Lori H.

Managing Partner at Harris Whitesell Consulting LLC

Human Resources

Education: BA Organizational Development and Business Management - MBA Organizational Development and Business Management
Wilmington, NC, USA


Co-Founder, Managing Partner | Human Resources Talent Management Executive providing world-class services in Organizational & Culture Effectiveness| Talent Management | Talent Optimization | Assessment and Evaluation | Executive, Leadership, and Team Development and Coaching | Team Performance | Performance Management| People Data Expert | Employee Engagement | Training | Workshops | Webinars | Podcast Host | Speaker | Keynote | Author | Thought Leader | Authorized Partner | Accredited and Certified Coach, Trainer, and Facilitator

My unique promise of value: I help successful and committed people and organizations become more successful, maximize their leadership impact, and develop organizational health and vitality.


Showing up fully committed to helping successful people, teams, and organizations create value, growth, and opportunity - MAXIMIZING EXCELLENCE through shared experience!

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Best Story

The goal is always effectiveness. :)

Origin Story

The journey is still the adventure - so, the story is still being produced. The origin of doing the work that I am intended to do and where I am today began with athletics and being selected as Team Captain. Fast-forward. ..having natural tendency and ability to be and become more committed, responsible, and create impeccable agreements, while being able to positively influence and motivate others, streamline and align talent to strategy while collectively collaborating to achieve expected results and maintain/sustain the mission, vision, and values is deeply engrained in my soul. My core values, vision, competencies, skills, career experience, the people and organizations, many successful projects and lessons learned, are the foundation upon which I co-founded Harris Whitesell Consulting and RYW Ventures, and afforded me the stories (what I call the fuel) to Maximize Excellence!

Example talks

Local and Global Leadership: Navigating the Intersection of Cultures, Contexts, and Challenges

In an interconnected and rapidly evolving world, the role of leaders extends beyond local boundaries to encompass global contexts, presenting unique opportunities and complexities. This presentation explores the dynamic landscape of local and global leadership, offering insights, strategies, and best practices to navigate diverse cultural landscapes and lead with impact.

Through a blend of theoretical frameworks, practical examples, and interactive discussions, this session delves into the core competencies and characteristics of effective local and global leaders. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the cultural nuances, communication styles, and leadership approaches that are essential for success in diverse cultural contexts.

Moreover, this presentation examines the challenges and opportunities associated with leading in a globalized economy, including navigating cultural differences, managing virtual teams, and driving collaboration across geographical boundaries. Attendees will learn strategies for building inclusive and high-performing teams that transcend cultural barriers and leverage diversity as a source of strength.

Furthermore, the session explores the importance of cultural intelligence (CQ) in effective leadership, highlighting the ability to adapt and thrive in diverse cultural settings. Practical tools and techniques will be shared to help leaders enhance their CQ and leverage cultural differences as a catalyst for innovation and growth.

Additionally, this presentation addresses the critical role of ethical leadership in a global context, emphasizing the importance of integrity, accountability, and social responsibility. Attendees will explore ethical dilemmas commonly faced by global leaders and learn strategies for making principled decisions that uphold organizational values and foster trust.

In essence, this presentation equips leaders at all levels with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in an increasingly interconnected world. Attendees will leave inspired and empowered to lead with authenticity, empathy, and cultural agility, driving positive change and sustainable success in both local and global contexts.

Unlocking Organizational and Cultural Effectiveness: Strategies for Sustainable Success

Achieving organizational and cultural effectiveness is paramount for organizations striving to thrive in today's competitive and dynamic landscape. This presentation offers a deep dive into the principles, processes, and best practices that underpin organizational and cultural effectiveness, providing attendees with actionable insights to drive lasting positive change.

Through a blend of research-backed methodologies and real-world case studies, this session explores the multifaceted nature of organizational and cultural effectiveness. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of how organizational structures, systems, and processes can be optimized to enhance performance, agility, and resilience.

Moreover, this presentation delves into the critical role of local and global leadership in shaping organizational culture and fostering alignment with strategic objectives. Attendees will learn strategies for cultivating a culture of trust, development, collaboration, and innovation, driving employee engagement and performance, and organizational success.

Furthermore, the session will examine the impact of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives on organizational effectiveness, highlighting the importance of creating an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive and contribute their unique perspectives and talents.

Attendees will also explore the role of change management in driving organizational transformation and navigating disruptions effectively. Practical frameworks and tools will be shared to help attendees lead change initiatives with clarity, empathy, and resilience.

In essence, this presentation equips leaders, HR professionals, and organizational development practitioners with the knowledge and strategies needed to unlock the full potential of their organizations. Attendees will leave inspired and empowered to drive meaningful change, enhance organizational performance, and cultivate a culture of excellence and innovation.

Navigating the Evolving Landscape of Talent Management: Strategies for Success

In today's rapidly changing business environment, organizations face unprecedented challenges in attracting, developing, and retaining top talent. Effective talent management has become a critical imperative for organizational success, requiring a strategic and proactive approach to address evolving workforce dynamics. This presentation delves into the intricacies of talent management, offering insights, strategies, and best practices to navigate this complex terrain.

Drawing upon the latest research and industry trends, this session explores the multifaceted dimensions of talent management, encompassing recruitment, selection, onboarding, development, and retention. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the key components of a robust talent management framework and how to tailor strategies to their organization's unique needs and objectives.

Moreover, this presentation delves into the role of technology and data analytics in enhancing talent management processes, enabling organizations to make informed decisions and drive continuous improvement. Participants will learn about cutting-edge tools and methodologies to optimize talent acquisition, performance management, and succession planning.

Furthermore, the session will address the critical importance of fostering a culture of talent development and engagement, empowering employees to realize their full potential and contribute effectively to organizational goals. Practical insights and case studies will illustrate successful talent management initiatives and highlight actionable steps for implementation.

In essence, this presentation equips leaders, HR professionals, and talent management practitioners with the knowledge and strategies needed to effectively navigate the complexities of talent management in today's dynamic business landscape. Attendees will leave empowered to elevate their organization's talent management practices and drive sustainable growth and success.