Marilyn recently returned to the United States after living in France
and Belgium for 20 years. She worked for large global consultancies,
academically associated firms, and was co-director at a small French
Marilyn is currently serving on the Avisory Board, Tufts Center
for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
International Consulting Experience
Marilyn's international consulting assignments ranged from a two-year,
on-site process re-engineering initiative with a large European Union–linked
organization with 35 different nationalities to large enterprise resource
planning projects with a Belgian utility company and a French/American
While working with a large consultancy, she introduced organizational learning both internally and throughout Europe and the U.K. She delivered presentations for executive seminars coached junior consultants and did systems diagnosis for client situations (example, a banking merger).
During this time Marilyn was consistently coaching high-level executives and doing practicing workplace/team mediation and team capacity building.
US Based Consulting
Since returning to the US, Marilyn has continued consulting with executive and entrepreneurial teams. She assisted a Boston suburb's Department of Health & Human Services in developing team capability. This assignment involved an assessment and skill building seminars.
Marilyn coached a large French company's Boston division's Franco-American executive team. She interviewed the team members, designed and delivered a seminar based on a systemic assessment of the interview themes. The seminar included systems dynamics skill building; enabling the team to design initiatives that had the the most potential for leverage in their system.
While living in France, Marilyn traveled to Israel numerous times to better understand the practices of deep listening, dialogue and decision-making processes among the Bedouins and Druze . She lived in Salama, a Bedouin village in the north of Israel, and traveled through the country with a Bedouin guide to visit the wise men and women of the Bedouin and Druze communities.
An interview with Marilyn about her research with the Bedouins was published in the
Marilyn's research paper: Learnings for Organizations from the Bedouins and the Druze
Marilyn's presentation with photographic portraits of the wise men and women:
Board and Volunteer Activities
South End Ellis Neighborhood - Liquor Licensing Commission
We Forest – Social Media Management
Lakeland Terrier Club – Vice President
European Women's Network – Nice Cote d Azur – Mentoring Director
FACCNE French American Chamber of Commerce New England
French Cultural Center Boston
Sophia Business Angels
Global Board Ready Women
ICPA Institute of Coaching
Society of Organizational Learning
Mediators Beyond Borders
Brussels Professional Women's Club
Paris Professional Women's Club
Pet Partners (national Pet Therapy organization)
Association of Americans Residents Overseas
Dog B.O.N.E.S Pet therapy of Massachusetts
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Charles Tufts Society
Marilyn (left) with her colleague Julia Ross.