and Secretary and Organizational Development Chair for Wildacres Leadership Initiative. He has written and presented extensively on boards, social enterprise, executive transitions, earned income, and coaching. For his commitment to empower women, Greg is the only man ever to receive the Asheville Chamber of Commerce’s Athena Award.  He has also received the Asheville NAACP’s President’s Award.

Greg has a BA from Bluffton University, a BS in Industrial Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, an MA in International Development from American University, a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Duke University, and a certificate in Advanced Personal and Executive Coaching from the College of Executive Coaching.  Greg is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation.


References

Board Governance/Development

Organic Growers School
Board Development
Lee Warren
Executive Director
828-214-7833
Board Development 2017
Haywood Street Congregation
Board Development
Pamela Wright
Board Chair
828-450-1092
Board Development 2021

Diversity/Equity/Inclusion/Access

WNC Nonprofit Pathways
Racial Equity Training
Cindy McMahon
Former Senior Consultant
828-279-3423
Racial Equity Training 2018
Buncombe Partnership for Children
Racial Equity Training
Amy Barry
Executive Director
828-407-2054
Racial Equity Training 2020

Financial Management

Children and Family Resource Center of Henderson County
Sustainability Matrix
Elisha Freeman
Former Executive Director
828-698-0674
Sustainability Matrix 2016
Bethlehem Haven
Merger/Acquisition Analysis
Lois Martin
Former Executive Director
412-913-5181
Merger/Acquisition Analysis, Sustainability Matrix 2014

Human Resources

United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County
Executive Leadership Transition
Lance Edwards
VP/Community Investment
828-255-0696
Organizational Assessment, Executive Search 2018-2019
Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity
Organizational Structure
Andy Barnett
Executive Director
828-210-9369
Organizational Structure, Executive Director Evaluations 2018
Children First/Communities in Schools
Interim Director
Shawn Henderson
Former Board Chair
828-213-1701
Interim Director 2017
Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC
Executive Leadership Transition
Dorian Palmer
Former Board Chair
828-448-1978
Organizational Assessment, Executive Search 2019-20
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Personnel Manual, Job Descriptions, Evaluations
Bo Taylor
Former Executive Director
828-736-2947
Personnel Manual, Job Descriptions, Evaluations 2016-17

Organizational Development/Change

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity
Strategic Planning
Andy Barnett
Executive Director
828-210-9369
Organizational Assessment, Strategic Planning 2017-18
YWCA
Business Planning
Beth Maczka
Former Executive Director
828-273-1688
Business planning 2013 & 2015
WNCAP
Strategic Planning
Antonio Del Toro
Executive Director
828-252-7489
Strategic Planning 2020-21
Freedom Life
Strategic Planning
Danny Hampton
Executive Director
828-559-2224
Strategic Planning 2021

Organizational Management

WNC Nonprofit Pathways - Pathways Leadership Program
Executive Leadership/Coaching
Jeannette Butterworth
Senior Consultant
828-280-8122
Executive Coaching & Leadership Training
Hispanics in Philanthropy
Executive Management/Coaching
Althea Gonzalez
Former NC Program Manager
828-279-5711
Executive Coaching 2012

Program Planning and Evaluation

Training

WNC Nonprofit Pathways
Leadership Training
Jeannette Butterworth
Senior Consultant
828-280-8122
Leadership Training 2012-present
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