MLS Consulting LLC helps individuals and organizations change, grow, strategize, manage and lead.

Leadership & Coaching

MLS Consulting works with individuals as well as small and medium-sized groups (up to 75) to enhance their understanding and practice of leadership. MLS Consulting will design and facilitate the right learning experience for you or for your organization.   Leadership means many different things to many different people. MLS Consulting offers clients to learn about leadership through leadership training and coaching. Develop personal and organizational awareness, and practice skills that enhance a person’s leadership effectiveness. For an hour, for a day, for a weekend (or for as long as you need), you can explore new ideas and strategies that get to the heart of the matter – that everyone has the potential to make a difference in the lives of others.

Sample Topics

  • Change Strategies
  • Community
  • Creativity
  • Diversity/Multiculturalism
  • Values/Ethics
  • Generational Differences
  • Meeting Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making

  • Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Decision-Making
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Facilitation
  • Goal Setting
  • Organizational Culture
  • Team Building
  • Vision Development

Working with mid-level executives, young professionals, non-profit boards and volunteers, higher education staff and faculty, young adults (18-26), and youth (12-18), MLS Consulting designs leadership training experiences for each client.

Typical formats are:

  • Workshops (from one hour to one day)
  • Retreats (from a half-day to a weekend)
  • Conferences (from one day to one week)
  • Presentations, Seminars, and Keynotes


What Clients Have Said

I have participated in many retreats like today’s and this was the best run and most effective of all of them. Congratulations to you for selecting Marcy Shankman to facilitate and to her for pulling it off. Very effective, with appropriate warm fuzzies and, more important, focus on issues and action items. And we finished on schedule – a first in my experience.

Jim Branagan, Secretary and Founding Board Member
Shaker Works



MLS Consulting works with individuals, groups, and organizations to help them leverage their resources and maximize their impact to make a positive difference.

Leadership Training

MLS Consulting designs and facilitates right-sized training workshops,  seminars, retreats and conferences.

Curriculum Development

MLS Consulting partners with you to develop and design dynamic learning experiences for you to deliver to others

Education & Development

MLS Consulting teaches students, staff, and other professionals about leadership theory and related issues.


MLS Consulting provides one-on-one personalized services to assist clients in their leadership and professional development.

Emotional Intelligence

MLS Consulting offers deep expertise in emotional intelligence and strategies for incorporating emotional intelligence into existing platforms.