Carolyn Sullivan, president and CEO of New Chapter Coaching

2023 Impact COMO Award Winner

New Chapter Coaching

Most Impactful Philanthropic Company

New Chapter Coaching

Honorable Mention

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With roots in mid-Missouri, New Chapter Coaching was founded in 2008 to support nonprofit organizations locally and across the country. 

President and CEO Carolyn Sullivan says, “Our mission is to maximize nonprofits’ capacity to achieve their missions and improve quality of life for those they serve. We achieve this mission through a wide range of capacity-building programs and services including strategic planning, team building, leadership coaching, training and workshop facilitation, roundtables, and more.” The company has donated over $22,000 of pro bono services and cash donations to deserving nonprofits and has committed to re-investing 3.5 percent of the company’s profits into the community each year. 

Violet Vonder Haar says, “Under the exceptional leadership of Carolyn Sullivan, New Chapter continuously fosters an environment of inclusivity and diversity. Their advocacy for POC and LGBTQ+ individuals stands as a testament to their commitment to supporting and building a strong, inclusive, and diverse community.” 

In 2022, New Chapter Coaching hosted the first National Nonprofit Leaders Conference in which it invested over $20,000 of its own resources. 

Olivia Swanson says the conference served 85 nonprofit organizations, providing immense impact. Aside from the numerous monetary contributions the company has made, it also looks to celebrate the nonprofits through the annual Make it Happen Awards. 

For the last eight years, New Chapter Coaching’s Make It Happen campaign has given outstanding people and organizations the appreciation, recognition, and praise they deserve, as well as a cash donation, by celebrating the dedicated staff, board members, and their organizations in the nonprofit community who “make it happen” every day, says Lawrence Simonson.  

At its core, New Chapter Coaching is for the community. 

“Team is everything when you’re trying to create a better world, and credit for all the good New Chapter Coaching has done in our community and beyond is shared with many dedicated people who have given gifts of time, talent, and treasure to others,” Sullivan says.