Hayim is passionate about helping organizations deepen and broaden their impact for good in the world. Established congregations and organizations have challenges of adapting to new ways of leading, decision-making, engaging volunteers, and innovating in a socially networked world. Emerging congregations and organizations have to think about how to scale for sustainability, while maintaining their entrepreneurial culture. Hayim has led both kinds of organizations, and can support them with resources, organizational tools and insights to achieve success.
Hayim's background and experience is unique among organizational consultants. He is the only rabbi in North America who also holds a doctorate in business. As a researcher and author, he understands that yesterday's best practices will not serve today's organizations. He draws upon original research and current scholarly literature to enable organizations to reposition themselves for ongoing impact. He uses organizational tools that are aligned with today’s needs for speed, foresight and results. Most importantly, Hayim takes the time first to understand clients’ needs and then designs a process that fits with their culture.
Hayim consulted with a federation on its strategic plan. The community was able to involve over 120 people and still complete its plan in less than one year. An established congregation that had emerged from difficulties contacted Hayim for help in planning for a renewed future. Working with congregational leaders, he was able to design a process that led to “S.M.A.R.T objectives” and an implementation plan for achieving them. Hayim conducted a multi-year evaluation for a fellowship in entrepreneurship for a rabbinical school, and provided training for a congregation in how to better assess program impact and then use feedback for improvement. Congregations and organizations regularly ask Hayim to offer leadership development webinars, enabling them to benefit from practical learning while minimizing costs. Hayim uses a project-based approach to coach senior professionals and rabbis, individually and in teams. As a co-founder of a multiple year, Slingshot award-winning organization, a lead Covenant Foundation Signature grant writer and recipient, and creator of the national Shabbat Synaplex™ Initiative, Hayim is a proven entrepreneur and change leader who will help your organization find its way to a more inspirational future.