OUR VALUES DRIVE WHAT WE DO

Motive Power refers to the term in physics,
representing the force that propels objects forward,
just as we help propel your projects forward.

Motive Power brings trust, integrity, and fun into management consulting while solving our clients’ biggest project challenges.

INTEGRITY

  • Do what you say, say what you do
  • Always tell the truth
  • Tell clients what we believe to be right, not what they want to hear
  • Build long-term relationships, not one-off projects
  • Be respectful of clients and their culture
  • Be transparent in communication

FEARLESSNESS

  • Ask when you don’t know
  • Challenge yourself and the status quo
  • Be willing to communicate bad news
  • Just own it
  • Don’t be afraid to call out bad behavior
  • Be competitive with yourself more than others
  • Be flexible

FUN

  • Don’t take yourself too seriously
  • Join in
  • Bring a positive energy to work every day
  • Laugh everyday
  • Be genuine

Company culture redefined.

LOCATIONS
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Woman-owned firm

Our diversity enables us to bring unique viewpoints to the table, which opens up new possibilities for you.

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Independent perspective

Our independence means you can count on us for an unvarnished view of the progress of your critical initiatives.

Our Involvement

Beyond Motive Power

From inception in 2007, Motive Power has continuously excelled in consulting, built from a core of skilled teams and strong values. Unmistakably, Motive Power is a different kind of company.

We take pride in our continuous involvement in a growing variety of efforts. Over the years we have evolved from just our work and our people. Our passions have taken us beyond the Motive Power name. We focus on producing a positive impact and bright future for our people, clients, business partners, industries, and community.

10/6 Professional Services

Motive Power has excelled in the world of project management, providing both execution and consulting—two services that work harmoniously with each other. The drawback of housing these two styles of work under one single organization is the ability to articulate our services and value proposition to new and existing stakeholders. Some stakeholders have viewed Motive Power as a company that provides best in class project management resources while others have viewed Motive Power as a company that provides process improvement and change consulting.

As a result we created 10/6 Professional Services, Motive Power’s new sister company. The driving purpose behind 10/6 is to continue to provide our clients with project management experts to fill Project Manager, Project Controls Analyst, and Project Scheduler roles. Meanwhile, Motive Power focuses on project and organizational consulting. This distinction resolves the lack of clarity around the specific services Motive Power provides. 10/6 operates under the Motive Power umbrella and shares the same company values—integrity, fearlessness, and fun. 10/6 employees continue to operate with our client’s best interest as a guiding force. The big question is— what changes with the creation of 10/6? The only change our clients will see, aside from a different logo and color scheme, is the increased ability to answer staffing needs and requests from clients.

10/6 has grown into a high-performance professional services firm and Woman-Owned Small Business (certification pending) that provides project management resources, as a perfect compliment to Motive Power’s core consulting capabilities. 10/6 manages and executes all types of projects, specializing in the delivery of large capital infrastructure projects. 10/6’s approach to project management perfectly marries deep technical and methodological understanding with people skills, empathy, and expert intuition.

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National Public Utilities Council

Founded by Motive Power CEO Angel Lance, the NPUC formed in mid to late 2020 from a series of conversations where public utilities were looking to speak with their industry brethren to:

  1. Benchmark decarbonization practices
  2. Share lessons learned across different geographic and socio-economic environments
  3. Come to a place where a compendium of knowledge is stored on the subject

Due to the likelihood there would not be a utility with the capacity to organize this type of forum, Motive Power took on the initiative and the NPUC was born… and has taken it one step further by:

  1. Hosting Bi-Monthly Roundtable Discussions to facilitate conversation and collaborative discussion of decarbonization efforts and lessons learned
  2. Managing a website that houses a repository of resources on technology, strategy, news, reports, legislation, and more
  3. Surveying utilities across the nation and publishing regular research reports on decarbonization
  4. Working alongside their media partner, Visual Capitalist, to create graphics full of rich content encapsulating what utilities are looking for in taking their next steps to net zero.

As this organization has come to fruition, it has already made a remarkable impact. The representation and commitment from those who not only brought NPUC to life, but the utilities that participate brings a promise to a better future. NPUC is allowing for utilities to tackle the road to decarbonization together.

“This forum is fantastic and thank you so much for putting it together. So much to learn from and I look forward to participating” -Utility Director

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The Gulch Environmental Foundation

The Gulch Environmental Foundation started with the vision of helping the environment’s long-time facing issues that need to be handled now for a habitable earth for our future generations. How? Through carbon sequestration.

Rainmaker Farm

At present, the Gulch’s highlighted project is Rainmaker Farm—a 160-acre parcel that is a working landscape located in Noble County, just under 1 hour north of Stillwater, Oklahoma. This property is currently being transformed into a perennial regenerative farm with diverse crops, pollinator garden, and natural areas. At this phase Gulch is designing planting plans and establishing baseline conditions for a variety of soil health and biodiversity metrics to establish what is on the property currently, what differences exist between habitats, and to document trends over time and with changes to land management.

