For those who dare to be great
“I was amazed at how Jeanie combines her business expertise with an almost intuitive sense of my hidden motivations and issues. Her insights were on target and helpful in moving me along my career path.”

– Cheryl Bridges

“Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great. We don’t have great schools, principally because we have good schools. We don’t have great government, principally because we have good government. Few people attain great lives, in large part, because it is just so easy to settle for a good life. The vast majority of companies never become great, precisely because they become quite good – and that is their main problem.” – Jim Collins, “Good to Great


Individual Coaching

One-on-one individual coaching takes place by phone 2 – 3 times per month for a 30-60 minute focused and intensive session. You choose the frequency and length of your session depending on your needs. Our relationship is supported with customized resources and brief touch-base calls or emails during the month. Read more

  • Do you dare to be great?
  • Do you want to tap in to your bigger game, no matter what your game is?
  • Are you ready to go to your edge, peer over, see what’s possible, and take the leap?

Then Raven Group is for you.
For your career. For your team. For your life.

Team Coaching

Whether it’s a new team forming or an intact team undergoing change or even in crisis, we custom create organization and relationship coaching sessions that guide the client team in identifying the team dynamics, leveraging its strengths, resolving issues, and enhancing productivity. Read more


Our professional coaching relationship is based on the world’s leading and most respected coaching methodology: the Co-Active Model. This model balances self-awareness, a keen agility with relationships, and courageous action to create an environment where individuals can be deeply fulfilled, connected to others, and successful in what matters most.

The “Co” suggests relationship, connection, and collaboration. The “Active” stands for power, direction, and action. The magic happens in the synergy between the two – action that arises from presence, deep relationship, and context…and presence that is channeled into dynamic action and forward movement.
Together, we will explore:

  • Who are you at your core? What are your values? What are you passionate about? What are you seeking?
  • What is your purpose in life? What gives you energy?
  • Do you want to tap in to your bigger game, no matter what your game is?
  • Are you ready to go to your edge, peer over, see what’s possible, and take the leap?

Raven Group offers coaching for individuals and teams with a specialty in helping transform the way organizations and its leaders think and operate to improve performance and achieve goals. More specifically, our coaching focuses on nonprofit organizations and their leaders who are experiencing significant change or leadership transitions.

You and your team may benefit from coaching if:

  • You and your organization are experiencing significant change and transition.
  • Revenue and growth is not where you want it to be.
  • You haven’t been able to build a great team you trust.
  • You’re unclear on where you need or want to be in five years.
  • You are working too hard for the results you’re getting.
  • You’re not spending time on the most productive tasks.
  • Your team is experiencing conflict or performance related challenges.
  • You’re not enjoying your work as much as you once did.
  • You struggle to balance your professional and personal lives.

These kinds of challenges are common for leaders and for any business. We all have been there. However, highly successful leaders know that if you expect greater results, you must be committed to grow, learn, re-focus, and do things differently.

This is what coaching is all about. Helping you get clear, get a plan, and take the practical steps needed to gain far better results.


Jeanie Duncan is an experienced, certified coach and organization development and change strategist who excels at helping nonprofit organizations, their leaders, and teams achieve transformational results. Additionally, she serves as faculty for the Center for Creative Leadership, a top-ranked, global provider of executive leadership education.

Known for innovation and executive effectiveness, Jeanie uses the practical wisdom of 20 years in the nonprofit sector. In short, she understands the day–to–day as well as strategic challenges nonprofit leaders face. She is adept at navigating challenging business situations, and has personally experienced and guided organizations and their leaders through complex leadership transitions.

Her coaching services can be customized to best support your individual needs as well as those of teams. Investment varies directly with the amount of time needed and a client’s particular situation.

Reach out and let’s find a time to talk. I would love to learn more about what you’re trying to achieve and would be happy to answer your questions and give you a feel for what you can expect from a coaching relationship. Contact me at 336.509.4177 or by email.


Here’s a highlight of some of our favorite coaching and leadership articles and resources. We hope you’ll find the content of value as well.

Five C’s of Hiring a Coach.pdf. Good tips from the International Coach Federation.

Five Steps to Increase Your Influence.pdf. Susan Tardanico shares her thoughts about how you influence others – how you change minds, shape opinions, and move others to act.

How Leaders Get Others to See it Their Way.pdf. A great article on positive influence by David Baldwin and Curt Grayson.

Chris Musselwhite and Tammie Plouffe share insight on change readiness in: Four Ways to Know Whether You are Ready for Change.pdf.

Don’t miss this current trends and future opportunities overview with Coaching_in_Organizations.pdf by John Bennett and Mary Wayne Bush.

Ann Betz shares the latest on CoActive Coaching and The Brain.pdf. An overview of neuroscience research that supports the efficacy of the Co-Active Coaching Model.

In Harvard BR Article- Wild_West_of_Executive_Coaching1 (3).pdf, Stratford Sherman and Alyssa Freas highlight the importance of individuals and employers being clear about their goals and how to reach them.

Robert Fischer and David Beimers share a pilot evaluation of executive coaching in the nonprofit sector in nonprofit exec coaching.pdf.

10 Habits of Highly Successful Happy People.pdf. Steve Mitten, MCC, shares his perspective on success and happiness.