Five Oaks Consulting

Building long-term relationships for success

Our Mission

How we work with you.

We do not swoop in to deliver a report and leave. Instead, Five Oaks Consulting builds long-term, ongoing relationships with NGOs so that they can operate with the upmost effectiveness now and into the future. No two organizations are alike — so we get to know you and your unique set of challenges and goals. We then drill down into the heart and DNA of your organization, and bring the best minds and resources to provide solutions and opportunities that assure your success.

Here's what others have to say about Tosca

 Tosca is a professional of deep integrity who consistently brings her breadth and depth of experience, thoughtfulness and excellent listening skills to her interactions, clients and projects.  

Abby Maxman

President & CEO, Oxfam America

The joy of working with Tosca is that she combines energy and passion with deep domain expertise of Organisational Development from both an academic and practical perspective. I have learnt from her in programmes she has co-led for a group of peer INGO’s, as well as outputs on Amnesty’s behalf, exploring culture change, impact and effectiveness.

Richard Eastmond

Senior Director, People and Organizational Services, Amnesty International.

Tosca’s nearly 30 years of experience —  plus her natural insightfulness, wisdom and directness — make her a great resource for any international organization trying to navigate a messy and unpredictable world.

William Abrams

President, Trickle Up

Tosca’s meticulous preparation as well as ability to design training that is rooted in academic literature while balanced with the pragmatism of a practitioner resulted in a unique and enriching learning experience.

Tirana Hassan

Director, Crisis Response, Amnesty International

Her international interaction has given her a macro-perspective, and her managerial experience  has given her a micro-view of the internal nature of organizations.

Ahmed Adel Nour

Former CEO, Middle-East and North-Africa

Tosca has an ability to pinpoint the important issues and is not afraid of asking the needed questions. She has excellent skills in developing people, analysing team dynamics, organizations and governance. 

Lise Fuhr

Director General, European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO)

While at the ProLiteracy board, I was in awe of Tosca’s many abilities in both strategic and operational spheres, and of her ability to speak directly about strengths and weaknesses of the organization.

Seetha Srinivasan

Director Emerita, University Press of Mississippi

As a young professional in the international development field, Tosca was one of my first mentors and is someone I continue to lean on for professional and personal advice. I value her nuanced, insightful views on the sector and truly admire her ability to build and nurture deep connections while helping others do the same.

Shreeya Neupane

Data Analyst, Humentum

…She provides unorthodox guidance yet challenging perspectives that show deep understanding of the non-profit sector.

Ahmed Hachelaf

Research Scholar, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs