When To Bring Us In

With years of experience in the science and art of crafting organizational transformation, Lisa Hirsh & Associates can provide insight, vision, and leadership to your organization. Here are ten situations when “inviting us in” will ensure a better outcome.

1. Are you launching a new team or project?

2. Are you moving from strategy to implementation?

3. How will you measure the impact of an initiative?

4. Is your project or team in trouble?

5. Are you trying to build capacity in small to mid-size organizations?

6. Do you want to mobilize a culture for change?

7. Do you want to build a strategic plan that will energize your organization?

8. Does your organization need revitalization?

9. Are you planning a meeting and need expert design and facilitation?

10. Do you want to train for deeper understanding and behavior change?

Look for the Story of Our Work icon () to learn more about how Lisa and her associates helped individuals and organizations meet these challenges.

1. Are you launching a new team or project?

Lisa works with groups to help them develop a shared passion about the results and agree on the road to results. Team members gain a clear understanding of roles, deliverables, and implementation. They learn to maintain momentum, manage conflict, develop resilience and pass on lessons learned in powerful ways.

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2. Are you moving from strategy to implementation?

Moving from words on paper into action with a clear and compelling road map and milestones for implementers ? is one of Lisa’s team's strong suits. They develop communication tools to galvanize the organization and help the client to fully engage supporters. And they help clients pay attention to skeptics to anticipate and address their concerns. Lisa promotes recognition of accomplishments and learning which improves understanding and effectiveness.

<img src="uploads/images/casestudy.gif" border="0" height="17" width="20" /> Click to read about Lisa's work in moving a statewide nonprofit from strategy to implementation.

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3. How do you measure the impact of an initiative?

Lisa uses video to help leaders measure the impact of a change or educational program, expand perspectives and engage the hearts of constituents. Her unique, intimate interview process enables people to get in touch with and describe deep aspects of their work. And, watching a video made in this way touches people emotionally and helps them reach a level of understanding that text often cannot achieve. That understanding is a goldmine for organizations because it helps them improve programs, make better decisions, and be more responsive to clients.

<img src="uploads/images/casestudy.gif" border="0" height="17" width="20" /> Click to read about Lisa's work in helping a large academic medical center capture the impact of a program.

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4. Is your project or team in trouble?

Whether there are interpersonal issues, a lack of alignment on project goals and timetable, insufficient resources, or a lack of commitment at the top, Lisa helps the team and leaders understand the issues and correct them. She works with the organization so that it can better manage conflict in the future.

<img src="uploads/images/casestudy.gif" border="0" height="17" width="20" /> Click to read about Lisa's work in helping a managed care institution reduce costs and serve patients better.

<img src="uploads/images/casestudy.gif" border="0" height="17" width="20" /> Click here to learn how a diverse senior team resolved long-standing conflicts.

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5. Are you trying to build capacity in small to mid-size organizations?

Lisa and her team help leaders clarify a strategy for growth, solve tough organizational demands, and challenge their own assumptions. Working with Lisa helps leaders to develop insights and test answers to critical decisions, to build community, and to tackle new initiatives.

<img src="uploads/images/casestudy.gif" border="0" height="17" width="20" /> Click to read about Lisa's work in building a learning organization.

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6. Do you want to mobilize a culture for change?

Using a unique, highly interactive process, Lisa and her associates engage significant parts of an organization in a cultural assessment that reveals the unspoken beliefs and values that drive “ how we really do things around here.” Once these are surfaced and discussed, implementation of a major organizational change has much greater likelihood of success.

<img src="uploads/images/casestudy.gif" border="0" height="17" width="20" /> Click to read about Lisa's work in changing the culture and operations of an insurance company.

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7. Do you want to build a strategic plan that will energize your organization?

Lisa helps organizations leverage their strengths, values and commitment to face competitive and financial realities. She uses a variety of appreciative and analytical tools to help organizations make hard choices in a positive, interactive process.

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8. Does your organization need revitalization?

Lisa and her colleagues diagnose root causes using systems analysis, their understanding of culture, and interpersonal and team dynamics. Collaborating with a client, they help the client develop and implement strategies that address the underlying problems and spirit and increase the organization's capacity to address complex issues in the future.

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9. Are you planning a meeting and need expert design
and facilitation?

Lisa engages people to speak candidly, stay on track and reach objectives, while strengthening relationships. She is an expert facilitator who has designed and facilitated board and staff retreats, sensitive senior management meetings, organization-wide sessions and conflict among diverse groups.

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10. Do you want to train for deeper understanding
and behavior change?

Lisa designs and delivers customized, practical training tied to your organization’s needs, based on the challenges confronting the leaders and staff. Her training is innovative, energizing and builds ongoing capacity and learning.

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