Professional summary

Located in Southern California, Dr. Cynthia Heller Alt, PhD has over 25 years consulting experience. With her roots in organizational development and change management, Dr Alt has consulted with executives and entrepreneurs on strategic planning, organizational development, and business alignment initiatives in order to achieve the business’ strategic intent.

Dr Alt’s practice is focused on assessing, designing, and implementing organizational cultures that result in increased employee and customer satisfaction. Her expertise resides in her ability to align individual and organizational goals in order to maximize productivity and obtain strategic goals resulting in measurable results for both.

Engagement overview

All engagements incorporate
• Assessment - Measure where you are and where you want to go
• Leverage - Take advantage of strengths to maximize results
• Transform - Achieve desired outcomes


• Access Services
• American Medical Systems
• American Red Cross
• AT&T Broadband
• Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
• Computer Associates
• Cornerstone OnDemand
• Experian Consumer Direct
• Gate Gourmet
• Ingram Micro
• Junior Achievement of Southern California
• KARL STORZ North America
• Los Angeles Metro
• Marsh, Inc.
• RR Donnelley & Sons
• Standard Bank of South Africa
• Toyota Financial Services
• Washington Metro Area Transit Authority
• Workmen’s Auto Insurance Company


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1. Senior managers own the process.
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Within your question, I see two areas to address.

First, each of us has our own process we undertake when facing any type of change. William Bridges talks about this in his change model and book, “Managing Transitions.” During any change effort, individuals go through three phases: Ending, Neutral, and Beginning. Wi... Read more