Message from President & CEO

mindy lubar priceMy firm specializes in the strengthening nonprofit organizations through assessment, education and empowerment of leadership during periods of transition and change. Leading Transitions uses time-tested, healthy principles to work with executive leaders, boards of directors and senior staff to increase their operating capacities. Committed to the future vitality of nonprofit organizations, Leading Transitions recognizes the inherent challenges in leadership succession, fund development and executive support.  The practice has been refined to provide the flexibility necessary to adapt to the intricacies and dynamics of any nonprofit organization. Leading Transitions focuses on providing executive search, fund development and leadership coaching solutions to the nonprofit sector.

Prior to launching Leading Transitions, I was the Director of Philanthropy for Aurora Sinai Medical Center where I resurrected a dormant philanthropy program by establishing a strong network of relationships with internal and external constituencies. One of my most significant accomplishments at Sinai was procuring start-up capital and operating support for the Acute Care for the Elderly unit (“ACE”), the Midwest’s first inpatient geriatric specialty unit.

Before joining Sinai, I served as the Director of Member Relations and Executive Search at The Alliance for Children and Families – an international non -profit membership trade association. During my tenure at The Alliance, I developed and managed a national executive recruitment service and authored the book The Nonprofit Guide to Executive Search. In that role, I had the opportunity to travel extensively to nonprofits across the United States to assess their needs. During this time, I also served as The Alliance’s Chair of the annual United Way Campaign and Day of Caring. Prior to my position at The Alliance, I was the Community Relations Coordinator for United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Wisconsin.

I am a proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an alumna of Future Milwaukee. Most recently, I was featured in Milwaukee Magazine’s 2006 Charitable Events Guide’s lead story “Training Tomorrow’s Leaders.” In 2003, I was honored to be named one of 24 “Women of Influence” by The Business Journal , and I was featured in the Milwaukee Magazine’s September 2002 cover story, “35 Faces of the Future” highlighting a “new generation of Milwaukee leaders.” I presently serve on several community advisory committees and give my volunteer time to many local non profit executives and organizations.

I have extensive background and leadership roles in the nonprofit sector, have authored numerous articles and have consulted and lectured nationally on issues related to executive transitions. During the past few years, I also coordinated the Milwaukee Leadership Transition Survey, and I directed the Wisconsin Executive Transition Initiative (ETI) housed at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. My current clients have a broad range of service areas including: academia, healthcare, social services, advocacy & public policy, arts and the environment. One of my primary areas of consultation involves working with boards of directors and staff on maximizing growth potential during times of transition in an organization’s life cycle.

I look forward to meeting you and learning what the needs are of your organization and how my firm may be able to provide technical assistance in the areas of executive transition management, succession planning and organizational capacity building. Thank you for your interest and consideration.

Mindy Lubar Price
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Testimonial 1
"Although still early in our re-org process, it appears clear I owe you.

I’m certainly feeling much more optimistic regarding the opportunities that might be possible during this challenging time of transition. Thank you for your insights, connections, and support."
Testimonial 2
"Mindy, thank you so much. It has been such a pleasure to work with you. Thank you for your flexibility. I have so enjoyed working with the staff and our boards since I took the interim role. We are in a better place today and I am very appreciative of all of the work our staff has done to get us here. It is a wonderful job. I look forward to our future. Thanks again for everything."
Testimonial 3
"Mindy is a life changing human who is incredible
in this community."
Testimonial 4
I genuinely appreciated the time you gave me and the candid information you provided. It was very helpful and will hopefully help me make a more informed decision.
Testimonial 5
"Our conversation on Friday seriously helped me seal the deal with (the organization) and feel confident in how I went about doing it. And that was just an extension of your help about 2 weeks ago, preparing me for the interview. And this whole experience is an extension of our open, honest, insightful conversation 2 months ago as I began this journey. Thank you!"
Testimonial 6
"You have been amazing throughout this process and I want you
to know that you have made this a little easier
because you are so helpful."
Testimonial 7
"Thanks again for finding time in your event-filled schedule to meet with me. I appreciate and benefit from your insights and attention to my questions and concerns."
Testimonial 8
Thank you for your amazing guidance and leadership throughout our search process. You guided us every step of the way. You were so easy to reach and communicate with. I so enjoyed working with you."
Testimonial 9
"Can't even begin to thank you for the inclusion and your support during the selection process. Your encouragement made a huge difference."
Testimonial 10
"I hope our paths cross again, thank you for your kindness, wisdom, and inspirational guidance."
Testimonial 11
"Thanks, Mindy - It was WONDERFUL to spend some time with you - did my heart good! Your energy is always infectious. I really appreciated your time and advice as I navigate this last arc in my career work. You are inspiring and practical at the same time!"


"Many thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge and experience at today's executive transitions program. You did a terrific job leading the discussion and keeping the conversation flowing and focused."

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