Forrest Street Consulting specializes in providing interim leadership for organizations in transition, executes and manages special projects, and helps introduce professionals with diverse backgrounds and their families into the Greater Columbus community.

We accomplish this with a suite of services, curated with tools for leadership and growth that can help leaders blaze a clear path to success.

Leadership Development

Through individual and small group coaching, training, and speaking engagements, we share our knowledge of leadership development to foster growth within individuals and organizations. Our immersive programming includes:

  • Mastermind Groups
  • DiSC® Personality Assessment
  • One-on-One and Small Group Coaching
  • Workshops and Training Programs
  • Retreats
  • Keynote Speaking
  • Panel Discussions
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Interim Leadership

When an organization is in leadership transition, the search for a replacement requires a board’s focus and attention.

From “keeping the lights on” to completing a full organizational assessment of people and programs, Forrest Street Consulting provides interim leadership that allows an organization the time it needs to focus on its future, by being present.

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Special Projects

With over 25 years of demonstrated, impactful success in the areas of community engagement, public relations, government affairs, grant making, community development, Forrest Street Consulting supports its clients’ special projects and initiatives with a wealth of experience from the public, private, nonprofit, and education sectors.

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civic & social onboarding

We believe newly recruited talent and their families require specialized, consistent support to ensure their fulfillment, success and longevity.

A customized integration into the Columbus/Central Ohio community for African American professionals and their families ay include the following menu of services:

  • Introductions to your new community
  • Invitations to curated social gatherings
  • Tours of Columbus neighborhoods
  • Referrals to resources for education, childcare, worship, and wellness.
  • Advice on civic participation, board service, and community engagement
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Our Impact

On a scale of 1 to 5, our clients routinely rate their experience a 4 or 5 (exceeded or highly exceeded expectations), and would highly recommend Forrest Street Consulting to others.

“Dawn was one of the first people I met when I relocated to Columbus. She immediately made me feel welcome and introduced me to people who I now call my friends. She is a treasure to our community and to me.”

-Charles Hillman, President and CEO, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority

“I didn’t know what to expect and got way more out of it than anticipated…it was the perfect thing for me at the perfect time. I liked the structure of having to read and reflect and apply it to my own growth plan.”

“Dawn Tyler Lee is the definition of a professional, but she is also kind and selfless. She has a proven ability to connect with others , a gift she graciously shared after meeting for the first time ever.  We instantly sparked a bond and friendship. She’s amazing!”

-Andrew Kinsey, Anchor, WBNS10-TV

“I thoroughly enjoyed creating the personal growth plan. This allowed me to set tangible and obtainable goals. This gave me the opportunity to take something away from the class and share it with my accountability partners.”

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