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Going International has worked with a range of diverse clients from smaller to larger organizations, organizations working throughout the world, and in numerous different fields. Many of these organizations themselves have diverse members, leaders and stakeholders; and forward looking leaders who are willing to try new things to increase their organization’s impact in the world.

Clients of Going International Have Included (in alphabetical order):

  • ActionAid International – Learn more
  • Affordable Housing Institute – Learn more
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)- Learn more
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) – Learn more
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American Institute of Architects
  • American Osteopathic Association (AOA) – Learn more
  • American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Foundation
  • Appraisal Institute
  • Association for Operations Management (APICS)
  • Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI)
  • Chicago Foundation for Women
  • Child Health Task Force – Learn More
  • CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation – Learn more
  • Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA)
  • Fred Hollows Foundation – Learn more
  • Goodwill International
  • Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS
  • Global Health Council – Learn more
  • GlobeMed
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • International Coach Federation (ICF) – Learn more
  • International Erosion Control Association (IECA)
  • International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)
  • International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)
  • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
  • International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT)
  • International SPA Association (ISPA)
  • IPC, Association Connecting Electronics Industries
  • National Emergency Number Association(NENA)
  • North American Veterinary Community (NAVC)
  • Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
  • Osteopathic International Alliance(OIA) – Learn more
  • Percussive Arts Society(PAS)
  • Plan International
  • Shanghai Women’s Federation
  • Society for International Gastroenterological and Endoscopy Associates (SIGNEA)
  • Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
  • Yoga Alliance Foundation – Learn more
  • Volunteers of America (VOA)

What Some Past Clients Have to Say About the Work of Bonnie Koenig

“Bonnie has worked with the Global Child Health Task Force and Secretariat to develop strategies as well as approaches for taking them forward. Bonnie initially facilitated strategic visioning meetings of the Steering Committee to develop a value added statement, which helped us put what distinguishes us into words. Bringing her group facilitation skills and a deep knowledge of the global health landscape, Bonnie has also been instrumental in helping the Task Force define a collaborative agenda among its diverse member organizations and a country engagement strategy. Working with the Secretariat, Bonnie brings the practical managerial skills of executing on time while allowing the time for the mindset and paradigm shifts needed to build a credible organization. Bonnie is wise and patient; she knows when exactly to employ the soft skills to break through the resistance. Working with Bonnie made me appreciate that leading an organization is like a long journey that only succeeds when we start with a good map. Thank you Bonnie for helping us develop the map.”

Dyness Kasungami, Coordinator, the Global Child Health Task Force Secretariat

“You helped us grapple with the complex messy stuff of how to build and bind entities together and how we think about what impact we are having individually and as a collective.  There are very few people in the world of NGOs who have your experience in this area.”

Ian Wishart,  Chief Executive Officer, The Fred Hollows Foundation

“Bonnie was the key to unlocking some very important thinking for our organization at a critical time. For several years, Global Health Council has been coming into its own as a newly revitalized network of passionate industry leaders and advocates. She worked with the board and staff on a strategic exploration and decision-making process that would enable us to evolve into a sustainable and inspirational touchpoint for our community. In addition to her group facilitation skills, she worked closely with me as a “second brain” to help field the breadth of input and ideas from multiple stakeholders. It proved to be a valuable and productive partnership.”

Loyce Payce, President and Executive Director, Global Health Council

“Bonnie has worked with the AAUW for a multi-year period and everything about the relationship has been stellar. Her expertise has guided us through the development of a global strategy for our association and assisted in positioning our future planning with a cross-departmental global matrix. Her skills and knowledge were instrumental in formulating the right questions, research, and tasks to determine the proper methodology for our current and upcoming needs. Without a doubt, collaboration with Bonnie has greatly enhanced our organization.”

Gloria Blackwell, American Association of University Women

“Entering a new market is almost always a scary proposition. Unless you have the backing and support of somebody who lived that reality themselves. Bonnie not only helped navigate the challenging ways of a new culture, but managed to translate it into a “how to” guide for any new territories that we would like to consider. A true gift and an amazing partnership that we can’t be more grateful for.”

