McCord Consulting Group is a subject matter expert on diversity and inclusion issues. Meeting people where they are at, we help groups create a foundation to understand diversity, equity, and inclusion. This comprehension demonstrates to current and future employees, customers, and stakeholders the purpose and overall intention of diversity as it relates to a distinct organizational culture.
We bring enthusiasm, emotional safety, and structure to meetings – giving groups permission to execute bold ideas to change communities and the world. Using innovative problem solving techniques, McCord Consulting Group guides teams to prioritize the most impactful actions and sets them on a path to immediate implementation the moment the facilitated session is complete.
Tailored to the needs of the individual organization, McCord Consulting Group leads Board of Directors through their roles and responsibilities as they relate to both the mission of the organization and the job of the CEO. Incorporating diversity and inclusion into all training reinforces its importance in sustaining innovative and relevant institutions.
McCord Consulting Group is a a Black-owned, woman-owned boutique firm with locations in Boulder, Colorado and Panamá City, Panamá. The group has 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 education and labor policy at the Colorado General Assembly, bringing a unique expertise and proven lobbying style to the West.
The team specializes in working with organizations organizations looking to implement organizational change – including strategic facilitation, board of director engagement, and the recruitment and retention of minority employees and board directors that is culturally competent and supportive.
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.
MCG provides public speaking services, training audiences to break free of the status quo so that they can lead their teams and organizations to the next phase of development. The team has spoken before the following audiences: The University of Notre Dame, Financial Planning Association, BevNet, ExpoWest, Alliance Management Institute, and the Colorado Small Business Development Center.
Ms. McCord’s civic and professional board participation includes the City of Boulder Board of Zoning Adjustment and the Boulder Community Health Patient & Family Advisory Council. Her past board participation includes the Posner Center for International Development, Boulder Housing Partners, and the Community Affairs Council of the Boulder Chamber. Ms. McCord is the past President of the Notre Dame Club of Denver and she is the current Diversity Council Region West Director for the University of Notre Dame. She has been named a Boulder ‘Young Pro to Know’ by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce.
Last month was busy! I spoke before three different audiences, even speaking twice in one day! I began the month speaking at the Rocky Mountain Young Professionals Summit. The theme was Connection From the Inside Out. As the keynote speaker, I spoke to attendees about breaking the status quo to better connect to your true self. I then headed from Denver to Loveland to speak at the Colorado Association of Libraries’ Annual Conference where I spoke to library leaders about questioning the status quo in order to create better work environments. I closed the month working with the International Association of Exhibitions and Events – Rocky Mountain Chapter. In this session, attendees participated in an interactive activity in which they identified the power they already have to break the status quo in their industry.
Here are some testimonials from the events:
|[The talk] helped me to identify that our department should take time and a step back and reevaluate why certain decisions are being made. Also this has got me thinking about how I can help inject DEI into those decisions.||This presentation was AMAZING! As Nikki said, your environment will force you to change, but it may not be the best change for you. I want to make my own changes that lead me to a better life.|
|[The presentation inspired me] to spend more time addressing the mediocrity – I can identify it, but addressing will really make a difference.|
I enjoy speaking to audiences and giving the space, time, and creativity to imagine what their lives would be like if they broke free of the status quo.
For more information on ways in which I can motivate your team, follow along on Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok. For more information on board governance and strategic facilitation, follow along on Instagram. Nikki McCord is the founder of McCord Consulting Group & McCord Speaks, the only choice for organizations looking to energize, innovate, and pursue new paths beyond the status quo.