Lanz helps organizations find competitive advantage by enhancing their abilities to think strategically, creatively problem solve, and align cohesively toward a desired direction. He works with leaders and teams to clarify purpose, define strategic priorities, resolve conflict, increase influence and effectively implement organizational change.
Lanz is an adjunct staff member at Stanford University School of Business and at JFK University’s Coaching Certificate Program. He has been with Catalyst Consulting Team for fourteen years.
Prior to establishing his consulting practice, Lanz was the Manager of Organization Development and Training for Mervyn’s, helping senior managers strategize and communicate shifts in organizational direction and culture, introducing quality and work improvement programs, and designing and implementing a corporate-wide survey feedback process to help managers recognize and modify their leadership styles. Before Mervyn’s, Lanz consulted on design and implementation of an appointment scheduling system for Kaiser Permanente in northern California.
Other clients include Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Applied Materials, Apple Computer, Autodesk, Bobric, Cisco, Dey Laboratories, DIVA Systems, Health Dimensions, Hitachi Instruments, IBM, Levi Strauss & Co, Linday’s, LVMH, Lumetra, Meridiam Infrastructure, Nestle’s, NORCAL Mutual Insurance, Palmer College of Chiropractic, PolicyLink, Reliance Housing Foundation, Safeway, Sandia Laboratories, SanDisk, Sybex, Stupski Foundation, TitleNine, UCSF, UC Berkeley, and the Youth Advocates Program.
Lanz has an MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from San Francisco State and an MA in Clinical Psychology from the Professional School of Psychology in San Francisco.