Executive Advisor & Organizational Excellence Coach
Lori McNeill has spent over 20 years optimizing outcomes for organizations through business solutions. In her work as an executive advisor, organizational excellence coach and speaker, she is a partner and strategist, diving deep into organizational needs throughout the company. Lori works with her clients to improve organizational development, employee engagement, change management, job benchmarking, performance evaluation, organizational culture, presentation building, storyline development, and training and development. Her depth of business experience also includes marketing, strategy, sales force effectiveness, and market access.
“As a strategic thought partner, Lori leverages her extensive industry knowledge and adds new dimensions of thinking, utilizing her practical experience as an executive coach and facilitator. Her ability to build an actionable strategic blueprint is combined with a detailed understanding of the change management associated with building new capabilities.”
Michael Williams, Chief Operating Officer at Intarcia Therapeutics
Lori has been an effective change agent in organizations of all sizes, from start ups to Fortune 100 companies to powerhouse marketing group, Ogilvy & Mather. In her most recent role at Pfizer, she worked as Chief of Staff and Director of Global Operations, where she received the prestigious Innovation Award.
She is currently pursuing a Masters in Psychology at Harvard University. She also holds an Organizational Behavior graduate certification from Harvard. She received a B.S. in Communications from Appalachian State University in North Carolina.
By Lori McNeill
I recently worked with a client regarding their strategy for the upcoming year. I started by asking them to share their current year’s strategy, goals and outcomes. We reviewed the data and although there had been progress, they had faced challenges along the way and struggled to accomplish all that they originally set out to do. After a bit of probing, we were able to identify what went wrong in the process, and discovered a number of mistakes that could have been avoided. The CEO and executive team members said that if they would have utilized the six-step framework outlined below, they would have progressed even further and could have avoided some of those mistakes that cost them time, money and wasted resources.
The ability to develop a winning strategy is a critical success factor for all organizations. First, let’s define what a “winning” strategy is and is not. Strategy does not equal goals. It is very important to make that distinction. Goals are what a leader wants to achieve and strategy is how the leader plans to accomplish those goals.
Lori is an thoughtful and affable speaker who regularly presents on culture, innovation and leadership topics.
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