Meet Dr. LaShana
Organizational Behavior & Leadership Expert
LaShana has spent her life and career defying the odds and exceeding expectations and serves as a source of inspiration to many. LaShana was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2020 in the middle of earning her professional doctorate degree while slowing losing her ability to walk. While it would have been understandable to take time off to focus on her health LaShana was determined to persevere and complete her doctorate degree. She completed a rigorous academic program while continuing to work full-time, raise a family and undergo infusion treatments to combat the disease. LaShana emerged on the other side of the journey a stronger leader, better researcher and more confident person.
With over 20 years of experience in corporate America LaShana is keenly aware that you are only as good as the people you employ. Through Dr. Wiggs work in financial crimes automation and digitization she has assisted financial institutions in resolving process and technology deficiencies to remediate regulatory enforcement actions. She is named as a co-inventor on a U.S. Patent for a dynamic interface that is used in one of the leading financial institutions in the country for digitizing, storing, and verifying data.
While Dr. Wiggs has extensive professional experience she also has extensive experience leading from a place of care and compassion of employees. Research supports the idea that various leadership styles garner an array of results from people but understanding how to lead and communicate transformational efforts is somewhat of a blackbox. LaShana uses proven leadership strategies and academic research rigor to help firms develop optimal practices leaders can use to effectively manage people and manage risks and compliance that have regulatory implications for your firm.
Companies often spend an exorbitant amount of time and resources scaling their technical resources to support strategic objectives but fail to invest sufficient resources and energy toward the establishment and maintenance of an engaged and agile workforce.
When companies invest time and resources around the human capital in their firms, they are more likely to experience sustained results and a more satisfied, fulfilled workforce and less negative regulatory implications.