Sandy Stonesifer

Senior Advisor, Leadership Development

Sandy Stonesifer is a skilled facilitator, trainer, and change consultant. As the founder of S-Squared Consulting and a senior consultant withRetreats that Work, Sandy specializes in leadership development, team building, retreat design and facilitation, process improvement, and strategic planning. Sandy is also a certified practitioner of Appreciative Inquiry, the Emotional Intelligence Inventory (EQ-i) and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), each of which can be used for individual or team development. Sandy previously served as Executive Director of the external advisory board for the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Prior to that she worked in global development advocacy, most recently at the ONE Campaign. Having served in leadership positions in both the non-profit and government sectors, Sandy uses her first-hand knowledge of these sectors coupled with her training in the behavioral sciences to help her clients create better alignment, improve organizational processes, successfully navigate change, and build more resilient teams and organizations. Sandy holds a Master of Science in Organization Development from American University and a bachelor’s degree from Brown University. She also completed post-graduate training as a fellow in Stanford University’s Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders and serves on the board of Idealist.org.

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