120: Michelle Turman—Positive Changes Needed To Keep Your Business Growing

Michelle Turman talks about innovative change to maintain your growth!

Are you thinking about starting your own business? Maybe you’re looking around the one you’re in and want to run yours with better organizational skills? Are you “On the Brink” of launching a new venture that is truly a reflection of your passions? Whatever your situation, perhaps it is time to meet and learn from Michelle Turman: author, woman entrepreneur, business owner, consultant, change strategist. Michelle is a really special lady and I heartily invite you to listen in!

Shifting from inside-out to outside-in

Michelle ThurmanMichelle Turman has been a leader in the nonprofit world for much of her career. Recently, she shifted her focus from working inside organizations to launching her own entrepreneurial business, Catalyst Consulting Services, to expand her reach and more widely impact businesses in need of help with change management. 

As we discuss in this podcast, Michelle wants you and your business to continue to grow and thrive in fast-changing times. Sounds familiar, I am sure! (As culture change experts, that’s what we do, too.) 

Her company helps organizations do just that by coming inside as a consultative outsource solution provider. Her people work with your key decision-makers to facilitate the positive changes needed to keep your nonprofit growing to the next level, whatever that might be. 

Wearing many hats, all at the same time

As any business leader knows, it’s hard to envision your organization’s purpose, raise the funding for it, run the daily operations, hire and retain staff, maintain growth and encourage innovative thinking. But as you listen to our conversation, you will hear a range of great ideas that Michelle is providing to help you do just that. The power of the mentor is just one of them. But you will learn a great deal more. 

If you like this podcast, listen to Michelle’s earlier one with us  in April 2018: “Achieving Your Great Success, Now.”

About Michelle  

Michelle Turman, MA, CFRE is the CEO of Catalyst Consulting Services in Tampa, FL whose mission is to facilitate positive change in the areas of executive searches, organizational management and fundraising. With over 23 years of nonprofit experience, Michelle is responsible for increasing the impact and best practices of the nonprofit organizations she serves, and has raised over $60 million for the Tampa Bay community through her professional and personal philanthropic efforts. 

A Certified Fund Raising Executive, Michelle specializes in professional education in the areas of change management, capital campaigns, volunteer management, board governance and fund development. In addition to facilitating change locally and nationally, Michelle’s community service has included leadership roles on the boards of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, the Suncoast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Elevate, Inc., Charitable Gift Planners of Tampa Bay, Leadership Pinellas, the South Tampa Y and University of South Florida’s Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Mentoring, the Women’s Exchange (WE) and Working Women of Tampa Bay Foundation. 

Michelle Turman bookIn 2015, Michelle was recognized by Tampa Bay Metro Magazine as one of Tampa Bay’s Distinguished Women in Business and in 2016 as the Face of Nonprofit Change. In 2007, 2016 and 2017, she was nominated Business Woman of the Year by Tampa Bay Business Journal

Michelle is also the author of the best-selling book, Jumping the Queue: Achieving Great Things Before You Are Readywhich focuses on how young professionals can seize personal and professional opportunities, achieve great things, and get what they want and deserve.  

Want to know more? Here are some blogs and podcasts on business change you might find of interest: 



Additional resources:

Download the 1-page synopsis of my book, “On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights” here