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Trish Silber

Trish Silber is an East Coast associate of Catalyst and president of Aliniad Consulting Partners, Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm focused on leadership, team, and organization development. She works with a select group of clients in three key areas:

  • Coaching executives (groups and individuals)
  • Leading strategic alignment, culture change, and/or organization redesign efforts
  • Designing and leading corporate learning in the areas of leadership, productive reasoning and communication skills.

Trish has 25 years of experience working with organizations facing rapid changes in technology, markets, strategy, and leadership. As a result, she is able to quickly build a candid and trusting coaching context within which executives can address their most critical challenges. Clients report potent consulting that is flexible in methodology, practical in application, and judicious in use of time.

Organizations frequently contact Trish to facilitate groups facing high-risk and contentious situations, particularly when multiple stakeholders are involved, such as competing business units or community groups. She helps groups convert seemingly intractable conflicts into productive conversations, from which high quality, timely, and actionable decisions are made.

Prior to forming Aliniad, Trish was a senior partner with Catalyst Consulting Team for 14 years and served on its Board of Directors from 1996 through 2002. Prior to joining Catalyst, she held several internal human resources positions at Apple Computer. She earned a master’s degree in business from the University of Santa Clara, a bachelor’s degree in behavioral psychology from Connecticut College, and has done graduate work in organizational behavior at George Washington University. She has completed numerous certificate programs in the fields of human resources, organizational development, and coaching. For example, she is certified as an advanced mediator through the Center for Dispute Settlement, and in coaching through Newfield Network’s CPPM and graduate programs. Trish is also a member of the faculty for George Washington University’s graduate program on leadership coaching.

Among Trish’s recent clients are: the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Center for a New American Dream, Conservation International, Merck & Co., Inc., Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland), NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., and The Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park.