Professional summary

Following a 30 year corporate career with major global firms, I now speak, write and consult on how companies can maximize their most precious asset: their people. I take the lessons that I've learned through a wide variety of experiences and apply them in practical ways to organizations that want to make the most of their investment in talent.

Engagement overview

I work with clients to master times of complex change - sometimes this is done virtually, sometimes onsite, sometimes a combination. We work together to map out a plan of action, agree on desired results and execute. My projects can last for a year (coaching relationships), a project (a merger/acquisition integration) or ad hoc (developing a performance management system)


• NTT Docomo
• RadioShack
• Presidio
• The Protocol School of Washington
• Versant
• Schaffer Consulting
• Gray Talent Agency
• The Rhode Island Foundation
• Say Yes to Education
• Rapid Results Institute
• Brigade Marketing
• American Mathematical Society
• Columbus McKinnon Corporation
• LookBooks
• MediaCom
• Women in Cable & Telecommunications


I had the pleasure of working on Margaretta's team during most of my tenure at Hudson/TMP Worldwide, and can attest to the honest, motivational and inspirational leadership she provides. I feel Margaretta greatly contributed to my career early on, and am thankful for her guidance and support

Lana Dial, Human Resources Manager Regency Energy Partners LP

In my 32 years of business insurance consulting, it is very rare to work with an individual who possesses both a high business acumen and a genuine approach to dealing with people. Margaretta Noonan is that kind of person. What a privilege to know and work with her for the past 12+ years

James C. Weiss, Senior VP Willis (Milwaukee, WI)

What comes to mind in having worked with Margaretta Noonan over the years: trust, wisdom and the ability to be effective from the boardroom to the 'shop floor' – everything else that would be important in a senior HR advisor fits in between, with nothing left out

Victoria Zelin, Sustainability & Climate Change Deloitte Services, New York

Margaretta is an experienced HR professional and business manager. She and I have worked together for more than a decade on the organisation of an international summit of women in business, government and development. She brings organisation, networks and insight into an event that creates business and intergovernmental networks

Ann Sherry, AO Chief Executive Officer Carnival Australia

It's been my pleasure to work with Margaretta for nearly 20 years. She has always been a consummate professional who possesses a strategic mindset, a keen analytic mind, deep knowledge of HR and tremendous professional values.

Steve Pogorzelski, CEO Avention (Concord, MA)