A look back at 2023: Community Highlights and Member Spotlights
Updated: Oct 18
A look back at 2023: Community Highlights and Member Spotlights
The Community Consultants Collective has grown significantly since the beginning of 2023. Over this past year, we’ve hosted our monthly calls. Now, we are in the process of launching the member directory so that you can get to know the members of the CCC.
Currently, we host more than 100 members inside our private Slack channel, and listed in this article are some of our most active members. We plan to add premium pages for our members to showcase their work, client testimonials, and contact information.
Since October of 2021, a few founding members met monthly. This year, Todd Nilson, founder of Clocktower Advisors, stepped in to offer leadership and guidance.
A formal board was developed this year, and we intend to host nominations and elections for board directors in January 2024. The board has met often to discuss potential features, benefits, and offers to support the members best. Plans are in the works for expert speakers, workshops, and opportunities for new consultants to gain valuable feedback from veteran consultants.
Board Members include Deb Schell, Todd Nilson, Matt Jensen, Carolyn Zick, John Summers, Jamie Langskov, Marta Rocamora Gonzalez, and Mathijs Vleeming.
CCC Advisory Board and Community Members
Deb Schell, Community Strategist
Specialty: Business strategy, pre-launch planning, member experience, and Mighty Networks.
Deb Schell, Community Catalyst, helps leaders, founders, and startups build and launch thriving online communities. Since 2020, as a community strategist, Deb has guided more than 60 entrepreneurs in building an online community.
Todd Nilson, Digital Strategist
Specialty: Digital workplace, B2B Brand Communities, Communities of Practice, Non-profits
Todd Nilson is a digital strategist with over 25 years of consulting experience, specializing in community-building, digital workplace transformations, and marketing strategy.
Mathijs Vleeming, Community Strategist and Consultant Associations
Specialty: Associations, Communities of Practice
Mathijs Vleeming is an innovative MarCom professional with a 25-year background in the international association (meetings) industry (aka "The professional community building industry"). As a Community Strategy Consultant, he has a passion for unlocking the full potential of communities with a purpose."
Carolyn Zick, Community Consultant and Manager
Specialty: Social media, digital marketing, community management.
Carolyn Zick, Founder of Bad Axe Enterprises, provides digital marketing services that are intentional, impactful, and protective of mental health.
John Summers, Community Consultant
Specialty: Data, Reporting, Marketing
John Summers is an innovative professional with a background in leading business transformation in Sales, Marketing, Support, Social Media, and Online Communities.
Jamie Langskov, Community Consultant
Specialty: Customer communities and B2B communities
Jamie Langskov has over 15 years of building community-centric customer experience. She founded Chaotic Good Consulting, a customer experience agency
focused on helping B2B SaaS companies.
Marta Rocamora Gonzalez, Community Consultant
Specialty: Community growth, flexible spaces, and go-to-market leadership.
Marta Rocamora Gonzalez is the CEO of Grounded Innovation, a community-led growth agency focused on real-life experiences.
CEO of 33 Crickets
Specialty: Community Experience and Engagement
Matt Jensen has over 15 years of digital community engagement experience. Specialized in community-building, digital workplace platforms, and marketing strategy.
CCC Community Members
Specialty: Support for solopreneurs and coaches
I'm a tech nerd who loves to help solopreneurs and coaches build and grow engaged communities.
Specialty: Building B2C brand communities with a particular specialism in paid-for communities
I am a customer engagement specialist activating brands to activate customer communities to drive sustainable growth.
Specialty: Coaching, leadership
Coaching green CMGRs in surpassing imposter syndrome, elevating their confidence and leveling up community engagement with a personalized VIP Day for busy community leaders.
Specialty: Customer communities
Jenny Weigle has been creating, executing, and reviewing strategies for online communities for more than ten years. She's worked with more than 100 brands on various aspects of their community strategy.
Specialty: Strategy, Mighty Networks
More than 20 years creating community. Now, I work with those who are committed to the magic that happens in a well-designed online community.
Specialty: Community launch
I partner with brands and creators to launch a thriving community! While some consultants offer strictly strategic advice and others set up your operations, I balance the two.
Jae Washington, Community Consultant, and Strategist
Specialty: Community Architecture and strategy, Leadership Development
I offer people leaders and decision-makers the opportunity to create a more mindful company culture while establishing a new state of B.E.I.N.G within their organization.
Specialty: Community Driven Product Design, Community Strategy, Community Operations, Executive level community support
Jake McKee founded the modern customer community and community-driven product development movement.
Specialty: Entrepreneurs and independent community leaders
Laura Zug, Community Strategist: Dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build thriving online communities.
Specialty: Helping arts & entertainment professionals
Helping arts and entertainment professionals launch their communities.
Specialty: Community management and operations for gaming and SaaS
Managing gaming and tech communities for two decades. Available for consulting at any stage of a community's life.
Specialty: B2B SaaS Communities
Laura Roth is a B2B SaaS Community and Marketing Leader with customer experience, advocacy, community strategy, and engagement expertise.
Samantha ‘Venia’ Logan
Specialty: Social Science for community leaders.
Samantha teaches the social science of the online community for better virtual worlds.
Specialty: Community technology
Ilker Akansel is a technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, and community expert.
The CCC Advisory Board is seeking new members to join the leadership team for the 2024-2025 year. Please email Deb@FindCalmHere.com for more information.
The next CCC meetup is on Thursday, October 26th, and our topic is community platform partnerships. Jenny Weigle will speak on this topic with other group members. Since starting her business, she has been partnering with platforms and found many benefits in building relationships with them. Register here.