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The MECE Muse

100+ selected practices, unwritten rules, and habits of great consultants


The insider's guide to becoming a great consultant that the world has been waiting for.

MECE (MEE-SEE) stands for Mutually Exclusive, Collectively Exhaustive.  It is a technique used in management consulting to facilitate a structured approach to solving some of the world's most complex business problems.


For the past 8 years, management consultant Christie Lindor has quietly been on a mission to be the mentor she wishes she had earlier in her career.  She spent the first five years looking for the right model of mentorship as an African American woman in the traditionally male dominated, high stakes world of consulting.

With over 15 years of consulting experience working at top firms, Christie is now sharing secrets of great consultants in a new book, The MECE Muse: 100+ selected practices, unwritten rules, and habits of great consultants.

Christie conducted research by connecting with over 50 top consulting partners across 27 consulting organizations of what makes a great consultant.  This includes perspectives and thought leadership from 8 out of the top 10 consulting firms in the world.  Christie shares a collective of strategies for success along with her own personal perspectives in the profession.  The MECE Muse not only provides an account of what great consulting looks like in action, it is a playbook of how you too, can become a great, world class consultant.

Christie is also a regular blogger, a podcast host, and public speaker.


Who is the MECE Muse for?

  • Undergraduate or graduate college students that are interested in launching a career in consulting
  • Experienced industry professionals seeking to transition into consulting
  • New or seasoned consultants seeking a competitive edge in the profession
  • Motivated go-getters looking to build world-class consultative skills for any career, industry, or sector

What you Will learn From this book

Inspiring stories, comprehensive insights, career resources, and so much more!

  • Secrets and stories from 50+ top consulting partners  across 27 firms, representing thought leadership from 8 out of the top 10 consulting firms in the world, on how to be a great consultant
  • Why being ambitious and working hard is not enough to succeed in consulting
  • A detailed breakdown of the intangibles of great consultants
  • What is the most underutilized skill you need to create a competitive advantage
  • Top ways you hurt your personal brand without realizing it
  • How to become a trusted advisor for your clients
  • Why sponsors are the key to fast track a consulting career
  • What excellence looks like in consulting
  • The most effective ways to work with different personalities on a consulting project
  • How to start and end a consulting project in a way that creates impact
  • Who are the different types of people you need in your consulting ecosystem
  • Why you need a consulting career toolkit and how to build one
  • How to build the habits, skills, and experiences to become world class consultant
  • What skills you need to build for consulting of the future
  • Historical primer of the consulting profession as well as where the consulting industry is headed


1.2.18 Stop Riding the Pine Podcast Show

1.25.18 MECE Muse Book Virtual Launch Party
Darryl's Restaurant & Online
South End, Boston

The Edyne Plancy Podcast Show

Bet the Jockey Podcast

Think Outrageous Radio Show

Women Who Work With Men Podcast

Additional tour stops to be announced



February 22, 2018
The Mentor Imperative Forum & Book Signing Event
WeWork South Station

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Activate your journey to greatness

Download a free copy of The MECE Muse Manifesto of Great Consultants. The Manifesto is a set of guiding principles. The manifesto is a set of guiding principles from the book designed to provide a daily reminder of selected practices, unwritten rules, and habits of great consultants.