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Roberta Matuson
Identify the best talent in the world.
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Roberta's Recent Publications

The Magnetic Leader

Employees don’t work for companies; they work for people. The more irresistible you are as a leader, the more pull you have for employees to want to stay and for your customers to remain loyal. Read Excerpt

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Roberta's Recent Publications

Talent Magnetism

Your company is only as good as the talent you keep. Learn the new rules for attracting top talent and getting them to stick around. Excerpt

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Roberta's Recent Publications

Suddenly in Charge

Honored by the Washington Post as a Top 5 Business Book for Leaders.

Learn how to manage up, down, and succeed all around... Excerpt

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Suddenly in Charge

Learn how to save your company millions by improving the quality of your hires, while improving productivity. Slash costly employee turnover.

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Executive Growth

Executive Confidential

A 90-day warp speed coaching program for executives who have just entered a new universe. This program is for senior level leaders who have taken on an executive role in a new company or who have been promoted into the executive suite in their current organization. Participants will be in a better position to accelerate their contributions to their organization, which is certainly critical in today’s competitive business environment. They’ll avoid political land minds that could do permanent damage and will be well situated to immediately effect change.

The first 90 days will set the course for your future. You can propel yourself out of the gate with a clear direction or you can sputter your way toward what you can only hope will be a soft landing.

We partner with our executive clients to heighten their view of what’s around them, resulting in a more broader perspective and better quality decision-making. We act as your sounding board and help you safely navigate through the turbulence. We push back when necessary and push ahead when required so that you can rapidly establish yourself as a confident leader.

Our clients report experiencing a dramatic improvement in the quality of their decision making, increased buy-in from the Board of Directors as well as their staff, and more control over their work and personal life.

Questions that frequently are addressed in our sessions include:

  • How can I quickly assess my current staff?
  • What changes, if any, might I need to make in personnel?
  • How do I best work with my Board of Directors?
  • How do I rapidly build trust with my staff?
  • How can I minimize conflict among my direct reports?
  • How do I transition a “sacred cow” out of the organization with minimal disruption?
  • How can I get my staff to quickly accept the new direction that I’m setting for the organization? How can I be the type of leader who inspires others to give their personal best?
  • How can I increase productivity and growth?
  • How do I make that transition from peer to boss?
  • What do I need to do today to establish a long-term legacy?

 
We offer three options for the Executive Confidential program so that you may choose the one that best meets your needs:

Executive Confidential Acceleration Program

The Executive Acceleration Program consists of an initial 90 minute meeting, held by SKYPE, or in person if convenient to both of us, followed by 90 days of unlimited access to me by e-mail, phone, fax, and regular mail. We’ll work together to set your short-term goals. Scheduled bi-weekly phone calls will ensure you stay on track. I’ll be available to help guide you both strategically (e.g., “How do I become the type of leader who others want to follow?” “How do I maximize the talent on my team?”) and tactically (e.g., “What do I say to an employee whose performance is failing?” “How do I respond to an employee whose request seems unreasonable?”).


Executive Confidential Guided Program

Some executives are better served in a more structured environment where there are specific goals and accountability. In addition to what’s offered in the Executive Confidential Guided Program, we’ll meet weekly by SKYPE or in person, if convenient for both of us, and set specific goals for your transition with completion dates. I will help you identify and remove any obstacles to your progress. Our last meeting will focus on what you’ll need to do to continue to build on the work that we’ve done together.


Executive Confidential Immersion Program

This program is reserved for select executives who want to boost their effectiveness right out of the gate. In addition to what’s offered in the Executive Confidential Guided Program, I will conduct a 360-degree assessment prior to our meeting that will to help target those areas that will have the most impact for your success.

We’ll set aside a day to meet in person at a mutually agreed upon location. Our time together will be spent discussing the results of the 360 so that you have an awareness of how others in the organization view you. We’ll identify in-depth challenges that you face, setting organizational and personal goals, and discussing specific issues that are top of mind for you. These may include setting a strategy for assembling a top-notch executive team, establishing a new vision for the organization, making personnel changes that allow people to leverage their talents.

