Dr. Cathy Chargualaf CSC, DCH, Ph.D. 

Life Esteem

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Change Consulting - Project Management Professional, Organization Transformation, Change Management, and Emergency Management/Business Resilience

To succeed in today’s marketplace, companies need to manage change more precisely in order to realize the full value of their transformation efforts. Life Esteem's Change Consulting focuses on multiple types of programs—including major transformations, specific change journeys and building Resilience in our organization.

Consulting Services:

Project Management Professional manages, guides and mentors Project Development in establishing appropriate strategies and implementing means and methods to manage all elements of risk in project development and/or execution., including but not limited to: validating project need and viability; verifying project scope is best for project objectives, supporting regulatory orders and standards, holding contractors accountable for executing their assigned scope of work to the performance standards set out in contracts; managing risks, scope and contract changes due to external events, actions of third parties or other emerging issues.

  • Project Management Plans (Scope, Schedule, Budget)
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Tracking and Reporting Status and Progress
  • Change & Readiness Plans

Organization Transformation provides holistic and integrated solutions that can help your business drive positive outcomes by supporting, planning and managing enterprise-wide organization change programs.

  • Organizational Change Strategy & Plans
  • Training Strategy & Plans
  • Communication Strategy & Plans
  • Adoption Strategy & Plans
  • Risk Management Plans

Change Management focuses on the discipline of developing the right change strategies to address your specific needs, whether the change program complements an organization transformation or focuses on more transactional change programs.

  • Executive & Individual Coaching
  • Leadership Engagement
  • Business Unit Engagement (Network Approach)
  • Organizational Change Impact Assessments
  • Stakeholder Assessment
  • Managing Change
  • Sponsor & Stakeholder Engagement
  • Communication Strategy & Delivery
  • Organizational Readiness Assessments
  • Process Improvement & Reengineering
  • Adoption & Training Readiness
  • Training Development & Delivery
  • Reinforcement Recommendations
  • Post-Implementation support Recommendations
  • Lessons Learned & Leading Practices
  • Building internal Change Capability

Emergency Management/Business Resilience provides consulting with high-performance organizations to establish strong links between strategy and process, management structures and human systems, and current response readiness and corrective actions for improvements.

Consulting - Build Emergency Management into every business unit’s responsibilities, Emergency Response Planning, Training for employee’s secondary roles and exercise/drills to ensure enterprise-wide readiness.

Prepare – Emergency Response Plan, Process Improvement, Documentation of your process and procedures.

Build.  Develop and deliver training, as well as, design and develop exercise programs to support operational and management competence that reinforce plans while evaluating performance.   Develop scenarios and injects to ensure your organization is ready to perform roles during an incident.  Advice on establishing an in-house ICS training program (including; Assess, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate). 

Respond – Provide incident management and communications support to officials, leaders and management teams during a natural disaster or emergency. 

Recover – Conduct after action analyses of response efforts. Identify gaps in processes, capabilities, and/or execution, and develop recommendations for improvement. 

Evaluate and Mitigate Risks – Identify change impacts and manage culture challenges in support of establishing an ICS structure in your organization.  Overcome resistance through organizational change management strategies and develop plans to address key risks.

Training Development – Training development is structured to meet the needs of a diverse audience with an emphasis on how the various elements work together in emergencies to save lives and protect property. Develop courses and administer on-site and off-site training programs in areas such as natural hazards (earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, dam safety), technological hazards (hazardous materials, terrorism, radiological incidents, chemical stockpile emergency preparedness), professional development, leadership, instructional methodology, exercise design and evaluation.

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Consulting experience includes:

  • Private and Public Sector Consulting Experienced

  • Over 20 years project management experience, leading and implementing programs/projects to include Utilities: Transition and Distribution, Customer Service, Business Resilience, Emergency Management, Supply Chain/Operations, Generation, Information Technology, Human Resources; Banking; Hotel; Airlines; and Educational Institutes for enterprise-wide related projects.

