WHO WE ARE
WHY BUFFALO CREEK CONSULTING?
Buffalo Creek runs through my front yard. I have been to its headwaters and I know where it combines with Prickly Pear Creek and eventually dumps into the Missouri River. The course of the creek has, much like organizations do, rapids where the waters are tumultuous and froth with energy, rapid shifts and commotion. There are eddies where the water swirls, catching floating bits and causing them to expend tremendous effort to escape – if they even can. And then, there is the steady flow sometimes more quickly, sometimes slowly but always with a forward motion that is soothing yet moving, contributing to the larger plan. For me this is the perfect metaphor for more than 30 years of working with organizations, large and small, private, public, and not-for-profit. There are times of change, flurry, and turmoil, times when there is a lot of activity without any result, and times when the organization hits its stride and flow.
Everything we do is grounded in our core values and defines how we work with our clients.
WE LEAD BY EXAMPLE
We lead by example: We exhibit behaviors that exemplify what we expect of others and our respect people of who they are, what they know, and their experiences
WE WORK TOGETHER
We work together: We create partnerships with our clients and create strong and successful working relationships
WE SEEK FACTS & INSIGHT
We seek the facts and provide insight: We challenge assumptions and pursue facts, provide independent analysis and form actionable recommendations
WE COMMUNICATE FREELY
We communicate freely: We respond promptly; we share information and insights freely and constructively
WE MEASURE BY YOUR SUCCESS
We measure our success by your success: We constantly strive to deliver impactful and sustainable results for our clients
At every spot in the creek there is an opportunity to test the waters and
guide those who ride both the rapids and the steady current
MARTHA KESLER, MSOD
Founder and Principal Consultant
Martha is a life-long learner and practitioner of Organization Development driven by her passion to help her clients deliver sustainable results. Known as a superior systems thinker, Martha has a unique ability to rapidly grasp complex ideas and identify critical interdependencies and linkages within and across organizational boundaries. For more than 30 years, she has provided objective assessments, recommendations and delivery of results-yielding interventions significantly contributing to individual and organizational excellence.
Martha holds a Master of Science in Organization Development from the prestigious American University /NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science and a Masters in the Management of Change from The Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School. She holds numerous certifications and qualifications for a number of diagnostic instruments and is an experienced executive coach.
Martha is a long-standing member of and past Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Organization Development Network. She serves on the National Advisory Board for Big Hearts under the Big Sky, a philanthropic organization serving military service members, children with life threatening illnesses and their families.
In addition to our staff, we have a larger team of highly experienced partners who both supplement and complement our skills. We enhance our ability to meet client needs as they arise engaging our partners formally and informally. Our teaming partners include both individuals and companies who are knowledgeable of our approach, methodologies and commitment to excellence.