Lisa Montanaro
Productivity Consultant, Success Coach, Business Strategist, Author and Speaker, Lisa Montanaro Global Enterprises LLC

"Her intellectual curiosity and emotional intelligence are extraordinary. She possesses superb writing skills, is fair minded and well reasoned, detail oriented, and has excellent communication skills."

I had the pleasure of meeting Cecelia Hobbs Gardner in 2009 when she sought me out and  struck up a conversation following a presentation of mine. Little did I know that it would be the start of a lasting relationship. Cecelia is a treasured client, colleague, and now also friend. I am beyond thrilled that she has launched her new business, Guiding Arts LLC. It is the embodiment of years of experience and education and serves as a platform for Cecelia to help artists, arts organizations, and nonprofits.

Cecelia has a unique background that enables her to serve her clients from so many different perspectives. She is an accomplished artist herself, having played the violin professionally throughout her lifetime. She has also served as an artist representative, arts consultant, mediator, grant writer, higher education administrator, and lawyer. To be able to find all of these talents and skills in one person may seem too good to be true;  but, thankfully, Cecelia lives up to her pedigree. She has the formal education and training one would want of an arts and nonprofit consultant, bolstered by innate talents and skills honed by years of experience in the arts world. Her intellectual curiosity and emotional intelligence are extraordinary. She possesses superb writing skills, is fair minded and well reasoned, detail oriented, and has excellent communication skills.

It has been an absolute privilege to watch the evolution of her career, as she has cleverly merged her background, talents, skills, interests, training and education to create a business that allows her to do what she does best and help a lot of people and organizations. If you are looking for an arts consultant, mediator, grant writer, or anything else that falls within Cecelia’s wheelhouse of expertise, I highly recommend you reach out to her. You will be in the best of hands.