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Free Management Library
One of the world's largest collections of free, online resources for organizations.
Principals of Authenticity Consulting, LLC
Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, Partner
Carter is a nationally recognized expert in organizational development and change.
He has decades of real-world management experience in a variety of organizations, including startup, public-private, nonprofit and corporate.
He is founder and developer of the Free Management Library(sm), one of the world's largest collections of well-organized, free, on-line resources for personal, professional and organizational development at www.managementhelp.org. He is also founder of the Free Micro-eMBA (for-profit and nonprofit versions) available from the Library. He also is co-founder of Action Learning Source and the Consultants Development Institute.
Since the early 1970s, Carter has had a deep interest in authenticity, including in the existential movement and in methods to help others to cultivate authenticity, including in consulting, coaching and facilitation.
I Carter won the University of St. Thomas’ Business Excellence Award for donating over 200 hours a year for four years to local nonprofit organizations. The Minnesota Organization Development Network awarded Carter, “OD Practitioner of the Year,” in part for his many contributions to nonprofits and the profession of OD.
Carter holds a BA in Social and Behavioral Sciences, BS in Computer Science, MBA from the University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis), and a PhD in Human and Organization Development from The Union Institute (Cincinnati).
Among his many publications are:
"Among my Dakota and Absaroke people is a saying that I
can only really translate into English using a double negative: 'I do not remember
a time when I did not know him.' It is intended to point out and compliment
one who has had a good, significant impact on another, an impact so great that
one's history is changed. That is what I say to you, Carter, I do not remember
when I did not know you."
Teri McNamara, Partner
Teri facilitates Board development and strategic planning, and has participated in a wide range of other organization development projects.
She is an experienced presenter with a well-received interactive style, comfortable with content on a wide range of leadership and organizational development topics.
Teri is a certified peer coaching group facilitator, having been involved in the groups for 10 years, including design, facilitation and evaluation. Also, she had led many training sessions about peer learning and participated as a member in many groups.
Teri also is director of Authenticity's publications business, which now sells books to countries around the world. She has participated in the design and writing of Authenticity's peer learning publications, and is the lead editor on all publications.
Teri has strong real-world experience in leadership and management. Prior to joining Authenticity Consulting, Teri spent 15 years at Datacard Corporation, working in roles that ranged from business development, product line manager and product manager to program manager, engineering team leader and software engineering lead. She also worked as a software engineer at Honeywell for 4 years.