Molly O’Connor, M.S. (She/her/hers)

About Coco Canary Consulting 

Welcome to Coco Canary Consulting (CCC)! Founded in 2018 by Molly O’Connor, this firm is based in St. Paul, MN, and provides quality evaluation, communication, and development services. CCC’s clients include non-profit organizations, foundations, educational institutions, government agencies, and for-profit organizations.

CCC specializes in program improvement by conducting innovative, theory-driven, utilization-focused evaluations. For each client, CCC performs extensive research (quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods), implements rigorous data collection, and communicates evaluation findings by report, data visualization, facilitation, and/or presentation. CCC involves clients during the design, implementation, and reporting process so to promote and build organizational evaluation capacity.

Regarding development services, CCC has extensive experience prospecting and successfully acquiring grants.

CCC also partners with fellow evaluators, communication, and development consultants in team-building facilitations, professional development workshops, and practicums.

Training and Workshop topics:

1. Evaluation Capacity Building
2. Emotional Intelligence
3. Team Effectiveness

To learn more about workshop offering, please contact us or check out a few of our CCC client testimonials!

About Molly

Molly is the founder of Coco Canary Consulting, LLC (CCC). She received her M.S. in Natural Resource Science & Management from the University of Minnesota with a focus on program evaluation and communications. Molly also has a bachelor’s degree in biology with minors in chemistry and film production from the University of Oregon.

Molly has worked in many capacities throughout her career. Her formative years started in human services. First, Molly worked closely with children with Emotional Behavior Disorders and then spent two years as an Independent Living Specialist serving adults with disabilities. During this time, she was a writer and editor for an outdoor media magazine called RootsRated, where you can still find over 70+ published articles about Minnesota outdoor trails and adventures. She was also an educator for two different organizations: L.L.Bean and the Bell Museum. At L.L.Bean, Molly was an outdoor educator, where she led kayaking, snowshoeing, hiking, and birding trips. At the Bell Museum, Minnesota’s natural history museum, Molly was a museum educator as well as a part-time evaluator.

For five years, Molly had been helping people either in a direct care role or as an educator. In 2017, Molly decided she wanted to find a way to help people in a broader sense, and this is when she found evaluation. Since then, Molly has partnered with dozens of organizations as an evaluator, and as a communications specialist, and her work has been instrumental in improving programs and organizational effectiveness ever since. Molly is passionate about helping her clients succeed. To learn more, please visit my Linkedin page.

My StrengthsFinder Top 5:

Empathy | Adaptability | Developer | Positivity | Arranger

Enneagram: 2w1

Meyers-Briggs: INFP

Fun Facts: I’m an identical twin, I’m in a band (I am the vocalist), and I’m currently writing a book!

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