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, former Director, Community Health, CHRISTUS St. Vincent

ML Consulting has been an invaluable asset to our organization over the past few years.  Drug Policy Alliance has worked with Michele to help build out our local drug strategy work in New Mexico which included developing a way to solicit authentic community input.  Not only did Michele deliver the facilitation, planning, organizational, strategy development, and writing skills we needed for the project, she did it with compassion and consideration to ensure the voices of our community are represented in our policy work.  I would work with Michele every day if I could!

– Emily Kaltenbach, NM Senior Director, Drug Policy Alliance

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

The entire business and human services field is entering a new era of professionalization demand for evidence-based practice, emphasis on development, and quality improvement. These elements require leadership, practice implementation, and foresight of a complex and technical nature. This is a uniquely challenging combination of needed skills. I believe Michele possesses those skills.

Her facilitation skills, her continuing emphasis on creating good standards and learning proactive approaches in her field are the kind agencies that interact with her would gain. They are critical to our community businesses and non-profits.

She is an incredible problem solver and she has contributed ideas to Solace we will forever benefit from.

She is incredibly well organized and tenaciously committed to her work. She possesses an exceptional blend of intellectual skills, a sense of humanity and a solid and robust foundation to do the work she does, which are some of the wonderful qualities that describe her character.”

– Maria Jose Rodriguez Cadiz, Executive Director, Solace Crisis Treatment Center, Santa Fe

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, former Chief Executive Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region

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

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