Guiding social sector organizations in planning and operationalizing strategies.
VESTEDin™ Consulting Group, LLC, brings each client the passion, critical-creative thinking, and 20+ years of experience as its founder, Bridget Y. Samuel. Our in-depth knowledge of community, reputational capital, and broad reach of contacts in nonprofit and philanthropy has resulted in clients from both the public and private sectors.
Since 2012, we have utilized a human-centered and lean six sigma approach supported by organizational development practice, quality performance tools, data, and research. Our methods and techniques are customized based upon client needs and vary in scale.
Lived experience has taught us that strategic thinking provides organizations with clarity, direction, and priorities to improve IMPACT (Value), Growth opportunities, and Innovation readiness. We partner with the client throughout the strategy management process, including planning, implementation, iterating, and pivoting.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Bridget Samuel, the founder of VESTEDin™ Consulting Group, LLC, draws inspiration from 20 years of lived experience in social work, nonprofit, and philanthropy. Her unwavering passion for empowering individuals, teams, and organizations to meet aspirational goals resulted in an appearance on the NBC Nightly News, a quote in the New York Times, and being named a Finalist for The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program.
The Houston-native and University of Texas alumna has served in leadership capacities on local, state, and national boards and provided direct day-to-day oversight to administrative, operational, and programmatic staff. She has sponsored and managed disruptive change initiatives such as new program development, technology transformation, divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, and dissolutions.
Her most significant accomplishments include grass-roots efforts of leveraging relationships to successfully negotiate millions of dollars in public funding, advocating for policy change, doubling service delivery to disadvantaged populations, and successfully influencing public-private partnerships.
Bridget is a certified organizational development and change management practitioner and holds certificates for lean six sigma and True Colors© personality assessments. When she is not working, Bridget enjoys yoga, dancing, painting, long meditative walks, and playing with her rescue dog, "Twinkie."
"Bridget built the organizational effectiveness practice at Episcopal Health Foundation from scratch. Her deep experience in the nonprofit sector and her broad experience in providing consulting support to the sector enabled her to design a practice for our grantees that meets each of their unique needs. We have incorporated her teaching into the fabric of our grantmaking practices. I heartily recommend Bridget to any organization looking to improve their work. She’ll knock it out of the ballpark." Elena Marks, President & CEO, Episcopal Health Foundation