Leadership development and coaching have been at the core of Lori’s work and passion for most of her career: from business organizations where she was both a leader and a developer of leaders, to leading and developing adult volunteer leaders in many different organizations, to mentoring high school leaders.
Her firm, The Heffelfinger Company, Inc provides Executive Coaching, Strategic Planning, Team Alignment/Team Development, Experiential Leadership Programing (from Executive Retreats to Workplace Simulations to cohort-based Leadership academies, plus). The firm maintains a small network of highly experienced coaches and consultants across the country who provide the programing offered by The Heffelfinger Company.
She and her staff work with leaders, leadership teams, and organizations in Aerospace, Energy, Engineering/Technology, Entertainment/Media, Financial Services/Private Equity, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, to Professional Services Firms, to Non-Profits and Public Sector organizations.
Prior to becoming a management consultant, Lori held leadership roles in Organization and Management Development at Raytheon and Honeywell. In both positions, she was extensively involved in leadership/executive development, succession planning as well as business integration and change activities, organizational and individual performance management.
She holds a MS in Organization Development from Pepperdine University, a BS in Business Administration from University of Nebraska, and post graduate education in contemporary Gestalt theory applied to organizations. She won Alumni of the Year in 2015 from Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School and has taught in the MSOD, MBA, and Certificate programs at Pepperdine University since 2005.
Lori lives in Southern California but spends a lot of time in the Bay Area with clients and friends. She loves hiking, swimming, biking, quality time with friends/family.