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  • 04 Apr 2016 3:55 PM | Nancy Reilly (Administrator)
     


    April 2016

     



    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     
     

    SAVE THE DATES:



    Open to the Public
    Luncheon
    April 8th


    Members Only
    Breakfast (5th Friday)
    April 29th
              

    Help a CA Member WIN!
    Do you know a Consulting Alliance Member or are you one yourself? In 2016 we are creating a little healthy competition by awarding a prize to the member who brings the most guests to our public events. Guests, simply let Nancy know at the door who invited you and we will do the rest.




    Member News


    “Business Anniversary Ideas: Let the SELL-abrations Begin!” written by Pauline Bartel, Bartel Communications, Inc., is featured on AdTalk, the AdHub Marketing Blog.  AdHub.com is an online directory and network of the New York advertising industries. Read the article here.



    Steven Egna, CBA, CVA, ABAR, CM&AA Valuation Resource Group, LLC
     has been invited to speak at the National Association of Certified Valuators  and Analysts annual super conference on June 9, 2016.  The conference is being held at the famous Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, CA.  Steve will be speaking about the integration and impact of a company’s balance sheet on its value.



    Alan Krieger, Krieger Solutions, LLC
    Alan Krieger has just formed a partnership with the Capital Regional Theological Center to assist them in coordinating a new training series.  The series will provide programs for non-profit leaders, board members and any other interested parties in leadership skills, organizational skills and team work. Clare Monteau, another Consulting Alliance member, will be providing
    one of the sessions. In addition, Alan’s company, Krieger Solutions, LLC will be broadening its range to include several programs on creativity and spirituality.  Programs are open to the public.  Krieger Solutions, LLC will be handling registration and logistics along with providing the trainers. Register here.

    Alan Krieger is also working on two evaluation projects that help clients better define their hoped for results to be more measurable and outcome oriented.  Most people focus on the services or products they are going to provide since these are easy to measure. Getting down to the next level, to answer the “so what” question is the challenge.  Yes… you did provide what you promised, but “so what?”  What were the impacts of this work?  Did it produce the outcomes you were hoping for? Both projects have been very interesting with a lot of learning by all involved. Click here for more information about these projects.




    Bill Polk, Business Advisory Services
    is leading the Financial Components instruction in the Spring Entrepreneur Boot Camp at the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce.  Participants include
    veterans, students from Schenectady County Community College, and many others excited about bringing their business idea into reality.




    Bill Phllips, WJP Partners Consulting will be presenting at the 37th Annual Conference of the NYS Government Finance Officers Association on Friday April 8 at the Marriott Hotel in Albany. The topic is Lean Principles: Creating More Efficient Government Processes.



    Denise Horan, Integrated Management & Sales Consulting is proud to share the news that she has been selected as a “Women Of Excellence” by the Capital Region Chamber for the category Excellence in Business Development.  The big luncheon celebration is June 3.



            Program   Committee News


    We had a great turnout and great discussion with Mike Hickey, CEO of CEG, at our March breakfast.  We learned about the Regional Economic Development Council and it’s 5 year plan, discussed changes at CEG, and even veered into a discussion of higher ed.  We also laid the ground work for exploring ways the Alliance members
    can work more closely with CEG – stay tuned.  We also had a strong turnout and heard an interesting entrepreneurs’ story at our March lunch.  Annemarie Lanesey, from
    Greane Tree Technology, discussed her Zen approach to entrepreneurship.

    We have some great programs coming up (see http://consultingalliance.org/events for more details). David Allen Miller will be our April 8th lunch speaker talking about leadership, inspiration, managing really smart people and keeping arts institutions strong.  On May, 6, Richard Frederick, of Eastern NY Angels, will discuss the A, B, C’s
    of Angel investing and challenges for early stage companies in the Capital Region. Find out what angel investing really is, what’s happening in our region with emerging companies, and how consultants can play a role in this.

    Our member only breakfast programs continue with two interesting programs to help us better run our businesses – April 29 brings Susanna Opper to help us focus our message about our business and our distinction.  May 20 brings Cody Anderson to continue his tech talk series, this time focusing on building a business foundation in
    the cloud.  Hope to see all our members this spring!




    About the Consulting Alliance

    The Consulting Alliance is an association of leading independent consultants with diverse regiona
    l and national experience and
    proven success
    in solving client challenges.

    We are the ideal resource for organizations seeking to hire a consultant with the highest level of professionalism and expertise.

    Membership in the Alliance, at the Professional and Associate level, provides consultants with a vibrant
    and collaborative community
    where they can grow their
    businesses and advance their
    skills.


    Visit the Consulting Alliance for
    more information.
     



    President's Message



    Members and Friends

    I hope this edition of the Consulting Alliance newsletter finds you well.

    If you were unable to join us for breakfast on March 18, you missed a real treat.  Outgoing CEG CEO Mike Hickey took us on a tour of the Capitol Region’s Economic Development Strategy. 

    Formulated as part of the Upstate Revitalization Initiative and consisting of thirteen separate initiatives, it provides a roadmap for delivering 40,000 new jobs, moving 20,000 people out of poverty and growing the region’s population by 10,000 residents.  You can learn more about the strategy here.

    The Consulting Alliance is exploring ways to contribute to the success of the strategy.  The first step in the process involves a contingent, consisting of Program Committee Chair Alan Krieger, past-President Clare Monteau and Vice President Bill Phillips, sitting down with CEG’s Michael Lobsinger this week.  Stay tuned for more on this potentially productive partnership.

    Our next opportunity to learn from each other comes on Friday, Aril 8.  Join Albany Symphony Music Director and Conductor David Alan Miller for a discussion of how conducting orchestras is like running a company, complete with insights into the world of orchestral performance and the challenges arts groups confront.  How do we stay relevant, strong, and vital, in a constantly changing environment? How are arts institutions changing their approaches to succeed in the world today? How do you get 85 brilliant people to embrace your vision and follow you anywhere?  There is only one way to find out.  And that is to join us and the Maestro for lunch.  Register here.

    You can also look forward to learning how Clare Monteau helps clients create performance, passion and purpose in the workplace during the Member Spotlight!

    And don’t forget about our prize for the CA member that brings the most guests to CA lunches.  Starting with lunch last month and ending with the lunch in November 2016, a single point will be awarded to each member that brings a guest to lunch.  As an added bonus, if that guest happens to join the CA during this period, the member will get a second point.  The member with the most points at the end of the period is the winner and will get to attend the CA Holiday event for free.

    Nancy Reilly will keep a running tally so we will all know where we stand throughout the year.  Thanks to the members of the Blue Skies Committee for this (and many other) wonderful suggestion(s)!

    Please also mark your calendar for our next Member-only breakfast on Friday, April 29 at 730 am.  Not only will we get a taste of eggs, waffles or fruit, we will also get a taste of the magic Susanna Opper uses to help clients get their messages out effectively. 

    Until next month …

    Tim Maniccia,
    President


    Conducting Business: Maestro

    David Alan Miller talks about

    Leadership, Inspiration,

    Managing Really Smart People,

    and Keeping Arts Institutions

    Strong


    Presented by
    David Allen Miller, Conductor / Music Director of the Albany Symphony Orchestra



    April 8, 2016 @ 11:30 am
     Wolferts Roost Country Club


    Grammy Award-winning conductor David Alan Miller has established a reputation as one of the leading American conductors of his generation. Music Director of the Albany Symphony since 1992, Mr. Miller has proven himself a creative and compelling orchestra builder. Through exploration of unusual repertoire, educational programming, community outreach and recording initiatives, he has reaffirmed the Albany Symphony’s reputation as the nation’s leading champion of American symphonic music and one of its most innovative orchestras. He and the orchestra  appeared twice at "Spring For Music," the festival of America's most creative orchestras at New York City's Carnegie Hall. 


          Member registration: $20
           Guest registration: $25

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    Wordsmithing Your Distinction

    (5th Friday)

    Facilitated by
    Susanna Opper of Shawenon Communications



    April 29, 2016 @ 7:30 am
     Wolferts Roost Country Club


    In today’s information-packed world, you don’t have a lot of stage time to let people know about your products and services.  Getting your message across successfully requires clear thinking, sound strategy and a bit of magic. During this session, we’ll consider what you say about your business and how you can communicate it effectively.

    Susanna Opper is a seasoned consultant with Fortune 100 companies and small businesses alike.  She has been communicating online since the medium’s inception.  Since 2002 she has headed Shawenon Communications,  which specializes in email marketing.  Her book on electronic group communications—Technology for Teams: Enhancing Productivity in Networked Organizations—was published in 1992.  She holds an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business and is a graduate of Brown University.


                                          Member registration: $15
                                     Member Late registration: $20

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  • 05 Mar 2016 3:36 PM | Nancy Reilly (Administrator)


    March 2016

     




    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     
     

    SAVE THE DATES:



    Open to the Public
    Luncheon
    March 11th


    Members Only
    Breakfast (3rd Friday)
    March 18th
              

    Help a CA Member WIN!
    Do you know a Consulting Alliance Member or are you one yourself? In 2016 we are creating a little healthy competition by awarding a prize to the member who brings the most guests to our public events. Guests, simply let Nancy know at the door who invited you and we will do the rest.




