Our US/Canada Consultants

Katherine “Kit” Williams

Cambridge, MA

Katherine “Kit” Williams, with more than 20 years in the coaching and career development fields, is the founder and President of Compass Consulting, the firm that assists corporations to achieve maximum value from their coaching activities globally. Kit Wiliams created Compass Consulting because the services make a real impact and support corporate success. She is an expert in global executive development, offering her clients a strong business background coupled with a deep understanding of leadership development and coaching. Kit began her career as an investment banker at Citibank , First Pennsylvania and Fidelity. After a decade as a senior leader in the field, she moved to coaching other business leaders. Since then, she has been an entrepreneur, the leader of a corporate organization development team, a principal in a well-regarded coaching and career development firm and a Harvard Business School-based consultant. Her clients include Merck, Genzyme, Raytheon, Hewlett Packard, Agilent, Dussault Systemes and JP Morgan.

Kit Williams has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with an undergraduate degree from Rosemont College.

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Katherine “Kit” Williams

Katherine “Kit” Williams

Cambridge, MA

Margaret Butteriss

Milton, MA

Margaret Butteriss has more than 30 years global business, coaching and leadership development experience. She has been an expert in the field since 1978 and offers her clients insights into leading and managing global and domestic organizations and meeting the challenges faced during business and personal transitions. Margaret has worked as a senior leader for organizations such as Shell International in the UK, Shell Canada, Ontario Hydro and Fidelity Investments both in Canada and the US. She has also been an internal organization effectiveness consultant and executive coach where she helped to build high performing teams and to develop senior leadership talent. Her clients include: Royal Dutch Shell, Fidelity Investments, Corning, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, The Limited, Loblaws, The UniCredit Group, The Broad Institute, Dunkin Brands and Manulife Financial. Margaret is also an accomplished writer and speaker. She has published “Coaching the MVP. Developing your High Potential Employees”, Jossey Bass, 2008 and has co-authored the book “Corporate MVPs. Managing Your Company’s Most Valuable Performers”, John Wiley. She authored “Reinventing HR: Changing Roles to Create the High Performance Organization”, John Wiley and Sons, Canada Ltd and “Help Wanted. The Complete Guide to Human Resources for Canadian Entrepreneurs”, John Wiley. Margaret has a B.Sc. (Econ) and a M. Sc. (Econ) from Cardiff University in the UK.

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Margaret Butteriss

Margaret Butteriss

Milton, MA

Lori Dernavich

New York, NY

Lori Dernavich is an employee performance advisor who works with senior executives, boards, and business owners to resolve immediate employee crises, coach and develop leaders, turn around failing cultures, and implement long-term employee performance initiatives. Lori’s clients include Absolut Spirits Company, Legal Sea Foods, Sean John and Credit Suisse. Lori earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Certified Behavior Analyst. Prior to forming her own company, she spent several years serving as a senior recruiting consultant in Boston’s thriving high tech industry, traveled extensively as a corporate leadership coach and trainer for the UNICCO Services Company, and was a psychotherapist. Lori has been featured in Investors’ Business Daily; Crain’s NY, CFO Magazine, ForbesWoman, SmartMoney and has appeared as a leadership expert on FOX News. Lori is the former Chair of Step Up Women’s Network NY and sat on the board of the New England Society of Applied Psychology. She is actively involved in NY Cares, focusing on volunteering with children and adults with disabilities.

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Lori Dernavich

Lori Dernavich

New York, NY

Ann Fry

Austin, TX

Ann Fry, MSW, PCC has served corporations with training, executive coaching and facilitation for the last fourteen years. She currently teaches the Master Class in Coaching at NYU (New York University) as part of their Leadership and Human Capital Management curriculum. Among her clients are Genzyme, KPMG, King Pharmaceuticals, PacifiCare HMO, Shell Oil and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Ann is known as “workplace culture expert” having worked deeply with work groups to create cultures where people have high morale, are productive and high functioning, committed to their organizations, and happy going to work. Ann has coached people around the US and in Europe. Ann has had a valuable career as a Clinical Social Worker in her previous life and as Executive Director of Treatment Centers for Parkside Medical Services, both giving her a solid foundation for working with individuals and teams and for the application of direct management skills. Ann was a tenured University Professor at Governors State University in University Park, IL and taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas, Austin.

