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Gretchen Asher

Change Enablement Consultant at The Essential CEO

Seattle, United States

CHANGE MANAGEMENT & CULTURE CONSULTANT

Driven and experienced consultant who partners with clients in organizational Change Management and Culture initiatives. Proven track record leading clients to move their most valuable resources; their people through large scale, global change initiatives. Experienced across multiple industries ranging from health care, high-tech to gas & electric utilities, sports apparel, banking and manufacturing. Excels in both strategy development and execution of change management interventions.

Available For: Consulting, Speaking
Travels From: Can speak globally and on virtual platforms
Speaking Topics: Change Management, Creating a Change Enabled Organization, Leading for Change, Corporate Culture, Employee Engagement

Speaking Fee $5,000

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Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider
Email: gretchen@theessentialceo.com
Phone: 2062573822
Business Unit: Consulting
Theatre: Global
Media Experience: 28 years

Areas of Expertise

Agile
Business Strategy
Change Management 38.35
COVID19 50.11
Culture 33.56
Customer Experience
ERP
Future of Work 34.56
HR 33.36
Leadership 32.83
Management 30.40
Mergers and Acquisitions
Retail

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
Consumer Products
Financial Services & Banking
Healthcare
High Tech & Electronics
Insurance
Oil & Gas
Telecommunications
Utilities

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Publications

1 Founder
The Essential CEO
The EssentialCEO
January 01, 2019
You've got Change Management Superheroes in your organization just waiting to be unleashed! I'm here to help companies, and organizations within companies to develop their own Change Superheroes in-house.

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Tags: Leadership, Culture, HR, Change Management

10 Speaking Engagements
Ep 7. Back to the Office Strategies.
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May 10, 2020

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Change Management

Ep 6. Obstacles to Working From Home
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May 09, 2020

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Change Management

Ep 5 How WFH Impacts Employee Loyalty & Retention
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May 09, 2020

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Change Management

Ep . 4c What a Remote Work Strategy Does for the Environment: It's Good to Care for Mother Nature
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May 07, 2020

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Change Management

Ep 4b Saving the Big Bucks: What Corporate 1000 Companies Report in Specific Cost Savings of WFH
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May 07, 2020

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Change Management

Ep. 4a The Dollars & Sense of Remote Working Strategies
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May 07, 2020

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Change Management

Ep. 3c The Results Corporate Execs Tell Us They Enjoy Because of Their WFH Strategies
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May 07, 2020

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Change Management

K.T.B.R. in the Days of COVID19: Ep 8 - How to Avoid Burnout While Working Remotely.
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April 11, 2020

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Change Management

K.T.B.R. in the Days of COVID19: Ep 7 - Ten Fun Ways to Start Your Virtual Meetings.
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April 11, 2020

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Change Management

K.T.B.R.in the Days of COVID19: Ep 6 - Seven Tips for Managers of Remote Workers.
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April 01, 2020

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Change Management

10 Videos
Anticipating the Workplace New Normal Post COVID-19
The Essential CEO
May 14, 2020
This information is for corporate executives and HR Executives.

COVID-19 is reshaping the corporate workplace and culture. The outbreak is radically changing how many U.S. companies operate.

The new research tells us that we aren't going back to the way things were before the pandemic. In this video series, we'll take a look at what the new normal will look like.

Do you have a solid plan for your company's new normal? Join us in this video series to learn what other companies are doing and what you can do as well.

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Tags: Leadership, Change Management, COVID19

Anticipating the Workplace New Normal Post COVID-19
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May 08, 2020
COVID-19 is reshaping the corporate workplace and culture. The outbreak is radically changing how many U.S. companies operate.

The new research tells us that we aren't going back to the way things were before the pandemic. In this video series, we'll take a look at what the new normal will look like.

Do you have a solid plan for your company's new normal? Join us in this video series to learn what other companies are doing and what you can do as well.

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Tags: HR, Future of Work, COVID19

How to Keep The Business running During Stay-at-Home Orders
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May 08, 2020
We suddenly found ourselves working remotely for the last many weeks. We didn't have much time to prepare for the Stay-at-Home orders around the world.

Here are 8 short videos to help leaders and project managers keep their teams and projects on track while working remotely.

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, COVID19

Ep. 3b Here's How You Can Reduce Unscheduled Absences
YouTube
May 07, 2020
The question for corporations now is could COVID-19 usher in a new ear of what the workplace will look like post-pandemic?

The answer is YES! The research tells us we aren't going to go back to the way things were before. In this series, we take the data from the top workplace research firms to help leaders understand what the New Normal may look like and how to prepare for it post-pandemic.

In this episode, we'll look at what the data tells us about how remote working lowers unscheduled absences...by a lot!

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Tags: Leadership, Culture, Change Management, COVID19

Ep. 3a Remote Workers and Productivity: It's Better than You Think
YouTube
May 07, 2020
The question for corporations now is could COVID-19 usher in a new ear of what the workplace will look like post-pandemic?

