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XLR8, LLC is a management consulting firm that has accelerated and transformed performance for a broad range of global organizations.  Through an innovative and comprehensive team approach, XLR8 Partners execute strategic talent management programs, tailored to the organization, to produce winning environments with higher rates of engagement, performance, retention, and profit.

XLR8 Partners have raised the bar with a proven ability to build development cultures that are sustainable for long term success.  We would love to help you accelerate the performance of your people and your bottom line.  We invite you to contact us to learn more.

Evan Leach, Ph.D.

Evan is a Partner in XLR8, LLC where he directs the firm’s research and evaluation services.  In addition, he is presently the Chairperson of the Management Department at West Chester University where he has served as a professor of Management for 23 years. 


During the past two decades, Evan has provided consultation for a variety of organizations in the private and public sectors in the areas of organizational and leadership development, managerial negotiations and many other topics relating to the psychology of work. 


Evan has extensive experience in the collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative market and organizational performance data.  He was formerly the Director of Research at the Wharton Cultural Management Project at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, where he designed and taught the Program Assessment course in the Nonprofit Management program from 1996-2006.  Evan received his Ph.D. and M.A. from Yale University.

Lisa Collins, MA, MCC

Lisa is Managing Parter at XLR8, LLC and a global training & organizational development professional with the strategic vision and management skills to bring innovative programs to global organizations. She is an analytical problem solver who advises management on ways to resolve highly sensitive issues. 


Accelerated leadership development is a particular talent of Lisa’s.  She has designed and tailored Succession Management programs for several global organizations, coaching their high potential leaders to higher positions and accelerating their careers.  In addition, Lisa is successful at building and sustaining development cultures.  She works closely with leadership teams guiding them to coach staff in their development and thereby infusing the organization with sustained behavior changes. In 2008, Lisa was recognized as a finalist for International SHRM Human Capital Award in Strategic Leadership for the “Strengthening Our Development Culture” global initiative.


Lisa has a Masters degree in Psychology with a concentration in Group Processes. She is Master Certified Coach (MCC) and Mentor Coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF).  Currently, there are less than 1500 Master Certified Coaches in the world!  She has extensive professional certifications in such areas as competency training, 360 instruments, behavioral interviewing, coaching, leadership effectiveness, and personality assessments.

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