Herb Koplowitz Ph.D.

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Herb Koplowitz Ph.D.
Terra Firma Management Consulting

Herb Koplowitz, PhD, is President of Terra Firma Management Consulting.

Terra Firma helps organizations develop the structure, staffing and leadership they require to build trust and reach their strategic goals.

Herb specializes in helping employees, managers and executives learn ways of talking and thinking about organizational issues that help them find more effective solutions to their problems.

His consulting has been grounded in Global Organization Design concepts since 1990.

Unique background in the RO community

  • His academic focus on
    • Human development especially Piaget's developmental theories which provided foundation for studying Jaques's stages of cognitive development throughout life
    • Kuhn's work on the structure of scientific paradigms which provided perspective at understanding the impact of Jaques's revolutionary concepts on the field of management.
    • Philosophy that provided background and perspective for working with Jaques's scientific method, his rigourous use of univocal definitions, and describing the levels of knowing related to Jaques's thinking
  • His love and talent for clear thinking and clear writing

Contribution to the Requisite Organization Field

  • His collegial discussions with Elliott Jaques as Jaques was developing key concepts

Contribution to the Global Organization Design Society

  • Founding member
  • Presenting and moderating at GO Society World Conferences in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2014
  • Designing and leading professional development workshops from 2003 to 2014
  • Authoring the GO Society's website frequently asked questions

Contribution of resources to the GO Society website


Radio Interviews:


Written materials

Professional development workshop design


Contact info:

Email:             [email protected]

Telephone:     +‭1 (416) 809-1686‬

Website:         http://www.tfmc.ca

Linkedin url:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/herb-koplowitz-5682571/


Degrees and certifications

  • BA - Mathematics and Philosophy - Cornell University, New York, United States
  • PhD - Psychology - University of Massachusetts, United States
  • Registered Psychologist - Ontario, Canada

Contact Info


Major organizations and consulting firms that provide Requisite Organization-based services

A global association of academics, managers, and consultants that focuses on spreading RO implementation practices and encouraging their use
Dr. Gerry Kraines, the firms principal, combines Harry Levinson's leadership frameworks with Elliott Jaques's Requisite Organization. He worked closely with Jaques over many years, has trained more managers in these methods than anyone else in the field, and has developed a comprehensive RO-based software for client firms.
Founded as an assessment consultancy using Jaques's CIP methods, the US-based firm expanded to talent pool design and management, and managerial leadership practice-based work processes
Former RO-experienced CEO, Ron Harding, provides coaching to CEOs of start-ups and small and medium-size companies that are exploring their own use of RO concepts.  His role is limited, temporary and coordinated with the RO-based consultant working with the organization
Ron Capelle is unique in his multiple professional certifications, his implementation of RO concepts through well designed organization development methods, and his research documenting the effectiveness of his firm's interventions
A Toronto requisite organization-based consultancy with a wide range of executive coaching, training, organization design and development services.
A Sweden-based consultancy, Enhancer practices time-span based analysis, executive assessment, and provides due diligence diagnosis to investors on acquisitions.
Founded by Gillian Stamp, one of Jaques's colleagues at Brunel, the firm modified Jaques;s work-levels, developed the Career Path Appreciation method, and has grown to several hundred certified assessors in aligned consulting firms world-wide recently expanding to include organization design
Requisite Organization International Institute distributes Elliott Jaques's books, papers, and videos and provides RO-based training to client organizations