Mary L. Affee

Date of Award

Summer 2020

Document Type

Consultancy Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Committee Chair

Dr. Jeffrey Hamilton


Organizational designs, structures, and leadership are major factors that can impact an organization’s performance, profit, market sustainability, and how people work together in organizations. The purpose of this project was to develop a brand-new business that considers the development and all phases of a new business. This ongoing project has been experimental in community collaboratives, leadership development, client recruitment, employee and contractor onboarding, and financial structures and profit margins. Exploration and examination of the project initiative provided multiple opportunities for the owner to develop and strengthen in areas of leadership, organizational design development, marketing development and management, and employee/contractor management. Although most companies statistically struggle in the early stages of development, more specifically financially, this project met and exceeded the projected financial goals.

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