Conflict Mediation and Executive Team Coaching
The Consulting Team provides executive, staff and team coaching, assessments, organizational development, management consulting, conflict and dispute resolution. We have also presented over forty virtual soft skills trainings in the past year.
We have been in business for over 12 years now. Besides our exceptional expertise and years of experience, what sets us apart from the rest is that we have an extensive knowledge base.
Superior Range of Services
We offer a diverse range of services to suit your specific requirements. From coaching for executives, training, consulting and facilitation, to conflict resolution and mediation, we’ve got you covered.
"Some people are coaches by profession and then there are professional coaches. Marilyn is the latter, a true expert with the ability to find real insight into the professional world of the people she works with as a coach. My career is truly different due to the impact Marilyn made. As facilitators, Marilyn and The Consulting Team bring out the best in a City Council. They are well prepared, insightful and listen to the Council as they wrestle with the tough decisions they need to make. They are able to help the Council chart a clear course of action that impacts the community."
City Manager, Martinez, CA
“Our ongoing relationship with The Consulting Team has given us the confidence that, come what may, we will be able to work it out and move forward. Her coaching new partners, knowing who we are, and what being a partner in our firm means has been invaluable. Rules of engagement developed in mediation sessions have changed how we behave individually and as a group. We lean heavily on The Consulting Team to keep us communicating effectively, understand how our actions reflect our culture, and integrate our values into our work lives.”
Chief Operating Officer, Minami Tamaki, LLP
“The Consulting Team expertly led our executive team through competitive assessment, strategic planning, priorities, and goals setting. More impressive, they brought out our untapped creative side to go beyond where we believed the company could."
Board Chair, California Water Services
“Some people are coaches by profession and then there are professional coaches. Marilyn is the latter, a true expert with the ability to find real insight into the professional world of the people she works with as a coach. My career is truly different due to the impact she made.”
City Manager, Martinez, CA
“As facilitators, Marilyn and The Consulting Team bring out the best in a City Council. They are well prepared, insightful and listen to the Council as they wrestle with the tough decisions they need to make. They are able to help the Council chart a clear course of action that impacts the community.”
City Manager, Martinez, CA
“Dr. Marilyn Manning of The Consulting Team taught me that I didn’t always have to be right. I learned to exercise more patience in listening to my staff. I received tools that helped me monitor my reactions, words, and body language. In other words, I increased my emotional intelligence. Dr. Manning not only helped me with my staff but also with my interactions with my customers."
Peter V. Ernster, Jr.
Senior Vice President, Pacific Cheese Company
“I began working with Dr. Manning at a critical time. I was a new leader with a lot of ideas, a sense of urgency, and not much else. Dr. Manning’s ability to listen carefully, ask crucial questions, and combine the big picture with immediately applicable practices, made an immediate difference for me. Working with her helped me unlock more of my potential.”
Head of School, The Berkeley School
“Marilyn and the Consulting Team are truly the best of the best. They focused our City Council for a productive goal setting session which yielded positive results. They provided practical tools to the Council and executive staff helping us stay on track, identify city goals and initiatives, and improve teamwork.”
Thomas C. Williams
City Manager, Millbrae, CA
“I’ve worked extensively with Marilyn and appreciate her keen insights, skills and sensitivities in all phases of organization development, team and individual coaching and staff training. I think highly of her, and she has my confidence.”
J Logan, J.D.
General Manager, Los Altos Hills County Fire District
“The Consulting Team is very effective in working with diverse styles and dealing with opposite personalities in resolving differences. They have worked with our City Council and management team to provide awareness, leadership, direction and insight on working collaboratively. We appreciate the efforts they took in conducting 360 emotional intelligence evaluations and providing feedback to our managers. Thank you, Dr. Manning and the team!"
HR Director, City of Campbell, CA
“Dr. Manning was very responsive and handled a very sensitive matter very effectively, bridging significant cultural differences with tremendous expertise. Her work was thorough, and she was able to conclude the matter on time."
Attorney at Law, Stanford University
“Marilyn and The Consulting Team’s up-front preparation with San Ramon’s City Council, attention to detail, and calm focused approach during the session helped our council and staff maximize our time together and create clear goals for the city."
City Manager, San Ramon, CA
"Dr. Marilyn Manning, The Consulting Team, brings a skilled independent eye to your organization to thoughtfully access personality traits and leadership skills, both good and bad, and how to improve working relationships within your organization. She comes with tremendous passion for the subject matter and will challenge your thought process toward the greater good of the organization."