Founder and Principal Consultant of Brim-Donahoe & Associates, LueRachelle has more than 30 years experience working in organization development and training in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Since 1988, she has designed customized, comprehensive training and education programs that focus on leadership, management, cultural competence, diversity, and social change. She is particularly effective in creating safe spaces to work one-on-one with executives, leaders, and staff to resolve interpersonal issues and enhance personal work performance. She helps organizations become culturally responsive, actively reflect their stated values and achieve their desired vision. She has spent time in 17 countries, thereby enhancing her ability to truly understand the struggle to become culturally responsive.
Prior to establishing Brim-Donahoe & Associates, LueRachelle was Director of Training and Development at the University of Washington for 15 years, where she was responsible for Organization Development, training, and other interventions for the 10,000 University of Washington staff.
LueRachelle is a 1986 graduate of Leadership Tomorrow and received its Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2004. Always enjoying her consulting and training practice, LueRachelle has found an even greater passion in her work with Cultural Reconnection Missions (CRM). She travels to Africa 1-2 times per year as a member of the Vision & Planning Team of CRM. This group has several joint venture service projects in Kenya, East Africa, including an orphanage, which was renamed for her mother because of LueRachelle’s work there. This is a further reflection of her commitment to living the approaches she encourages her clients to employ.
LueRachelle has partnered with her brother, Cecil Brim, in Brim-Donahoe & Associates since 1995. Their firm was selected as the Outstanding Female-Owned Consulting Firm by King County in 1990. Their virtual team includes many other consultants who have partnered for many years on large projects. For three years, their firm was the primary diversity consultant to The Boeing Company in designing and implementing its diversity process and providing diversity consulting, coaching and training to the Boeing leadership team, executives and 18,000 managers, supervisors, leads and union representatives. Some of their other multi-year work with executives and managers include Deloitte & Touche, AirTouch/Verizon, Simpson Paper, Microsoft, Washington Mutual Bank, IBM, Paccar, Guaranty Financial Services, the Space Needle, King County Housing Authority, many municipalities, colleges, universities, school systems and education service districts.
LueRachelle’s academic and professional qualifications include a B.A. degree in English from The University of Texas at Austin, an M.A. degree in Urban Education from the State University of New York, and an M. A. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She holds certificates of completion from the Dispute Resolution Center of Snohomish County and the Center for Work and the Human Spirit-Leadership Development Intensive.