    Member News

    Pauline Bartel, Bartel Communications, Inc.
    has been engaged as a consultant by the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce to provide marketing and public relations strategyfor the organization’s 30th business anniversary in 2016.



    Steven Egna, Aries Business Valuation Advisors
    will be participating in a panel presentation and discussion on “Understanding Valuation from the Buyer’s Perspective” as a guest of
    the XPX Owners’ Academy.  This is
    the first workshop of three  and is scheduled for March 3, 2016 at
    Babson College in Wellesley, MA.  Contact Steve for more information if you are interested in attending.




    Tim Maniccia, Policy Innovation
    led a team of professionals at the New York Department of State’s Division of Local Government Services in designing the Municipal Restructuring Fund – a new $25 million program to assist local government and school officials with developing transformative projects that will lead to property tax reductions for New Yorkers.  https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-25-million-funding-local-governments-and-school-districts-throughout




    Lynette Seawall, Performance Plus
    has renewed her strategic partnership with Target Training International as a CPBA / CBVA (Certified Professional Behavior and Values Analyst). In addition to her Project Management pursuits, Lynette is working with a new financial services client. She is utilizing the Talent Insights survey, the DISC tool as the key component. Behavior (how) and motivators (why) are used to establish the baseline for coaching and improving organizational performance.

    For Consulting Alliance members, Lynette is offering a complimentary DISC assessment – this is an invaluable tool to understand behavior and how to best communicate with others. For those interested, email (LSeawall@gmail.com) or call her at 845.417.8165




    About the Consulting Alliance

    The Consulting Alliance is an association of leading independent consultants with diverse regiona
    l and national experience and
    proven success
    in solving client challenges.

    We are the ideal resource for organizations seeking to hire a consultant with the highest level of professionalism and expertise.

    Membership in the Alliance, at the Professional and Associate level, provides consultants with a vibrant
    and collaborative community
    where they can grow their
    businesses and advance their
    skills.


    Visit the Consulting Alliance for
    more information.
     



    President's Message



    Members and Friends

    I hope this edition of the Consulting Alliance Newsletter finds you well.

    Please join me in thanking Elise Van Allen for sharing her wisdom about “Using the Cloud and Safeguarding Your Data” at the Member-only breakfast on February 26.  Given her recovery from recent surgery, I am especially grateful for her commitment to educating all those that chose to participate.

    That commitment to each other is exactly what I think holds the Consulting Alliance (CA) together.  As I mentioned in my first two messages, I believe the CA has the potential to become a Community of Practice.  In case you missed the earlier newsletters, a Community of Practice is defined as:

    “groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.”

    Three characteristics distinguish a Community of Practice:

    •    The Domain- A Community of Practice is not merely a club of friends or a network of connections between people. It has an identity defined by a shared domain of interest.  In our case, the domain is consulting and becoming more effective consultants.
    •    The Community- In pursuing their interest in their domain, members engage in joint activities and discussions, help each other, and share information. They build relationships that enable them to learn from each other; they care about their standing with each other.
    •    The Practice- Members of a Community of Practice are practitioners. They develop a shared repertoire of resources: experiences, stories, tools, ways of addressing recurring problems—in short a shared practice.

    I think the Community of Practice concept holds great promise for us.  It can serve to define who the CA is as an organization in this new and rapidly evolving era of 24/7, global connectivity.  This clarity can help us attract new members and provide guidance to our programming.  I welcome any and all thoughts you have on this direction for the CA so please do not be shy in sharing your perspective.

    Our next opportunity to learn from each other comes on Friday, March 11.  Annmarie Lanesey, co-Founder of Greane Tree Technology (https://www.greanetree.com) will talk about “Zen Entrepreneurship”.  I do not know very much about what this means.  But I sure am excited to learn from Annmarie. 

    You can also look forward to learning about Leslie Berliant’s business interests in the Member Spotlight.  Talk about a creativity Dynamic Duo!

    And don’t forget about our prize for the CA member that brings the most guests to CA lunches.  Starting with lunch this month and ending with the lunch in November 2016, a single point will be awarded to each member that brings a guest to lunch.  As an added bonus, if that guest happens to join the CA during this period, the member will get a second point.  The member with the most points at the end of the period is the winner and will get to attend the CA Holiday event for free.

    Nancy Reilly will keep a running tally so we will all know where we stand throughout the year.  Thanks to the members of the Blue Skies Committee for this (and many other) wonderful suggestion(s)!

    Please also mark your calendar for our next Member-only breakfast as we explore a more collaborative relationship with CEG and its CEO Mike Hickey on Friday, March 18 at 7:30 am.

    Until next month …

    Tim Maniccia,
    President


    Zen Entrepreneurship

    Presented by
    Annmarie Lanesey of
    Greane Tree Technology



    March 11, 2016 @ 11:30 am
     Wolferts Roost Country Club

    There are many ways to become an entrepreneur.  Annmarie Lanesey who has built a successful software development company, Greane Tree Technology, attributes her success to being able to tap into her creative side and leveraging that to build her career.  As a young woman in the tech world she had higher barriers to success than most.  Getting into a creative flow carried her over the toughest obstacles.  Annmarie will talk about tips for getting started as an entrepreneur, using creativity as inspiration to carry you down the path, and will present resources for those interested in pursuing this path.

    Annmarie Lanesey co-founded Greane Tree Technology in 2008, and today successfully leads her team’s software development projects for publishing powerhouses, social media startups, academic institutions, national nonprofits, and government agencies.


          Member registration: $20
           Guest registration: $25

    Sign up online

    Breakfast with a Regional Leader - Michael J. Hickey of CEG
    (3rd Friday)

    Facilitated by
    Michael J. Hickey of CEG



    March 18, 2016 @ 7:30 am
     Wolferts Roost Country Club


    Michael Hickey, Interim President & CEO of the Center for Economic Growth will meet with the Consulting Alliance members at our March 18th member only breakfast to discuss current initiatives at CEG and to explore how the Consulting Alliance and CEG might collaborate.  This will continue our series of breakfast with regional leaders.

    Mike took on the role of President and CEO of the Center for Economic Growth in July of 2015 after serving as its board chair.  Mike has over 25 years’ experience in technology businesses, with the last 15 as a software executive.  For the past five years he has served as Siena Colleges Executive in Residence and Executive Director of the Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has served as an officer for two public companies.  He was a key leader in the business that bought over 12 companies.  In his previous role as President of Pitney Bowes Software, Hickey managed a global software business to record revenue of $400 million with over 1900 employees.


                                          Member registration: $15
                                     Member Late registration: $20

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    https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/530970101

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  • 01 Feb 2016 3:52 PM | Nancy Reilly (Administrator)


    February 2016

     




    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     
     

    SAVE THE DATES:



    Open to the Public
    Luncheon
    February 12th


    Members Only
    Breakfast
    February 26th
              
    ***************


    Attention CA Members: Be sure to read this month's President's Message to learn about how you could win a free ticket to the December 2016 Holiday Event.




    Member News

    Pauline Bartel, Bartel Communications, Inc.
    published an article on LinkedIn, “Make Your Business Anniversary a SELL-abration.” Pauline has also developed a new resource for companies interested in knowing how to transform business anniversary merry making into business anniversary money making. For a free digital download of “Visioning Your Business Anniversary,” contact Pauline at pauline@paulinebartel.com  



    Jerry Shaye, Shaye Global, LLC
    participated as a panelist in the "Economic Opportunities and Business Strategies" Conference held on January 20, 2016.  Attendance at the conference included both public sector officials educators and private business people from Ghana and other African and European countries.



    Dr. Tom Denham, Careers
    In Transition LLC
    gave a seminar at Albany Chapter of the Adirondack Club entitled, “Climbing Mt. Shuksan.”  Dr. Tom also spoke to students at the New York State Grange Youth Weekend Retreat at Ravena Granger on the topic, “The Vertical Life.”



    Lynette Seawall, Performance Plus
    celebrates 17 years in business on February 8th.  As with fellow Consulting Alliance members, membership has the extraordinary advantage of networking with those who speak the same language.




    About the Consulting Alliance

    The Consulting Alliance is an association of leading independent consultants with diverse regiona
    l and national experience and
    proven success
    in solving client challenges.

    We are the ideal resource for organizations seeking to hire a consultant with the highest level of professionalism and expertise.

    Membership in the Alliance, at the Professional and Associate level, provides consultants with a vibrant
    and collaborative community
    where they can grow their
    businesses and advance their
    skills.


    Visit the Consulting Alliance for
    more information.
     



    President's Message



    Members and Friends

    I hope this edition of the Consulting Alliance Newsletter finds you well!

    More than a dozen attended the Members-only breakfast on January 22nd.  Our past-president, Clare Monteau, taught us about Lean tools and how they can help us become better consultants.

