GCI is a consulting firm that provides services in the areas of technical assistance, training and development, multifaceted workshops, and other services that challenge individuals and organizations to be the best in their business in the Spirit of Excellence.

Training and Technical Assistance / Articles of Incorporation & By Laws / Board & Ministry Development / Budget & Credit Financial Seminars / Leadership Development / Policies and Procedures & Organizational Structure / Start to Finish Development of 501-C3 Set up



Shandra Stringer is the embodiment of someone who works at the grassroots level to make a difference with individuals and organizations. Shandra‘s desire is to produce her work in the Spirit of Excellence that will provoke individuals and organizations to be the paramount of themselves. Shandra is known as the “The Train Conductor Trainer” and most recently have been referred to as the “Business Mid-Wife.

Shandra is the President/CEO of Grassroots Consulting, Inc., which is a holistic business-consulting firm that provides services for Business Start-Ups (For-Profit & Non-Profit Sector) completion of minority and vendor registration, state and federal filings. Corporate Training, Nonprofit Board Development, Program & Resource Development, Outreach & Recruitment, Budgeting & Forecasting, and other Capacity Building Services. Additional services to Churches includes: Church Administration, Development of Policies & Procedures, Financial Controls, Grassroots Fundraising, & Risk Management. Her financial business of Stringer & Associates Financial Services includes Budget & Credit Counseling, Tax Preparation, & a licensed Insurance Agent that encompasses Life, Health, Lifetime Income, and Fixed Retirement Planning.

After have founded and overseen Extended Hands Community Outreach, Inc. for 13 years, she decided to retire and expand her footprint. In June 2015, she incorporated GCI Training & Empowerment Center, Inc. This nonprofit 501C3 organization, Shandra voluntarily oversees, provide services that include capacity building, back-office compliance, organization growth and sustainability for grassroots non-profit organizations, a holistic women’s mentoring program, and workplace training & employment services.

Shandra holds an A.S. degree in Business Management, a B.S. in Organizational Management, and a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management. Additionally, she holds a professional certification in Home Ownership and Community Lending. Adding to her professional profile, she holds certifications in Food Addictions, Financial & Life Coaching as well as a Certified Personal Financial Counselor and a licensed Notary.

Her professional affiliations include Member of National Notary Association, America Sustainability Educational Alliance, Inc.

Her drive to make an impact in the world keeps her motivated to stay on this path. She perseveres to cheer on her daughter Relandria Adams who is a recent Graduate of Florida International University with a Master’s in Higher Education Administration.

Her motto for life….”If I Can Help Somebody along the Way then My Living is not in Vain”