Lou Feldstein is a gifted facilitator and a master of asking the 'right' questions. Lou came to us a stranger and helped lead our organization through a very challenging issue with sensitivity and firm hand on the wheel. His ability to 'hold the space' for a conversation is the best I've seen in 25 years of working in the non-profit world.
-Matthew Cook, MSW Executive Director,
TVRC Education Foundation
It was beyond a pleasure to work with Lou! He is incredibly insightful; reads between the lines and has a depth of understanding when it comes to personalities, motivations, and organizing people; and the plans and tools he offers are thorough, specific, and take resources and context into account. I can't recommend Lou enough--he'll stretch your organization and its people to be the best version of itself it can be!
-Alexis Cohen, President & Executive Director,
Culture Connect, Inc.
Dynamic Change Solutions was asked to review our program's operating model. Lou worked very well with the board members, helping to guide them through the decision process. There was obviously tremendous homework done to fully analyze the organization in order to assist in defining a new direction. The final result was a document that was clear with a methodology the board could stand behind. The biggest compliment I could give is that parts of the report are used and reviewed at almost every board meeting.
- Ray Stache, President, The Study Hall, Inc.
Lou Feldstein is a pleasure to work with. His presentation on philanthropy during the Scheidt Seminar to 93 Reform congregational presidents from across North America was well received. From the moment the presidents entered his room until the second they left Lou had them thinking differently and excited about the possibilities of what could be in their congregations. While he takes his work seriously he does not take himself too seriously and that endeared him to our participants, his sense of humor and engaging style was well received. Lou made himself available to all who wanted to continue the conversations during various times throughout the long weekend. We look forward to continuing our work with Lou and the DCS team in the future.
-Lisa Barzilai, Director of the Leadership Institute,
Union for Reform Judaism
If you are looking for an advisor who can provide training, facilitation and successful outcomes, Dynamic Change Solutions and Lou Feldstein can help. Lou provided consulting services for a group of community organizations which thought working together would improve both community-wide engagement and engagement within each organization. In bringing together the boards of each organization during community-wide meetings, he used a variety of tools and techniques to broaden and strengthen understanding and buy-in. Lou's skills as a strategic thinker and facilitator (and keeping us on task) were key to successfully bringing our disparate groups together to help us understand change and the importance of change, and to constructively address collaboration moving forward.
-Helen Kashtan, Nonprofit President, Rochester, NY
Using a combination of interactive, meaningful discussions together with relevant and stimulating activities, Lou Feldstein planned and facilitated an outstanding staff retreat for Temple Sinai in Atlanta. With initial input regarding our goals and aspirations, Lou organized a retreat agenda that helped to engender a universal feeling of empowerment amongst our staff. He successfully found ways to engage every participant and created space for every voice to be heard. Consequently, we successfully launched a new, collaborative staff goal of working to create a Raving Fans culture in our synagogue. I sincerely believe that the staff family of Temple Sinai is stronger and more cohesive, enthusiastic and energized as a result of Lou’s expert leadership and guidance. I enthusiastically endorse his work and highly encourage any non-profits in need of meaningful guidance and consulting assistance to consider Dynamic Change Solutions.
-Rabbi Ron Segal, Temple Sinai, Atlanta
I asked Lou to speak to colleagues at an event that was focused on career development and organizational effectiveness. Lou was responsive and perfectly targeted in his presentation to attendees. The session was well received and exceeded our expectations.
-Joe M. Piffaretti, Executive Director,
Corporate and Foundation Relations,
Georgia State University
Lou understood our challenges and provided a focused and detailed workshop that motivated and inspired the staff to work together, understand each others line of business and inspired us to grow as a team. He has since followed up to keep us on track and discuss implementation.
-Loli Gross, Executive Director,
Congregation Beth Shalom
Lou and his team at Dynamic Change Solutions conducted a comprehensive assessment of the servant leadership landscape and provided clear options for the Greenleaf Center trustees to consider, select, and then build a way forward that will position the organization to scale and serve more effectively. Lou partnered with the board in a manner that freed me up to continue to conduct the day-to-day operations without distraction. Based on the size of our staff, this was a vital benefit. Our board chair was delighted with the process and the deliverables!
-Pat Falotico, Chief Executive Officer,
Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership
Lou was hired to facilitate a significant portion of our synagogue's annual Board Retreat. We were looking for a program and consultant that was not only dynamic but would educate our members about Board involvement, proper conduct and goal-setting. We got everything (and more) with Lou. He not only engaged and inspired our participates to stay connected with the program during the sessions, but provided sound and crucial advice that benefited all of our participants. I would highly recommend Lou and his team for similar engagements and programs.
-Scott Zucker, Partner,
Weissmann Zucker Euster Morochnik
Thank you for facilitating a kick-ass board retreat for Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills. I have been too many board retreats for both for profit (both publicly traded and privately held companies) and social enterprise organizations, this was the most useful board retreat that I have ever attended. You are a fantastic facilitator. Every single board member was engaged and participated. I learned a lot and I know that everyone else did as well. Temple Emanuel will be a stronger congregation because of this retreat.
-Mark N. Schwartz, Board Member
Lou outdid himself! It was a really impactful and, potentially, transformative discussion for everyone. We really appreciate the skill with which he framed the way we can productively approach important but challenging issues facing the school. We will be much stronger going forward as a result of last night. We really appreciate his support. Thanks so much.
-Ted Blum, President's Council,
The Epstein School
Lou is one of the smartest and astute persons that I know. He has the ability to understand the political and social aspects of what is happening and is then able to create ideas and solutions. He is willing to take the extra step to make sure that ideas becomes reality.
-Eric J., Executive Director, Georgia State
I rarely make unsolicited endorsements for speakers, but in this case I’m making an exception. Charlotte had its Major Gift event last week and, based on the immediate and continuing praise from attendees, it was one of our best ever. Our speaker was Lou FeldsteinThe topic of his presentation to our major donors was “The Riches We Leave Behind” and focused on the concept and importance of leaving a legacy and Ethical Wills. Our donors LOVED it; he clearly resonated with them in a way that I don’t often see – way outside of the standard realm of pitches. His remarks were incredibly powerful, moving, and inspiring (and very well delivered).
-Sue W., Executive Director
Lou offers a combination of practical best practices with creative thinking. His experience includes the direct management of organizations, as well as many years of consulting experience helping organizations achieve their goals and aspirations. In this complicated world of change, Lou has kept up with the latest trends and has adapted his skill set to ensure effective leadership and guidance for maximum impact.
-Executive Director, Private Foundation