Lilian Abrams, MBA, Ph.D.

Dr. Abrams has consulted in Organizational Effectiveness / Development, Training, and Applied Research for over fifteen years.   Her specialty areas include Organization Development/Effectiveness; Leadership Development and Executive Coaching; Diversity; Performance Management; Instructional Design and Delivery; and Applied Research (Focus Groups, Surveys, Interviews). Her experience includes leading companies in International Banking, Automotive, Pharmaceuticals, Investment Banking, and Consumer Products.

Prior to entering the consulting field, Dr. Abrams was Senior Manager, Organization Effectiveness, for Nabisco (Corporate Headquarters). In this role, she developed and oversaw a successful company-wide leadership development program for high-potential early-career leaders.   She also utilized her extensive applied research experience to oversee the implementation of a new annual employee survey, which featured ties between survey results and important Nabisco performance indicators.

Based on the West Coast until 1998, Dr. Abrams held Organization Development and Research Consultant positions in two prominent HR consulting firms, Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt.   She also held positions within Kaiser Permanente (California) as an Organization Effectiveness Consultant and Researcher.   Her consulting work in these roles included leadership coaching and training; performance management design and implementation; diversity; merger/acquisition integration; competency development; and both national and global employee research projects, utilizing a combination of focus groups, interviews, and surveys.   Industry experience on the West Coast includes: Financial Services, Publishing, Healthcare Delivery, and Aviation.

Dr. Abrams' recent experience includes work with Labor Advocacy organizations, such as SEIU and Local 1199, and various Government and Community Agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the State of New Jersey, and the Neighborhood Development Initiative (Bronx, NY).  This not-for-profit work has included 360-degree feedback process design and delivery, one-on-one leadership coaching, organizational assessment surveys, training needs assessment, design and delivery of management skills training, and organizational development interventions.
Dr. Abrams earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior (Psychology) in 1995 from The Claremont Graduate University, and an M.B.A. from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate Management Center at the same institution in 1990.   She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from UCLA, with Phi Beta Kappa, College of Letters & Science, and Latin (magna cum laude) honors.