Erin Hyland is the Founder and Principal of Navigatrix Collaborative, LLC, a coaching and consulting practice. Her work centers on execution of strategic initiatives, performance enhancement and effecting change. Erin has worked with individuals, teams and organizations at different stages of development. Her clients have included individuals in a new role or implementing a challenging project, entrepreneurs finding their footing as a start-up, and mature organizations and teams making a shift or implementing interdisciplinary projects. Erin leverages over a decade in strategy consulting and project management of large-scale projects to support her clients in building a solid foundation and the requisite skills to execute successfully on their priority initiatives.
In her coaching practice, Erin’s clients clarify objectives, seek out what’s possible, identify needs and assess/leverage resources, engage key stakeholders as supporters, allies or partners, and build out a roadmap that breaks complex, ambitious aims into manageable, implementable components.
Erin’s consulting work encompasses facilitation and team building, stakeholder mapping and analysis, change management initiatives, business and strategic plans, project management and program design, mechanisms for strengthened governance and accountability, establishment of communities of practice and knowledge management networks, performance and operational reviews, business development and proposal strategies, and feasibility studies. Her consultative approach partners with her clients to develop solutions that consider staff needs and promote buy-in and ownership at the implementation and adoption stages.
Erin spent a decade in strategy consulting and project management with global infrastructure advisory firms Halcrow, CH2M and Arcadis leading various investment, strategy, stakeholder and planning projects. In prior roles, Erin worked with Earth Media and Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future, advising International Non-Governmental Organizations on stakeholder engagement strategies at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and in Nairobi, Kenya. Prior to that, she was a consultant at UNEP, managing and monitoring national integrated coastal pollution management programs, developing web-based knowledge sharing platforms to support international capacity building, and reviewing Global Environment Fund applications out of the GPA Coordination Office in The Hague.
Erin has a BS in Biology from Cornell University and a MS in Urban Planning from Columbia University. Other credentials include Certified Professional Coach with Leadership that Works, ProSci Certified Change Practitioner, Advanced Facilitation with Future Search Network and Level 2 Team Diagnostic Survey for team coaching.
Her community and volunteer engagements include serving as Board Director, Professional Development for the ICF NYC Charter Chapter, as a District Committee member and Education Committee Co-Facilitatory for NYC District 39’s Participatory Budgeting process, and as the Glass Ceiling Committee Co-Chair for the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS).