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Welcome to CLB Strategies, a woman (and mom!)-owned consulting company led by savvy, experienced, forward-thinking subject matter specialists ready to support you or your organization. 


We provide strategic, individualized guidance and empowerment for activists, organizers, leaders, nonprofits, government agencies, and beyond. 

We are excited you are here!

Consulting For Good

Providing experienced, strategic, goal-oriented nonprofit consulting is what we do.

Building healthier leaders, organizations, and communities is why we do it.

CLB Strategies' mission is to support, guide, and empower leaders, advocates, nonprofits, coalitions, and organizations to positively impact the individuals and communities they serve.


We are subject matter specialists who focus on creating positive change and, as they say:

make lemonade out of lemons. We know that founding, managing, growing, and sustaining any community-based effort can be all-encompassing. It can feel like building a plane while flying it, or at times like you've hit a brick wall. There are seasons you'll take one step forward followed by two steps back, and others where you're confident with progress.


No matter what you or your organization face, data-driven paths exist to address the situation. We are here to help you do that, and we know how challenging it can be.


Danielle Tarino

Former President & CEO, Young People in Recovery

Founder & CEO, Code X

"Chelsea and the CLB team are thoughtful and experienced leaders in the social services field. Their public policy and non-profit work speaks for itself, and is a beacon of hope for our field and communities across America."

JUDGE Mike Nerheim

Former State's Attorney, Lake County, Illinois
Co-Founder, Lake County Opioid Initiative

"Chelsea is an incredibly thoughtful and dynamic leader. When Chelsea puts her mind to something, it gets done, and it gets done right. She has the unique ability to bring people together and inspire those around her."

Dr. Mary Roberson

CEO, Northern Illinois Recovery Community Organization

"CLB Strategies impact across all racial, gender and systemic platforms has impressed my organization and its mission and vision for our communities. Their CEO, Chelsea Laliberte Barnes, is a phenomenal social justice advocate and change agent! "
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