Lahaja serves as Organizational Culture Lead and Senior Human Capital Advisor for Management Concepts. In this role, she is responsible for the design and implementation of methodologies to improve organizational performance.
Lahaja is a Prosci™ Certified Change Management Practitioner and ACC designated Leadership Coach with over 18 years of experience providing culture assessments to strengthen business performance and build organizational capability; strategy alignment; leadership program design, assessment, and facilitation; talent and comprehensive change initiatives; and succession planning.
Prior to joining Management Concepts, Lahaja worked as a Senior Project Manager leading the development, programming, and execution of in-person, digital, and blended leadership training, products, and services – driving revenue and managing an annual programmatic budget of $500K to $1M in expenses.
In addition to her advocacy experience, she worked as a Senior Organizational Development Consultant at an award-winning media company spearheading the implementation of an organization-wide process that drives and translates strategy into an executable plan. In this role she led the design and development of two multi-year strategic leadership programs to improve performance and operational effectiveness.
Throughout her career, Lahaja has created and implemented competency-based leadership programs that focus on personal assessment and experiential learning with real-world applications; and assisting companies in strengthening their talent capacity in media, technology, non-profit, and transportation industries to decrease attrition rates and increased organizational alignment. She provides coaching and team building for executives, managers, and teams to strengthen leadership behaviors and increase understanding of interpersonal and team dynamics.
Lahaja holds a BA from Howard University and a graduate degree from the University of Michigan.