Welcome to McGinley Consulting
McGinley Consulting Group is a privately held consulting firm operating with a cadre of some the finest organization and human resource development professionals in North America. Established in 2002, McGinley Consulting Group is proud to be recognized as a Diversity Based Business. Located in the great Pacific Northwest, McGinley Consulting Group provides organizations and human resource development services to both the private and public sectors throughout the U.S.
Our firm does not engage in aggressive marketing and sales practices. Our client base is built on a history of unsurpassed customer satisfaction and our desire to develop and sustain genuine and productive partnerships with clients. The associates of our firm are all seasoned professionals with proven records of accomplishment in their areas of expertise. They have the ability and experience to tackle difficult organizational and human resource development issues by maintaining a clear focus on client-centered values and bottom-line business results.
Who We Are
Every client engagement begins with a conversation. Our first order of business is to understand what prompted you to contact us. There will likely be many questions from your McGinley Consultant Group consultant. You will likely be reflective, both during and after the conversation, as we come to have a mutual understanding of your individual or organizational needs. Typically this dialogue is the beginning of a lasting partnership. Whether it's finding solutions to difficult issues or capitalizing on potential opportunities, our goal is to offer sustainable solutions that positively impact your bottom line and the common denominator of all our clients -- it's people.
The skills development training course description appearing in this section represent a sampling of courses frequently requested by our clients.
- Excellence in Human Performance
- Foundations of Leadership
- The Leading Edge
- Leading Through Change and Transition
- Managing Products Successfully
- Leading Projects
- Effective Presentation Skill
- Developing High Performance Teams
- Fundamentals of Effective Supervision
- It's Only a Matter of Time
- Teams Across the Miles
- Leading Meetings
- Managing Interpersonal Relationships
- An Individualized Learning Program
What We Do
Good engagement outcomes are based on thorough understanding of the issues and thorough analysis of solid, relevant data. We help you bring clarity to your situation by way of this background work and suggesting other sources of supplemental information. We believe that the time spent in deliberate investigation will more than offset the potential time lost from solutions that are hastily proposed and implemented.
Our second principle is that while data may drive solutions, it is the quality of client leadership that ultimately decides the fate of any organizational effort. We deliberately create an empathetic and developmental support system for the client, as we know from experience that many organizational issues require not only depth of understanding but also the leader's courage and resolve to engage in appropriate risk-taking in challenging situations.
Our third guiding principle is about you and us. We seek appropriate partnership and commitment to results as we work together to address your business needs. We are fully aware of our expertise, the roles we can play, and the organizational limitations that come with serving as external consultants. We strive to ensure that roles and expectations of everyone involved are clear, appropriate, and measured. Together we'll create a collaborative approach that fully engages the very best both of our respective organizations have to offer.
Mutual understanding, Leadership commitment, and Shared ownership. It's a short list -- but long on returns. It's also what we believe it takes to deliver to our clients the results they expect with commitment that endures.
Meeting Planning & Facilitation
We believe the foundation of a successful meeting is the focus on group input and the agreements that emerge from valued participant contributions. The return from this dynamic is buy-in from participants. This high level of participant commitment positively affects what happens during the meeting. But perhaps more importantly, it begins the process of effective implementation of decisions after the meeting concludes. Because of the planning work done before the meeting, and skilled facilitation during the meeting, discussions are focused, agreements and actions are clearly defined (who, what and when) and participants are energized by their involvement. An experienced facilitator has the skills to make sure you have well run, satisfying meetings. A facilitator can focus on process ('the how" the meeting is run), and free you to focus on content ("the what" that is driving the meeting and your role as the leader). We want your meetings to be the ones that people don't want to miss.
If you have a meeting where the dynamics and outcomes described above are important, we'll do our job, in turn making it easier for you to do yours.
- Leading Through Rapid Change
- Establishing Direction and Aligning People
Strategic Planning Retreats
- New Team Start Ups
- New Manager Integration Process
- Building Better Teams
- Dealing With the Challenges of Geographically Dispersed Teams
- Regrouping After Reorganizations
Development of Internal Consultants
Many professionals within our organizations serve in critical roles as internal consultants - individuals with proven technical expertise in a position to have some influence over an individual, group, or organization, but having no direct power to make changes or to implement solutions. Whether they’re from finance and accounting, engineering, human resources, legal, information technology or any number of other organizations, they play a key role in deploying their subject matter expertise to clients throughout the organization. As representatives of their respective staff organizations, they provide the greater organization with their unique expertise spanning abroad array of actions and initiatives. With client contacts ranging from brief phone calls to serving as an integral part of long-term project teams, the internal consultant represents the defacto capability of their organization to line management. And with that responsibility and mission, so goes the reputation of the staff organization they represent.
Among the greatest challenges of the internal consultant is their ability to positively influence clients while operating from a position of little formal organizational power. In practice, an internal consultant with a vast amount of technical expertise has no guarantee of mission success based solely on that expertise. What they often lack are leadership, interpersonal and consulting skillsets, and the tools that can enhance the prospects of getting their expertise appropriately used by clients.
McGinley Consulting Group provides our clients with the support they need to develop internal consultants whose expertise is used effectively within the organization. We provide a number of resources designed to enhance the skills, capacity, and productivity of your organization's consultancy. From one-on-one coaching to group training sessions, we strive to compliment the technical skills of your internal consultants with practical and powerful consulting methods and techniques. We have the experience and resources to strengthen their ability to deploy their expertise, develop positive client relationships, and skillfully navigate challenging consulting engagements.
Contact us to find out how we can help you develop a distinguished team of internal consultants that are sought out as the preferred source of expertise within your organization.
A Leader Seeking Solutions
•Planning an important meeting
•Dealing with leadership team issues
•Needing another pair of hands
•Someone who can think at your level
•A safe and neutral person you can talk with about tough issues
•Someone who will tell you the truth and support you as you deal with it
•Someone who can help you make time-critical decisions and get important communications delivered
A Manager with a New Team
•Not sure where/how to get started?
•Wanting to make a difference -- fast -- yet trying not to rock the boat too much too early?
The Talent Development Manager
•It's your job to develop your organization's people -- how do you
do it all.
•You want to infuse fresh ideas/perspective into your training programs
•You want to design and implement an intensive leadership development program -- not just a single class -- but a powerful learning experience that will grow wisdom in your leaders over the next year
HR Business Partner
•Need help supporting a manager/team that can't seem to "get
•Know there's not enough of you to go around
•Have a challenging assignment and not sure how to best proceed
•Your client is also your boss. Having someone else to help strategize
A Manager of Internal Consultants
•Your employees see themselves only as "Subject Matter
•Your employees do not understand the role and skills necessary to be an effective internal consultant
•Your employees' efforts to perform their duties have antagonized others in the organization
•Management is considering other resources to execute the services currently offered by your employees