Episode 80 – Interim Leadership and Succession Planning with Colleen Bozard

Every board wants a succession plan. But there is far more to consider than most people think about. In this episode, Patrick sits down with Colleen Bozard, a certified expert in governance and succession planning, and a professional interim CEO.

Colleen is president and owner of ccbozard consulting, a firm established in 1998 to help non-profit, community, philanthropic and government agencies strengthen their leadership and governance through services in board enrichment, strategic facilitation and executive transitions. Colleen is a widely sought-after trainer and is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer. She was one of the primary authors of all four editions of the Together SC (formerly South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations) Guiding Principles and Best Practices to help build the capacity of nonprofits throughout South Carolina.

Before she established her consulting practice, Colleen served as the Executive Director of a several non-profit organizations, providing these agencies with critical leadership during organizational change, initiated new agencies, been responsible for budgets in excess of one million dollars, provided programmatic oversight, supervised staffs, and provided advocacy on a local and statewide basis.

Since beginning her consulting, she has served as Interim Executive Director for a number of non-profits to help successfully navigate leadership transitions and has assisted many others in conducting a search for new leadership. In this role, Colleen assures ongoing effective and efficient agency operations by providing administrative leadership and management services while conducting a thorough organizational assessment to support the search for new leadership. Examples of the organizations she has worked with in this capacity include the SC Association of Nonprofit Organizations (now Together SC), SCCADVASA, Prevent Child Abuse SC (now Children’s Trust), Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies GA, SC Psychological Association, SC Children’s Advocacy Center, and many others. Colleen is a Nonprofit Certified Interim Executive Director with Lift Connection.

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Episode 80 - Interim Leadership and Succession Planning with Colleen Bozard