Ann’s degrees and certifications include an MSW, University of Illinois, Chicago Circle Campus; PCC (Professional Certified Coach), International Coach Federation; and advanced certifications in Systems Theory and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. She is also certified as a Birkman Consultant (offering Birkman Assessments).

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Ann Fry

Ann Fry

Austin, TX

Nancy Miriam Hawley

Cambridge, MA

Nancy Miriam Hawley is an executive coach, business leadership consultant, facilitator and speaker. She is CEO of Enlignment®, Inc., a business coaching and consulting company specializing in leadership development, systems thinking and organizational change. She specializes in working with entrepreneurs and copreneurial couples to cultivate strong relationships and effective communication that support thriving businesses. Ms. Hawley’s has extensive experience consulting in both the profit and nonprofit sectors, and for both local startup companies and multinational corporations. Her clients span the fields of law, medicine, biotech, engineering, education, development, financial services, and the arts. Prior to shifting her focus to leadership coaching and consulting, Ms. Hawley conducted a private psychotherapy practice for over 30 years. She brings compassion, insight and clarity to her work as a business coach and leadership consultant. She combines a vision of what is possible with confidence in every person’s potential for greater accomplishment and satisfaction. She challenges her clients to take focused and strategic action to deliver sustainable results with passion, purpose and integrity.

Ms. Hawley holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan/Ann Arbor. Her professional memberships include The Society for Organizational Learning (SoL) and The Boston Club. With a team from Sol’s Coaches Community of Practice, Ms. Hawley co-created Coaching from a Systems Perspective, a certification course in systems thinking in action.

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Nancy Miriam Hawley

Nancy Miriam Hawley

Cambridge, MA

Galia Jeffrey

Georgetown, MA

Galina U. Jeffrey provides executive coaching for corporate leaders with a particular focus on leaders taking on global responsibility and high potential women. Galina draws on her varied experience as a seasoned line executive as well as a versatile talent development practitioner. Galina has held significant roles in major corporations and has lived and worked domestically and internationally. As senior leader in a well-regarded consulting firm, The Forum Corporation, she worked with Fortune 500 companies around the globe. Galina developed and led the Asian market for Forum for nine years based in Hong Kong. Past roles with Forum include Regional Management, senior management oversight for support functions such as Research and Capability Development, Marketing/PR, HR, project resourcing and the Forum variable workforce. Among her key clients were The Department of Homeland Security, Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of America, Citibank, DuPont, Sealand, Jardine Pacific Limited, Deloitte & Touche, Leo Burnett, Merrill Lynch, American Express, Ameriprise, BCBS, Aetna, Carlson WagonLit and many others. Prior to joining Forum, Galina was a Senior Vice President at BayBanks in Boston, where she managed the HR function, built the training function, and directed overall staff planning and development. She has also held training and product development roles at Citibank. Fluent in Russian, Galina earned her Bachelor of Arts in Russian Studies and Education from Fordham University; she has done graduate work in adult education and organizational development at Fordham University and the University of Southern California. She is a certified by the Behavioral Coaching Institute as a Master Executive Coach and is certified by Neuro Business Group in the application of Neuroscience for business coaching.

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Galia Jeffrey

Galia Jeffrey

Georgetown, MA

Charlotte Maure

Long Beach, CA

Charlotte Maure brings operational and executive experience to her practice. She applies a powerful combination of executive coaching, conversational design, metrics, and executive experience to help leaders and their teams exert focused, cohesive, results-oriented efforts in international and politically charged environments.
Charlotte serves as the Coaching practice leader for Compass Strategic Partner in Asia – Human Capital Development, which is an international coaching and development organization with offices in Singapore, Manila, Tokyo, Bangkok, London, and Shanghai. Charlotte has trained coaches and provided executive coaching and coach supervision in a variety of locations worldwide, including the Philippines, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Los Angeles. She has led international teams for Fortune 100 companies addressing HR issues. She has also worked with international teams to improve their communications and performance as they implemented strategic and cultural changes within their organizations. Her coaching practice, centered on senior staff and C-level executives, focuses on the development of a leadership voice that encourages the contributions of others in the management of change. Typical coaching clients include a senior marketing executive in an international training firm, directors of major governmental agencies, and executives in the health services and talent development industries.
Before becoming a coach and consultant, Charlotte was senior executive in the governmental and financial services industries. Her executive experience included serving as the Chief Operating Officer for a governmental department responsible for a budget of $60 million and a staff of more 500 unionized and professional staff.

Charlotte is a certified integral coach, and has been certified to teach introduction to Integral Coaching. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor’s Degree in History, from Vassar College.

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Charlotte Maure

Charlotte Maure

Long Beach, CA

David Taylor-Klaus

Atlanta, GA

David Taylor-Klaus coaches and mentors entrepreneurs & executives who are achieving success professionally but are seeing that growth cause problems personally. Through coaching, his Executive Coaching clients shift from leadership competency towards leadership mastery and experience dramatic shifts in their performance (and, as a result, their career trajectory). His Entrepreneur Coaching clients move towards mastery in building, running and growing a profitable business. Both Executive Coaching clients and Entrepreneur Coaching clients experience these dramatic professional shifts while still raising thriving families AND living wildly fulfilling lives!

David believes that a powerful leader exists in each of us. David enables his clients – both individuals and teams – to unearth & unleash that leadership and take an active, intentional, and dynamic role in their personal and professional lives.

He is driven by his passions for growth and creativity. Both his personal and professional worlds clearly reflect a journey in pursuit of excellence, always with a great deal of humor and heart. Known for his sharp intellect and incisive ability to see what others do not, David balances his fierce candor with a warm heart.

DTK Coaching is the business coaching division of Touchstone Coaching, a company founded in 2007 by Elaine Taylor-Klaus, Joined by David in 2009. Prior to DTK Coaching / Touchstone Coaching, David was CEO of Digital Positions, an internet strategy and web development firm he co-founded in 1995 and sold to his partner in 2009. As a strategist, he worked closely with C-level executives, senior management teams and boards of directors, coaching them through broader perspectives around how interactive initiatives support the corporate vision and values for positive growth.

Prior to DP, David spent 5 years in technology consulting after a decade in the hospitality industry. David and Elaine currently live in Atlanta with their 3 children and a dog (named Kat) in a Buckhead neighborhood they developed in 1994. A gold-medal rower in the 2004 Georgia State Games, an avid cyclist, and a dedicated wine-collector, he enjoys kick-boxing, great jokes, and is his own best audience…”

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David Taylor-Klaus

David Taylor-Klaus

Atlanta, GA

Pam Lassiter

Boston, MA

Pam Lassiter, Author of The New Job Security, a Wall Street Journal award-winning book, is principal of Lassiter Consulting, a firm that provides development and career coaching to companies and individuals worldwide. Pam has been consulting for more than thirty years; her coaching and career development focus enables high potential employees to progress within their organizations, improving overall corporate productivity and performance. Her clients include Fortune 100 companies as well as startup and venture firms, and multiple graduate business programs including MIT, Harvard, and University of California Berkeley-Haas. She coaches global leaders for the Executive Education program at Harvard Business School. Specific client companies include Agfa, Gillette, BlueCross BlueShield, ITT, Harvard University, Getronics, First Data, Polaroid, Roche, Barclays Bank and others in the manufacturing, financial and high tech fields.

Pam Lassiter earned her Undergraduate Degree from the University of Texas in English/Spanish and her Master’s Degree from Boston University in Psychological Counseling with specific graduate coursework in Career Development and Business Management.

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Pam Lassiter

Pam Lassiter

Boston, MA

John B. Lazar

Forest Park, IL

John B. Lazar is an executive and leadership coach, performance consultant, group facilitator, author and speaker. He is founder and president of John B. Lazar & Associates, Inc., a coaching and consulting firm specializing in accelerating the development of leadership and management skills, translating them to improved performance and business results. Clients report that he is able to connect quickly with them, understanding and appreciating their situation and concerns, and co-designing a path forward. His warmth, insight and provocative questioning facilitate awareness, choice and transformative action. His clients have included Boeing, Deloitte, KPMG, Northern Trust Bank, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Rogers Wireless, Stericycle, Suncor and Tyco.

