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About Randel Consulting

We at Randel Consulting Associates are passionate about helping people and organizations optimize their potential, so they are stronger, more successful, and positioned for future growth.

We have been helping international and global organizations successfully go through transformation ever since our company’s beginning in South Africa more than 20 years ago. Over the years, we’ve seen and experienced a lot of different issues and challenges. Our clients benefit from our global perspective, because we understand their diverse circumstances and can bring different ways of thinking that help our clients make sense of complex situations.

Our clients regularly say we have a special style that brings people together to address complex issues. We are known for our diplomacy and tact, and for quickly establishing a rapport and trust with our clients that enables us to move things forward quickly and effectively.

“I just love sitting back and watching and learning. He was very good at developing that trust and sense of community and bringing out discussion with folks I’d never met so we could work together.”
– Manager, Medical Association

We are also known for our ability to take tricky dynamics, or controversial issues, and successfully get everyone onto the same page, where they can collaborate and work together toward a common goal.

“I can’t think of a better facilitator for challenging situations.”
– Director of Government Affairs, National Nonprofit Organization

Ultimately, our clients are stronger, more successful, and positioned for future growth. They tell us they see a huge increase in support and buy-in for common goals, knowledge-sharing, more effective leadership, and ability to achieve goals and incorporate results into current and future projects.

“The impact of [their] work will continue beyond the duration of this particular program.”
– Vice President, National Association


Learn more about the theory and practice that informs our Approach.

Meet Our Team

Michael Randel
Focus: OD, Facilitation, Learning/Training
Michael is a certified facilitator and a learning and organizational development professional who has worked with clients in more than 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. His work is driven by his passion for strengthening organizations and the people who work in them. He founded Randel Consulting Associates in 2006, and he is based in Washington, DC. Full Bio >

Heather Berthoud
Focus: OD, Facilitation, Coaching
Heather is a thoughtful and trusted partner to organizational leaders. Her practical results-orientation improves leaders’ and organizations’ ability to accomplish their goals, learn and enjoy. She is based in Washington, DC.

Michael Ciszewski
Focus: OD, Facilitation
Michael is a team development specialist who has worked across a wide range of industries, including financial services, international development, and the non-profit sector. He has proven ability to assist groups in clarifying vision, developing strategy and having conversations that matter. He is based in Washington, DC and London.

Sally Colella
Focus: OD, Facilitation, Coaching
Sally is an executive coach who translates cutting-edge frameworks into practical approaches that provide clients with new pathways to create desired results. She works with leaders to sharpen their awareness and develop presence that mobilizes teams to achieve their goals. She is based in Washington, DC.

Paul Cooper
Focus: OD, Facilitation
Paul uses meeting facilitation, strategic planning, and organization development to help people work together and develop consensus faster and more efficiently. His deft touch and lively approach make it easier for leaders to organize their facts, consider options, listen, analyze, and come together to make smart decisions about the future. He is based in Washington, DC.

Christiane Frischmuth
Focus: OD, Facilitation
Christiane is a certified leadership and team coach, facilitator, and change management and organizational development consultant. She partners with her clients to create learning experiences and change processes for individuals, groups and organizations. Christiane has deep experience in developing and facilitating global, results-based leadership programs. She is based in Washington, DC.

Steve Kallan
Focus: OD
Steve is an operations, finance and organization development professional who specializes in building strong and high-performing organizations.  His skill and experience help organizations work to their potential as they develop the necessary supporting infrastructures.  Steve has led initiatives in strategic planning, marketing, financial management, organizational development and information systems.  Over the last twenty years, he has served in senior operations, financial and human resources roles in various organizations experiencing significant transitions resulting from rapid growth.

Dawn Lavelle
Focus: OD
Dawn is a human resources consultant who helps organizations optimize performance by addressing their human capital needs and aligning their business and HR strategies. Her areas of focus include organizational effectiveness and programs/processes for all stages of the employee life cycle, from sourcing to separation. She is based in Washington, DC.

Charmaine Reddy
Focus: Operations Manager

Charmaine is an experienced Office Manager whose experience working with Organization Development/Training organizations enable her to understand and be responsive to the needs of  clients. She approaches her work with a sense of commitment that comes from her belief that work is important and meaningful, and will often go the extra mile to ensure excellence.  Charmaine lives in Canada.

Wendy Swire
Focus: Coaching
Wendy is a certified coach with an approach that enhances leaders’ self-awareness regarding their roles as managers and leaders within organizations. Clients increase their capacity to be flexible and to manage organizational challenges and change. She speaks Spanish fluently and has worked with cross-cultural audiences teaching management and leadership in Asia, Latin America, Europe and Africa. She is based in Washington, DC.

Maarten van Rijn
Focus: OD, Facilitation
Maarten designs and executes meetings and group processes that combine high ambitions, bold results and development of team collaboration. His focus is on solving the real problems. Maarten’s expertise is developing ‘the desire to cooperate’ in people and collaboration within and between organizations. He is based in the Netherlands.

Chantelle Wyley
Focus: Coaching
Chantelle is a coach, facilitator, and trainer specializing in project/program management and leadership development using emotional intelligence and the Gestalt approach. She works with leaders in the public and private sector around personal development, diversity, and how to cultivate powerful personal presence and resonant relationships. She is based in Cape Town.

Our network of associates includes many other experienced OD consultants, facilitators and coaches based in the United States, Canada, Ghana, Netherlands, South Africa, Switzerland and the UK.


Contact us to learn how we can help you, no matter where in the world the support is needed!


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