David Norman has served organizations for 47 years both internal, in leadership, and external, as an advisor. His expertise in creating enduring, successful organizations with change-oriented leadership which adapts in volatile, changing business landscapes is a tremendous asset to realizing the vision of the Lost Province Center for the Cultural Arts (LPCCA). Norman holds two certifications: “Certified Management Consultant®(CMC®)”, from the Institute of Management Consultants, the only accrediting body requiring client references, evidence of successful engagements, and completion of an examination on ethical behavior and practices, and “Certified Business Manager (CBM),” from the Association of Professionals in Business Management, the only masters-level certification and the most integrated certification available for business professionals. Further, he has been recognized by his peers for his contributions, including the FIMC (Fellow award, one of only 58 so awarded to management consultants in US) and the Academic Fellow, an international award for contributions to university studies (first ever awarded to a US-based consultant).
After 22 years of management consulting, Norman founded his own consulting firm,
Traction Matters/David Norman & Associates, to offer results-oriented services to small and mid-sized companies, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies. His expertise in financial, operational, and general management focused on increased profitability and leadership development are well-suited skills for his leadership role with LPCCA. Handling multiple projects concurrently, Norman focuses on timely completion and exceeding goals.
Norman also has experience working with owners and executives of a wide variety of for-profit clients, not-for-profit clients and non-governmental entities to develop strategic plans and resolve succession and survival/funding issues. Further, he has served as Interim Executive Director at two not-for-profit companies, leading them through change initiatives and guaranteeing their continuation.
Norman served on the Carolinas Chapter Board of the Institute of Management
Consulting USA (IMC USA), the National Board of Directors and also served as CEO and Chairman of the Board (2011-13), leading this national membership organization into increased liquidity. As Chair of Stewardship at his house of faith, Norman refined his fundraising skills and achieved multi-million dollar goals through annual and capital campaigns. Currently, he is Chair of the Board of the IMC USA Foundation, a national 501(c)3 which fosters ethics education and also Chair and CEO of LPCCA.
After selling his executive coaching practice Norman semi-retired with his wife, Louise (retired) to their lavender farm in Ashe County, near Lansing, NC