Strategic Planning


Pierce Management Development identifies our clients’ critical issues, unique challenges, and desired outcomes.

We teach leaders what they need to know, from governance to strategic thinking.

We facilitate meetings expertly and diplomatically, balancing the need for full participation with the need for timely progress.


Karen Plaus, CEO
NBCRNA - National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists:

"NBCRNA developed an integrated two-year process to have PMD work with our board and staff leadership.

PMD began by facilitating an engaging half-day professional development session with our Board and senior staff leaders, preparing them to think strategically using good governance principles. 

Several months later, they facilitated a two-day strategic planning retreat, guiding our Board to develop Strategic Goals. PMD’s written “next steps” report guided our Board to expand and refine their draft Objectives. 

We now have a strategic plan that guides the board and staff in their work.

PMD is an exceptional resource for working with boards, staff and other volunteers – their leadership style, presentations and interactive approaches are outstanding." 


Tom Pierce talks about Strategic Planning and Execution.

Organization Analysis

Pierce Management Development works creatively with our clients to improve the day-to-day performance of their organizations.

We create a collaborative learning lab—teaching managers the operational analysis, project management, and professional development tactics required to move organizations forward.


Dale Cyr, CEO
Inteleos, including ARDMS - American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Rockville, Maryland:

"We highly recommend Pierce Management Development to assist any organization with operational analysis.

Having worked with Lu Ann Dillon on other ARDMS projects, we asked her to evaluate our operation, with an initial focus on one of the ARDMS Departments.

After performing thorough analysis of our processes and management tools, Lu Ann recommended a comprehensive approach to improving our operation and a valuable plan for logical and efficient execution.

Lu Ann worked well with our executive management team. 

Our project required her to interact directly with operational staff and she did an excellent job in trust-building and helping staff to feel empowered in the process." 


Lu Ann Dillon talks about Organizational Analysis.  

Executive Coaching

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Pierce Management Development knows that it’s lonely at the top. And near the top. Sometimes an executive needs a safe sounding board. Sometimes he or she needs a springboard into the future.

One-on-one coaching is the most powerful way to develop leadership and management excellence. We help executives get where they need to go.


David L. Foley, Executive Director
AAEP - American Association of Equine Practitioners, Lexington, Kentucky:

"Tom Pierce has truly had a positive impact on my professional development since beginning our coaching relationship.

Tom has really helped me capitalize on my strengths and develop a plan to work on areas that have challenged me in the past.

I really do have a new outlook on the way I approach not only my professional life, but my personal life as well."


Alec Webb, President
Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, Vermont:

"I met Tom Pierce through his service on the Board of Directors of Shelburne Farms. For many years he has been a trusted advisor and wonderful coach and mentor, guiding the Farms' early organizational growth and helping me as a manager grow into my leadership role."


Tom Pierce talks about Executive Coaching.