Don Tebbe

Hi, I’m Don Tebbe, an author, speaker, and consultant on leadership succession and career transitions.

In addition to numerous articles, I have authored three books: Chief Executive Transitions: How to Hire & Support a Nonprofit CEO; a new book, The Nonprofit CEO Succession Roadmap: Your Guide for the Journey to Life’s Next Chapter; and an earlier book, For the Good of the Cause: Board-Building Lessons from Highly Effective Nonprofits.

I have been quoted by TIME, Monster.com, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and newspapers across the U.S.

I am a frequent speaker at conferences across the country. I have delivered keynotes and led workshops for thousands of executives facing retirement and turning over the leadership reins to the next generation, as well as leaders looking to move up the ladder. Venues have included: ANCOR, Bank of America’s Community Builders Program, BoardSource Leadership Forum, Jewish Funders Network, NeighborWorks America, The Arc of the U.S., The Maxwell School at Syracuse University, and others. (List of topics available at: dontebbe.com/speaking)

I was a co-founder of an executive search firm that became a national leader on executive transitions and leadership succession. Over the past 20 years I have helped over 100 organizations find, interview, and hire new senior leaders.

I concentrate most of my energies on speaking and training for organizations that are strengthening America’s nonprofit sector. And I consult with groups that work in arenas that I’m passionate about: social justice and equity, better lives for disadvantaged children and youth, affordable housing, food security for American families, and fuller lives for people with developmental disabilities.

If you’d like to have me speak to your group or provide an educational event on leadership succession or career transitions, please see my speaking page or call me at (240) 813-4681 or send me an email.