Mike BriggsMike Briggs is the President and CEO of Little Friends, a nonprofit agency supporting the needs of individuals and families dealing with developmental disabilities and autism. With over 35 years of experience leading private and nonprofit organizations as President, CEO, and COO, Mike has a proven track record of success. His expertise spans various sectors, including manufacturing, where he oversees end-to-end operations. Beyond his corporate roles, Mike serves on multiple boards and as Chair of the Board of Trustees for Millikin University. In addition to his strategic finance, sales, and marketing expertise, he is renowned for his expertise in lean manufacturing disciplines. Recently, Mike’s leadership was honored with his selection as one of the Titan 100, which recognizes top executives in Chicago.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Mike Briggs discusses his career background
  • How Mike began his tenure at Little Friends
  • Mike’s transition from the corporate to nonprofit sector
  • What is Little Friends, and what services does it provide?
  • Mike expounds on the family care team and other support groups
  • Enhancing leadership and driving process improvement within an organization
  • Advice for overcoming business and leadership hurdles
  • Mike addresses Little Friends’ community impact and measurement strategies

In this episode…

Intellectual disabilities have far-reaching implications, affecting individuals and their families. Given that all parties involved have distinctive struggles and challenges, how can comprehensive support and services be designed to address these needs effectively?

Top executive Mike Briggs highlights organizations like Little Friends, which offers a comprehensive approach to support, mainly through its family care team and various support groups. These resources provide invaluable assistance and guidance to families navigating the complexities of caring for loved ones with intellectual disabilities, offering a network of support. Moreover, Mike emphasizes Little Friends’ commitment to assessing and measuring its impact on the community. By implementing robust community impact measurement strategies, the organization can gauge its effectiveness, identify areas for improvement, and ensure that its programs and services continue to meet the evolving needs of individuals and families facing intellectual disabilities.

In this episode of the Mission Matters Podcast, Paul Feith sits down with Mike Briggs, President and CEO of Little Friends, delving into the organization’s profound impact on individuals with intellectual disabilities. Mike navigates through his career trajectory and transition into the nonprofit sector, shedding light on Little Friends’ mission, its extensive range of services, and the pivotal role of the family care team and additional support groups.

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