About Us

Our Mission

Adaptive Alternatives LLC consults with mission-driven clients and collaborators to generate revenue, align strategy, and build conscious culture. Our strategic planning consulting engagements are designed and delivered to support the leaders, organizations, and networks most ready to adapt and thrive.

Our Vision

In thoughtful partnership with others, we envision and shape opportunities with significant social and economic impact for the benefit of our communities.

Stephanie FreethStephanie Blackburn Freeth is the CEO & Founder of Adaptive Alternatives LLC, a consulting firm providing strategic planning consulting and executive coaching to purpose-driven leaders of businessesnonprofits, and social enterprises.

Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Stephanie partners with local, regional and national organizations at key stages of growth to address their biggest strategic opportunities and challenges. With an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and a BA in English from Princeton University, Stephanie brings unique perspectives to her clients.

Before founding the firm, Stephanie was Vice President for Development & Donor Services at the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. She also served as the Director of Strategy and Business Development at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan.

Stephanie’s fundraising and business development experience spans a number of other roles – including the Director of Development and Alumni Relations at the Lake Forest Country Day School and Director of Individual Giving at the Kellogg School of Management. Stephanie’s start-up experience includes marketing and operations with VarsityBooks.com and SingleFeed/Comparison Ventures.

Stephanie is an alumna of Leadership Detroit XXXIII. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Ann Arbor Summer Festival and in a number of capacities as an alumni volunteer for Princeton University. She also serves on the Board for Summers-Knoll School.

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