Dr Lisa Lahey

Principal & Co-Founder
  • Co-author, An Everyone Culture; Immunity to Change; How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work; Change Leadership, and other foundational works on adult development
  • Harvard Lecturer on Adult Development
  • Co-creator of the Immunity to Change® process
  • Director, Change Leadership Group, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Authority on Leadership within US Public School System, Healthcare and Nonprofits
  • Master’s and Doctorate in Education, Harvard University

For more than 30 years, Dr. Lisa Laskow Lahey has specialized in identifying personal and organizational impediments to change. She has personally helped thousands of individuals and groups to unpack and understand these insights, and to ultimately break free of unproductive habits in order to achieve personal and professional goals.

A world-renowned author on adult education and development, Lahey co-authored An Everyone Culture with TDE’s Fleming, Kegan & Miller. Her successful research partnership with Kegan also has produced foundational books on adult development and earned her global praise, including for Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization and How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work, among others. She also is the co-author of Change Leadership: A Practical Guide for Transforming Our Schools.

Lahey is a faculty member and lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. For her seminal research, creation of developmental diagnostics and models, and prolific writing on the topic of adult development, Lahey has earned numerous awards, particularly Boston University’s Gislason Prize for contributions to organizational leadership.

Lahey is an inspirational speaker, whose passion for adult education, women’s development, diversity and inclusion, and care for the aged have earned her special attention from the healthcare, nonprofit and education sectors. She is the former associate director of Harvard’s Change Leadership Group, a national project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop greater internal capacity for leading organizational improvements in US public school districts.

Lahey is the co-founder and owner of Minds at Work, TDE’s sister organization, which focuses on coaching and teaching the Immunity to Change® Model to individuals, organizations and management consultants.

For The Developmental Edge: Lahey delivers powerful keynote speeches and inspirational workshops that help clients develop themselves and their teams.

Industry Highlights: Lahey is highly experienced with the Nonprofit, Healthcare, and Education sectors. A skilled management consultant, she also has worked across a number of industries on Executive Coaching, Culture Change and Career Development.