Greensboro, NC – May 29, 2019 – In a friendly acquisition, Stephanie Lischke has purchased Franklin & White, a trusted partner for assessment management services serving executive coaches, leadership consultants, organizational learning and development professionals and university executive programs around the world.
This comes at a time when assessment use is increasing, and, at the same time, the variety of instruments is greatly expanding.
“There is a flood of new assessments in the market requiring users to be more discriminating,” said Lischke. “More and more, clients are looking to Franklin & White for review and recommendations that are ‘assessment agnostic,’ in addition to managing their assessment process.”
Lischke has plans to strategically add more products and services that will include project management for learning and development initiatives, materials design and a broader range of assessments and assessment-related services. Franklin & White has already expanded its staff to support new offerings.
Franklin & White was founded in 1995 by Bobbin Franklin and Katie White. Lischke has been a client of the firm for decades and is herself an expert on assessment for development. She will maintain the current Franklin & White name—at least for the near future—as well as the structure and core service offerings.
“Katie and Bobbin recognized an important need for assessment management that was independent of any assessment publishers, so they could support clients objectively,” said Lischke. “I’m excited to be part of the organization for its next phase, and am thrilled that all previous employees are staying, and that we’ve already added some great new hires to the mix.”
Lischke is also the founder and principal of Positive Developments, a global consulting firm focusing on helping organizations strengthen their competitive advantage by growing and maximizing human talent. Her experience includes serving as vice president of leadership and organizational effectiveness for a large, global advisory firm and 15 years of experience at the Center for Creative. Lischke also currently serves as an independent contractor/adjunct faculty for several executive development firms. She is a frequent speaker at conferences on topics of leadership, leaders-as-coaches, strategic leadership and is a subject matter expert in assessment and development.