Making the Leap

What: Making the Leap is a 3-day intensive that equips effective organizational coaches, consultants, facilitators, trainers and advisors, for launching or refreshing their own successful practice.

Learn from my mistakes, successes, and research. In addition to loads of samples, you will come away with your own strategic plan, menu of services and products, business development strategy, and a sustainable approach to work.

Sound like all work and no fun? No way. In addition to the power-packed daily agendas, this program includes Gorge outings and meals at acclaimed restaurants.

Click HERE for an introductory video.

When: September 23 - 26, 2015

Where: Catalyst office at 202 Oak Street, Suite 100, Hood River, OR 97031

Never heard of Hood River?  Voted the “Best Adventure Town” by Sunset Magazine, Hood River offers beautiful hikes, as well as epic biking and watersports.  Or, if you’re more inclined to relax with an adult beverage while enjoying the beautiful vistas, Hood River is home to dozens of wineries, breweries and cideries. 

Who: This program is for experienced coaches, consultants, trainers and facilitators who plan to launch or have recently launched their own coaching or consulting practice. 


September 23, 2015

7pm Welcome Dinner

September 24, 2015

9am-4pm Workshop Day 1 - Strategic Planning

  • Clarify your organizational identity
  • Dream and describe an inspiring future
  • Analyze the current state
  • Set near-term goals
  • Establish a structure for accountability and adjustment

4:30pm Gorge Outing Day 1 - Wine Tasting

September 25, 2015

9am-4pm Workshop Day 2 - Services, Products and Business Development

  • Identify your ideal client type
  • Articulate the client problems will you solve
  • Shape your service offering to reach your target revenues
  • Select a pricing approach
  • Tailor my sales process to make it your own
  • Pick the right networks and learn how to leverage them
  • Develop your key messages
  • Understand your competition

4:30pm Gorge Outing Day 2 - Fruit Picking

September 26, 2015

9am-3:45pm Workshop Day 3 - Implementation

  • Tailor my consulting process to make it your own
  • Practice customer contracting
  • Prepare for success and making the most of your time
  • Commit to next steps for applying what you’ve learned and developed  

4:00pm Gorge Outing Day 3 - Brewery Tour

Message from Stephanie

Shortly after moving to rural Oregon, in 2010, I started my own Organization Development (OD) consulting practice. While I had always dreamed of the flexibility of picking my own clients, projects, rates and hours, starting an OD consultancy with virtually no network, in a town with few large businesses was quite the challenge. Since I have finally found an effective approach to running an OD practice in a town that didn’t even know what OD was, I feel compelled to share what I’ve learned with my peers in the field.  Since my mission is to build capacity in leaders and teams throuh and for business success, I want you to be able to help more businesses sooner and reach your target income sooner. I recognize that this is a significant investment. Really though, can you afford to not attend? I am so certain that you will get the full value of the program that I will refund your tuition if you are not satisfied. Change Management guru and author, Rick Maurer said, “I wish I had access to something like that when I started.” Success will still taste sweet, when you know that you were smart enough to get help early.

Please contact me if you have any questions.


$2175 Regular price. $1850 “Referred by a Friend” rate. Includes program tuition, books, outing fees, catered lunches and welcome dinner.

Easy 2-Step Registration:

1) Click this link to complete the registration form

2) Make your payment through PayPal or mail a check to Catalyst at 202 Oak Street, Suite 100, Hood River, Oregon 97031 


Referred by a friend $1,850.00 USD

Regular $2,175.00 USD

Additional options:

  • Private, one on one - Dedicated, one on one training and facilitation, scheduled when it fits on both our calendars. $4895. Includes program tuition, books, outing fees, lunches and welcome dinner.
  • Private, your small group- If you assemble a group of 3 or more, you each pay $2895. Includes program tuition, books, outing fees, lunches and welcome dinner.