Katha Kissman, Consultant

Interim Leadership

Katha Kissman

I can provide organizations with a short-term or long-term leadership bridge as an Interim Leader. I can temporarily lead your organization while it undergoes a comprehensive search for a new leader or while providing your current leader with a well-deserved sabbatical.

SUDDEN LOSS: At times, nonprofits go through leadership transitions that are inconvenient. The unexpected loss of a President, CEO or Executive Director can place a burden on board, staff and membership while a search is undertaken for a permanent replacement. And, while a search process should not be rushed, events and organizational need sometimes preclude a healthy and comprehensive search from happening. Having a temporary and professional to provide management and oversight and act as a liaison to the Board during this critical period helps to ensure organizational continuity and important staff retention.

SABBATICAL OPPORTUNITIES: Many nonprofit leaders cite the number one reason for leaving a cherished work experience as professional burnout. Leadership turnover is the greatest single impediment to mission achievement and continued organizational growth for most nonprofits. Valued nonprofit leaders and their organizations benefit enormously from a creative alternative -- offering a sabbatical for their leader. Properly planned and organized, this break leaves the organization in the hands of a temporary and qualified professional, allowing the critical work and services of the organization to continue to move forward. Leaders return to the helm, refreshed and rejuvenated.

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To discuss interim leadership for your organization, our first step would be a confidential, no obligation conversation. Please feel free to call or email me today!