- Jan. 31, 2014 - OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Gwendolyn L. Young, M.A., C.P.C., Sr. Executive Planning Strategist for G.L. Young Consulting,
a rapidly growing small business consulting firm inthe western suburbs of the Chicagolandarea has released the firm’s first book titled “Governing in Excellence.”
“Governing in Excellence,”
is a practical easy to read guide to governing your business effectively and in excellence. The book is now available for ordering online via Amazon.com and Kindle. When asked why this book, this topic? Gwendolyn responded, “I see many start-up organizations fail to build a solid foundation for operating their organization and/or ministry. Not many understand the difference between governance and management and I wanted to provide a resource that was easy to understand with steps simple enough to implement immediately.”
Gwendolyn is increasingly in-demand as a published author, workshop facilitator, planning strategist and mentor. In addition to authoring “Governing in Excellence,”
she also co-authored, with her daughter, Jacquelynne, a book titled “20 Tips to Building a Strong Mother/Daughter Relationship
.” Gwendolyn was one of twenty emerging leaders in the United States selected as the recipient of the 2012 Judith O’Connor Scholar Award for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders
by BoardSource. She has also led Seed of Hope Foundation, as their senior strategist, in achieving the Top Rated Non-Profit Designation for 2012 and 2013 from GreatNonProfits.Org
and a Gold Level Designation from Guide Star
.Most recently, Gwendolyn was selected as a Stevie Awards
preliminary round judge for Women in Business and honored as one of 2013’s “Influential Women in Business,” by the Daily Herald Business Ledger in partnership with the National Association of Women Business Owners — Chicago Chapter and the Women's Innovation Network.
Gwendolyn further serves her community as she joined the Board of Directors for the African American Christian Foundation to share her expertise and assist with their growth strategy and governance challenges.