Lola Komisin Mason, SPHR

Manager of Organizational Development
Pittsburgh, PA
United States of America


Evidence-based practitioner. Whether teaching a workshop or coaching a client, I rely on the findings of current research and scientific studies in the field of management and organizational development, positive psychology and neuroscience. Because of information overload and too much to do with too little time, few managers read the academic research of what works and doesn't work for designing effective organizations. In fact, only 1% of HR managers reported that they regularly read the management research creating a huge gap between research and practice. In-depth experience designing and directing corporate-wide initiatives related to leadership and management development, coaching and 360 degree feedback, performance management, culture change, climate assessments and team effectiveness. Teach seminars and workshops in the areas of leadership development, emotional intelligence, positive psychology, strengths-based leadership, constructive feedback, communication skills, conflict management, and teambuilding using a variety of psychological assessments. contact:


The University of Akron

1987 To 1990

Job History

Carnegie Mellon University

Graduate School adjunct faculty
August 2007 - present

Leadership Development, Coaching, Teambuilding

Consulting and Training
January 2005 - present

Carnegie Mellon University

Director, Organizational Development
May 2001 - March 2012

Eaton Cutler Hammer

Professional Development Manager
August 1999 - May 2001

Werner Co.

Corporate Training & Development Manager
January 1995 - January 1999

St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center

Director of Employee Education
January 1987 - January 1995

Penn State University

Program Development Administrator and Adjunct Faculty
January 1982 - January 1987