Leah Hancock is the Lead Associate at Organizational Performance Group (OPG) where her work centers on helping people work together better. Leah guides organizations through strategic planning and culture change initiatives, supports teams in their development, and facilitates meetings, workshops, and retreats – all with the goal of helping individuals and organizations to increase their positive impact on the world. She also co-teaches OPG’s three-day Mastering Group Facilitation course.
Prior to OPG, Leah was a Senior Program Manager at the national nonprofit Wholesome Wave, working to increase affordable access to healthy food in under-resourced communities. During her tenure, she organized five statewide, cross-sector partnerships, unified under shared missions, goals, and metrics. She also specialized in guiding diverse groups through strategic planning, new initiative design and development, and collaborative engagement on policy advocacy.
Leah has established and facilitated national working groups of thought leaders, cultivated research partnerships, coordinated program evaluation efforts, led successful multi-million-dollar federal grant proposals, and conducted trainings for audiences across the country.
Leah graduated cum laude from Connecticut College with a degree in Sociology-based Human Relations, a minor in Hispanic Studies, and certificate from the Holleran Center Program in Community Action and Public Policy. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Management and certificate in Corporate Sustainability and Innovation through Harvard Extension School.