Wyatt Advisors is a resource for effective people and organizations. Whether a solo engagement or through a custom team, Wyatt Advisors brings
substantial experience, training and skills to your challenge. We deliver extraordinary service in these areas:
Developing people and processes is essential in any organization. Special assistance can support new habits of mind and actions. We offer: customized training and “leadershops,” team-building, governance support, program design, process improvement and project management.
Understanding where you are, progress made and change levers is key to results. Feedback guides choices that assure progress. We offer: needs assessment, instrumentation, key performance indicators, mixed- methods evaluation and design.
Your strategy assures success. Wyatt Advisors helps you make clear, strong choices that are evidence-based. Then, we connect those choices to great execution. We offer: plans, strategy development, modeling, situation analysis, governance support, research and facilitation.
Managing better, for results, is her passion. Her work history includes both private and public sectors along with substantial international experience. Competence and compassion are hallmarks. Her credentials include:
Lisa is an advocate for adoption and Great Lakes protection. She is a board director for a private foundation which serves economically vulnerable women and girls.
Across sectors, senior executives, trustees and other leaders engage Wyatt Advisors. Their comments reflect our contributions.
“Dr. Knowlton took the time to thoroughly understand our challenges and worked with us to create custom high-impact solutions.”
– Denise Crawford, CEO, Kalamazoo Family Health Center
“Lisa is one of our field’s best when it comes to thinking, observing, or doing. I have never come away from a conversation with her that I didn’t learn something or acquire a fresh perspective. Insight and wisdom are precious commodities these days; Lisa has plenty of both.”
– Douglas Bauer, Executive Director, The Clark and Scriven Foundations
“She’s a very able strategist with decades of experience to inform her wise guidance.”
– Dr. Celeste Clark, Sr. VP, Kellogg Co (retired), Director, Mead Johnson
Chairperson, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
“She enables learning through provoking questions, terrific examples and informed dialogue. Lisa calls on a rich history of foundation, social and private sector experience. She is a clear, capable and credible resource.“ – Sal Alaimos, PhD, Associate Professor, Grand Valley State University
“After working for many years with Dr. Knowlton, I have found her to be a quality and high level manager-leader. She understands the importance of relationships, is highly productive and extremely effective.”
– Chris Wigent, CEO, Michigan Association of School Administrators
“She knows how to support inquiry and change. Lisa is a capable resource for both management and governance.”
– Dr. Kathryn Agard, Executive Director (retired), Johnson Center on Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University
“Lisa offers critical thinking with an action bias. She ably works across sectors in a range of subject matter.”
– Steve Jessup, CPA, Principal/CFO, QIRT
“Lisa has great experience with public private partnerships and understands the dynamics and opportunity that private and community philanthropy add. She brings value to all initiatives she is involved with.” – Rob Collier, CEO (retired), Council of Michigan Foundations
“I’ve witnessed Lisa’s consistent integrity and extraordinary work ethic for decades. She adds value to any organization seeking improved effectiveness.”
– Dr. A.J. Jones, CEO (retired), Grace Health
“Dr. Knowlton advised on our plans to create an extraordinary program, the Challenge Scholars, which assures opportunity and changes lives. She’s a thorough professional with substantive skills in strategy, programming and organization development.”
– Diana Sieger, President, Grand Rapids Community Foundation
“In a pilot project on chronic conditions, Lisa designed, led and supported an integrated team. She co-created our practices and priorities. Her thoughtful guidance was essential to new ways of working together to serve our patients. She anticipates, is thorough and responsive.”
– Dennis Means, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Family Health Center of Kalamazoo
“Lisa is focused and tireless. She helped us clarify work, specify our value and build vibrant strategies with action plans to deliver on them.”
– Liz Kirkwood, JD, Executive Director, FLOW
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