C4C is a community network of independent coaches, consultants, and transformational change experts co-founded in 2018 by Ian Ziskin and Lacey Leone McLaughlin. At any point in time, we have 60-80 members who represent diverse experiences, geographies, industries, leadership lenses, and areas of functional expertise. We partner with clients on coaching engagements, leadership development programs, talent solutions consulting projects, business and culture transformations, innovation and strategy alignment efforts, and much more.

C4C is based on The Spirit of Abundance, a shorthand way of saying that our purpose is to share business opportunities, competitive intelligence, learning and ideas, and best practices that allow us to collaborate on behalf of clients, rather than compete among ourselves. We encourage, support, and raise the bar for one another. We believe we are stronger together than alone. As a result, our clients win, and so do we.

We operate in accordance with the following Guiding Principles: 

  1. Abundance – We collaborate within, so everyone can win
  2. Surge Capacity – We deliver more capability for clients together than alone
  3. Business Referrals – We share opportunities and fees to provide clients trusted alternatives
  4. Inclusion – We represent depth and breadth of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, geographies, industries, and diversity in all dimensions
  5. Reciprocity – We network, share best practices, teach, learn, respect one another’s time, and get what we give
  6. Agility – We act and respond quickly and operate with a light, non-bureaucratic, entrepreneurial, and voluntary touch


With over 50 years of combined experience working with more than 200 clients in over 20 industries, Lacey Leone McLaughlin, President of LLM Consulting Group, Inc. and Ian Ziskin, President of EXec EXcel Group LLC founded the Consortium for Change (C4C) in 2018.

Ian Ziskin
Ian ZiskinCo-Founder and Partner
Ian is President of EXec EXcel Group LLC, a human capital coaching and consulting firm he founded in 2010 following a highly successful 28-year career as a corporate business executive. Ian delivers services to clients as a board advisor, coach, consultant, teacher, speaker, and author. His client base and corporate work span the aerospace and defense, automotive, chemical, consumer products, education, electronic components, energy, entertainment, financial services, health care, information technology, professional services, and telecommunications industries, among others.
Lacey Leone McLaughlin
Lacey Leone McLaughlinCo-Founder and Partner
Lacey is President of LLM Consulting Group, Inc and previously Director of Executive Education of the Center for Effective Organizations (CEO) at the Marshall School of Business where she focused on running two lines of business that translate thought leadership into programs, leadership development and consulting offerings that translate into lasting organizational change. Lacey is a leadership and talent management professional and executive coach. With years of experience helping leaders drive impact through delivering on clearly identified goals.