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Marlene Clark, CEO of Momentum Consulting – A visionary leader helping executives and organizations find the best in themselves


Management consultants help organizations improve their performance primarily through the analysis of existing organizational problems and through the development of improvement plans. Many firms hire management consultants for several reasons, including gaining external advice and access to the consultant's specialized expertise. Consultancies may also provide organizational change management assistance, development of coaching skills, technology implementation, strategy development, or operational improvement services. Management consultants generally bring their proprietary methodologies or frameworks to guide the identification of problems and to serve as the basis for recommendations for more effective or efficient ways of performing work tasks. Today, large scale firms and small and medium-sized organizations hire the services of Management consulting firms.

Momentum Consulting is one such firm that provides one-on-one coaching, team consulting, conflict resolution, and meeting facilitation. The company helps organizations, teams, and individuals around the world achieve breakthrough performance. The firm will explore how you make a difference in the lives of people within an organization and the performance the companies have as a whole. Your words and actions have an impact on others. This impact affects the quality of performance. Working with Momentum will be an exploration of how to make a difference in your life, and in the lives of people within your organization. Your gain is an increase in performance as a whole.

Breakthrough solutions offered

One on One Coaching: Coaching is an outside set of eyes that help the participant stay focused on a particular outcome, change unproductive behaviors, and discover "blind spots" that drive unintended impact and results. This especially applies to key individuals, but it can be useful for anyone in the organization. Momentum Consulting's coaching is organized around the distinction. Everything gets done in a network of people, and the way they operate in that network impacts others and the enterprise as a whole. The coaching is designed to have people significantly raise the bar on their effectiveness in the network. The duration and frequency of coaching are structured to your needs.

Strategic Planning and Alignment: This represents a specialized form of facilitation, although the company follows a similar approach. Most Strategic Planning Sessions have the brainpower in the room to solve any strategic concern. Experience has taught them that whereas these sessions produce good thinking, the breakdown is typically executed. The company's approach is to help frame the Strategic Planning into a concise executable structure that the leader can easily manage to success.

Meeting Facilitation: Outside facilitation serves to keep meetings on purpose, on track, and in focus. Momentum starts with participant interviews to understand and appreciate the "thinking and agendas" walking into the meeting. Then they guide the conversation to fulfill the outcomes and success criteria of the leader. The firm follows with a leader debrief that includes feedback on the groups' dynamics.

New Team Integration: When a new team is forming, or an existing team is getting a new team leader, it is usually the most critical time to shape how the team performs. The company's thinking develops behavior and behavior shapes performance. As the team settles into its new structure and working style, those perception driven behaviors will set the boundaries for its performance. It just makes sense to orchestrate upfront on how those performance boundaries get established. This process does that.

Marlene Clark | Co-Founder & CEO

Marlene Clark helps executives and organizations find the best in themselves. As a highly trained, experienced business consultant, she is laser-focused and knows how to listen. She is not afraid to ask the tough questions to get to the core of an issue and partner with her clients to find solutions. The result is long-term success for the individual and the organization. Marlene works with highly talented and successful C-level executives who want perceptive feedback to accelerate their performance. She looks past the title and into the person, giving them support they need to grow themselves, their people and their companies.

Marlene has spent the past 25 years working with leadership teams transforming how they work together using accountability-based communication and collaboration tools. Through hundreds of team programs and one-to-one executive coaching she has witnessed the enormous influence culture has on how people behave and perform, whether by default or by design. As a Certified Consultant of High Performing Culture, she works with top leadership using the proven 8-step Fundamentals System to intentionally define, drive and sustain cultural behaviors. Marlene offers something many consultants strive for – tangible value and 100% accountability for leaders and their teams. She looks at limitations and helps turn those into opportunities. She is a positive change agent, who believes that everyone can have fulfillment and top performance if they do the work.

With a major in sociology, Marlene received her formal education from Texas State University. She has over 5,000 hours of professional industry education, including 500+ hours of Yoga Teacher Training from Breath and Body Yoga. As president and co-founder of Momentum Consulting, her practice includes an impressive client roster of C-level executives, Vice-Presidents and Directors of corporations in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. Blessed with two grown daughters, she resides in Austin, Texas with her husband and business-partner, Craig Clark. 

"If you're looking for a committed partnership to achieve real and measurable returns, we can get you there. You want more than just improvements. We create breakthroughs."