Consulting

Expertise and insight to build your organization and advance your work with vision and power.

Start with the Organizing Principle

Natural order exists in every system and relationship.

Clarity is the ability to find order in chaos by seeing the big picture.

This clarity allows us to make the choices that serve our highest values.

Creating Clarity Now is rooted in the understanding that organizations are most effective when structured as natural systems that support individuals to operate and address change in a collaborative, flexible, and respectful environment.

Organizational development flows from team members working with a common vision; considering critical questions; truly listening to one another; and taking the time to allow creativity to respond.

Engage Leadership and Experience with Laura Piening of Creating Clarity Now

Laura is a dynamic leader with over 25 years’ experience working with organizations to guide growth and build capacity.

She has provided consulting, coaching, and training to hundreds of individuals and organizations, including the J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles County, AVID Center, the Immigrant Archive Project, and USC Medical Center.

Laura has an exceptional capacity to share her vibrancy and enthusiasm to engage critical thinking and new ideas, and an intuitive ability to see order in chaos and to guide others to the clarity needed to achieve goals.

Download an overview of how Laura can help your organization

Move Forward by Creating Clarity in New Ways

Consulting and leadership expertise were developed through diverse projects with businesses and nonprofits of all sizes in a range of fields and all levels of professionals from start-up sole proprietors to technical specialists, such as IT managers, educators, and scientists, to CEO’s.

Schedule your complimentary 30-minute consultation now if you:

want to develop new solutions to recurring problems;

are committed to bringing staff together in a common vision;

are ready to align your work with the power of natural systems;

need to develop effective structures and processes to grow; and/or

need support to open the way you think, plan, and operate to the next level of possibility.

Now is the time to understand that being in the uncertainty is what gets us to the improvements we seek.

Service Areas

Our primary consulting fields with highlights of successful projects and client testimonials

Vision, Strategy & Planning

Laura is a forward thinking, visionary leader who is both strategic in her actions
and thoughtful in her approach.

Dennis Johnston, Senior Director, AVID Center

 

Project Highlights

    • Led design of strategic plans, organizational structure, and managerial systems for the Getty Research Library
    • Guided and advised board directors and staff to define vision; develop strategic objectives; design action plans; and ensure implementation
    • Provided the vision and leadership to establish a regional nonprofit leaders’ council; engaged participation and fostered relationships among agencies

Organizational Development

Laura provided indispensable guidance and training to develop a new organizational structure and job descriptions for our department. We enjoyed working with her enormously.
Neville Agnew, Special Projects Director, Getty Conservation Institute

 

Project Highlights

      • Analyzed organizational requirements for over 25 diverse departments at the J. Paul Getty Trust; developed department structures and job descriptions
      • Reviewed, designed, and implemented operating and budgetary procedures for publications, resulting in a 30% increase in production
      • Structured a sales calling program and innovative business plan for a Kemper Financial wholesaler resulting in a substantial increase in income

Nonprofit Development

I highly recommend Laura for any task or issue, straightforward or extremely complex, on which your organization needs direction. She assisted us in tackling overwhelming challenges. I know you will be satisfied with the end product.
Lynne Shulim, Director, DSALA & Financial Executives International LA

 

Project Highlights

      • Directed successful grant campaigns bringing in $3-4 million annually from public and private funders
      • Built a successful nonprofit from founding vision; developed strong market presence; and presented programs reaching 70% of targeted clients
      • Designed and implemented training and consulting services for nonprofit capacity building, including board development, fundraising, and marketing
      • Developed successful donor relationships with corporations, high net-worth individuals, and foundations

Project Management

Laura’s ability to grasp the big picture and her vast experience allow her to help organizations expand their views and think outside the box to reach their true potential.
Philippe Gadeyne, CEO, Spinnaker Marketing

 

Project Highlights

      • Directed and mediated merger of dissident departments with significantly improved morale
      • Created, marketed and presented motivational workshops on organizational practices to public and corporate audiences
      • Coached professionals to improve skills and relationships; to take consistent action to meet goals; and to operate well in stressful situations
      • Served as lending officer at major Wall Street bank; developed leasing program for middle market companies and completed transactions totaling $35 million

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