The answer is YES! The research tells us we aren't going to go back to the way things were before. In this series, we take the data from the top workplace research firms to help leaders understand what the New Normal may look like and how to prepare for it post-pandemic.

In this episode, we'll look at what employers and employees say about work productivity for remote workers and on-site workers.

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Tags: Leadership, Culture, Change Management, COVID19

Ep. 2b How Managers Can Measure the Performance of Remote Workers
YouTube
May 07, 2020
With so much uncertainty going on in workplaces across the country, I put together a helpful series on creative ways companies can get a handle on what's to come post-pandemic. In this episode, we'll look at WHY implementing a work from home strategy post-COVID-19 may be a non-negotiable for organizations:

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Tags: Leadership, Culture, Change Management, COVID19

Ep 2a The WHY of Incorporating a Work From Home Strategy Post COVID-19
YouTube
May 07, 2020
With so much uncertainty going on in workplaces across the country, I put together a helpful series on creative ways companies can get a handle on what's to come post-pandemic. In this episode, we'll look at WHY implementing a work from home strategy post-COVID-19 may be a non-negotiable for organizations..

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Tags: HR, Future of Work, Change Management, COVID19

Ep 1 Anticipating the Workplace New Normal Post COVID-19: What the Research Tells Us
YouTube
May 07, 2020
With many states reopening and so many professionals being uncertain about what the post-pandemic future holds for their company, I decided to compile the tons of research I found from credible research firms like Gartner, Gallup, Owl Labs, and Global Workplace Analytics, to make a series of videos on what to expect for our "new normal". I thought it'd be nice to share Ep. 1 with my network...

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Tags: HR, Future of Work, Change Management, COVID19

Keeping The Business Running (KTBR) in the Days of COVID19
The Essential CEO
April 06, 2020
For Corporate Leaders

We suddenly found ourselves working remotely for the last many weeks. We didn't have much time to prepare for the Stay-at-Home orders around the world. Here are 8 short videos to help leaders and project managers keep their teams and projects on track while working remotely.

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Tags: Change Management, COVID19, Leadership

The Consulting Dilemma
YouTube
January 03, 2020
Change Management Consulting is broken and it's time we change CHANGE.

I continually see organizations spending too much of their budgeted project dollars on consulting fees. It's time to get off the consultant merry-go-round. It's easy and affordable to develop internal capability.

I'm changing Change Management consulting to accomplish this.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Change Management

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1 Business
Change Enablement Expert

Location: Virtual    Date Required: June 03rd, 2020    Payment: TBD

Submission Date: June 03rd, 2020    Service Type: Service Needed

I’ve been a senior Change Management consultant for nearly 3 decades, working at the highest levels with Fortune 500 companies. These are some of the largest global companies, covering a broad spectrum of industries with all types of change initiatives.

My clients include Nike, Intel, MacAfee Security, Chevron, hp, General Motors, Universal Studios, Kaiser Permanente, Stanford Health Services, Camino Medical Group, Nestle, Dreyers Grand Ice Cream, United Airlines, to name just a few.

My Change Management specialties include:
- Large ERP & all technology implementations
- Mergers & acquisitions
- Global and local reorganizations
- Operations improvements
- Culture change

I’ve seen it all. As a former senior consultant for one of the Big Firms (PwC), I've led the Change Management strategy & execution activities to get your company/organization across the finish line, only to then move on out of your organization/company as soon as go-live is complete or to a new project within your company. And yes, any consulting firm’s dream is to move from project to project within the same client. Ka-ching!

And they want to staff as many consultants as possible for as many hours as possible. I don't work this way.

I’ve seen this time and time again as change consultants are utilized repeatedly; the organization doesn’t think about the dependency that is created by NOT developing in-house Change Management capability.

I feel it's a tragedy, really.?

On every global project, I direct and guide people to develop the strategies that work for their organizations and to execute the Change Management activities in other countries; Europe, Israel, India, Asia, South America, Canada, etc., all from the U.S.

For U.S.-based client work, I also guide change management teams in companies with locations across many states in this very same manner. Happily, it just requires less time zone calculation.

I’ve spent years guiding and directing client's “in-the-trenches” employees to execute the Change Management activities from across the world via video conferencing. The end results are growing a client's internal Change Management capability within their own workforce.

I'm here to help companies and organizations within companies to develop their own Change Superheroes in-house. Let's get to it!

Why I want to change Change...

It's long overdue that organizations become change-enabled. I want to help as many as possible build strong in-house capabilities to move up the Change Management maturity model; from at the lowest level employing change management to ad hoc projects all the way incorporating Change Management tools as "the way we do business."

It's been proven for decades that when Change Management is done effectively, the result is faster speed of adoption, a greater level of proficiency, and higher utilization rates. This triumvirate drives higher ROI for organizations.

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