WHO WE ARE
As Founder and President of Able Organizations, LLC, Elaine Duffy has spent the past twenty-five years solving complicated leadership problems for fast growing companies.
Elaine has created and lead successful consultancies in New York, Washington D.C., and Boston. Her clients comprise a diverse range of both regional and global organizations that include major law firms and Big Four accounting firms, as well as financial services, technology, cyber security, manufacturing, retail, pharmaceutical, and consumer goods. Among these are Deloitte, Baker & McKenzie, Citizens Bank, Boston Consulting Group, Lotus/IBM, Amica Mutual Insurance, BJs Wholesale Club, and CVS Corporation. Smaller enterprises include Global Cyber Alliance and Tuition Management Systems.
As a consultant in both leadership and organizational effectiveness, Elaine’s areas of focus have included:
- Serving as a retained advisor to emerging companies experiencing growing pains.
- Coaching CEOs and their Executive Teams to develop a strategy, and guiding the business to execute the strategic plan and measure its success.
- Determining “why” engagement survey results and performance are not at the level expected by corporate leadership.
- Identifying and addressing the root cause of turnover in high potential associates.
A frequent and sought-after speaker, Elaine has been an invited guest on business radio programs, and co-authored book chapters and professional articles on a variety of topics, most notably, applied behavior management in business. In addition, she has been quoted in a wide range of media, including the Rhode Island Business Journal and Lawyers Weekly, and has served as co-editor for the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations.
Elaine received both her Masters and Ph.D. in Psychology from Hofstra University. She is a licensed psychologist in both New York and Massachusetts. She lives in Wayland, Massachusetts with her husband and two golden retrievers. When out of the office, she enjoys spending time with her daughters, thinks about running another marathon, thrives on experiencing every new restaurant she can, and frequents New York City – her original home.
Lisa Manning has 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and business advisor. Over the course of her career she has successfully turned dozens of businesses around to double digit growth and profitability, as well as growing an eight-figure family owned business. As a certified Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) implementer, Lisa applies practical, proven tools that help leaders and their companies instill the discipline and accountability required to accomplish their business objectives.
In addition, Lisa had served both as Chief Operating Officer for a technology company and as interim Chief Financial Officer for a small, entrepreneurial business. Prior to that she worked at Arthur Anderson in Audit Consulting for a period of nine years. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Boston College.
With more than 35 years of experience as a behavioral business consultant in the public and private sectors, Bill’s areas of expertise include program planning, organizational design and evaluation, management development, and executive evaluation. Many of his assignments include strategic consulting in assessing and developing effective senior management teams, and the analysis and design of fully aligned business structures.
His clients have included Fortune 500 corporations such as Time Warner, Fisher Scientific, News Corp, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Reed-Elsevier, Time Inc., Nestle, UDR, American Express, Estee’ Lauder, Unisource, and Xcel Energy, among others. Over his career, Bill has been quoted in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Crane’s and Forbes, in addition to appearances on radio and television.
His interest in the practical application of behavioral principles in organizations led him to a B.A. in Experimental Psychology and an M.A. Degree in Human Factors Engineering from Wichita State university, followed by a Ph.D. from Texas Christian University. A licensed psychologist in the State of New York, Bill is a lifetime member of the American Psychological Association.
Howard Mase is both a business advisor and affiliate consultant to Able Organizations, LLC. He has held senior Human Resource leadership roles at Citicorp, MetLife and Xerox Corporation. At MetLife he was responsible for providing the leadership, development and delivery of all Human Resources services for over 20,000 people, and served on corporate committees focusing on change initiatives in financial management, strategic planning, information processing and HR systems. While at Citicorp, he directed the development of an education consulting practice, which marked Citicorp’s training programs and other services to bank and corporate customers.
Now an organizational consultant, Howard’s practice is focused on the provision of coaching and consulting services to senior leaders. His clients include J.P. Morgan Chase, Citizens Bank, American International Group, Prudential Insurance Company, Deloitte, Merrill-Lynch, St. John’s University, Providence College, Avon Corporation, and SIAC.
Howard specializes in helping businesses to understand and overcome the cultural, organizational, and personal barriers that stand in the way of change. He is widely recognized in the business community and sought after by professionals around the country for his sage advice. Howard received a Ph.D. in Psychology from City University and an M.A. in Psychology from Hunter College.
An author and consultant with more than 30 years’ experience guiding CEOs and corporate leaders, Betty Bailey creates strategies and results that drive business success.
Her clients include, Deloitte, Analog Devices, Genzyme, AT&T, Harvard University, Corning, L3 Technologies, Bank of America, Fidelity, FM Global, the American Cancer Association, and others.
In addition, Betty has held positions as Senior Vice President at Lee Hecht Harrison, Senior Vice President at Manchester Consulting in Boston, and Reliant Talent Management in Oklahoma. Prior to that she held numerous senior positions at Digital Equipment Corporation.
A licensed psychologist, certified Health Care Provider and member of the American Psychological Association, Betty holds both Doctorate and M.S. degrees in Counseling Psychology from Oklahoma State University. She is currently at work completing a book, “Discover the Leader in You: 12 Essential Capabilities.”