In 2014 we started working with Wholesome Wave, an organization dedicated to getting more fresh, local fruits and vegetables to the people who need them. Being the organizational-development nerds we are, Wholesome Wave stands out among our clients for its extra-heavy dose of something that NGOs value highly: Passion.
No one in the organization embodies that passion better than Wholesome Wave’s CEO, Michel Nischan. Not all of our clients start meetings with hugs. Michel does. He believes that when you are on the team — in our case, helping the organization develop its first strategic plan — you are both part of the solution, and family.
We are not suggesting that all our clients start hugging. Not at all. A passion-check, however, would not be a bad idea. Are you as excited about what you are doing as you were when you started? If not, what can you do to inject passion into yourself and your organization?
Last night, the James Beard Foundation awarded Michel the Humanitarian of the Year Award. Curious about what Wholesome Wave is doing to fix America’s food imbalance, and why Michel won the award? This short video will answer both your questions. For more detail, you can go straight to the Wholesome Wave website.
And Michel, congratulations. We are sending you a hug.