Brian Mac McDonald
Brian “Mac” joined MOR Associates recently as a consultant and leadership coach. Brian has over 25 years of experience in non-profit and government settings where the primary goal has been to provide support and advocacy to those in need. Many of Brian’s national contributions came through his work with the Federal Judicial Center and the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts, where he helped develop and implement a wide variety of national initiatives.
In his role on a national training team they delivered the curriculum designed for new managers and this involved coaching new as well as experienced managers. Through his experiences, Brian has a heightened appreciation for the potential that can be realized when you invest in developing others and build effective working relationships.
As a Deputy Chief U.S. Probation Officer, Brian worked closely with U.S. District Judges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and defense bar. His unit was responsible for the supervision of thousands of clients released to the community and the work of their assigned Probation Officers. Brian’s impact on the Court system was noteworthy, both locally and nationally. Brian promoted Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the implementation of other programming where evidence supported their benefit. Likewise, Brian promoted ongoing promotional development for staff helping them reach their full potential and to better serve client needs.
Brian developed and implemented alternative to detention programs that required new partnerships between a variety of stakeholders, suggesting the Court family could accomplish more collectively than individually.
When he’s not working, Brian can typically be found with his wife Jen and two children outside of Boston, where he runs his local youth baseball and softball program and serves his town as parks commissioner. Brian’s coaching experiences include youth sports, where he greatly enjoys using athletics as a mechanism to build confidence and self-esteem in children. Brian was awarded his undergraduate degree from Framingham State College and his graduate degree from Western New England College.