As a California Benefit Corporation and certified B Corp, MōD helps businesses and individuals become positive forces for good on the planet. MōD seeks to support organizations with meaningful growth and innovation strategies to attract and retain top talent, legacy investors, customers and engaged communities that care about creating a better world where humanity, nature and technology support one another.
Our unique approach is not only what differentiates us, but also what makes us successful. We provide a broad range of services to help organizations facilitate change, achieve their vision and optimize performance and productivity. MōD’s Organizational Design processes blend principles and practices of Design, Sustainability, Positive Psychology and Mindfulness alongside Project Management techniques and Human Resources strategies for a proven way to enhance stakeholder engagement and business performance.
Seasoned leaders with deep knowledge and experience in the for-profit, non-profit, and social enterprise sectors. We have collective expertise in information & knowledge management, executive leadership & social impact strategy, cultural training, mindfulness, Human Resources, and Project Management. Together, we faciliate MōD’s meaningful suite of services assuring that our clients get the most effective MōD partner for each stage of work.
Elizabeth Topp, PhD
Co-Founder & Principal
Elizabeth is a Professional Psychologist and has been working in the corporate sector for 25 years in the capacity of cross-cultural trainer, executive coach, and business consultant. Her strengths lie in working on issues of individual and organizational growth, including global leadership development, social impact strategy, systems thinking, and positive psychology. Elizabeth designed and researched an Executive Presence coaching model. The 4-step process, STOP – OBSERVE – ALIGN – ALLOW, is used to guide individuals and teams to build more effective and sustainable leadership skills, while reaching their goals for success.
Katrina Rahn, MLIS
Katrina Rahn has 18 years of experience in the non-profit and government sectors. Her strengths come from her experience in academic library management, staff development, collaboration, client relationship development, problem solving, design thinking, and bringing creativity to business. She values the power of technology and innovative solutions in balance with team development, creativity, and momentum. Her personal mission is to provide service to others in many forms and develop solutions in a way that is creative, human-centered, and effective.
Kim Cermak has spent over 20 years in the cross-cultural and diversity & inclusion field, developing markets and providing intercultural coaching, consulting and mindfulness training to individuals, teams and organizations. She has worked at the executive level at both profit and nonprofit organizations and has extensive experience helping organizations understand the vital link between respect and performance. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Cameroon Football Development Program.