Testimonials

Rapid Results Planning focuses teams on short-term performance improvement using measurable outcomes as the benchmark for success and learning.

Absolutely amazing! Powerful words of praise cannot express the high quality of service provided by ML Consulting. During the past nine months, Farmington Municipal Schools was guided and facilitated through a thoughtful and well-designed Strategic Planning process. The living document that emerged from this time well spent drew hundreds of student, staff and community into purposeful and meaningful conversations, placing our district on a very clear path to Raise the Bar on Excellence.  To any agency, business, or public or private enterprise, look to partner with ML Consulting. It will be the best guidance you have ever received.”

– Eugene J. Schmidt, PhD, Superintendent, Farmington Municipal Schools

As a funder of community health services in Santa Fe NM, Michele’s consulting assistance has been invaluable. She has made the very complex process of strategy and process development for our Community Benefit giving infinitely less difficult. She is a master of facilitating discussions that get to the heart of the matter, and her attention to detail is unparalleled. I’ve worked with contractors in the past and only some make work easier. Michele is definitely in this category. I trust her implicitly, and should she allow it, would gladly clone and hire several of her!”

– Kristin Carmichael, Director, Community Health, CHRISTUS St. Vincent

I could not be more pleased with the way Michele Lis has helped CES through their Strategic Plan development. She was not only an expert at making recommendations to solidify our goals and strategic priorities, but a genuinely nice person. She patiently answered our teams many questions, explained the concepts inherent in the development of a solid strategic plan with which we were not familiar and made us feel comfortable with the process.”

– David Chavez, Executive Director, Cooperative Education Services

We worked with Michele on two projects—board assessment, and strategic planning. Our board assessment has already enhanced our board performance considerably. During the strategic planning process, Michele gathered input from board and staff to create a plan with data-based goals, targeted outcomes and corresponding strategies. The result was both pretty and practical—a roadmap to direct our mission the next three years.  I highly recommend ML Consulting!”

– Andrea Fisher Maril, Chief Executive Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region

ML Consulting has been a joy to work with, providing just the right
 balance of listening to what I want to accomplish and then providing the
 structure and leadership to make it happen.”

– Wendy Corry, Director of Program Development, Service Delivery Team

ML Consulting helped us through a time of transition. Michele guided the Board and staff through the planning process and helped us develop a strategic plan focused on growing the organization and finding new ways to obtain additional food donations in order to distribute those donations to communities throughout Northern New Mexico.”

– Sherry Hooper, Executive Director, The Food Depot

From the first moment that I met Michele Lis, I knew she was the right person for our board retreat. Her preparation was thorough and geared exactly to our goals. During our board discussions, she led us in an organized but free-wheeling direction so that at the end of the day we had a clear plan with everyone participating. Her follow-up work made sure that we had a way to maintain the energy and momentum she had helped us build.”

– Judy Grant, Board Chairman, Mesa Verde Foundation

ML Consulting and Michele Lis, lead facilitator-consultant, assisted Santa Fe Public Schools in creating the school district’s first ever comprehensive strategic plan. The plan, Choose Success, is extremely user-friendly and serves as a roadmap for identified priorities based on school board goals, timelines and measures of progress.

At various times throughout the development of the strategic plan, I was not always certain we were going to get to where we needed to be with our data and the information we had gathered from over 18 focus groups throughout the school district and the community. But Michele always helped in pulling our executive team together to focus on the key priorities and strategic areas of focus to address the board goals.

I do not think we could have developed such a thorough and comprehensive strategic plan in a relatively short period of time without Michele’s expert strategic planning skills and capabilities. I was touched by her sincere interest in our school district and in helping our district create a real working document rather than a “shelf-plan.”  Michele is truly an amazing strategic planning consultant and facilitator!

– Bobbie J. Gutierrez

I usually equate a board retreat with a root canal, but today’s has been a real pleasure and very productive. The day flew by.”

– Board Member at a recent board retreat facilitated by ML Consulting