McCord Consulting Group principals have been in the governmental affairs, business consulting, and board development fields since 2004.
With a notable career in the legislative field, some highlights for the MCG team include:
Additionally, the team has worked on educational and labor policy at the Colorado General Assembly, bringing a unique expertise and proven lobbying style to the West.
MCG’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Public Policy from Michigan State University.
Ms. McCord’s civic and professional boards include the Community Action Programs Board of Boulder County. Ms. McCord also sits on the Community Affairs Council of the Boulder Chamber which advises the Boulder Chamber Board of Directors on local policy issues. Ms. McCord is the past President of the Notre Dame Club of Denver, serving more than 2,000 Denver area members. She was appointed a commissioner of the Boulder Housing Partners in 2014. She was named the November 2015 Boulder Young Pro to Know by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce.
Every month I try to give you practical tips to energize and diversify your Board of Directors. But, this month’s post is all about self promotion.
I want you all to give a big Happy Birthday cheer to McCord Consulting Group! Today, MCG turns 5 years old! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 75% of new businesses survive the first year, 69% survive the first two years, and 50% make it to five years. Well, this month McCord Consulting Group turns five years old and I couldn’t be happier!
I have each one of you to thank for the success of McCord Consulting Group! I didn’t know that entrepreneurship would be a part of my career master plan, but I couldn’t be happier that I took this leap of faith. There have been some tears, missteps, and blunders. But there has been even more growth, tenacity, and confidence gained these past years.
There’s a particular African-American birthday tradition that I absolutely love. It’s called Pin A Dollar. It’s adapted from the Nigerian Money Dance. Black Americans added the pin to keep track of the dollars! On your birthday, a friend pins one dollar to your shirt. Then, more friends, family, and strangers you see all day each give you a dollar that you add to the pin on your shirt. So, in the spirit of Pin A Dollar, I’m inviting you to pin a dollar on McCord Consulting Group’s virtual shirt to celebrate its 5th birthday [cash.me/$McCordConsult]. Don’t have a dollar to give? An even better birthday present would be for you to schedule a free, 15 minute phone consultation with me that leads to hiring McCord Consulting Group to assist your organization’s Board of Directors in its governance, recruitment, and diversity needs. You can schedule your phone consultation by emailing me at Nikki@McConsultGroup.com.
In closing, I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for encouraging me when I wanted to give up. Thank you for recognizing my talent and hiring me as some of my first clients. And thank you for trusting my knowledge and skills. I couldn’t have done it without YOU! Check back in 2023 for my next self promoting milestone post in year 10!
Happy 5th Birthday, McCord Consulting Group!
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