Delivering Transformational Change
We empower individuals, teams, and organizations to transform professional outcomes through personal engagement.
Who you are has a direct impact on how you work. Each person is driven by a unique set of core values, beliefs, and motivations. If core truths are ignored or neglected in the workplace, employees become disengaged, frustrated, and unproductive. If core truths are revealed and celebrated, employees feel engaged, empowered, and eager to contribute.
The choice is simple. The question is, “How?”
- Self-aware and effective leadership
- Vision clarity and goal roadmaps
- Productive communications and relationships
- Employee engagement and impact
- Team alignment and collaboration
Success starts with self-awareness.
Organizations are as unique as the people they employ. That’s why EHK Consulting engagements typically begin with an organizational assessment to hear from people within the company in order to identify skills, gaps, gifts, and challenges.
With this baseline, we co-create a customized plan for one of our signature solutions or à la carte services featured below. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Email us about a custom engagement.
Chief Culture Officer
If you understand the importance of culture but don’t have a full-time “CCO”, this 3-6 month engagement allows us to serve as your virtual Chief Culture Officer. We will take a detailed assessment of current culture (e.g. strengths, challenges) and then co-create the next phase of your culture with the leadership team. Then, we’ll help create (or realign) your culture with strong vision/mission/values statements and develop and implement the strategy that gets you from point A to point B.
1:1 Executive Coaching
This 6-month engagement is all about getting clarity on what you want, the values you want to focus on to get there, and supporting you to achieve your unique goals. When we really show up, other people take notice. It gives our team members the confidence to do the same. It tells them that you care and are all in.
This coaching package helps you press pause, rethink not just what you’re doing, but how you’re doing it, how you’re spending your time (inside and outside of work), and helps you make the most of every minute. As EHK Founder Elizabeth likes to say, “Everyone needs a coach!”
Team Transformation Treks
These 6 to 18-month deep-dive journeys are the perfect option for intact teams to develop further and for its leaders to grow toward specific goals (e.g. scale, cultural transformation, transitioning from subject matter experts or service providers to trusted advisors).
Female First (Women’s Leadership Training)
Our powerful program for women leaders provides the space and support needed to address the unique challenges and opportunities related to what's most important to each individual female leader.
À la Carte Services
Smaller engagements. Same big impact.
Leadership offsite planning and facilitation
Vision, mission, and values creation or realignment
Team-building and alignment session, planning, and facilitation
360-degree feedback interviews and/or assessment
Speaking engagements (Topics include: Culture, Leadership, Communication)
Group coaching (Topics include: Building Trust & Having Impact, Crucial Conversations, Deep Listening & Asserting, Conflict, Executive Presence & Influence)
*We leverage a suite of tools including Leadership Circle Profile™, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®), CliftonStrengths assessment (formerly Clifton StrengthsFinder), as well as neuroscience of human development and brain-based coaching tools.
Honesty is the best policy, in life and in business.
Driven by the desire to help people communicate and connect in more genuine ways, Elizabeth Kurfess decided to start exactly the type of boutique consultancy she wished she could have hired at her previous firms. And so, EHK Consulting was born.
Elizabeth founded this company to help people embrace their authentic selves, at work and in life. Built on the belief that there’s no better way to transform an organization than to get its people truly engaged, excited, and enabled to do their best work, we put people first and everything else second.
We help organizations achieve transformational change by reversing untrue narratives, removing ego, bridging communication gaps, and using the power of individual truths to drive peak business performance.
EHK Consulting partners across multiple functions and industries for start-ups, middle market businesses, and large global companies. Best of all, we leverage intuitive tools that are "own-able" and repeatable by your group over the long run.
Elizabeth Kurfess embodies the characteristics today’s business teams and leaders need in a consultant. As an Executive Coach and Consultant, she combines her business acumen and passion for people to ignite transformational change through real communication for teams and individuals.
Prior to coaching and consulting, Elizabeth worked for GE in a variety of global leadership roles across marketing, product management, operations, and sales throughout many GE businesses, including Energy, Capital, Ventures, Appliances, and Corporate. She worked on many "firsts" for GE and led the Women’s Network in the Bay Area. Elizabeth brings an uplifting energy to everything she does and has been acknowledged with many GE awards including the Growth Value Award for "Inclusiveness," CMO award nominee, Corporate Initiative Award, and Management Award.
A proud “ENFJ,” Elizabeth loves using her StrengthsFinder strengths of empathy, positivity, woo, arranger, and influencer. And, in everything she does, she builds on her values of connection, gratitude, balance, authenticity, and joy.
What else should you know about Elizabeth?
She’s a people person.
A true extrovert, Elizabeth is at her best when interacting with her clients. They inspire her daily, and she returns the favor with energy, enthusiasm, warmth, and the courage to speak the truth.
She’s a true partner.
Elizabeth is on your team. Her commitment to partnership and dedication to your success are unparalleled. Everything she does is co-created with you.
She’s all in.
She’s making the most of every moment. Elizabeth is an enthusiastic family member and friend, passionate hiker, swimmer in the Bay, traveler, wannabe yogi, philanthropist, and San Franciscan.
Certifications & Tools
- BA, DePauw University
- MBA, Thunderbird, School of Global Management
- Experienced Commercial Leadership Program (ECLP), GE’s competitive 2-year post business school rotational program
- 2 US Patents (GE)
- ACC (Associate Certified Coach) designation, International Coach Federation (ICF)
- CPCC (Certified Professional Co-Active Coach) designation, Coaches Training Institute (CTI)
- Certified Leadership Circle Profile™ practitioner
- Certified MBTI® practitioner
- Neuroscience of human development and brain-based coaching tools
- CliftonStrengths assessment (formerly Clifton StrengthsFinder)
Mallory Harte Underwood, spent the last 12 years building a diverse skill set in the nonprofit sector, working for both regional and national education and health-based nonprofits, before turning her focus to supporting entrepreneurs who were out there living their dream.
Her career is backed by a public relations major and a journalism minor from Central Michigan University.
Mallory serves as the business manager which means she keeps things running behind the scenes and makes sure scheduling is a user-friendly experience.
In her personal life, Mallory and her husband have made collecting experiences a hobby and have done so partly with international travel. They met in Western Australia, have lived in four states together, have traveled to 13 countries together, and currently reside in Phoenix, AZ with their two children. Besides travel being a passion, Mallory is a certified yoga instructor, a wellness retreat leader, and an avid read-for-fun enthusiast.
“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen." -Brené Brown
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