Margot M. Murphy
Founder, CEO and Senior Consultant of Vitalize Your Workforce
“The driving force and the vision behind Vitalize, Margot is a vibrant thought-leader and respected author, in addition to holding degrees in Economics and International Business. She has a proven track record in business development for Fortune 500 companies such as Johnson & Johnson, AT&T, and Lucent Technologies.”
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Margot Murphy is a vibrant thought-leader with a passion for making organizations change-ready.
Margot foresaw the real issues behind employee and enterprise stagnation years ago, and as a result, developed practical down-to-earth measures in order to vitalize organisations, bringing dynamic energy, creativity and effectiveness to corporate operations.
In addition to holding degrees in Economics and International Business, Margot has a proven track record in change, having assisted Fortune 500 companies such as Johnson & Johnson, AT&T, and Lucent Technologies. Her experience spans 11 industries, with a portfolio of award-winning performances in the fields of Sales, Marketing, Product Development, Global Strategic Planning, Professional Services, Program Management, and Executive Leadership.
Margot’s key strength is her ability to work with respect and connection alongside large or small organizations, on every level of seniority, from the C-Suite down to the shop floor.
As well as being an empathetic and innovative strategic advisor and consultant, Margot is also an author, a contributor to Business Week magazine, and a host for her own radio show.
Dr James A. Robertson PhD
Senior Consultant and Systems Architect
“Engineers do not design bridges to stand up, they design them not to fall down. This quote sums up James’s approach – by minimising the causes of failure, organizations can maximise the chances of success. James is the brains behind the vision and design of our Corporate Vitality Assessment suite of software.”
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Dr James Robertson has harnessed the fundamentals of his Engineering training to develop robust and reliable methods of effecting strategic change in organizations.
He is the creator of the Vitalize Your Workforce Corporate Assessment Software, and his approach to Engineered Strategic Excellence is a central element of the Vitalize Your Workforce methodology.
He has Bachelor and Doctoral degrees in Engineering and has been a consultant for most of his working career, with a particular emphasis on strategic advisory services at the executive level.
His industry experience includes Professional Services, Distribution and Logistics, Construction, Mining, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail, Human Sciences, Armaments, Travel, Logistics, Health Care, Government, and Correctional Services.
Emeritus Professor Malcolm H.B. McDonald MA(Oxon) MSc PhD DLitt DSc
“As a professor, author, and businessman, Malcolm brings a huge wealth of both professional and academic experience, providing an authoritative voice on the benefits of employee engagement and change-ready organizations.”
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Malcolm McDonald’s key interests are the measurement of the financial impact of marketing expenditure and the development of global best practice for key account management.
He is a graduate in English Language and Literature from Oxford University, in Business Studies from Bradford University Management Centre, and has a PhD from Cranfield University. He also has a Doctorate from Bradford University as well as from the Plekhanov University of Economics in Moscow. Malcolm is an Emeritus Professor at Cranfield and a Visiting Professor at Henley, Warwick, Aston, and Bradford Business Schools.
Until 2003, Malcolm was Professor of Marketing and Deputy Director of Cranfield University School of Management, with special responsibility for E-Business . He possesses extensive practical industrial experience, including a number of years as the Marketing and Sales Director of Canada Dry. More recently, he served as Chairman of Brand Finance plc until the end of 2012.
Nowadays, Malcolm spends much of his time working with the operating boards of the world’s biggest multinational companies, such as IBM, Xerox, and BP.
He has written forty-six books, including the best seller Marketing Plans; how to prepare them; how to use them, which has sold over half a million copies worldwide. Hundreds of his papers have been published.
In 2006, he was listed in the UK’s Top Ten Business Consultants by The Times.
Terri Larsen PhD
Data Scientist & Data Visualization Expert
“Dr. Terri Larsen is an award-winning expert in data visualization. Her TED talks, diplomas, and degrees confirm her status as one of the most sought-after thought leaders in this specialist subject. Combined with her practical industry experience, this makes Terri one of the most foremost practitioners in her field.”
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Dr. Terri Larsen strives for clarity, accuracy, and intuitiveness when it comes to communicating data in visual form.
She has earned many advanced science degrees and has won multiple awards with her visualization projects. Larsen has developed a comprehensive curriculum for data visualization, incorporating essential skills such as visual literacy, for communicating data visually.
As a consultant, Larsen offers her award-winning presentation skills as a mentor and coach to professionals who want to convey the meaning in their data most compellingly.
Her role on the team supports Vitalize’s data-driven processes where, once obtained, the meaning in the data is revealed in individual figures, interactive dashboards, and presentations.
Watch Dr. Larsen’s TED talk here:
- Health Care
- Information Technology
- Women in Technology International (WITI)
- Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
- ACM-Special Interest Group in Graphics (ACM SIGGraph)
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
- Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
- Molecular Graphics and Modeling Society (MGMS)
Dan M. Vogel
“Dan Vogel brings direct industry experience and application of the Vitalize Your Workforce program to our client relationships. Dan has honed his knowledge of vitalization theories and practices through direct application of every aspect of the Vitalize material across his corporate teams of multi-national, multi-ethnic, and multi-generational staff. In total, over 2,000 staff, managers, and directors have experienced the Vitalize Program since 2015.”
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Dan Vogel’s case histories are chronicled in A Tale of Three Seasons, a verified impact study conducted by Vogel’s team in Glacier National Park. Vitalize Your Workforce chapter topics illustrated in the work include Mentoring, Issue Resolution, Integrated Incentives, Dynamic Delegation, and Recognition and Celebration. A number of these topics have also become integrated into Vogel’s Leadership courses offered at the local college under the heading of Vitalize Leadership Academy. A link to A Tale of Three Seasons is included below.
Vogel’s professional career in resort hospitality has been enhanced with positions including elected public office, 501c3 Executive Directorships and Board of Director seats, plus media, alternative energy, and general business start-ups. Public and community college education development have gone hand in hand with TEDx Whitefish, Leadership Flathead, and Chamber of Commerce activities. Overall his professional engagements have covered the greater Pacific Northwest and Hawaiian markets in enterprises ranging from 1.2 million to multi-billion in annual revenues.
Originally from Spokane, Washington, Vogel holds two Professional Sommelier certificates and has written extensively for the wine and hospitality industries with over 500k copies of his articles in print. He was awarded a Graduate Diploma of Leadership via Emeritus Executive Education incorporating MBA coursework from Dartmouth College, Columbia University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2019.
In addition to academic and business leadership Vogel has a decade of volunteer work with the National Ski Patrol, holds an EMT certificate, and competes in both Winter and Summer Biathlon. Currently he holds a board position with Air Twiga Animal Rescue. A long-time resident of Whitefish, Montana he has four outstanding adult children.
Non-Executive Director – Marketing
“Darren is an inspirational marketer and positive addition to any establishment. His ability to see the big-picture coupled with his deep understanding of integrated communications, particularly in the digital space, is second to none. Though he’s never one to draw attention to himself, Darren’s positive attitude and the respect others feel toward him are unmistakable. He is highly personable and has a track record of exemplary client relationships.”
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