Professional Options Marks 20-Year Anniversary with a Year of Giveaways

Seattle, WA, January 09, 2015 --( Professional Options, a strategic leadership and management consulting firm, marks its 20th anniversary in 2015 with a full year of contests, giveaways and other festivities. The yearlong celebration is a way for the company to thank its clients and the community for contributing to its success, according to President and CEO Doña Keating.

“We love what we do, and are fortunate to still be going strong with a diverse and challenging range of exciting projects that make a difference. Our clients are so appreciated for allowing us to rock their world,” Keating said.

As a recognized global leader in providing strategic and leadership advice in the public and the private sectors, Professional Options has had an impact in numerous innovative projects and initiatives around the world. One current example is a new Microsoft business exchange initiative that will link the trans-Atlantic and Pacific Northwest regions.

The project, which Professional Options is co-leading, will launch with a visit by top Microsoft partners from the Baltic and Nordic regions, who will be matched with ten leading Pacific Northwest counterparts for a ten-day working vacation of peer-to-peer, professional development and networking events. The partners will tour the Microsoft campus, including the Emerging Technology Innovation Center and Digital Crimes Unit, and participate in strategic sessions, learn best practices, and meet with prominent Washington state leaders.

“We’re in the business of creating leaders,” said Keating, herself a prominent leader whose accomplishments include being named a top influencer on the SMB 150 list and being the first BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer in the Pacific Northwest. She is also an author, a board member and supporter of many nonprofits, a co-founding member and former president of West Sound Technology Association, and a recipient of the Republican Senatorial Medal of Freedom.

The company’s efforts have been as diverse as working with World Bank on Indonesia post-tsunami capacity building, and providing executive facilitation to nonprofit and corporate boards such as Housing Kitsap and Kitsap Economic Development Alliance. Currently, Professional Options is also part of a team leading a Bankers Without Borders effort with a tribal housing authority in New Mexico that will reposition it to attract funding towards rejuvenating a historic pueblo.

Keating credits her colleagues, partners, and clients with helping establish Professional Options as a trusted adviser and strategic guide in helping businesses, organizations, nonprofits, and public agencies become successful.

“We are thrilled to start 2015 by giving back,” she said. “We look forward to engaging our stakeholders and sharing forward in a fun and interactive manner.”

Professional Options will kick off its anniversary giveaways on Friday, Jan. 9, via its Facebook page. Go to for more information.
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Rodika Tollefson