    We also had the opportunity to learn from each other during our Peer Consulting segment.  For those of you that have not been to a breakfast recently, this is a totally unscripted exchange of ideas that starts with one of us stating something to the effect of:

    “I have been wrestling with this (barrier or opportunity) for some time, and I could use a little help.  Does anyone have ideas or experience with this (barrier or opportunity)?”

    Over the course of about 10 minutes, Lynette Seawall talked about her interest in using the power of storytelling for interviews and got tangible suggestions from those in attendance.  You can read her summary on the Member Forum:

    http://consultingalliance.org/member_forum

    The feedback we have gotten on Peer Consulting has been universally positive.  Hopefully you can make the next breakfast on February 26th when Elise Van Allen talks about “Using the Cloud and Safeguarding Your Data”.  And we get another chance to help another member of the CA community grow and further develop their practice via Peer Consulting.

    Speaking of community, in my first message I referenced a concept, that refers to “groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.”

    The creators called this concept a Community of Practice.  I believe the Consulting Alliance has the potential to become just such a community.

    According to Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger (who coined the term), not everything called a community is a community of practice. A neighborhood for instance, is often called a community, but is usually not a community of practice.

    Lave and Wenger also state that all communities of practice are networks in the sense that they involve connections among members. But not all networks are communities of practice.

    Three characteristics distinguish a community of practice:

    •    The Domain;
    •    The Community; and
    •    The Practice.

    Intrigued?  Look for more from me (and possibly from VP Bill Phillips, who also has experience in creating a community of practice) in the coming editions of the Newsletter as we explore the potential of this concept.

    Finally, you may remember that about this time last year the CA created a Blue Skies Committee.  Led by Pauline Bartel, its charge was to provide ideas to the CA Board that would:

    •    Enhance the experience of members;
    •    Encourage members to take an active role;
    •    Build a sense of community; and
    •    Attract new members.

    One suggestion was to create a prize for the CA member that brings the most guests to CA lunches.  So, starting with lunch on February 12th and ending with the lunch in November 2016, a single point will be awarded to each member that brings a guest to lunch.  As an added bonus, if that guest happens to join the CA during this period, the member will get a second point.  The member with the most points at the end of the period is the winner and will get to attend the CA Holiday event for free.

    Nancy Reilly will keep a running tally so we will all know where we stand throughout the year.  Thanks to the members of the Blue Skies Committee for this (and many other) wonderful suggestion(s)!

    Until next month …
     

    Tim Maniccia,
    President


    Leadership Tools for Dynamic Organizations

    Presented by
    David S. Liebschutz, BCC, JD/MPP of
    DSLeadership, LLC



    February 12, 2016 @ 11:30 am
     Wolferts Roost Country Club

    There are hundreds of books and seminars on leadership and yet most of them don't focus on how every member of an organization can lead, regardless of position or title.  This talk will look at how effective organizations empower every member of the team to advance the mission of the organization.

    David S. Liebschutz is the principal of DSLeadership, LLC, a consulting and coaching firm specializing in leadership training and long-term planning.  In addition, he is a long-term public service professor at the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs, where he teaches a graduate seminar in law and public policy and an undergraduate leadership course.  He is also an adjunct professor of economics at Siena College, where he has taught micro and macroeconomics, law and economics and the strategic management senior capstone course. Mr. Liebschutz spent 1999 in Wellington, New Zealand as an Ian Axford Fellow and served as a member of the fellowship selection committee.   He is the author of numerous academic articles and co-wrote the book State Tax Relief for the Poor, and serves on several volunteer boards and committees.  Mr. Liebschutz is a former Hillel Foundation executive director (2000-2004 at the University at Albany) and a past-president of B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation.

    He earned his undergraduate degree in economics from Yale University and holds law and policy degrees from Duke University.


          Member registration: $20
           Guest registration: $25

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    Using the Cloud and Safeguarding Your Data

    Facilitated by
    Elise Van  Allen, Be Cloud Savvy, LLC



    February 26, 2016 @ 7:30 am
     Wolferts Roost Country Club


    Elise Van  Allen will present "Safeguarding Your Business Data In Today's Multi-platform Tech Environment", an overview of tools and apps that enable entrepreneurs and small businesses to safely and efficiently navigate the fast-paced world of electronic communications and Cloud storage.

    A comparison of cloud storage providers and products will be presented, along with a discussion about how to best protect sensitive business and client information across all devices (laptops, tablets and smartphones). 

    Be Cloud Savvy, LLC  partners with entrepreneurs and small businesses on the challenges that come with being on your own with no IT department to rely on. Be Cloud Savvy, LLC provides you with the knowledge to overcome those challenges.


                                          Member registration: $15
                                     Member Late registration: $20

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  • 25 Jan 2016 2:04 PM | Nancy Reilly (Administrator)


    January 2016

     




    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     
     

    SAVE THE DATES:


    Members Only
    January 22nd Breakfast

    Open to the Public
    Luncheon
    February 12th

              
    ***************


    We’d like to start an occasional informal evening program for Consulting Alliance members and potential members.  If you’d like to help plan these events, please contact Alan Krieger.





    Member News

    Pauline Bartel, Bartel Communications, Inc.
    and author of The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book (2nd edition), was one of five film experts featured in the roundtable article “The Box-Office Champ: Remembering ‘Gone With
    the Wind’ on its 75th Anniversary” by Michael Coate in his column “History, Legacy & Showmanship” on the website The Digital Bits: (http://www.thedigitalbits.com/columns/history-legacy--showmanship/remembering-gone-with-the-wind-75th).




    David Liebschutz (DSLeadership, LLC)
    recently passed the requirements to become
    a board certified coach (BCC).  In addition, the United Jewish
    Federation of Northeastern New
    York has contracted with Mr. Liebschutz to facilitate their eight week long emerging leadership program for
    local Jewish community
    organizations (including the
    Federation,  synagogues, Jewish community centers, etc) starting in January 2016. This program, called Yesod, is part of a national effort by
     the Jewish Federations of North America to prepare the next
    generation of leaders for the Jewish community
    .




    Dr. Tom Denham, Careers
    In Transition LLC
    gave a seminar at the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce entitled, “LinkedIn: Just Beyond the Basics.”
    Dr. Tom was recently heard on WAMC Northeast Public Radio on his
    Vox Pop Career Forum show discussing a variety of caree
    r issues with callers.




    Lynette Seawall, Performance Plus
    successfully sat for the PMP (Project Management Professional) certification exam. PMI, Project Management Institute, provides the international standards for Project Management. Lynette is now a PMP credential holder joining the ranks of 658,527 Project Managers worldwide. In addition to local opportunities, she welcomes any suggestions you may have in exploring opportunities in
    New Zealand, Australia,
    and United Kingdom.





    About the Consulting Alliance

    The Consulting Alliance is an association of leading independent consultants with diverse regiona
    l and national experience and
    proven success
    in solving client challenges.

    We are the ideal resource for organizations seeking to hire a consultant with the highest level of professionalism and expertise.

    Membership in the Alliance, at the Professional and Associate level, provides consultants with a vibrant
    and collaborative community
    where they can grow their
    businesses and advance their
    skills.


    Visit the Consulting Alliance for
    more information.
     



    President's Message



    Members and Friends

    It is with honor and humility that I write my inaugural President’s Message.  

    A quote often attributed to Sir Isaac Newton references ‘standing on the shoulders of giants’.  The context is all about building on the insight and accomplishments of those that came before us.  In my case, that means building on the legacy of our immediate past-president, Clare Monteau.  Clare led the Consulting Alliance (CA) with passion and integrity these last two years.  I am delighted that she has agreed to continue her service on the CA Board and as co-chair of the Marketing Committee.  

    We have also been blessed by the energy and creativity that Kat Koppett has brought to the CA Board.  As all of you who have seen her in action know, Kat has a keen ear and gift for bringing out the best in those she works with.  

    Please join me in thanking Clare and Kat for their tireless dedication to the CA!

    We are also blessed to welcome two new members to the CA Board.  Leslie Berlliant is a renaissance woman.  She owns not just WB Consultancy, where she helps people and organizations find and fulfill their purpose.  Leslie also a philanthropic chocolatier (bet you never saw that combination before!).  Every sale she makes benefits charity as well as the workers that grow and harvest the chocolate!  Leslie will also serve as co-chair of the CA Marketing Committee.

    Mike Tommaney brings decades of legal experience to the CA Board.  Given the ever evolving nature of not-for-profit governance, we will benefit from Mike’s business and contractual knowledge.

    Please join me in welcoming Leslie and Mike and thanking them for their service on behalf of the CA!

    I would also like to thank those CA members who have signed up for another year of service on the Board:

    Bill Phillips (newly elected CA VP);
    Ray Patterson (elected once again as CA Secretary);
    Jim McGuinness (elected once again as CA Treasurer);
    Alan Krieger (elected once again as a Board member and serving as Program Committee Chair).

