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Professional summary

Recognized expert on building leaders and organizations, I work with innovation sector clients to develop and implement the strategies that result in higher productivity, increased profitability, and sustainable growth.

My services leverage the complex interplay of strategy, leadership and talent producing scalable solutions and dramatic results for high-profile clients in technology, financial services, biotechnology, higher education and other sectors. My clients

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Duration and cost of an engagement depends on the scope of work, identified during the initial consultation.

Clients

• Genzyme
• Harvard Business School
• BiogenIdec
• Citizens Financial Group
• Akamai
• Constant Contact
• Iron Mountain

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Obviously your responsibilities have grown. Think about positioning the promotion in terms of how, by working at a different level in the organization (i.e., being a Director rather than manager), can enhance the function's credibility and the impact you can make on the organization. Also, what is it that someone at a more senior level does that is different from a manager. How have you demonstr... Read more

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Yes. If he has expressed an interest in advancing, he needs to know what behaviors may be negatively impacting the perception of his ability to lead. Being someone with a highly technical background, he may under estimate the importance of appropriate and effective leadership behaviors. When you broach the subject with him, make sure you are able to give him examples of when you've sent the beh... Read more

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I would argue this is the best time to reorg. You have several new executives in place who have a fresh perspective on the organization. People are expecting change so use the opportunities these transitions are giving you.

If you haven't already, ask the new executives for their perspective on the organization structure. Even if they've only been in place a short time, they will have opinio... Read more

It is critical to engage employees in the change process long before training occurs. People resist change when they feel they've had no input into the change. That input should occur early. Some key things to think about:

1) Employees will have both intellectual and emotional reactions to the change. Intellectually they will need to understand the system and how it will work. Emotionally... Read more

Like the others, I agree that you and your partner need to create an alignment about what this role will be because it does have an impact on your shared operating principles and vision for the firm. That said, to not view this role as a significant contributor to building your culture, attracting and retaining key talent, and developing the skills you'll need for the future would be a missed opp... Read more

Testimonials

Edith is a business focused professional which can be hard to find! Edith's experience enables her to assess needs quickly, design effective solutions, and advise or lead the implemention of that solution. The quality and effectiveness of her solutions are superior because she never loses sight of business context in her work. I would recommend or hire Edith anytime without hesitation.

Catherine Compagnone Klehm Ventyx

Edith brings a mix of strategic insights and a practical, results-focused approach to her work. She recently worked with my HR leadership team to provide a framework for thinking about our talent management as well as our measurements strategies. Her work with the team helped us not just think through our strategy, but to also begin operationalizing the strategy through focused actions with our key stakeholder groups. ??Additionally, Edith is able to act as a sounding board, providing altern.

Debra Canner, Senior HR Executive

Edith is a fantastic partner and helped me at a critical inflection point in the evolution of my team. Pulling together disparate groups is one thing – helping them work together as a cohesive unit where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts is another and Edith is masterful in doing just that.

Theresa McLaughlin, Former CMO RBS Citizens Financial

Edith is definitely an expert in her field. She is very knowledgeable about organizational change and is always very mindful of including everyone's perspective in the decision making process. I am always impressed with her objectivity and results oriented approach to the work. Edith is always the consummate professional, which adds to her credibility as a consultant. If the need were to arise, I would hire Edith again.

Aretha Miller, Founder/CEO The Venn Group, Inc.

Edith helped our company create a strategic plan that has served as a very useful tool in our growth. She was very sensitive to our needs, and at the same time pushed us with different perspectives. It was a pleasure to work with her.

Spencer Blasdale, CEO SchoolWorks

Edith is a proven professional with strong capabilities in creating and implementing training and development initiatives. She is very open minded, tailoring programs as needed to the company and culture. One of the best attributes I've witnessed about Edith is that she never loses sight of the business need when rolling out initiatives. She portrays herself as a true extension of the company. I'd partner with Edith again in an instant.