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 - Principal

April Callis Birchmeier, CCMP, PMP, CSP

April is an internationally known organizational change management expert who has implemented change for government, health care, higher education and corporate clients. She’s the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller READY, Set, Change! Simplify and Accelerate Organizational Change.

One of April’s popular sessions, Creating and Sustaining a Positive Workplace: Breaking the 7 Habits of Negativity and Other Secrets of Getting Along, has been credited with uplifting participants and providing tools and tactics to develop more positive work relationships.

As the leader of Springboard Consulting and one of the first Certified Change Management Professionals (CCMP™), April has worked to create pain-free and lasting change in dozens of organizations.  A Change Ignitor for the Association of Change Management Professionals, she’s also a Certified Speaking Professional, Project Management Professional and President of the ACMP Michigan Chapter.

April believes that no one should have to suffer through an unorganized, poorly managed change and the resulting negativity. She’s frequently quoted by the Associated Press, The New York Times and other international media outlets.


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 and Speaking

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