Disruption, whether you react to it or cause it, is the new normal for business. The rewards for getting it right are huge, and the consequences for failure are terminal. So why do so many organisations continue to fumble it? That is the challenge that Menkus & Associates addresses. The key is to understand the organisation’s readiness to act at the critical top and middle levels and then to deliver a tailored activation programme. That is what Menkus & Associates does: we help you activate your organisation’s capacity to succeed.
Who we are
Belden is the founder and Director of MenKus & Associates, a research and advisory firm that helps leaders fully activate their organisation’s potential to succeed.
Originally from the US, Belden started his consulting career with McKinsey & Co where he worked across a range of service and manufacturing industries. Subsequently, he was recruited by CSC Index to help create and deliver a breakthrough methodology using emerging technology to change organisational culture. After a variety of corporate development venturing and roles, Belden returned to management consulting in 2002.
Willson is a facilitator of change, leadership coach, and organisational development consultant. He specialises in working with organisations that are “stuck” in their change, by facilitating awareness and understanding of the blockers, and to release new energy and focus to deliver results. He helps leaders to develop plans that engage and empower their teams. He brings a direct facilitation style that enables issues to be brought to the table, and resolutions to be identified and agreed more quickly, and effectively.
He has worked in large corporates in organisation development roles. His career has encompassed strategy consulting with Gartner Group, and marketing with a range of technology firms. Today he works with established and fast growth businesses, as well as companies undertaking significant transformation. He is currently architecting a new initiative to put people at the heart of how digitally transforming businesses work.
Willson graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, in Modern Languages, and Philosophy. He holds an MBA specialising in HR with Distinction, from Cass Business School, and was awarded the Guild of Management Consultants’ prize for the best MBA project. He has completed the Ashridge Coaching for Organisational Consultants programme.
Rebecca specialises in helping people to empower themselves to be their own solution. Through creating conditions which allow them to express and deal with difficult issues, she supports people to cut right through to the root of a problem and discover for themselves where the opportunities for change are.
As a Durham University Natural Sciences BSc graduate, Rebecca began her consulting career at Newton Europe, a firm specialising in operational improvement. Prior to this, her travels have taken her from waitressing in Guernsey, to teaching in a local Country Durham school, to working in youth empowerment in El Salvador. She also volunteered as a Listener for the Samaritans for several years.