    I would also like to thank Pauline Bartel for her many years of service to the CA as publicist-in-chief!  And Peter Coombs as organizer of the CA lunch speakers!  If anyone has met someone or learned something at a CA lunch, it is because Peter found and coached them on their talk and Pauline worked her fingers to the bone to make sure folks in the Capitol Region knew about the event.  We will miss Pauline and Peter very much!

    We are also very fortunate to have two very dedicated administrative professionals assisting the CA.  The next time you see Nancy Reilly or Erin Pashley, please take a moment to thank them.  They perform thankless tasks with enthusiasm and skill!  We would be in deep weeds without them.

    In the coming months you will hear me talk about a concept that I think defines what the CA is and what it means to be a member of the CA.  The concept, created in the early 1990s by social learning experts Etienne Wenger-Trayner and Beverly Wenger-Trayner, refers to “groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.”

    I can not think of a better description of what the CA aspires to be.  Look for more on this in the coming weeks and months.

    I hope to see you at an upcoming CA breakfast or lunch!

     
    Tim Maniccia,
    President



    Turn up the Flow in Your Business - Lean Tools for Consultants

    Facilitated by
    Clare A. Monteau, Ph.D., Clare Monteau LLC



    January 22, 2016 @ 7:30 am
     Wolferts Roost Country Club


    Clare Monteau, Ph.D. will present Lean for Consultants.  From building and selling a car, to providing consulting services to a client, everything is a process. In this interactive session you will learn the principles of Lean Enterprise, and how to use them to increase your effectiveness and create more ease in your business.

    Clare Monteau Ph.D. is passionate about creating workplaces that are vibrant, inspiring and more effective. After 12 years in industry, she created Clare Monteau LLC to lead individuals and companies to understand and reap the benefits of creating powerful processes that deliver high quality and reproducible results for your business while maximizing both employee effectiveness and employee experience.


                                          Member registration: $15
                                     Member Late registration: $20

    Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
    https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/314190253

    You can also dial in using your phone.
    United States : +1 (408) 650-3123


    Access Code: 314-190-253

                                                   Sign up online





     

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  • 21 Dec 2015 2:57 PM | Nancy Reilly (Administrator)


    December 2015

     




    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     
     

    SAVE THE DATES:



    Open to the Public
    January 8th Luncheon

    Members Only
    January 22nd Breakfast

              
    ***************


    We’d like to start an occasional informal evening program for Consulting Alliance members and potential members.  If you’d like to help plan these events, please contact Alan Krieger.


    WELCOME NEW MEMBERS


    The Consulting Alliance hit a new milestone recently when we approved TWO members in a single day!  We welcome Yamel Cuevas of Orange Oak Advisors and Joseph Flacke of Flagstone Management Services, LLC.

    We look forward to getting to know our new members and welcoming them again at our January 8th public luncheon, and we look forward to seeing you all there as well!


    Ray Patterson
    Capital Consulting Group, llc.
    Membership Chair



      WILD APRICOT






    "As part of our never ending quest to deliver value to our members, the CA is attempting to make the event and member registration and payment experience even simpler.  This involves getting greater yield out of our membership management software (Wild Apricot, http://www.wildapricot.com).

    A group of CA members and staff are gathering on Thursday, January 7 at 1:00 pm at the office of Jim McGuinness (1482 Erie Blvd, Schenectady, NY) to get some additional Wild Apricot training.  Ray Patterson will lead the session.  There are a few open seats.  So if this interests you and you have a couple hours to spare, please email Nancy Reilly (info@consultingalliance.org) and let her know of your interest.  First come, first taught."
    -- Tim Maniccia




     



    HOLIDAY SOCIAL








    Outgoing president Clare Monteau and Incoming president Tim Maniccia at the Holiday Social.








     



    President's Message


    Members and Friends

    This will be my last letter as president after 2 years in this privileged position. Along with wishing you all the happiest of holiday seasons, I also want to thank all of you for being part of the Consulting Alliance. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to lead the organization over the past 2 years, and am excited about supporting our new board in the coming year. I know we will continue to make the Consulting Alliance a valuable resource for members, friends and the Capital Region business community at large. We hope you will be part of it.  

    Wishing you all a happy healthy and abundant 2016.

     
    Clare Monteau,
    President

    Lessons on Creating a Successful Business Through a Winning Culture

    Presented by
    Guy Maddalone, Founder and CEO of GTM Payroll Services



    January 8, 2016 @ 11:30 am
     Wolferts Roost Country Club

    Guy Maddalone will discuss the success of GTM  Payroll Services and how it has grown from a one-employee operation to a leader in the payroll industry, now employing over 55 professionals and serving thousands of clients nationwide.

    Guy Maddalone is a 29-year veteran of the payroll, human resource, and employment services industry. Starting with the placement of home healthcare and eldercare services, Guy expanded his business to include nannies and other household staff, and named the company A New England Nanny. In 1991, he founded GTM Payroll Services to provide payroll & tax administration for households, the first in the industry. In 2002, GTM expanded by adding business payroll services as a complement the fast-growing household payroll and tax processing operation.

    Karl Danneil will be featured in our Member Spotlight presentation this month. 

                                           Member registration: $20
                                            Guest Registration: $25

                                                    Sign up online


    Turn up the Flow in Your Business - Lean Tools for Consultants

    Facilitated by
    Clare A. Monteau, Ph.D., Clare Monteau LLC



    January 22, 2016 @ 7:30 am
     Wolferts Roost Country Club


    Clare Monteau, Ph.D. will present Lean for Consultants.  From building and selling a car, to providing consulting services to a client, everything is a process. In this interactive session you will learn the principles of Lean Enterprise, and how to use them to increase your effectiveness and create more ease in your business.

    Clare Monteau Ph.D. is passionate about creating workplaces that are vibrant, inspiring and more effective. After 12 years in industry, she created Clare Monteau LLC to lead individuals and companies to understand and reap the benefits of creating powerful processes that deliver high quality and reproducible results for your business while maximizing both employee effectiveness and employee experience.


                                          Member registration: $15
                                     Member Late registration: $20

    Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
    https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/314190253

    You can also dial in using your phone.
    United States : +1 (408) 650-3123


    Access Code: 314-190-253

                                                   Sign up online



    Member News

    Pauline Bartel, Bartel Communications, Inc. was on the road in November promoting The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book (2nd edition). She was an exhibitor at The Chronicle Book Fair in Glens Falls and at the Waterford Indoor Expo. She presented the program “Gone With the Wind’s Rocky Road to Atlanta” and held a book signing for the Catholic Daughters of the Americas in Wappingers Falls.



    David Liebschutz (DSLeadership, LLC) has just become Board Certified Coach.



    Gerald Shaye, president of Shaye Global, LLC, will travel to El Salvador in December to participate in a seminar in which he will provide advice to agribusiness exporters interested in entering the U.S. and other markets.  He was invited by the El Salvador government agency responsible for export promotion and investment attraction.  This will be Shaye's second trip to the Central American country in three months and is a result of his meeting with the Salvadorean delegates to the July 2015 Fancy Food Show in Manhattan at an event sponsored by the United Nations Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC.



    Lynette Seawall, Performance Plus has just completed 36 hours of internet live virtual training for Project Management Professional Exam Prep. She is upgrading her current Project Management Institute certification, partnering with a colleague who is an instructional designer at McDonalds Global Headquarters (Oak Brook IL). Lynette is exploring opportunities locally as well as in Australia, New Zealand, and England.



    About the Consulting Alliance

    The Consulting Alliance is an association
    of leading independent consultants with diverse regional and national experience and proven success
    in solving client challenges.

    We are the ideal resource for organizations
    seeking to hire a consultant with the highest level of professionalism and expertise.

    Membership in the Alliance, at the Professional and Associate level, provides consultants with a vibrant and collaborative community where they can grow their businesses and advance their skills.

    Visit the Consulting Alliance for more information.

     

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  • 28 Oct 2015 10:38 AM | Nancy Reilly (Administrator)


    Oct./Nov. 2015

     




    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     
     

    SAVE THE DATES:

    November 13th
    Open to the Public Luncheon

    November 20th
    Members Only Breakfast

    December 10th
    Members Only (Plus 1)
    Holiday Gathering


    No Open to the
    Public Luncheon
    in December

              
    ***************


    We’d like to start an occasional informal evening program for Consulting Alliance members and potential members.  If you’d like to help plan these events, please contact Alan Krieger.



      GUIDANCE AND MENTORING




    The Associate level is designed for new consultants beginning to build their business, and provides guidance and mentoring to assist the individual in developing their practice such that professional status can be achieved. This ensures that we preserve the reputation of full membership in the Alliance while providing opportunity for consultants who do not yet meet the professional standards required of full membership.






    BOOK REVIEWS




    I’m not much of a reader, which is why I enjoy the Consulting Alliance breakfast discussions so much – I pick up great ideas without having to read about it!  However, I recently taught a 5 day leadership course and my client decided to give all the participants a copy of Crucial Conversations, so I figured I better read it!  The book is written by a team of four authors:  Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler.

