Demarra Gardner is principal and lead consultant of Change Agent Consulting (CAC)-a full service organizational development consulting company based in Kalamazoo that has been in operation since 2007. CAC is comprised of a dynamic team of consultants who provide organizational assessment, strategic & business planning, fund development, program development, leadership development, evaluation, coaching, start-up, and diversity/inclusion/equity services.
Demarra has led many successful ventures (for-profit and non-profit) while guiding others to launch and scale their businesses as well. Her business success has allowed her to travel all over the world, be engaged with her community in meaningful ways, and help individuals from all walks of life have greater fulfillment and purpose.
Demarra holds an MA in Clinical Mental Health from Western Michigan University, is a licensed professional counselor, and certified professional coach. She is also Faculty with Leadership that Works (LTW)-a national and international coaching firm with the goal of bringing coaching to every person on the planet.
Demarra will speak on leadership. Her session Head + Heart = Hustle will examine the magic that occurs when one’s “Heart”, the issues, ideas, and people that move you and “Head” is your unique gifts: the skills, abilities, knowledge, connections, and everything else you bring to the table align to create your personal purpose.
The U.P. Nonprofit Conference will be held on Thursday, October 18 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the University Center at NMU.