John earned a BA in Psychology from Lake Forest College and an MA in Clinical and Developmental Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has 30 years of experience in the business world as a consultant and coach. He completed his coach training with Newfield Network (1992, 2000) and the Institute for Generative Leadership (2010). John has been certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a master coach (MCC) since 1999. He is trained and certified to deliver and debrief several assessment instruments, including the Birkman Method®, the Hogan Leadership Suite, and the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory.

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John B. Lazar

John B. Lazar

Forest Park, IL

Stephanie McCray

Oak Park, IL

Stephanie McCray is President and Founder of Executive Material, a boutique coaching and consulting firm based in Chicago that specializes in individual and organizational change. The mission of Executive Material is to equip leaders to lead and we work across levels, across functions and across cultures.

Stephanie specializes in partnering with high-profile leaders who want access to a trusted advisor, outside their organizations; to help manage their high stakes, high stress roles. Stephanie is also passionate about addressing the special needs confronting Women and People of Color who want to advance their careers beyond the ranks of middle management.

As a faculty member with the Executive Education Program at Loyola University, Stephanie taught Graduate MBA courses on International Business Strategy, High Performance Work Systems and Conflict Management for Senior Leaders. Stephanie is a member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association where she has served as the Director of the Mentoring Program for the Chicago chapter. In her role as Chair of Leadership Coaching Initiatives, Stephanie was part of the team that created an award winning global leadership development program featuring Freda Lewis-Hall, SVP and Chief Medical Officer of Pfizer.

Stephanie works with clients from companies such as Baxter, Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis, Eli Lilly, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, SunGard, Google, Fannie Mae, MasterCard and Target. Stephanie received a Master’s Degree in Organization Development from Loyola University-Chicago in 2005. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Illinois at U-C where she graduated with honors. As an Executive Coach, Stephanie received her certification from New Ventures West, a professionally accredited coaches training organization that is recognized by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

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Stephanie McCray

Stephanie McCray

Oak Park, IL

Achim Nowak

Hollywood, FL

Achim Nowak is a corporate performance coach who integrates an extensive background in personal transformation techniques, team dynamics, visionary leadership and actor training in his coaching practice. Achim has extensive coaching experience with C-level executives and entrepreneurs from a wide range of businesses – healthcare, banking, biotechnology, and industrial products. As a senior course leader for Langevin Learning Services, the largest train-the-trainer company in the world, Achim has conducted seminars about human performance improvement throughout North America and Europe. A native of Germany who has lived and worked in many parts of the world, Achim brings a sharp global mindset to business leadership. When not coaching in the business world, he can be found leading conflict transformation initiatives in chronic conflict regions of the world, for organizations such as UNESCO, Seeds of Peace, and the Peres Center for Peace. His book Power Speaking: The Art of the Exceptional Public Speaker is in its third printing and has become an essential leadership development tool in numerous Fortune 500 companies. Achim’s new book Infectious: How We Connect will be published by Skyhorse in 2012. Achim holds an M.A. in Organizational Psychology and International Relations from New York University. He served for over a decade on the faculty of NYU and currently teaches each summer at the University of Massachusetts School of Management. Achim and his work have been featured on 60 Minutes, The Today Show, CNN, NPR, The Miami Herald, and in the award-winning documentary The Last Enemy.

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Achim Nowak

Achim Nowak

Hollywood, FL

Peter Prichard

Montclair, NJ

Peter Prichard CMF, Senior Consultant Compass Consulting. Peter brings significant energy to executive coaching, group facilitation and team building, talent assessment and leadership development. A thought leader, he has introduced new and now widely used concepts to the executive coaching and career transition fields. Peter has served in leadership roles in Hay Group where he had both a regional and U.S. leadership role, Lee Hecht Harrison where he was the SVP Quality, Internal Ethics Officer, a Master Coach and six time winner of the President’s Award for Excellence, and Seagate Associates where he was on the Management Committee and supervised 50 consultants.

Peter has worked in multiple industries while coaching thousands of professionals on five continents. He specializes in assisting individuals to harness their energy towards goals that will have a significant impact on their career success while reaching organizational goals. He has used his understanding of the research behind Peak Performance in world class athletes and his experience using emotional intelligence assessments to create these significant career successes in a wide-ranging group of individuals.

