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Growth and Positioning Strategies for Associations

Client Stories

Here, we present case studies from our client files that describe how we used our service toolbox to assist them in finding creative solutions to unique problems.

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This page lists testimonials from some executives who know Steve well. 

“I’ve experienced Steve as an insightful, systems-thinker, who asks executives the tough questions that takes the dialogue to a higher level. A non-typical consultant, Steve’s years of experience on the inside, leading strategic transitions in multiple industries, comes through clearly in a practical blend of theory and real-world applications.”

Daniel Schwartz, COO Addus Healthcare, Inc. (former SVP, Sunrise Senior Living)

"In my work and conversations with Steve, two things always come to mind — He sees the big picture and asks the right questions. Key competencies to help ensure an individual and an organization reach full potential."

Vern Schellenger, SVP of HR, American Bankers Association

"Steve knows how to navigate the corridors and circuitous paths of organizational change like no other person I know. He helps organizations facing rapid change with a practical, knowledgeable perspective. Steve’s ability to strategically map and plan transitions, to be sensitive to people and communicate clearly, and to confidently manage chaos, is masterful. I would recommend him as a strategic partner to any organization facing radical change."  

G. Lee Salmon, Executive Consultant & Coaching Program Manager, Federal Consulting Group, Dept. of Interior

"Steve's breadth of executive experience in diverse types of organizations (for profit and non-profit) makes him a credible, business savvy consultant, with practical advice for executives. One of Steve's specialties is working with executives who are new to their organization; helping them quickly conduct a strategic assessment and launch change initiatives. In this regard, he has been particularly effective in helping successful McCarthy & Company executive coaching and outplacement clients who have begun new positions as leaders of for-profit or not-for-profit organizations. This is a win-win situation for all involved. He provides a very important “bridge” for our clients, helping them to successfully establish themselves very quickly in their new positions; assisting them strategically and tactically to quickly prove themselves and make a contribution to the organization right out of the box."

Peter R. McCarthy, President, McCarthy & Company

“I wasn’t sure what it meant to have an executive coach --- was it a mentor, an advisor, a counselor? Over our sessions, Steve was all of those. But, more importantly, he was a person I could confide in regarding my deepest challenges and greatest aspirations. Today, I’m a better manager and leader. I thank Steve for this.

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