People

The success of an enterprise is explained less by its structure, process, values, or visions than it is by its people. In our case we have two lead persons and a set of very helpful clients that have helped us refine our work through using it.

Lead Persons

Your guides for effectively using the tools and templates of Results 1st are Hal Williams, Creator, and Robyn Faucy-Washington, Senior Guide. We use the term “guide” to differentiate ourselves from the typical understanding of the word “consultant.” Three distinctions:

  • Guiding is toward a destination.   You need a guide not to travel but to get somewhere—whether it is mountain top, a creel full of fresh trout, or a specific accomplishment for an organization.  
  • Guides know things that will help. Guides have been there and offer possibilities new to the group. They are distinct from many facilitators and consultants who help groups clarify and use what they already know.
  • Guides provide right-sized provisions.  Many organizations set forth on program voyages loaded with murky baggage of evaluation and outcome terminology. They have packed too much to sustain the pace. Guides are lean on provisions.
Hal Williams, Creator, has been a Results First guide for decades leading nonprofits, governments, and private industry clients to enhance impact by designing plans and actions based on the desired results.

Hal’s work ensures that individuals and organizations are inspired and knowledgable enough to be moved into action, creating verifiable results that better the human condition based on each location and initiative’s unique situation. Hal’s clients for increasing and verifying results include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, American Express, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, the Duke Endowment, and the Annie E. Casey Humana, Prudential, Starwood Hotels, and Verizon Foundations. His government clients include mayors and city managers in such cities as Albany, New York, Grand Rapids Michigan, and Seattle, Washington. He has worked with governors of Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, and West Virginia.  

Much of Hal’s career focused on creating and leading The Rensselaerville Institute (TRI). The Institute is an internationally respected educational center known as “The Think Tank with Muddy Boots.” Its nationwide community self-help projects have been featured on such programs as CBS and NBC nightly news and Sunday Morning.  Newspaper features include the New York Times, Parade Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal.

He is lead author of Outcome Funding: a New Approach to Targeted Grantmaking. Now in its 4th edition, the book is widely used in the US and the UK as a framework for allocating and spending money to improve human lives and conditions. Hal has served as lead consultant to a U.S. Presidential Commission.

 Work with Hal to create a target and produce results. As one of Hal’s favorite quotes goes, “You’ll never leave where you are until you decide where you would rather be,” Dexter Yager. Join Hal in a Results 1st Journey.

Contact Hal at hal@results1st.org


Robyn Faucy-Washington, Senior Consultant

Robyn Faucy-Washington guides non-profit and for-profit organizations to achieve aggressive and transformative results. Her specialties are revenue development, culture-shifting, marketing and defining, tracking, and verifying results. She doubled the annual income of two organizations.

Robyn has held leadership roles with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Sylvan Learning Centers, and the American Cancer Society. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s, in Sarasota, Florida, where in four years she increased both income and participant engagement by over 100%.

In 2018, Robyn created the Parkinson’s Expo, the largest event of its kind in the nation. Over 1,400 participants attend and get actionable education and resources.

Robyn has been featured in Style Magazine and recognized as an Amazing Suncoast Woman by ABC7. She is currently the Chairperson of AIRPO—the Alliance for Independent and Regional Parkinson’s
Organizations . She earned an undergrad degree in social sciences and a master’s degree in management with a concentration in leadership and organizational effectiveness.

Robyn attributes her relentless determination to help groups to succeed to her upbringing. Neither of her parents graduated from high school, and she has lived the circumstances that participants in many nonprofit organizations face.

Contact Robyn at robyn@results1st.org


Clients

Persons and groups helped are integrally involved in the products we shape and offer. Here are some examples of persons who have played that role over time. Two quick examples:

  1. With Al Browne we pioneered some ways to verify use of a major educational platform well beyond page views and downloads.
  2. With Arthur Dade, we explored with staff how to use common observations as a way to go deep. In the case of his group, we started with the word used by his social workers: stuck. So, what do you see and hear when a person is stuck? And unstuck?
  3. With Jesse White we forged the Appalachian Community Learning Project that brought real time change to isolated very low-income settlements. Projects were based on sparkplugs—local residents with the itch and skills to act.

Foundation leaders
Mike Bailin, CEO, the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
Susie Bowie, CEO Manatee (FL) Community Foundation
Albert Browne, Program Director, The Verizon Foundation
Bob Giloth, Executive Vice President, the Duke Endowment
Walter Woods, CEO, The Humana Foundation

Government leaders:
Cheri Coryea, County Administrator, Manatee County FL
Kurt Kimball, City Manager, Grand Rapids, MI
Donald Schaefter, Governor of Maryland
Ross O. Swimmer, Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior
Jesse L White Federal Co-Chair, The Appalachian Regional Commission

Nonprofit leaders:
Anne Le Anne LeBaron Heller (CEO Take Stock in Children)
Arthur Dade Senior Vice President, Edgewood-Brooklyn, Washington DC
Richard Heitler, Director of Training LISC
Arthur Webb, CEO, Village Services, New York City
Corporations:
Victor J. Riley, CEO Key Corp
Robert Higgins, CEO Transworld Entertainment
Barbara Pilliod, Product Director, General Electric
Mike Marvin, CEO MAP Info.
Mark Chudzicki, CEO,

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