Donating Done Differently

After donating to charitable causes, there is often a sense of frustration of not knowing where your money went and what good it actually did. Motive Power CEO Angel Lance decided to do things a little differently; the Gulch Environmental Foundation communicates openly how money is distributed as well as its impact thought project reporting available to the general public and specific reporting available to its donners.

Oh wait, there’s more!

The Gulch Environmental Foundation continuously encourages employees to volunteer to learn about green options for everyday living and discusses various green options in practice, products, trends, investments, etc.—all things related sustainable living and business development. Additionally, the Foundation dedicates effort toward modern and innovative scientific theories to develop, validate, and employ solutions for scalable sustainability.

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BuildOUT California

BuildOUT California is the world’s first LGBTQ Industry Association dedicated to the sustainable growth of LGBTQ owned & certified businesses, and their allies, in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, Construction Services, Real Estate Development, and Related Industries. Motive Power supports their efforts as we believe their goals align with our corporate values regarding diversity and inclusion.

Motive Power Founder and CEO, Angel, also acts as an influential founding member of BuildOUT California. She is passionate about ensuring BuildOUT is established for sustainable, scalable growth as they work towards their goals to identify, engage, and empower LGBTQ/Allied businesses. As a BuildOUT Keystone Corporate Sponsor, we have committed services and financing in excess of $500,000 for providing program management, strategy consulting, organizational development, and technical assistance with the goal of growing the organization and further enabling LGBTQ equality.

We have been honored to help drive BuildOUT California’s development, standing up the organization for expansion within and beyond California (HELLO BuildOUT USA coming June 2022!).

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Students Rising Above

Students Rising Above (SRA) is dedicated to impacting the futures of low-income, first generation college students who are committed to education and overcoming poverty. SRA helps each student to realize their potential by guiding and supporting the student through college graduation, and into the workforce.

Motive Power has supported the SRA program and students through program donations, hosting development seminars, and summer internships. Over the past five years, Motive Power has welcomed five summer interns who have participated in personal and organizational development as well as generously donated to SRA’s development as an organization.

DBE Involvement

As a WOSB, Motive Power looks to support other small and disadvantaged businesses. In 2019 and 2020 many Motive Power subcontractors were DBE companies.
Additionally, in most new pursuits, Motive Power mentors and partners with women owned, small business enterprises, LGBTQ businesses and disabled veteran businesses. This helps these businesses expand their business and also leverages their top-class skillsets to bring value to clients.

MEET THE TEAM

Our people are what make us different.

Alina

Alina

Associate

Cost Controls · Scheduling ·Data Analysis · Listening to Vinyl · Hipster Coffee

Allison

Allison

Senior Associate

Project Management · Scheduling · Contract Administration · Hiking · Yoga

Ally

Ally

Communication Specialist

Graphic Design · Communications · Marketing · Skiing · Playing the guitar · The Outdoors

Amin

Amin

Director

Project Management · Process Improvement · Risk Management · Traveling · Soccer · Mountain Climbing

Andrew

Andrew

Senior Associate

Project Management · Cost Controls · Data Analysis · Woodworking

Angel

Angel

CEO

Project Management · Cost Controls · Scheduling · Home Gardening · Horseback Riding

Angi

Angi

Senior Associate

Cost Controls · Scheduling · Data Analysis · Knit/Crochet

Bill

Bill

Finance

Cost Analysis · Soccer · Being a father

Carly

Carly

Senior Associate

Communications · Cost Controls · Scheduling · Cooking · Hunting

Charles

Charles

Specialist

Cost Controls · Scheduling · Data Analysis · Skiing

Christina

Christina

Recruiting and Administration

Human Resources · Hiring · Movies · Sleeping

Dan

Dan

Senior Associate

Project Management · Vendor Management · Contract Administration · Running · Cycling

Duncan

Duncan

Director

Project Management · Cost Controls · Procurement · Cycling

Franciele

Franciele

Associate

Change Management · Data Analysis · Project Management · Snowboarding · Cycling

Gerhard

Gerhard

Senior Manager

Cost Controls · Reporting & Data Analysis · Soccer · Reading

Girish

Girish

Manager

Project Management · Data Analysis · Reporting · Poetry · Soccer

Harman

Harman

Associate

Cost Controls · Procurement · Communication · Traveling · Cooking · Running

Heather

Heather

Associate

Project management · Process improvement · Reading · Arts & Crafts · Self-improvement

Irfan

Irfan

Manager

Project Management · Communication · Training Development & Facilitation · Cars · Scuba Diving · Firefighting

Jake

Jake

Senior Associate

Scheduling · Cost Controls · Data Analysis · Backpacking · Camping · Reading

James

James

Senior Director

Project Management · Change Management · Working Out

Jim

Jim

Director

Portfolio Management · Project Management · Procurement · Hiking

Josh

Josh

Associate

Process Improvement · Data Analysis · Excel · Auto Racing · Cycling · Cooking

Kaelyn

Kaelyn

Senior Associate

Project Management · Process Improvement · Scheduling · Traveling · Sports

Kelsey

Kelsey

HR Generalist

Human Resources · Hiring · Event Planning · Pilates · Traveling · Podcasting

Kyle

Kyle

VP Corporate Development & Communications

Project Management · Cost Controls · Quality Management · Watching Basketball · Adding to his "Best Burger" List

