Jason Lorber, President
I’ll always remember that night I opened for Joan Rivers. I had a vision of how the evening would go. Where I would stand, what I would say, adding some new jokes, and hopefully (please!) the audience would laugh.
Long story short (and I’ll be happy to tell you more about it), it was a smash hit. The audience laughed at Every. Single. Joke. (Even the one I flubbed — I actually repeated a joke, and then asked the audience if I had already told that joke, to which they screamed “YES,” and then they laughed again.)
After the performance, someone came up to me and said, “Hey, nice job Jason. I laughed so hard,” and then wait for it…”did you just wing it?”
Did I just WING IT?! Well, that was what I was going for. It takes a lot of work to make it look natural. And professional.
But that’s what nonprofit and business executives deal with everyday. They plan. They plot. They envision success. And then, well…I wouldn’t say they wing it, but they respond to what life and work comes their way. And I’m there to help them.
My vision is that all employees are fully engaged in change. And I work with leaders to empower their employees through strategic planning, teambuilding, communications, executive coaching and when it’s needed, and mediation.
I bring to the table my MBA from Stanford, my four terms serving in the Vermont State Legislature, decades of working with global, national, statewide, and local organizations, and yes, acting, improvisation, and stand-up comedy.
I draw on the wisdom and expertise of John Kotter, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Simon Sinek, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Brene Brown, Susan Cain, John Doerr, Kim Scott, Malcolm Gladwell, Steven D. Levitt, Chip and Dan Heath, insights from real-life situations, numerous case studies, as well as from so many teachers, advisors, and coaches in strategy, coaching, mediation, communication, leadership, and organizational behavior.
I set high standards for my work. I love helping people and organizations create change that has a lasting impact. And I can’t seem to help adding a bit of fun to the mix.