Congratulations, PACE Cohort 11!

On June 29th, staff and friends of MPS celebrated the presentation of certificates to PACE Cohort 11 at the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall in downtown Washington, DC. Both members of the group – Brad McCandless and Collin Furth – will be staying on as fulltime consultants. According to Collin, “The lessons learned in PACE training have allowed me to navigate the world of consulting with confidence, and I have…


MPS Fosters Project Management Professionals

MPS is proud to announce the recent certification of four new Project Management Professionals (PMP®s): Brian Wenzler, Lee Levy, Ashley Rezai and Allison Primack. That makes twelve PMP®s at MPS, and more to come. At MPS, we actively encourage our consultants to avail themselves of the tools of Project Management and to master the rigorous skills and knowledge areas required to attain PMP® certification.

Kendall Lott, President of M Powered…


Consultants Learn From The Bard

Last week four intrepid MPS staffers – Zully Barrientos, Ira Casteel, Davin Hattaway, and Sarah Miles – took part in an unusual class at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC. “Acting for Business Professionals,” taught by Dan Crane, the Resident Teaching Artist, is designed to help participants articulate and deliver their message with maximum effectiveness.

Pauses, gestures, eye contact, physical presence in the room, intonation,…


Congratulations, PACE Cohort 10!

The lights in the glass lobby of the Shakespeare Theatre’s Harman Hall shone bright last Monday night as MPS staff, PACE alums, and members of the PREP Oversight Group gathered to honor the five graduating members of PACE Cohort 10: Rob Denaburg, Ben Eden, Mariana Enriquez, Jeremy Faircloth and Josh Forgét. PACE, which stands for Professional Apprenticeship for Consulting Excellence, now counts 41 certificate holders, who have successfully…


Congratulations to PACE Cohort 9!

Another milestone has been passed for the members of MPS’ ninth PACE Cohort. Anya Clifford, Paul Dolmon, Sadie Garcea and Lee Levy were honored at the Closing Certificate Ceremony, held May 6 in Sidney Harman Hall. MPS Staff, as well as business partners and members of the PREP Oversight Group were there to celebrate. Anya Clifford was winner of the group’s Business Case, a capstone project which involves researching an actual issue within a…


MPS President Gets Certified as StrengthsFinder Coach

Congratulations are in order for our President and CEO, Kendall Lott, who is now a certified StrengthsFinder coach. StrengthsFinder is a personal development approach to help individuals determine their personal set of talents so they can optimize their performance in every aspect of their lives. The certification process from the Gallup organization (yes, the people who conduct the polls) consists of a one-week intensive course, a 90-minute…