The End of Being Everything to Everyone


Have you ever been through a season of feeling that things in your work and your life needed to shift, to change?

I’ve been in a pensive and creative space these last few months. Still active but really sitting with this sense that I could be more deliberate, more focused and connect more directly to the impact and influence that I and my clients are meant to have in the world. These phases can sometimes be a little unsettling, but generally result in greater clarity. Clarity is on of the best decision-making tools you have at your disposal.

After the luxury of 3 weeks of being with my coach and my mastermind group, I’ve come out on the other side with a commitment to stop being everything to everyone and to start doing more of the work I’m truly meant to do in the world.

I am a Change Agent with a passion for serving the social sector.  Moving forward I will be focused on serving nonprofit leaders at a local, regional and national level.

I am eager to share the benefit of my experiences as an executive director, board chair, board member, staff member and volunteer over the past 20 years, paired with my training & expertise for the good of nonprofits all over the country.

I am ready to focus all of my efforts on creating personal and professional development experiences for those who are dedicating their lives to making a difference in the world.

The main problems I address every day with my nonprofit clients:

  • Executive directors are feeling the effects of overwhelm, isolation and fatigue.
  • Talented and dedicated board chairs and board members are ready to quit or worse, disengage and stay in place, due to a lack of clarity and a culture that doesn’t embrace accountability.
  • Volunteers are raising their hands only to be frustrated by a lack of direction and support to serve in the way they intended, in the way they were invited to serve.
  • Outdated planning practices and a “we’ve always done it that way” mentality

The work breaks down into 3 key areas…

Mindset: Tending to your mindset and the mindset of the leaders, staff and volunteers of your organization is an often overlooked and undervalued investment. Helping you address and improve your mindset and the mindset of the leaders, staff and volunteers within your organization so that you can have greater impact and influence in your work, for your clients and for your community.

Moving Parts: Identifying the key areas of focus in your own development, the growth and development of your organization, the impact you have in the lives of your clients and the impact you have in the community. Creating clarity and identifying the habits, routines and practices that will allow you to move forward.

Master Plan: Sharing creative and effective ways to plan your work and work your plan. Moving beyond the traditional strategic planning process to something more dynamic, more responsive, more flexible and more engaging. It’s helping you figure out how to create a series of micro and macro planning guides that your people can embrace and embody every moment.

Together, we can do more.

I have some amazing strategic partners who are also on a mission to serve the sector who bring a variety of expertise in the areas of governance, fundraising and volunteer management.  Of all the many ways I have served the nonprofit community, I believe THIS is the way I was meant to do it.

I look forward to being of service to the impact and influence you’re having in the world!




About Whitney Bishop

Whitney Bishop is a Change Agent who creates transformative experiences for leaders who are committed to making a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others. She has designed a proven process to help leaders and their teams elevate their questions, create new possibilities and take deliberate action. Are you ready to discover the power of possibility and experience breakthroughs that will help you have greater impact and influence in the world? Let’s talk.