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Know your strengths.
Do your best work.

About Dr. Marie F. Jones

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Hello! I'm Marie, the Messy behind the desk at Messy Desk Consulting. My desk is getting tidier these days, as I narrow my focus to writing, consulting, and teaching/training in libraries and other nonprofit organizations.

My expertise:

  • Leadership & Organizational Development

  • Motivation & Culture

  • Workflow & Organization

  • Assessment

  • Content Creation

With degrees in leadership, education, librarianship, and English, I have been teaching, writing, and leading for decades. At Messy Desk, I draw on my skills and signature strengths to help a variety of clients find their own paths to success. 

What does success look like for you?

Let me help you get there!

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"Marie has helped my non-profit grow from conception to opening my own storefront. Her expertise on grant writing has been a game changer for me and in turn our community. I strongly recommend Messy Desk."

Yvette Brooks / Executive Director, Through the Trees


Group, 1:1, text, and email-based coaching for leadership & life, individualized for your unique self.


Books, articles, and web

Latest Release

Nature First: Living in the Southern Appalachians

by Linda Martinson


For libraries and other non-profits. Grant writing, leadership, organizational development, assessment, and collection analysis.

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