Elsa Powel Strong

Senior Consultant, The Ariel Group

Elsa develops business leaders and organizations that inspire, motivate, and engage their people. As a Senior Consultant, she supports organizations and individuals to develop the influence and communication skills they need to drive better performance. Leveraging her experience directing Ariel’s team of designers and subject matter experts and managing Ariel’s product portfolio, she now specializes in consulting with clients to design solutions and serves as a thought leader and partner to all parts of Ariel’s business.

She has served clients across multiple industries and time zones for more than two decades including government agencies, scientific research institutions, bio-technology and pharmaceuticals, professional services, banking, insurance, manufacturing, and consumer goods.  

Passionate about music, Elsa has been performing opera and cabaret for more than twenty years. Her career includes performances in Carmen and Madame Butterfly with Opera Providence. Elsa holds a B.A. from Brown University and a M.A. in Organizational Management from George Washington University. She was also a contributor to the Langer Mindfulness Institute which was founded by Dr. Ellen Langer of Harvard University.

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