"Less than three years ago, we were presented with an opportunity to buy an existing business and take over their operations immediately. With less than a month to complete the sale, we had no time to plan or organize how we would structure our business. For two years we managed 'by the seat of our pants' and found ourselves operating in total chaos and frustration.
We were connected with Melanie Connellee of the MLC Group, and after the first few moments talking with her, it was clear that she had the experience, creativity and expertise in analysis and planning to help us problem solve and see the big picture.
She asked the right questions, and although at times it was embarrassing for us to admit how amateur we were, Melanie never made us feel judged. Instead, she encouraged us and helped us recognize the enormity of the task we had taken on and cheered us on in what we had accomplished so far. Thoughtfully and methodically, Melanie helped us uncover the areas that needed to be addressed and then gave us specific and tangible steps to help us give order to the chaos we had created. She has helped us to see the value in taking the time out of working in our business to work on our business, and as a result, we have moved forward in several areas and have felt the burden lifted from our shoulders.
We have taken Melanie’s advice and implemented the changes she suggested, and are already reaping the benefits of these changes. MLC Group has provided the accountability and partnership that we needed to take our business to the next level.
Melanie regularly checks in on us, motivating us to stay on task, and delights in seeing our business grow. Her passion and energy are contagious and we highly recommend the MLC Group to anyone looking to grow their business and take it to the next level."
President, Front Door Fabrics
"As a professional associate and friend since 1988, I find Lee to be uniquely capable of bringing clarity to issues of extreme complexity, leading to creative and practical solutions. Lee’s leadership and analytical skills have contributed to both comprehensive and innovative solutions for both business and boards for which he has worked.
I admire Lee's integrity, thoughtfulness, and diligence in serving others. Whether managing large national planning projects, leading a professional association in the development of its strategic plan, or helping individual and organizational victims of Hurricane Katrina rebuild their lives, Lee works to encourage, inspire and help those around him."
President, MSA Integrated Project Delivery