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“We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success.”

Henry David Thoreau
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Marge Combe

Served in a variety of roles for 30 years at Northwestern Mutual and Whirlpool Corporation, while demonstrating exemplary leadership on board and executive committees of large professional associations and not-for-profits.

Known for ’leading through others’
Marge is a highly regarded and sought-after coach and consultant in corporate, non-profit, and community settings, with particular expertise in change management and communication. A recognized leader in guiding non-profit collaborations and building highly effective teams in all settings, Marge approaches her work by offering insightful questions, innovative ideas, and practical implementation approaches.

What Our Clients Say About Marge
“Working with Marge, one experiences empathy integrated with accountability; organization balanced by adaptability; intuition integrated with business savvy. Her coaching style is both approachable and insightful - sprinkled with a wonderfully attuned sense of humor. A one word description of Marge would be ’wisdom’ - the wisdom to know when to pursue dialogue and when to be silent...the wisdom to know when to take a position and when to be patient...a wisdom that allows others to find and develop their own.”

Christine B. Hill, CEO, Collaborative Nature

Accreditations/Honors/Professional & Community Involvement
  • Woman of Influence Award, Milwaukee Business Journal, May 2007
  • Leadership Excellence Award, Marquette University, May 2010
  • Kate Mooney Award, The Counseling Center of Milwaukee, 1995
  • Certified in development coaching through Lominger/Korn-Ferry
  • Emotional Intelligence Coach/Trainer through the Institute for Health and Human Potential (IHHP)
  • Chair of the Advisory Council, College of Professional Studies, Marquette University
  • Board Executive Committee member and Chair, Strategic Planning Committee, Project Management Institute

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