  • Comprehensive experience in managing Organizational Change Management/ Training implementation projects in a large complex organization with learning/training groups of 19,000+, Program/Project Management groups of 400+, and Process Re-engineering for large (enterprise) technology transformation projects groups of 12,000+.

  • Led Organizational Change Management for ERP foundation, ERP Business Case, and Back Office preparations of Legacy Systems for ~19,000 users.

  • Led Organizational Change Management team during a Multi-Year ERP implementation.  Primary activities incorporated change management, including leadership development, organizational impact analysis, communications planning, and training design for Finance, Billing, Work Orders, Payroll, HR, Supply Chain / Ops Supt, Work Management, SRM, Customer Care (CCS/CRM), Work Management for Customer Service, Portal site (EDNA, myEdison.net), for ~20,000 users.

  • Led Change Management & Training team during an accelerated eight-month SAP R/3 implementation.  Primary activities incorporated change management and standard ERP implementation methodologies including leadership development, organizational impact analysis, communications planning, and training design and delivery for 400 users spread across 9 different locations.   

  • Managed initiatives for the advancement of Emergency Management Programs for utilities across the United States and Canada, including the establishment of strategies, governance models, and tracking progress of corrective actions in improvement plans. 

  • Lead programs with a unified approach to incident management; standard command and management structures; and process improvement, after-action analyses of response efforts and develop recommendations for improvement.

  • Comprehensive experience in Program/Project Management for enterprise transformation projects for corporate emergency plan, drills, exercises, and implementing a secondary roles process to support Operating Company’s incident response. 

  • Successfully managed, coached, and mentored 39 project managers in IT. Responsible for the IT Project Management Office Operations, Governance, Process Management, OCM program level oversight for major areas of changes. Managed and coached Project Managers for success by helping them acquire skills and knowledge through mentoring, training, supporting, enabling, encouraging, and developing the PM discipline. Developed, justified, and assisted in the administration of the department’s $2.6M budget.

    Credentials and Training:

    Project Management:

    • Certification – Project Management Professional (Ouellette & Associates Consulting)
    • Certification – Project Management (Edison International, Skills Path, various)

    Organizational Change Management & Training:

    • Certification – Organizational Change Management  (Prosci )
    • Certification – Change Management  (Colorado State University)
    • Consulting Certification – Organizational Change Management (Kotter)
    • Certification – Interstrength Method - Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
    • Certification – FKA’s Performance Consulting Skills, (Friesen, Kaye & Assoc.)
    • Certification – FKA’s Instructional Systems Design Methodology (Friesen, Kaye & Assoc.)
    • Certification – Conflict Management: Manager  & Employee Mediation, (Mediation Training Institute)
    • Member – Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP)  
    • Member – American Society for Training & Development
      1. ACMP Certification Standards Team Lead – Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP)
    • Member –  International Association of Business Communicators

    Business Process Management:

    • Certification – Lean Six Sigma – Green Belt (Baker University),
    • Certification – Business Process Management  - Specialist (AIIM),
    • Certification – Process Design & Implementation: Reengineering & Change Management (Hammer and Co.)
    • Certification – Process Manager - Practitioner (Professional Business Process Management Group (BPMG))
    • Member – American Society for Quality - ASQ

    Emergency Management/Business Resiliency:

    • Certification – Exercise Management (Emergency Management Institute, FEMA)
    • Certification – Incident Commander (SCE)
    • Certification – Planning Section Chief (SCE)
    • Certification – ICS 300 Intermediate to Incident Command System (SCE)
    • Certification – ICS 700 National Incident Management System (NIMS) (Emergency Management Institute, FEMA)
    • Certification – ICS-200 for Single Resources & Initial Action Incident (Emergency Management Institute, FEMA)
    • Certification – ICS 100 Introduction to Incident Command System (Emergency Management Institute, FEMA)


    Certified Instructor – Bureau for Private Postsecondary & Vocational Education, Professional Resource Development

    For more information on setting up a P.O. for services, please contact me directly at [email protected]