Linda

Linda

Accounting

Cost Management · Running · Traveling

Luke

Luke

Senior Associate

Cost Controls · Scheduling · Meeting · Presentation Facilitation · Traveling

Margarethe

Margarethe

Senior Associate

Cost Controls · Change Management · Running · Hiking · Cooking

Matty

Matty

Senior Manager

Cost Controls · Scheduling · Training Development & Facilitation · Hiking · Running · Whiskey Tasting

Mike

Mike

Manager

Cost Controls · Scheduling · Vendor Administration · Baseball Card Collecting · Coaching Baseball

Miki

Miki

Senior Associate

Change Management · Scheduling · Data Analysis · Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu · Ice Hockey · Marksmanship

Mirko

Mirko

Associate

Project Management · Construction Management · Cost Controls · Exercise · Travel

Nicolas

Nicolas

Manager

Data Analysis · Risk & Change Management · Whiskey Tasting · Long Walks on the Beach

Nigel

Nigel

Associate

Scheduling · Data Analysis · Change Management · Watching Futbol · Attending Live Shows

Paul

Paul

Director

Data Analysis · Training Development/Facilitation · Change Management · Golf

Raymond

Raymond

Senior Associate

Cost Analysis · Data Analytics · Project Management · Martial Arts · Tricking/Breakdancing · Traveling

Robin

Robin

Manager

Project Controls · Agile · Process Improvement · Illustration · Game Design · Karate

Ryan

Ryan

Associate

Project Management · Scheduling · Cost Controls · Painting · Music

Sam

Sam

Senior Associate

Project Management · Vendor Management · Contract Administration · Mountain Biking · Tennis

Samantha

Samantha

Senior Associate

Project Management · Scheduling · Change Management · Roller Skating · Amazon

Satvinder

Satvinder

Manager

Cost Controls · Scheduling · Data Analysis · Hiking · Traveling

Sawyer

Sawyer

Associate

Project Management · Communication · Data Analysis · Dining · Camping & Traveling

Sher

Sher

Associate

Scheduling · Procurement · Project Controls · Jogging · Hiking · Family

Shwetha

Shwetha

Senior Associate

Project Management · Communication · Research/data analysis · Making muffins · Shaking a leg · Hiking

Sophia

Sophia

Associate

Project Management · Scheduling · Data Analysis · Traveling · Food · Netflix

Steve

Steve

Associate

Project Management · Process Improvement · Change Management · Travel · Hiking · Spin

Vince

Vince

Senior Associate

Quality Assurance · Project Management · Process Improvement · Biking · HiFi · Craft Coffee

Wendy

Wendy

Senior Associate

Project Management · Cost Controls · Scheduling · Hiking · Reading

Xela

Xela

Human Resources

Human Resources · Pilates · Running · Cooking

THE PRINCIPLES THAT DRIVE US

  • Do what you say and say what you do.

    This means exactly what it says.

  • No job too small or too boring.

    Understand that every project lends something to your resume, your career and the firm if done well. Boring jobs lead to great results too.

  • Own your own mistakes.

    Mistakes happen. Be the first to point it out once recognized, be the first to take responsibility for it and then be the first to present solutions to fix it.

  • Don’t try and sign up for something you can't do.

    We try to solve problems for our clients. End of story. If we provide tried and true services to our clients we will prevail. If we move into uncharted territory with our clients then own your mistakes and work WITH our clients not AT them as if we know everything.

  • No new fish on new contracts.

    We don’t put people who are new to the company on new pieces of business. We need to get to know each other’s work product before we can commit to finding the correct solution for a client. Additionally, new business or new clients always have new challenges, folks who have been with the company for a while are best suited to address these challenges.

  • Good work gets good work.

    If we do the best job possible, on each job, we will safeguard our reputations for being solution providers and solid partners to our clients. They will naturally look to work with us in the future. People work with who they know, who they like and who they trust.

  • Always tell the truth.

    We don’t lie about anything ever.

  • Be considerate of others.

    ALL others—clients, fellow colleagues, strangers in the street. How we interact with the planet creeps into our every moment: our work, our personal satisfaction, our everything. Be kind.

  • No ink, no work.

    Motive Power does not start work, or renew work without a signed contract. We respect our clients enough to ensure we do the best possible work for them, they need to respect the value we bring by signing up for that work in a legitimate way.

  • To each his own.

    If it makes someone else happy and isn’t hurting anyone then don’t judge and be pleased that someone else is happy about something a. Motive Power is a family of unique individuals. We all come together to provide a combination of unique perspectives and we are stronger for it. This takes an open mind about each other’s differences and respect for how they contribute to the overall whole.