    It’s a great book – easy to read, lots of example to illustrate what they are saying and a couple of excellent points that will improve everyone’s difficult conversations.

    One point that was especially powerful for me was a discussion about how people get defensive during difficult conversations and what you can do to reduce this.  I was teaching a class on anger management and was struggling to present in a simple way the concept of “cognitive restructuring” as a way to short circuit the anger reaction.  They have a nice way of presenting it:

    We generally first notice that we are getting defensive when we being to act defensive – backing away or shutting down; or making excuses or rationalizations; or taking a more aggressive pose.  As we notice our behavior, we can generally roll back to the feeling behind it – fear, embarrassment, frustration, dislike, disrespect, insulted, etc.  The question is, where did this feeling come from?  Most people say it came as a result of the other person’s behavior.  But that’s not quite right – we are in charge of our own feelings.  Here’s the authors’ key insight:

    As we experience the other person’s behavior/words we tell ourselves a story about that behavior – we ascribe negative aspects to the message and then become defensive.  The cognitive restructuring process now is simpler – notice our defensive actions, notice our feelings and search for the story we told ourselves that generated that feeling.  Then simply change the story, and the defensiveness is greatly reduced.  The story changes from:  that person is attacking me… to … that person is having a bad day… or that person may have an interesting point… or that person is totally wrong, I wonder what led him down that path?  These stories may also be wrong and we’ll have a chance to investigate if necessary, but for now, they short circuit the anger reaction and leave us much more clear headed to facilitate a constructive dialogue.  Interestingly, this was similar to a point made by Louise Finlayson, our September lunch speaker, about how the stories we tell ourselves can keep us captive and limit our effectiveness.

    One more interesting point from the book – when we become defensive, we move into fight or flight mode and often get adrenalized… nothing new there.  Their new insight was that adrenalize shifts blood to the muscles which gets us ready for some major fighting or fleeing, and pulls blood away from our brains… making our thinking fuzzy and clouded!  I never thought that one all the way through.  It’s a great image to share with people who are struggling to control their anger.  It’s almost impossible to do if the blood is rushing away from your brain!
    - Alan Krieger

                               ************

    Anyone looking for a good read, try this one out:  Time Really Is Money: How to Work for $5,000 Per Hour by Rob Slee, 2015.  Rob is one of the world’s leading experts on creating value and has just released his latest book.  www.timereallyismoney.com/
      -  Steven M. Egna

     






    OCTOBER
    BREAKFAST










    Steve Egna sheds light on making your business more valuable at the Members breakfast this month.

    We hope to see you at our next Members Only breakfast on November 20th




     



    President's Message


    "Creators always win". That phrase, delivered by Ryan Hanley at our public lunch this month, has stayed with me. In his powerful and entertaining presentation on winning the battle for attention online, he outlined a process to create unique content that is accessible to all businesses. At our members only meeting, we learned from member Steve Egna how to create a business that can thrive without you, and ways to add value to your business. Both of these programs left me feeling smarter, and more enthusiastic about my business. The Consulting Alliance is committed to bringing great content to help you feel smarter and more enthusiastic about YOUR business - join us soon..

     
    Clare Monteau,
    President

    David vs. Goliath: Competing Against the Big Guys and Winning

    Presented by Panelists
    Robert Clancy

     

    Fernando Gómez-Baquero

    Adine Viscusi


    November 13, 2015 @ 11:30 am
     Wolferts Roost Country Club

    The Consulting Alliance presents a distinguished panel of successful entrepreneurs who grabbed onto a vision and gained victory over larger competitors. Learn the secrets of their success and how you can adapt their techniques and strategies to your own business.

    Bill Polk  will be featured in our Member Spotlight presentation this month. 

                                           Member registration: $20
                                            Guest Registration: $25

                                                    Sign up online


    Innovation Prototyping – Building Innovation Into Your Business

    Facilitated by
    Bill Phillips


    (3rd Friday) November 20, 2015 @ 7:30 am
     Wolferts Roost Country Club


    Bill Phillips will facilitate a program on how we can safely and effectively build innovation into our businesses.  The session will focus on how prototyping-- a proven low cost and effective tool--can be used to test innovative ideas in businesses, organizations and our personal lives. This will be a hands on session. Attending members will be asked to identify an area in their businesses or lives where change is needed and wanted. They will then apply the prototyping tool and will leave with a simple set of steps they can immediately put into action.


                                          Member registration: $15
                                     Member Late registration: $20

    Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
    https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/225371317

    You can also dial in using your phone.
    United States : +1 (571) 317-3122


    Access Code: 225-371-317

                                                   Sign up online



    Member News


    Kat Koppett, Koppett & Company
    is offering a webinar:

    Webinar IV: Designing with Improv
    Thursday, October 29, 12:00 pm EDT to 1 pm EDT

        • Distinguish knowledge, skill and mindset objectives
        • Apply improv activities to each type of learning
        • Receive design and facilitation tips for applying improv

    Register here: http://www.thiagi.biz/product_p/tola.htm

    We can offer you this special deal: for every 2 registrations you get a third registrations free. Just register your people and for every two you register, send us the name and email of a third. We will then register them directly and send you confirmation back. If you have any further questions, feel free to call us at 518-847-9882.


    Pauline Bartel, Bartel Communications, Inc.
    completed a successful media campaign for Bennett Contracting’s 100th business anniversary. The campaign delivered more than one-half million positive print and broadcast media impressions for the Capital District’s oldest and largest full-service home remodeling company. View the Time Warner Cable News “Capital Region Business Beat” profile that had multiple broadcasts during the 24-hour news cycle on September 13, 2015:
    http://www.twcnews.com/nys/capital-region/news/2015/09/9/bennett-contracting-celebrates-100-years-in-business.html

    Pauline has expanded her services and now offers custom content marketing, including strategy and implementation. She helps companies attract and retain customers through compelling, multi-channel story telling. Pauline is currently working with a real estate firm to develop buyer-and-seller how-to information and with a physician practice to develop patient education materials. Previously, she wrote custom content for Health and Wellness: Understanding Science, Society and Yourself, a database for high school and community college students that is published by ABC-CLIO, an industry leader in the field of reference and educational publishing.



    Bill Polk, Business Advisory Services is beginning his 10th year as an instructor in Business Plan Finances.for the Fall Entrepreneur Boot Camp at the The Capital Region Chamber of Commerce on September 9.

     
    Dr. Tom Denham, Careers In Transition LLC was the featured speaker at the CapitalAreaHelpWanted.com Job Fair “Get LinkedIn or Get Left Behind.”  Dr. Tom also gave a seminar to students at the Bethlehem Central Lab School at Silver Bay on Lake George on the topic, “The Vertical Life.”  He spoke at the Up In The Biz Luncheon on the subject of, “Got Goals?”  Dr. Tom was also interviewed for a pod cast for GregHitchcockOnline.com on the subject of finding the perfect job, rock climbing, and competitive running past your seventies.

    Dr. Tom Denham gave seminars at the Small Business Albany Showcase on the topics, “The Secrets to Success” and “Get LinkedIn or Get Left Behind.”  Dr. Tom was also the featured speaker at the Malta Career Expo on the subjects, “Get LinkedIn or Get Left Behind”, “Networking Beats NOTworking”, “How Not to Blow Your Interview”, “Work/Life Balance: Tips and Techniques.”  He also volunteered his time and talents by performing resume critiques at the Times Union Job Fair in October.


    Alan Krieger, Krieger Solutions LLC will be conducting programs on time management in the Albany area; two sessions of “Making the Best Use of Your Time” at the Meeting Planner’s International Regional Fall Focus event at the Desmond on October 27th (open to the public); and two sessions of “Stress Less about Time Management” for staff of SUNY Albany as part of their “Stress Less” week-long event.


    Steven M. Egna, CBA, CVA, ABAR, CM&AA,
    Aries Business Valuation Advisors will be leading a discussion and presentation on transition/succession planning titled Transition Planning: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly in two locations.  On October 29th he will be in Baltimore, MD at the Women in Insurance & Financial Services 2015 National Conference.  Almost three weeks later Steve will head west to San Diego, CA where he will be featured in a National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts Regional Specialty Conference.


    Lynette Seawall, Performance Plus who’s just rejoined the Consulting Alliance, worked with Dr. Tom Denham to create an updated LinkedIn page (http://www.linkedin.com/in/LynetteSeawall),  an improvement over her antiquated PerformancePlusConsulting.com website. The great thing about LinkedIn is that it’s a standard resource these days for anyone considering doing business with you. In Lynette’s case, it’s an online resume.

    About the Consulting Alliance

    The Consulting Alliance is an association of leading independent consultants with diverse regional and national experience and proven success in solving client challenges.

    We are the ideal resource for organizations
    seeking to hire a consultant with the highest level of professionalism and expertise.

    Membership in the Alliance, at the Professional and Associate level, provides consultants with a vibrant and collaborative community where they can grow their businesses and advance their skills.

