Lilian Abrams

Lilian Abrams

Location: Passaic, NJ


Lilian Abrams brings to AIIR over 35 years of expertise in Organization and Leadership Development and Executive Coaching.

Lilian has coached leaders in the largest (Fortune 50) global organizations, national firms, and successful start-ups in a wide array of industries and functions. While her clients represent diverse demographics, her specialties include those with technical backgrounds (e.g., Finance, IT, R&D, etc.); those influenced by more than one culture; and female leaders. Her industry experience includes health care/pharmaceuticals/biotech; financial services; CPGs; media/entertainment; retail; aviation/aerospace; chemical products; arts; consulting/professional service firms; industrial products/manufacturing; and many others.

Lilian is results-oriented and consistently demonstrates her commitment to her clients’ success in the areas most important to them. She brings directness, warmth, thoughtfulness, practicality, support, and a strong belief in delivering immediate value and results to every client conversation. With Lilian, clients often work on executive presence, building strategic networks across boundaries, strategic communications, coaching and developing others, inspiring followership, enhancing political and organizational savvy, and others.

Over the past 35 years, Lilian has taught multiple graduate-level business and psychology university courses as well as executive coaching-related workshops, both virtually and in the greater Los Angeles and New York City areas. She has also contributed research to the field, most recently on coach supervision. She can often be found providing and pursuing continual professional development as an executive coach to better support the leaders with whom she works.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • C-Suite
  • Executive Presence
  • Leaders in Transition
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Women & Leadership

Industry Experience

  • Healthcare Systems & Services
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products
  • Financial Services
  • Professional Services
  • High Tech
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Green Energy
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Chemicals
  • Electric Power & Natural Gas


  • English


  • The Claremont Graduate University - PhD Psychology, Psychology/Organizational Behavior
  • Peter Drucker Graduate Mgt Center /Claremont - MBA, Management/HR
  • UCLA - BA, College of Letters & Sciences/ Psychology


  • Hogan
  • DiSC
  • MBTI
  • LEA
  • Thomas-Kilmann Instrument

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