"Gordon is known in the community as an individual of integrity and high ethical standards. With a strong business mind, he presents a tangible vision of success that people can embrace. Gordon is excellent at clearly presenting and articulating business goals and objectives. He is a respected leader and has the ability to bring teams together to reach defined goals and drive results. Communication is one of Gordon’s greatest strengths, and he connects well with people." | David Van Dyke, Sr. Financial Advisor - Redding, CA

"Gordon is known in the community as an individual of integrity and high ethical standards. With a strong business mind, he presents a tangible vision of success that people can embrace. Gordon is excellent at clearly presenting and articulating business goals and objectives. He is a respected leader and has the ability to bring teams together to reach defined goals and drive results. Communication is one of Gordon’s greatest strengths, and he connects well with people." | David Van Dyke, Sr. Financial Advisor - Redding, CA

"Gordon Flinn from GoForth Consulting led our team through a very comprehensive strategic planning process in a limited amount of time.  He was positive, flexible, and sensitive to the group dynamic, focused on the task at hand, and took the time to understand our business. The process was professional and provided good value." Donnell Ewert, MPH - Health and Human Services Agency Director

"Gordon Flinn from GoForth Consulting led our team through a very comprehensive strategic planning process in a limited amount of time.  He was positive, flexible, and sensitive to the group dynamic, focused on the task at hand, and took the time to understand our business. The process was professional and provided good value." Donnell Ewert, MPH - Health and Human Services Agency Director

"Gordon Flinn is an experienced, accomplished professional, having been in an executive role for many years and experiencing the ups and downs of leadership first hand. Gordon is a man of impeccable character and integrity, you can count on him to deliver on what he says he will deliver. Whether in the areas of resource development, non-profit board governance or organizational leadership, Gordon has the experience, training and talent to provide great counsel". | Brad Williams, Former Executive Vice President, Simpson University

"Gordon Flinn is an experienced, accomplished professional, having been in an executive role for many years and experiencing the ups and downs of leadership first hand. Gordon is a man of impeccable character and integrity, you can count on him to deliver on what he says he will deliver. Whether in the areas of resource development, non-profit board governance or organizational leadership, Gordon has the experience, training and talent to provide great counsel". | Brad Williams, Former Executive Vice President, Simpson University

“Gordon never ceases to impress me with his ability to contextualize and simplify complex business matters quickly, even when discussing a market which is new to him.  I usually walk away from a conversation with Gordon with a new insight and highly recommend his services to anyone looking to improve their organization.” | Ryan Cuenca, President/CEO, LifeHelp  

“Gordon never ceases to impress me with his ability to contextualize and simplify complex business matters quickly, even when discussing a market which is new to him.  I usually walk away from a conversation with Gordon with a new insight and highly recommend his services to anyone looking to improve their organization.” | Ryan Cuenca, President/CEO, LifeHelp

 

“Gordon’s experience, skill, and humor inspired our leadership team to create a unified vision for our agency!" Cathy Wyatt, LCSW, Executive Director

“Gordon’s experience, skill, and humor inspired our leadership team to create a unified vision for our agency!"

Cathy Wyatt, LCSW, Executive Director

"Gordon was a thoughtful and responsive facilitator for a recent Women's Fund event with 30 community leaders. He took time to understand our objectives for the event and made well-placed suggestions to ensure a successful event. Great follow-through and a pleasure to work with."  Rachel Hatch, Women's Fund Education Committee Event Chair  


"Gordon was a thoughtful and responsive facilitator for a recent Women's Fund event with 30 community leaders. He took time to understand our objectives for the event and made well-placed suggestions to ensure a successful event. Great follow-through and a pleasure to work with." 

Rachel Hatch, Women's Fund Education Committee Event Chair
 

"I am extraordinarily impressed with the professionalism, expertise, and innovation from Gordon Flinn. Regardless of the size, type of project, organizational complexity or the timeline, he delivers sustainable solutions. I highly recommend connecting with Gordon to grow your organization, while increasing value." | Roger Janis, Retired Banker, Past Chairman, Redding Chamber of Commerce


"I am extraordinarily impressed with the professionalism, expertise, and innovation from Gordon Flinn. Regardless of the size, type of project, organizational complexity or the timeline, he delivers sustainable solutions. I highly recommend connecting with Gordon to grow your organization, while increasing value." | Roger Janis, Retired Banker, Past Chairman, Redding Chamber of Commerce

