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

Bill Beyer, Partner, Deloitte Consulting

“Toby worked with me at Deloitte, he was excellent at strategy, developing conceptual organization models that when implemented had huge impact. He did not fall into the trap of changing reporting lines but looked at holistic organizations and performed interventions that were long lasting and effective. “He is a great communicator and a guy that has steady hands when delivering on the promise of a job.” Find out more about Deloitte Consulting

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Ned Steinberger, Founder, NS Design

“Toby is an energetic self-starter who was able to identify marketing opportunities for NS that had never occurred to me.

“He was able to provide actionable concepts and follow through that helped NS to reach a wider audience, combining market outreach with educational forums that served to energize potential customers and create a larger interest in our products. This included press releases, posters, seminars, and video documentation, all of which Toby conceived and executed independently.

“Toby is savvy with modern electronic media and networking, always keeping a creative eye on future marketing opportunities.”

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 …

Pavel Khizhnyak, VP of Partnership Business, Forex Club Financial Company

“Toby is a solid business development and human capacity resource. Toby is easy to work with and has an upbeat personality. As such, he was an effective and supportive colleague, with great listening, interpersonal, and multicultural skills (international experience in Hungary and China as two, very challenging work environments). “I do not hesitate to recommend him, with high regard for the quality of his change management and human capital development expertise.” Find out more about Forex Club

Sam Thompson, General Partner, Progress Partners

“Toby regularly demonstrates a noble ability to think on his feet when offered the challenge. He has a sound ability to quickly ramp up with a team, conceptualize process, communicate the options back to the room, and then provide actionable dialogue. “When a business or team becomes out of sync with it’s market, customers or partners, and employees, Toby bears sensible analytical acumen to regain necessary alignment.” Find out more about Progress Partners

Charley Matera, Principal, HiComm Consulting

“I have worked with Toby over this past year, 2009 – 2010, on a signicant change management project in which we are both stakeholders.  Toby came into this process midstream and immediately provided a fresh perspective on both strategic and operational issues. “His ideas have helped to re-frame the project into a more ambitious and quite doable endeavor with benefits previously unforeseen.  He has shown great persistence and patience, continuous dedication and loyalty and creative energy.  Toby keeps stepping forward to lead the charge with great ideas and commitment to collaboration as his modus operandi. “I have found a great, new friend.  Toby is that kind of consumate professional and friend with whom one confidently shares – knowing that his intelligence, thoughtfulness, energy and graciousness will not let you down. “Let me put it this way:  you don’t want Toby on the other …

Tony Kmetty, Partner, The Hunting Territory Consulting

“I have had the privilege of interacting with Toby in a variety of capacities…first as the Director of his MBA program, then as a colleague as we launch a professional services consulting firm and through the years as a friend and sounding board as he worked with consulting firms and intelligence agencies. “His diverse background is a clear indicator of his ability to contribute and prosper in numerous sectors from Higher Education to government to corporate. Toby carries himself with a contagious, yet realistic optimism and is able to adapt himself and his team as the need arises. “During his MBA studies, Toby was instrumental in establishing the university’s Student Board in order to have the students properly represented between them, the faculty and administration, which had not existed previously and has since become an integral part of the university …

Michele Simos, President, Simos Consulting

“When I needed a social networking presence, I turned to Toby. He helped identify my needs, analyze my goals and audience and quickly turned that information into an action plan. “He has supported me every step of the way. “He has the patience of a saint, the intuition of a sage and the knowledge of everything to do with social networking. And, when something new emerges, he’s on top of it. “I give him credit for hooking me up with social networking and providing inspiration and nonstop encouragement. “I can’t tell you enough good things about this talented professional.” Find out more about Simos Consulting

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 …