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5 Diverse Strategic Management Consultants You Should Know About

Updated: Sep 28, 2022


5 Strategic Management Consultants you should follow.  Diversity focus.

Believe it or not, not everyone is as into strategic management as those of us here at Strategy Kiln (we’re shocked too). However, we think that once you start learning about it, you’ll be hooked.


There are pretty much endless ways that a business can structure its strategy, depending on its goals, values, budget, and positioning. Successful strategy is as much art as science. You have to understand the data—but you also have to understand the trends that are driving the data. You have to implement new systems—but you also have to be sensitive to how changes will be received.


There’s a lot to learn, and we think it’s fascinating.


But where do you go when you want to geek out on strategic management?


There are so many influencers, authorities, and experts coming at strategic management from such a wide variety of angles that it’s not always easy to know where to start. That’s why we’ve put together a short list of strategic management consultants who represent a spectrum of expertise, skills, and background and who regularly share their thoughts about strategy consulting on blogs, LinkedIn, and elsewhere.


This is not a list with Peter Drucker or Michael Porter. Yes, those guys are a couple of my favorite strategists but you likely already know about them. This list is by no means comprehensive, but it’s a great place to start for some fresh perspective on management consulting.. In no particular order, we present…


5 Strategic Consultants you should start following today!


Michelle Silverthorn

Founder and CEO


Founder and CEO of Inclusion Nation, a diversity solutions company, Michelle works with organizations around the country to create workspaces centered on equity, belonging, and authenticity.

Her blog and LinkedIn are two good places to read her thoughts on making the future of work more diverse and equitable.


A TEDx speaker and author of the forthcoming book, Authentic Diversity: How To Change The Workplace For Good, Michelle is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Michigan Law School.




Jay G. Cone

C-Founder


Maybe it’s his bachelor’s degree in philosophy that gives Jay Cone his unique perspective. Co-founder of Unstuck Minds, a consulting service with a mission to “help people think better and connect better so the world becomes more creative and compassionate,” Jay blogs regularly about strategy and strategic thinking, leadership, self-awareness, and more.


Jay is the author of The Surprising Power of Not Knowing What to Do; Discovering Creativity and Compassion in a Time of Chaos, and a former adjunct faculty member in the Executive MBA program at The University of Texas at Dallas, where he taught Building Effective Teams.


In addition to his BA in Philosophy from U.C.L.A., Jay has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas and a PhD in Organizational Systems from Saybrook University.


Madelyn Sklar

Founder and Social Media Consultant


If you want to know more about the intersection of social media and strategic management, Madelyn Sklar is the consultant to follow. With 17 years of social media marketing and 26 years of digital marketing experience, she has the ideal skills and background to help companies take charge of their social media platforms and get results with new fans and followers.


She shares immediate, actionable advice on her blog and podcast. Not surprisingly, she also makes great use of social media, regularly posting on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Check out her weekly Twitter Chats with other strategists, coaches, and influencers.


Madelyn has been named one of 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs by the Huffington Post, one of 50 Incredible Women in Marketing to Follow by Search Engine Journal and ranked the #1 Social Media Power Influencer in Houston.






Flo Falayi

Associate Client Partner


Born in the US, raised in Nigeria, and educated in Britain, Flo Falayi has a unique perspective on culture, leadership excellence, business success, and change. As an Associate Client Partner at Korn Ferry, he serves as a strategic advisor and coach to executives, leaders, senior leadership teams, and organizations. His focus is on leadership Development, Executive Coaching, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.


He regularly posts on LinkedIn, offering perspectives on leadership, mindset, motivation, and designing a more inclusive workplace. You can read more on his personal blog.


Flo has a bachelor’s of arts in architecture from the University of Ife, a bachelor’s of science in computer information systems from Illinois State University, a master’s degree in information systems from Keller Graduate School, and a PhD in organizational leadership from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.


Follow Flo on LinkedIn


Madelyn Sklar

Founder and Social Media Consultant


If you want to know more about the intersection of social media and strategic management, Madelyn Sklar is the consultant to follow. With 17 years of social media marketing and 26 years of digital marketing experience, she has the ideal skills and background to help companies take charge of their social media platforms and get results with new fans and followers.


She shares immediate, actionable advice on her blog and podcast. Not surprisingly, she also makes great use of social media, regularly posting on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Check out her weekly Twitter Chats with other strategists, coaches, and influencers.


Madelyn has been named one of 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs by the Huffington Post, one of 50 Incredible Women in Marketing to Follow by Search Engine Journal and ranked the #1 Social Media Power Influencer in Houston.



Jermaine Moore

Founder and Principal Consultant

Founder of the Mars Hill Group a consulting practice, Jermaine Moore leads a small team that helps companies define their culture, introducing and reinforcing skills and behaviors that drive business results and team performance. His areas of expertise include DEI, culture, leadership, team development, and coaching.

Don’t miss his thought-provoking posts on LinkedIn.

Jermaine also volunteers as the Diversity Director for the Human Resources State Council of NH, serves on the board of the Diversity Workforce Coalition, and as a Trustee for Berwick Academy.


Author: Mark Ferreira

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