Our Team: Experienced, Innovative & Trusted
Each member of our team takes pride in the on-the-ground and lived experiences that inform our work. As a mission-driven management consulting firm, our services are based on a strong commitment to rural communities and result in more effective leaders, increased organizational effectiveness, improved strategies, fruitful collaborations, and deeper community impact. Get to know us:
Kathryn Coulter Rhodes
DIRECTOR OF ORGANIZATIONAL CONSULTING
Thomas M. Watson
OWNER / MANAGING DIRECTOR
Our Team: Consistent in Our Approach
Our approach is participatory, streamlined, strategic, and results-based. We employ cutting-edge tools and tested methods, while offering the flexibility of a customized and responsive approach to meet our clients’ evolving needs and interests. RSP’s services are based on a strong commitment to rural communities and result in more effective leaders, increased organizational effectiveness, improved strategies, impactful collaborations, and deeper impact.
Rural Support Partners Values
Our mission-driven management consulting firm is founded on a commitment to inclusive participation and aims to have the plans, actions, and results emerge from the vision and goals of the people with whom we work. The following values are at the core of everything we do:
Our work is founded on the rock-solid belief that the people we work with have the skills, wisdom, vision, and capacity to solve complex problems, create effective solutions, and create transformative change. Our job is to pull out that wisdom, bring about collective analysis, help create action plans, and reflective practices. The consistent use of the Popular Education Spiral keeps us grounded in this value.
We strive to uncover, speak-to, and address the multiple oppressions that undermine the beauty, health, and well-being of all people and communities.
We work to build long-standing and equal-power partnerships with our clients—creating the trust and mutually supportive relationship needed to do difficult and messy work together.
Our results-based approach means that we start with the end in mind to ensure our work and the work of our clients are focused on clear outcomes. This approach leads to a more efficient use of resources, and ultimately a greater return on everyone’s investment of time, energy, and money.
We honor and learn from the work before us while working to strengthen and sustain the change infrastructure that will continue the work over long after us. We believe in opening doors and supporting young leaders to ensure that the work of creating more just and equitable rural communities endures over the long haul.
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