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Our People

Our Leadership Advisors have spent years mastering the tools and techniques of Adaptive Leadership. Spanning the globe, they are all committed to the high-quality and somewhat provocative experience that spurred their own passion for this work. With great pride we introduce some of them here.

Our Leadership Advisors

Molly Alexander

Molly Alexander has demonstrated impact on organizational effectiveness by leveraging expertise in coaching, design and facilitation of experiential learning and systematic training approaches including adaptive leadership and systems change theory.  For the past 12 years in the social venture investment sector and as the Head of Talent for the world's premier impact investing organization, Molly has brought her leadership advisory expertise to bear on challenges related to investment portfolios, leadership development, business development, talent management and innovation.  Her experience ranges from working with start-ups to mature teams across the US, UK, India, Pakistan, East & West Africa and Latin America. Through this experience Molly has developed a deep cultural understanding furthering her ability to embed aligned behavioural and organisational culture and strategy.  Deeply committed to democratising leadership in emerging markets, Molly thrives in fast-paced, multi-disciplined teams; and excels in ambiguous, resource-constrained environments.

Vimal Kumar

Vimal is the founder of Movement for Scavenger Community (MSC), an organization committed to the eradication of manual scavenging in India and bringing education and awareness to the existing scavenger community. Under MSC he also operates the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Youth Study Center which provides career counseling and a small library to disadvantaged students in Haryana. As a Ph.D. scholar in social work with a focus on "Caste violence" at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, he was awarded the Young Professional Fellowship from the Dalit Foundation in 2008. Vimal holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Social Work from the University of Kurukshetra in Haryana. He was awarded by DAAD research fellowship in 2016 under Student Exchange Program with Westfalische Wilhelms - Universitat Muenster (WWU), Germany. He is also Acumen Fellow at Acumen Fund.

Eric Martin

Eric Martin is Managing Director at Adaptive Change Advisors (ACA). ACA's mission to democratize leadership draws on Eric's work with Harvard faculty to bring Adaptive Leadership into widespread application worldwide.

A Detroit native turned prominent leadership expert, Eric has brought leadership development to over 300,000 people in 146 countries. His work extends the framework of Adaptive Leadership, a somewhat provocative leadership practice developed at Harvard. Eric has been published in Fast Company, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Environmental Leader and a forthcoming book, Your Leadership Moment. Eric’s work has been used to tackle structural barriers to transitioning to a low-carbon economy, improve health equity and access, and evolve the role of advanced technologies like blockchain in our daily lives.

Eric serves as a Board member of the Clean Energy Leadership Institute and as an Advisory Board Member of the MAVA Foundation and the American Resilience Project. He Eric holds a Master, Management Science in Organizational Change Management and BS in Systems Analysis and Operations Research. Previously, Eric served in a governmental liaison capacity in Japan and at The Synergos Institute, a Rockefeller-affiliated international development organization. 

Nqobizitha Ndlovu

Nqobizitha has spent most of his professional life working to improve the livelihoods of marginalized communities in southern and east Africa. To this end he has partnered with organizations such as International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Southern African Sustainable Use Specialist Group (SASUSG), Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), and Acumen whose missions are to address economic and social justice, human and environmental rights issues. As a team leader and seasoned facilitator he has helped to build models and communities of practice comprised of multiple stakeholder groups to find sustainable solutions to complex problems plaguing rural communities, such as adaptation to climate change. He has also led efforts to conserve endangered species such as rhinos and elephant through community-based natural resource management (People and Parks Programme - South Africa), through promoting sustainable use and designing models of rural enterprise development to create alternative livelihood options. Nqo's work in leadership development, including serving as a Leadership Advisor at Adaptive Change Advisors (ACA),  has seen him working to support entrepreneurs working towards providing Food, Energy and Water security on the continent.

Winnie Ouko

Winnie is co-founder and a Director of Lattice Consulting Limited, a Kenyan corporate finance, project finance, and strategy advisory firm with a prestigious client base.  Winnie has first-rate technical skills in valuation, project finance, financial modeling and analysis, and strategy.  She is a gifted trainer and has taught management and executive training programs in many countries in Africa.

She previously worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers (Nairobi) and Standard Poors’ (New York).  Winnie holds an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management as well as a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from the University of Nairobi, and is a Certified Public Accountant (Kenya).

Winnie is an African Leadership Initiative Fellow and sits on the boards of numerous Kenyan companies.

Zach Weismann

Zach is passionate about the intersection of technology and social good. His work with large brands, NGOs, Fortune 500 companies and startups on sustainability, conservation, corporate social responsibility, technology adoption and innovation spans six continents - taking him from the banks of Lake Titicaca in rural Puno, Peru, where he lived for a year, to a commercial set in LA with Jackie Chan. Zach is also the Co-Founder of The MAG Collective, a social impact group comprised of high-level branding, marketing and leadership consultants, and CancerQ, a healthtech start-up that builds innovative products and services for families facing cancer. He serves as a Board Member for the National Board of Medical Advisors and previously led International Development at Sustainable Brands, a global community of sustainability, corporate social responsibility and brand leaders. Previously he was involved with The David & Lucile Packard Foundation with an emphasis on local grantmaking. He has led global campaigns and partnerships at WildAid, a wildlife conservation NGO working with the NBA, Google, Virgin and WWF. Zach graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a degree in Finance and Accounting. He has a Masters in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Diane Rawlins

