Marilyn Scholl

Marilyn Scholl

Marilyn Scholl

MKS Consulting Services, LLC

[email protected]

Areas of Expertise:

  • Cooperative governance
  • Leadership development
  • Strategic thinking
  • Board training and retreat facilitation
  • Management coaching

I enjoy helping food co-op boards succeed in the challenging work of overseeing a multimillion dollar business that accomplishes important social and community outcomes. Board leadership is a balancing act, requiring effective teamwork, strategic thinking, successful communication, clear delegation and rigorous accountability. It’s rewarding to be a participant in the process.

— Marilyn Scholl


  • Helped cooperative board of directors prepare for expansion – developing vision, building alignment, clarifying expectations, and monitoring results
  • Worked with a co-op board and general manager to improve systems of delegation and accountability
  • Helped a cooperative board of directors evaluate their strengths and weaknesses
  • Developed and implemented strategies to improve board teamwork and effectiveness
  • Facilitated a board of directors’ generative thinking process
  • Cooperative Hall of Fame 2018
  • Board President of the Cooperative Fund of New England

“Let’s see what Marilyn thinks.” That’s a phrase that has been heard time and again since our Co-op opened in 2013. Marilyn’s accessibility, her patience and wise advice has made her a key ingredient in our success. I can’t imagine leading our board without her support.

Carolyn Crane, Board President, Monadnock Food Co-op

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