Having spent thousands of hours observing and working with business leaders, employees, and technology executives, Mollie understands how the “best of the best” bring together people, strategy, and technology to execute with excellence and achieve audacious success. By taking a data-driven approach, she helps organizations build the business case and the organizational change plan to get them where they want to go.
She has interviewed and collected data from tens of thousands of organizations, so her insights are not only relevant but also actionable and timely. Mollie is continually gathering and interpreting new data, but she also moves beyond the numbers, breathing life into her findings and making them actionable for clients.
I believe HR technology is good and useful. I love data and analytics. But humans are messy. We don’t perform to statistical norms. We rebel against being “optimized.” I think we can do better as leaders and technologist, to lead with humanity. And I intend to build the tools and knowledge to help us do so.
As a researcher, writer, speaker, and consultant Mollie’s primary area of interest is the intersection of human capital strategies, technologies, and processes. She focuses on primary research aimed at helping individuals and organizations blend efficiency, engagement, inclusion, and performance through the use of technology. Her work has appeared in Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, Inc. and other industry trade publications. Prior to founding mollielombardi.com and m.Research, Mollie has held a number of leadership roles at industry analyst firms.
In addition, Mollie brings a unique and fresh take on diversity, communication, wellness, and the power of personal leadership. As a PWPD (person with Parkinson’s disease), she brings lessons from her own experience as an advocate, fundraiser, and leader to every facet of her life and work.
With a career bridging consulting, research, technology, and entrepreneurship, along with an insatiable appetite for knowledge and data, and a day-to-day battle with a shape-shifting disease have left her with one certainty. Our humanity cannot be denied, even—and perhaps especially—at work.
In 2013, Mollie was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 36. Her journey with PD has led her to a unique understanding of diversity, communication, wellness, and the power of personal leadership. She brings this important point of view to all her work and research, always keeping the human impact front and center.
You can learn more about Mollie’s powerful, thoughtful, and often funny experience of life with Parkinson's at www.unshakableoptimist.com.