NEW YORK and LONDON, Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Leadership Forum Inc., the executive leadership training and coaching organization led by Dr. Wanda Wallace, announced on Thursday that it had merged with Acorn Consulting, led by Peter Wright. The joint practice will be called Leadership Forum Inc. (LFI). LFI helps organizations get it and keep it – by working with people through workshops, off-site meetings, consulting and coaching to improve the following: strategic thinking, insight, and execution; leadership development, coaching and assessment; team performance; inclusivity and diversity; and integrated talent management.
Peter Wright will lead the coaching practice, the integrated talent management practice and is launching the new Executive Assessment business within LFI. The Executive Assessment unit conducts assessment of leadership capacity for career and leadership development, recruitment and team planning.
Co-founder Liam Fahey will remain responsible for strategic thinking and insight. President and CEO Dr. Wallace will continue to focus on leadership development in all aspects, team performance and diversity.
The firm trains, coaches and consults globally, working for dozens of Global Fortune 500 companies. Offices are located Boston, New York and London. Support services are located in Durham, NC. For more information, see http://www.leadershipforuminc.com.
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About Wanda Wallace, Ph.D.
Dr. Wanda Wallace is President and CEO of Leadership Forum, Inc. (LFI). LFI helps organizations get it and keep it – from talent to strategic thinking. Its focus is on enabling leaders to deliver better results through better thinking, better execution, better leadership, better teams and better diversity.
Dr. Wallace coaches leaders, conducts seminars and works with teams to improve leadership capability. In all of her work, she brings together her academic background with her practical experience working with leaders.
Wanda is the author of academic publications and a frequent contributor to publications including a regular column for Changeboard, Harvard Business Review, Talent Management, People Management and others. She hosts "Out of the Comfort Zone" on VoiceAmerica, https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2450/out-of-the-comfort-zone.
Dr. Wallace received her Ph.D. from the Psychology Department at Duke University in 1985, with special emphasis on cognitive and thought processes. She was previously Executive Vice President at Duke Corporate Education, Inc., Associate Dean of Executive Education at The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and an assistant professor in Marketing at Fuqua.
Follow her on twitter at @askwanda.
About Liam Fahey, Ph.D.
Dr. Liam Fahey is co-founder and principal of LFI. He has over 30 years' experience working with executive teams developing and executing strategy in a wide variety of industries globally. His books include: Learning from the Future: Competitive Foresight Scenarios (1998), Competitors: Outwitting, Outmaneuvering and Outperforming (1999), and The Portable MBA in Strategy (2nd ed, 2001). He holds a Ph.D. degree from University of Pittsburgh and M.B.S. and B. Comm. degrees from University College Dublin, Ireland.
About Peter Wright
Peter Wright is a truly global executive experienced in leading HR functions for some of the world's best-known companies.
He has held senior positions at Zurich Insurance, AIG, Estee Lauder, Merrill Lynch, BP, Allied Domecq and Unilever. He is highly skilled in leading organizations and executive teams through significant growth, crisis and business transformation, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring, organizational transformation and public offerings. At the beginning of 2014, Peter founded Acorn Strategy Consulting.
Born in London into a military family he attended the British Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and St John's College Cambridge where he earned a Masters Degree in History. He served the first 12 years of his adult life as an army officer in the British Army.
Follow him on twitter @PeterWright54.
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