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MacDonald Boyd and Associates


macdonald boyd consultingMacDonald Boyd and Associates provides a range of customized organizational development, planning, training and coaching services for businesses, government, not-for-profits and schools. We help you meet your goals by offering our:

  • Skills, expertise, knowledge, observations, ideas, 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



  • Strategic Planning
  • Leadership Team and Staff Retreats
  • Training Design and Facilitation
  • Developing High Performing Teams and Trust
  • Executive Performance Planning and Review
  • Leadership Development and Coaching
  • Designing Organizational Structures
  • Conflict Interventions and Mediation
  • Organizational Governance and Board Development
  • Planning, Managing, and Implementing Change


  • University of Washington School of Nursing: culture assessment, strategic planning, and change implementation.
  • Steve has worked with Seattle University for over 12 years including design and facilitation for the annual Cabinet Retreat and work with the School of Arts and Sciences.
  • Over 30 years of consulting with hundreds of public and private sector organizations.
  • Commitment to and honed expertise with a menu of collaborative, values-driven, system-focused approaches
  • 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


  • Masters in Educational Psychology from UW
  • Certification on Organization Systems Renewal
  • Fellow at Harvard’s Center for International Affairs (1982-84)
  • Founder and President of the Washington Leadership Institute and the Governors’ School for Citizen Leadership (1985-94)


  • UW School of Nursing
  • Seattle University
  • Lakeside School
  • Philanthropy Northwest
  • Antioch University
  • Hillel at UW
  • UW Evans School of Public Affairs
  • City of Seattle
  • City of Shoreline
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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