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        Connector Newsletter May 2022

Message from the Chair/CEO, Julia Demkowski CMC®


One of the highlights of getting together in person this year for the IMC USA 2022 Conference is to have an opportunity to recognize our volunteers’ and members’ personal and professional accomplishments. It will be so awesome to recognize members in person and celebrate all we have accomplished this year. We have no shortage of amazing members who deserve to be recognized.

Volunteers are an essential and invaluable part of any association, and IMC USA has many outstanding volunteers who give up time in their busy lives to support IMC USA, both nationally and on a chapter level. What better way to say Thank You for your service to IMC USA and our awesome members! 

A primary goal of the IMC USA National Awards Program is to promote the outstanding accomplishments and significant achievements of our volunteer consultants as individuals. We also have several special national awards recognizing personal and professional accomplishments of members who have made significant contributions in support of the consulting profession. 

Please take a look at all of the awards available and think of those you can personally recognize!  So many have worked so hard for IMC USA over the crazy two years we have just had and my hope is to see many awards given out this year! 

National Awards

  • National Distinguished Service Award*
  • National Recognition of Achievement*

Special National Awards

  • FIMC (Fellow of IMC USA)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Community Service Award

Chapter Awards

  • Chapter Leadership Award
  • Chapter Certificate of Appreciation
  • Chapter Recognition of Achievement
  • Chapter Distinguished Service Award

Please put November 18-20, 2022 on your calendar and help spread the word with this Consult-Con 2022 marketing toolkit with easy templates and resources to help you share and promote the IMC USA 2022 Conference to your own colleagues and networks! If you know other consultants who would benefit from IMC USA, the conference packages offer a fantastic opportunity to combine membership and the conference for a special fee. Stay tuned for program information and early bird announcements coming soon!

I cannot wait to see all of you in Louisville!



We look forward to welcoming you back to the management consulting conference of the year - November 18 - 20, 2022! Registration is now officially open! Be among the first to save your spot and register at the early conference rate. 

The conference theme “And We’re Off!” reflects the conference content and planned experience to successfully prepare you with the knowledge, foresight, and connections to hit the ground running in 2023. This is a can’t-miss event for management consultants!

Opening Keynote Confirmed!

Join business coach and author, Mark LeBlanc, CSP for his keynote session “Never Be the Same: How Successful Consultants Grow Their Business” and learn how you can set yourself apart from your competition and accelerate your results. LeBlanc will share how one decision, one tool, and one strategy can change your game. You will learn what you need to know and what you need to do in order to create an "extreme sliver of focus," by answering the million-dollar question.

The year 2022 comes with new opportunities and challenges. We would love to see you in Louisville, Kentucky this year, but if you can’t make it, you are invited to join us virtually! Consult-Con 2022 will be offered in a hybrid format, with select programming, for your comfort and convenience. You can learn more about the conference schedule and accommodations at the iconic Brown Hotel by going to:

Special Thanks to our Sponsors and Supporters



With a market reach of more than 30,000 management consultants, your company, products and services will receive great exposure and business development opportunities targeted to the consulting marketplace. Click here for details or contact Gregory Brooks at [email protected] or 561-420-4198. Limited availability - act now!


Welcome March - April New Members

  • William Hershey, Northwest, Oregon & Washington Chapter, Umpqua, OR
  • Sophie Higgins, Northwest, Oregon & Washington Chapter, Kailua-Kona, HI
  • Michelle Markgraf, Eastern Region, New Ulm, MN
  • Daniel Pinkham, Chicagoland Chapter, New London, MO
  • Lenford Smith, National Capital Region, Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Olga Vorobyeva, Northern California Chapter, Epalinges, Switzerland

Member Stories: What IMC USA Means To Me

A series of stories by our members. Add your story here:

"The support, community, and professional insight offered within IMC USA has been invaluable! There are numerous resources to grow/enhance your business as well as several opportunities to give back by offering your time and expertise."

What great feedback from Dawn Cone, Ph.D., of DSC Consulting Solutions, LLC! Dawn's area of specialty is Executive & Executive Team Development and Organizational Culture Change. To learn more about what Dawn and hundreds of other professionals love about their IMC USA membership, visit today!

Learn more about the benefits of IMC USA membership today.

Dawn Cone, Ph.D.
Management Consultant/Executive Coach
DSC Consulting Solutions, LLC



Thinking about starting, growing and sustaining your practice? What better way than utilizing the resources and community IMC USA offers! If you are seeking to begin your practice, implement a proven competency framework, develop business, optimize performance, exceed client expectations and much more – it all starts with membership and personalized onboarding! Click here to get started today!


Affiliate Program

Management consulting is a $259B market with 875,000 consultants and 3-4% annual growth. If you are seeking greater exposure and business development opportunities within the management consulting marketplace, click here now!

Thank you to our affiliate members for supporting IMC USA!

Cultivating Sales
Melissa Blair

Expert Click
Mitchell Davis

Jeff Hunt

Omega Notes
Andrew Lang

Soren Kaplan

Russell Trahan


Certified Management Consultant (CMC®)

CMC Certification Committee and Volunteers

By Certification Committee Chair, Gregory Lunde, CMC® Emeritus

Our continuing efforts to increase the size and effectiveness of the CMC® Certification Committee are encouraging. The Committee is expanding with new volunteers stepping up to serve as CMC® Oral Examination panelists.

We will be reminding our CMC® members, monthly, that qualified members are advised to serve as CMC® Oral Examination panelists so that we will be able to respond, quickly, to new Candidate applicants.

We continue to welcome and encourage more CMCs to join our CMC® Certification Committee.

The Certified Management Consultant® (CMC®) mark is awarded by IMC USA to consultants who have achieved a level of performance that includes professional standards in technical competency and ethics, and global standards in consulting competencies, professional behavior, client and project management, and personal conduct. Learn more today!


May 17, 2022, 2-3 PM ET, ZOOMCAST - Register Today!

The Key to Surviving Disruption: Maximize Your LinkedIn

Strengthen Your Presence • Generate Targeted Leads • Maximize Online Visibility

A very special session with Linkability’s Kim Peterson Stone

A three-time business founder, keynote speaker, and leading LinkedIn strategist, Kim Peterson Stone has amassed a global following of over 225,000 on LinkedIn. Not only has she also authored hundreds of articles on LinkedIn and as a result become a verified thought leader, she has helped her Linkability, Inc. clients do the same.

Linkability, Kim’s B2B digital marketing agency, has assisted multitudes of clients over the years ranging from intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs to consultants and Fortune 500 companies, showing them how to work smarter on LinkedIn so as to leverage the art of surviving disruption.

Armed with an intimate knowledge of entrepreneurship, thought leadership and global business communications, Kim uses creative and purpose-driven solutions to develop a strong brand presence,generate targeted leads, and maximize online visibility for their clients. In this very special session, she will teach us all to do the same.

Register Today!

C2M Host Ken Lizotte CMC is Chief Imaginative Officer (CIO) of emerson consulting group inc., which transforms consultants and their firms into business thought leaders via published books, published articles, virtual speaking and other media. Active in IMC for over two decades, Ken has been Chair of Consult-Con 2020 and 2021, president of IMC New England and member of the IMC USA National Board. Author of eight books, Ken is a popular professional speaker and consultant. Visit his website or email [email protected]


Upcoming National & Chapter Events

IMC USA produces several programs each month. Please visit the online calendar to plan your participation. The majority of these programs are included with your membership! You may search by category and month.


The Women Consultants Group

Meets on Zoom – Join us Thursday, May 5th, at 5 PM Eastern for our monthly discussion. The purpose of the Women Consultants Group is to highlight IMC USA women consultants and facilitate a community that supports the success of all. For more information or to attend the event, contact Jennifer Beever CMC®, MBA by email [email protected] or phone 818-347-4248.


Nonprofit Consultants Network

By Nonprofit Consultants Network Chair, Ed Potter, CAE

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Nonprofit Consultant Network event:

Tuesday, May 24, 2022  
2:00 – 3:00 pm PT, 3:00 – 4:00 pm MT, 4:00 – 5:00 pm CT; 5:00 – 6:00 pm ET

Nonprofit Consultants Virtual NETWORKING Happy Hour

Click here to register today!

The IMC Nonprofit Consultants Network community of practice is all about building relationships and learning from other nonprofit consultants within IMC. Virtual Networking Happy Hours are informal opportunities to meet other consultants, discuss hot topics of interest, build relationships, and explore ways to collaborate. Join us for this highly interactive session facilitated by Linda Howard, CMC, PMP, CVF.

Last month the IMC NCN hosted a roundtable event entitled Demystifying data and analytics for Nonprofit Consultants and their Clients led by Michiko I. Wolcott, CMC®, Msight Analytics.

Feel like you’re missing out? 
So do we! Sign up for the IMC USA Nonprofit Consultants Network mailing list by sending your name, email address, and organization to [email protected].

The Nonprofit Consultants Network Steering Committee has leadership opportunities!  We’re looking for IMC USA member leaders with a nonprofit consultant focus and/or nonprofit consulting experience to help plan our programs over the coming year. Time commitments are 3-4 online meetings a year with some of the best minds in the business! Strengthen your network while giving back to the nonprofit consulting profession by sending us an expression of interest with your CV or Website address to [email protected].

Hope to see you soon!



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