Ashlei Schade is a PROSCI Certified Change Management Professional in the Greater Chicago Area. An established leader with a proven track record of results, leading highly visible Enterprise initiatives by focusing on the people side of change to ensure benefits realization.
Creative talents and advanced proficiency with various multimedia platforms have allowed Ashlei to engage audiences with a wide variety of communication & training vehicles including cartoon animation, podcasts, blog posts, surveys, games and videos.
Increased associate engagement partnered with unparalleled leadership and stakeholder management has resulted in delivering high impacting transformative projects in record time.Driven and innovative, Ashlei has been recognized for researching and implementing new and improved ways to ensure and measure associate adoption. Helping key stakeholders understand the value of adoption and ensuring this is understood and considered throughout a project lifecycle has resulted in improved benefit realization and sustainment.
Currently, Ashlei is focusing her efforts on educating leaders and organizations on Organizational Change Agility, a transformational approach to gaining and sustaining results by improving readiness and response.
Ashlei lives in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago with her husband, son and 2 dogs. When not spending time with family, Ashlei is dedicated to volunteering and supporting various organizations aimed at promoting support for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families as well as organizations focused on providing opportunities and support for women and girls.
Ashlei is a survivor of a rare neuroendocrine cancer, Pheochromocytoma. She contributes to various groups to raise awareness and provide support for this and other rare diseases.
Ashlei is an avid supporter of healthy lifestyles. Having struggled with her weight & infertility for most of her life, she finally found success in 2015, having lost nearly 80lbs, increasing her overall well-being and delivering a healthy baby boy. Ashlei is now using individual change management research and methodologies to help others change their mindset and change their lives when it comes to behavioral shifts and overcoming barriers.
"Ashlei is very passionate about everything she does. Ashlei is one of those rare people that have great ideas AND the energy, determination and commitment to see those ideas come to life." - Jason Drake, Enterprise Program Change Manager
"Ashlei is a detail-oriented, team focused professional. I have been impressed in the past by her creativity and focus. Would be a useful addition to any organization looking for dynamic and capable leaders." - Ben Coblantz, Sr. Business Systems Specialist
"I had the privilege to work with Ashlei during my time overseeing marketing operations in C/W IL for U.S. Cellular. During that time, I was able to see Ashlei's commitment to her team, customers and store goals firsthand and I was nothing less than impressed with her work ethic. She was a leader, but most importantly a teacher to her team members -- and it was due to this dedication to her team, their growth and focus on the customer experience that Ashlei and her store were routinely recognized among the top in sales and customer satisfaction.
Ashlei is someone I high recommend to any company seeking a dedicated, intelligent and resourceful leader -- always willing to take on new challenges and opportunities to enhance her already well-round career. " - Michael Healy, Strategic Marketing Director
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