In their words


"Shiree is a delight to work with! She is skilled in helping leaders and organizations see themselves clearly (warts and all) while holding up a kind mirror. This makes change not only possible, but rewarding. She was instrumental in leading Rockwood's Nature Inspired Direction Setting process, which has given us the blueprint for three years of organizational change and growth, and unlike many "strategic plans," we use it regularly.

As a coach, Shiree is thorough, wise and kind. It is a pleasure to work with and be in partnership with her."

- Akaya Windwood,

Executive Director, Rockwood Leadership Institute


"As an ED of 15 years, I've worked with many consultants. Shiree is hands down, one of the best.  She is the first person I recommend for strategic planning, evaluation, coaching, and facilitation. She is results driven, innovative, and a joy to work with!  Our organization has grown tremendously over the last 10 years and we need consultants who can address the complexities and challenges that arise.  Shiree constantly pushes herself to learn and be more effective and there is nothing that I throw her way that she can’t handle.  I can’t recommend her highly enough."

- Eveline Shen,

Executive Director, Forward Together




"Need to light a fire under someone? Talk to Shiree. She has certainly lit a fire in me, and I have witnessed her do the same with dozens of others.  I have the privilege of frequently partnering with her to engage a variety of clients and communities.  She projects love, generously.  She inspires urgency, relentlessly.  Some of our clients initially approach us with despair.  With Shiree’s masterful blend of organizational development and transformative coaching skills, many of them walk away rejuvenated, focused, and determined."

- Miguel Gavaldón,

Independent Consultant, Colleague


"Working with Shiree Teng was transformative for 826 National, the 826 organization as a whole and me. As the new CEO, I was tasked with taking over from one of the founders and supporting the organization as it got ready to enter its second decade. No small task! As we built the structure and core for what would help to strengthen 826 National, Shiree was with us hand in hand, providing support, guidance and an ear when things got rough. She was never intrusive and it was never 'her was or the highway.' Shiree helped me think and peel through the layers of what already existed and put us on a path to success."

- Gerald Richards,

CEO, 826 National


Selected Client List


Social Sector Organizations

826 National

A Long Walk Home

Asian Pacific Environmental Network

Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Asian Women’s Shelter

Coal River Mountain Watch

Communities for a Better Environment

East Oakland Building Healthy Communities

Eastside Arts Alliance

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Forward Together

Greenlining Institute

Impact Justice Restorative Justice Project

International Development Exchange (IDEX)

Inter-Tribal Council of California

Minnesota Indian Women Sexual Assault Coalition

National Indian Health Board

Oakland Jobs Center

One East Palo Alto


Public Health Institute

Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) United

United Indian Nations

Urban Habitat

USVets, Oahu

Working Partnership USA

Youth United for Community Action

A Long Walk Home board and staff, Chicago Winter 2014

A Long Walk Home board and staff, Chicago Winter 2014


Akonadi Foundation

American Express Foundation

Annie E. Casey Foundation

BlueShield Foundation

BlueShield Against Violence

East Bay Community Foundation

East Bay Community Foundation ASCEND: Black-Led Organization

Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund

Haas Jr. Fund Flexible Leadership Award

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Latino Community Foundation

LGBTQ Racial Justice Fund

John M Lloyd Foundation

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The California Endowment

The California Wellness Foundation

The Whitman Institute

Wellspring Advisors

     Debriefing evaluation findings at the Latino Community Foundation's Latina/o Giving Circle Network meeting, spring 2016

     Debriefing evaluation findings at the Latino Community Foundation's Latina/o Giving Circle Network meeting, spring 2016


Capacity Building Organizations

BTW Informing Change

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services

La Piana Consulting

Movement Strategy Center

National Community Development Institute

Rockwood Leadership Institute

Public Agencies

Alameda County Every Child Counts – First Five Commission

Humboldt County Probation Agency

Mayor’s Office on Community Development – San Francisco

Los Angeles County Workforce Development Program

San Francisco Art Commission, Capacity Building Grants Review

Ventura County Probation Agency – Schools Collaboration


Favorite Colleague Partners

Belma Gonzalez - my go-to coach

David LaPiana - wrote the book on strategy and who got me started in consulting

Eileen Blumenthal - my Coach Goddess

Ernesto Saldana - leadership coach and facilitator

Eugene Eric Kim - beyond any box!

Greg Hodge - wise healer... Men and Boys of Color

Jakada Imani - advocacy and policy 

Jeanne Bell - finance wiz

Liza Culick - strategist and coach

Miguel Gavaldon - fundraising, facilitator and evaluator

Nadine Wilmot - research, writer, oral historian

Omowale Satterwhite - my teacher + mentor: Honor the work and the work will honor you

Querido Galdo - best designs!

Rogeair Purnell - evaluator partner, researcher, writer

Steve Lew - strategy, coach

Tia Martinez - smart data, strategist

Vance Yoshida - OD, board guru