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E4 evolves their clients’ thinking and actions to position them for unprecedented success.  E4 has provided management consulting in both the private and public sectors across 35 U.S. States for over 25 years.  The firm specializes in strategic mindsets, healthy organizational behavior, business modeling, strategic planning and strategic implementation.

E4 designed and employs a highly effective methodology to increase a client’s ability to be adaptive and well-positioned for long-term, sustainable success.  Our Envisioned Future Model creatively moves a client through the following sequenced stages;

  1. Organizational Behavior,
  2. Organizational DNA,
  3. Business Modeling,
  4. Strategic Planning,
  5. Change Management and
  6. Operational Performance Management.

The outcome is a Strategic Blueprint which presents the critical focus areas, priorities and strategies to be executed by the organization in order to achieve its Envisioned Future.

The firm has developed a distinguished reputation for quickly discerning and addressing cultural and organizational misalignment.  Subsequently, E4 is often engaged to manage complex scenarios to foster fresh, game-changing perspectives.

E4 infuses accountability, authenticity, self-awareness and a culture of collaboration into each uniquely tailored engagement.

Lois Dostalik

Founder and Chief Strategist

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Lois founded E4 Strategic Consultancy 25 years ago because she is passionate about strategy and innovation.  The original intent was to develop a small, extremely well-respected boutique consultancy to assist businesses and organizations with strategy and the critical elements associated with both developing and executing strategy.  During the last 25 years, Lois has continued to refine E4’s methods in order to evolve with businesses and the marketplace.

Working with hundreds of clients from a myriad of industries throughout the United States, Lois has developed numerous strategic, organizational, leadership, and governance models to meet the needs of clients.  Several of these models have been implemented in government agencies, national associations, and industry groups. Lois has served as a key note speaker at various conventions and events discussing the criticality of strategy and culture and their evolving role throughout business and organizations.

Lois has established a reputation for very impactful facilitation skills; synthesizing data, information and inputs into meaningful outcomes. She has the ability to assist groups in thinking strategically and addressing the elephants in the room.

A current primary responsibility of Lois’ is to ensure that E4 is has the best possible talent and that the firm is constantly introducing new and cutting edge philosophies, findings and research to its clients.

In addition to her love of the arts and business innovation, Lois is fascinated by neuroscience research which reveals how the design of environments can build strategic habits which ultimately and positively influence achievement.

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

Lois believes the same is true of organizations.


Jon Foley Sherman, Ph.D.


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Jon brings to E4 over 10 years of executive support and office administration. He has streamlined communication and improved workflow for nationally celebrated communications firms, entertainment companies, and international architecture firms. He also brings an award-winning career as a theatre artist and academic, which explains his second title: a dramaturge is someone who advocates for the success of a play. This can involve everything from helping the playwright write it, conducting research for the cast who performs it, creating educational materials for the audiences that go to it, and placing it appropriately in the season of the theatre producing it. And this describes the type of work Jon does for clients at E4.


With a passion for efficiency and elegance, Jon oversees the application of E4’s mindset to its own work. He swiftly identifies stress points in processes while also conducting the rigorous research to unearth solutions, a practice he has developed over many years in the business and academic worlds. He has revamped the presentation templates for a live events company, managed the creation and launch of the LeaderEngage tool for the Grossman Group, and led the effort at Gensler to create and roll out a national applicant database. With his own varied background in several industries, several worlds almost, he brings a variety of perspectives to his client-centric approach to each task.


Jon is also an Executive Communications coach, specializing in Executive Presence training. Through workshops and one-to-one sessions, Jon helps executives transform their approaches to writing and public speaking to present their strongest and most authentic selves. He draws on his extensive background in theatre, which includes performing in the street in the Swiss Alps and in plays in New York and Chicago. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and is the co-editor of a book on performance and philosophy. His own book, A Strange Proximity: Stage Presence, Failure, and the Ethics of Attention was published by Routledge in May of 2016. He is a proud father and husband.