Practice Leader, Human Capital SolutionsCompany: LMH Strategies, Inc.
Role: Session Presenter Session: Embodied Leadership: A Multidisciplinary Whole Person Approach to Workplace Connectivity (S5-H)
New Dawn, New Direction is Lois Cooper’s first book, published in January 2016, which focuses on strategies that can be used to effectively overcome significant life challenges. She is an Associate Certified Coach who provides career coaching and delivers training solutions to organizations such as Lee Hecht Harrison. Lois has also been a featured speaker for The Forum on Workplace Inclusion, the National Urban League, the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), The Conference Board, Disability Matters U.S. and EU, and other thought leadership summits.
In another aspect of Lois’ portfolio career, she is also practice leader, Human Capital Solutions at LMH Strategies, Inc., which provides diversity consulting and talent development initiatives. Lois has 25-plus years of human resources experience in organizations across a variety of industries including 16 years at Adecco Group North America, the world’s largest temporary staffing firm and the parent company of Lee Hecht Harrison. In her career, Lois has developed expertise in a number of areas, including employee relations, change management, conflict resolution, performance management, organizational design and development, supplier and workforce diversity, and corporate social responsibility.
Last April, Lois was awarded the Diversity in Business Award from the Long Island Business News for outstanding leadership in diversity and inclusion. In 2016, she was named a Woman of Influence by the Urban League of Long Island. In 2015, Lois was recognized for her Remarkable Dedication and Commitment to Farmingdale State College’s STEM Diversity Program. In 2014, she was named as a Top Executive by Uptown Professional magazine, a Top Influential Female in Corporate America by Savoy magazine, and a Top Diverse Leader in STEM by STEMconnector.
Lois was credentialed as an Associate Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation (ICF) in 2016. She is also certified in Motif Notation, The Method for Recording Movement Concepts, and in Conflict Resolution and Violence Prevention Using Movement. She is board chair of the Urban League of Long Island, co-chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Council for SHRM Long Island, leader of the Culture Club for Moxxie Network, and co-program chair for ICF-Long Island. Lois received her MBA from Baruch College in New York City and her BA from American University in Washington, D.C.