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We like working with good people on projects of importance. We are proud of the feedback we’ve gotten from clients — we’ve been told we deliver more value to the dollar than our clients could have anticipated at the onset, and that we are the most helpful consultants they’ve worked with. We are serious about being trusted partners. We love our work, take it very seriously and do it with joy.

Occasionally, we ask colleagues who possess specific expertise to join us on client work.  Meet our collaborators. 

Liz Alperin Solms, MPA has been partnering with clients for over 15 years. Her clients value her authentic commitment to their success. She has a unique ability to bridge the theoretical and practical. Liz’s career began as an industrial engineer in the food and apparel industries. She has also worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in the South Pacific, teaching math and science; a program officer at Public/Private Ventures, starting service-learning programs around the country and for the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Liz developed organizational learning strategies, focusing on front-line workers and supervisors.

Liz holds a BS degree in industrial engineering from Lehigh University and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, with a focus on economic and community development. Liz is a Senior Practitioner of the Presencing Institute with over a decade of experience applying the principles of Theory U to organizational and collective impact settings.

Marie T. McCormick, Ph.D. has a business orientation not often found in organization development professionals. Her prior experience includes 12 years with Bell Atlantic, now Verizon. In addition to her Ph.D. in organizational development, she holds an MBA with a concentration in finance. Marie is a contributing author to the Flawless Consulting Fieldbook, Change Handbook, 2nd Edition and The Handbook of Large Scale Change, 2nd Edition. She developed the McCormick Employee Engagement Process to help organizations create more engaged and productive workplaces.

Clients value Marie’s ability to create an environment conducive to critical conversations. Because participants bring both heart and mind to the dialogue, her work has produced extraordinary results. Marie is a Senior Practitioner of the Presencing Institute with over a decade of experience applying the principles of Theory U to organizational and collective impact settings.

Grace Shim provides administrative and project management support throughout the work to assure a smooth running process. Grace is a recent graduate of Northeastern University in Boston. In her past professional experiences, she has worked for global non-profit organizations Oxfam America and the United Nations Association of Greater Boston and international education company EF Education First. She is a key member of the Insyte team in assuring there there is a well-organized and documented rhythm and ritual to the process.

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