Innovation & Creation: Your Jumpstart to a New Year & a New Vision (Part I)

Hal Adler and Lisa Buckley

Hal Adler

Before joining ?What If! New York, Hal was President of Great Place to Work® Institute, the global management research and consulting firm that creates the gold standard for recognizing great workplaces; the "FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For". Prior to assuming the position of President at the Great Place to Work® Institute in 2006, Hal held various leadership roles on the Institute's consulting team, heading up employee focused workplace transformation projects for large and small companies across a wide range of industries. He was also the founder of Training Arts Institute, as well as the VP of Talent Solutions for the Center for Talent Retention.

Hal brings a wide, diverse perspective to his life and client work. Professional opera singer, orchestral and choral conductor, chef and San Francisco restaurant owner are just a few titles that Hal has held during his pre-consulting days. All the while, his favorite title has been dad (or dude, depending on who he's hanging with). Hal lives right outside of San Francisco with his wife and 2 young children.

Lisa Buckley

This hurricane of talent has a background in marketing & advertising with projects spanning a number of areas: from helping a global CPG company reinvent the baby food aisle at supermarkets to sniffing out commercial potential for NASA technologies. She has a bachelor of science degree in Psychology as well as her MBA.

Before joining ?What If!, Lisa was an Account Supervisor at Saatchi & Saatchi overseeing accounts for American Express and Hanes. She's also spent some time working with Wal-Mart customer teams from P&G, Novartis, Smuckers, Crayola, and others.

Today, Lisa is overjoyed to have fused her fascination with human behavior, her artistic inclination and her branding experience into one, exhilarating package at ?What If!. She is a senior member of the Capabilities team, where her ingenuity is best put to use helping clients become even more brilliant than they ever thought possible.