    Visit the Consulting Alliance for more information.

     

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    Contact email: info@consultingalliance.org

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  • 10 Sep 2015 10:03 AM | Nancy Reilly (Administrator)


    September 2015

     




    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     
     

    SAVE THE DATES:

    September 18th is the
    new date for our
    Open to the Public Luncheon

    Members Only
    September 25th Breakfastt

    Open to the Public
    October 9th Luncheon

    Members Only
    October 23rd Breakfast

              
    ***************


    We’d like to start an occasional informal evening program for Consulting Alliance members and potential members.  If you’d like to help plan these events, please contact Alan Krieger.


    WELCOME NEW MEMBERS


    Elise Van Allen, David Leibshutz and Cándida Santos Rataul were all welcomed as new members. Elise and David joined as professional members, while Candida joined at our Associate level.  We are delighted to welcome them to our community.



      GUIDANCE AND MENTORING





    The Associate level is designed for new consultants beginning to build their business, and provides guidance and mentoring to assist the individual in developing their practice such that professional status can be achieved. This ensures that we preserve the reputation of full membership in the Alliance while providing opportunity for consultants who do not yet meet the professional standards required of full membership.





    SUMMER EDITION
    BOOK REVIEW






    I
    nspired by Ray Patterson’s book review last month and my summer reading program of sticking to novels that don’t tax my brain, I thought I’d review two great mindless reads.  One was the new Jack Reacher novel, Person by Lee Child.  True to form it had lots of suspense, twists and turns and a bit of humor to break it up.  Lots of hard to believe circumstances, but this is supposed to be fun, not realistic, and it came through on both parts. 

    The other stretched my definition of a mindless read because it made me think a bit… but only a bit, so I’ll still recommend it.  It’s Street Lawyer by John Grisham; came out in 1998.  The suspense was lower than other Grisham novels I read and there was a moral to the story beyond greedy rich people being punished, although that’s in there as well.  It focused on street people and did make me think about what little I’ve been doing to help others and how fortunate and grateful I am for the basics I usually take for granted. 


    Alan Krieger (Krieger Solutions LLC)




    SUMMER SOCIAL





    Summer Social Group Picture



    New member David Liebschutz, Barbara Bird, and Steve Egna enjoying the sun and company at the Summer Social



    New member Candy Santos Rataul, Ray Patterson and guest Janet Reynolds
     



    President's Message


    I hope you all had a wonderful summer and are ready for a productive fall season.  Although the Consulting Alliance had no official meetings in August, that didn’t stop our Membership committee (Barbara Bird and Ray Patterson) keeping the Alliance vibrant with the addition of 3 new members. We celebrated summer at our social event, which members and their friends enjoyed sun, great food and laughter.  

    This fall includes a great line up of speakers at our public lunches, giving you tools to take your business to the next level with interpersonal communication AND online communication skills, while our members will be in conversation with Michael Fancher of SUNY Polytechnic, and learn from member Steve Egna on what drives (or deflates) the value of your business.

    We will also be holding a “Meet the Consulting Alliance" event this fall for potential members.

     
    Clare Monteau,
    President

    Conscious Communication for Improved Relationships

    Presented by
    Dr. Louise Finlayson


    (3rd Friday) September 18, 2015 @ 11:30 am
     Wolferts Roost Country Club

    Join Dr. Louise Finlayson for an enlightening discussion about the use of conscious language in communication. Through deceptively simple changes in language, you can learn how to become more empowered and effective in creating strong, lasting relationships, which are key to any endeavor in life.

    Louise Finlayson earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University. She then went on to a three-year Fellowship in Clinical Psychology at Harvard Medical School, where she was mentored by some of the top psychologists in the nation. She has owned her private practice for 25 years. Additionally, for the last 18 years, she has also worked as a leadership/executive/life coach.

    Lynne Bunnell will be featured in our Member Spotlight presentation this month. 

                                           Member registration: $20
                                            Guest Registration: $25

                                                    Sign up online


    Breakfast with Michael Fancher, VP Business Development,
    SUNY Polytechnic

    Presented by
    Michael Fancher


    September 25, 2015 @ 7:30 am
     Wolferts Roost Country Club


    Michael M. Fancher will be joining Consulting Alliance members at this breakfast program.  Michael has been exploring ways for the Alliance and SUNY Polytechnic to collaborate on providing support to start up companies.  Michael will give a short update of the latest business developments at the college and will open a discussion with Alliance members to continue to explore possible collaborations.

    Michael Fancher
    has over three decades of experience in industry, government and academia that includes almost 18 years providing executive leadership at SUNY Poly for business development, economic outreach, workforce training alignment and guiding the Institute’s innovation direction as the Executive Director of the NYS Center for Advanced Technology in Nanoelectronics and Nanomaterials.


                                          Member registration: $15
                                     Member Late registration: $20

    Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
    https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/231789573

    You can also dial in using your phone.
    United States : +1 (872) 240-3412


    Access Code: 231-789-573

                                                   Sign up online



    Member News

    Pauline Bartel, Bartel Communications, Inc. author of The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book, will discuss “Gone With the Wind’s Rocky Road to Atlanta” on Friday, September 18, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY. The event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the program. Gone With the Wind will be shown at 1 p.m.

    Pauline will share the reel story behind the making of the iconic 1939 film, including why Clark Gable wanted nothing to do with the role of Rhett Butler, why the search for Scarlett was a hoax, why the film had three directors and how endless months of trouble and turmoil almost doomed Gone With the Wind to failure. Frankly, my dear, this is one program no Gone With the Wind fan should miss.



    Bill Phillips, WJP Partners is the lead presenter to members of the New York State Government Finance Officers Association in several regional sessions.  His topic "Lean government-a proven mindset and tool-set for improving services and empowering employees.


    Tim Maniccia, Policy Innovation LLC completed a redesign of the services provided by the Broome County Clerk.  Working with the Clerk and his staff as well as other members of the County's leadership team, Tim was able to recommend ways to deliver services better, faster and cheaper.  Savings resulting from Tim's recommendations are estimated to represent a return on investment 10X the cost of his services.

    Tim has also been hired by the New York State Department of State to advise in the design of the Municipal Restructuring Fund.  The $150 million Fund was created in the State Fiscal Year 2015-16 budget process.  The objective of the fund is to identify local government innovators and projects that will restructure how local governments deliver necessary public services and result in savings to taxpayers.

    Tim has also been hired to write a primer on the Florida budget and budget process by the Florida Policy Institute.  The Institute is part of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP, a Washington, DC think tank) State Priorities Partnership.  The Partnership is a network of more than 40 independent, nonprofit research and policy organizations affiliated with the CBPP.  State Priorities partners use evidence and analysis to advance policies that give more people the opportunity to prosper.  This is the inaugural project of the Florida Policy Institute.



    Clare Monteau Ph.D., Clare Monteau LLC recently facilitated a group of manufacturing managers through a redesign of their new hire training. This included an evaluation of which over 100 procedures required simple reading review, and which required demonstration of proficiency, and defining the schedule in which they would be rolled out. Ease of implementation was key, as was ensuring that reporting and documentation of the training was simple and mistake-proof.


    Alan Krieger, Krieger Solutions LLC was contracted to develop a “learning retention tool kit" for hospital staff to help them remember how to put on personal protective equipment (PPE) when working with Ebola patients.  The process is somewhat complex, precision can be a matter of life or death, and the training is happening now and it could be months till the next Ebola patient appears.  People don’t retain learning that’s not put into use.  The tool kit Krieger developed is a series of short activities that draw upon the Ebola PPE process.  Each month the team uses a different activity to keep the learning fresh.  After completing a trainer of trainers program teaching hospital trainers how to use the tool kit, Alan stated, “I developed an ever deeper appreciation for the health care workers who put their lives on the line to help seriously ill patients.”

    About the Consulting Alliance

    The Consulting Alliance is an association
    of leading independent consultants with diverse regional and national experience and proven success
    in solving client challenges.

    We are the ideal resource for organizations
    seeking to hire a consultant with the highest level of professionalism and expertise.

    Membership in the Alliance, at the Professional and Associate level, provides consultants with a vibrant and collaborative community where they can grow their businesses and advance their skills.

    Visit the Consulting Alliance for more information.

     

    Copyright © 2014 Consulting Alliance. All rights reserved.
    Contact email: info@consultingalliance.org

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  • 08 Aug 2015 11:40 AM | Nancy Reilly (Administrator)


    Members Only (Plus One) Summer Social  - 8/13

    Member News


    August 2015

     



    ANNOUNCEMENTS

     
    There is no Open to the
    Public Luncheon
    &
    No Members Only Breakfast
    in August
     

    SAVE THE DATES:

    September 18th is the
    new date for our
    Open to the Public
    Luncheon

    &

    Members Only
    September 25th
    Breakfast with a Regional Leader
    (with Michael Fancher)


               

    ***************


    We’d like to start an occasional informal evening program for Consulting Alliance members and potential members.  If you’d like to help plan these events, please contact Alan Krieger.


