Lori Candela is a highly experienced professional in the field of Human Resource Development with over 30 years of experience. She has collaborated with major corporations across various industries to help them prepare their teams to implement large-scale changes. She has also held the position of Director of Training and Employee Development for a large retail bank and for a premier company for bespoke kitchen and bath designs.
Lori’s expertise lies in coaching leaders and their teams to effectively prepare for and manage the impacts of organisational change. Her focus is on helping them learn how to successfully navigate the human side of organisational change and enhance their ability to effectively interact with both internal and external clients during tumultuous times. Lori has designed, developed, and delivered customised learning strategies and programmes to empower clients to feel competent, confident, and comfortable in their abilities to approach new beginnings, achieve their goals, enhance communication and client-facing effectiveness skills.
She has several professional credentials and certifications, including an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coaching Federation and a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) designation from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and is a certified as a Master Practitioner for the Energy Leadership Index (ELI-MP). Lori has also been certified as a Dale Carnegie trainer and as a trainer of William Bridges’ Managing Organizational Transition and Individual Transition in Organizations programs.
Lori holds a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Curriculum and Instructional Design/Training Design and Development from The Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Business Management and Administration and Banking and Finance from Alvernia College.
Lori is the President of the Connecticut Chapter of the International Coach Federation. She is also a member of the Boston Facilitators Roundtable/Organizational Development Network and the Institute of Coaching, based at McLean, an Affiliate of Harvard Medical School.