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The vision of Pure Momentum Consulting, LLC is to serve as the premier organizational consulting firm for non-profit agencies, in the SF Bay Area and beyond.


PMC empowers today's organizations to meet tomorrow's demands! We carry out that vision by providing systems-based managerial and operational support to non-profit leaders, assisting them in creating efficient and effective work environments for their Board of Directors, Executive Directors, staff, and consumers.


Our core values are Integrity, Performance, and Results,

and these are what unite us as a TEAM!

Experts in nonprofit Excellence



Who we are

Meet The Team

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Dr. Lydia Hughes-Evans, Ed.D.

Founder & CEO

Dr. Lydia has 15+ years of wisdom from walking alongside organizations and individuals on their pathways to success, through her breadth of experience in the education, non-profit, and business sectors.  She has served on the Board of Directors for World Hope International (2018- 2020), in addition to holding other administrative and leadership roles in several nonprofit agencies.  Along with being a paid speaker and trainer, Dr. Lydia is also the author of the Organizational Poverty Series.


Her dynamic experiences combined with her achievements as a Certified Business Coach & Certified Employee Performance Coach empower her to facilitate sustainable change for individuals and organizations.  Dr. Lydia has a BA in English and Psychology from Maryville University in St. Louis, MO, her MA in Education (Instructional Leadership), and her Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership, from Argosy University.

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Michelle Chenault, MBA

Project Manager

Michelle has 12+ years of experience consulting entrepreneurs and small business owners in operations, human resources, and project management. She has worked with non-profits and small owner-operated businesses throughout the San Francisco Bay Area primarily focused on economic development, employment and training, and real estate sales and development. She is also a Business Advisor for the Contra Costa Small Business Development Center, where she provides advising and training to budding entrepreneurs. Michelle holds a BA in Political Science from San Francisco State University, and an MBA from Mills College Graduate School of Business.

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Amine Daoudi, BA


Amine has over 15+ years as a Human Resources change-maker in corporate and international workplace settings.  With a proven ability to successfully implement HR development strategies which support employees, processes, and operations, he adds value and positive, measurable impact to non-profit organizational structures and people systems.  Fluent in written and spoken English, Arabic, French, and Spanish, he brings a cross-cultural approach to employee performance management.  Amine has a BA in Arts and Languages from the University of Algiers, and a Graduate Studies Degree in International Management from Liverpool University, located in the United Kingdom.

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Daren Casagrande, MA, LMFT


Daren has 9+ years of experience working in many levels of the non-profit sector. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT92438), he understands the intricacies of people (both as employees and populations served) and has a track record of improving employee work quality with retention of those employees at non-profit pay. As a Director and Board Member he also knows how to tie it all together with the mission, vision, and strategic initiatives of the organization. Having utilized Medi-Cal and public funding, he brings expertise in complex quality assurance regulatory compliance. He has a BA in Communication Studies from San Jose State University, and an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Seminary.

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Philip Lane

Nonprofit Liaison

PhiIip has over 15 years of experience in coaching, training and organizational development working with people of all levels of the organization from the shop floor to the boardroom.Originally from the UK, Philip has been resident in the USA for the last 15 years. He has extensive multi-cultural and international experience, having lived and worked in several countries on both sides of the Atlantic. He has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Training & Development from Leicester University, UK, and speaks several languages. He has successful experience across a wide range of industries with many multi-nationals among his clients. However, he now concentrates on small and medium-sized non-profit organizations, as he finds working in this sector far more gratifying. He derives great satisfaction from helping non-profit agency leaders and their team members achieve superior results through solution-focused consultancy, coaching and training.

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