Success Stories


"Marshall Brown's passion for excellence shines through in everything he does. Not only is he an expert in his field, but his desire to adapt his programs to best meet the needs of those he is working with to ensure every person benefits to the maximum level exemplifies his talent and desire to pay attention to the smallest of details. When you commit to work with him, you know you will get a product that exceeds your expectations."

Annette Summers
Giuffrida Associates


"As part of reviewing my career options in the recent past, Marshall helped me develop insightful strategies, think through about things from a different perspective, and asked the tough questions that I needed to have asked to move forward. Marshall has the uncanny ability to evaluate complicated career situations with total clarity and to recommend the most appropriate actions to address these situations."

Jacques Beaudry-Losique


"Words cannot express how much you delivered last week at the WSAE Innovation Summit. You are so natural, authentic and smart. You kept the group engaged. You translated thoughts, ideas and information. Everyone felt they had a voice and were able to engage. This is rare. You are unique."

Michelle I. Mason, CAE, FASAE, CQIA
Managing Director
Co-Chair WSAE Innovation Conference


“Marshall, I want to thank you for all your help and assistance through this process. The questions you asked, the insight on my resume and your support all made the process much easier than trying to do it alone. Especially after sixteen years of being with the same firm....”

Byron Radcliffe
Senior Vice President


"Marshall is a great coach. Super to work with, very personable, and a true friend. At the same time he is not afraid to challenge your thinking and he doesn't hesitate to kick you in the ass and hold you accountable when it's needed, to keep you moving forward. What a blessing it is to count Marshall as part of my circle."

     Vinay Kumar


"Marshall Brown was my coach, supporter and cheerleader through my recent search. He made me work. He made me examine what I truly wanted for the next success. He challenged the way I presented myself in cover letters and in interviews. Working with Marshall was absolutely the right move. . If you want to be authentic, confident and a leading candidate in your next search, Marshall will get you there."

Donna Dunn


Anthony Garrett“During the most brutal recession in my lifetime, Marshall Brown kept me focused and activating my network. I am very grateful to him for his invaluable assistance in my success.”

Anthony Garrett
Public Affairs Strategist
Anthony Garrett and Associates


Rick Whelan"Marshall, again my personal thanks and that of the EF's for a job well done. Your after dinner comments were witty, thought-provoking and well received by all present.

The amazing thing to me is that you got a room-full of tired folks re-energized and engaged in a topic that, until you started talking, was not even officially the topic - LOL!

You are a true professional, a good friend and a really, really good speaker."

Richard P. Whelan, CDM
Marketing General Incorporated


Todd Wurschmidt"For me, Marshall Brown knew the buttons to push, the questions to probe, and the strategies to suggest. Marshall’s energy transference was my source for charging batteries. Marshall’s constant push toward asking me for my plans, tactics, and next steps was clarifying and crystallizing."

Todd Wurschmidt, PhD, CAE, CFRE
PARADOX Associations LLC

  "Without a doubt, having Marshall Brown work with our staff was a turning point in our being able to better communicate and work as a team. I would highly recommend Marshall as a consultant in any number of situations involving team building, communication strategy, and professional coaching. Marshall's expertise, along with an outstanding presentation style, allows participants to feel comfortable, gain knowledge, and improve in their jobs."

Richard Yep, CAE
Executive Director and CEO
American Counseling Association 

"I had reached a stagnant juncture in my professional career. My current association at that time decided to go under an association management company and I was faced with a critical decision and crossroad in my career, "do I go with the management company or look for another position?”

I reached out to a colleague of mine for career advice and he recommended that I meet with Marshall Brown. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made."

Reginald Beckham, Jr.
Career College Association


"Seeking coaching was the best thing I could have done. When I first started
with Marshall I was confused, frustrated, and even angry at times about past
negative job experiences. Today, thanks to Marshall's coaching, I have
clarity and direction for my career transition plan; feel confident about my
future; and have let go of the past. Thanks, Marshall!"

Jacqueline Skinner Jackson


“The information you shared on how best to pursue a job search as well as how to craft a resume that stands out in the crowd, provided me with the tools I needed to bring life to my resume.  I secured a new position that totally suits my needs. I can’t thank you enough!”

Shawn E. Boynes,
Senior Director of Education,
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.


David Mintz“It may have taken awhile, but it feels like things are finally coming together.   I can't tell you how much I appreciate you bringing focus to my career goals and getting things moving in the right direction.” 

David Mintz,
David Mintz Consulting


David Lorms"Marshall's rich experience in the association community creates an environment that challenges traditional approaches to managing a job search. I found his collegial and professional manner encouraging as I positioned myself for the next step in my association management career. Experienced presenters at key junctures provided valuable additional perspectives that helped round out the total picture. I recommend Marshall, a rare find, to anyone seeking to jump-start their association management career."

David Lorms,
CAE, Principal, Core Concept Solutions


Karol Taylor"I use it (High Level Resumes) a lot. The wording is powerful and the resumes reflect an good number of career fields. I use it for inspiration when I am writing resumes."

Karol Taylor
Taylor Your Career


"Leaving the military, I was looking for a job that allowed me to devote my expertise to a new career that really matters. Marshall was instrumental in my developing a plan to relate my skills and military experience to the needs of associations. Thanks to Marshall, I have a strategic approach and great résumé and feel well on my way to starting my second career."



"I decided to make a career change after working with a company for 22 years. Because of my tenure and valuable contribution to the organization, I was able to receive job counseling. This is when I met Mr. Marshall Brown. He was very professional. The information he provided guided me into my next career venture. I was a little afraid and apprehensive in making such a change after 22 years, but Mr. Brown gave me the confidence and reassurance I needed. Marshall was such a vital part of my transition period. I highly recommend Mr. Marshall Brown's service of expertise."

Yvonne Lewis,
National Council for Interior Design Qualification


"Thank you, Marshall Brown. You gave me hope when in my mind there was none."



"Marshall has an uncanny ability to guide his clients to maintain a motivated job search. His networking coaching is incredible, and he exceptionally accessible. In today's competitive marketplace, it is critical that executive talent have exceptional guidance to secure your employment goals. I recommend Marshall, without reservation."



"After twenty-three years in the same field, I embarked on a career transition. Marshall Brown helped me to think through my transition plan, evaluating my experience, professional goals, and job search strategy. His observations and advice were very helpful, enabling me to sharpen my focus and be more competitive."

Robert C. Thomson,
CAE, Trade Association Executive


Kris Cook"Marshall Brown is an accomplished facilitator. I've enjoyed his workshops and training sessions so much that I've brought him in to do targeted "in-house" training for my association's entire staff. His style and approach makes everyone feel comfortable and open to learning, so you are able to maximize the value of the training session to everyone on staff. I highly recommend Marshall as a talented and experienced professional!"

Kris Cook,
CAE, Executive Director, National Affordable Housing Management Association


"We found Marshall's Myers-Briggs workshop of great value as a member relations tool. Having the skills to recognize and deal with different kinds of personality types is critical for staff who deal with a diverse membership, and Marshall's session helped build such a foundation for our employees."

Stephen Gold,
Senior Vice President, Operations
National Electrical Manufacturers Association


"You don’t hire a coach to be your friend, you hire a coach to work with you on fine tuning your skills.  Marshall is refreshingly straight forward. He is a dynamo in getting you to focus on how to expand your network day after day."

Julie Stalknecht



Contact Marshall Brown via email or by phone at 202.518.5811 and explore the exciting possibilities for greater success for you, your staff, your members and your organization!


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