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who we are

Josh Flanders holds a Masters from Northwestern University with a 4.0 GPA. Since 2000, Josh has worked in the nonprofit industry as a nonprofit founder, Executive Director, Development Director and Board member.  

Josh began his career working as a teacher. He quickly progressed to working in the nonprofit sector by founding the Chicago Institute for the Moving Image (CIMI) and the Festival for Cinema of the Deaf, the first of its kind. During his career Josh oversaw development of film festivals throughout N. America, London, Moscow, Milan and Toronto. Josh has worked for world-renowned nonprofits and film festivals such as the Miami International Film Festival and Chicago International Children's Film Festival. Josh is a graduate of comedy and music studies at The Second City Conservatory in Chicago.

Sheri Flanders holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in fashion design from the Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago. She has worked in the for-profit industry as a Fashion designer, project manager, retail manager and sales trainer for companies such as Perry Ellis, Claire's Corporate, Ann Taylor Loft, River North Dance Company, and Luna Negra Dance Company.

Sheri utilizes her sales and design experience to help clients reposition the face of their business and achieve their financial goals. She specializes in sales training and corporate improv seminars designed to help individuals and teams reach their maximum potential.Sheri is an instructor on the music faculty of The Second City and a graduate of comedy and music studies at The Second City Conservatory.

Kimber Russell is an attorney specializing in employment discrimination and a 2008 graduate of DePaul University College of Law. Kimber is Vice-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association's Alliance for Women, and has served as co-chair of the Women's Bar Association's Marketing Committee, and a member of the Professional Women's Club of Chicago's Special Events Committee. As Social Media Manager for Kaplan Bar Review, Kimber created and implemented social media strategies across all active platforms for the company. As Discovery Consultant for BlueStar Case Solutions, Kimber also partnered with lawyers and law firms to enable them to navigate the increasingly complex world of electronic discovery.

Kimber is an improv comedian, trained at Second City and iO Chicago. She is a frequent speaker and presenter on subjects ranging from and using improvisational techniques for corporate training, sales, innovation, networking, business development, and easing social anxiety.

Flanders Consulting is backed by a comprehensive team of web designers, lawyers, accountants, and business professionals to help execute any and all projects that you choose to outsource.