Milestone Partners

Bruce Mabee


Dealing with difficult people. Workshop resources

Bruce Mabee

Bruce O. Mabee, MS, CPLP

Managing Partner

Phone 1-630-960-0425

Areas of Expertise

- Strategic Planning

- Managing Complex Change

- Consulting Skills

- Leadership Development

- Teamwork

- Crisis Facilitation

"An essential ingredient of our success was the fact that I had Bruce as a coach through this."

         Karen Kuchar, Executive Director,
         Family Shelter Services

"Bruce is not your typical consultant. He is an impactful agent of change ... He has helped me run my operation more effectively and grow my own capability. I highly recommend his practice."

         Brett Rodgers, VP
         BP Solar Human Resources

Bruce Mabee helps organizations address difficult problems in practical ways.

For three decades, Bruce has helped leaders and groups cut through the complexity and get people working together. He adapts proven tools, keeping the focus on the key issues.

Three main services are often combined.


Facilitation and Coaching:  Getting the right people communicating and taking action together is critical when important goals are at stake.


Strategic Planning:  Bruce specializes in helping leaders and teams
address the real priorities with strategy that gets implemented.


Consulting Skills and Change Competencies:  Intensive workshops
and coaching have been used world-wide. These boost professionals and leaders who must consult, facilitate and lead in the most difficult situations.

Bruce has led global projects and teams in high-consequence crises. His work addresses immediate goals in ways that help clients set the stage for larger milestones.

He has served over 125 corporate, government and not-for-profit clients in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Many clients have returned for 5-10 years.

Examples of large systems:
...  Walgreens, Rush University Medical Center, Motorola (six Sectors on three continents),
CVS/Caremark,  The Federal Aviation Administration, The Scottish Executive (national government),  Harris Bank,  Sargent & Lundy Engineers,  CINergy and BP Amoco.

Examples of small organizations:
...  Food For Thought,  Farr Associates Architects & Planners,  The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation,  Teen Living Programs,  Hyde Park Day School,   Sacred Spaces International,  The American Association of Clinical Pathologists, Family Shelter Services and Capitol Missions.

His "Consulting Workshops" have fostered business partnerships world wide. His "Strategic Action System" has helped over 50 organizations build strategy by taking action.

Bruce teaches the methods of Leadership and Change that he uses in his own consulting, which he has also taught in the graduate programs of Benedictine University, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, DePaul, Loyola and the University of Chicago.

Bruce is Board Advisor and former President of the OD Network of Chicago, and a charter member of the CPLP certification in the American Society of Training & Development.



Master of Science. Management & Organizational Behavior.
George Williams Graduate School of Management.

Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors. Industrial Design.
University of Illinois - Urbana