Testimonials

Coaching

“Madeline is a masterful coach – she combines her great empathy and caring spirit with real rigor about a focused, goal oriented developmental process. During my recent job transition, Madeline asks big questions that forced me to think more broadly about my interests and passions before plunging into my actual search and prepared me for a successful interviewing process by giving me helpful tools for examining destructive habits as well as my transferable skills. I am a more productive and happier person thanks to Madeline’s guidance and deeply grateful to her.”
–Lisa Ulrich

“Working with Madeline has exceeded my expectations for what it means to work with a coach. Madeline listens carefully, takes detailed notes, and provides unique insights into how I can be my best self. She has also offered me concrete tools for focusing on desired outcomes and thinking about the dimensions of success. I’ve learned to slow down, breath and be the leader that I’ve always wanted to be.”
–Carolyn Copp, Marketing Consultant

“I am so grateful for the energy and thought Madeline put into our work together. Our work together guided me through personal and professional growth. I was able to find myself as a professional and manage my staff teams calmly and powerfully like never before. I use my sufficiency cards daily, constantly refer to the ladder of inference in my own life, and know that I have only just begun a life long journey of discovery. My work with Madeline has had a tremendous impact on my life and my development and I am eternally grateful. Thank you.”
–Mallory Bressler, Director of Programs, Global Student Embassy

“Madeline’s coaching made a tremendous impact on my personal and professional life. On a tangible level, she supported me in making the transition into the coaching field as well as a new position at a different organization that aligned with my long-term personal and professional values and goals. She also empowered me to make a number of shifts in my life – noticing and releasing old patterns and ways of being that had been holding me back for a very long time. It has been nearly 4 years since we worked together and I still see the impact of our work together on a daily basis. Madeline’s approach is holistic, yet action oriented. I always felt cared for, yet challenged during our work together.”
–Deborah Tyson, Professional Coach

“Madeline McNeely is a creative, energetic, thoughtful, caring, and knowledgeable leader. I have hired her on many occasions – through my work at YouthBuild USA as a consultant and expert on diversity leadership and program management – as an event planner with detailed skills – and most recently as a leadership coach through In-balance Coaching, helping with my professional leadership development experience. I cannot speak more highly of Madeline’s work, professionalism, and intelligence. She is someone I would recommend without hesitation!”
—Michelle Quinn-Davidson, Public Consulting Group, Senior Consultant

“After four years of on-again off-again trauma therapy that wasn’t going anywhere I sought out a working relationship with Madeline. From out short time together I have already learned tools for relieving symptoms of trauma that have left me feeling more independent, confident, and graceful in all areas of my life. For the first time ever I can see, not only an end to my trauma, but many places beyond it, too. When I leave sessions with Madeline I walk away feeling stronger, more present and independent. Goals that seemed silly in my head gain ground in reality and I know that I’ll make things happen for myself and the people around me.”
–Mary Solon, Student and Poet

Consulting

“As executive director of the Boston Women’s Fund, my professional experience with Madeline overseeing our 5 year strategic planning process was clearly remarkable. She consistently demonstrates the best example of the professional who delivers beyond expectations. I recommend Madeline without any reservations and look forward to working with her again.”
–Josefina Vázquez, Executive Director, Boston Women’s Fund

“Conditioning Leaders is a tremendous resource for those committed to the development of their team members and the creation of an inclusive organizational culture.”
–James McCoy, Director of Education and Community Partnerships, Berklee College of Music

Facilitation/Training

“Madeline McNeely provided superb facilitation at YouthBuild USA’s all staff retreat. She was the ideal partner for us in crafting an agenda that brought our staff together after a particularly tough year of downsizing, and working a process that drew out the best in people’s vision for how we could move forward together as a united team. Her facilitation of the retreat created an environment that balanced honest sharing, healing, and inspired reconnection to our mission and program focus.”
–Tim Cross, COO, YouthBuild USA

“I have hired Madeline McNeely both to facilitate strategic planning and to facilitate group dialogues on issues of white privilege. I keep going back to her because she asks the right questions in just the right way. She has a calm, confident presence that puts people at ease when they are looking at tough issues. And though she is gentle, she also knows how to push!”
–Katrina Browne, Producer/Director, “Traces of the Trade” (documentary film on history and legacy of New England’s complicity in slavery)

“Madeline has a wealth of knowledge and experience and she uses her extensive content to tailor workshops to meet each organization’s needs. She always seems to know exactly what tools to apply to create the breakthroughs that people are seeking. I have learned a lot under her mentorship and have started my own coaching practice as a result of our work together.”
–Sadie Ng, Spiritual and Personal Growth Coach