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"Working with Bridgeport was such a delight! The end product reflected the thoughtful and insightful approach that I suspect is par for the course in working with Anica and the Bridgeport team. We stayed on budget, with clear expectations, and hit our goal spot on. I look forward to the next project!"

Kati Stoermer, Executive Director, NRG Oncology

"Kerry and the team at Bridgeport have expertly shepherded the Chelsea District Library through two strategic planning processes (they are so good that we keep coming back!). With experience, warmth, insight, and humor, they facilitated the creation of thoughtful, responsive, and actionable roadmaps for library service to our community. We are a better library, thanks to Bridgeport!"

Lori Coryell, Director, Chelsea District Library

"My team eagerly anticipates our strategy sessions with Bridgeport. Besides being high-level professionals, they also have a heart for our mission and are people of the highest integrity and compassion. Their mix of “head and heart” have made them perfect to work with Gleaners."

Gerry Brisson, President & CEO, Gleaners Community Food Bank

"Anica and Francine brilliantly organized our board’s strategic planning sessions around what they heard in their interviews with directors and staff. They listen well and value the diversity of our experience, perspectives, and personalities. It truly is a pleasure to work with Bridgeport Consulting."

Paul Hillegonds, CEO, Michigan Health Endowment Fund

"Anica and Francine came well recommended and they delivered above and beyond my high expectations. The result was a strategic plan that reflects the input of a broad set of contributors and balances the aspirational with the attainable. In addition to their competence and valuable experience, they are a great pleasure to work with!"

Emy Brawley, Associate Director, The Conservation Fund

"Kerry and her team bring their core values to bear in all their work, brilliantly combining rigor with fun, excellence with humility – and their positive "we got this" energy is simply infectious. Facilitating a strategic planning process for a college of over 20,000 people in 8 months is an ambitious undertaking (to say the least). Kerry and her team were the right people to help us get there with clarity of vision, impeccable organization, and a genuine sense of play and joy."

Anne Curzan, Dean, U-M College of LSA

"Two things impressed me about our work with Bridgeport: deep preparation, and gifted facilitation. The amount of work that the team spends in learning about the culture of the organization they are trying to help is unparalleled. They then work closely with leadership to ensure that the most important questions are asked during each session, and they manage the conversations skillfully, bringing about the ideas and solutions that will move the organization forward."

Raj Mangrulkar, Associate Dean, U-M Medical School

"Brittany facilitated our faculty retreat, guiding us through our hard questions to find resolutions, compromises and paths forward that were beyond what we had hoped. Her pre-program preparation was exceptional and her post-event follow up summary was so thoughtfully prepared that it formed the basis for our departmental review documents. We will definitely ask for her again!"

Mary Oriordan & Denise Kirschner, Professors, U-M Microbiology & Immunology

"Partnering with Bridgeport helped me put a structure around our strategic planning process and their wisdom and experience helped me to focus on the salient parts, knowing where there was opportunity for refinement and for growth. Their leadership and guidance kept me on task and we would not have gotten this project done without them."

Kaaren Williamsen, Director, U-M SAPAC

"With integrity, keen insight, and good humor, Bridgeport Consulting has consistently delivered for me on time and on budget! Kerry and Brittany are my go-to partners for holistic change leadership, effective team engagement, and comprehensive project management. They bring clarity, objectivity, and creativity to every engagement!"

Nancy Penberthy, Executive Director of Resource Planning & Management, U-M Office of Research

"Kerry Sheldon is about as good as it gets at synthesizing disparate data from a wide range of people with different perspectives about a prickly issue or a complex problem. She pushed us us to tackle the underlying issues that were holding us back, and facilitated with the kind of warmth and humor that helped us to feel comfortable and safe in our planning and problem solving processes. We have brought Kerry from Ann Arbor to New York and I widely recommend her to other colleagues."

Bob Sherman, CEO (now retired), The Jewish Education Project

"Working with Bridgeport has truly been game-changing for us. We've gone from a group of people working independently who insisted we needed to hire more people, to a group that came to us and told us not to hire and that they could, as a team, take on more responsibility when we had two more departures. The Bridgeport team is smart about people, savvy in their approach, and really just fun to work with. I would use them again in an instant."

Michele Frasier Wing, COO, U-M Law School