Five Inducted As Charter Members To Million Dollar Consultant™ Hall of Fame

May 1, 2007

For Immediate Release

Five Inducted As Charter Members To Million Dollar Consultant™ Hall of Fame

Five outstanding consultants from diverse disciplines have been inducted into the Million Dollar Consultant™ Hall of Fame. Criteria for membership in this elite group are:

• Serving as an exemplar to others in the profession.
• Manifesting the highest levels of integrity, ethics, and accountability.
• Achieving significant annual revenue and profit improvement.
• Contributing intellectual capital to the consulting profession.
• Engaging in continuing, challenging, personal and professional development.
• Taking prudent risk and demonstrating resilience.

The inductees and an excerpt of their citations are:

Chad Barr, CB Software, Shaker Heights, OH (866/791-2277)
“For leadership in web design and Internet marketing innovation, and for outstanding pro bono help in assisting others in the profession, and for helping transform technical consulting to a value basis.”

Dan Coughlin, The Coughlin Company, Fenton, MO (636/825-6611)
“An example of start-up success, leaving a high school teaching position and rapidly becoming a pre-eminent national personal coach, working with organizations such as Marriott and MacDonald’s, including the publication of two books in three years on his specialty.”

Alan Fortier, Fortier & Associates, Fort Lee, NJ (201/585-7600)
“An expert in all aspects of manufacturing productivity, organization, management structure, merger and acquisition, combining more value for manufacturing clients than any single other resource, and for helping senior management and boards implement competitive strategies.”

Nancy MacKay, Ph.D., Inspire Action, Inc., North Vancouver, Canada (604/904-9870)
“For excellence in strategic and organizational consulting, building executive teams, and assisting diverse and global organizations to more rapidly move toward their strategic objectives.”

Ed Poll, J.D., LawBiz® Management Co., Venice, CA (310/827-5415)
“The pre-eminent individual resource for law firm valuation, growth, and productivity, with singular contribution of intellectual capital to the legal community.”

The awards were announced at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Naples, FL at the Million Dollar Consulting™ Graduate School by Alan Weiss, Ph.D., who conducts a global mentoring program for consultants. Dr. Weiss himself holds multiple awards in the consulting and speaking professions.

At the presentation he noted, “These are the best of the best and absolutely fitting for the first class of inductees. I’m proud to have been associated with all of these people.” The installation included the notation of “…the distinction of being regarded by peers as one of the world leaders in consulting, as evidenced by empirical accomplishments in client results, professional contributions, and intellectual property.”

Honorees are chosen from the global participants in the Private Roster Mentor Program.

More details can be found on the Summit Consulting Group, Inc. web site.

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