Margo Fowkes (pronounced “Folks”) is the founder and president of OnTarget Consulting Inc., a firm specializing in helping organizations and individuals act strategically, improve performance and achieve their business goals. Margo works with clients to solve problems of productivity, morale and innovation.
Before founding her own consulting firm in 1994, Margo held positions in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. A former budget analyst for the United States Budget Committee, she has worked for all levels of government – federal, state and local. She has also worked with a range of businesses from Fortune 500 companies to sole proprietorships.
Margo’s clients come from all three sectors – private, public and nonprofit. They include NEC Electronics, the Girl Scouts, Intermountain Healthcare and the California Department of Aging.
Active in community service, Margo has served on several nonprofit boards as well as founded and run her own nonprofit. During her tenure as an instructor at the Nonprofit Resource Center in Sacramento, Margo also provided training through the BOARDLINK™ program.
In addition to her consulting work, Margo delivers a variety of workshops and keynote presentations. Her most sought-after programs include From Coping to Conquering: Overcoming Negativity in the Workplace, Teaming Toward Tomorrow: Building a High Performance Team and When Conflict Strikes: Preserving the Relationship and Getting What You Want.
Inspired by her son Jimmy who passed away in 2014 after an eight year fight against brain cancer, Margo recently launched Salt Water, a website that provides a safe harbor for those who have lost someone they didn’t think they could live without – a child, a parent, a spouse, a sibling or a close friend. Inspired by Jimmy’s determination to live a rich, full life despite his circumstances, the articles and podcasts focus on healing and building a new life after the death of a loved one.
A graduate of Stanford University, Margo received a Master’s of Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Part of Margo’s unique approach can be credited to her most perceptive critic – her father who, until his death at the age of 102½, provided thoughtful counsel on her marketing material and ran the best clipping service around.
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