Lilian Abrams

Lilian Abrams PhD, MBA

Executive Presence | Cross-Cultural Leadership

Lilian Abrams brings to AIIR over 25 years of expertise in Organization and Leadership Development and Executive Coaching.

Lilian has developed leaders in the largest Fortune 500 and global organizations, as well as national firms and successful start-ups. She has coached senior executives from around the world, and across a wide array industries and functions. While she has had the opportunity to work with clients that represent a range of demographics, she specializes in coaching individuals from data-driven backgrounds (e.g., Finance, IT, R&D, etc.), those influenced by more than one culture, and female leaders. She has coached leaders in industries including health care, financial services, consumer packaged goods, retail, aviation, chemical products, arts, education, media, professional service firms, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing.

Lilian is an accomplished, results-oriented executive coach who demonstrates commitment to her clients’ success in the areas most important to them. She utilizes her directness, warmth, thoughtfulness, practicality, and strong belief in delivering immediate value and results in every client conversation. Typical focus areas for clients include executive presence, building strategic networks across boundaries, strategic communications, coaching and developing others, inspiring followership, enhancing political and organizational savvy, and others.

Lilian holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior (Psychology) from The Claremont Graduate School, as well as an MBA from The Peter Drucker School of Management from the same institution. She earned her BA in Psychology from UCLA graduating magna cum laude and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She is accredited as an Executive Coach from the ICF (PCC) as well as the Association of Professional Executive Coaches and Supervisors (APECS) in Europe. Additionally, she is trained and credentialed as a Coach Supervisor. She is working towards her coach supervisor accreditation with the EMCC, as well as additional coach accreditation at the MCC level with the ICF.

Lilian has taught graduate-level business and psychology topics for multiple universities in the greater Los Angeles and New York City areas. She serves on the board of the New Jersey Organization Development Learning Community. She can often be found both providing and pursuing continual professional development as a coach to better support the leaders she coaches.

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