About us

Prescient LLC helps executives and teams anticipate the impacts of critical global trends to capitalize on changing conditions, stay ahead of the competition and minimize risk.

News about big change pervades our world. Disruptive technologies! Climate change! Major social shifts! Geopolitical upheaval!

The question is: How will these emerging changes affect your strategy?

Prescient provides you knowledge, tools and frameworks to explore how emerging change could impact your firm, your stakeholders & your vision of the future, putting you in a better position to develop strategies to capitalize on changing conditions and plan for success in the long term.

Our services include strategy workshops and retreats,  executive education, keynotes and foresight capacity building.  Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, growing businesses, civilian and military government agencies, and industry associations and non-profits.

We are headquartered in Washington DC and are a woman-owned small business.

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Our Team

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Dr. Amy Zalman
Founder & CEO

Prescient was founded by Dr. Amy Zalman in 2017 after 15 years of working to accelerate transformation in public, private and non-profit organizations. She was called one of the top 7 futurists in the world by Huffington Post.

Amy is a Professor of Foresight at Georgetown University. She is the former CEO and President of the World Future Society and was the first Chair of Information Integration at the United States National War College. Her Ph.D. is from New York University’s Department of Middle Eastern Studies. You can learn more about her work at amyzalman.com.

Elissa Hamon

Elissa Hamon
Executive Assistant

Elissa Hamon is a Virtual Executive Assistant with over 20 years of administrative and executive assistant experience spanning the nonprofit arena, the corporate world, and all points in between. In addition to her work with Prescient, she assists between 7-10 clients at any given time. Elissa genuinely enjoys accomplishing the day-to-day operations and tasks required for a business or nonprofit to exist.

After signing off for the day, Elissa can be found singing the praises of her two spectacularly smart and spirited children while adoring her husband of 16 years as the most amazing man she’s ever known. After 4 cross-country moves, in the Fall of 2016 Elissa and her family settled down into their current home in Hanover, VA—a lovely 19th-century farmhouse atop a hill on a backcountry road.

Robert Gehorsam
Foresight Sandbox Advisor

Robert Gehorsam is a recognized leader in the development and applications of new technologies in complex environments. He began his career in senior executive positions at the Viacom/CBS Internet Group and at Sony Online Entertainment, where he oversaw the acquisition and launch of the world’s largest online games. Since then, he has served in leadership and advisory roles in fields including digital media, educational technology, artificial intelligence, the arts and bio-fabrication.Robert received his B.A. in Religious Studies and English Literature from Grinnell College.

Jesse Lambert
Foresight Sandbox Advisor

Jesse Lambert is Senior Manager of Innovation Solutions with Evans Consulting, leading fundamental, enduring evolution – from how we get around to how we engage with technology. He helps leaders make sound and informed strategic decisions, amplifying sustainable returns on their investments – with a primary focus on transportation and the public sector. He applies principles and techniques of strategy, design thinking, foresight, and organizational planning to help clients understand their unique advantages, evaluate key risks and opportunities, envision future success, and achieve their goals in harmony with their people. Jesse blends over 15 years of public policy and program management experience with a passion and academic background in global affairs. Jesse holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and M.A. in International Commerce & Policy from George Mason University.

Network of Experts

Prescient maintains a superb network of fellow professionals in areas that include emerging technology, strategic planning, organizational change and communications. We are pleased to have them join us on a project-by-project basis, as it serves our clients.


 
Prescient helps organizations compete and succeed in changing conditions

Services

Our services include strategy workshops and retreats,  executive education, keynotes and foresight capacity building.  Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, growing businesses, civilian and military government agencies, and industry associations and non-profits.

ENGAGE PRESCIENT

Our Services

Prescient's services include strategy workshops and retreats,  executive education, keynotes and foresight capacity building.  Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, growing businesses, civilian and military government agencies, and industry associations and non-profits.

ENGAGE PRESCIENT

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When you shift your assumptions about the future … and view signs of future change before your competitors … and grasp the potential effects of new business conditions … the results can be remarkably empowering.

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