Dear Michelle,
“I want to thank you for offering the Teaming Event on Tuesday. I feel that it was the most immediately beneficial event that I have attended. It was very useful to discuss our marketing materials and I feel that I have already improved my elevator speech immensely. Even more importantly, I had never heard of a capability statement and within 12 hours I had created one to use at the Procurement Fair yesterday. I am sure that I will go on to revise it, but it was certainly a very valuable document for me to distribute to interested agencies.
Thanks again for all your hard work. I saw many other small business owners at yesterday’s event. You are sharing your knowledge and experience and making an impact. ”

Lynda HollerGreat Software Tools

” I want to thank you again for the wonderful Marketing Workshop presented on May 22 and the opportunity for me and my colleague to attend, Thank you.”

Camille PowersJC4LM

” Good morning Michelle,
Our firm did partner with a firm we met at the teaming event. We are now partnering with McKissack and Mckissack construction on our first contract at hunter college. I believe without this event facilitating our partnership we would not have this opportunity. We also discussing opportunities with other firms we met at the event. I am looking forward to future teaming events.”

Marc M AlleyneCEO - Spartan Demolition Company LLC

” A Huge THANK YOU to Michelle Thompson-Dolberry and Denise Rodriguez Lopez for the NYC Teaming Marketing Workshop on October 28, 2014. For Someone like myself who just started with Infosys a few weeks back, it was “all the right knowledge” ! I appreciate all the marketing and bid tips that were offered, I did not know about half of them. I wish this is the first course they give you when you are just starting to seek business from government. ”
Thank you once again for such an amazing workshop! Have a great day!

Nisha T. Aguiar DiazInfosys International

” Great event, I met some wonderful people. ”
Thank you.

Winnie SomuahWinnSom Ins

” This was a great Teaming workshop.( 4-09-2014) ”
Thank you.

Ruby Baker-FrazierDrama For Success

” Hi Michelle,
The AMEX OPEN/NYC Teaming Joint Venture Workshop and luncheon that followed were great!
Before the weekend starts I just wanted to sat Thank You…again ”


The ChallengeHer event we attended in San Diego last summer was exceptional. We were lucky to receive insider strategies on how to succeed in government contracting as a woman-owned small business. The one-on-one matchmaking meetings were extremely well-run and vital to getting that ever-important face time to develop the relationships that will get you contracts. We also received excellent feedback.
Because of informational and networking events like this, we were recently awarded a contract with the County of San Diego. We hope this event returns to San Diego! We will definitely attend.

Liz MikosAssociate, Diversity Strategist
Nesso Strategies

I want to thank you and the entire EMDO team for being such wonderful consultants in helping SBS plan and carry out the 9thAnnual Procurement Fair yesterday at BNY Mellon. We are hearing tons of positive feedback all around, and your event planning skills helped to make that possible.

For the first time since inception, I am feeling optimistic about the company’s prospects. This is due to one thing: The Manage Forward Program. Despite having the technical skills needed to run this company and a decent understanding of the financials, we have simply existed not prospered. Manage Forward has forced me to learn the skills I need to see into the business and divine what is required on a tactical and strategic level in order to drive growth. Thank you to John Rooney who accepted me into the program. Without his belief in me, I would have been passed over for inclusion and my life could potentially have been very different a few years from now. Thank you to Michelle Thompson-Dolberry without whom we, the class, would have no direction, no knowledge and no guidance. Her patience and skillful mentoring has given me the tools I need to succeed in business. Before Michelle’s guidance I was a business owner. Today I am a CEO.

Thank you for a wonderful workshop yesterday. It was extremely informative and fun and I will certainly apply your advice as I attempt to build my business. I have got to practice that sales pitch.
Thank you and I look forward to future workshops.

Everton M Daring