Carmen Marshall


Carmen Marshall

Carmen C. Marshall is the Director of Consulting at Maryland Nonprofits. Armed with the insightful ability to draw out and call out greatness in others, through her transformational coaching, keynotes, consulting and training, she lives to help organizations and individuals get on a path of wholeness and transformation.

Specifically, her work is aimed at helping:

  1. Organizations to fulfill their missions
  2. Organizations to deliver greater service to the community
  3. Organizations to raise more money
  4. Boards and staff to step into their power, calling and responsibility.
  5. Organizations to develop systems and processes, with built-in accountability that lead to success and sustainability

Carmen coaches leaders, entrepreneurs and executives, leadership development, adult learning, performance improvement, board governance, and personal growth. In addition to the traditional nonprofits, Carmen has worked extensively with faith-based organizations.

As a consultant, Carmen has over 25 years of experience working with large, mid-sized and small organizations in both the nonprofit and corporate arenas as well as faith-based organizations working with entrepreneurs, senior leaders and staff. She is a Licensed Consultant of the Standards for Excellence Institute and completed The Art of Transformational Consulting, and is certified by Coaching for Transformation (accredited by the International Coaching Federation).

As a management consultant Carmen has helped employees get promoted, leaders and organizations grow, raise funds and create new products and programs to move them forward. As a senior executive in the nonprofit and corporate arenas, Carmen has created actionable systems that increase interoffice collaboration and profitability. Carmen has worked with leaders and organizations as a marketing and communications strategist. Her portfolio includes marketing, communications, media relations, strategy, professional blogging, technical and speech writing for executive leaders. She writes and designs marketing materials, including newsletters, convention materials, annual reports, and strategic plans.

In addition, for ten years, Carmen worked as an executive in financial services. As a financial advisor she participating in the financing of municipal bond transactions totaling in billions in the aggregate. Carmen attended the University of Massachusetts at Boston and received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Southern University in Houston. Carmen is also a Standards for Excellence ® Institute licensed consultant. She is a member of the Ethics Committee at the Standards for Excellence Institute.

Carmen is the former Executive Pastor of the historic Bright Hope Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (formerly led by the late Congressman William H. Gray III). In that role, she shouldered both the executive and senior pastor responsibilities in the absence of a senior pastor. She is the first woman to lead the congregation in 107 years. She is also the former Executive Director of the National Black Media Coalition.


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