Success Stories

Success Stories

Here’s What Some of My Clients Have to Say…

“Elizabeth has provided excellent consulting, facilitation and coaching for the Barbershop Harmony Society since her 2015 initial engagement. She immersed herself into our organization and helped us develop our first strategic plan in fifty years. With her leadership, the BHS will be a thriving and sustainable organization for decades to come.”

– Marty Monson, CEO, Barbershop Harmony Society – Nashville, TN

“Even though Elizabeth is a smart and powerful person, she is able to channel all of that into our issues. She is perceptive and has excellent knowledge of business. When her focus and her talent come together on our behalf, the results are always worthwhile. She is part of our team.”

– Jeff Gould, Chief Strategy Officer, Amplion Clinical Communications – Nashville, TN

“There are urgent things and there are important things. For our organization, our work with Orchard Advisors is the most important work we do.  Their consulting gives us clarity of vision, alignment on goals, and focus on results.  We simply can’t afford not to have them.”

– Arnie Malham, former CEO, cj Advertising – Nashville, TN

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Client List

Since 1992, I have worked with many types of organizations – from fast growth companies, to not for profits, to government, and educational institutions. Beginning in 2006, I narrowed my focus to mid-size for profit companies ($10M – $100M+ in revenues) and their leadership teams. I have a passion for and expertise in this sector. I believe entrepreneurs and their companies are an essential part of creating opportunities for more people. I help them do that more strategically. My clients fall into a broad array of industries including business and professional services, financial services, consumer products, natural foods manufacturing, technology, real estate and construction, health care, and wholesale.

A select list of client organizations includes:

Business Associations

Barbershop Harmony Society – TN
Healthcare Financial Management Assoc. – TN
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce – TN
Rotary Club of Nashville – TN
Social Venture Network – CA


Tennessee Dept of Tourism – TN
– Farm Services Bureau
– Forestry Service


Hollyhock Retreat Center – BC
Hollyhock Leadership Institute – BC
Leadership that Works – PA
Social Venture Institute – BC
University School of Nashville – TN
University of Tennessee – TN
– Extension Service
– 4-H
– Outreach Education & Distance Learning


Turf Managers – TN
Earth Justice – CA
Land Trust for Tennessee – TN
University of Tennessee – TN
– Extension Services
– Habitat Conservation Plan
– Institute of Agriculture
– TN Natural Resources Leadership Institute
Urban Land Institure – TN, SC

Manufacturing and Distribution

4 Patriots – TN
Edible Planet – BC
Happy Planet Juices – BC
Icestone, LLC – NY
Ironware International – TN
Letter Logic LLC – TN
Lodge Manufacturing Company – TN
Salt Spring Coffee Company – BC
TallGrass – BC
Tenneco Automotive – TN
Victory Hemp – TN

Food/Food Service

Burger Up – TN
Left Coast Naturals – BC
Mamma Chia – CA
Salt Spring Coffee Company – BC
Selina Naturally – NC

Professional and Business Services

Creative/ Marketing
BBMG – Marketing & Communications – NY
Biro Creative, Inc. – BC
cj Advertising – TN
Harvey McKinnon & Associates – BC
Insight Group – BC
Solve, LLC – TN

Financial Services/Investment
Community Currencies – CO
Goodworks Ventures – MT
Howard Dean & Frasier – TN
Renewal Partners Company – BC
Morgan Keegan – TN
– Equity Capital Markets Group
– Private Client Group
Play Big – MN
Pinnacle Bank – TN
Public Outreach – WA
Scholarship Program Administrators – TN
Watershed Capital – NC


Allison & Beck Nutrition Consultants – TN
Amplion Alert – TN
Anesthesia Medical Group – TN
British Columbia Compassion Society – BC
Center for Global Health – ON
@Home Care – TN
Hormone Well – FL
Nashville Health Disparities Coalition – TN
Rosalynn Carter Institute – GA
Tennessee Dietetic Association – TN
The Estuary – TN
12 South Yoga – TN


Professional Books, Inc. – TN
SouthComm – TN

Public Policy /Advisory

Convergence – BC
Renewal Partners – BC


4 Patriots – TN
Amplion Alert – TN
Bytes of Knowledge – TN
Dalcon – TN
Healthcare Management Systems – TN
Infoadvantage – TN
Kiverdi – BC
TM New Media – BC
University of Tennessee – Information/Technology – TN
Raised Eyebrow – BC
Communicopia – BC
Global Currents – BC
New Constructs – TN
Fairware – BC


American Psychological Foundation – DC
Endswell Foundation – BC
High Stakes Foundation – MT
International Health Foundation – TN
Kailo Fund – WI
New Jersey Psychological Foundation – NJ
Rudolf Steiner Foundation – CA
Tides Canada Foundation – BC

Real Estate, Design and Construction

Aerial Development – TN
Architectural Affiliates – TN
Batten/Shaw – TN
Crescent Resources – TN
CLG Title Company – TN
Core Development – TN
DWC Construction Company – TN
Facility Planners, Inc. – TN
Feltus Hawkins – TN
Germantown Partners – TN
Gobble Hays – TN
Joel Solomon Company – TN
North State Environmental Services – NC
Ross Bryan Associates – TN
Smith Seckman Reid – TN
Studio 8 – TN
Trace Ventures – TN
Village Real Estate Services – TN
Vaughn & Melton – Engineering – KY
Woodson & Gilchrist Architects – TN


Made in France – TN
Banyen Books – BC

Social Service

Family and Children’s Services – TN

Case Studies

What Worked In the Past May Limit Future Success

Leadership Transition

Can This Partnership Be Saved?

Missing the Leverage For Growth