• Advised one or more organizations
  • Published a book, article, or paper
  • Networked with other professionals
  • Earned one or more college degrees
  • Served on a board of directors for an organization
  • Generated a substantial amount of money for an organization
  • Endorsed by co-workers or clients
  • Spoken in front of an audience about an area of expertise
  • Has had direct reports in an organization


Margaret-Ann Cole
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." Benjamin Franklin
Charismatic and Innovative Leader with demonstrated track record and proven success managing organizations to peak performance in sales, operational effectiveness, engagement and client satisfaction.

Experienced General Manager driving P&L, strategic direction, sales, operations and delivery of services, leading revenue growth and increased pipeline.

Deep expertise leading comprehensive change management initiatives with the ability to engage and excite others throughout the transformation process to drive performance and maintain commitment communicating clear and compelling direction throughout the change process to maintain commitment and address emotional reactions.

Collaborative leader who unleashes the potential of high performing senior executives and management teams enabling them to meet individual goals and impact their organizations.

Career Timeline

  1. Chief Talent Officer, Porter Novelli
  2. Chief Talent Officer, Porter Novellu
  3. CEO and Founder, Margaret-Ann Cole Associates
  4. Board President , Rebuilding Together NYC
  5. Advisory Board , Workfolio
  6. Advisory Board AMPHS, Academy of Medical & Public Health Services, Inc.
  7. -
    TMI Wharton Global Fellow, The Wharton School
  8. -
    TMI Wharton Global Fellow, The Wharton School
  9. -
    Managing Director, Accenture
  10. -
    SVP|North America Career Management Practice Ldr, Right Management
  11. -
    Senior Vice President | Americas Northeast Consult, Right Management

    Promoted into a newly created role as dual Practice Leader for both Career Management and Talent Management. This role is the first of its kind across the organization combining expertise for developing, building and delivering innovative and integrated client workforce solutions spanning the entire employee development lifecycle.

    Right Management helps clients implement workforce solutions and is the talent and career management expert within Manpower, the world leader in innovative workforce solutions. We help clients win in the changing world of work by designing and executing workforce solutions that align talent strategy with business strategy.

  12. Co Vice President, Board of Directors
  13. -
    Regional VP | Northeast Career Management Practice, Right Management

    Regional leader responsible for building innovative solutions and expanding the career management practice, developing integrated client solutions across all consulting practice areas.

  14. -
    Director and Secretary, Fordham College Alumini Association Board of Directors

    Nominated to the Board of The FCAA that was founded in 1905 to assure there is a channel for College alumni to continue to interact and maintain strong relationships between the alumni and the college.

    The mission is to fund the George McMahon, SJ Travel Fellowship, two full scholarships (for legacy students), with a record of supporting numerous initiatives impacting the advancement of Fordham College.

  15. -
    VP | North America Talent Development Practice, DBM | LHH
  16. -
    Office Practice Leader | Talent Management & Organ, Towers Watson
  17. -
    Practice Leader | Americas Organization Developmen, YSC
  18. -
    Senior Consultant | HR Transformation, Towers Perrin
  19. -
    HRO | Solution Architect, Mellon
  20. -
    EMBA | Master of Business Administration, Operatio, HEC School of Management
  21. -
    EMBA | Master of Business Administration, Politica, London School of Economics and Political Science, U. of London
  22. -
    EMBA | Master of Business Administration, Business, New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business
  23. -
    Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  24. -
    Partner, Kwasha Lipton
  25. -
    VIce President | Group Employee Services, Merrill Lynch
  26. -
    Senior Manager | Management Consulting, Deloitte

Proudest Accomplishment

As much as I love my career, my proudest accomplishment is being a mom to two wonderful children.

Experience Highlights

  • Chief Talent Officer
    porter novelli
  • CEO and Founder
    Margaret-ann cole Associates, llc
  • Managing Director
  • Senior Vice President | North America Career Management Practice
    Right Management
  • Senior Vice President | Americas Northeast Consulting Practice Leader
    Right Management
  • Advisory Board

Education Highlights

  • EMBA | Master of Business Administration, Operations Management | Marketing
    HEC School of Management
  • EMBA | Master of Business Administration, Political Science and Government
    London School of Economics and Political Science, U. of London
  • EMBA | Master of Business Administration, Business Administration | Finance
    New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business
  • BS | Bachelor of Science, Economics | Psychology
    Fordham University
  • Global Fellow
    TMI The WHarton school


  • Rebuilding Together NYC
    Serving all five New York City boroughs, Rebuilding Together NYC is a nonprofit housing organization
  • Academy of Medical and Public Health Services
    dedicated to advancing the healthcare of underserved communities.


  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Organizational Development
  • Talent Development
  • Career Management
  • Shared Services
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Development
  • Account Management
  • Management Consulting
  • Sales Process
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Career Development
  • Career Development Coaching
  • Business Development
  • Client Development
  • Product Design
  • Solution Selling
  • Talent Management
  • Strategy
  • Organizational Design
  • Executive Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • HR Consulting
  • Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Start-ups
  • Budgets
  • Program Management
  • Operations Management
  • HR Transformation

Questions & Answers

What career advice do I have for women?
1) Stay resilient and gritty. It’s what got us here and what keeps us here. To paraphrase Nietzsche, “That which does not kill us only makes us stronger.”
2) Every day is an opportunity to learn something NEW. With the pace of technological advancement, we are both novices and masters. We learn and teach simultaneously every day.
3) Don’t be afraid to switch up your career. Gone are the days of staying in one job for the rest of your life. Find your passion, be flexible and take new opportunities as they come.
4) Trust that Everything happens for a reason. If it doesn’t feel right, then maybe it isn’t. Sometimes the answer to a prayer is no and sometimes the answer is to wait because something better is on its way.


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