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Speed Consulting
Affordable, Results-Oriented Advice & Coaching

30-minute Sessions, 6 Subject Experts
Wednesday, October 10th, 3-7PM
The New York Public Library, Science, Industry and Business Library
34th Street at Madison Avenue, New York, NY

Business Writing
Job Search Strategies
Effective Meetings & Presentations
Training: Curriculum Design

Human Resources
Project Planning
Outcome Measurement
Websites & On-line Marketing


Individual Sessions  ~  $75 per Half Hour
Customized Help, Immediate Results

Need an expert to review a proposal or newsletter?
Looking to plan or measure the effectiveness of a project?
Want coaching on an upcoming meeting or presentation?
Seeking to tweak your organization's website or on-line marketing efforts?
Need to fire someone and are nervous about repercussions?
Or maybe you’re looking to change jobs or improve employee performance and morale?


Get help with these issues and more!
Consultants will discuss your needs, review your materials, and offer tips you can use right away.
Need more time with one expert? Request back-to-back sessions.


To schedule your personalized session(s),
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Sessions will be allocated on a first come first served basis, and invoices will be sent once registration is complete.

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Training@InnovationsQuantified.com. We’re here to help.

This is not an instructional program of the New York Public Library.

Session Topics

Authentic Personal Branding, Job Search Strategies & Leadership
Cathy Wasserman, LMSW
Get help with:
  • Creating standout resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn Profiles
  • Developing a vision and plan for a new job or career
  • Taking a leap with your management and leadership skills

Effective Meetings & Presentations
Andrée Lockwood, Andrée Lockwood Associates
Get help with:
  • Creating or refining a presentation or designing curriculum for a workshop or training
  • Planning meetings and retreats for maximum impact
  • Identifying and communicating the key points you want your audience to know

Human Resources
Janet Waterston, HR Workplace Excellence
Get help with:
  • Assessing sticky employee relations issues
  • Developing policies and procedures that protect your organization without boxing you in
  • Assessing your organizational and staffing structure

Program Planning & Outcome Measurement
Laurel Molloy, Innovations Quantified
Get help with:
  • Using a logic model framework to organize your efforts for maximum impact
  • Revising surveys, applications, and other data collection tools
  • Creating outcome-focused reports for different stakeholders

Websites, Social Media, & Strategic Online Marketing
Ben Roman, Float Communications
Get help with:
  • Designing the layout and "feel" of a website to effectively communicate your message
  • Developing an effective and manageable social media strategy for your organization
  • Promoting events and sharing news through targeted email campaigns

Writing with Impact
Merrill Black, Active Voice
Get help with:
  • Discovering the power within your story, and the structure that lets it shine
  • Learning personal revision and drafting strategies for more impact and quicker turnaround
  • Writing more concisely using The Five Habits of Highly Grammatical Writing
About the Consultants

Merrill Black
has over thirty years experience in teaching and instructional design. She has collaborated on and delivered curricula for business people including bank examiners, micro-lending borrowers, realtors, homecare coordinators and hair salon owners resulting in improved communication and expanded opportunities. She wrote funded proposals and helped developed programming for an innovative OST program for minority middle and high school students exploring health science careers that is being replicated internationally. A seasoned presenter and facilitator, Ms. Black is adjunct faculty at CUNY’s School for Professional Studies, where she designed and implemented contextualized curricula for graduate students as well as cohorts of returning nontraditional students in a variety of disciplines that improved their test scores and retention, writing, reading and critical thinking skills and built professional and academic confidence. She holds an MA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of New Hampshire and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, New York Press, Underwired Magazine and More.com.
Andrée Lockwood has had more than 25 years experience as a consultant, workshop leader and retreat facilitator. Andrée specializes in:
     - Creating customized workshops on communication-related topics: Presentation skills, Training of the Trainer, Effective Meetings and Customer Service
     - Facilitating retreats for organizations and teams or departments
     - Working with clients to customize their existing curricula, including designing effective learning modules and creating workplace-specific exercises and case studies
Clients include Fund for the City of New York, Grand Street Settlement, Maimonides Medical Center, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York Public Library, NYU Wagner School of Public Service, The Open Society, Rutgers University Libraries, Soubriet Byrne & Associates, UJA-Federation of New York and YCD Media.   Before opening Andrée Lockwood Associates in 1991, Andrée was a Senior Consultant at The Whelan Group and Executive Director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival.  She holds a Divinity degree from the University of London. See more about Andrée on her website at www.ala-nyc.com.
Laurel Molloy is Founder & Chief Consultant of Innovations Quantified (IQ).  Since 1999, IQ has been helping organizations increase their impact by clarifying their intended outcomes, and the steps needed to achieve, measure, and learn from them.  Clients include local, national, and international nonprofits and grantmakers like Atlanta Women’s Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs, FDNY Counseling Services, and the UN’s International Labour Organization. With a background in direct service, Laurel is ‘not your typical evaluator.’ She is known for her practical approach and ability to make the content relevant and engaging to her audience.  She holds an MPA in Nonprofit Management from NYU Wagner, and wrote the instructional guidebook, Finally - Outcome Measurement Strategies Anyone Can Understand.
Ben Roman is Director of Media Development at Float Communications, providing website design, social media, online marketing, writing, and content development services.Float helps organizations identify and develop the most effective tools to deliver their message, and guides clients through the creative process. Ben works with a wide range of clients including entrepreneurs, nonprofits, artists, and small businesses; past projects have included ModernEnviro.com, Treat Autism Now, Columbia University Center for Sports Medicine, ESPN, Smithsonian Air & Space, and NRDC's OnEarth Magazine. He holds a BA from Emory University. For more information or to reach Ben, visit FloatCommunications.com.
Cathy Wasserman is a writer, speaker, and career, executive, and personal coach who is passionate about lifting the veil on stagnant social systems and creating new ways of living and working that allow for maximum creativity, connection, and authenticity. Over the past 20 years, she has helped hundreds of individuals from a wide range of industries to increase their fulfillment and impact. She also assists organizations in recruiting, retaining, and managing staff and in nurturing positive, innovative culture. She has been featured as an expert in such venues as The Washington Post, Working Mother Magazine, and Super Girls Speak Out: Inside the Secret Crisis of Overachieving Girls. She also has been published in Frontline Feminism, Sojourner, Coming of Age in a Crap Economy, and Sh’ma, along with being a columnist and contributing author for idealist.org. Cathy has a BA from Wesleyan University and an MSW from Smith College.  She can be reached at self-leadershipstrategies.com or 21centuryworklife.com.
Janet Waterston is a human resource and organizational development consultant with 25 years experience helping individuals and organizations achieve workplace excellence. Her consulting expertise includes supervisory, leadership, and management development; employee relations; employment regulations; executive and management coaching; meeting and retreat facilitation; and organizational assessments. Prior to becoming a consultant, Janet was the Managing Director of Employee and Volunteer Resources at GMHC, the oldest and largest nongovernment agency addressing HIV and AIDS, and held senior and corporate HR positions in the medical publishing and financial printing industries. Clients span the for-profit and nonprofit arenas and include hospitals, publishers, consulting practices, retail, environmental advocacy organizations, schools, museums, membership organizations, and faith-based and social service agencies. Ms. Waterson has an MSW from NYU. www.hrworkplaceexcellence.com