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MacDonald Boyd and Associates


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For 40+ years, Steve Boyd of MacDonald Boyd and Associates provides a range of customized organizational and leadership development services plus coaching for 400+ businesses, government, not-for-profits and schools.  Steve has extensive experience working complex issues with university, college and private school leadership and boards. We help you meet your goals by offering our:

  • Assessment, skills, expertise, insights, and guidance
  • Attention and commitment to delivering outcomes on time and on budget
  • Enthusiasm for high achievement and the common good
  • Respect for strict client confidentiality
  • Plus, we’re nice people who like to make our work creative, lively, and fun


  • Developing High Performing Teams & Cultures of Trust
  • Adaptive Leadership Coaching & Development
  • Organizational Governance & Board Development
  • Strategic Planning & leading Change
  • Leadership Team and Staff Retreats
  • Executive Performance Planning and Review
  • Conflict Interventions and Mediation


  • Steve worked with Seattle University President Steve Sundborg, SJ and SU Cabinet for over 15 years including design and facilitation of annual Cabinet Retreat, SU Board of Trustee and extensive work with the School of Arts and Sciences.
  • Cornish College of the Arts work with President Raymond Tymas-Jones, Cornish College cabinet and Board of Trustees
  • University of Puget Sound President Isiaah Crawford and UPS Cabinet
  • University of Washington School of Nursing: culture assessment, strategic planning, and change implementation.
  • Engagement of individuals as the critical resources in organizations to do the real work of achieving the goals, supporting the growth and sustaining the changes


  • ASUW President & first student member of UW Regents
  • MEd., Educational Psychology from UW
  • Organization Systems Renewal certificate with OD founder, Gordon Lippitt
  • Fellow, Harvard Center for International Affairs (1982-84)
  • Founder & President of the Washington Leadership Institute and the Governors’ School for Citizen Leadership (1985-94)


  • Seattle University President, Cabinet and Trustees
  • University of Puget Sound President and Cabinet
  • Cornish College of the Arts President, Cabinet and Trustees
  • UW School of Nursing
  • Lakeside School
  • Hillel Foundation, University of Washington
  • UW Evans School of Public Affairs and Business School
  • City of Seattle, Mayor’s Office
  • King County Executive Office
  • Washington State Governor’s Office
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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