DR Holmes & Associates specializes in reinforcing personal qualities and abilities that foster success in the important work that makes our world a better place.

Consulting for Excellence and Success in Nonprofit Organizations

DRHolmes & Associates specializes in three areas of service: executive coaching, assessment and strategic planning, and character in education. Supported, when useful, by national experts in specific fields, Holmes provides consultation and on-the-ground assistance in each area. These services are shaped by a collaborative, responsive approach. It is understood that each organization has a special and unique culture, and external support must align itself with these distinctive attributes.

Executive Coaching

Provides insightful and sensitive support of leaders through an ongoing confidential relationship.

Assessment of Outcomes and Strategic Planning

Provides hands-on collaboration with schools and other nonprofit organizations to assess institutional outcomes and/or frame a strategy for the future.

Embedding Character Attributes in Education

Provides state-of-the-art consultation with the aim of strengthening the role of character strengths in educational programs and in the admissions process in schools and colleges.

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David Holmes has more than forty years of executive leadership experience in the university world, government, nonprofits, educational reform organizations, and independent schools. The driving goal of his work is to foster change that enhances outcomes for youth and elevates the impact of nonprofit leaders and staff.

Holmes has worked in a consultative, teaching and planning capacity throughout his career. In his leadership roles, Holmes has nurtured and supported future independent school heads and other nonprofit leaders. In addition, he has served as a board member for many organizations, including schools, hospitals, and community organizations.

With an extensive network of leading educators, nonprofit leaders, and experts, Holmes draws on this expertise in his work with organizations. A list of affiliated experts is available on request.