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MCG: What Clients Say

‘They Stand Out’

"Michelle Matthews is like no other strategic planner I have ever met. She is part facilitator, part innovator. She’s part coach and part hard-nosed, bottom-line, no-nonsense business woman. She pushed, questioned and nudged us. Most of all, she wandered with us in the strategic desert and led us to the green pastures. And she did it in a way that excited us and led us to many ‘aha’ moments and wonderful discoveries. Through the strategic planning process facilitated by MCG, we were able to develop a programmatic framework for our entire organization. This gave us - for the first time – three key areas of focus. In the entire history of our organization, this had never been done before and we had never received such a productive and priceless product. Working with MCG was invaluable. They stand out from every other firm doing similar work.”

– Dr. Mark Rosenberg, President and CEO, The Task Force for Global Health

‘Tops in Her Field’

“I’ve known Michelle for three decades – since she was a senior manager at IBM - so I’ve had a front row seat to the growth and success of MCG. As a facilitator, she is tops in her field. Any time an organization needs the services her firm provides, Michelle is my ‘go-to’ reference.”

– Ann Cramer, Director Americas, IBM Corporation

‘MCG Played a Huge Role’

“We were in the early stages of expansion with no real strategy and many unknowns. MCG helped us define our objectives and set some specific goals. You might say they gave us a line of site. They used creative approaches to bring all of our stakeholders together. Then, they partnered with us and really made an effort to understand what we needed to do to move our planning project forward. Today, we have achieved all of our goals and MCG played a huge role in making our progress possible.”

– David Jernigan, Executive Director, KIPP Metro Atlanta

‘A Pleasure’

“Each quarter, the Congressional Black Caucus Institute 21st Century Council brings together individuals to consider the nation’s most pressing issues and create recommendations that are sent to the White House, the U.S. Congress, state and local elected officials and the American public. The people who draft these recommendations represent a variety of constituencies from government, corporations, labor unions, nonprofits, educational institutions and more. Naturally, each of these individuals has their own opinions, priorities and solutions. As a participant in that work, I have repeatedly watched Michelle create a positive, productive environment that helps to bring our various viewpoints into consensus. Working with Michelle is a pleasure.”

– Hilda Pinnix-Ragland, Vice President-Northern Region, Progress Energy