Strategic Advisor and Senior Coach


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Hillary Frances  joined Seed in 2017 after eight years of experience designing programmatic solutions for organizations serving marginalized populations. She has worked for state government through the Colorado Refugee Services Program, and higher education as the Dean of Adult Education and the Language Learning Center at Emily Griffith Technical College where she was responsible for employment-focused education programs for over 2000 refugee and immigrant students per year. She is the co-founder of Prodigy Ventures, a non-profit social enterprise apprenticeship for young adults in Northeast Denver. These roles have built her reputation as a thoughtful and lean program designer and program evaluator.

Since joining Seed, Hillary has worked side by side with over 125 organizations and nearly 300 leaders as they clarify their strategy and operationalize their day to day practice. She is most animated in her work when helping founders turn ideas into institutions.