Executives who participate in this program will quickly solidify relationships with key personnel and will be prepared to address matters that require quick execution. They’ll slash the time it normally takes for new leaders to create meaningful business results.

Testimonials

"Roberta's guidance has dramatically increased my ability to pull in and retain the talent we need to take our organization to the next level. She's proven to be a trusted advisor and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to other CEOs who are looking to accelerate..."
Tom Hopcroft, President & CEO
Mass Leadership Technology Council

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"The coaching that Roberta Matuson provided for one of our retail store managers renewed the manager’s excitement in her work, provided her with increased skills in the selection of new employees and gave her the tools she needed to better manage her staff..."
Mary G. Rahal, VP, Human Resources and Administration
Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, Inc.

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"Roberta was able to clearly define our project objectives and the methodology that we needed to reach those objectives. Roberta helped us pinpoint the root cause of our problem by using in-depth probing techniques that gave her access to important data we did not have..."
Amy Waryas, Director, HR
The Boston Beer Company

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"Roberta worked with us to create a comprehensive onboarding program. With her guidance, knowledge, and expert HR advise we have successfully launched our company-wide training initiative. We now assimilate new hires into the company more effectively than ever..."
Ted Winston, Co-Owner
Winston Flowers

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"When it comes to management of people, Roberta sees through all the noise and gets right to the heart of the matter..."
Mark Spitzer, President
Photonic Glass Corporation

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"As we have grown, Roberta has provided continued support to help us work through complicated personnel issues while allowing us to focus on other areas of our business. Our employment practices truly support our business goals..."
Paul M. Zavracky, Ph.D., Former President and COO
MicroOptical Corporation

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"Roberta has saved us time and energy on situations we may have needlessly wrestled with. We consider her a partner and look for her guidance often. Roberta has provided a welcomed service to Six Red Marbles..."
Sarah Smith White, President
Six Red Marbles

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"Roberta was tenacious about keeping us focused on completing our project on schedule. The finished project was comprehensive, professional and passed the scrutiny of legal experts. I would definitely use Matuson Consulting again..."
John Blake, Former COO
Advanced Results Marketing

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"Roberta has been a tremendous mentor and coach to me over the past year. She has partnered with me on multiple professional development fronts, as well as helping me through some very challenging situations. I found Roberta to be wise counsel!"
– Allison DiSiena, VP of Recruiting, Marketing, Interactive and Creative Services Division, 24 Seven Inc.

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"Roberta Matuson was our answer. She met with us, developed a plan, walked us through the process to record our policies and procedures. She helped identify areas where policies were non-existent. She then developed and produced our employee handbook. We still use it today..."
Tim Slattery, CEO
CFSmail.com

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"Roberta presented an engaging and informative webinar on “Managing Up in a Top Down World” for Northeastern University’s alumni. This thought provoking session provided practical strategies for navigating office politics and building effective relationships for career advancement. Roberta’s extensive expertise and knowledge of workplace trends was apparent as she skillfully answered a wide range of questions from participants. Her well-organized presentation made it easy for the audience to commit to implementing her advice."
Michele Rapp, Associate Director
Northeastern University

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"Roberta’s ability to provide new leaders with insights on matters that few are willing to discuss is refreshing and will serve our members well. As a CEO, I'm especially impressed with her ability to quickly distill difficult situations and provide pragmatic advice that can be quickly and successfully implemented."
Aradhna Malhotra Oliphant, President and CEO
Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.

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"I have had the opportunity to experience Roberta Matuson’s “fast track” coaching. Her candid, succinct and concise approach provided positive reinforcement toward my professional goals."
Cheryl Schondek, VP of Food Acquisition and Supply Chain
The Greater Boston Food Bank

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