Partnering with you to
bring clarity and new energy
to your team

We coach mission-driven executives to lead rewarding,
impactful, sustainable organizations.

 

What We Do

Chime Partners is an advising firm for nonprofit leaders who want to strengthen their organizations and teams.
We offer three key services:

Strategic Clarity

Crystallizing who you serve, outcomes you are driving toward, and where to focus resources

Team Effectiveness

Improving decision-making practices, meetings, and team dynamics

Executive Coaching

Setting priorities and working through challenging issues and decisions

Who We Work With

Our clients are direct service nonprofits and capacity-building organizations working to create opportunity for young people and communities. We have particular expertise and passion around K12 education and post-secondary success.

Our services and way of working are designed for leaders who are…

Ambitious

You have big aspirations for what your organization can do

Open-minded

You crave fresh perspectives and are ready to challenge the status quo

Practical

You want to invest in your team in a way that fits with your calendar and budget

Our Approach

At Chime, we believe in doing less, but better. We help you elevate what is most important so that you can live into your mission and still get some sleep at night.

We follow a proven three-step process at the pace that works for you and your team. Along the way, you can count on us to listen empathetically, ask tough questions, and draw from a wide range of tools and real-world understanding of what works and what doesn’t. We provide exceptional, tailored support in an accessible way.

Understand context and define goals

Facilitate conversations around critical challenges and tradeoffs

Co-create clear, simple outputs to unify and focus your team

“Working with Allison has helped our organization understand its priorities and create an action plan to put those priorities into action. Allison’s style is a unique blend of deep-active listening and thought provoking questions coupled with a problem solving spirit. In a few short months she has impacted our organization tremendously."

James Rudyk, Jr.

Executive Director, Northwest Side Housing Center

“Allison is an incredible executive coach. She is trustworthy and collaborative and has a deep understanding of leadership dynamics in a social impact organization. She has exceptional complex problem solving skills that have helped me think through and gain clarity on approaches to challenges faced by my organization"

Priya Shah

Executive Director, Storycatchers Theatre

"Allison provided nuanced insights and healthy push-back over the course of our project, which I really appreciated. I found it helpful and I would go back and think about it, and in many cases she changed my mind in a good way. Our team also raved about how helpful Allison was as a thought partner and coach on our project. She was responsive, asked great questions, and could quickly shift gears wherever the conversation or direction of the project went."

Aarti Dhupelia

Aarti Dhupelia, Vice President and Dean of Undergraduate Education at National Louis University

"Allison is a great coach and partner to leaders in mission-driven work! She has deep knowledge of tools and templates that have helped our executive team work together more effectively and get crisper on our strategy. Her guidance and connection to resources saved us time and effort because we could start with a proven process."

Laura Zumdahl

President & CEO, New Moms