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Dynamic Consulting Group (DCG) focuses on providing people solutions for companies. Our client’s range in size from Fortune 500 organizations to privately held companies with fewer than 50 employees. We are not industry specialist; we are people specialists. When considering the top and bottom line, we know that people make all of the difference in an organizations success. Our expertise is to provide critical insight on the people within an organization. Through our consultation and training we are able to dramatically impact performance and productivity, which results in improved talent acquisition, and employee retention and satisfaction.

Founder/Executive Consultant

Caren Danielson, M.A.

carenCaren is a trusted advisor to CEOs and Executive teams and she brings 20 years of experience in psychology and business to her unique brand of Management Consulting. As founder of the Chicago-based 360° degree feedback consulting firm, Danielson Consulting, Inc., (1993-2008), and currently as Founder of Dynamic Consulting Group (2008-Present), she facilitates organizations in identifying, developing, and retaining top talent. Caren is one of a limited number of Certified Consultants in the USA trained to utilize the Judgment Index, a unique assessment tool designed for hiring, strengthening and developing employees. Caren also works with clients to assess individual and group issues and to design feedback processes to significantly improve performance and effectiveness. She has conducted over two thousand one-on-one interviews and has been successful in changing the behaviors, attitudes and performance of top executives and senior managers. Caren has worked in many industries including financial, pharmaceutical, real estate, high-tech, construction and public schools.

Caren graduated with a Masters Degree in Psychology, from Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL. Specializing in Organizational Development, she holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, with a Marketing minor from the University of Arizona.

Executive Consultant

Shanan Fennema, Partner


Shanan Fennema is an advisor to CEO’s and a licensee of the Culture Index Solution. She engages globally with owners providing them with critical knowledge, insight, and expertise on the people within their organizations. Culture Index is a program that offers CEO’s and senior level management a quick and comprehensive look at people within their organization. It is a tool that empowers leaders to more fully understand their employees and to improve overall fit, communication, promotion, succession planning, and reward and conflict resolution. Shanan has utilized her knowledge with owners and managing directors in the US, Mexico, Canada, China, Japan, and Europe. Shanan’s clients have spanned Health Care, Software, Food, IT and Securities and Compliance organizations.

Shanan has a Masters Degree from DePaul University and a B.A. in Psychology and Communications from Western Michigan University where she was a 4 year-scholarship athlete in Women’s Tennis. She was inducted into the University of Illinois Hall of Fame in 2015 for her role as a coach who shaped the Women’s Tennis program from an underperforming squad to a winning machine. When not busy helping companies build a winning team, Shanan keeps her skills sharp with her four children in Western Springs, IL.


  • Financial Services
  • High-Tech
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate Construction
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Food Services and Ingredients
  • Property Management
  • Retail


  • Alliance of CEOs
  • Equity Office Properties
  • Skyline Construction
  • CEO to CEO
  • Heller Financial
  • Novartis (Sandoz Agro)
  • CNA Insurance
  • Best Buy
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Community Youth Center
  • Interior Alterations, Inc.
  • Cisco Systems
  • ShareThis
  • UGL Services
  • Architectural Glass & Aluminum