Organizational Change Strategies And Tactics Delivered

  • Assessing key stakeholder impacts, then building and executing plans to support their engagement
  • Developing communications strategies for executives, teams, companies and their clients
  • Coaching executives, with emphasis on leading change, building executive presence, personal branding, and developing leaders during transitions
  • Building and implementing organizational, team and individual learning strategies
  • Leading, measuring and improving medium to large scale programs
  • Supporting the development of high performance teams
  • Leading and facilitating multi-, full- and half-day workshops on topics such as leading change, personal branding, and executive presence
  • Speaking at conferences, industry forums and company meetings

About Sandra M. Schwan

Sandy is the managing partner of Evolving Strategies LLC, a boutique consulting firm equipping results-driven leaders and teams to lead change well with their companies and clients. Clients include Accenture, United Airlines, Thomson Reuters, Northern Trust Corporation, Spencer Stuart, IDEX Corporation, the United States federal government, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Pariveda Solutions, Ford Motor Company, W by Worth, Texas Instruments, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, CNN, Motorola, David Sutherland, Ashland Inc., BOK Financial, and Zebra Technologies.

Prior to founding Evolving Strategies in 1999, Sandy worked with senior executives at Fortune 200 companies in shaping their business and people strategies and in leading key change initiatives. Previous employers include Corporate Executive Board, Lante Corporation, Kensington International, and Accenture, where she was awarded mentor of the year.

Sandy coaches and assists leaders and teams in:

  • Developing and leading through the changes associated with strategic business initiatives
  • Engaging and communicating with key stakeholders
  • Developing high performing leaders and teams
  • Leading and facilitating strategic workshops

She is a sought after speaker on the topic of leading change.

Sandy’s professional award highlights include: Outstanding Quality Service Award from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina; Director’s Innovator Award at Northwestern University’s (NU) School of Education and Social Policy; and Peer Recognition Award at NU’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

She served as adjunct faculty in NU’s School of Education and Social Policy, where she co-created and taught the updated curriculum for the Executing Strategic Change course in the Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change program. She earned a Master of Science degree in this program.

She also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas, where she served as captain of the Division I women’s tennis team. She received her Prosci change management certification from Colorado State University.