Pieta Blakely

Pieta Blakely, PhD

I help mission-based organizations measure their impact so that they can do what they do well. I started my nonprofit career as a teacher in workforce development and adult basic education. It was important work and I was worried that we didn’t really know if we were doing it well. In the process of trying to answer that question, I got a Masters in Education and a PhD in Social Policy, and became an evaluator.

I’ve been an evaluator for ten years, the past four of those as a consultant helping mission-based organizations use evaluation to build better and more effective programs. I believe that evaluation isn’t a test, it’s an ongoing process of trying things, measuring the results, and making adjustments. My goal is to help build organizational cultures that thrive on joyful accountability and doing important work well.

I’m known for explaining complicated things clearly, an emphasis on ethics and justice in evaluation, an understanding of how not-for-profits work, and my unpredictable efforts in vegan and wheat-free baking.

You can read my blog or watch my live show, Coffee Time with Masterminds, where we talk about leading mission-based organizations through a time of uncertainty.

Cynthia Rojas

Cynthia Rojas, PhD

I love to laugh. I also love people. And then there's leadership … I love that too.

Every morning I have the pleasure of walking Rocky, my amazing dog, and together we get to feel the gentle morning sun and smell the freshness in the air. Mornings are about new beginnings, trying again, and setting intentions.

I approach my work the same way I approach my mornings. We all get a chance to try again, set new intentions, or keep doing what works. We are all on a journey, and mine includes helping you live your best life. How do I do that … by bringing out what is already there - YOUR best.

As a consultant, I help organizations solve complex problems. As a storyteller, I share extraordinary moments filled with life lessons. As a talk show co-host, I take what I have learned and share it with the world.

During the day, I am hopping from zoom meeting to zoom meeting, and in the evenings, I am looking for guests to come on my show or researching how to navigate through today's leadership challenges.

Feel free to look around the site. If you want to talk, know that I would love to; meeting people brings a big smile to my face.

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