At "Muchmore Than Consulting"' we provide solutions not products. Every organization is unique, and we pride ourselves on a custom and effective solution to your organizations needs with proven results. We are much more than your average consulting company. From our Administrative Team to our Experiential Learning Facilitators, our goal is your success. Together we can embrace each other's unique strengths, accept the differences among us, and through understanding and tenacity, we can change the world.
Our Mission Statement – To promote clear, respectful communications within teams and between individuals, develop healthy workplace behaviors in employees at all levels of an organization, and to encourage the benefits of useful approaches to conflict.
Reach us by using our first name @muchmorethanconsulting.org.
Deborah Muchmore is our company founder, leadership, and executive coach, and main facilitator for our experiential learning programs.
Deborah is passionate about helping organizations build alignment and ignite employee engagement through more effective and productive communication, a greater understanding of ourselves and each other, and the development of key competencies. Over her career, Deborah has served at all levels of organizational structure both in the private and public sector. From prep cook and housing inspector to executive level management and from catering and real estate management to local government; Deborah has acquired a broad variety of valuable experience about people, organizations, and issues. In addition to her career experience, Deborah brings energy and enthusiasm to Muchmore Than Consulting.
Deborah is a Licensed Partner for Everything DiSC™ products, a certified facilitator for Everything DiSC Workplace, and a licensed and certified partner for the Five Behaviors™ brand. As such she brings a menu of proven and validated solutions to ignite employee engagement, develop healthier teams, drive team results to new heights, and improve communication throughout organizations. Deborah also collaborates with a network of licensed partners and seasoned organizational development and human resources professionals to deliver engaging learning and development experiences, one-on-one coaching, leadership development, and effective human resources services to your organization.
Deborah lives in the northern Bay Area with her husband. They have three children and eight grandchildren. She enjoys biking, walking, spending time in her garden, and reading a good book on a warm sandy beach.
Danielle brings with her administrative and human resources skills from the public and private sectors including the retail, medical, and local government industries. She also has a gift for identifying the logistical details of processes and ensuring efficiency and effectiveness on our operations, enhance every aspect of our operations, especially our data management and web presence, and helps to continually improve the delivery of our services and customer experience. She is an expert in recruitment and selection processes.
Danielle manages our company website and social media platforms. She coordinates assessment and applicant processes and manages candidate communications. If you have any questions about our services or need assistance in ordering an assessment, scheduling a virtual or in person workshop, or inquiring about any of our assessment processes, Danielle will be happy to walk through it with you.
She is the liaison between Muchmore Than Consulting and Wiley for client purchases and shipments for the Everything DiSC™ and Five Behaviors™ products.
Danielle is a Certified Facilitator for Five Behaviors™ and Everything DiSC products, and possesses a bachelor’s degree in Human Development with a minor in Psychology from Sonoma State University. She is also certified in Human Resources Management from Sonoma State University.
Danielle resides in the Northern Bay Area with her family. She enjoys family vacations around the world. Together with her family, she has visited various US states and Canada, Brazil, Africa, and Belgium. She looks forward to her next adventure.
Elsie Okeyo is our Experiential Learning Facilitator and Human Resources Advisor. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge in employee benefits, team building, employee engagement, conflict resolution and payroll implementation. Elsie has worked in the private sector coordinating employee transition during mergers and acquisitions and in the public sector as a facilitator for experiential employee development and learning experiences, and as a sole on-site provider of human resources services to a special district. She brings with her a gift for communicating clearly, calmly and effectively to a diverse community of individuals in any circumstance, no matter how extreme.
Elsie heads up our client services team providing or coordinating a variety of services and projects including follow up appointments to explain assessment results, experiential workshops, team development events, and human resources project work.
Elsie is a Certified Facilitator for Five Behaviors™ and Everything DiSC products, and possesses a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.
Elsie resides in the East Bay Area with her husband and two dogs. She enjoys hiking, modeling, and visiting family around the world.
Ian has a passion for helping organizations create systems that assist in operating more effectively and efficiently. He enjoys creating strong bonds and a willingness to understanding clients’ needs. With Ian’s background in planning, administration and customer services he strives for keeping order to produce healthy and successful environments.
Ian possesses a Bachelors degree in Urban Planning from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Previously worked as an Assistant Planner for the City of Sausalito. Ian sought out for a career change and was given an opportunity to work with the City of Sausalito's Administration Department; his organizational and analytical skills helped him transition into a Human Resources. After leaving the City of Sausalito, Ian joined Muchmore Than Consulting in 2021. He brings his skills and knowledge to the team along with providing a fresh and open mindset.
Ian lives in the Peninsula and often spends time with his family. He enjoys sports such as basketball and baseball, going out to social events with friends, and relaxing with his family dog, Phoebe.
Alexandre Munoz-Oliveira joined MTC in May of 2022 after working and learning under Deborah Muchmore for approximately a year Alex gained experience in payroll processing, human resources, FLSA regulation and compliance, accounts payable/receivable, and much more. He provides financial analysis as well as clerical and recruitment support as needed.
Alex is always ready to learn and a team player, he has picked up a broad range of knowledge and skills and can quickly adapt to fill a role when it is needed. He brings positive energy and a high attention to detail to every project thrown his way.
Alex has been a Bay Area resident all his life and is currently living the East Bay. In his free time, he enjoys playing games with friends, listening to music on vinyl, going to the gym, and enjoying good food with loved ones.
Taíssa Mello joined MTC in November 2022 as a Human Resources Advisor. She brings over 10 years of experience in talent acquisition, team development, workforce planning and conflict resolution. Taíssa has worked well known names in the private sector such as Johnson & Johnson and Praxair, as well as in international events like the Olympic Games. She brings with her the skill of remaining calm and centered under pressure, while helping teams to remain focused and engaged.
She provides various human resource management services. Taíssa performs recruitment activities for client entities such as development of materials, marketing, advertising, and candidate communications. In addition, she conducts exit interviews and employment first interviews of candidates.
Taíssa graduated in Psychology and is pursuing her certification in Human Resources Management from UCLA. She resides in Bluffton, SC with her husband and three cats. She enjoys listening to records, kickboxing, finding the best restaurants, and traveling.
Helena Munoz comes to our organization with 22 years of Public Agency experience. While her passion and expertise are in Payroll. She has performed in many roles in the Finance and Accounting Department and has provided support the Human Resources Department staff allowing her the experience of Benefits Administration and Recruitment. Helena is experience with CalPERS & MCERA Retirements systems, Federal and State Payroll Taxes Reporting and compliance, State Controller compensation Reporting, and has done extensive support work with Labor Negotiation, Budget, and Auditing. She is an active member of GFOA, CSMFO and America Payroll Association for over a decade. Helena has a love for learning and sharing her knowledge with others.
Helena lives in the North Bay with her husband and kids. Her hobbies are painting, traveling, and leaning other languages (fluent in Portuguese and Spanish currently learning Korean).
Are your employees overwhelmed by the pace of business, rapidly changing economics, or the shift to a gig economy? Are communication channels ineffective or is time slipping away from good intentions? Have your employees lost trust in each other or the organization? We have solutions that can help calm the waves of miscommunication, repair and rebuild trust, and revive engagement!
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