Ellen Hite has joined ZG Worldwide Consultants in Springfield as an executive coach and management consultant.
Hite specializes in developing leadership through "neuro-management," a technique which challenges thought patterns with the goal of improving communication and creativity.
"Sometimes, the belief systems weve established need to be rewritten in our brains," Hite said. "It makes a difference in how we create."
She says her practice involves examining organizational cultures to identify "blind spots" in trust and communication that may negatively affect interactions.
"If you are thinking from an area of reserved trust, that's just responding, not creating," she said. "When you just respond to an action, you have trouble creating something different from what you have already done."
ZG Worldwide Consultants is a Springfield-based consulting group specializing in business, technology, media and healthcare.