"I first engaged Dr. Lydia (Pure Momentum) a couple of years ago through my work at a previous organization. As a first time Executive Director at the time, I quickly realized that I was in over my head and that we did not have the internal capacity to implement our strategic goals. I took the time to explore consulting options and moved forward with Dr. Lydia as I felt that she really understood the needs of the organization. In that role, she worked with me for 6-months and supported with completing key strategic objectives such as developing a staff training and development plan, creating operating manuals for the executive director and management teams, supported with management training and role clarity for staff. She continued to work with the organization past my tenure and has received glowing reviews about her continued support of the organization.
At the start of my new role as Executive Director, I engaged Dr. Lydia to support with identifying areas of support. Dr. Lydia quickly learned the organization and identified where her skills would best fit the needs of the organization. She helped with creating operating systems for two key programs, provided support with org structure, supported program design efforts, provided leadership coaching to management staff, and supported with role clarity for key staff. Her ability to discern gaps/needs and quickly implement solutions has been a gift to me and the organization. We see her as an extended part of the team and looking forward to tapping into her wisdom/expertise in future projects."
Vanetta Johnson, Beyond Emancipation
"Like many non-profits, we stumbled along for years trying to solve internal problems
on our own, with limited resources and limited results. PEERS’ work
with Pure Momentum Consulting, LLC and Dr. Lydia Hughes-Evans
has been transformative for us as an organization.
From the moment Dr. Lydia started working with our team, she was able to engage, encourage, and inspire. Her deep knowledge and positive energy won immediate buy-in from staff members, and the result has been that the goals we set together have felt clear and achievable all along the way.
The insight and experience of Dr. Hughes-Evans and her colleagues helped
to identify and remove roadblocks that we were too close to see and cleared pathways
to success. Engaging the high-quality services at Pure Momentum
Consulting has been one of the best decisions PEERS has made as an organization; the dramatic results we’ve seen and the light-bulb moments we’ve experienced working with Dr. Hughes-Evans earn her my highest recommendation."
Julian Plumadore, Peers Envisioning & Engaging in Recovery Services (PEERS)
"From the very first day of meeting Dr. Lydia, I was fascinated and impressed with her unbounded eagerness to collaborate and contribute to the success and growth of our startup non-profit organization. She availed the services of Pure Momentum as well as an immense knowledge of business formation and organization to us immediately.
At the very first try on our behalf, Pure Momentum secured a grant for our organization through the creative grant writing and application of its skilled grant-writers. Pure Momentum has demonstrated unparalleled focus, accessibility, commitment to timeliness and collaboration necessary for success.
I M Hope Center owes its superior business plan as well as well-written by-laws to the creativity of Pure Momentum. I am glad we met on LINKEDIN!
IMMENSE GRATITUDE FOR YOUR COLLABORATION."
Rev. Dr. Kofi Baah-Arhin, I M Hope Center
"Thanks so much for the work you did on our organizational structure. You were right. Now that we have qualified staff supporting me with the programs, contracting and HR, the effectiveness of World Hope and the staff morale has really improved. Thanks for your work. We are doing well and it is actually fun to work at World Hope; speaking on a personal level. I wasn’t sure we could maintain the costs of this higher level staff, but now I realize we can’t afford to not have this staff. Thanks again for your support!"
John Lyon, World Hope International
“Phenomenal. Facilitates with clarity, focus, timeliness and an exceptional skill for summarizing and bringing things together in a concise and cogent manner-a rare gift!"
Dr. Alvin McLean, JFK University
“I was very impressed with how efficient you were, even though there were some curveballs thrown your way, you still remained on task and covered all the items on the agenda. I shared with other board members how they missed out on Dr. Lydia and her magic."
Stewart Perrilliat, Urban Youth Advocate - Man2Man
"Pure Momentum Consulting provided new options to our board and staff as we struggled with our flat organizational structure. These options allowed direction and insight allowing us to define positions and tasks. We are now acting on the recommendations to solve staff fatigue, task refinement and employee retention."
Mike Chambers, Frontier Enterprises, LLC
"I would highly recommend Pure Momentum Consulting for organizations that want to be able to do their work in a sustainable way. They provided immense support for our organization and helped activate the power of our Board of Directors. They helped us avoid many of the pitfalls emerging and mid-sized organizations have and saved us thousands of dollars as well as time."