Nicole de Beaufort


de Beaufort

Founder + President

EarlyWorks, LLC


Nicole is an architect of imagination. She designs blueprints for social change that transform the way people consider an issue or make decisions that affect the public good. She is relentlessly attracted to making a difference. Nicole is a seasoned strategist and facilitator, adept in using appreciative inquiry, design methods, systems thinking and other processes. Her body of work includes developing, nurturing and growing collaborative networks — here in Detroit and around the globe. She has facilitated meetings across the world, often times with people who had to fight hard to get on the same page. Her style is to be curious, focused, and accountable. Her gift is moving groups forward towards common goals so that together they can make the greatest change possible. A continuous improver and perpetual optimizer, Nicole has committed over 20 years to facilitating social change through broad experiences, recently including vice president of Excellent Schools Detroit, the director of communications at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the co-founder of Cadre, where she counseled foundations and social impact organizations on program planning and development.
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