We Engage Teams, Embolden Leaders, and Strengthen Organizations.
Who We Are
Hilgart is an organizational development and leadership strategy firm that believes engaged, inspired employees build great companies – and successful teams are built by leaders that inspire.
At Hilgart, we listen to, measure, and evaluate companies and their cultures.
We partner with leaders to define their vision and map out their future success. We work with teams to add inspiration and purpose for every individual, every day – and when we do these things, we build stronger companies.
Adding inspiration & purpose
It used to be that a job was a career. Today, a career is a series of roles, twists, turns, and pivots. The workplace, workforce, and work journey have changed. Are you and your teams ready for the Future of Work?
Lead. Learn. Shift. Your employees’ and organization’s future success depends on it.
Drawing on years of experience working with dynamic organizations around the world, our team of accredited organizational development professionals will craft a customized plan of services to meet each client’s unique needs.
Dr. Erin Hilgart, Principal
Leadership, Learning & Change
New York City
As an expert change consultant, certified executive coach, and thought-provoking facilitator with twenty years of experience in over twenty countries, Erin brings a holistic approach to helping great leaders build great companies. From working with leaders to envision the future of their organizations, to coaching them to have the skills needed to embark on that visionary path, to assessing the reality of an organization’s current culture and developing the training and policies that will better engage employees, Erin considers the full scope of a company and its people. She and her team forge true partnerships with clients and develop leaders to be the drivers of change, rather than doing the change for them.
Erin holds a BA from Alverno, an MA in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, and a doctorate in Adult Learning and Leadership, also from Columbia University.
Jo Hart, Consultant
TALENT DEVELOPMENT & OPTIMIZATION
With vast experience managing projects small and large, across global platforms, Jo knows how to help companies get to success efficiently and effectively. By focusing on processes that really work, Jo is a true optimization expert. Jo has deep expertise in aligning performance and recognition processes to company priorities, and is known for getting the best outcomes for both individuals and the organization, though her knowledge goes far beyond HR. Jo has supported businesses through periods of major change and has helped with the transfer of knowledge to new locations and structures. After spending years in the corporate world, especially with financial institutions, Jo has the relevant experience to understand how to design and bring to life scalable, holistic, and strategically-aligned corporate projects.
Rob Solomon, Consultant
New York City
Drawing on over fifteen years of experience as a media and public relations expert and corporate marketing strategist, Rob takes a uniquely external-in approach to strategy and writing. Rob deeply understands the connection between a company’s external, brand view and its internal culture and ensures alignment between the two. Whether writing HR policies, crisis and contingency communications plans, program launches, website copy, newsletters or Learning & Development training materials, Rob considers both the individual and the company, and how words can best connect to both.
Rob holds a BA in English from State University of New York at Albany.
Denise Prentice, Consultant
Organizational Development & Facilitation
With a truly unique professional journey from a career as an attorney to operating in finance and retail, Denise approaches every project and conversation with a wealth of experience and inspiring insights. Her captivating story enables her to deeply connect with leaders and employees in an authentic way, and to deliver a broad perspective on organizational strategy. Her ability to engage employees is evidenced by her frequent role as a mentor, whether to a corporate staff member who needs motivation, a creative practitioner who needs business acumen, or an executive who needs polish. Denise’s work includes designing performance systems, codifying company policies, and delivering training, as well as contributing to business publications with articles that showcase success stories of leaders and their businesses.
Denise holds an LLb (Hons) in English and European Laws from University of Essex.
Thomas Topham, Trainer
Training & Instructional Design
Middle East Region
Living all over the world as a workshop facilitator and trainer, Thomas has the rare ability to relate to all types of people across levels and industries of business. Thomas offers a welcome change from the static style of many trainers. This ability to immediately build credibility with audiences and then engage them supports him whether delivering global or company-focused information. Especially expert in helping people adapt, manage, and excel in various environments, Thomas applies his past work across many cultures and countries. In addition, his engaging train-the-trainer programs equip internal trainers to conduct training in-house. Across different audiences and geographies, Thomas designs and implements training programs that are meaningful, memorable, and effective in reaching individual and company goals.
Thomas holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of British Columbia.
Lasting results & relationships
Hilgart works with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies across a range of industries, including consumer products, financial services, insurance, marketing and not-for-profit organizations.
Sample Client List Available Upon Request.
The Hilgart Journal
Get to know us better as we share insights, anecdotes, and success stories. Hilgart Journal features our candid thoughts and polished best practices pulled from years of work across industries and project types.
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