Connect. Innovate. Adopt.
4CORE is a certified, woman-owned small business founded in 2019. We are certified facilitators and consultants to communities of all types, government, IT, financial, healthcare and non-profit organizations, expert technology advisors to government and commercial, and creative minds strategizing and delivering innovative solutions and compelling approaches to a wide range of technology adoptions. We may be small, but we’re not afraid to tackle the most complex and challenging situations. We enable organizations to work better together with greater productivity, streamline approaches in creating new technologies or products, enhance operations, and simplify the implementation process to make transitions as easy as possible for the organization as well as the user.
With almost 40 years of combined government and commercial leadership, innovation and program experience, 4CORE aims to accelerate connection among organizations with a focus on elevating individual and team strengths, enhancing collaboration, encouraging new and innovative ideas followed through with impressive action. We bring the technical acumen and confidence from executive boardrooms leading strategy sessions to whiteboards with architects, engineers and developers.
~ PASSION. We use our drive and commitment to energize, engage and inspire others.
~ COURAGE. As entrepreneurial risk takers, we reach beyond boundaries and experiment.
~ INTEGRITY. Consistently open, honest, ethical and genuine.
~ TRANSPARENCY. We fully disclose substance over flash and open think without hesitation.
~ FUN. Making the best out of any situation to increase motivation, productivity and success.
Let us show you what is possible by maximizing the resources you already have. We are practical. We help solve problems, apply conceptual ideas and validate theories.
Who We Are
Get to Know Us
About Megan “The Facilitator”
Megan started 4CORE after she left a promising career within the Department of Defense. She wanted to support organizations and communities in a bigger way. With her background in private and public industry, Megan wanted to infuse creativity, team-building, resilience, well-being, and leadership development through innovative approaches. Megan also has a wealth of experience as a people connector and relationship builder. She's frequently requested to manage business relationships as well as work her magic with leadership and teams.
Megan creates and leads events, programs and meetings for government and commercial organizations. Megan is a master communicator who has a breadth of experience working in leadership positions in an IT organization within the Department of Defense supporting high ranking government and military officers. Focusing on trust, accountability and motivation within groups to enable culture change, create powerful connections among groups and build better relationships.
Megan helps organizations increase engagement through enhanced communication processes to elevate team strengths, motivation and performance and guides them to collaborate in a more meaningful way to inspire culture transformation, increased innovation, leadership development, a more agile and productive workforce and a thriving organization.
With her prior government, corporate and leadership experience, Megan is able to elevate team strengths, nurture ultimate team building and connection, and align each outcome to the core mission and values of the organization. Megan helps executives, leaders, and organizations transform their culture to fuel productivity and performance, increase engagement and connection leading to personal, professional and organizational success. As the CEO and Founder of 4CORE, LLC, a woman-owned small business, Megan provides consulting and facilitation to organizations and communities worldwide.
About Jeremy “The Technology Explainer”
Jeremy has more than two decades of experience in engineering and delivering information technology solutions in the public and commercial industry. Jeremy left a storied career in the Department of Defense to bring practical innovation and courage to leverage collective genius for solving organization’s toughest technical challenges. Jeremy wanted to educate organizations on solutions and deliver his passion for explaining technical concepts to executives.
Jeremy approaches problem solving in a semi-structured manner. Considering implemented systems, formal process and business rules, and unstructured intuition, judgement and organization context. A Johns Hopkins alumni with an uninhibited desire to learn, Jeremy applies his approach candidly, thinking out-loud, articulating, and visualizing with the simplest terms to decompose the problem into digestible portions. Jeremy likes to relate everything to good food. :)
As a technologist, Jeremy appreciates organizational uniqueness in tools, infrastructures, and software stacks. In more recent years, cybersecurity has become a central focus for many clients. Decomposing the security concerns of executives, recognizing the core business objectives, it is not uncommon for a discussion around a particular risk, concern, or vulnerability to include technology roadmaps, fiscal constraints, and human capital development. It isn’t always about the technology, and as a Partner of 4CORE LLC, Jeremy realizes people don’t fit into neat boxes like containers in a Kubernetes cluster. We want to work with curious and empathetic people who are just as committed to developing themselves and learning new skills as they are about the success of the organization and its mission.
