Statistical Analysis & Social Science Research: Fourteen years of leadership of design and execution of social science research studies, qualitative research methodologies, and rigorous analysis of language, including publication in scholarly journals.
Certified Public Accountant: 30 years of professional experience as a licensed CPA in good standing. Seen as a trusted financial and business advisor to numerous firms in the Puget Sound region in disciplines of accounting and software, tax and compliance, leadership development, human resources, and management advising.
Counseling in Human Behavior & Economics: Twelve years of practice counseling individuals and families for mental health and in the emerging field of financial therapy which addresses the complex dynamics of human behavior and economics.
Beyond Big Data to Thick Data: Economic analysis must derive meaningful conclusions from both financial information and the real life experiences of employees and stakeholders. My ability to combine these disciplines yields considerable depth and breadth of insight for solving problems and finding opportunities.
Interdisciplinary Leadership Development: My unique expertise in accounting, business administration, psychology, and counseling supports leaders and organizations that are sustainable, competitive, and open to transformation in a fast-moving world.
Money’s Symbolic Importance: My research and innovative view of money promise applications to economists, business leaders, financial advisors and educators, consumers, and policy-makers. My approach parallels work in behavioral economics but directly incorporates the phenomenon of money.
Master of Arts, Existential-Phenomenological Psychology, Seattle University, June 2003
Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Accounting Major, Seattle University, June 1981
Controller, Chief Financial Officer
Certified Public Accounting Firm Seattle, WA September 1988 – Present
- Management team Member
- Experience Across Industries
- Operational & Accounting Systems Development
- Leadership Development
- Financial Reporting and Communication
- Compliance Management
Independent Financial Advising Practice Seattle, WA July 2008 – Present
- Cutting-Edge Financial Expertise:
- Leading In-Depth Research
- Innovative Psychological & Economic Modeling
- Mediation & Negotiation
Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor
Independent Counseling Practice Seattle, WA July 2006 – March 2016
- Mental Health Counseling
- Communication under Stress
- Compliance & Communication
- Personnel Training and Supervision
Qualitative Researcher, Seattle, WA January 2002 – Present
- Economic Research Leadership
- Research Planning & Design
- Promotion of Independent Research Models
- Grant Management
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of Washington. # 11156 issued October 1986. Current License expires 6/30/2019.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), State of Washington. #LH00010376 issued June 2006. Current License expires 9/30/2016.
Chan-Brown, K., Douglass, A., Halling, S., Keller, J., and McNabb, M., (in Press). What is Money? A qualitative study of money as experienced. The Humanistic Psychologist.
McNabb, M. (2015). The aftermath of murder. In Psychotherapy for the Other: Levinas and the Face-to-Face Relationship; Krycka, Kunz & Sayre, Eds. Duquesne University Press.
Halling, S., McNabb, M., Rowe, J.O. (2006). Existential-Phenomenological Psychotherapy in the Trenches: A collaborative approach to serving the underserved. Journal of Phenomenological Psychology.
Beck, B., Halling, S., McNabb, M., Miller, D., Rowe, J.O., & Schulz, J. (2005). On Navigating Despair: Reports from psychotherapists. Journal of Religion and Health.
Beck, B., Halling, S., McNabb, M., Miller, D., Rowe, J.O., & Schulz, J. (2003). Facing up to Hopelessness: A dialogal phenomenological study. Journal of Religion and Health.
McNabb, M., Soholm, H. (2016). You Too Can Do Research: Drawing upon Personal Experience and Exploration to Build a Foundation for Research. Presentation at the Ninth Annual Giving Voice to Experience Phenomenological Research Conference, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington.
Chan-Brown, K., Halling, S., Keller, J., McNabb, M. (2013). Implications for Therapists of Considering Money as a Human Symbol; Extracts from a Qualitative, Descriptive Study of the Nature of Money. Presentation at the Sixth Annual Giving Voice to Experience Phenomenological Research Conference. Seattle University, Seattle, Washington.
Breitenbucher, T., Halling, S., McNabb, M., (2012) Interview demonstration and practice facilitation. Presentation at the Fifth Annual Giving Voice to Experience Phenomenological Research Conference, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington.
McNabb, M. (2011). The Dialogal method of qualitative research. Presentation at the Fourth Annual Giving Voice to Experience Phenomenological Research Conference, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington.
McNabb, M. (2010) Ethical Issues and informed consent. Presentation at the Third Annual Giving Voice to Experience Phenomenological Research Conference, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington.
McNabb, M. (2007). A Saying without a Said: Levinas and the aftermath of murder in PTSD treatment. Presentation at Psychology for the Other, a Seminar on Emmanuel Levinas, Seattle University.
Halling, S., McNabb, M., Rowe, J.O. (2005). Psychotherapy in the Trenches. Presentation at the International Human Science Research Conference, Bournemouth University, UK.
Beck, B., Halling, S., McNabb, M. On Navigating Despair: Reports from psychotherapists. Presentation (2004) at the Third Biennial International Conference of Personal Meaning, Vancouver, BC. Presentation (2003) at the International Human Science Research Conference. Ersta Skondal University College, Stockholm.
Beck, B., Halling, S., McNabb, M., Miller, D., Rowe, J.O., & Schulz, J. (2002). Facing up to Hopelessness: A dialogal phenomenological study. Presentation at the International Human Science Research Conference, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.
McNabb, M. (2015). Money and Emotions. Presentation at Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance. Seattle, Washington.
McNabb, M. (2014). Preparing Heirs: It’s in the Delivery. Presentation at Wells Fargo Private Banking. Seattle, Washington.
Interview contributor (2012) 5 steps to overcome financial trauma. http://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/5-steps-overcome-financial-trauma-1267.php
Interview contributor (2011) Tough housing market amplifies buyer's remorse. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/realestate/2014112615_realremorse27.html
Interview contributor (2008) Using Money to Self-Medicate? http://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/using-money-spending-to-self-medicate-1280.php
Center for Human Services, Counselor June 2003 – June 2006
Biodynamics Corporation, General Manager March 2000 – June 2000
Grant Thornton LLP, Senior Auditor January 1984 – May 1985
Baumgartner Kueckelhan & Crutcher, CPA, Staff Auditor December 1981–June 1983
Psychotherapy Cooperative: Volunteer Therapist, Board Member, and Supervisor of therapists in training. Webmaster. Member of Diversity Committee.
Skagit Valley Community College: Volunteer course instructor on mountaineering, climbing techniques and wilderness navigation and as a lecturer on mountain weather and survival skills through Skagit Valley Community College.