Heifetz Halle Consulting Group


Who We Are

Michael Heifetz

Michael Heifetz has worked in the fields of change management, organizational effectiveness, total quality, labor management, process reengineering, and fostering greater individual and team effectiveness for over thirty years. He has had the opportunity to design, lead and manage large successful change efforts both inside large organizations and as an outside advisor. Prior to starting his own consulting company, Michael held a variety of positions in industry including:

  • Corporate Director for Strategy and Business Development, Schneider National Inc. (transportation)
  • Marketing Manager, Quaker Oats Co.
  • Business Consultant, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton specializing in organizational development, marketing strategy, and market research

Michael’s education includes: a B.A. and an M.A. in Psychology from University of Florida, and extensive post-graduate work with the Committee on Human Development at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Leading Change: Overcoming Chaos and was featured in the TV series “the Changing Culture of the Workplace” aired on PBS and cable networks. Michael was also a keynote speaker at the 1996 Executive Quality Management Summit (Chicago).

Stan Halle

Stan Halle has worked in the fields of change management, strategic planning and organizational effectiveness, for over twenty-eight years. He specializes in building compelling visions, translation of vision into action, mergers & acquisitions, partnering initiatives, building alignment within teams and across sectors, process reengineering, and fostering greater individual and team effectiveness. Areas of particular interest include addressing challenges due to technology commercialization, performance management, cultural incompatibility, rapid growth, consolidation, customer dissatisfaction, and 'post-merger corporate indigestion'. In addition to his work with HHCG, Stan has held positions as:

  • Associate Director, Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. (investment banking, mergers & acquisitions, and venture capital)
  • Unit Manager and Practice Leader for Organizational Strategy, Arthur D. Little, Inc.(consulting)
  • Managing Consultant, Cresap, McCormick, & Paget
  • Assistant to the Comptroller, City of New York
  • Engineering Liaison, NASA

Stan is co-authoring a book entitled Power Tools for Managing Change with Michael as a companion to Leading Change, Overcoming Chaos. He has also written a number of articles for APICS Magazine on paradigm shifts and various change management topics. Stan's education includes: a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Pratt Institute and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. Stan has run workshops and seminars at various meetings, such as The Conference Board's San Diego 'Conference on Managing Change' and American Production & Inventory Control Society conference on 'Imagineering' (Orlando). He was featured on on Sky Radio's "Best Consultants in America" which aired: January 2003 on American Airlines.

Laurel Heifetz

Laurel Heifetz has worked in the fields of qualitative research, group dynamics, organization behavior, and Change Management for nineteen years.  She specializes in personal coaching, team building, organizational assessments, partnering initiatives, customer satisfaction, and planning for cultural change. Prior to joining HHCG, Laurel worked in advertising, government and publishing:

  • Qualitative Research Director, Washington State Energy Office
  • Project Manager, Washington State Department of Ecology
  • Market Research Manager, D’Arcy, McManus & Masius Advertising, Chicago, IL. (Accounts: Standard Oil, American Dairy Association, Gerber Baby Foods)
  • Market Research Manager, Needham, Harper & Steers Advertising, Chicago, IL. (Accounts: McDonald's, Betty Crocker, Oscar Mayer, new product development.)

Laurel’s education includes: a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan and an M.A. in Psychology from the University of Chicago. Laurel and Michael are co-authoring Making the Changes You Want in Your Life, a book that offers methods for personal transformation. She is currently completing her first novel and a book of poetry.

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