Michelle DiSabato, Philanthropy - Strategy & Communications Consultant, Community Impact Consultants
Wendy Watson-Hallowell, Belief Coach, Frontier Consulting Group
Michelle DiSabato, founder and President of Community Impact Consultants, Inc. (CIC), is a a Philanthropic Impact subject matter expert with more than 20 years of experience developing, designing and implementing multi-million-dollar philanthropic initiatives and programmatic social impact analyses.
Prior to founding CIC, Michelle was a CSR manager at a Fortune 10 global organization, where she led their measurement initiative to determine the impact of their community engagement. In 2008, Michelle transitioned into a strategic results consultant and launched CIC working with a wide array of clients in industries ranging from healthcare and finance to consumer products and entertainment providers, helping them align their giving strategies to meet their business and social responsibility goals.
Michelle recently led Blackbaud’s Impact Advisory Services which partners with the giving community to help them make the most of their social investments and tell their impact story using data, results and a shared language before rejoining CIC in July 2018. Michelle currently serves on the Advisory Board of A Fresh Chapter, a non-profit, dedicated to healing the emotional scars of cancer.
Over the last 30 years, Wendy’s skills have been honed in leadership roles at MTV Networks, The Rensselaerville Institute, her own consulting firm Frontier Consulting Group, and by co-founding a grass roots community based nonprofit, Sustainable West Milford, in her town.
In her work as a results-focused philanthropy consultant, Wendy has facilitated outcome-based change management projects and trainings with state, county and local government, all sizes and shapes of foundations and corporations, and a variety of high performing nonprofits. She is passionate about enabling individuals, organizations and communities to value themselves and each other in the ongoing process of change. She has guided hundreds of individuals, entrepreneurs, and over 750 foundations and nonprofit organizations to achieve tangible increases in impact and performance.
In 2005, her successful practice in mentoring and coaching led to the co-authorship of the book, ‘Live a Life You Love and Make a Living Doing It, and in 2015, she published ‘Seven Beliefs that Limit Your Life and How to Change Them’.
She launched BeliefWorks™ in 2015 to teach individuals, executives and the organizations they lead how to challenge and change their limiting beliefs to dramatically increase their impact and quality of life. She offers coaching, team-building, and programs for those in transition and ready for lasting change. Whether acting as an employee, a consultant or coach, Wendy has learned that beliefs are the key lever for significant and sustainable change. Behavior change alone is not sustainable by itself.
As ‘The Belief Coach’, Wendy is committed to teaching the new skills required to achieve the results we seek, and to create the lives we really want to live.