Alicia is a leading national voice on building engaged, values-led culture. Her books and curricula include Values Ignite, Values Sustain and Change Philanthropy (Wiley), winner of the Axiom Best Business Book of the Year. She is the creator of the Core Values & Culture Survey, a popular culture instrument that accelerates workforce culture transformation.
Alicia has trained and led culture initiatives for household names such as Levi’s, Boehringer-Ingelheim, the Ford Foundation and the United Nations. She is also a passionate supporter of small businesses and cooperatives. Her work has helped clients achieve significant growth turn arounds and catapult forward as values-led industry leaders.
Alicia’s interactive sessions, story-based methodologies, and innovative culture tools are inspired by her diverse cross-cultural experiences. She grew up in Asia, and as a Fulbright Scholar, spent several years in Latin America working with the Embera, Wounaan and Kuna Indigenous Peoples in the rainforests of Panama’s mythic Darien Gap. She brings her knowledge of culture, and what makes people tick, into the business world to create engaged, values-led workplace cultures. As a speaker and facilitator, she draws on her decades of unique experiences to offer fresh stories and powerful tools for helping organizations lean into their most deeply held principles to achieve extraordinary results.
Alicia is a Brown graduate and is fluent in English and Spanish. She is currently writing her next book on values and culture.