Judy Baker helps consultants take bite-sized actions that deliver results. She works with creative professionals, authors and speakers to create strategies and action plans that are sustainable, flexible, effective, profitable and in alignment with their values. Judy is a Certified Action Plan Marketing Coach + Graphic Artist who creates effective marketing solutions that transform you and your business. She is a popular speaker, trainer, coach and designer with expertise in publishing (print, video, audio, and social media), performing and making connections. Judy is the owner of brandvines and is blogging a book, http://www.yourmarketingalmanac.com
Judy chairs the programs committee and frequently leads Creating Connections and Members’ Forum sessions at meetings. She created the BACN logo.
Harry Chapman has more than 40 years of experience across a broad set of disciplines including IT management, finance, operations and consulting. His mission is to help non-profit organizations become more effective through improved use of technology. In addition to IT assessment services, Mr. Chapman provides CIO services for several non-profit organizations including the Exploratorium, the San Francisco Ballet, the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center and Edgewood Center. In addition to starting BACN, Harry is a founder of the Bay Area Consulting Group LLC.
Jeff Daniel is an organizer and process improver. Jeff specializes helping IT organizations create PMOs and hone their project management practices. He helps leaders gain visibility into their operations, find efficiencies, and manage demand. Jeff’s experience spans hi-tech start-ups to corporate giants like Google and AT&T. He has a toolkit of solutions that range from making meetings more efficient to defining organizational strategies and converting them into action plans
Volker Frank is a synthesizer, combining business performance with human potential, systems thinking with intuition, and strategic management with organizational awareness. He brings his passions to the business world as an executive coach, leadership trainer and agile management consultant.
Volker worked for twelve years as a software consultant for different size companies in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. He became known for his ability to organize chaos. He is able to translate the way people collaborate and organize business processes into mission-critical applications. With this foundation, he now supports companies with the transition to Agile software development practices and dramatically improve the effectiveness of their work.
Terry created, led, and managed The Henderson Group’s outsourced Executive Communications practice. This initiative expanded their existing consulting, 1:1 coaching, and training communication services business. Terry served as an outsourced Consulting Executive Communications Director at Xamarin (Acquired by Microsoft), MarkMonitor (Spun off by Thomson-Reuters Spinout), Prezi, and Climate Corporation (Acquired by Monsanto), and Serena Software (Acquired by Micro Focus).
Terry was the VP of Services from 2002 through 2008. In that role, he oversaw all operations, curriculum, and services. In addition, he managed a team of 11 professionals. This entailed the selection, training, and development of all consultants. Terry has been a consultant with the Henderson Group since 1997.
In 2010 responding to client requests, Terry launched a video production company named EinsteinFilms.com which produces short, hi-impact video clips to help companies “illustrate your complex message in a simple, fun way so that anyone can understand it in 3 minutes or less.”
LaMagna + Associates, a business development and communications firm located in San Francisco, California. Lisa connects with company leaders as a strong resource and ally, pooling her leadership skills, experience and a network of professional resources to deliver results. She works with executive teams, helping them craft clear visions, plans, and tactics to forge revenue streams and influence public and media relations of their companies.
Generations Now works with organizations who sell into the 50+ marketplace. Generations Now is a marketing, branding, PR and digital consultancy. Clients are healthcare companies, financial services, technology, in-home care and lifestyle products.
Lisa is the Chair (2017), and is on the Strategy and Social Media Committees.
Michael North is a principal at Emergent Horizon, which provides strategic executions solutions for small businesses. He has been engaged in Sales, Project Management and Sales Operations for 30 years. Most recently, he has been working with small businesses and leadership teams to convert their strategic planning process into a strategic execution methodology. This connects the customer’s desires to the company’s strengths and uses Agile Management skills to rapidly adjust the company’s approaches based on internal and external feedback, creating improved momentum and synergy.
Michael handles coaching the monthly BACN speakers, as well as co-facilitating the BACN Board’s own strategic execution process.
As principal of Nora Wolfson Consulting, Nora Wolfson acts as a thought partner and sounding board, providing guidance for partnerships, family owned businesses, and management teams who are concerned that a lack of cohesiveness and focus in their business is leading to missed opportunities. An expert on human dynamics, Nora helps leaders understand crucial concerns and motivations, building alignment within the organization to realize business goals.
Nora joined the BACN board to foster interaction and support within the BACN community. She has regularly designed and led programs to deepen connections among our members. She also leads the Creating Connections and Members’ Forum sections of our meetings.