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We help leaders map critical risks and 

make smart organizational investments

to deliver powerful business performance


How we help executive teams chart where smart organizational investments deliver powerful business performance
Organization design

Determine what structures will best unlock growth


Optimize your operating model and build airtight alignment

Achieve clarity so you know where to make critical people investments  (e.g. post-close, new market, at key headcount thresholds)

People, culture, and networks

Uncover and engage influencers


Strengthen bonds where collaboration across groups is critical


Cultivate balance of decision vs. voice rights


Align and strengthen executive teams

Agility, growth, and dynamism

See around corners, identifying weak signals ahead of competition and picking the right time to act

Embrace agile beliefs and practices (iterative, empirical, cross-functional, focused, continually improving)

Increase capacity to experiment and learn at both individual and system levels


Design for an increasingly fluid workforce

“This represents a huge shift in how we think about our people.”


"Alsephina pushes us towards really different ideas and works with us to make them real for our organization. Balances insight with action. Inspiring and informative.”

— EMEA CHRO for Fortune 100 Company



Sarah Sonnenfeld
Principal & Founder
Alsephina Consulting, LLC

Sarah Sonnenfeld has led teams and advised clients at start-ups and some of the world’s most respected companies. Sarah brings tools from organization design, behavioral science, network analysis, futurism, and classic business strategy: her radar is always searching for the glimpses where the emergent becomes practical. Before founding Alsephina Consulting, she ran the North America division of the People & Organization Practice at Boston Consulting Group.

Sarah lives in Boston and holds a BA from Harvard and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth. She is an affiliate practitioner with the University of Southern California’s Center for Effective Organizations, an active member of the Organization Design Forum, and the author of “The Zig Zag Imperative: A New Way to Think about Strategic Vision.”

Alsephina is a newly named star in the southern sky. It means “the ship” in Arabic and was once part of a much larger constellation known as Argo Navis on which the Argonauts were said to have sailed. Generations have gazed up at the stars, weaving stories of their quests.
At Alsephina Consulting, we help companies connect-the-dots in new ways as they chart their growth. Our focus is on people, teams and organizations. We bring tools of organization design, behavioral science, people analytics, network analysis, innovation systems and classic human resources to understand and craft new stories as they are emerging.


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