WCG is a leadership, consulting, and training company offering a unique and powerful approach to improving organizational and individual leadership effectiveness.
Robert Williams is founder and president of Williams Consulting Group. Mr. Williams designs custom leadership development programs for clients, and delivers them in a highly skilled, facilitative manner. He is also the primary provider of executive coaching, and leads small-group intervention sessions when necessary.Marianne Williams is a partner in Williams Consulting Group. As partner, she is involved in the design, delivery, and assessment of the coaching and workshop sessions, particularly in the area of leadership in education. Learn More
This program provides training through a custom-designed 1, 2 or 3 day workshop. Leadership concepts may include trust, teamwork, appreciative/constructive feedback, dealing with change, self-righteousness, personal accountability, support, behavior styles and talent management. Skilled facilitators guide the experiential exercises introducing the concepts and then lead the dialogue around participant observations and awareness emphasizing that there is no right or wrong behavior, just effective and ineffective behavior choices.
This program is focused on the behavior choices that help individuals and teams work more effectively together, and establish an aligned understanding and practice of key leadership characteristics. These periodic 2-3 hour workshop sessions may cover the concepts offered in the Leadership and Interpersonal Skills workshop along with employee engagement, perfectionism, time management, and state-of-mind, to name a few.
This program enhances the interpersonal and leadership skills of executives and mid-level managers. Our coaching model is based on observed behavior of a participant during interactive sessions with others. A debrief takes place soon after, in which leadership actions, responses, and results are discussed. Alternative behavior choices are then considered, which may have generated more desirable results and effectiveness. The objective of this dialogue is to heighten self-awareness and the importance of behavioral choice.
This program addresses situations where work teams and cross-functional teams fail to collaborate and work effectively with each other. We offer an intervention-type coaching process targeting beliefs, attitudes, and perspectives that initiate and harbor this dysfunction. The dialogue ultimately turns to the behavior changes needed to remove the walls that have been created. This dialogue begins building trust and respect within and among the work teams.
Mr. Williams custom designs leadership development programs for clients and delivers them in a highly skilled, facilitative manner. He is the primary provider of executive coaching, and leads small-group intervention sessions when necessary.
Prior to creating WCG, Bob was the Executive Vice President and Partner in CultureWorks, Inc., also a leadership consulting and training company. Founded in 1997, CultureWorks was a successful international and domestic consulting organization for over 17 years before being rebranded in 2014 as the Williams Consulting Group. As Partner and Executive VP, Bob assisted in the design and implementation strategies of leadership training workshops, and served as the primary executive coach for nearly 200 client-managers and senior executives.
As a corporate leader, Bob held positions as Director of Contracts and Procurement, Manager of Internal Consulting, and Manager of Business Services in a New Jersey nuclear power corporation (GPU). Areas of responsibility throughout his 18 year tenure there included contracts, procurement, transportation, facilities management, asset recovery, security, procedures, internal consulting, among others. Bob became an expert in process improvement initiatives and led numerous ad hoc teams charged with improving the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the corporation. In addition to his corporate duties at GPU, Bob was one of a select few who were trained, certified facilitators, delivering Teamwork and Leadership workshops for over 15 years within the GPU system. These sessions helped corporate leaders and their teams improve interpersonal and leadership skills and effectiveness.
Bob received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from St. Francis University in Pennsylvania, and a masters degree in Information Technology from George Washington University, Washington D.C. He has continued his education by taking dozens of courses in management team building and process improvement methodology. He is a graduate of the GPU/Wharton School of Executive Development Program, and has delivered several conference presentations on leadership and process improvement.
Bob lives in Berlin, Maryland, where he enjoys golf, fishing, and remodeling projects. He is married with two grown children and eight grandchildren. Bob has been a nationally recognized leader in the Boy Scouts of America, and is active in the local and national leadership of Rebuilding Together, a non-profit organization dedicated to the repair and renovation of homes for the needy.
As partner, Marianne is involved in the design, delivery, and assessment of the coaching and workshop sessions, particularly in the area of leadership in education.
Marianne has over 40 years in education, 17 of those in the position of school principal. She has worked at the district, county, and national level on initiatives to improve teacher performance, curriculum alignment with state and federal standards, and administrative effectiveness. She has served as vice-president of the teachers association, and president of the administrators association of the largest school district in Bergen County, NJ, also working as lead negotiator for both organizations. She worked closely with staff, administrators, and the Board of Education, facilitating work sessions, identifying common goals, and worked to get those goals accomplished.
Marianne is currently certified in the state of New Jersey as a mentor/trainer for new administrators working in educational leadership positions. She designed and facilitates a two-year training program to develop their skills in leadership, team building, facilities management, community engagement, and budget formulation. Marianne also works at the university level to coach aspiring principals and administrators. Marianne received her undergraduate degree in Education from St. Francis University in Pennsylvania, and a masters degree in Education Administration from William Paterson University in New Jersey. She has also taken dozens of post-graduate courses in administration, leadership, critical thinking, and team building. Marianne is the published author of six books designed to develop and enhance critical thinking in students.
Marianne shares her time between Berlin, Maryland, and Park Ridge, New Jersey. She is married with two grown children and eight grandchildren, and enjoys reading, travel, and hiking.