    BOOK REPORT


    It’s interesting to me that whenever I need a “lift” or an inspiration; I tend to look at the 100 plus books that are on the two large bookshelves in my office.  Most all of them are Leadership and Management books of one sort or another, and to me, they each have their own story or message, and yet they all compliment each other in so many ways.  What I get particularly excited about is how I can look at the titles and quickly recap some of the most important points.  I love weaving them together for the benefit of my clients and colleagues.  I love this because my core being and purpose in life is being a “Dot Connector” and “Builder of Organizations, Teams, and Individuals”!  It is who I am, and I literally cannot help myself – I have to do this work.

    One of my favorite leadership books is: Appreciative Leadership by Diana Whitney, Amanda Trosten-Bloom, and Kae Rader.  I participated in the first Appreciative Leadership workshop that all three authors facilitated after the release of their book.  What a wonderful experience!! 

    I happen to believe that the mark of a true leader is being insightful enough to ask the right question(s).  I don’t believe that leaders have all the answers!  I believe they have developed the skill and perspectives to be able to ask the probing questions, and engage the talent around them to collectively and collaboratively create the future they all want, to achieve.  Then they ask further questions to develop the appropriate action plans and steps to accomplish their vision!


    In Appreciate Leadership the authors not only detail what Appreciative Leadership is, they also give various models, examples, and strategies for implementing such leadership.  For example, the authors share:

    Five Core Strategies of Appreciative Inquiry:

    Inquiry

    Ask positive powerful questions.

    Illumination

    Bring out the best of people and situations.

    Inclusion

    Engage with people to coauthor the future

    Inspiration

    Awaken the creative spirit

    Integrity

    Make choices for the good of the whole



    They go on though the book to look at each strategy in-depth and provide practical examples of how to implement each strategy with specific steps and exercises.

    I’m now reading One Question by Ken Coleman – talk radio host and emcee of Catalyst Leadership Conference.  Look for my thoughts on this book in future newsletters.

    Until then, Best Regards,
    Ray Patterson
    Capital Consulting Group, llc

    Consulting Alliance Member

     



    President's Message


    ‘Exporter’ was one title I never imagined for myself, however, after Consulting Alliance Member Jerry Shaye (Shaye Global LLC) guided us through the why and the how of exporting services at our public luncheon last month, I have added that to my list of possibilities. Member Bill Polk (Business Advisory Services) led the conversation at last months member only meeting where we learned “The Art of Backwards Planning” and challenged us to answer questions such as

    ·       “Where do you want your life to be in 5 years?”
    ·       “Is your business going to get you there?”    

    ...and other critical questions we often don’t get time to ponder.  Another month of inspiring and innovative conversation at the Consulting Alliance.

    On behalf of the board, I wish all our members and friends a wonderful August, and hope to see you for more great programs in September and beyond. 

     
    Clare Monteau,
    President


    The Art of Backwards Planning Discussion


    Members Only (Plus One)
    Summer Social


    August 13, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 2 pm
    The Waters Edge Lighthouse, Glenville
     (2 Freemans Bridge Road)
     


    Every August the Consulting Alliance has only one meeting, a members only event. The objective of this event is to allow members to get to know each other in a more casual way and build deeper relationships.


    Member registration: $25
    Guest Registration: $25

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    Member News

    Pauline Bartel, Bartel Communications, Inc.
    thanks Kat Koppett of Koppett & Co., for a recent referral. Kat was present at the April 2015 Consulting Alliance luncheon, during which Pauline presented a Member Spotlight. Pauline discussed how she works with companies to transform business anniversary merry making into business anniversary money making. Subsequently, Kat contacted Pauline with a referral. As a result, Bartel Communications is working with The Costumer for the company’s 100th anniversary in 2017. Thank you, Kat!


    Dr. Tom Denham of Careers In Transition LLC was the featured speaker at the UAlbany Employee Assistance Program on the topic of, “Work/Life Balance: Forget You, I’m Going Home” Dr. Tom also spoke to the  Latham B2B Networking Group on “Get LinkedIn or Get Left Behind.”

    Inspired by our amazingly creative and design-savvy clients (that means you), Kat Koppett of Koppett & Co. has sought the help of expert Roman Titus to upgrade our brand. We are delighted to unveil our new look. Ta Da!  (www.koppett.com)





    About the Consulting Alliance

    The Consulting Alliance is an association
    of leading independent consultants with diverse regional and national experience and proven success
    in solving client challenges.

    We are the ideal resource for organizations
    seeking to hire a consultant with the highest level of professionalism and expertise.

    Membership in the Alliance, at the Professional and Associate level, provides consultants with a vibrant and collaborative community where they can grow their businesses and advance their skills.

    Visit the Consulting Alliance for more information.

     

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  • 14 Jul 2015 12:07 PM | Nancy Reilly (Administrator)

    Open to the Public Luncheon - 7/17 (Third Friday)
    Members Only Breakfast - 7/24

    Member News


    July 2015

     


    ANNOUNCEMENTS
     

      SAVE THE DATE!
    CA Summer Social
    Members Only ({Plus One)
    Thursday, August 13th from
    11:30 am - 2:00 pm @ The
    Waters Edge Lighthouise

               

    ***************


    We’d like to start an occasional informal evening program for Consulting Alliance members and potential members.  If you’d like to help plan these events, please contact Alan Krieger.

    WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
     


    We are excited to announce the addition of our two newest members and Welcome to Debra Best and Diane Cameron!  Debra has an impressive background and was our May luncheon speaker.  Diane also has a very impressive background, including being a published author and retreat facilitator.  Please check out Debra’s profile in the Consultants Directory on The Consulting Alliance website.  Diane is our newest Associate Member, and as such, her profile isn’t listed on the Consultants Directory, but please get to know her as she has a lot  to offer and is very interesting in increasing her consultant skills, particularly when it comes to running her business.

     








     



    President's Message


    Greetings Members and Friends

    Change. Does that word make you shiver with dread or excitement? It is of course, the only constant and I wanted to tell you about some interesting changes at the Consulting Alliance which you will see in the coming months. Last year, we conducted a survey of our members, and this year, we had a dedicated group review ideas gathered from both the survey and through conversations with members. These ideas were developed and prioritized and voted on by the board, and we are now ready to being implementing some of those suggestions. Here are some examples of the ideas chosen:
    • Develop collaborative relationships with other organizations
    • Prize for member who brings most guests throughout the year
    • Incorporate some discussion time into lunch meetings

    Many thanks to our Blue Skies Committee who dedicated hours to collect and evaluate many ideas to improve the experience of being involved with Consulting Alliance as a member or a guest. Members, you can access the full report here.


    Mark Eagan, CEO of the Capital Region Chamber joined us at our members breakfast in June to discuss the newly formed Capital Region Chamber, and it's two affiliates Albany Colonie Chamber and Schenectady County Chamber. Attending members were excited to hear about the focus on regional affairs, benefits of membership and potential opportunities for a collaborative partnership between our organizations. 

    Enjoy the beautiful summer,        
     
    Clare Monteau,
    President


    Opportunities for Service Providers in the Global Marketplace

    Presented by
    Gerald R. Shaye
    President, Shaye Global LLC
    Executive in Residence, The Sage Colleges

    July 17, 2015 @ 11:30 am
     Wolferts Roost Country Club

    When hearing the term “exporting,” people generally think of manufactured or agricultural products leaving the shores of the US for foreign countries. Surprisingly, the United States exports many services. In fact, the US has a positive balance of trade in services (exports less imports) consistently.

    Gerald R. Shaye of Shaye Global LLC will explore the concept of service exports, including consulting services, discuss strategies for finding opportunities in foreign markets and for identifying and qualifying foreign partners and explain the differences that must be understood when working in foreign markets. A native of Albany, NY, Gerald “Jerry” Shaye was educated at Dartmouth College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

    Member registration: $20
    Guest Registration: $25

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    The Art of Backwards Planning
    (Members Only)


    Facilitated by
    William Polk
    Business Advisory Services

     July 24, 2015 @ 7:30 am
     Wolferts Roost Country Club

    Premise:  Forecasting sales is often problematic.  In this session, Consulting Alliance members will have an opportunity to experience "Backwards" Planning.  You will complete a series of exercises to plan your future practice by working backwards.  We'll also dispel a widely held myth about some of your most common business practices.

    Bill Polk is an independent consultant with extensive expertise in Business Development and the strategic use of information technology in the Financial Services Industry. Bill has an Executive MBA from the University of New Haven.

    Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
    https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/822711693

    You can also dial in using your phone.
    United States : +1 (408) 650-3131
    Access Code: 822-711-693


    Member registration: $15
    Member Late registration: $20

    Sign up online



    Member News

    Pauline Bartel, Bartel Communications, Inc.
    worked with Bennett Contracting for the company’s 100th business anniversary. A team of employees from the Capital District’s oldest and largest full-service home remodeling company improved the Lincoln Park community garden and the lives of 52 families in Albany’s South End through the “Building Strong Roots” community service project. Pauline also managed the publicity campaign that has so far yielded print and electronic coverage in the Times Union, Troy Record and The Bethlehem Spotlight. Visit this link to read all about it: http://paulinebartel.com/blog/?p=2146

    Dr. Tom Denham of Careers In Transition LLC was the featured speaker at the Bethlehem Business Builders with the topic, “Work/Life Balance: Exploring the Capital Region.”  Dr. Tom was the keynote speaker at the Excelsior College retreat on the topic: “Passion and Purpose in Your Personal and Professional Life.”  In addition, he spoke at the Up In The Biz Luncheon on the subject of “Get LinkedIn or Get Left Behind.”

    Dr. Tom would like to thank everyone for making his 2015 Charity of Mt. Shuksan in the Northern Cascades a total success.  He made it to the top and back and raised over $5,800 to benefit the Alport Syndrome Foundation.  Stay tuned to next year’s fund raising adventure.  You ain’t seen nothing yet.

    Ray Patterson, Capital Consulting Group, llc would like to publicly thank Alan Krieger for connecting him with the World Awareness Children’s Museum in Glens Falls.  I will be working with their leadership, staff and board over the course of the summer and fall as I facilitate their strategic planning and implementation!  Thanks Alan!!!

    Leslie Berliant of WB Consultancy has a full menu of classes, webinars and workshops this summer. The next six-week Writing from the Deep Voice Teleclass begins on June 26th for those looking to hone their creative writing skills, the one month (Self-Doubt) Assassin School begins on July 6th with a series of exercises to help you move from fear into action, June 24th is the 2 hour Selling with Love & Integrity Webinar to help you better close the deal and July 8th is the 2 hour Career Transition Webinar for those looking to make a career change. Details on all of this and more at www.wbconsultancy.com





    About the Consulting Alliance

    The Consulting Alliance
    is an association
    of leading independent consultants with diverse regional and national experience and proven success
    in solving client challenges.

    We are the ideal resource for organizations
    seeking to hire a consultant with the highest level of professionalism and expertise.

    Membership in the Alliance, at the Professional and Associate level, provides consultants with a vibrant and collaborative community where they can grow their businesses and advance their skills.


    Visit the Consulting Alliance for more information.

     

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  • 05 Jun 2015 4:06 PM | Nancy Reilly (Administrator)

    Open to the Public Luncheon - 6/12
    Members Only Breakfast - 6/26

    Member News


    June 2015

     


    ANNOUNCEMENTS
     
      
    SAVE THE DATE!
    CA Summer Social
    Members Only ({Plus One)
    Thursday, August 13th from
    11:30 am - 2:00 pm @ The
    Waters Edge Lighthouise
                ***************

    We’d like to start an occasional informal evening program for Consulting Alliance members and potential members.  If you’d like to help plan these events, please contact Alan Krieger.

         
    MEMBER  NEWS
     



    Pauline Bartel, Bartel Communications, Inc.
    will teach the continuing education course “No Excuses! Writing & Selling Your Book” at Schenectady County Community College on Thursdays, July 16, 23 and 30, 2015 from 6:30

    p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Discover how the book publishing industry works, how to pitch your idea to publishers and agents and how to establish a system to get you writing your book now. Register by phone (518.381.1348) or online

    (http://www.sunysccc.edu/academic/acadser/webreg.htm).



    Dr. Tom Denham of Careers In Transition LLC was the keynote speaker at the Biomedical Engineering Society Regional Conference at RPI.  His topic was “The Secrets to Success.” Dr. Tom also gave a break-out seminar on
    “Sharpening Your Career Toolbox.”  In addition, he spoke at the annual Small Business Development Center Conference on “LinkedIn, Google+ and Facebook.”  He was the guest speaker for the Capital Region Mastery Fortune Business Leaders on “Got Goals?”

    Dr. Tom’s 2015 Charity Climb this year is Mt. Shuksan in the Northern Cascades.  So far he has raised $4,469 toward his goal of $5,000 to benefit the Alport Syndrome Foundation.  Alport Syndrome is a rare and sometimes fatal kidney disease that impacts his daughter, Rachel.  Dr. Tom would really appreciate your donation at AlportSyndrome.org.





    Alan Krieger, Krieger Solutions LLC recently delivered a 5 day Leadership training for Nurse and Office Managers in a local Health Network. Among the goals were to improve mentoring and networking among managers, increase job satisfaction, employee retention, and to give skills and strategies to lead high performing teams. Day 5 saw Clare Monteau, Clare Monteau LLC deliver a full day training on Quality Improvement, focusing on Lean Strategies for Healthcare to allow managers to increase effectiveness and value delivered to patients using the systematic approach to problem solving that Lean provides.

     



    Economic Development in Albany with Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan

    Presented by
    The Honorable Kathy M. Sheehan, Mayor
    of the City of Albany

     

    June 12, 2015 @ 11:30 am
     Wolferts Roost Country Club

    Mayor Sheehan will discuss the challenges of future economic development in Albany and the steps she is taking to generate a strong business climate in New York’s capital city.
       
    On January 1st 2014, Kathy M. Sheehan became the 75th mayor in Albany’s history and the first woman elected to the post in the City’s history. She brought an impressive resume to the position.

    In 2010, after winning a city-wide election, Kathy became Albany’s Treasurer and Chief Fiscal Officer, modernizing the City’s tax collection system and overhauling its scandal-plagued parking ticket system. She was also a founding member of the Albany Promise, a coalition of community members, educators, service providers and business leaders working to ensure that every child in the City succeeds academically.

    Kathy grew up in a large family that valued hard work and community service. She put herself through college and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. After a five-year career in communications, Kathy attended Albany Law School on an academic scholarship and graduated magna cum laude in 1994.

    In 1996, she joined Intermagnetics General Corporation, a leading medical device manufacturer based in Latham. As vice president and general counsel, Kathy helped grow the company from 500 employees to more than 1,200 and from $90 million to more than $300 million in sales.



    Member registration: $20
    Guest Registration: $25

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    Breakfast with Mark Eagan, CEO of the Albany Colonie Chamber

    Facilitated by
    Breakfast with Mark Eagan, CEO of the Albany
    Colonie Chamber

     

    June 26, 2015 @ 7:30 am
     Wolferts Roost Country Club

    Mark will be meeting with Consulting Alliance members at the June breakfast.  This will inaugurate a new feature of our member only meetings: “Breakfast with a Regional Leader”. We will have 2-3 of these breakfasts each year.

    Mark will be talking about the affiliation between the Albany-Colonie and Schenectady Chambers, opportunities for consultants as members of these chambers, and his sense of the business climate and what opportunities there might be for consultants with larger employers in the region.  Consulting Alliance members will be able to give Mark a better sense of who we are as an organization.

    Due to an anticipated larger turnout at the breakfast and/or on-line, we may limit the dial in connection to a “listen only” mode.  It may be difficult to facilitate a mixed media discussion if the group is large.

    Mark N. Eagan, CCE, serves as president and CEO of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber, which represents 2,200 member organizations that employ more than 110,000 residents from throughout the Capital Region.  Prior to assuming his current position in 2008, he held executive posts with chambers in Mansfield and Brockton MA, followed by a decade of leading the chamber of commerce in South Bend, IN.

    Mark holds a Bachelors degree from Stonehill College and a Certificate in Executive Management from the University of Notre Dame. His is also a graduate of the Institute for Organization Management at the University of Delaware and the Center for Creative Leadership. He has earned the professional designation of Certified Chamber Executive.  Mark was named Chamber Executive of the Year by the New England Chamber Association in 1996 and by the Indiana Chamber Executives Association in 2006.



    Member registration: $15
    Member Late registration: $20

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    President's Message



    Dear Member/friend of the Consulting Alliance,


    The first half of the year has been a great time to be close to the Consulting Alliance, with a diverse list of programs from Linked In, listening skills and improving your memory! If you have ever thought of writing a book, it was a good place to be: at our May Members only breakfast meeting, member Pauline Bartel led a session on how to publish your own book, while earlier in the year Karin Rozell led a public meeting suggesting why writing a book is so beneficial for business. In June, we have 2 big names at our meetings; first, Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan at our public lunch meeting and Mark Eagan at our Members Only breakfast. Both promise to be educational and give you insight into ways to grow your business. We hope to see you there.

             
     
    Clare Monteau,
    President






    About the Consulting Alliance

    The Consulting Alliance
    is an association
    of leading independent consultants with diverse regional and national experience and proven success
    in solving client challenges.

    We are the ideal resource for organizations
    seeking to hire a consultant with the highest level of professionalism and expertise.

    Membership in the Alliance, at the Professional and Associate level, provides consultants with a vibrant and collaborative community where they can grow their businesses and advance their skills.


    Visit the Consulting Alliance for more information.

     

    Copyright © 2014 Consulting Alliance. All rights reserved.
    Contact email: info@consultingalliance.org

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