Dr. Lola Gershfeld
Founder & CEO of Level Five Executive
Dr. Lola Gershfeld, PsyD is the founder and CEO of Level Five Executive. She has developed protocols that transform boards into effective teams that are engaged with the vital work they do to govern Fortune 1000 companies.
Dr. Gershfeld has gathered and developed highly effective techniques and tools for creating positive interactions among board members, between the executive team and the board, and between the board and investors – all of which lead to improved board performance, talent retention, and risk management. Her fresh perspective has led her to an emotional-focused approach where she creates safe environments for the board to increase performance. This approach includes the Board Dynamics Process, a roadmap to creating emotional safety in the boardroom.
Armed with a Doctorate in Organizational Psychology and more than 30 years of experience in business operations, Dr. Gershfeld demonstrates a unique focus on building a board’s value through high integrity, intent, capabilities, and results. She has experience working with all types of boards in a variety of industries.
Her authored works include the Effective Board Dynamics Guide, Be Cards, and several self-assessments and surveys which are used to improve board dynamics. Her articles have been published in OC Lawyer and NACD Directors Magazines and she has been a guest blogger for The CEO Magazine. Dr. Gershfeld also serves on the Board of Governors at the Center Club Orange County.