We’ve partnered with individual schools, districts, regional associations, charter organizations, foundations, and nonprofits. We’ve worked with good schools looking to become great and schools in crisis trying to figure out how to get through the day.


“The time Nathan Eklund spent with our staff and administration was potently impactful on our school culture and climate. Like good preventative medicine, Mr. Eklund helped put our instructional and administrative staff in touch with our healthy and unhealthy professional attitudes and practices.”

— Greg Hexum, High School Principal (Esko, MN)


"When your administrative and instructional teams are prepared to invest in yourselves and your school, please take the time to connect with Nate Eklund of Eklund Consulting. Through learning conversations, self assessments, reflection and collaboration Nate will support your efforts to understand your current context. He will guide your teams as they are redefined and realigned for more effective service for students and each other. 

Begin and end the process with Nate."

- Ron Munson, High School Principal (Mendota Heights ,MN)


“Our foundation has worked with Nate for our own strategic planning.  He has been a huge asset as his focused thoughts and personal values have provided some great insight and kept us a number of times from “mission drift.” In additon, we have contracted with Nate to help with administrative coaching in our schools and have brought Nate back multiple times to hold workshops in both the community and the schools.  Simply put, Nate gets it!

Here’s what I think about Nate after working together:– He knows how to communicate to all types of audiences– He is funny– He cares– He is very results oriented– He listens, wants to succeed and wants to make a difference!

For all of these reasons and more, Nate is the guy we want helping with our own strategic planning.  He is the one that we want talking to our audiences AND he is the one the audiences are requesting.”

— Sheri Miller, Charmm’d Foundation (Chicago, IL)


"Our school was facing a significant amount of organizational growth and development and Eklund Consulting worked with our board, administration, and staff to help us manage this change strategically and successfully. Eklund Consulting provided honest feedback and experiential guidance in support of our efforts. They listened actively and empathetically to our concerns--and not only helped us to see problems, but to solve them."

- Carl Schlueter, Executive Director, Preparatory Academy (Richfield, MN)