News & Updates
Leadership development consultant and executive coach Stephanie Lischke has purchased Franklin & White from its founders Bobbin Franklin and Katie White. Lischke will maintain the current Franklin & White name—at least for the near future—as well as the structure and service offerings. She has plans to strategically add more products and services.
Lischke has decades of experience in the leadership development field, as a long-time senior faculty at Center for Creative Leadership, as well as a consultant and executive coach. Additionally, she has been a long been a client of Franklin & White which led to a natural decision to collaborate with Franklin and White on a very friendly acquisition.
“Franklin & White distinguished itself over the years as the premier source for assessment scoring, processing and management,” said Lischke. “The brand has long been widely recognized in the leadership development industry for precision and ease of doing business.”
Lischke is also pleased they the original founders are so supportive and are remaining helpfully involved as the organization transitions.
“Katie and Bobbin recognized an important need and created a great organization to fill it,” said Lischke. “I’m excited to be part of the organization for it’s next phase, and am thrilled that all previous employees are staying, and that we’ve already added some great new hires to the mix!”
Lischke recently hired Rachael Foy to manage the organization’s daily operations, and is focusing her own efforts on strategically planning for the organization’s future. She has plans for Franklin & White to continue its strong legacy of serving critical assessment-related functions, while also expanding into new products and new services that serve consultants, executive education groups, and companies’ L&D functions even more strongly. She plans to continue her own independent consulting practice, Positive Developments, as a separate business.
Congratulations to our clients HEC Paris, Duke Corporate Education and the University of North Carolina: Kenan-Flagler School of Business for each ranking among the top nine in the Financial Times 2016 rankings of business schools for Customized Programs.
HEC and Duke were ranked second and third, respectively, while the University of North Carolina: Kenan-Flagler school weighed in at ninth.