About Alisa Cohn
Alisa is an executive coach who works with senior executives to help them create positive permanent shifts in their leadership impact and the results they achieve. She works one-on-one with executives and with senior teams to help them work together better and create much impact as a team. Her areas of expertise include: Self-awareness, Executive Presence; Power, Influence & Charisma; Decision-making; and Corporate Politics. She works with Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups.
Alisa works with C-level executives, Senior Vice Presidents and Vice Presidents as well as emerging leaders. She coaches her clients to create their ideal leadership profiles and gain insight into their “Personal Brands.” Using 360-feedback and other tools, she helps her clients dramatically increase their self-awareness, hone their strengths and maneuver around blind-spots. Armed with this insight, Alisa’s clients become re-energized and create positive permanent shifts in their leadership impact and in the results they achieve. They also experience more vitality and satisfaction as they clarify their values and accelerate their success.
As a consultant, Alisa’s areas of expertise include creating high performance teams, leading change, creating a productive culture, and talent management/succession planning. She partners with her clients to deeply understand their situation and goals, identify “the gap” and then to develop practical, strategies and tactics to achieve results.
Prior to becoming a coach, Alisa, a CPA, was the CFO of Clairvergent Technology Group, a Vice President in two high-tech companies and a Manager and consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and The Monitor Group. Alisa holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BS from Boston University. She is a guest lecturer at Harvard and Cornell Universities. She is the Executive Coach for the "Runway" program at NYC Tech - an "accelerator" which focuses on supporting post-docs to commercialize their research and build companies. She is a coach for the prestigious Linkage Global Institute for Leadership Development and for the Center for Inclusive Security, Harvard University.
Alisa is regularly quoted in publications such as the New York Times, the Wall St. Journal, and various other regional and national business publications. She serves on the President’s Council of Cornell Women. She was selected as one of the Top 10 Coaches in Boston by Women’s Business, which called her “absolutely brilliant, laugh-out-loud hilarious and a superhero.” A dynamic speaker and skilled facilitator, she is known for her humor, energy, results-orientation and motivational style, along with a propensity to burst into song without warning.