Lola Elfman, Founder and Director
Lola Elfman Greene is a Leadership Coach and Master Trainer with passion for creative learning and social change and as merged these passions in her own education and career for close to twenty years.
Her work focuses on developing strong leaders and teams through coaching, team building, and talent development. She has set the standard for engaging and productive team retreats with groups like UltraViolet and Coworker.org, meaningful management practices with groups like ActBlue, and was deemed the “Chief Listening Officer” by her peers at Change.org.
Lola believes that everyone is a leader, not just line managers or the C-Suite, and that everyone has the potential to positively impact their organization, their families, and the world. By approaching her clients holistically as leaders, parents, and partners, Lola supports people in becoming their best selves in both work and in daily life.
Prior to founding The Greene House Group, Lola was the Head of People at FWD.us, working with Senior Leadership to develop teams working in the immigration and criminal justice space. Lola was also the Director of Staff Development at Change.org, where she helped grow the team to more than 300 staff in 22 countries and focused primarily on team and management development across multiple countries and cultures. Prior to Change.org, Lola was the Training Director for the New Organizing Institute (NOI) where she organized many of NOI’s signature bootcamps and the popular RootsCamp “unconference.” Before entering into the organizing world, Lola was an art teacher and photographer with a passion for social change.
Lola is a Certified Co-Active Professional Coach and Master Trainer. She has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Art Education from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where she also earned her Massachusetts Teaching Credentials. Lola also attended the Social Documentation Graduate Studies program at University of California Santa Cruz.
Lola lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband and two sons. She loves relaxing in her backyard, watching British TV Dramas, and hosting playdates at her house.
Amanda Kloer, Special Adviser
Amanda Kloer is a consultant with particular expertise in multiple types of strategy, organizational and campaign storytelling, and organizational and evaluation systems. She builds effective, measurable strategies for organizations, programs, and campaigns that tackle some of the toughest social and cultural challenges today. Her work is driven by compelling narratives, measured by real-world impact, and marked by effective partnerships and collaboration.
Amanda has worked with organizations at all sizes and stages and has a particular affinity for start-ups, having built and launched some of the earliest projects at Change.org, the Obama Foundation, and others.
Before that, Amanda spent a decade leading advocacy campaigns on gender equity, domestic violence/sexual assault/human trafficking, economic justice and workers' rights, criminal justice reform, and civic engagement. She have been a featured speaker at SXSW, and my organizing work has been featured in the Washington Post, BBC, TIME, CNN, and other national publications.
Amanda holds a Masters Degree in Justice, Law, and Society from American University and did her undergraduate work at Elon University.
An avowed geek, Amanda also runs FutureShift, an organization that uses the tools of science fiction to imagine bold solutions to social problems. She enjoys all things science fiction and fantasy, cooking, and chasing after two incredibly rambunctious little girls.