Lois Schlam, Organizational Development Coach

Lois Schlam


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  • Consultant
  • Speaker
  • Workshop Facilitator

An organizational development coach, Lois Schlam has been leading HR and OD functions for 25+ years. She is a Gallup certified coach and Co-founder of MatterOfCulture, a collective helping organizations become exceptional places to work.


Fostering inclusive cultures, and inspiring employee engagement.

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Intentional Culture

Culture becomes intentional when it is guided by inclusive values and practices that enable employees to bring the organization’s vision to life. Intentional cultures are a magnet for great talent. And when organizations engage that talent through people-centric experiences, they become exceptional places to work.

People-Centric Programs

Successful brands actively seek ways to make it easier for their customers to work with them, use their products, and buy their services. These carefully crafted people-centric experiences pay off in the form of increased customer loyalty, profits and brand equity. Organizations that apply that approach internally by designing and implementing people-centric practices across the entire employee life cycle inspire engagement from their talent.

Employee Engagement

Employee engagement – defined as the level of commitment and emotional connection to an organization – drives innovation, promotes retention, and increases productivity while reducing absenteeism. And like customer loyalty, it also leads to increased profits and brand equity.

Speaking, Workshops, Consulting, & Coaching


LEADING WITH EQ is a 3-part virtual workshop designed to help leaders become more self-aware, manage their emotions more effectively, and connect empathically with others

P.O.P. is a 2-part interactive workshop designed to help participants further develop their presentation skills through a focus on purpose, organization and practice


We partner with clients to design and implement people-centric programs across all stages of the employee life cycle. From sourcing diverse candidates and crafting onboarding welcome rituals, to creating relevant cultural literacy and alumni programs, everything we do is intended to inspire employee engagement.


Leveraging various assessment tools, our coaching approach helps uncover and maximize the strengths of individuals and teams.

“Lois Schlam is an extremely trustworthy professional who is dedicated to those she serves. She demonstrates integrity and competence while always remaining solution and strength focused. She develops and maintains interpersonal relationships with ease because she sincerely cares about others and their success. I would highly recommend Lois Schlam for any project, venture or activity that involves human potential, team building, strategic planning or social/business change.”
— Lisa Magrino – Chief Operating Officer, Chapman Partnership

“Lois is a consummate professional who comes with my highest recommendation. At Universal Music Latin America I was able to see Lois bring her solid HR skill set into a new environment and apply it seamlessly to the needs of this industry. Creative, organized, bi-lingual as well as bi-cultural, Lois is one of those special professionals capable of analyzing situations quickly and finding the correct solutions to support her organization. Congratulations to those who are able to enjoy working with Lois in the future.”
— Marya Meyer, Interim Executive Director, Women’s Fund of Miami Dade

“Lois is a high energy, organized executive who constantly achieves excellent results in very short amounts of time. In the time that I worked with her, Lois constantly delivered on projects in a comprehensive, business-focused fashion that far exceeded the results of peers and of most similar level executives that I have managed during my career. Lois uniquely blends her business/HR management skills with her very charismatic personality and builds strong rapport quickly with all levels of the organizations she manages and supports. Her communication skills are top-notch and extremely valuable. I recommend her without reservations.”
— Ron Antoniewicz, SPHR, CHRO, SVP, Human Resources, Managing Director, Strategic Human Capital Advisor, Transformative Leader and Growth-Driving Business Strategist

“I would highly recommend Lois to any organization who is seeking a rock solid and business driven professional to enhance, fortify and lead their HR function.”
— DONA PETERS, Medallion Retail

An organizational development coach, Lois Schlam has been leading HR and OD functions for 25+ years, working in various industries in the private and nonprofit sectors. She is a Gallup-certified CliftonStrengths™ coach, and is the Co-founder of MatterOfCulture, a collective of consultants, trainers and coaches dedicated to helping organizations become exceptional places to work.

Lois operationalizes intentional culture through the implementation of employee-centric HR systems and strategies that inspire employee engagement.

Partnering with business leaders, Lois crafts the right strategies to attract and recruit the best talent, and fosters an environment where everyone feels immediately welcome. She also designs plans for employee development and succession, and offboards them in ways that promote networking and advocacy.


In her most recent role at Chapman Partnership, Lois revamped and led the HR function for this nationally-recognized nonprofit organization. She established an Affirmative Action program that resulted in adjustments in hiring processes and compensation to ensure internal equity. She also created and implemented a new performance evaluation system, and established a robust employee training and development program. Additionally, Lois facilitated the creation of an organizational strategic plan that ensured goals and timelines were met. These efforts helped reestablish credibility and trust in HR and the organization. Under Lois’ leadership, Chapman Partnership earned various awards and recognitions, including Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program awards, which only 30 out of 500 companies receive annually. Additionally, her Wellness Program was recognized by the Consortium For a Healthier Miami-Dade.

A graduate of SUNY Albany, Lois holds certifications from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), and the Institute of Organizational Development. Lois was the recipient of the 2016 South Florida Business and Wealth Magazine’s Excellence in Human Resource Award.

Let’s collaborate to ensure a transformative experience.