Kudos

At Theatre Bay Area we’ve sought out Nancy Hytone Leb as a consultant, mentor and presenter over and over again. Nancy invariably brings excellent thinking, rigorous research, hard work and a delightful demeanor to her projects. She’s provided us with invaluable counseling and advice and is at the top of our list of consultants for the field.

Brad Erickson, Executive Director, Theatre Bay Area

Nancy is a consummate professional and wonderful to work with. She knows her stuff!  She sets deadlines and keeps her clients accountable so that she can present them in the very best light. Our most recent engagement resulted in the awarding of a grant from the NEA – a substantial grant and the largest we’ve ever received. I’m delighted she decided to work with us and I look forward to working with her again.

Andrew Campbell, Arts Manager, City of West Hollywood, Arts & Culture Commission

We have been working with Nancy for the past 18 months to advance our development efforts and I can’t say enough great things about her!  She is very knowledgeable, strategic, and detail oriented in her approach.  Her marketing and non-profit experience has really helped us leverage our resources and time to maximize our outcomes.  She is a true professional but what makes her great to work with is her patience, warm personality and people-centered nature.

Regina Klenjoski, Founder and Artistic Director, Regina Klenjoski Dance Company

I’ve known Nancy personally for years and always enjoyed her company. Little did I know that she would be just as charming, smart, affable and fun in her professional life as she is with friends. I’ve relied on Nancy to help write key fundraising proposals for more than three years and together we have scored positively with dozens of applications and received hundreds of thousands in funding. She’s a great writer but she also knows the field of development inside out. Can’t say enough good things about her!

Aaron Paley, President, Community Arts Resources

Nancy helped Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles tremendously in articulating its vision for our future. A consummate professional, she designs workshop activities that elicit deep responses from participants in order to cut through the noise and get straight to the matter at hand. Starting with an intensive branding workshop, she patiently guided us through the challenging process of finding an alignment between our organizational values and our brand message. In a subsequent retreat she helped us define our organizational vision, using her expertise and keen observations to elicit helpful new insights about our group, for which we are very grateful

Stephanie Stallings, Managing Director, Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles

Nancy and I met through the Pentacle Help Desk program. Our organization was struggling with defining ourselves as well as with disorganized finances. We were so busy juggling the day to day activities, that we weren’t thinking of creating a larger plan for our future. Nancy helped us define our mission statement, organize our financials and gave us insight on how to create a 3-year plan, a 5-year plan and a 10-year plan. Her method is clear and accessible.

Holly Rothschild, Artistic Director, String Theory Productions

Nancy developed and teaches two of our most popular workshops, Marketing 101: Creating a Marketing Plan that Works for You and Who Am I Anyway: Deciphering Your Personal Brand. Her evaluations are always extremely favorable and indicate both her depth of knowledge and a deep understanding of the students in the room. In one of her most recent workshops a student sent a follow-up e-mail saying, “Thanks, Nancy, for the branding info, but more importantly, for the fabulous workshop. This was one of the most useful workshops I’ve attended

Lauren Bailey, Director of Operations, Center for Cultural Innovation

Syzygy Theatre has been working with Nancy since 2006. Since that time, I’ve lost count the number of times an issue has arisen and a Board Member has said to me, “Let’s ask Nancy what she thinks.” She has become invaluable to us in providing assistance with marketing, grant writing, audience development and meeting facilitation. She is a true professional, extremely knowledgeable, and a team player. I don’t know what we’d do without her!

Kate Bedoian, Managing Director, Syzygy Theatre

Nancy is a multifaceted trainer with a depth of marketing knowledge. Nancy brings energy, empathy, and sophisticated analysis to her presentations and coaching. During NAMP trainings, we receive highly positive feedback on Nancy both as a presenter and organizational coach. I would highly recommend Hytone Arts Management for any marketing planning or training needs

Tiffany Bradley, NAMP Program Coordinator, Americans for the Arts, New York

Before we hired Nancy, we were getting a few new inquiries a month; we now consistently receive over 300. We attribute a huge portion of that success to Nancy’s uncompromising attention not only to every single detail of communication and message, but also to the big picture of social networks, crowded advertising and demographic targeting. Nancy is realistic but optimistic, kind but uncompromising, smart, funny, reliable, and sympathetic to budget. She’s everything you could ask for in a marketing consultant.

Scott Guy, Executive Director, New Musicals Inc., Los Angeles