As Founder of Afara Global, Whitney has led the firm since its inception in 2011. A maximizer of people and systems, Whitney uses her talents to make organizations work better. Whether implementing a multi-billion dollar merger integration, improving a major city’s operational performance, or launching an e-commerce department for a multi-billion dollar company, her insights, integrity, and boundless energy lead to results and earn her the trust of countless individuals.
Through Afara Global, Whitney applies principles of rigorous analysis, customized strategy development, and detail-obsessed implementation to guide organizations in seizing opportunities for improvement and growth. Whitney’s exceptional focus and discernment for opportunity has enabled her to maximize winners, be they companies, governments, non-profit institutions, or people.
In addition to her work with client organizations, Whitney also leads a coaching practice where she partners with select individuals on goal clarity, action plan development, and actualization. Through her transformational small group coaching program, Take Back Your Time, Whitney combines personalized coaching with the benefit of a supportive cohort of peers to help high-capacity individuals cut through the noise of the million and one things on their plates and get on a clear path to achieving the goals that matter to them most.
In addition to Afara Global engagements, Whitney occasionally partners with other leading firms and individual experts to offer the same differentiated client value, but on an even larger scale.
Outside of client work, Whitney is passionate about contributing to startup ecosystems and mentoring emerging entrepreneurs. A graduate of Davidson College, Whitney is Co-Founder of the Emergence Scholarship of the Davidson Trust and recently created the Davidson College Tech Impact Fellowship to encourage Davidson women and students of color to explore interests in Computer Science.