- beCause Global ConsultingCEO, 1997 - presentSpecialized executive coaching (intensives or ongoing); personalized leadership development team programs; unique stakeholder engagement systems; ambitious yet achievable strategic action plans; significant multi-sector, cross-border alliances; profitable corporate social responsibility; politically sensitive negotiations; exceptional governance structures; and other services to achieve these and more goals.
- IMD business schoolExecutive-in-Residence, 2010 - 2012Continues to lead sessions in IMD executive education programs including one-on-one intensives with senior executives and deep dives for business groups. While Executive-in-Residence she distilled her internationally known pioneering work on engagement leadership and its framework Strategic Relational Engagement (SRE™) into teachable lessons about improving stakeholder engagement within and among entities to increase productivity, profitability and sustainability.
Hack has advised Fortune 500 companies, heads of state and other global leaders / organizations on clarifying and achieving their goals. She has served as a non-executive director on for- and not-for-profit boards, including as chair.
Hack has accepted numerous awards including International Outstanding Achievement, Woman of the Year, and Inspiration Award for lifetime achievement presented at Säid Business School, Oxford University. She has advanced degrees from Harvard University and The New School. She created and taught graduate courses at NYU and SNHU, has been a guest lecturer at many other universities and is a Fellow at New Westminster College.
Hack has been a speaker at conferences globally, including TEDx. She’s had articles written about or published by her including in The Financial Times, Forbes, Huffington Post, ReWiring Business, The New York Times, UN Chronicle and The Library of Professional Coaching. She’s appeared extensively on television, radio, Internet, and on an on-line database of international women experts, SheSource.
Hack continues to lead sessions in IMD executive education programs including one-on-one intensives with senior executives and deep dives for business groups. While Executive-in-Residence she distilled her internationally known pioneering work on engagement leadership and its framework Strategic Relational Engagement (SRE™) into teachable lessons about improving stakeholder engagement within and among entities to increase productivity, profitability and sustainability.
- Harvard UniversityMaster's Degree
- New School UniversityMaster's Degree
Your Unique Story, Your Song
When a woman of the African tribe knows she is pregnant, she goes to the jungle with other women, and together they pray and meditate until you get to "The song of the child". When a child is born, the community gets together and they sing the child's song. When the child begins his education, people get together and he sings his song. When they become an adult, they get together again and sing it. When it comes to your wedding, the person hears his song. Finally, when their soul is going from this world, family and friends are approaching and, like his birth, sing their song to accompany it in the "journey".
In the Ubuntu tribe, there is another occasion when men sing the song. If at some point the person commits a crime or aberrant social act, they take him to the center of town and the people of the community form a circle around her. Then they sing "your song." The tribe recognizes that the correction for antisocial behavior is not punishment, but is the love and memory of his true identity. When we recognize our own song, we have no desire or need to hurt anyone.
Your friends know "your song". And sing when you forget it. Those who love you can not be fooled by mistakes you have committed, or dark images you show to others. They remember your beauty as you feel ugly, your value when you're broke, your innocence when you feel guilty and your purpose when you're confused.
-- Tolba Phanem, African poet
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