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Connell Wise

Founder & Managing Partner
Washington D.C.
At only 29 years old Dr.Connell Wise, D.div is a Black-Filipino and 3rd generation native of Washington, DC and the Founder and Managing Partner of CW&A, LLC (Connell Wise & Associates) a Certified Business Enterprise in the District. Dr. Wise is an Industrial-Organizational Psychology Generalist, Certified Public Bookkeeper, Master Business Consulting Professional (MBCP) & Master Executive Coaching Professional (MEXCP) accredited by the International Association of Professional Career College's and International Association of Professional Business Consultants and Certified Global Business Development Specialist. He is a former Mayoral Appointee under Mayor Adrian M. Fenty at 17 years old where he served as a Commissioner on the DC Commission on National and Community Service (Serve DC) and the DC Youth Advisory Council which advises the Mayor on Youth Affairs in the District. He is a former White House Intern under the Obama Administration and a former Public Affairs Specialist and District Staff Officer in the United States Coast Guard (Aux) where he earned a Coast Guard Commandant Award and Unit award for service while also attended the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary University Program while also serving as the Unit Leader of Unit Washington which is a part of Flotilla 25-12 Northern Virginia that is dedicated to developing leaders at DC-area universities.

He is a member of the Forbes Coaching Council, International Association of Professional Executive Coaching, American Association of Small Business Consultants and National Small Business Association on its Leadership Board and is the Founder & Chairmen of the International Council on Trade & Development an non-profit/ not-partisn organization that promotes free trade throughout the North American, Central America, Africa & Asia regions. Throughout the past decade, he has served in various positions in both government and management. A lifelong learner, he holds three degrees and is also currently working on his Executive MBA at the Jack Welch Management Institute and is also a member of DC Black MBA Association and Society of industrial-Organizational Psychologist. While also pursuing a Certificate in Global Business from Harvard University Business School Online and a graduate degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Harvard University Extension School.


Connell Wise & Associates based in Washington D.C. with an office also located in Hong Kong (SAR) is an International Award-winning social impact advisory firm that focuses on equitable economic development that unlocks the full potential of the local economy by dismantling barriers and expanding opportunities for low-income people and underrepresented communities.

CW&A, LLC achieves our goal of building Entrepreneurial Eco-systems by creating an actual pathway to the middle class. Our goal is attained through providing Educational Assistance, via our online Career School the Wise Institute, which mission is to provide equitable pathways to education. We also connect Business-Owners to City services, providing access to Capital, and by promoting Social Entrepreneurship and Civic Engagement. CW&A offers a wide range of full services to our clients including but not limited to business technical assistance, referral services, entrepreneurship training, access to capital, bookkeeping, Logistics, policy research, information technology (IT) services, and government relations.

Our Experience
We are a member of the Association of Accredited Small Business Consultants® (AASBC®) and the International Association of Professional Business Consultants. We are an Accredited SME Consultant (ASMEC®) that specializes in small and medium-sized enterprises or small and medium-sized businesses consulting. Over the past several years, my clients usually experience a 20 - 30% reduction in their expenses, their businesses thrive with more profit, and the owners have much less stress. Many clients have continued to work with me for years, and some even have become frie

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