"These are the types of people we want to work with to change the world."

Dave Ward

President and CEO of the Tommy Nobis Center and GXG Client

Everyone needs wisdom, even nonprofits.


Advisory Boards

Direct Connections

Impact Coaching

Advisory Boards

GXG Advisory Boards bring senior leaders together with external operators in a series of meetings designed to pressure-test strategy and speed up execution of enterprise-wide transformations.

Direct Connections

GXG's Direct Connections program helps individual executives accelerate their growth initiatives by connecting them to external operators with the right combination of knowledge and experience.

Impact Coaching

Impact Coaching combines the assessments and action plans of traditional coaching with GXG's output-focused execution model to help senior leaders increase confidence and improve job performance.

Case Study: Tommy Nobis Center

How a NONPROFIT used an Advisory Board  to get UNSTUCK


12-million-dollar nonprofit that has provided education training and employment services to underserved individuals with disabilities for 44+ years.


They were relying almost entirely on a state agency for candidates and funding that were both steadily declining.


Entirely new fundraising model and immediate sale of asset to rapidly inject necessary capital, current programs restructured with four previously primary programs discontinued, and a major new program initiative was conceptualized with detailed development milestones and launched.

"This is good. First listen hard, ask tough questions. It's a lonely job. Always learn, always question. Leverage other people's thinking. Sharing experiences always helps."

Steve Preston

CEO of Goodwill Industries

"I love the GXG model. We are a business and a ministry. There's leverage there. I love getting like-minded people in the room together to solve problems."

Ron Blue

Founder and President of Ronald Blue Co.

"If only I had this model when I started with Halftime"

Dean Niewolny

GXG Principle, Chairman of the Board at Halftime after 12 years as Executive Director of Halftime

"These are the types of people we want to work with to change the world"

Dave Ward

President and CEO of the Tommy Nobis Center and GXG Client

Dean Niewolny

Principal of GXG Nonprofit Practice

Dean Niewolny spent 23 years in executive roles with three of Wall Street's largest financial firms, finishing his career in the financial sector as a market manager for Wells Fargo Advisors in Chicago, where he oversaw a $100mm market. While in Chicago, he and his wife, Lisa, traveled to Africa to attend to the abject needs of widows and orphans. This sparked a desire in him to understand how purpose, passion, and work can collide.

After continued study and contemplation, Dean decided to become the CEO of Halftime Institute in 2011, where he could help more people who, like him, wanted to expand their skills and work from a place of passion and purpose while making a significant difference. In 2021, after 11 years of faithful service, Dean stepped into the role of Chairman of the Board and Halftime Ambassador to expand his reach with this message he is most passionate about. He now speaks at events worldwide, equipping business leaders and corporate teams to pursue joy with impact, balance, and passion at work while living lives of significant value.

In addition to his role with The Halftime Institute Dean joined GXG Consulting Group in 2022. GXG is committed to solving traditional consulting's execution problem by curating intentional, focused conversations with expert operators who share the advantage of their knowledge and experience. These insights empower clients to activate the best-fit solution and demonstrate measurable success.

Out of Dean's 35 years of executive experience equipping Fortune 100 and 500 leaders and teams, he mastered a framework of leaders and teams that finish well. Using this framework, Dean walks teams and leaders through breaking down barriers and uniting with passion around a common vision.