Greg Walker Wilson
Walker Wilson Consulting
31 Woodvale Ave
Asheville NC 28804
Unpaid Non-Profit Work (years):
25
Consulting Experience (years):
5
Summary of your consulting practice and relevant experience:

In these turbulent economic times,
• Is your organization faced with re-examining its strategic core?
• Must your organization become more efficient and effective?
• Has your organization discussed becoming more entrepreneurial or revamping your cost structure
for greater long-term sustainability?
• Would you like to become a more valued leader?

Walker Wilson Consulting can help maximize your organization’s mission and add value to your organization through customized organizational development, executive coaching, and entrepreneurial opportunity strategies. Depending on your needs and goals, Walker Wilson Consulting can serve as an expert, trainer, facilitator or advocate. 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 diversity 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 — a real-life example of Jim Collins’ clock building and flywheel concepts.

Greg has chaired numerous boards, including the national Association for Enterprise Opportunity, the Center for Participatory Change, and HandMade in America. He served as Treasurer and Strategic Planning Chair of the NC Center for Nonprofits. He has written and presented extensively on boards, social enterprise, executive transitions, and coaching. For his commitment to empower women, Greg is the only man ever to receive the Asheville Chamber’s Athena Award. He has also received the 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, and a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Duke University.


References

Board Governance/Development

Cherokee Boys Club
Board Development
Cory Blankenship
Board Chair
828-359-7070
Board Development 2015
McDowell County Chamber of Commerce
Board Development
Steve Bush
Executive Director
828-652-4240
Board Development 2014

Communications/Marketing

Youth Empowered Solutions
Marketing Analysis
Jeanne Dirighi
Assistant Director
828-777-7592
Marketing Analysis 2016

Financial Management

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

Human Resources

Qualla Arts & Crafts
Personnel Manual, Job Descriptions, Evaluations
Vicki Cruz
828-497-3103
Personnel Manual, Job Descriptions, Evaluations 2014
El Centro Hendersonville
Personnel Manual, Job Descriptions, Evaluations
Carolina McCready
Co-Director
828-693-1981
Personnel Manual, Job Descriptions, Evaluations 2016

Organizational Development/Change

Center for Participatory Change
Business Planning, Managing Change and Growth, Mission Review and Development, New Org. Formation & Incorporation, Organizational Assessment, Organizational Restructuring, Strategic Planning
Becky Brown
Staff
828-232-2049
Earned Income Planning 2012
YWCA
Business Planning
Beth Maczka
Executive Director
828-254-7206
Business planning 2013 & 2015

Organizational Management

WNC Nonprofit Pathways - Pathways Leadership Program
Executive Management & Coaching
Cindy McMahon
Senior Consultant
828-279-3423
Executive Coaching & Leadership Training 2012
Hispanics in Philanthropy
Executive Management & Coaching
Althea Gonzalez
NC Program Manager
828-279-5711
Executive Coaching 2012

Program Planning and Evaluation

Children and Family Resource Center of Henderson County
Program Evaluation & Analysis
Elisha Freeman
Executive Director
828-698-0674
Program Evaluation & Analysis 2016
Youth Empowered Solutions
Business Feasibility Analysis
Jeanne Dirighi
Assistant Director
828-777-7592
Buisness Feasibility Analysis 2015

Training

WNC Nonprofit Pathways
Leadership & Supervision Training
Cindy McMahon
Senior Consultant
828-279-3423
Leadership & Supervision Training 2012-present
Aspen Institute
Management/Coaching Training
Elaine Edgcomb
Director FIELD
732-452-0143
Management/Coaching Training 2013, 2014