Yael Zofi

Yael Zofi

Virtual Team Management Expert | Keynote Speaker | Cross Cultural Coach | Author, A Manager's Guide to Virtual Teams
http://aim-strategies.com/blog/
Communication

In person: Brooklyn, NY

Email

1-866-511-1898 x1903

Availability

Business hours (ET). By appointment.

    Key clients


General Motors      AT&T

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.      General Electric

Goldman Sachs Group      Johnson & Johnson

MetLife

Areas of expertise

Virtual team management expert, Global Leadership Keynote speaker, Cross cultural communications coach

Professional summary

Yael Zofi is a Facilitator, Trainer, Coach, Professor, Author, and CEO of AIM Strategies®, a human capital consulting firm focused on developing global leaders managing virtual teams and facilitating cross cultural communications. With 20+ years of consulting experience, Yael has applied behavioral science techniques and has helped countless leaders and teams focus on transformational initiatives that improve bottom line and enable stronger human connection in the virtual workplace. Her latest book, A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams, offers a practical road map for bridging the logistical, cultural, and communication gaps that can prevent any virtual team from reaching its full potential.

Throughout her career, Ms. Zofi worked with clients in the high-tech, financial services, pharmaceutical, healthcare, electronics and media industries as well as non-profits and educational institutions. Her organizational development (OD) work focuses on helping leaders and teams become more successful through strategic alignment and guided change management. She created assessment tools, facilitated global strategy retreats, designed talent management programs and lead merger integrations with 6 organizations. Ms. Zofi also implemented process improvement, talent retention and performance management programs across three continents.

Prior to forming AIM®, Ms. Zofi was Senior Vice President of Performance Management, Leadership and OD with J.P. Morgan, in charge of design and implementation of global training for 16,000+ employees. She facilitated many global transformation initiatives, including working with senior management to implement team strategies aligned with new business directions, technologies and policies. She worked in Asia (Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia), Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico) and Europe (UK, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, and the Eastern Block). Prior to Morgan, she spent several years with Accenture (Change Management) and PwC (Merger Integration) working on business process and leadership development assignments.

Ms. Zofi has been a guest speaker at conferences and professional organizations. She has published several white papers on global leadership and cross cultural communications, and virtual teams, Bringing Reality to Your Virtual Team. She has been featured in Forbes, CIO Digest, CNBC, Business Week, Watch IT TV, Harvard Business Review Expert Series, Mindtools, and bloomberg, among others.

Engagement overview

Client engagements typically involve human capital consulting, training and coaching consisting of setting up virtual (remote and onsite) teams and coaching / training leaders to improve team performance. Typical engagements include evaluation, interviews, assessment (e.g., 360-degree feedback, individual and team questionnaires, leadership surveys), leadership transition coaching and facilitation.

Nothing excluded, at this point, discussions with client to finalize deliverables.

Clients

Selected clients include:

IT/MEDIA:
• Amdocs
• AT&T
• Chipcom (3Com)
• Dynatrix (Nortel
• IAC InterActive
• LivePerson
• NYTimes
• Nokia
• NPD
• Viacom (MTV Networks, CBS)
• Virtual Communities
• Vista Computers

FINANCIAL:
• AIG
• American General
• Credit Suisse
• Deutsche Bank
• Goldman Sachs
• HSBC
• JPMorgan Chase
• M&T Bank
• Macquarie
• Provident Bank
• Reval
• RiskMetrics
• Scudder Kemper (Deutsche Bank)
• Societe Generale

PHARMA/HEALTHCARE:
• Abbott
• BASF
• CIGNA
• Elscint (Philips Medical)
• Pfizer
• St. Peters Hospital
• Warner-Lambert (now Johnson & Johnson)

LEGAL/INSU:
• Chubb
• Clifford Chance
• Crum & Foster
• Marsh McLennan
• MetLife
• Reliance

GOV'T/NON-PROFIT/ENERGY:
• AMA
• Bierd Community Cr.
• Charter Schools
• Con Edison
• Direct Marketing Assn.
• Jr. Achievement
• Merrick JCC
• NY Blood Cr.
• NYP Radio
• NYS Society of CPAs
• Save the Children
• Spectra Energy
• W. Orange JCC
• URJ
• USDA
• Veterans Admin

RETAIL:
• Avon
• Movado (Esquire & Coach)
• Saks Fifth Ave

ELECTRONICS/IMAGING:
• Canon
• GE
• Philips
• Vista Computers

AUTO:
• Ford
• Volvo
• GM

MANUFACTURING:
• SouthCo.