Finding the sweet spot

Well-being, from the inside out

Comfort Consulting helps you invest in your team's own capacity, from the inside out.

Consulting, Coaching, Training

  • "Take Five: Why 5-minute Brain Breaks Bring Productivity & Joy" (can be 45-90 minutes; interactive lunch or workshop) 


  • Team TuneUp: Utilizing wellness goals for communication and trust-building 


  • Coaching HR managers on providing wellness benefits, practices and support systems


  • Transforming Nonprofit Board Members into Better Fundraisers (training or coaching)


  • "Storytelling for Impact" (60-min interactive workshop)


Left, Kevin & Erin Maile O'Keefe lead a "Human Art of Play" session in Susan's yard

Icebreakers Don't Have To Suck

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Comfort colleagues speak out

Lead WELL

Susan's hybrid skills coached me through an inflection point in my tenure as Executive Director. I was navigating internal organizational challenges and external barriers at the federal level. Susan applied her 25+ years managing non-profits, navigating shifting landscapes and fundraising (always fundraising) to lay a more sustainable course for GHF. Most importantly, she integrated it with my personal health and family goals, all in a few short months.

--Amy Livingston, Global Health Foundation

Fundraise WELL

As my first boss in the nonprofit field 15 years ago, Susan developed my voice as a grant writer and instilled in me the power of storytelling. 

These essential lessons informed who I am as a fundraiser today. Supported by Susan's early coaching and continued mentorship I recently stepped into my first development director role! 

-- Anne Morgan, Humanities Washington

Do everything WELL

Back in the 90s, Susan introduced our unwilling office staff to “chair yoga” and “mindfulness” and we all groaned. 

Today, my best days begin with a meditative walk through the quiet, snowy woods, and I understand why Susan embraced early mind-body-spirit integration as a burnout prevention tool.

--Rani Sheaffer, Maine Conservation Voters

FAQs

Is your name really Comfort?

Yes. I come from a family of Coach Comforts (my dad was a champion NCAA swim coach, my brother was a high school baseball coach, and my mom was a star physical therapist). My coaching isn't usually THAT physical, but as the photo to the left shows, I do love getting people upside down (and therefore outside of their "comfort zone"). 

Why invest in coaching, org development or change management?

You want (your team) to make the biggest impact while living a fully satisfying life. 

That can take balance, accountability and new/rebuilt skills. 

Coaches/consultants help folks get outside their comfort zone, which is where the magic happens.

Susan's background in fundraising, leadership, and wellness helps integrate your goals.

Where and how does this happen?

  • Coaching: In-person or Hangout/Skype
  • Consulting Contracts: Customized 
  • Trainings: In-person or via telecon/webinar

Outlive the Bastards

“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. ... Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.”
Edward Abbey