Molly McGuigan

Molly McGuigan

Molly McGuigan is a Weatherhead affiliate instructor and the principal of Learning Link, a consulting firm focused on maximizing organizational potential through learning and development. She brings more than 15 years of experience in designing and facilitating organization development with corporations, small businesses, non-profits, and school districts. Learning Link has established a network of experienced consultants, educators, facilitators and coaches, forming a cadre of resources positioned to respond to the varying needs of clients.

Molly's work encompasses consulting and facilitation in collaborative innovation, strategic visioning, strength-based, whole system approaches to organizational change, strategic planning and team development. In addition, she works with individuals to develop leadership capacity, particularly as it relates to helping them champion organizational change. As a facilitator and consultant, Molly's talents have been tapped by a variety of organizations, including: The Cleveland Clinic, Goodyear, Kinetico, Parkland Management Company, EDEN Inc., Medina City Schools, The Museum of Contemporary Art and The Cleveland Convention and Visitors Bureau. With each client engagement, she takes a practical approach to ensuring that clients develop the skills, capabilities and sense of ownership required to create lasting results.

Prior to establishing her consulting firm, Molly served as Director of Customized Executive Education Programs at Case Western Reserve University. In this role, she specialized in partnering with clients to design custom-tailored programs for their organizations. Program designs emphasized a range of content areas including: leadership effectiveness, organizational change, strategic competitive advantage and sustainable development.

For over 10 years, Molly has been leveraging strength-based approaches to learning and development in all of her client work. She has extensive experience designing and facilitating multi-stakeholder system design summits using a process called Appreciative Inquiry. She has collaborated for years with the pioneers of this approach, partnering on client engagements with organizations such as, Clarke, Sherwin-Williams, Fairmount Minerals, Alcoa, AkzoNobel, Ernst & Young, Roadway Express, and Scottish Enterprise.

Molly received her Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Behavior from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. She has an undergraduate degree in English from John Carroll University.


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Ensuring Generativity Beyond the AI Summit Event: A Practical Guide for Designing an AI Summit and Advancing Post-summit Momentum. Advances in Appreciative Inquiry v. 4, Jan. 2014, 311-338.