“Nelsie Birch is an outstanding teacher, mentor, and project coach.  She brings a comprehensive set of leadership experiences that inform her teaching and coaching work.  She is especially gifted in working with experienced middle managers and other mid-career professionals who require faculty who are experienced subject matter experts and also savvy in knowing how to get things done in the “real world”. She receives excellent faculty ratings for her work in the classroom and as a coach. As a change leader and former executive she knows first hand what it really takes to make a positive impact and sustain innovation.  We are excited about using her in our upcoming leadership development programs and expanding her contributions to the work of our Center.”
Jim Robinson, Director
George Washington University
Center for Excellence in Public Leadership
“Nelsie is an insightful strategist who helps her clients see around the corners to anticipate unforeseen issues and identify hidden opportunities. She asks the perfect questions, develops the right frameworks, and helps shine a spotlight on the most critical areas of inquiry. Her intuitions are all-the-more valuable because they are grounded in her deep experiences in management, performance, operations, budget and leadership.”
Kevin Clinton, Chief Operating Officer
Federal City Council
Washington, DC
“I am a correspondent for WCVE Public Radio in Richmond, Virginia. In the capacity, I have covered the City of Petersburg for the past four years. During that time, I interviewed Nelsie on stories surrounding the challenging financial situation in a city with a history of unbalanced budgets, unpaid bills, and shaky record keeping. Much of the news was bad at first but Nelsie answered questions directly and honestly and as things began to turn around our interviews had a more positive tone. It impressed me that she was as available and forthcoming to interview in both circumstances.”
John Ogle, Correspondent
WCVE Public Radio in Richmond, VA