Adaptive Alternatives LLC is a consulting and coaching firm providing bold experiential support to leaders as they become the change they want to see in the world from the inside out.               
We teach leaders and teams how to move through and beyond drama to deeper connection and aligned action.

Stephanie is a consultant, coach, and the Founder of Adaptive Alternatives LLC. Stephanie helps leaders and teams align strategy, practice candor, and minimize drama.

In addition to partnering together on organizational strategy, leaders who work with Stephanie also learn to be more aware of reactive patterns in their organizational culture. Stephanie loves to work with purpose-driven teams who mobilize their creative talents in service of others and the planet. She has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and an undergraduate degree from Princeton University. She is a certified coach of  The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership. Stephanie is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and works with clients internationally. 

Current and past clients include:

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 (now eFollett.com) and SingleFeed.com.

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


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Stephanie Blackburn Freeth is the creator of The Strategy Tango.


The Strategy Tango is designed to move through seven tried and true planning steps while also accommodating the unique needs of your organization in each moment.


The Strategy Tango process is built upon a foundation of collaboration, candor, and focus.

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