Sarah Scala Consulting
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Org Development - maximizing processes, systems, and people, Boston, Global, VT, NH, ME, RI, CA

Organization Development

map of people and roles, succession

Organization Development is a holistic approach to improving organizations by maximizing processes, systems, and people

OD solutions we provide include organizational change management, succession planning, workforce planning, performance / talent management, and team development.  

Positive Change Management 

Effective change management that is positive is crucial for elevating a business, dealing with economic shifts, and managing client demand.  Learn more about our approach to positive change management with our Organization Transition Case Study.


Partnering with your Human Resource leaders, COO, CFO, and/or CEO, we design a method to identify and develop people for key positions for the future.  Our succession planning and succession development solutions have been effective in ensuring employees develop the necessary skills and competencies to be ready for promotion, make a lateral move, or fill an unexpected opening.  Coaching and mentoring are often included in succession development plans for high-potential leaders. Our succession planning methods and development plans have been touted by Boards of Directors and executives for their ease of use.  Learn more about our approach with our Succession Case Study.

CULTURE, Climate, and Engagement

Clients often ask for our consulting in order to understand and strengthen engagement, climate, and culture. We have completed strategic Climate Assessments, developed strategies tied to Engagement results, and worked to strengthen culture and bottom line.  Learn more about a client's experience on our Case Study: Climate Assessment


When it comes to Performance Management, the part we enjoy most is the people side through coaching and teaching leaders and employees to set goals, give feedback, and have effective evaluation discussions. Situational Leadership II is an excellent model for this!


For decades, Team Building has been the most frequently used organization development intervention method by organizations and companies.   

Sarah brings extensive organization development expertise, and I particularly appreciate her openness to applying this expertise in unique ways based on the needs of her specific clients, rather than with a one-size-fits all program.
— Sue Melvin, Vice President Human Resources, Stonyfield Farm
I had occasion to work with Sarah on a strategic climate assessment project for one of my most valued clients recently. The project was extensive in scope and duration. Sarah was a great partner on the project from start to finish. She was proactive, thorough, highly communicative and offered thoughtful ideas and solutions to keep the project momentum on track. I look forward to working with Sarah again on future projects.
—  Trish Jones, Principal, eMentorConnect
Sarah is a driver of work. Her intense passion for what she does is contagious and is a direct reflection of her personal integrity. She has a high standard of work and pays great attention to detail. Sarah is an epitome of confidence which is reflective in her everyday work where she helps various Senior Executives and teams.
— Akshi Jain, Director - Businesss Development, BI WOrldwide