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Keleher & Associates, LLC is a woman-owned small business based in Washington, D.C. founded in 2009. The firm provides strategic planning, project management, and performance measurement services to the nonprofit, public, and private sectors. Our consultants are considered experts in performance management and are sought after by education organizations for their ability to use metrics to ensure effective program implementation.


“I worked with Keleher & Associates consultants on two major initiatives - promoting the use of data-driven grantee-risk assessment tools and introducing the use of business analytics for enterprise-wide use. Many of the accomplishments the project teams realized were because of the consultants' professionalism and organizational skills. I was impressed with their ability to think outside the box and be a visionary. They were able to effectively promote new ideas and gain support from executives as well as team members. They are relationship-builders and experts at identifying and sharing opportunities for collaboration within and across organizations.”

“Keleher & Associates consultants have been involved in operations, grants management, and contracting with the US Department of Education. They are known for their responsiveness to customers' needs, ability to solve complex problems, and timely delivery. Approach to each project is to manage constructive inputs in order to move the organization or individual in the right direction. I would highly recommend Keleher & Associates’ services."

“I've had the privilege of working closely with Julia on a number of projects over the last few years. Julia is smart, passionate about results, and methodical in her approach to delivering outcomes. She excels at, and truly thrives on, getting things done right, the first time. Working with Julia I always have the sense that two key things matter most to her - adding value and delivering results. She is a true pleasure to work with, and I'd hire her again without reservation. Although Julia brings a strong bias for action to everything she does, she is also calm, thoughtful, resourceful, and strategic."

“She has a unique and amazing ability to attend to both the big picture and hundreds of minor details, without getting stuck on either one. She is methodical and persistent in clearly understanding a project's major goals, mapping timelines, identifying barriers, and articulating a no-nonsense implantation strategy.Her enthusiasm and focus are contagious, and time after time I have seen her transform a room of ambivalent and uncertain colleagues into a team with a plan! She achieves this kind of result consistently and effortlessly, just by being herself.”

Our Approach

We approach performance improvement initiatives as a collaborative effort. Keleher & Associates helps our clients understand, select and apply best practices from business, education and psychology. We encourage data-driven decision making and promote the use of continuous improvement frameworks.

Our Work

Our work begins with an objective assessment of your organization’s current functioning. We analyze performance data to identify opportunities for improvement and set performance targets. Our tools, templates and guides leverage proven methodologies and are customized to work within your organization’s culture and performance improvement objectives.

Our Value

In today’s economic climate, everyone is being asked to do more with less. Employees at every level of an organization are struggling to maintain or improve performance despite shrinking resources. Keleher & Associates adds value by helping our clients improve their efficiency and effectiveness.