An extremely nimble leader, Tavia is in the top 1%
I have directly supervised over 100 employees in my tenure at the YMCA and none have proven themselves to be as effective, capable, resilient, and driven as Tavia. Put simply, Tavia is in the top 1% of employees with whom I have worked. Faced with a project that demands results, she is the first person I would select. Tavia engenders the elusive combination of both trust and respect with people she oversees, both inspiring them and encouraging them to do their best work. As a team member, she is a community-builder who helps to move meetings from conflict to consensus, and finds creative solutions to tough problems. During her time at the Y, Tavia proved herself to be an extremely nimble leader who could motivate volunteers, staff members and community members alike. Tavia is exceptionally detail oriented and is a uniquely gifted communicator. Most importantly, Tavia inspires. She develops personal relationships with everyone she works with and knows how to relate everything she does back to the mission of the organization. Tavia is an asset to any organization and I would encourage potential clients not to miss out on the truly unique opportunity to hire Tavia.
-Steve Lewis, Executive Director, University Family YMCA
We believe in her abilities wholeheartedly
When Tavia came along, our small non-profit, Aurora Commons, was in it's first year and facing substantial financial deficit. With Tavia's help, we more than TRIPLED our fundraising goal, giving us the funds and time we needed to make a plan to get us through our first year and into the future. Tavia is incredibly organized, and has a bright and charming disposition. We believe in her abilities wholeheartedly, and in turn, she helps us believe in ourselves. She has helped us develop a clear fundraising strategy, conducted board trainings, offered feedback on countless communications, and makes everything flow with ease. Not to mention she's great with data. Oh the data. I cannot recommend her enough.
-Elizabeth Dahl, Executive Director, Aurora Commons
One of the best experiences I have ever had
Working with Tavia was one of the best experiences I have ever had working with someone. She kept us on track and clearly communicated the tasks that needed to get done. Her steadiness, her competence, her communication, and organizing skills all made her a pleasure to work with. Not surprisingly, as a result this year’s Gala was by far the most successful fundraiser we have ever had. It was truly an outstanding event and we could not have been nearly as successful without her leadership.
-Neal Friedman, Board President, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra