Meet Mo Fahnestock, PhD.

modern day experts Mar 21, 2020

Introducing #moderndayexpert, Mo Fahnestock, PhD.

Dr. Mo founded Authentic Promise® in 2019 to provide training, consulting and coaching services to nonprofit leaders, boards and staff.

Dr. Mo delivers affordable training and consulting online in addition to working with nonprofit leaders, boards and staff in person.   By offering leadership, strategy and governance training online, he can offer it at exceptionally reasonable rates that almost any nonprofit can afford. He offers short courses to build a specific skill, and he also offers a year-long membership access all of his training webinars and live group coaching. 

Mo has more than 30 years of consulting experience guiding nonprofits, non-governmental organizations and social enterprises to higher levels of impact and success.

Mo's strength is helping nonprofit leaders, boards and organizations deliver the authentic promise of their mission by: discovering "what is really going on" within the organization and the community being served; preparing action plans to guide organizational development; and, launch the organization to new levels of performance. Stepping up to the edge can be scary, and guiding individuals, teams and organizations to take the leap is what energizes him the most.

Mo is adept at jumping into difficult client situations and designing interventions and training programs from the client's point-of-view.

In the spring of 2019, Mo was honored to be a part of Brene Brown's training for Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitators and is now bringing that incredible training to leadership teams in nonprofits and companies throughout Minnesota and the midwest.

Brief listing of past and current clients include: University of St. Thomas, Center for Nonprofit Management, City of Woodbury, Minnesota, Luther Theological Seminary’s Center For Life-Long Learning, Senior Executives Association - Washington DC, Target Corporation, Lutheran Brotherhood (Thrivent), Minnesota Orchestra, City of Fort Collins, Colorado, Larimer County CO, and Minneapolis Public Schools.

Dr. Fahnestock has held adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Minnesota and the Masters of Development program at the University of St. Mary’s in Winona MN. He currently teaches Social Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship in Mumbai India at the University of St. Thomas. And since 2002, he has led the Institute on Executive Director Leadership at the University of St. Thomas.

"Catherine Dove is my go to guide and online business guru. She helped this college professor and nonprofit consultant create his first online offerings and website on Kajabi and I could not be more thrilled with the response that I’m getting! Her support and guidance got me off the ground and moving. And now I’m finding success building my online consulting and training business.

I could not recommend her services and wisdom more. If you want to get off the ground and moving in the world of online knowledge business, you need to work with Catherine Dove! "

Mo Fahnestock, PhD.


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