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"​​I founded Effective Flow Connections because I am passionate about helping people and fixing things. I truly believe that people and organizations are capable of just about anything when a growth mindset is embraced and encouraged. Looking from the outside in and asking the question “why?” can go a long way when looking for improvement opportunities!


I've seen too many organizations with "flavor of the week" initiatives, trying to meet goals related to ever-changing priorities. Taking the time to create a thoughtful strategy, and develop a plan to successfully execute it will lead you and your team to victory. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), organizations that invest in proven project management practices waste 28 times less money, as more of their strategic initiatives are completed successfully. Saving money is something that most leaders can get onboard with, and we can help you with this! We will help ensure leaders are aligned on how your organization and projects will move forward, by facilitating hard conversations and ensuring decisions are made.

I am committed to working with you to solve complex problems and design high-quality solutions. I will do everything possible to ensure you are happy with the services provided by Effective Flow Connections.  Contact me today to discuss how we can support you with strategic planning, project management, change management, facilitation, and training."

Project Management Professional PMP, Six Sigma, Prosci Change Manager, Myers Briggs Type Indicator MBTI, Thomas-Kilmann Instrument TKI, MSPM, MBA, Program Manager, Training & Development, Consultant, Reno, Effective Flow Connections, Facilitation, Wom

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Kandis' Bio
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Kandis Porter is the Founder and Managing Director of Effective Flow Connections (EFC). Kandis Porter has more than 17 years of experience managing people and large projects in both the government and private sectors. She has supported clients in various industries, including the Department of Defense, Federal Aviation Administration, utilities, medical device, non-profit, and learning & development.  Kandis has a Master of Science Degree in Project Management (MSPM) from The George Washington University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Human Resources. In addition, she is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Prosci Change Manager, and Six Sigma Green Belt. She is also certified as a Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Practitioner, Thomas-Kilmann Instrument (TKI) Practitioner, and is a DiSC assessment facilitator.  

Before joining the consulting industry, Kandis proudly spent more than seven years on Active Duty in the United States Air Force and is passionate about giving back to veterans and their families.  She is a member of the Small Business Administration’s Advisory Committee on Veteran Business Affairs (ACVBA) in Washington, DC, and is active in the veteran community in Reno, Nevada. Outside of work, she enjoys running, hiking, skiing, and spending time with her family.  

Amanda Hebert is the Operations Manager at Effective Flow Connections where she performs a wide range of functions. She is our go-to expert in all things EFC and Kandis’ right-hand lady. Prior to EFC, Amanda worked for 6+ years as a government civilian with the US Air Force and the Department of Defense as a Contracting Officer.  Amanda is a proud military spouse who has been providing her skillful, creative, and professional touch to our clients remotely from Biloxi, MS  to Washington, DC since 2017. 

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