Rhonda Morton

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I founded Savannah Consulting to work with people who want to change the trajectory of their lives, their workplaces, and the world.

My journey

Throughout my life, I’ve made ideas manifest. I’ve created businesses, engineered solutions to societal problems, directed improvisational performance ensembles, published three books, and raised two children into adulthood. I'm honored to be "Grandma" to three wonderful human beings.

For the first 25 years of my career, I led Rhonda Morton Communications, writing for Fortune 100 companies, advertising agencies, and non-profits. I gained an insider’s view of countless teams focused on sales, marketing, employee communications, technology and product development, and change management. I’ve toured factory floors, lived inside the pressure cooker of product releases, and witnessed the good, the bad, and the ugly of leadership and team performance. I know, firsthand, that conscious leadership is crucial to organizational success, and to create a world that works for everyone.

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Today, I weave together my entrepreneurial and improvisational experience, insider view of business operations, and expertise in the neurobiology of change to open up a 360-degree horizon of possibility for individuals, teams, and groups of women leaders.

How I work

As an empathic embodied brain-science specialist, I coach smart people to leverage the plasticity of their brains and nervous systems to make truly life-transforming change in areas they thought were stuck forever. Led by deep listening and intuition, and armed with neuroscience, I guide people to discover ingrained patterns that aren't serving them and then teach them simple techniques to create new neural pathways to literally transform themselves at the cellular level.

With the capacity to improvise in the moment, to face obstacles with curiosity and fearlessness, and to design just the right exercise to achieve the desired result, I am adept at taking teams far past their expectations. My transformation strategies are custom-designed, people-centered, and focused on getting real work done.

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I am certified to coach individuals, facilitate teams and design programs based on the FEBI (Focus Energy Balance Indicator, the only validated psychometric assessment that links body, mind and behaviors). From 2017 – 2018, I completed all three levels of training from the Institute for Zen Leadership.

In 2017, Savannah Consulting became an NYS-certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise, and in 2019, became a certified B Corporation. That same year, my company was honored as "Best for the World – Community."  I am committed to the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit—treating my company’s social and environmental impact as a primary measure of success.  And I’m an accredited external coach for Danone, the largest B Corp in the world.

Paying it forward

Savannah Consulting is a "designed to give" business. I donate at least five percent of my revenues and provide at least five percent of my time pro bono. My Possibility Applied Fund is a donor-advised fund managed through the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes. Through it, I support world-changing entrepreneurs, artists and activists.

Possibility Applied Fund

Possibility Applied Fund: Graphic showcasing 5 steps. Step 1: Who. Artists, activists, entrepreneurs within 60 miles of corning. Step 2: Using. Creativity, innovation, boldness, collaboration. Step 3: To Do. Projects, new products, new businesses, research / study retreats. Step 4: Supported With. Coaching, expertise / resources, studio / retreat space, travel assistance, grant money. Step 5: Enabling. Personal, community or global transformation.


I Have a Dream

In Simon Sinek’s TED Talk, he posits that people don’t care WHAT you do, or HOW you do it, but rather WHY you do it. He points out that Martin Luther King Jr didn’t say, “I have a plan!” He said, “I have a dream!”  It took vulnerability and courage to share such an outlandish vision of…
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