In the first phase of your life you pursue success; in the second phase, you pursue significance. Phase 2 Consulting is a Washington, DC based strategic advisory boutique that helps clients achieve significance through building impactful relationships with communities and leaders across the country and around the globe. A leader in corporate social responsibility, as well as inclusion and equity training, we help clients strengthen their corporate cultures from the inside, while building meaningful external relationships that set the stage for the continued success of your business.

Building relationships, 

solutions, & strategies 

that last.

OUR TEAM
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Cyd McKenna

President

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Elizabeth B. Thomas

Vice President of Operations

Our professionals have decades of experience in government and public relations. We have worked on the Hill, in the Executive Branch, as leaders of civil rights organizations, as advisors on inclusion and compliance, in the private sector, and around the country. We have the experience to get things done in Washington and around the globe, the relationships to defend and strengthen our clients, the networks of partners to navigate bureaucracy, the creativity and curiosity to solve complex problems, the integrity to lead by example, and the passions to inspire change.

SERVICES & PRACTICE AREAS
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS & PUBLIC POLICY

Our team builds relationships and advocates for our clients within Congress, the Executive Branch, and state and local governments.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

We develop alliances and coalitions, manage campaigns, engage grassroots and grasstops leaders, prepare corporate and crisis communications, design strategic messaging and crisis management plans, cultivate and engage powerful surrogates, develop strategic events, and enlist third parties to create an echo chamber for our client’s initiatives and concerns.

COMMUNITY AFFAIRS & CSR

We help our clients develop partnerships in communities of color, engage with local leaders, engage in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) planning, create and execute strategic events and initiatives that tie corporate giving to core business concerns, improve their diversity and inclusion efforts, and manage relationships with civil rights organizations.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

The Phase 2 team is unparalleled in our diversity and inclusion expertise, and we offer robust and interactive training programs specially tailored to meet each client’s needs and circumstances, with a particular focus on unconscious and implicit bias training.

EDUCATION CONSULTING

Our team has expansive relationships in the education community across the country and decades of experience in education policy that benefit our clients

SERVICES

We provide government affairs, public policy advice and advocacy, public relations, community affairs, corporate social responsibility planning, education consulting, diversity and inclusion training, and other consulting services for our clients.

PRACTICE AREAS

Banking and Financial Services

Civil Rights

Communications

Consumer Products & Services

Education

Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources

Global Business Development

Sports & Entertainment

NEWS & EVENTS
COMMUNITY

At Phase 2, we not only help our clients engage in meaningful relationship building in communities across the country, we lead by example and share our own blueprint for corporate social responsibility, personal commitment, nonprofit service, and corporate compassion with our clients. We believe we have an obligation to give back to the communities that have supported us, to make the world a better place than we found it, and to serve as positive role models for those around us.