"Gordon is a leader's leader, someone who builds almost instant trust and can bring teams together and help leader's reach new heights.  We engaged GoForth Consulting at Apex to help us clarify our vision during a particularly transformational season of our growth as a company and to help unify a leadership team that was highly functional as individuals, but not functioning well as a team.  Gordon brought our team together, helped us unify around a clear vision and mission, and helped us accomplish over the course of a weekend and a few follow up sessions what would have taken us years otherwise." Scott Putnam, President/CEO  

"Gordon is a leader's leader, someone who builds almost instant trust and can bring teams together and help leader's reach new heights.  We engaged GoForth Consulting at Apex to help us clarify our vision during a particularly transformational season of our growth as a company and to help unify a leadership team that was highly functional as individuals, but not functioning well as a team.  Gordon brought our team together, helped us unify around a clear vision and mission, and helped us accomplish over the course of a weekend and a few follow up sessions what would have taken us years otherwise."

Scott Putnam, President/CEO

 

“The most effective leaders are servant leaders. Individuals who focus on the needs of others with the heart to partner with them to discover their "Why" and provide customized leadership development that supports their why. Gordon Flinn "IS" a servant leader. His career path includes successful leadership experience, across multiple industries. His business skill set and leadership are enhanced by his high emotional intelligence. Gordon has my highest recommendation for any individual or organization that is in the market for leadership training.” | Gina Bullis, CSBA, Assistant Superintendent, Othello School District (WA)


“The most effective leaders are servant leaders. Individuals who focus on the needs of others with the heart to partner with them to discover their "Why" and provide customized leadership development that supports their why. Gordon Flinn "IS" a servant leader. His career path includes successful leadership experience, across multiple industries. His business skill set and leadership are enhanced by his high emotional intelligence. Gordon has my highest recommendation for any individual or organization that is in the market for leadership training.” | Gina Bullis, CSBA, Assistant Superintendent, Othello School District (WA)

"Emotional intelligence: beyond the business drivers, Gordon a keen sense of what motivates others to get something done. I’m a firm believer that 98% of decision making is emotional despite what people think or say. Gordon naturally understands and communicates what is going on in the heads and hearts of the people at the table.  More importantly, he mobilizes the human capital and other resources to create win/win solutions." | Scott Lomas, Vice President of University Partnerships, Keypath Education - Portland, OR


"Emotional intelligence: beyond the business drivers, Gordon a keen sense of what motivates others to get something done. I’m a firm believer that 98% of decision making is emotional despite what people think or say. Gordon naturally understands and communicates what is going on in the heads and hearts of the people at the table.  More importantly, he mobilizes the human capital and other resources to create win/win solutions." | Scott Lomas, Vice President of University Partnerships, Keypath Education - Portland, OR

"Gordon is a visionary leader, who inspires others through innovative and strategic thinking, creative problem solving, excellent communication and strong team building. He has a passion for big picture solutions that last." | Tonya Moore, Director, Child Support Services for Tehama County - Red Bluff, CA

"Gordon is a visionary leader, who inspires others through innovative and strategic thinking, creative problem solving, excellent communication and strong team building. He has a passion for big picture solutions that last." | Tonya Moore, Director, Child Support Services for Tehama County - Red Bluff, CA

“My experience is that Gordon is genuinely intentional in exploring and delivering results for organizations and individuals seeking purposeful growth. Gordon’s prowess as a coach is evidenced by his legacy of lives touched resulting in dreams realized.” | Suzanne Birch, Vice President/Marketing Director, Cornerstone Bank  

“My experience is that Gordon is genuinely intentional in exploring and delivering results for organizations and individuals seeking purposeful growth. Gordon’s prowess as a coach is evidenced by his legacy of lives touched resulting in dreams realized.” | Suzanne Birch, Vice President/Marketing Director, Cornerstone Bank

 

"Gordon has the ability to look at the "bigger picture" and incrementally set the stepping stones in place to arrive at the destination. His contagious personality draws people together for a common purpose and then inspires them with beliefs and convictions that nurture movement in the intended direction. Knowing full well that buy in and ownership are critical to the overall mission and effectiveness of any organization." | Patty Taylor, ASPIRE Dean, Retired

"Gordon has the ability to look at the "bigger picture" and incrementally set the stepping stones in place to arrive at the destination. His contagious personality draws people together for a common purpose and then inspires them with beliefs and convictions that nurture movement in the intended direction. Knowing full well that buy in and ownership are critical to the overall mission and effectiveness of any organization." | Patty Taylor, ASPIRE Dean, Retired

"I have worked with Gordon in varying capacities spanning decades of time. His organizational skills go far beyond traditional levels as they are continually infused with larger picture visions. Sessions with Gordon are marked with “razor” quickness and recall. However, the most relevant aspects are the sense of humanity and integrity". | Henry Cuenca, Founder and Chairman of the Board, LifeHelp  

"I have worked with Gordon in varying capacities spanning decades of time. His organizational skills go far beyond traditional levels as they are continually infused with larger picture visions. Sessions with Gordon are marked with “razor” quickness and recall. However, the most relevant aspects are the sense of humanity and integrity". | Henry Cuenca, Founder and Chairman of the Board, LifeHelp

 

"My father often shared Lee Iaccoa's advice to "surround yourself with upbeat people". Subscribing to that counsel has been meaningful in my personal and professional life. Gordon is one of those upbeat people. He has the unique ability to tap into strengths that you didn't know you carried and devotes himself to help develop those strengths to their full potential.  One conversation can make a difference." | Courtney McElvain, MBA, Investment Advisor, 2016 Chamber Board Chair [Elect]  


"My father often shared Lee Iaccoa's advice to "surround yourself with upbeat people". Subscribing to that counsel has been meaningful in my personal and professional life. Gordon is one of those upbeat people. He has the unique ability to tap into strengths that you didn't know you carried and devotes himself to help develop those strengths to their full potential.  One conversation can make a difference." | Courtney McElvain, MBA, Investment Advisor, 2016 Chamber Board Chair [Elect]

 

"I am truly thankful for Gordon's wisdom, direction and coaching of both myself and my leadership team.  I would highly recommend Gordon Flinn and GoForth Consulting to any organization looking to achieve better results, unify a team, or develop a meaningful strategic plan." Scott Putnam, President/CEO    

"I am truly thankful for Gordon's wisdom, direction and coaching of both myself and my leadership team.  I would highly recommend Gordon Flinn and GoForth Consulting to any organization looking to achieve better results, unify a team, or develop a meaningful strategic plan."

Scott Putnam, President/CEO

 

 

"The elders at Neighborhood Church of Anderson/Cottonwood were looking for someone outside our congregation to helps us see beyond our “blind spots” in a way that could help us get “unstuck" on several major issues. Gordon graciously accepted our challenge and immediately began investigating who we were as a church. We were so impressed with the work he did well beyond the scope we hired him for. Gordon was a great asset in helping us focus on the right priorities and therefore, give the appropriate time and resources to prevent being “stuck”. We are thankful how God used Gordon to indirectly serve His church." Doug Deese for the elders of NCACT  


"The elders at Neighborhood Church of Anderson/Cottonwood were looking for someone outside our congregation to helps us see beyond our “blind spots” in a way that could help us get “unstuck" on several major issues. Gordon graciously accepted our challenge and immediately began investigating who we were as a church. We were so impressed with the work he did well beyond the scope we hired him for. Gordon was a great asset in helping us focus on the right priorities and therefore, give the appropriate time and resources to prevent being “stuck”. We are thankful how God used Gordon to indirectly serve His church."
Doug Deese for the elders of NCACT
 

"I had the pleasure of working with Gordon simultaneously on two Strategic Plans.  Gordon shepherded both non-profit organizations through the process smoothly.  He has a unique way of managing the process that allows collaboration and open sharing of ideas – while still moving forward to successfully complete the plan on a timely basis.   I highly recommend Gordon to assist in development and implementation of a Strategic Plan." Keith Hunting, Partner  

"I had the pleasure of working with Gordon simultaneously on two Strategic Plans.  Gordon shepherded both non-profit organizations through the process smoothly.  He has a unique way of managing the process that allows collaboration and open sharing of ideas – while still moving forward to successfully complete the plan on a timely basis.   I highly recommend Gordon to assist in development and implementation of a Strategic Plan."

Keith Hunting, Partner

 

"Gordon was very helpful in assisting SHN with developing our internal leadership training program.  He worked with us to understand our company culture before developing and delivering our training program".   Mike Foget, PE, LEED AP, Civil Engineering Principal  

"Gordon was very helpful in assisting SHN with developing our internal leadership training program.  He worked with us to understand our company culture before developing and delivering our training program".  

