She specializes in multicultural organization change efforts, particularly with organizations that are challenged by the effects of culture, whether from the ethnic/societal/religious differences inherent in workforces from different countries, the cultural chasm that can exist between functions such as engineering and human resources, or the corporate culture clash that usually accompanies mergers and acquisitions.
As both an internal and external consultant, Dr. Babicz has been instrumental in the success of numerous change efforts, such as transitioning an entire domestic oil and gas operation from a traditional to a team-based structure, an organization redesign and culture change effort in a US government agency, process improvement projects in an offshore oil and gas joint venture, and the merger of seven different nonprofits into one. She has also addressed organization effectiveness issues through training, leadership development, performance management, strategic planning, group facilitation and coaching. A sampling of her client list includes the US government agencies, Eli Lilly (UK), US Embassies in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, and a Malaysian gas production joint venture. She participated in US State Department Public Diplomacy efforts by conducting workshops on change, goal setting, decision-making, and leadership for key foreign government ministries and universities.
As a manager and senior executive, Dr. Babicz has created or developed human resource and organization effectiveness functions in a variety of industries, including consumer products, food manufacturing and oil and gas, both in the US and overseas. She has held positions of increasing responsibility (including VP of HR and Organization Effectiveness roles) in companies such as Occidental Oil and Gas Company (in Siberia, the US, and Qatar), Little Lady Foods, James River Corporation, the Chicago Tribune, and the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana (the largest Girl Scout council in the world).
Dr. Babicz is the owner and founder of NewView International, an organization effectiveness consulting firm with clients in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. Dr. Babicz has taught at the University of Southern California Bovard College, Benedictine University, and American University. She holds a PhD in International Relations from the School of International Service at American University, an MOD (Master of Organization Development) from Bowling Green State University, and a BA in International Studies from Texas Christian University. Her research interests include organization change, the role of culture in organizational decision making, international and multicultural organization effectiveness, and the role of religion in international relations and foreign policy, .