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Roberta Matuson
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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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Roberta's Recent Publications

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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Testimonials

What Satisfied Customers Have to Say

Large Organizations

"We got a lot of value out of working with Matuson Consulting on a recruiting efficiency project. Before speaking with Roberta Chinsky Matuson, we had a hard time figuring out where to start in order to meet our project goals. Through in-depth interviews, Roberta was able to clearly define our project objectives and the methodology we needed to employ to reach those objectives. Roberta helped us pinpoint the root cause of our problem by using in-depth probing techniques that allowed her access to important data that we did not have. She really tries to get below the surface of an issue and knows what questions to ask to do so. I believe we will not only hire more efficiently but also more effectively as a result of our work with Roberta and Matuson Consulting."
– Amy Waryas, Director, Human Resources, The Boston Beer Company

"For the past six months I have had the privilege of having Roberta as a mentor, her no nonsense approach helped crystallize my thinking and gave clarity and direction to my career ambitions. Within weeks of working with her I had secured a promotion and gained commitment from my organization on the next steps of my development. If you feel trapped in the ‘corporate mist’ I would wholeheartedly recommend you enlist Roberta’s support to clear the road ahead."
– Head of Corporate Sales,Consumer Products Company

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, Alumni Career Strategy, Northeastern University

 


Medium Sized Organizations

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.

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

"The advice I have received from Roberta over the years regarding leadership matters has been invaluable."
– Russell Whitaker, Senior Vice-President, Broadcast Pix

"Your work with my senior group exceeded my expectations. I've never seen anything like it. We are now going gangbusters, and the team is really working together. Fantastic job."
– Ronald P. Bryant, President and CEO, Noble Hospital

"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.

"Acquiring and retaining outstanding talent is critical in my role as President and CEO of Mass TLC. 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 the speed and quality of decision-making."
– Tom Hopcroft, President & CEO, Mass Leadership Technology Council

"Roberta provided a solid foundation of effective Human Resource concepts that enabled us to craft a comprehensive onboarding program. With her guidance, knowledge, and expert HR advise we have successfully launched our company-wide training initiative. We are now able to assimilate new hires into the company more effectively than ever, providing the training, skills, and tools needed to be successful in their job. As a result of our new onboarding program, our team members will be equipped to consistently create an exceptional customer experience while simultaneously decreasing the amount of time needed for a new employee to become a productive, successful team member. Matuson Consulting was the right choice!"
– Ted Winston, Co-Owner, Winston Flowers

"We engaged the services of Matuson Consulting to source financial candidates for one of our expanding lines of business. Matuson Consulting quickly and expertly gained knowledge of our complex business and was able to identify specific industry talent we were seeking. Confidentiality was paramount which was handled with the utmost diplomacy and professionalism. Matuson Consulting is a solid resource to tap for many businesses’ different human resources needs."
– Karen A. Meier, Director of Human Resources of Gordon Brothers Group, LLC


Small Businesses and Start-ups (Entrepreneurial Companies)

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

"Roberta has provided continued support to help us work through complicated personnel issues while allowing us to focus on other areas of our business. As an independent party, Roberta is able to evaluate employee morale and concerns effectively. Her insights helped us develop a competitive benefits package that was well received by our employees. She has also helped us solve interpersonal problems in an unbiased and effective manner."
– Paul M. Zavracky, Ph.D., President of Memsic and former President and COO of MicroOptical Corporation

"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/Founder of Six Red Marbles

"As a small and fast growing company, we found Matuson Consulting very capable of filling a very important need. 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 and would highly recommend them for those one-time, as well as ongoing projects that you know are important."
– John Blake, Former Chief Operating Officer, Advanced Results Marketing

"It’s a real pleasure working with Matuson Consulting. They understand how small businesses operate and have been very responsive to our needs. As a fast growing company we knew we quickly needed to put sound practices into place. Matuson Consulting helped us do this. We know they are there for us when we need them and that’s a relationship worth retaining."
– Curtis B. Bean, Former President and COO of Gazelle Systems, Inc.

"Roberta was a great resource when we were launching our new company. We had just been funded and were setting up the business in St. Louis and needed to hire an office manager and develop sound hiring practices. Roberta was able to manage the whole hiring process for us remotely from Massachusetts."
- Leon Sandler, Former Co-founder and CEO Nuvonyx.

"It’s great to have someone you can confide in when you are trying to work through strategic matters in your organization. Her associates are professionals and are always quick to respond to our needs. Matuson Consulting has helped recruit some very key players for our organization, which has enabled us to focus on growing our company."
– Glenn Kaufman, President of Corporate Alumni

"Our industry requires us to be up to speed—management wise—at all times. With Roberta Matuson, I never have to worry about this."
– Peter Rinnig, owner, QRST's

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. Roberta’s background in retail was valuable in her ability to provide the effective coaching that was needed.
– Mary G. Rahal, VP, Human Resources and Administration, Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, Inc.

"I recently attended an executive breakfast focused entirely on the most important asset of any organization - its people. The session was great: high energy, super discussions with peers, and take-aways that you can use right away. If you are interested in attracting and retaining top talent, you can count on leaving the session with great ideas to make that asset even more valuable. Roberta did an excellent job facilitating the session – we all left energized and with a fresh perspective on how to be the destination for top talent."
Jim Cuff, CIO

"Suddenly in charge became a key part of our leadership development program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. First time managers and supervisors loved the real world scenarios and opportunities for open and honest discussions. Our more seasoned leaders found the program valuable in a number of ways...first, many of them never had any foundational training in how to manage and lead people; second, it create a common language for new and seasoned managers to utilize when they were in dialog with each other; finally, everyone who attended came away with a solid understanding of what is expected in an organizational leadership role".
– Jay Hargis, Former Director, Organizational Development, Tufts Medical Center.


Clients Discuss Generation Integration

"Thanks so much for your presentation on the 'Intergenerational Workforce' in April.

The SaGE group felt it was a great introduction to the age-related demographic issues facing the workforce at Best Buy and across the United States. I will be sending you a copy of address and we will be sharing it with our 95,000 retail employees via our 'Tagzone' website.

We have really appreciated receiving your articles regarding intergenerational workforce issues—it really helps raise awareness of our group and what we are working toward.

We look forward to working with you again in the future. Keep sending those incites and articles!!"
– Gabe Angieri, Communications Chair, SaGE Employee Business Network, Best Buy, Inc.

"Roberta recently addressed a captive audience at our organization about the changing generations in the workforce. It is critical to both have an understanding of the topic as well as provide managers the tools to deal with the changes.

Roberta is an expert on the subject matter and her expertise really came through. The audience was very engaged and Roberta was the key in laying the foundation for this critical topic by providing a very productive session."
– Mike Miller, Director of Training, Price Chopper Supermarkets

"The 'Managing the Multigenerational Workforce' program presented by Matuson Consulting was very well received by our members. This interactive workshop, helped participants learn to recognize and understand the different expectations and attributes of each generation. They now look at and approach the needs of their workforce differently, enabling them to be more effective managers."
– Karen L. Cronenberger, Manager of Training and Development, CMEA The Employers Association

"I found this to be an informative, interactive and fun workshop. Each generation brings something different to every organization. This class opened my eyes to those differences and how to best manage them. I highly recommend attending."
– Lauren C. Leahy, Vice President and CFO, Eastern Dentists Insurance Company

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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