Nancy Angelo and Linda Garnets help organizations meet challenges presented by growth and change. They each have more than 20 years of experience working with academic and research institutions, philanthropic foundations, not-for-profit organizations, businesses, and public sector agencies.
About Nancy Angelo About Linda Garnets
In addition to consulting to organizations from both staff and external consulting roles, Nancy Angelo has managed organizations, directed programs, and led project teams.
As an external consultant in private practice, Nancy has helped her clients successfully launch new ventures, implement major change initiatives, develop leadership capability, build sustaining relationships among leadership teams and with key customers, and optimize individual and organizational performance. Results have included: streamlined processes that achieved savings, increased revenues and customer loyalty, and enhanced responsiveness to client and/or community needs.
As an internal consultant in management and director level positions at organizations including Blue Shield of California and Kaiser Permanente, her projects included integrating an acquired company, implementing new technologies, facilitating reorganizations, assessing organizational culture and developing culture change initiatives, coaching leaders, and intervening in conflict situations.
“Working with Nancy Angelo has been truly a delight. She has the keen ability to get right down to the root of an issue and does so in a direct yet compassionate way. She has guided our organization, as well as many of our staff, through challenging and quite difficult changes and transitions. Nancy has challenged us without doing the work for us, which allows us to have thoughtful ownership of where we are and where we want to be going.”
—Aaron Jon Hyland, Managing Principal, Architectural Resources Group
Nancy’s early career focused on public service in the nonprofit sector. At the Social and Public Art Resources Center (SPARC) in Venice, California, she developed foundation and corporate funding for ground-breaking public arts projects that bridged cultures and generations. For the country’s oldest public radio archive, she raised funds to preserve rare recording from the civil rights movement and other key historical events of the late 20th century. She engaged experts from the Library of Congress, Museum of Broadcasting, NPR and CBS Radio Archives to formulate a preservation approach. Additionally, she made historical recordings available to radio producers, research scholars and broadcast stations nationally.
During the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, she helped the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center (“The Center”) exponentially increase its fundraising results and Board leadership capability. She also consulted to many HIV/AIDS service organizations in strategic planning, inter-agency collaboration, leadership development, problem-solving and conflict management.
Nancy has also served in a leadership role on several boards of directors, including Grex, an organizational and group dynamics conferencing forum, and the Liberty Hill Foundation, which funds grassroots organizations creating opportunities and positive social change for disadvantaged Los Angelenos.
Nancy earned a doctoral degree in organizational psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles. She has extensive additional training in conflict management and is a certified mediator. Additionally, she has completed programs in organization design through the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, Center for Effective Organizations, and conflict management through the Program on Negotiation (PON), a project of the Harvard Schools of Business and Law, MIT and Tufts University. She holds additional certifications in change management and process facilitation.
In her capacity as an educator in the field of organizational psychology, Nancy taught residents in the UCLA School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry for six years. In addition to her Ph.D., Nancy has a master’s degree in communications from Goddard College and a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Antioch College.
“Nancy’s work in creating a process and driving the project for aligning the top 500 executives and managers at Blue Shield of California was truly remarkable in its effectiveness.”
—Ben Willis, Principal, Willis Consulting.
About Linda Garnets About Nancy Angelo
Organizational consultant and psychologist Linda Garnets has spent over two decades helping organizations plan for and manage organizational transitions, reorganize to improve functioning and internal relationships, and create visions and plans to attain them.She specializes in helping leaders and managers find the internal strength and capability to persevere as they lead organizations through significant transitions.
In an external role, she has consulted to dozens of organizations, including academic institutions, foundations, not-for profit human service agencies, and government organizations.
Linda consulted extensively to the UCLA Library system from 1987 through 2008. Her engagements from 2003-2008 directly supported the implementation of both the University Librarian’s and the UCLA Library’s strategic goals and objectives as follows:
- Instituting a series of changes of the organizational structure within the library system
- Planning strategically in light of competing priorities and within existing resource allocations
- Developing leadership and management competencies for all levels of library managers and supervisors
- Delivering targeted training to foster and enhance core competencies for all library staff within the organization
Among the many units Linda has worked with directly are the Library Administration, Biomedical Library, the College Library, the Cataloging and Metadata Center, Library Consulting Services, Print Acquisitions, Special Collections, and Undergraduate Initiatives.
“Angelo+Garnets helped our department look at change in a positive way and focus on moving forward. Working with Linda had been positively therapeutic - she is a supportive confidant who has helped me become a better manager and learn to trust my instincts. I am always impressed by how she understands what I mean and then guides me to more constructive ways to express myself.”
—Susan Selhorst, Director, Data & Software Engineering Services Group, Harvey Mudd College
Linda’s ties to UCLA also include twenty-two years on the faculty of the Department of Psychology. She earned her doctorate in clinical/ community psychology from the University of Michigan. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, has served on several editorial boards and has published widely on the psychology of sexual orientation and gender. She has contributed significantly to the field of psychology through both original scholarship and leadership in national professional organizations. Linda has received numerous awards in recognition of her teaching skills, scholarship, and community service.
Linda’s background as an educator, scholar, and leader enriches her ability to design and deliver organizational learning programs. She has created targeted trainings designed to develop, enhance, and foster core competencies for leaders, managers and staff. Her training and consulting specialties include meeting and retreat facilitation, developing and building effective work groups and teams, leading and managing organizational change, supervision and coaching, and managing conflict in work groups. Linda has helped departmental groups, project teams, and leadership and management teams to redesign work processes, and develop the means to collaborate toward increased productivity and other desired results.
Earlier in her career, Linda provided clinical consultation and training in several academic and clinical settings. As a member of the Core Faculty at the Wright Institute, Los Angeles, she taught doctoral level courses and served as the Clinical and Community Practicum Placement Director. In addition she has taught clinical and community psychology courses at several universities in the Southern California area, including the University of Southern California and the California School of Professional Psychology.
“Linda’s worked with our team to create a common level of facilitation skills across all members. Throughout, Linda was flexible, ready to acknowledge unique circumstances and provide specific guidance. We’ve used what we’ve learned both inside our organization and with the external groups we serve with great effectiveness.”
—James Michalko, Vice President, Research Library Group (RLG) Programs, OCLC (Online Computer Library Center)