“Lee Crumbaugh is creative, entrepreneurial, diplomatic, a great communicator, and provides inspiring leadership to his colleagues.”   Gordon Johnson, CEO, American Red Cross of Northwest Indiana

"Lee has two strong suits - detail orientated and ability to communicate with people. He has that free flowing personality, with the emphasis of making others feel at ease. Lee's skill set in different positions...serve him well. He is the individual that will put the time in to be successful. And, maybe most important to me, he will choose to do the right thing ...with regards to business ethics decisions."  Jim Spivey, 1500m / 1500m / 5000m runner, USA Olympic Teams 1984, 1992, 1996; ASICS America, College Teams Sales

"I have been a participant in several facilitated meetings, and [Lee's] leadership in making us hone in on ideas and strategies was the best I have experienced. It is fitting that we again used the indispensable services of a expert facilitator to help us chart the future of our band of intrepid entrepreneurs."  Kerry Marsh, Partner, Marsh-Duryea

"Lee Crumbaugh is one of the most amazing, skilled and insightful consultants I have ever hired. In fact, many of his strategic planning materials are still in my possession and reviewed - 18 years later!" John J. Sygielski, President, Harrisburg Area Community College; Past Chair, American Assn. of Community Colleges

“I have known and worked with Lee for many years. He is the consummate professional--intelligent, experienced, a problem solver who is always cool under pressure, skilled, honest and passionate about giving his clients the highest level of quality service. Lee is an exceptional strategic planner, leader and mentor who inspires his team with a clear and sound vision; is a an excellent listener who motivates people to learn, apply themselves and excel at what they do; and is thoughtful, decisive and fair.”  William A. Baltz, President, Focus Strategic Marketing


We provide professional facilitation for great outcomes

Leaders engage us to facilitate for key needs

  • Board development and best practices
  • Strategic planning
  • Addressing issues and opportunities
  • Innovation brainstorming and ideation
  • Problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Learning,  training and team building

We have deep facilitation experience


    Organizations for which Lee Crumbaugh has facilitated:

The Advocacy Group • American Fence Association  Arthritis Foundation  Association for Challenge Course Technology  Civic Betterment Party of Glen Ellyn  College of DuPage Business & Professional Institute  Community Housing Association of DuPage  DuPage Area Association of Business & Industry  The DuPage Community Foundation  DuPage County Sesquicentennial Celebration  First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn • FOLIO: / MPA  Glenbard School District 87 • Glen Ellyn School District 41  Illinois Soybean Association  MacMurray College  Parents Alliance Employment Project  Society of National Association Publications  United Way of Illinois • United Way of Suburban Chicago  Village of Glen Ellyn • We're Next  Vinyl Fence, Deck & Railing Manufacturers Association  Youth in Crisis

Facilitation credentials


  • Member, Board of Directors, and Vice President, Association for Strategic Planning
  • Certified Strategic Management Professional (SMP), Association for Strategic Planning, 2011
  • Member, International Association of Facilitators
  • MBA, marketing management, finance emphasis, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Bachelor of Science, communications, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana

Free insight on facilitating successful meetings

We encourage you to download these two short, free reports. They have checklists designed to help you make the best use of facilitation for successful meetings.

Get our hard-won learning on "the right facilitator" and the facilitator's role

We have learned from much experience, expert training
and facilitation peers.

  • The traits of a great facilitator.
  • What a great facilitator does.
  • Who should facilitate strategic planning.

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Here's a complete checklist of 67 considerations to make a facilitated meeting a great success

We have compiled the steps we have learned to take
over decades of facilitating all kinds of meetings.

  • 30 considerations in planning the meeting.
  • 5 considerations in setting the stage for the meeting.
  • 8 considerations in preparing for the meeting.
  • 18 considerations in facilitating the meeting.
  • 6 considerations in following up on the meeting.

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