MA, LMHC, founder and president of InsideOut Consulting, Diane partners with healthcare leaders and their teams to meet today’s unprecedented opportunities and challenges.  Drawing upon her deep expertise and practice in Adaptive Leadership, Diane strengthens leaders’ capacity to transform organizations by providing them with structured approaches for mindfully achieving outcomes, forging collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders, developing a mature understanding of self and purpose, and acting with integrity in charged conditions. Diane has worked for over 25 years as a consultant, coach, facilitator and faculty with healthcare leaders and practitioners in the US, UK, and Canada. An early participant in the formation of the positive organizational psychology movement, she collaborated with David Cooperrider as a founding partner of Appreciative Inquiry Consulting, LLC.  In 2001, Diane co-founded Leading Organizations to Health, a nationally acclaimed institute on leading change in healthcare, where she continues to serve as senior faculty.  Diane also works closely with Parker J. Palmer as a national facilitator for the Center for Courage & Renewal, where she fosters personal and professional renewal and leadership skills for healthcare professionals.  She is a certified professional partner of the Relational Coordination Research Collaborative, based at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Originally a psychotherapist, Diane holds a BFA from the University of Michigan, an MA (psychology) from the University of Louisville, and has post-graduate training in both psychology and organizational development.

Trevor Rees

Trevor is a sustainability consultant working in collaboration with a diverse network of associates, colleagues and partners in the UK and internationally. He undertakes short and long-term consultancy assignments covering corporate partnerships, project design/management, strategy, fundraising and the design and delivery of sustainability leadership programmes. Most of Trevor’s work aims to address some kind of sustainability challenge with a response that is systemic and involves collaboration. Current projects include energy-access work focused on using gas flares to provide power for poor communities in the Niger Delta and building sustainable enterprise to reduce the use of firewood in Kenyan tea production. He also works with partners in East Africa to look at the challenges and opportunities presented by the developing oil and gas industry in the region. One of his passions is creating opportunities for learning through field-based engagement, creating experiences that challenge assumptions and allow groups and individuals to gain insight and understanding. He is an associate of Talik and Co and a Trustee of INTRAC.

Alexandra Stubbings

Alexandra consults and coaches at the intersection of sustainability, strategy and change. She has spent over 15 years facilitating cultural change that fosters responsibility and participation, environmental sensitivity and social impact across organisations and networks. She has worked in Europe, MENA and Sub-Saharan Africa, US and Asia-Pac and with leading PLCs, social enterprises, foundations and governments. Her work ranges from designing and leading large multi-stakeholder engagement processes (action labs, Open Space, Appreciative Inquiry summits) through strategy evaluation and design to coaching CEOs. Her action research based doctoral thesis was concerned with stakeholder-led approaches to shared value strategy and provided the theoretical grounding and action research field- testing for the Talik model. She is a trustee of TreeSisters, the charity promoting sustainable behavioural change and reforestation.

Tony Suchman

Anthony is a practicing physician, consultant and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester. His work focuses on organizational change with a special emphasis on system transformation: evolving from fragmented individualistic work to the integrated interdependent work needed in healthcare delivery, health professions education and translational science.  As Senior Consultant and founder of Relationship Centered Health Care, he works with leaders, staff, customers and board members of health care organizations worldwide. Tony has pioneered interventional applications of Relational Coordination -- a theory by Jody Hoffer Gittell describing how teams coordinate complex tasks -- to improve organizational performance. His most recent book, “Leading Change in Healthcare: Transforming organizations using complexity, positive psychology and Relationship-centered Care,” co-authored with David Sluyter and Penny Williamson, integrates contemporary theories of management and psychology to offer a dynamic and relational alternative to command-and-control. With Seattle-based consultant Diane Rawlins, Tony teaches a 10-month course, Leading Organizations to Health, that prepares organizational leaders and consultants for the hard work of leading adaptive change. He has designed and conducted programs in North America and Africa for clinicians who are stepping into management and executive roles and has served as a leadership coach for numerous clinician-executives. After earning his BA and MD at Cornell University, Tony completed a residency in Internal Medicine and fellowships in health services research and Behavioral and Psychosocial Medicine, all at the University of Rochester. He subsequently earned an MA in Organizational Change, studying with Ralph Stacey at the University of Hertfordshire’s Complexity and Management Centre. After 15 years of research on Relationship-Centered Care, a partnership-based clinical approach, he became interested in how organizational behavior affects patients, staff and the quality of care, and worked for 5 years as a senior executive including 2 years as the CEO and CMO of the Strong Health Managed Care Organization.

Maria Paz Dominguez S.

Maria Paz Dominguez holds a Master in Public Management and Master in Education, both from Harvard University. Her professional degree is in Commercial Engineering from the Catholic University of Chile. As part of her postgraduate studies, Maria participated in and served as an assistant professor in the “Exercising Leadership: The Politics of Change” course with Dr. Ronald Heifetz and Professor Dean Williams. Between 2002 and 2009, she worked as an associate researcher at the Microdata Center of the Department of Economics of the University of Chile where she implemented educational policies and programs nationwide. She has also done teacher training in Spain and in El Salvador. Today, Maria serves as a consultant on educational and citizenship issues. She designs in-person and online leadership courses for corporations in Chile, as well as for education management teams. Maria teaches Master-level courses in the School of Education at Catholic University.

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