straightforward consulting co.

About Straightforward Consulting

Straightforward Consulting specializes in areas that strengthen programming and services, increase productivity, improve organizational health, and increase overall impact. We manage and/or consult on creative, strategic, and operational projects and support organizations in building great places to work. People, Place, and Process are the tenets that guide our work.  Our strategies are centered around justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, with great emphasis on organizational processes and community engagement. Straightforward Consulting is part of a strong collective of organizations and subject matter experts who work independently and in collaboration to manage projects of any size.

About the Principal Consultant 

Leigh Solomon Pugliano is an experienced strategist helping to scale established social businesses, creative entrepreneurs, and nonprofit organizations. Leigh provides organizational development support through consulting, strategic planning, and the development and implementation of initiatives specifically designed to elevate entrepreneurs, community projects, and organizations to increase their impact and move towards sustainability. Leigh has facilitated various professional development workshops for nonprofit organizations including; diversity equity & inclusion, program development, strategic planning, measurement & evaluation, and principles of collective impact. Program design work includes; The Full Circle Nonprofit Accelerator, Activate the Arts Artist Residency, and The GROW Residency program for women founders & leaders. Leigh has the ability to lead leaders and inspire and affect cross-sector collaboration. 

Our Services Include:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Development
  • Business Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Community Outreach & Engagement
  • Collective Impact
  • Program Development
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training / Implementation


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Small Business * Social Impact * Non-Profit * The Arts


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