Consulting Services

Services

  • Guidance and support for the planning, implementation and assessment of cross-sector partnerships.
  • Services include customized planning, research, meeting and retreat facilitation, coaching for backbone leaders, report writing and presentations.

 

Clients

  • San Francisco Children and Nature
  • ChangeScale
  • Ten Strands/California State’s Environmental Literacy Steering Committee
  • San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
  • San Mateo County Office of Education
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford University Parking and Transportation Services (graduate research)
  • California Academy of Sciences (graduate research)

 

Client Testimonials

“Working with Matt was both inspirational and productive! Matt was incredibly well-organized and people-friendly in how he approached facilitating our time together. He created the perfect balance of reflection, collaboration and invigoration time so that we left our retreat energized, focused, and ready to get to work on making our plan a reality. Our team gave Matt rave reviews for moving us through our time together with focus and purpose. I would definitely work with him again as a facilitator and give him my highest recommendation. He is widely regarded as an individual who effectively combines expertise in sustainability and environmental education with his skills as a facilitator.”
– Anne Campbell, Superintendent of Schools, San Mateo County

“He possesses strong skills in strategic planning, meeting facilitation, data collection and analysis, and writing. He applies those skills expertly in areas related to collective impact and multi-sector collaboration, nonprofit management, alternative transportation, and environmental education.”
– Nicole Ardoin, Associate Professor, Stanford University

“I have found Matt to be an intelligent thought partner with strong data collection and analytical skills. I have especially appreciated Matt’s ability to distill clear recommendations to help move our collaborative work forward. Matt is professional, efficient with his time, and works easily with a variety of stakeholders.”
– Kirk Anne Taylor, Director, ChangeScale

For additional testimonials, please see Matt’s LinkedIn Profile Recommendations

 

Expertise

  • Partnership strategies among organizations (collective impact, network leadership, etc.)
  • Strategic planning, implementation of activities and measuring progress
  • Qualitative research methods including community listening sessions, in-depth interviews, photovoice and purposive, paired sample design
  • Meeting facilitation (use Essential Facilitation methods )
  • Sustainable living: nexus of environmental, community and individual well-being
  • Behavioral science including the role of context, lived experience, motivation and competence
  • Behavior change strategies including use of social and cultural influence, technology and learning
  • Educational approaches, formally and learning in everyday life
  • Personal transportation behavior and alternative transportation options
  • Commute alternative programs