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About Hailey

Founder of Sailing Hawks Consulting & author of the one-of-a-kind Resiliency Audit: A tool for organizations seek collective resilience. 

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After experiencing burnout for the majority of her 10 years in the nonprofit sector, Hailey decided it was time to finally figure out what truly prevents and cures it. Through extensive research and collaboration, she discovered that resiliency, the opposite of burnout, does not lie solely within the individual, but in the collective culture of an organization. With this revolutionary approach, Hailey created the one-of-a-kind Resiliency Audit, a toolkit that guides organizations through the process of measuring and improving their internal resilience.


Hailey began her nonprofit career in 2010 as an organizer working to expand renewable energy development in the Southeast. After establishing an environmental policy at her alma mater, Mississippi State University, she continued working to train and empower hundreds of students to promote a clean energy future. She then attended graduate school at Naropa University in Boulder, CO and in 2016 received her masters in Environmental Leadership. Hailey spent the next 5 years protecting wildlife and endangered species in the Southwest through policy action, community engagement, and coalition building. She was instrumental in passing numerous pieces of statewide legislation, building diverse coalitions, and leading habitat restoration projects. She is now the founder of Sailing Hawks Consulting, which helps nonprofits become more effective, innovative, and enduring while supporting their staff to be the happiest employees possible. Hailey believes that the strength of our movement is in the resilience of our teams.


After a decade working with nonprofits, Hailey holds expertise in staff resiliency, project management, relationship building, policy, public speaking, facilitation, and communication. She is especially passionate about building strategic partnerships and working in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders to make the world a better place. She has an unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and working toward a just world for all people, wild areas, and wild lives.

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