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Alchemy Consulting

We support organizations and individuals in maximizing performance and generating wealth and value - personal, professional and institutional. Consulting, training and coaching strategies are applied in a manner that empowers the client to tap into their highest potential for growth and development.

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BASE METALS INTO GOLD!

Change is a natural, organic process, and while it is intermittently desirable, frightening, unavoidable and unforgiving, it is also often exhilarating, challenging and complex. Our approach to supporting change is grounded in the belief that the goal of human decision-making is to get perceived needs met as fully as possible, given whatever might be available. To that end, our focus is to create the kind of space in which our partners/clients are empowered and supported as we, together, identify core values, explore optimal outcomes, design straightforward and responsive strategies, effectively implement change initiatives, and create ongoing maintenance and monitoring systems that are self-correcting and self-generating. In assessing system readiness for change, we pay attention to decision-making norms, cultural preferences, conflict management and power dynamics, as well as the fit between environmental (customer, market and stakeholder) demands and organization structure and design.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Process Consulting, Organization Diagnosis and Analysis

  • Facilitating team building and work group effectiveness

  • Design and implementation of human resource training, and leadership development programs

  • Designing, building, and operating diversity management programs

  • Diversity and prejudice reduction training

  • Coaching leaders, managers, supervisors, and teams

  • Designing and facilitating change management initiatives

  • Facilitating strategy, vision, mission and change management planning

  • Technical Assistance consultations to emerging small businesses

  • Meeting Facilitation

  • Designing and building HR Competency models

 

Education

  • MS, Organization Development, American University (w/ NTL Applied Behavioral Science Institute),

Washington, D.C.

  • BA, Economics and Urban Studies (Double Major), Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts

 

Certifications

  • Certificate: National Coalition Building Institute Diversity Leadership Training; Advanced Leadership

Training, Washington, D.C.

  • MBTI® Qualified, Otto Kroeger Associates, Fairfax, VA

  • Certified Raindrop Massage and Emotional Release Practitioner, Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education (CARE), International, Marble Hill, MO


Memberships

  • NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science, Washington D.C.

  • NJ Organization Development Network

  • Enterprise Sustainability Action Team