Meet Naomi Leventhal
Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Dr. Naomi Leventhal is a Director in Deloitte Consulting's Federal Human Capital Practice. She has over twenty-five years of experience that spans the academic, corporate, and Federal consulting worlds. As an academic, she earned a Ph.D. in Folklore at the Ohio State University and has taught at several major universities. As an entrepreneur, she founded and ran a management consulting firm serving Fortune 500 clients in the insurance, banking, and pharmaceutical industries. After selling her firm, she worked for several leading consulting firms in the Washington, DC area, where she built strong relationships with Federal clients in the civilian, defense, and intelligence communities.
Building on her academic studies in Folklore, Dr. Leventhal's consulting activities have focused on areas related to organizational groups, leadership development, performance management, and communication and learning strategies. Her credentials also include many publications and conference presentations. As co-author of FUSION (Prentice-Hall, 1993), she demonstrated her expertise in the application of team-based problem solving tools and techniques to the improvement of business process and individual performance. In her current position, Dr. Leventhal is focusing on organizational improvement, organization culture, and learning and talent development assignments.
Her recent work includes leading multi-dimensional web-based training programs for civilian and defense finance and acquisition organizations, introducing new delivery models to assist those organizations in enhancing the analytical and strategic decision making skills of their staff. She is also a leader in Deloitte's Workforce Flexibility initiative, directing an assignment for OPM that is evaluating a pilot project designed to test out the implementation of new work models that focus on employee performance rather than employee “presence” determined by a set daily schedule in the workplace. With a Ph.D. in Folklore, Dr. Leventhal is an expert in addressing issues related to organization culture and performance and has assisted numerous organizations in achieving high impact transformation objectives.