Next Move Consulting Group International helps individuals prepare for, locate and maintain employment. For over 17 years Marcus has used his education, and extensive brand in the workforce arena to empower people to become college ready and gainfully employed. Marcus Montgomery is known for helping the Youth and young adults reach their full potential.
Through Next Move Consulting Group International, Marcus currently holds a contract with the City of Little Rock aimed at connected young males age 18 – 30 to positive outcomes. Next Move Consulting also holds a contract to provide restorative justice curriculum for the Reclaiming Scholars program of the Tendaji Community Development Corporation (CDC). Marcus helped design the curriculum and for over five years, served as the lead instructor for the First Year Experience course customized for African American male and marginalized students' success at the University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College. He also served as a Success Coach for eight years with the Network for Student Success, which is an initiative program designed to improve the retention and graduation rates of marginalized high school and college students at the University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College. Marcus helped to launch The Black Male Initiative at Philander Smith College, and served as the director for two years. He has over a decade of experience at the helm of healthy and effective programs that impact today’s youth in a positive way academically, socially and professionally.
These are shining examples of successful past programs (that are still being sustained) that he has served in key leadership roles, guided their implementation and helped to manage their day to day operations. He completed his Masters coursework in Secondary Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and has a B.A. from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Marcus is also the author of the inspirational book, Portholes: Windows Into My Soul, which he uses to connect with and motivate the public to read, write, think critically and achieve goals. His most recent book 7 Unwritten Rules of Success offers practical success strategies. His goal is motivate and provide user friendly resources for every person that wants to become employed and pursue an education that will help them live life to its full potential.