Jeremy helps customers innovate, adopt and derive value from collaborative solutions.
WHAT WE DO
And How We Do it
Facilitation, Strategy, Design
Facilitation and strategy to align with the vision, mission and goals of the organization to reach intended outcomes. We lead interactive strategy, well-being, and resilience sessions focused on either individual and/or systems level forward thinking approaches with no limits to what’s possible. These creative strategy and design sessions include a mix of collaborative thinking, active learning, solution circles/crowd sourcing and future visioning to really dig deep into the heart and expertise of each of the key stakeholders to bring magic and momentum to the surface.
Each person has a voice and something to contribute to the greater good of the organization. Gone are the days of one voice, one leader and one-sided direction. Allowing the creative genius to emerge from each one of us brings endless possibilities and motivation to see ultimate contribution from every single person leading to incredible success within the organization. We’ll elevate team strengths, communication and connection leading to a thriving and productive workforce that will take your organization to the next level.
Technical Advisement, Create, Strategy
With our corporate, commercial, and government backgrounds, we dive deep into conducting market research, assessing the newest technologies, applying industry best practices, developing minimum viable products to prove out ideas, identifying measurable results, considering integrations, and operational and human capital burdens.
Our team of experts have the skills and experience to dive deep into specific areas of focus to a broad range of topics. We’ve led teams with all different backgrounds and areas of expertise and understand the best approaches to each situation that proves the most value to the organization. We thrive on continuous learning, research and development to not only improve our knowledge and understanding, but to also provide the most innovative and valuable guidance and recommendations to our customers. We’re also pretty good at taking the 1000 foot look at each and every situation or topic and bringing it down to a more logical level so everyone, even the non-techy’s or experts in the group, can understand and contribute on an equal playing field. We’re able to strategize and streamline approaches to every situation with optimized processes and resources.
Plan, Implement, Conquer
We help you create the message platform and value proposition for traction, identify and scope pilots, recruit champions far and wide, build momentum and ultimately conquer. There’s nothing worse than putting in all the work and the money to innovate, design, and strategize to then just see all of this go nowhere. That’s where a unique implementation plan and strategy to keep the momentum going and see each innovation come to life and into the users hands is key to making each and every project a success.
From start to finish, we pave the way from initial idea to seeing this in use. The strategy around adopting new technologies or processes is just as important as the initial design phase. What’s the point of creating something if no one’s going to use it? This is why we put user experience high on our priority list during the entire design and innovate stage and especially into implementation. Another area we tackle is the process of sunsetting or removing older technologies when replacement or updated innovations are ready to be brought in. There’s a fine art to this entire process to make it as seamless and practical as possible to alleviate any issues or interruptions to the user. Let’s create something truly innovative and watch as the magic happens in real life being used by real people.
Looking for More?
Check out these 2 books Megan had the opportunity to be a co-author in. These books are meant to provide support, guidance and motivation to women everywhere in their career, health and life.
Certified XCHANGE Facilitator
Coach, Facilitator, & Consultant using the XCHANGE framework.
XCHANGE is a radically effective, scientifically based, multi-disciplinary approach for leading and managing teams, organizations and learning communities, both at in-person events (retreats, conferences, summits & workshops), as well as in the virtual environment.
Certified by the Small Business Administration and a part of the WOSB Federal Contract Program.
CAGE CODE: 8ELX8
Certified Woman Owned Small Business
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (INHC):
Graduate of the Integrative Nutrition's Health Coach Training Program. Demonstrated ability to understand and utilize a wide range of dietary and nutrition theories, as well as develop business and coaching skills to practice in a variety of settings. Trained to educate and guide clients to make behavioral changes resulting in improved nutrition, dietary habits, physical ability, and overall greater health and wellness.
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 200 hours:
Successfully completed a 200- hour yoga teacher training that is registered with Yoga Alliance.