To catalyze positive change in our world through awareness and action
Our mission at Envision and Act is to enhance organizational health and performance in systems and individuals in meaningful, impactful, inclusive, and transformative ways. As such, we engage with clients in co-creative processes to assess where they are today, envision where they want to go, and design actions for getting there.
Laiza Otero, Founder & CEO
For the past 20+ years, Laiza has dedicated her life to social impact work that enables positive change in society, communities, organizations, and individuals. Her professional journey includes a rich variety of roles, sectors, and impact at the macro and micro levels. As a Puerto Rican and a woman, she takes great pride as the first:
- Bilingual Coordinator of Elections for Berks County, PA
- Deputy Director of Voting System Testing & Certification at the U.S. Election Assistance Commission
In these roles she led and influenced policies, procedures, and resources at the local and federal levels that enhanced and guaranteed access to voting for Spanish-speaking voters, supported the professional development and effectiveness of election administrators, and protected the integrity of voting systems.
In 2016, Laiza coalesced all her experience, mission, and passions into Organization Development consulting and coaching — and Envision and Act was born, where she serves as CEO and Principal Consultant.
Laiza holds a M.S. in Organization Development from American University and B.A. in Political Science from New York University; she’s also a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the Mid-Atlantic Facilitator’s Network (MAFN). When not working, Laiza spends her time with her family traveling and exploring new restaurants in the DC Metro area and beyond.
Note: In addition to Envision and Act, Laiza serves as an internal OD consultant at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD; the work and views expressed through Envision and Act are solely Laiza’s and do not express the views or opinions of JHU.