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Episode 45:

Choose Your Adventure

Lori Kaiser


The Upstream Leader’s Heath Alloway takes a deep dive into a unique approach to the Kaiser Consulting business model with Lori Kaiser. She shares insight into her journey and how it influenced flexible schedules, client projects, and honoring work preferences. She openly shares that they believe in their business model, but it may not be for everybody.

About the Guest

Lori Kaiser is a chief executive, corporate leader, visionary, and business strategist with a proven track record in assessing risk and creating solutions for Fortune 500 Company C-Level Executives and Boards. As CEO of Kaiser Consulting, Lori provides clients’ value-based services that allow organizations to navigate transitions and successfully execute critical projects. She is considered a trusted advisor to executive management on issues of risk identification and mitigation, mergers, acquisitions, and integrations. She combines strong business judgment, financial acumen, a global perspective, and a team approach to implement innovative solutions to complex business challenges. She meets all the criteria and currently functions as an SEC Audit Committee Financial Expert.

Lori has founded and led the firm to nearly 30 years of successive revenue growth achieving multi-million dollar revenues. With the foresight to capitalize upon a niche market, the firm partners finance and accounting professionals with companies, through a unique, flexible staffing business model, that provides high level consulting and business solutions. Lori established and continues to direct growth in long-term client relationships by delivering accomplished financial, technical, and project management with staffing consistency on client engagements.

Highlights / Transcript

In this episode we discuss:
  • Lori’s career experiences that shaped an innovative business model
  • A rigorous interview process and critical questions to determine consulting skill sets
  • How transparency and communication help avoid the blame game
  • Career opportunities based on performance and not hours worked
  • Stay interviews impact on retention and continued improvement
  • Success is measured through employee engagement



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