Why TurnAround Executive Coaching? - TurnAround Executive Coaching

My company secured new contracts which added 50 staff and 50% more revenue overnight. Suddenly I was in trouble. I had been a spectacular leader at 100 staff but the expansion required new skills, new capacity, and 175 staff.  

I tried a variety of consultants but I needed coaching. Consultants sent me their reports and vanished. I thought coaches were for football! Coaching differs from consulting in that coaching expects change and growth. Coaching is more common in the for-profit world where shareholders expect results. 

I discovered coaching out of desperation! I was struggling as our nonprofit ran out of cash on our way to our biggest surplus ever.  I read Scaling Up and signed up for a coaching experience. Our team decided to fight for all we had accomplished, – and we won. A benefit of those experiences is that I developed more leadership capacity along the way. I became the leader that I needed to be. 

TurnAround Social Sector Coaching, based on that training and experience, is for leaders who need to win and become better than they are.”    Ronald Dale Tompkins

John Ratliff of Scaling Up explains why Coaching is so critical


Which Coach to Choose?

  1. Track record of success – You need a coach that already has learned how to take on big projects, adapt to changes and failures, and lead a team to winning.
  2. Trustable – Coaches either have the same respect that you give your lawyer or you will waste your money and be offended by their comments.
  3. A commitment to learning – How has the coach added to their own toolkit in the last year so that they won’t go stale on clients who use them for 5 years or more? Read their posts and articles and see if they are a thought leader for you.
  4. Specialty = Each coach has experience and training for various niches in the nonprofit/social sector area. At TurnAround Social Sector coaching, we restrict clients to those involved in immigration, education, gender equity, or lgbtqi services. We generally work with leaders who are representative of the communities that they serve. Because the Scaling Up organization has 200 coaches, we also refer agencies when other coaches may be a better match. 
  5.  What is their guarantee? – Coaches guarantee results. Consultants deliver reports. The coach does not control your company net income, but they should have some promise that is meaningful to you.


Ronald Dale Tompkins

Managing Coach

Dr. Ron helps frustrated leadership teams.  He is also CEO of 82nd Street Academics, a NYC non-profit which he started in 2003 with recent revenue of $5 million. He has worked at 6 other agencies in managerial positions, including an earlier startup.  He has served on boards of two building cooperative corporations.

He coaches teams to break through ceilings in revenue and develop sustainable strategies. He uses tools associated with the well-known “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits”. He also helps leaders with financial analysis to support decisions and fraud prevention.  He is the author of ‘Doing Bad at Doing Good – Nonprofit 990 Secrets’.

Dr. Ron received Certification as a Management Accountant associated with the Institute of  Management Accountants. He holds the Ph.D. in Higher Education Policy (Buffalo), MBA in Finance and Accounting (SUNY Institute),  attended Harvard University Strategy and Innovation Extension, and is a member of the Center for Creative Leadership. He leads the Social Sector Initiative for the Scaling Up coaching organization.

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In addition to his professional pursuits, Dr. Ron has children and foster children in the USA and southeast Asia.  He was born in Cortland, NY, grew up in the Southern Tier, and has lived in Western and Central New York. He has been a member of the Indo-Chinese Caucus, Cambodian Caucus, and LGBTQI Caucus of the UMC.  He is now a long-term resident of New York City. 

Mallory Tompkins




Lead Coach

What problems I solve: Mallory uplifts leaders to be confident and happy with a measurable vision for their impactful work in our communities. She supports strategic plan achievement through board governance, team management and navigating policy.

She is a certified planner in Exponential Organizations and Scaling Up methodologies. She completed the Master of Business Dynamics program with the Gazelles Institute. She has worked in the nonprofit field for over a decade. If you are developing your Board, considering the evolution of your team structure, or want clarity on your strategic plan, Mallory can help!






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