Elaine has been a long time, trusted consultant to BJs Wholesale Club. I highly recommend her services for companies that seek to take a strategic approach to maximizing human capital with an expert, outside view of their enterprise.
At BJs Wholesale Club, Elaine served a variety of roles, including the assessment and selection of senior executives for key leadership positions, creating an on-boarding process for new hires, identifying the key competencies we used as the basis for our leadership programs, and coaching internal candidates for management growth and development.
Elaine is a seasoned professional who can deal capably and comfortably at all levels of management. Her style is warm and collaborative. She is skilled at assessing cultural and operational norms, making solid recommendations for improving results, and implementing plans that improve organizational effectiveness. I highly recommend her services.”
Former CEO, BJs Wholesale Club
Elaine was a superb consultant, a valued advisor, and significant contributor to the success of our overall organization. She was a pleasure to work with, a consummate professional, as well as a friend and a trusted advisor.
The counsel that Elaine provided to me and our senior team, in constructing a solution that worked for the broader institution, was invaluable. She also played a crucial institutional role assisting me and others in our senior leadership navigate a complex challenge of which we had no comparable experience.
Whatever the specific assignment, her priority was always the overall health of our organization, and its long-term success, and for that I will forever be appreciative.”
Retired Chairman and CEO, Bingham McCutchen
I have the pleasure of working with Elaine on a current endeavor and, therefore, the opportunity to see her in action first hand. Elaine is a highly professional, trusted and passionate executive advisor, who has the ability to mobilize and effectuate positive change in an organization in a manner that is collaborative, non-threatening and team oriented.
Elaine was instrumental in a critical strategic planning effort for a global organization where I am a board member. Elaine brought incredible clarity and focus to ensure we created an effective strategic plan to meet our vision and execute that vision. Elaine has exceptional skills to identify key areas of concern, advise on how to improve an organization’s effectiveness and provide guidance to enhance the quality of impactful leadership at a corporation.
Strategic planning can be a tedious and painful process; Elaine made it an enjoyable and worthwhile effort.”
CEO, CyberWA, Inc.
After just a few probing and perceptive conversations with myself and my colleagues, Elaine developed insights with pinpoint accuracy about what was standing in the way of attaining the next level in my career.
Her pragmatic approach in helping me to develop an actionable and results based plan to address those issues removed the barriers to my success. I continually draw on those insights on a day-to-day basis in many work and personal environments.”
Karen A. Matjucha
Principal, Deloitte Consulting, LLP