Mike Foget, PE, LEED AP, Civil Engineering Principal

 

  “Gordon is an inspiring leader who has a passion for sharing with others and helping them excel. He is committed to bring out the best in others as well as in himself. I benefited greatly from serving with Gordon on the Redding Chamber of Commerce board where he made me feel valued and an important part of the team.” | Nicki Crandall

 

“Gordon is an inspiring leader who has a passion for sharing with others and helping them excel. He is committed to bring out the best in others as well as in himself. I benefited greatly from serving with Gordon on the Redding Chamber of Commerce board where he made me feel valued and an important part of the team.” | Nicki Crandall

"Gordon is a man of many talents, is exceptionally knowledgeable, has the highest integrity, and is also funny and kind.  He contracted with One SAFE Place during a time of huge transition.  We needed guidance to sort out new directions, philosophies and procedures as we moved into the new Sierra Center.  I knew I made the right decision when, on his first day after a two hour meeting, he offered to join me at an eventin which I was to receive canned food from a drive organized by the teachers at Turtle Bay School.  Gordon sat patiently with me through a long meeting, suggested words that I might use when saying thanks, took photos and even offered to carry the cans out to my car. All of this was “off the clock”.   From that day on, I trusted his intentions, experience and heart.  Eventually, his role expanded to include consulting on fund raising, agency policies, personnel, finance and education.  We have a friendship that will last beyond time invested working together."                            Jean King, Executive Director Emeritus

"Gordon is a man of many talents, is exceptionally knowledgeable, has the highest integrity, and is also funny and kind.  He contracted with One SAFE Place during a time of huge transition.  We needed guidance to sort out new directions, philosophies and procedures as we moved into the new Sierra Center.  I knew I made the right decision when, on his first day after a two hour meeting, he offered to join me at an eventin which I was to receive canned food from a drive organized by the teachers at Turtle Bay School.  Gordon sat patiently with me through a long meeting, suggested words that I might use when saying thanks, took photos and even offered to carry the cans out to my car. All of this was “off the clock”.   From that day on, I trusted his intentions, experience and heart.  Eventually, his role expanded to include consulting on fund raising, agency policies, personnel, finance and education.  We have a friendship that will last beyond time invested working together."                            Jean King, Executive Director Emeritus

Gordon worked closely with us to develop strategies that place high value on achieving our short term goals while also positioning for the long term. Ken White, Former Director of Development

Gordon worked closely with us to develop strategies that place high value on achieving our short term goals while also positioning for the long term. Ken White, Former Director of Development

I've had the privilege of working with Gordon in client services and major donor development for universities. Gordon a high caliber professional who grasps the culture of Christian higher education. He's relationally savvy, competent, systematic, and diligent in his service and is a delight to work with. I've enthusiastically recommended Gordon and his services to others and will continue to do so. Ron Forseth, Vice President for Development

I've had the privilege of working with Gordon in client services and major donor development for universities. Gordon a high caliber professional who grasps the culture of Christian higher education. He's relationally savvy, competent, systematic, and diligent in his service and is a delight to work with. I've enthusiastically recommended Gordon and his services to others and will continue to do so. Ron Forseth, Vice President for Development

Gordon’s delivery was engaging and inspiring. The step-by-step Strengths Finder development seminar he led our team through has resulted in greater confidence, connectivity and productivity. We highly recommend GoForth Consulting!” Heather Tremblay, Community Development, Redding L.I.F.E.

Gordon’s delivery was engaging and inspiring. The step-by-step Strengths Finder development seminar he led our team through has resulted in greater confidence, connectivity and productivity. We highly recommend GoForth Consulting!” Heather Tremblay, Community Development, Redding L.I.F.E.

Gordon is a valuable partner in advancing the Association of Gospel Mission’s Ripple Effect initiative to strengthen rescue missions by strengthening their governing boards.   He is an effective coach who advocates effectively for the missions he coaches.  Gordon thinks well about their needs and goes above and beyond what is expected in his service to them.    Reid Lehman, Coaching Facilitator (Ripple Effect)

Gordon is a valuable partner in advancing the Association of Gospel Mission’s Ripple Effect initiative to strengthen rescue missions by strengthening their governing boards.   He is an effective coach who advocates effectively for the missions he coaches.  Gordon thinks well about their needs and goes above and beyond what is expected in his service to them.   

Reid Lehman, Coaching Facilitator (Ripple Effect)