Client Testimonials


“Allison Motz is a proven leader and has a wealth of public and private sector management experience and knowledge. Allison is adept at helping companies make connections for problem-solving, growth management, government business support, and strategic planning.” Client Team Member


 “Allison brought instant creditability and knowledge to a project where we had limited amount of time to implement statewide and with stakeholders that were less than interested in implementing the strategy. Allison was able to take a 50,000-foot strategy from the State and bring the training and procedures manual to ground level for the local attendees/stakeholders.” Government Client


 “Allison is an exceptional leader and manager within the workforce development arena. She is forward thinking and works very proactively and thoughtfully to engage diverse partners in developing innovative plans to build and retain a qualified workforce. I would not hesitate to hire her for other regional collaborative projects.” Healthcare Client Board Member


"Allison and I have had the pleasure of knowing one another for several years. In addition to working with one another on mutual philanthropic efforts, we've had the chance to partner to assist growth-oriented businesses achieve their vision of success. Allison's ability to articulate opportunities and challenges for a client, harness resources to address each area, guide stakeholders through a well-defined process and deliver impactful, meaningful results is the reason why I look forward to future engagements with her. She cares deeply about her clients and the results and it shows."  Client Team Member


 "I've worked with Allison as a consultant for several years in Cleveland, and she is the consummate professional! She's kind, extremely knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile to accomplish the client's goals in a timely manner. She can be counted on as a team member to get the job done!" Non-Profit Client


 "I have had the pleasure of working with Allison on a number of projects related to workforce development. Allison is smart, hardworking, and very organized. I have always enjoyed working with Allison!" Non-Profit Client


 "As Executive Director of NOHSIC, Allison has been the cornerstone of significant progress. In six months, a few of her accomplishments are as follows: implemented a website; enhanced board communications and meetings; designed & delivered a successful Allied Health Summit with community partners; designed & delivered a strategic planning session for board members. Allison works well with Executive teams. She is confident, passionate, high-energy and always delivers successful outcomes. I highly recommend Allison who is a very talented professional and very well liked by all!" Healthcare Client Board Member


 "Allison is very personable and extremely knowledgeable about the workings of county and state government. She is one of the most dependable, hard working people that I know. She is very personable and easily makes connections with everyone. Allison will go above and beyond to complete any work assignment. She will also pitch in to help you with whatever needs to be completed; she is a team player. I would highly recommend Allison Motz for any position."  For-Profit Client


Ascend provides total project management and includes a full spectrum of management and executive services to organizations.
Our topic areas of expertise include Workforce Development, Small Business SupportYouth Development and Government and Non-Profit Management.

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