Under the direction of a Principal Consultant, NLC Strategies is a coalition of individuals with varied expertise to provide the insight, tools, and objective perspective needed to achieve your strategic goals. This includes expertise in:
Work-Life Effectiveness Assessments
Work-Life Strategy Development
Non-Linear Career Management
Training for the Management of Flexible Work
Workplace Flexibility Policy and Implementation
Applications for "Best-Companies" Awards
Betsy is passionate about harnessing the current work-life cultural shift to achieve the dual objectives of:
She is an analytical, dynamic, and creative professional with a passion for the field of workplace flexibility. Her insight is valuable to businesses seeking to meet their demands for a qualified, diverse workforce within a changing demographic environment.
She is a process-oriented change agent with knowledge of and experience in work-life balance and non-linear careers. Her research and consulting have provided specific direction for corporate talent management. Recent clients include ExxonMobil, Booz & Co. and Cricket Communications. She also developed career programs for clients including Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.
Her expertise in marketing research and strategic planning bring valuable components to the implementation of flexible work and career strategies. Piloting new arrangements requires this investigative, iterative, measurable approach. A key to effective cultural change and work re-design includes objective data collection and analysis of both work-life integration issues and workplace practices.
Non-Linear Career Management and Consulting, Workplace Flexibility, Survey and Qualitative Research
Betsy is currently on the Advisory Board for the Texas Diversity Council, a Founding Board Member for the Houston Professional Chapter of NAWMBA, and a member of the Houston WorkLife Roundtable. Her recent speaking engagements include:
At these events, she shared her insights and experiences to assist both individuals navigating careers and organizations eager to retain women.
With a Master of Marketing Research degree, she began her career with Colgate-Palmolive in New York, followed by positions in beverage consulting and healthcare marketing/strategic planning in New Orleans. Evaluating limited options after the birth of her first child stimulated her interest in the area of work-life flexibility. The next 13 years brought three more children and moves to Houston, London, Dallas, and back to Houston. She created non-linear marketing research roles in each location to “test market” her ideas on flexible careers. In 2007, she attended the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth for its Back in Business program, a pioneering program designed to update and refresh the management skills of business professionals re-entering the workforce. This experience launched her career in the direction of workplace flexibility.
Betsy was integrally involved in the development and expansion of YourOnRamp, an online resource for women in career transition with international reach.
Her background has honed her talent as an effective and experienced architect of unbiased research and strategic planning. For many of these projects she designed successful, self-sustaining programs to meet specific business objectives.