We believe leadership is a mindset…a way of doing and a way of being. It happens at every level of an organization. Leadership shows up when you are curious about others and inquiring with artful questions, when you listen to learn, when you bring smart and capable talent onto your team and challenge them to achieve more than they thought possible for themselves, when you support others, when you contribute your intelligence at just the right time and in the right amount...it's all of these and more.

Meet Lori Emerick

Lori Emerick, MBA, is Founder and Principal of Aspen Group Consulting, a leadership and organization consultancy. She is also a Master Practitioner for The Wiseman Group, lending her expert facilitation and coaching to organizations committed to building multiplier practices to drive business results. She brings over 20 years of experience as a catalyst in leadership and board development, diversity & inclusion, and organizational development. Her experience inside Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations, including Nike, Intel, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, and serving on Non-Profit Boards, provides a unique portfolio of expertise that she offers to partners and clients.

She is passionate about building leaders and leadership teams that are inclusive, challenge the status quo, and tap the genius of others to achieve innovation and business results.  

Lori is known as a truth-teller and delivers insight and solutions that probe deeply beyond the surface.  Her approach includes artful questioning and candid commentary, resulting in transformational gains for leaders and their teams. She  is sought out for her collaborative, creative, and inclusive nature in her partnership approach with clients.

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Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. - John F. Kennedy
Don’t assume that your role as a leader is to have all of the answers.
- Liz Wiseman
Leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.
- John Buchan

Why Aspen Group: A Bit About Aspen Trees


Aspens don’t survive in solitude. A lone seedling is the source of it’s origin, but you won’t find an aspen standing in a field, solitary and alone. The tree is always part of a larger organism, interconnecting all the trees in the grove underground, beyond view. Connected through a vast root system, when one aspen tree dies, the remainder of the colony survives and another will grow from the supporting system below ground to replace it. The entire colony cycles together – sounding a single harmonious note into the autumn symphony of change.

Aspen groves provide a symbolism for the whole of humanity. Up close, we each seem to be isolated and individual. But, when examined more closely ~ at the level of origin, we don’t exist in solitude. We are apparently single outward expressions of a larger, interconnected being. This is the source of our nourishment, supporting our cycle of birth and death. While heart-shaped aspen leaves flutter in the breeze, our similar emotional tremors, as emotional beings, flutter in the breezes of life’s changes and alterations. Aspen groves remind us that our separateness is an illusion and that the truth of union lies just beneath the surface.

We are all interconnected, interdependent, and cycling with the seasons in harmonious rhythm. 

(Source: soulbridging.com)

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Lori is a gifted communicator and facilitator. She strives to understand organizations and build off of their strengths while focusing the leadership team on strategies that drive solutions.

Anne B., COO
Digital Technology Company

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