Project Management / Change Management / Leadership

Jon Dean / Celebrate the Corners
Jon specializes in helping businesses develop and achieve their strategic change goals. His unique approach integrates the practical application of project management and change management principles, and the coaching and development of leaders. He has worked with clients in the telecom, aerospace, defense, healthcare and industrial products sectors.

An aeronautical engineer by profession, Jon encourages a comprehensive practice of project management, where team-working issues receive as much attention as the logical sequencing of activities. Earlier, Jon worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, and played a leading role in the BAE Systems Benchmark program, one of the most extensive culture change initiatives ever attempted. Jon is an enthusiastic facilitator whose sessions have wowed groups on both sides of the Atlantic. He also plays a mean guitar.

Strategic and Leadership Communications

Dr. Gordon Adler / AdlerWay
Gordon is an expert in strategic and leadership communications, executive program and curriculum design, business and management writing. He is a sought-after speaker, expert coach, teacher and facilitator. His current research looks at leadership and strategic communications in multi-cultural organizations, organizational narrative and storytelling, alternatives to Power Point, and multi-cultural and virtual communication.

Previously he was Director PR & Communications at IMD (International Institute for Management Development) in Lausanne, Switzerland, and served as IMD's Senior Writer and Special Projects Manager. He has also been a freelance business writer and editor, and professor of communication and human resource management.

Leadership Development

Dick Heller / Full Extension LLC
Dick is a consultant who focuses on the power of leadership to bring out the best in our organizations and our selves. He has developed his expertise over many years working in a wide variety of situations in both the public and private sectors. Dick is a firm believer that "leadership that matters" is dedicated to achieving results.

He brings a unique perspective to his speaking, consulting, and training. For nearly ten years, he was a consultant and facilitator with tompeterscompany!, ultimately serving as Vice President and Chief Inspiration Officer. He is a Master Facilitator and representative of The Leadership Challenge® Workshop learning methodology. Earlier in his career, Dick was a television director at WGBH, public television in Boston, and later ran his own video production company.

Talent Management / Individual and Team Development

Alice Larsen / New Day Company
Alice is passionate about enabling people to identify and harness the potential that makes a positive difference for them as human beings and for their company's future. As a ten-year veteran at the Global Human Resources level, Alice is dedicated to helping companies become sustainable organizations that win the engagement of every employee and create a sense of belonging.

Alice has extensive experience in managing global change projects and creating powerful team spirit across languages and cultures. She has worked with every organizational level – from production to the board – and has learned that the most successful companies are those that create a strong culture that every employee is proud to be part of.

Leadership, Behavior Analysis and Coaching

Ally Clarke / Ally Clarke Consulting
Ally Clarke (MBA, Dip Couns, Dip COT) is a consultant and facilitator with extensive experience in new business development, marketing, people development and complex business change. She often works at the senior management and board levels, and in multi-national environments. Ally currently consults in change management, performance management, business development, team building and executive coaching.

She has designed and delivered custom training, led change consultancy projects, and coached senior managers in a wide range of organizations, including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, BP, ExxonMobil, Zurich and Barry Callebaut.

Robbie Macpherson / Ally Clarke Consulting
Robbie Macpherson (MA, ABPS, Chartered Occupational Psychologist) has an extensive background in occupational psychology. His personal mission is to help individuals, groups and organizations become more effective in meeting their business goals, particularly at working more effectively with their customers and colleagues.

A major focus of Robbie's work has been improving business capabilities with a wide range of clients – from professionals like PwC and Schroders to service providers like airlines, insurers and telecom companies. His natural inclination is to bring research-based information to bear on clients' problems and favours applying Positive Psychology and Appreciative Inquiry to his work, particularly in the areas of leadership, business development and team facilitation.

Negotiation / Conflict Management

Giraffe LLC is proud to be an associate partner of CMPartners.

The consultants of CMPartners are leading experts in advising and training organizations and individuals on negotiation, conflict management and managing strategic relationships. CMP's work is based in the awareness that we all operate in a global business environment of increasing and more complex interdependence.

CMP provides pragmatic methods, tools and skills developed at the Harvard Negotiation Project and in twenty years of practice in both the private and public sectors. The Giraffe/CMPartners alliance provides our clients access to these world-class practitioners of methods that are at the core of leadership and management.

Assessment / Analysis / Strategy

Giraffe LLC is proud to be an associate partner of Humatica.

Humatica offers a focused set of modular tools and services to help clients quantifiably increase the performance of their organizations and individual employees. Now you can increase productivity by systematically analyzing organizational performance, individual performance, assessment, HR governance and restructuring/M&A situations. The Giraffe/Humatica partnership provides innovative tools to get the quantitative insight you need to make the best decisions about your organization.