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Lift Consulting, LLC. | Madison, WI


LIFT Consulting, LLC

We help organizations by partnering to improving their people, processes and products.

Don't settle for less than the best results any longer. LIFT Consulting, LLC delivers proven processes and methodology.

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Matthew Pletzer

Matthew Pletzer, Founder/CEO of LIFT Consulting, is a nationally sought-after speaker and a highly rated presenter. Matthew has demonstrated throughout his professional career his success with sales, leadership and strategy development. His passion for helping organizations transform their culture through training, consulting and strategy led him to opening LIFT Consulting. 

Stephanie Larson

Stephanie Larson, Director of Operations, has a passion for working with organizations to improve and implement their processes. She found early success in sales and was recognized as a top producer consistently. Her passion to provide a superior customer experience is unwavering and shines through in the service delivery at LIFT Consulting. 

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Dan Truehl

Dan Truehl, Director of Training, comes from a family of business owners and uses his passion for improving business outcomes through superior training delivery. Every partnership we get is an exciting opportunity for Dan to enhance their bench strength with on-going reinforcement-based training and development coaching. As a lifelong learner, Dan works to continually improve his depth and breadth of knowledge for a superior training experience. 

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Laura Mael

Laura Mael, Director of Recruiting, is a passionate connector with an intuitive nature for creating community. Laura’s depth of experience in a variety of business settings as well as her experience as an entrepreneur motivates her to help find the right talent for the right role. Laura partners with organizations to help them achieve their hiring objectives. 

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Steve Aune

Steve Aune, Executive Consultant, has over 20 years of sales, sales management, and leadership experience. Steve specialties include: Coaching Sales People; Coaching Sales Managers; Developing Leaders; Inspiring Personal & Professional Growth.

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Dave Schwallier

Dave Schwallier, Director of Consulting, joins Lift Consulting with an impressive background in sales and marketing. His passion to help individuals achieve their personal and professional goals has long driven Dave to succeed in his career. His role at LIFT allows him to work closely with c-suite executives to identify their long-term succession planning goals. Dave works closely with them to collaborate and build a plan to effectively achieve their goals. Dave is CEPA certified by the Exit Planning Institute.

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Mike Carr

Mike Carr, Lead Consultant and Trainer, joins LIFT Consulting with a wealth of experience. He is a highly sought after consultant and is praised for his knowledge and experience leading executive teams. His passion for team development and works with LIFT Consulting's clients to improve their processes and people. Mike also served as a Director on the Special Olympics of Wisconsin, a Member of the Board of Trustees for Edgewood College and sat on the Executive Board for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County.  

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Nan Pum

Nan Pum, Director of Talent Development, joins the LIFT Consulting team as an accomplished professional in the Learning and Development space. Her background spans the breadth and depth of Human Resource and Learning and Development. Her talent of building instructional design, creating learning pathways and consulting on successful talent development strategies is helping LIFT Consulting's clients achieve their goals. 

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Awards & Recognition

Through our tenure LIFT Consulting has been fortunate to receive many awards:

  • Platinum Sandler Award
  • Silver Sandler Award
  • Gold Sandler Award
  • Rising Star Sandler Award
  • In-Business Magazines Top Management Consulting Firm
  • Etc. 

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Our Clients

LIFT Consulting, LLC's fully customizable consulting and training allows us to effectively serve clients in a variety of industries, and company sizes. Our clients are in three core segments: construction, professional services, and manufacturing. Organizations we work with include small to mid-sized through large organizations. 

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Join a Winning Team

Our office is dynamic, fast-paced and all about the clients we serve. Creating job fulfillment for the people who work with us is also a high priority.  We offer competitive compensation and benefits, flexible schedules to help employees achieve work/life balance, and ongoing training to help them advance in their careers.


Industry Recognition

Sandler has been recognized with multiple national awards, including "Training Industry Top 20 Training Companies" and "Selling Power Magazine Top 20 Sales Training Companies."

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