Murali Krishnan, Program Manager at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

“Toby Elwin is an expert at driving enterprise business solutions at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. “He has tremendous executive presence and courage to talk about what it takes to move results forward. His ability to coach combined with deep organization development expertise enable him to isolate issues, design solutions and build rapport quickly to deliver results. “Toby is a thorough and highly-responsible, talent, development professional. Well-grounded and experienced in all aspects of leadership and transformational change management, he provides significant value to any team. “Creative, Courageous & Clever are immediately apparent with Toby along with his authentic values and caring for people. Toby is tireless in his quest to craft the right solutions for each circumstance. “Simply speaking with Toby is energizing and refreshing that inspires new ideas and different ways to tackle from the simple …

Gary Best, Principal, PerformanceBest

“I had the privilege of working with Toby as his supervisor for two years [at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey]. I experienced Toby as a highly creative problem solver and an astute student of life in organizations. “Toby approaches his work using several conceptual frameworks that he seamlessly integrates into a powerful lens for problem understanding and solution generation. “One framework that Toby brings to bear is design thinking wherein he works to understand a situation from a variety of perspectives, so that the solutions he generates seek to truly match people’s needs with what is technically and operationally feasible, creating clear value for the users. “A second framework Toby utilizes is appreciative inquiry. In using this framework, Toby seeks to bring people together to identify and explore the best of what is so that it can be used …

Will Lassalle, SVP/IT Director, Global Embassy & Higher Education

“Toby is a change management expert that has helped my teams/programs deliver solutions to Horizon [Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey] more effectively. “His executive communications and presentations are top-notch and have helped obtain the necessary buy-in to implement successful change in the organization. He has assisted in IT system designs, helping the engineering groups see things from the end-user perspective “Toby’s project management background brings tremendous value to any organization/program looking to effectively manage organizational change, and its impact. Toby has a great ability to develop communications, training and support analytics to monitor project roll out. “I would recommend Toby Elwin to any organization looking for enterprise change management, communications, and social learning through social media.” Find out more about:  Will Lassalle

Ernest Byers, Project Manager, Massachusetts General Hospital

“‘Don’t confuse activity with accomplishment…’ “The opener to a timely and effective comment made by Toby at a organizational planning meeting I attended with him. Despite tempest external conditions (New England winter), and unpredictable internal dynamics (half dozen tired, over worked, and hungry professionals), conditions not too far removed from a corporate board room, his interruption and insertion of an astute analytical observation could have led to an undesirable outcome. “But it didn’t … through the above comment, Toby led the group to action through process comment and reflection. “The issue, which he helped the group to see, was the absence of strategy and alignment at all levels of the organization. Without alignment the organization was poised for serious realization of risks, in particular, loss of resources (human capital, time and money). Our actions, all the way down to daily …

Stephen Cummings, Owner, Insights

“Toby exemplifies the next generational leadership that is shaping the future. He has an amazing ability to get to the crux of the matter quickly. When you combine this with his ability to astutely understand the needs of each client you will understand how he has become a trusted partner to senior leaders. He works effectively and comfortably within all organizational and skill levels; willing to take the time to impart and mentor in a productive ‘challenge and support’ role. “Toby’s strategic leadership and hands-on assistance supported the Massachusetts Bay Organization Development Learning Groups* transformation into a learning community. Concurrently, his energy and enthusiasm helped mobilize and accelerate a change that enriched its 600+ membership; providing transferable Social Media skills and creating a foundation for greater connectivity and growth. “If you want a partner who can listen carefully and help …

Larry Coates, PMP, CSM Programmer & Analyst Leader, Department of Transportation

“I am a Co-Chair of the Cambridge Round Table group, a part of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Mass Bay Chapter. We have utilized Toby as a speaker for our meetings in the past and he is scheduled for future meetings as well. “Over the past year I have had the privilege of getting to know Toby both through PMI as well as individually. Toby has provided great results as a speaker for our meetings. He has demonstrated his professionalism throughout the development and delivery of his presentations. Toby has a very rich and comprehensive domain knowledge and experience base upon which to draw. “Toby has been requested as a speaker for our monthly group a number of times because his insights, knowledge, and tools used for organization change and portfolio management continue to provide solutions to the Project Management …

Berklee College of Music, Berklee Groove, sceenshot, Toby Elwin, Zac Taylor, Paul Jefferson

Jane Stachowiak, Director, Student Wellness & Health Promotion-LiveWell, Berklee College of Music

Working with Toby Elwin in 2009 I was fortunate to reverse the role of mentor/mentee.  The mentor (me) received great advice and help from someone I have been mentoring over the past two decades. Toby Elwin played a major role at Berklee College of Music in transforming its student 8-page, print newspaper into an electronic and dynamic form of student communication. Toby was my consultant with his work leading focus groups, directing student leaders, and coaching the editors to produce a business case and to facilitate their own assessments. As the editors are about to graduate, Berklee Groove is thoroughly prepared to take on the new challenges facing them.  Thanks to Toby we have a sustainable publication serving a community of 5,000. The students working on this project are very creative  and brought up numerous approaches to a problem. However, …

John Siemiatkoski, Development Manager at ALS Association, Massachusetts Chapter

“The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) has promoted a bicycle-friendly environment and encourages bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation since 1979.  Since I became President of MassBike, I have sought ways to develop the organization’s structure, capacity and effectiveness, so that we can truly achieve our mission. “Toby was recommended to me to help MassBike build a marketing strategy. From my initial 10-minute conversation, I had the immediate impression that Toby was going to be able us in so many ways. “Toby has been instrumental in helping us build our strategic plan at MassBike. He facilitated our strategy session, where he challenged us and kept the conversation moving. He took the time to listen to where we have been, what we have achieved and were we came up short. “One of the most important things Toby said early on was “the …