Areas of Expertise

Strategic Planning; Facilitation – Meetings, Retreats, Board Work; Executive Leadership Coaching

“Louise Stoner Crawford of Capacity Partners worked with my organization to develop a five year strategic plan during a challenging period in its evolution. Louise shepherded a process that was in tune not only with the dynamics of the organization but with the needs of the people whose buy in was needed for a plan to be successful. She provided a framework that never felt formulaic and that ensured people could provide meaningful input. She is a gifted facilitator and coach, bringing both of these capabilities to the process. In the end, the board retreat she ran and the strategic plan that came out of it, strengthened the organization and helped bring clarity to the decisions that need to be made. I highly recommend working with her.”

— Natalie Avery, Executive Director, DC BID Council

Louise Stoner Crawford  |  Partner Consultant


Louise Stoner Crawford comes to executive coaching after more than two decades as a facilitator and strategic planning consultant. She began coaching leaders as a natural outgrowth of her work with organizations as they worked through periods of transition. Louise brings compassion, strategic thinking and personal experience to her coaching clients. Louise has completed the Leadership Coaching Certificate program at Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership. She is working towards ACC certification.

Louise currently splits her time between The Tunisian American Enterprise Fund where she is a Managing Director of the $100 million fund and Capacity Partners where she is a Partner Consultant, working closely with nonprofit organizations to develop and implement realistic strategic plans, facilitate growth, and develop executive capacity. To both roles, she brings business tools, insight, and experience to enhance organizational capacity and promote success. Louise has her MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and her BA in Development Studies from Brown University. Louise and her husband have two young adult children and live with their overgrown mutt, Oscar in the Greater DC area.

Education & Certification

Brown University, BA
Stanford University Graduate School of Business, MBA
Georgetown University, Institute of Transformational Leadership, Executive Leadership Coaching Program
Certified: Leadership Circle Profile 360


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