Personal Development

When it comes to personal development, sometimes we learn the most in an environment with peers who share similar circumstances. The Opdyke Consulting Group specializes in designing and conducting personal/professional development retreats for small, established groups or public audiences. Based on learning objectives, these sessions involve sharing experiences, personal bonding and other experiential learning activities.

We also recognize sometimes people need to let someone in on workplace challenges, seeking guidance and support outside their place of employment. The Opdyke Consulting Group also provides personal coaching to help individuals steer through personal and professional obstacles, manage their careers or find meaning in transition. While we are not licensed counselors or mental health professionals, we are experienced leaders, coaches and listeners. We can help clarify your goals, assess the situation around you and guide you on a solid path forward.

Our personal development services include:

  • Rejuvenation retreats: Rethinking priorities and recommitting to personal and professional growth
  • One-on-one career coaching

What Clients Say


“Marilyn is nothing short of an exemplary coach, both professionally and personally. Her style is very effective and has allowed me to refocus my energy in positive ways that made me more efficient, productive and confident in my work and in my personal life. She has been a vital resource to me; I look forward to continuing our relationship.” – Melissa R. Coombs, Business Strategy Office, Ford Motor Company

“Marilyn is an amazing trainer, teacher and coach I am now proud to call friend! I first met Marilyn at an executive leadership seminar. I just loved her presentation materials and overall approach so much that I was able to engage her for one-on-one leadership coaching. Since I was fairly young and new in the management world, Marilyn was committed to providing me with opportunities that challenged my skills. She was very organized and prepared but most importantly held me accountable. Our time together was a wonderful experience; I value her support and patience and I truly believe Marilyn’s coaching sessions are a large part of what has made me the leader I am today.” Carrie Reaume, Executive Director, Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan