Your mission is *our* mission.
Founded in 2014, Halcyon Northwest works with dedicated public and non-profit sector clients who match our passion for helping other people. We free our clients up to do their work that they do best, and help them quickly complete short-term projects in order to move their mission forward. We are proud to help the public servants who are in the arena, making the world a better place.
Our 2020 Customer Satisfaction Survey is here!
- Our clients feel that hiring Halcyon dramatically increased the pace of their projects and the quality of their work.
- Our clients think that we’re an incredible value for the work that we do.
- We free up our clients so they can do the work that they’re passionate about.
- Our collaboration and ability to make every voice heard is one of our strengths.
100% of our clients would hire us again
“[Katherine’s approach] is not going to be the same thing as what the next person did, it’s going to be unique to what our needs are and what we’re looking for. And she knows the right questions to ask.”
“I’m in awe of her ability to stay on task, catch everything that’s going on, and manage all the projects she’s working on.”
“Katherine is my benchmark of what a good contractor is.”
CEO and Principal
Katherine Boyd is a certified project management professional (PMP) and change management specialist (CMS) with 15 years of experience. She specializes in public sector and non-profit organizations. Katherine helps clients take the next step to achieving their vision, by planning and accomplishing complex projects to achieve ambitious and important policy goals. Katherine takes pride in going the extra mile, because she truly cares about and believes in the success of her clients.
As a facilitator, certified mediator, and business analyst for data systems development, Katherine has extensive experience in working with large-scale, diverse teams and coalitions. She often partners with designers, data analysts, editors, writers, program managers, and executive leadership to produce positive, successful outcomes. She is also a talented writer, with several published public-sector plans and reports.
Business Development Lead
Kathryn Bost has been supporting marketing teams for over 25 years by finding project opportunities, developing subconsultant teams, and submitting winning proposals. From her work in engineering, architecture, and communications firms, she has developed significant expertise in navigating public agencies and procurement processes. She specializes in working with small and disadvantaged firms to help them develop new markets, expand their connections, and win more work.
Writer and Editor
Mina Hochberg is a professional writer and editor with extensive experience in content and feature writing, editing, copy editing, and proofreading. As a careful reader and skilled interviewer, her mission as a writer is to convey information with clarity, accuracy, and humanity.
Professional problem-solver Sandra Furuvald has over 13 years of hands-on administrative experience, starting with her first position as an Executive Assistant for the President of Communications at Northrop Aerospace. She has a focus on executive support, developing accounting systems, HR, management, and mentoring.
Our Change Management Team
Robert Goings is a Certified Prosci® Change Practitioner, Licensed to Use the Prosci® ADKAR® Model. He is an accomplished professional consultant with experience spanning heavy industrial capital projects and their subsequent operations and has implemented large enterprise transformation initiatives geared specifically for operational excellence. He bridges the relationship between project management principles and change management principles for a robust transformation project.
Ryan Taylor is a seasoned manager, management, marketing, and nonprofit consultant, He believes strongly in maintaining successful relationships with clients and partners. He believes in a hands-on, detailed approach to management consulting. He applies his knowledge and experience to help organizations overcome obstacles and grow to new levels of operation.
Change Management, Strategic Planning
Kevin Baker is a Race, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Development and Change Management expert, and an African American grassroots community leader, consultant, executive coach, facilitator, and trainer. He works to explore culturally responsive impacts for systems change and organizational development in the design and delivery of Race, Social Justice, and Inclusion (RSJI) initiatives and leads from an Adaptive Leadership and Depth psychological perspective, while interrogating how culture impacts the ability of an organization and its staff to provide the best services to staff, work partners, clients, and communities. In addition to his work on the Halcyon Northwest change management team, Kevin also leads Kevin Baker Consulting.
Bernell King Ingram loves creating and making things better, simpler, and more efficient. She is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt employing and exemplifying the thinking, skills, tools, and practices of lean process improvement and ISO 9001. Her entrepreneurial experience allows for big picture sight of processes, departments, and creating solutions. She is adept in internal and external coaching, consulting and training program planning, design, facilitation, and continuous improvement.
Mark Sneeringer is a continuous improvement leader with deep expertise in Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), Lean, Change Management, and Program Management. His strengths include cross-functional team leadership, extensive technical experience, improvement methodology training and mentoring, facilitation of complex improvement efforts to closure, and ability to quickly diagnose problems and to define and implement effective solutions.
Martha is a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) expert with a focus on intersectional gender equity. Her specialty using data and research to pinpoint DEI opportunities with small companies, then using a design-based approach to translate that data into positive action. In addition to her work on the Halcyon Northwest change management team, she also leads Martha Burwell Consulting.