Who we are

Welcome to Springboard Consulting, a small consultancy with big results.

We specialize in preparing people for change, ensuring successful implementations through people-focused support. Change and people are complex, but the approach and tools for change shouldn’t be.

April Callis Birchmeier CCMP, PMP

April Callis Birchmeier CCMP, PMP - Principal

April is an experienced and certified Change Management Professional and Strategic Consultant to organizations that are planning and implementing change.

April is a founding member of the Association of Change Management Professionals and was one of the first in the world to be recognized as a Certified Change Management Professional (CCMPTM) she is also a certified Project Management Professional.

April has been profiled in Time Magazine, is author of the book Springboard to Success and speaks frequently to organizations and conferences about preparing people for change and leading a positive workplace.


Joshua Schneider

In the trenches of a well-paid CPA firm, learning first-hand the hard cost of disengagement, Josh Schneider knew something had to change – so he did something about it. He formed a coaching company to work with organizations and individuals to increase performance, energy, and disrupt traditional work patterns. As the impact of disengagement rose in the marketplace, Josh wrote the book Generation NEXTLEVEL, which calls the next generation of leaders to play to their strengths and do work that matters.

Mimi Brown

Mimi, as she is affectionately known, helps individuals and organizations add more power, pizzazz and punch to their presentations. With over ten years of corporate training experience, a knack for making meaningful connections with audiences and an insatiable appetite for helping others maximize their potential, Mimi knows how to rock a platform, connect with a crowd and provide training so that others can effectively do the same.

John Waldo

For 30 years, John Waldo has been a catalyst for organizations through leadership and team development, project management, and creative problem solving. His passion is to help you get from where you are to where you need to be, maximizing strategic team development, engaging learning experiences, and growth coaching.

What we do

Working side by side with your team to learn all we can about your business, we craft messaging, process change, training, and support plans that help you realize the benefits of the change.


Managing change, whether it be technological (systems), programmatic (new health care program) or cultural (mergers or strategic direction), to help your people adopt a new way of working dramatically increases implementation success.


Training to provide skills and abilities should be relevant timely and interesting. Our trainers are professional speakers and entertaining trainers who make it easy to learn. Our “Not Boring” Training incorporates interesting examples, analogies, and stories to help people learn.

Implementation Support

Implementations are complex and don’t always go as planned. Having a team to provide support either “at the elbow”, through group and individual labs, knowledge base development or even help desk assistance can really improve the productivity dip that often occurs in difficult implementations.

Why We Do It

Poorly managed change decreases productivity and morale, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

We believe that no one should have to suffer through boring jargon, dry training and lack of information during any type of change. Preparing for change with friendly understandable language, people centered, enjoyable training and helpful, knowledgeable support for implementation and beyond helps you realize the benefits and outcomes that depend on employee adoption and usage of the change.

What Our Clients Are Saying