The OCL Group

The OCL Group helps leaders achieve results that make a measurable difference in the lives of people.  Through Results Based Leadership, we help leaders identify the changes they want to make in the world, quantify how they will know the change is being made, and put in place strategies to do the work.

What We Do

Leadership Development

Build the capacity of results leaders to work collaboratively across sectors to execute towards population level results. Offerings include Fellowship Programs, Executive Coaching, and Leadership Development Programs.

Cross-Sector Facilitation

Work with community partners and stakeholders to develop and execute a shared results action plan. Offerings include Performance Partnership Summits, Results Engagement Programs, and Results Coaching for Individuals or Teams.

Results Based Facilitation

Provide workshops to develop RBF competencies, a hands-on method that enables people to practice the skills for getting different and better results in their meetings and conversations.

Speaking Engagements

Deliver keynotes for conferences and stakeholder gatherings to connect leaders’ inherent passion for making a difference to the discipline of using data to drive decisions and putting results in the center of the work.

Creating the Container for Results Workshops

Create a results framework for program staff that supports the convening of teams and stakeholders, linking the theory underlying a results frame to the tasks carried out in this role.


  • “The experience we recently had developing and implementing a leadership development program with OCL was absolutely outstanding. Their experience, professionalism and collaborative approach resulted in a program that achieved the results we sought and, by all accounts, exceeded participants’ expectations. We would highly recommend OCL to anyone interested in results-oriented leadership work."

    Tony Cipollone, President and CEO, the John T. Gorman Foundation (Portland, Maine)”
  • “The Retreat went very, very well. Raj is just exceptional at what he does. Wow!....We love working with The OCL Group, too. I hope to do it again and again.”

    Sarah Vice President for Human Resources


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Who We Are

Results Based Leadership:  Creating Results that Matter

  • Patton Stephens
    Patton Stephens Director of Operations and Client Services

    Patton brings a unique combination of leadership development, project management, coaching, and writing skills to the work of results based leadership.  With degrees and/or training in Public Administration, Organization Development, Coaching, and Results Based Facilitation, Patton provides a role desperately needed in all projects:  establishing a solid foundation upon which important work can happen.  Patton relishes her work in the world of Results Based Leadership, which both in theory and application honors her long-standing approach of encouraging individuals and groups to reach for high-impact external goals in ways that also facilitate internal change—a two-tiered approach that ensures enduring success.

  • Raj Chawla
    Raj Chawla Principal

    Raj has over 25 years of experience in leadership development, organizational and executive coaching, and organizational development.  Raj helps leaders achieve greater system-wide outcomes and effect deeper system reforms by creating influence strategies within their organizations; forming and leveraging partnerships; and generating quantitative measures to guide, track, and unify critical work efforts and ensure the highest contributions to overarching goals and results.  Raj holds a Masters in International Affairs from The American University in Washington, D.C. and a B.A. in Economics from Emory University. He is a Master Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation.  In addition, Raj has participated in Executive Programs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and George Mason University.