Hi, I’m Alix Devendra
I am a lawyer-turned-consultant with a knack for helping teams reframe how they work.
With more than ten years’ experience in sectors ranging from luxury goods to nonprofits, I’ve seen just how dysfunctional our organizations have become. And as a corporate employment attorney, I had to help companies navigate the complex web of laws and regulations governing the workplace—many of which were written in a different era.
By the time I left law practice, I had concluded that the way we work is broken and that the legal system is part of the problem.
Now I help teams actualize a new way of working—one that is more empowering, holisitic and efficient. A big piece of the puzzle is how we document and communicate these new practices. From contracts to policies to conflict-resolution procedures—the legal framework we put around our work matters. And it has a profound impact on how we show up every day. That’s what drives my passion for redesigning these documents and procedures. I believe that they can (and should) embody the organization’s values and mission.
Before I started consulting I practiced employment law at a Global 100 law firm in San Francisco. I graduated first in my class from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where I served on the Law Review Executive Board and externed for a federal judge. I graduated cum laude from Pomona College with a degree in French.
fluent in French 🇫🇷 former jazz 🎶 trombonist 🇿🇼 lived in Zimbabwe