Dallas – April 3, 2019 – Cara F. Wade, PhD, has been promoted to senior vice president of Leadership Worth Following, LLC (LWF), a Dallas-based leadership consulting firm. In her new role, she will continue working with clients in leadership positions across a variety of industries, helping them address critical talent needs including assessment, succession planning, coaching, team alignment, and training.
“This promotion acknowledges Cara’s strong vision, intelligence, creativity, and spirit of innovation,” says A. Dale Thompson, PhD, LWF’s founder and CEO. “She is playing a vital role helping lead LWF and our clients to a brighter future.”
During more than 10 years at LWF, Dr. Wade has earned recognition from LWF clients. “Cara has a deep understanding of Kalsec’s organizational culture, evidenced by her work developing selection and development processes for key company leadership roles,” says George Todd, executive chairman of Kalsec, a food ingredients manufacturer based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. “Her inspired work is helping make our company’s vision possible: to be ‘private and sustainable’ for one hundred years. Cara has won our trust and admiration, and has made a huge impact on our capabilities!”
Throughout her career, Dr. Wade has shared her passion for studying workplace gender issues and work-life balance. In 2018 she participated in a panel discussion about gender roles and biases at the S.H.E. Summit in Dallas. She co-authored a chapter in The Oxford Handbook of Work and Family, addressing work-life balance from an organization’s perspective. Her other research topics have included assessments of C-Suite executives and high-potential employees. Before joining LWF, Dr. Wade managed core people processes at PepsiCo, including the performance management process, organization health survey, 360-survey, and people development systems.
Dr. Wade earned both her PhD in experimental psychology and master of science degree in industrial organization psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Baylor University. Dr. Wade is a member of the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology.
About Leadership Worth Following, LLC (LWF)
Leadership Worth Following, LLC (LWF) is a Dallas-based consulting firm specializing in leadership development consulting, assessment, and talent strategies that deliver results. LWF serves leading and aspiring companies across virtually every industry and organization size, including Fortune 100 companies, privately held firms, family businesses, and nonprofits. Each year, LWF personnel and programs assist more than 2,000 people in elevating their effectiveness. In launching its proprietary assessment tool, the DRiV™, LWF expands its capabilities by helping organizations discover what drives and drains their leaders, teams, and cultures.
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