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MEBrennan Consulting is passionate about helping people and organizations reach goals and improve performance. We provide talent management and human resource expertise to organizations to enable them to leverage their investment in talent. 

MEBrennan Consulting works with individuals seeking expert guidance on job search and career planning, as well as organizations seeking to find and develop great team members. 

With extensive experience in association management, MEBrennan Consulting develops career programs that broaden member services and increase revenue for professional associations.


Human Resources

HR operations and strategy from on boarding to training. HR planning like Retention plans, Succession plans and Training and development plans. HR policies and processes auditing for compliance and/or best practices/strategic alignment. Employee relations & engagement and more.

Executive/Career Coaching

Navigate in the ever-changing workplace or job market with thoughtful, proven guidance. Whether it's updating your resume for a job search or climbing the ladder in your current company, get the step-by-step guidance you need to rise to the top.

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“I think that associations should provide training to managers,” says HR consultant Mary Ellen Brennan, SPHR, SHRM-SCP. “However, training only goes so far, and if managers aren’t held accountable for their performance as managers of people, then it’s hard to effect change.” So performance appraisals should evaluate managers on their people management, she says—not just their individual contributions. Read the full article at AssociationsNow.com

“Associations need to establish their employment brand and think about it like a marketing professional would,” says Brennan. They should “think about how they communicate to both current and potential employees about what it’s like to work at the organization and what they’ll get out of it.” This includes highlighting benefits and the best parts of your culture.  Read the full article at AssociationsNow.com

 “When most staff worked from the office they had more time to communicate and connect with employees. Today, communication is more purposeful, structured, and scheduled. These more formal interactions, often happening in groups, make it more difficult to identify performance issues or concerns as timely as before.” Read the full article at WheelhouseGroup.com

“Brennan, who became a consultant in 2018, says, “I love having the variety of working with multiple clients as opposed to just working for one employer. I get to support different missions, which I didn’t get to do when I was working in an HR office of one for the 13 years prior to becoming a consultant.” Read the full article at SHRM.org