Meet Susan Nienaber Consulting, LLC
   Meet Susan Nienaber    Consulting, LLC

My Core Values

My experience as a therapist and my understanding of organizational systems dynamics influence how I approach my work as a consultant. I see my role as a faciliator, rather than an expert. I come as a serious listener with an open mind, not a list of assumptions. I continue to embrace an unwavering dedication to the health, vitality and mission of organizations and of the leaders that support them. I have a deep respect for the local cultures and practices that exist in all organizations. I approach my work from a whole-systems perspective and bring a broad base of knowledge and experience with hundreds of different nonprofit and faith-based organizations. 


I understand my role as a consultant to be multifaceted:

  • I can provide information intended to be a perspective-shifting (enlarging ways of thinking or helping narrow the focus to gain clarity).
  • Make suggestions and recommendations based on: 
    • ​Evaluation of processes and procedures within the organizational structures. 
    • Analyze systemic factors and review the history of the organization. 
    • Facilitate dialogue and mediation around decision making.
    • Provide training and education on topics relevant to the issue or growth edge the system is facing. 

Regional differences, generational outlooks, and other factors make every organization distinctive. I believe in harvesting the collective wisdom of the group, cooperating with the Spirit's leading, and using appreciative methods to help organizations "be the change they want to see." 

Consultation Services

Conflict Management

I specialize in conflicted situations where folks are often deeply divided and unsure how to proceed. 

Staff Development and Organizational Structure

I work with staff and appropriate leaders to understand systemic/structural issues. 

Designing and Facilitating Dialogue Processes

My goal is to quickly identify the problem, evaluate and find the optimal solution to get your business back on track. 


I am proud to offer the following contact information for my colleagues at the Congregational Consulting Group who operate independently and specialize in congregational consulting and development. See 


Susan Beaumont

Dan Hotchkiss 

Larry Peers

Sarai Rice

John Wimberly

David Brubaker


I am also privileged to work with the staff at Leaderwise in New Brighton, MN. 

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