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To catalyze positive change in our world through awareness and action


My 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, I 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.

Founder & CEO

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Laiza Otero, MSOD, ICF-ACC

For the past 25 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 (OD) consulting and executive coaching — and Envision and Act was born, where she serves as CEO and Principal Consultant. In addition to her freelance work, Laiza worked for six years as an internal consultant and executive coach at Johns Hopkins University, before recently joining a consulting firm providing services to federal government clients.

Laiza holds a M.S. in Organization Development from American University and B.A. in Political Science from New York University; is certified as an A.C.C. coach through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and DISC; and is bilingual (Spanish/English).

Disclaimer: The work and views expressed through Envision and Act are solely Laiza Otero’s and do not express the views or opinions of her employers or clients.