Magdalena Mook, International Coach Federation Executive Director/CEO

“Bonnie worked with ActionAid International as the lead consultant for a year assisting us in a project about developing alternative future governance models and structures. We were lucky to have Bonnie help us. She is an expert of high level when it comes to governance matters! She proved an outstanding facilitator of very culturally mixed groups, with great listening skills, patience and clarity of thought. And her research was well focused and promptly and clearly reported. It will be a pleasure to work with her again in the future.”

Ramesh Singh, Chief Executive, ActionAid International

“Few people can keep pace with the passion and intellect that drives our work while also understanding the unique challenges facing non-profits in a global context. Bonnie Koenig at Going International was a great choice for us in both regards. Bonnie was a very effective facilitator for our Board discussions and a thoughtful guide to our senior staff.”

Deidre Schmidt, Executive Director, Affordable Housing Institute

“Your international knowledge and strategic approach has taken the Osteopathic International Alliance (OIA) from a concept to a functioning organization of organizations. The OIA is growing and evolving with your guidance. Embarking into the international arena can be an overwhelming experience; thanks to your global acumen, the Steering Committee/Board of Directors was able to establish a healthy foundation.”

Linda Mascheri, Executive Director, Osteopathic International Alliance

“Bonnie is our go-to consultant at Goodwill Industries International for our international development efforts. We have utilized Bonnie a number of times over the years, and her understanding of issues facing international nonprofits has been critical to our progress. Bonnie has the ability to cut through challenging issues and address them in a systematic way.”

Meg Mall, Manager of International Development, Goodwill Industries International

“Your assistance with the facilitation of discussions on strategic planning, governance, internationalization and diversity has helped us develop decision making processes that have made ISA a more efficient and effective organization. Our volunteer leaders regularly comment on your ability to keep us focused during sometimes, complex and challenging discussions.”

Jim Skiera, Executive Director, International Society of Arboriculture 

“I wanted to thank you on behalf of The IIA for the outstanding work you did in support of our strategic planning effort for improved global support and service. In a short time you skillfully captured the essence and challenges of our organization, guided us through a number of political hurdles, and facilitated a plan that EVERYONE is applauding. You truly are an expert in the global association arena.”

Thomas M. Bohn,Vice President, Relationship Management,The Institute of Internal Auditors

“Your work with the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS to focus our efforts in the annual planning retreat was extremely helpful. Even the skeptics in our group were impressed by the way you quickly assessed our organization’s unique culture and guided us through thoughtful analysis while maintaining the reality of working in a fast-paced global environment. Your constant encouragement to strike that balance was so appreciated and helped us set an exciting course for continued growth; and your ability to engage a very demanding crowd was inspirational!”

Pam Shepard, Chief Operating Officer, the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS

“Thank you, thank you, thank you, for your expert facilitation of our NRP Global Implementation Task Force. You blew us away! You really kept the group focused and on track and laid the groundwork for a very productive meeting. Thanks for helping us launch this important initiative with vigor and focus. Your guidance was invaluable.”

Wendy Simon, Director, Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) and Life Support Programs, American Academy of Pediatrics 

“Bonnie worked with us for a critical 6 month period as IPC, at the direction of our board of directors, developed and revised our strategic plan for the next 3-5 years, with a special focus on international growth. Bonnie was the facilitator with our board, the senior management team and the entire staff. Her knowledge, insights and thought provoking questions kept us focused on the target and thanks to her efforts we have a realistic and measurable plan for the future.”

Denny McGuirk, President/CEO, IPC

“On behalf of the College, I want to thank you for your guidance, your expertise, and your assistance as we worked through the development of our international strategy and approach. We particularly benefited from your wisdom regarding the spectrum of international engagements and the implications for a professional membership association. As a result, we are confident that we are on the right track with the alignment of our international engagements and strategy with our objectives and mission.”

Beth Bush, Division Vice President, American Cardiology College

“I wanted to take this opportunity to personally congratulate you on your extraordinary work with the Committee on Strategic Planning. I believe that the draft of the strategic plan we were ultimately able to produce is topnotch….it was your vision, insights and stamina that helped make our ideas come to fruition. Your contributions are truly invaluable.”

John Crosby, Executive Director, American Osteopathic Association

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