Peter has a MA from NYU, a Career Management Fellow certification from the Institute of Career Certification International, and accreditations in the use of over 20 leadership and personality assessment instruments. He has taught courses and workshops on leadership and goal attainment topics at Columbia U., Johns Hopkins U., NYU, and other colleges and universities while also being asked to present at hundreds of professional conferences and workshops.

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Peter Prichard

Peter Prichard

Montclair, NJ

Lewis M. Rambo, Ph.D.

St. Paul, MN

Lewis M. Rambo, Ph.D. is an Executive Coach and consultant in Organization Development, Human Resources Management, Managerial Performance Enhancement, Boards of Directors Effectiveness, Diversity and Workforce Inclusion. Dr. Rambo has been engaged as an executive coach and consultant for multinational corporations, family-owned businesses, educational institutions, professional corporations, governmental agencies, and NGOs in the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. He was Dean and Professor of Human Resources Management and Organization Development at INCAE, the premier graduate business school in Central America and has been heavily involved with education and educational institutions at all levels: elementary, secondary, college and postgraduate.

For more than twenty years, he was Senior Vice President at Arthur D. Little, (ADL), the internationally recognized management, research and technical consulting firm. Prior to joining ADL, Dr. Rambo held senior Human Resources Management positions at General Electric and Ford.

Dr. Rambo received his M.A. and Ph.D. at Wayne State University in Organizational-Industrial Psychology. He also studied Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois and completed postdoctoral studies at the Harvard University, Graduate School of Education.

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Lewis M. Rambo, Ph.D.

Lewis M. Rambo, Ph.D.

St. Paul, MN

Carol Salloway

Foxboro, MA

Carol Salloway, Executive Coach As an organizational consultant and executive coach for 25 years, Carol has worked with leaders and managers at all levels to expand their effectiveness and enhance their organization’s capabilities. Through the partnership created, clients expand the view of their competence and possibilities. Her pragmatic approach to coaching supports clients to ultimately be more powerful, effective and fulfilled in their lives. Carol’s industry experience includes companies in the financial services, technology, biotechnology, health care, and higher education sectors.

Carol is certified in many of the best-in-class instruments including the Leadership Versatility Index (LVI), the Emotional Intelligence in Action (EQiA) assessment, The Hogan Assessments, the Leadership Effectiveness Analysis (LEA), CCL’s Benchmarks, HayGroup’s Emotional & Social Competency Inventory (ESCI), the Leadership Agility 360, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), NVC Mediation and various other instruments and processes.

Carol received an MBA, with a concentration in Organizational Behavior from Boston University and a BA in Psychology from Simmons College. She completed her professional coaching certification with New Ventures West.

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Carol Salloway

Carol Salloway

Foxboro, MA

Robert Schilling

Long Beach, CA

Bob Schilling is a founding Member of the Board and CFO of Human Capital Development Group. He has worked for over a decade to bring advanced approaches to coaching and facilitation to Asia, Europe and North America. As a Member of the Board, Bob has been part of the founding of an integral coaching school in Singapore, under the auspices of New Ventures West. He has also supported the recent openings of HCD affiliates in Bangkok, Thailand, and in the Netherlands. The HCD Group pursues significant portions of its work through partnerships with other coaches, facilitators, and consultants, and Bob has been a contributor to building those relationships.

His training and practical experience give him an appreciation for the real problems leaders and managers face, and contribute to his effectiveness as a coach.

Bob works with leadership teams to help them navigate uncertain, volatile environments. He is regularly called upon to support change initiatives in large public agencies. Most recently, he served as a key team member in the restructuring of a major commuter railroad, and continues to support the railroad’s executives in bringing about needed change.

Bob has carried out coaching and facilitation assignments in a wide range of companies and agencies. Representative clients include APL Logistics, Metrolink, Jollibee Foods Corporation, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the biotech firm MedImmune, the high tech multinational WIPRO, Los Angeles World Airports, and Fannie Mae. Bob was also been invited to help train coaches in the US, Singapore and South Africa.

Prior to his work as a coach and consultant, Bob amassed nearly 30 years’ management and leadership experience with the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Tunnels & Bridges subsidiary, the New York City Transit Authority, the Saudi Public Transport Company, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Education and Certifications

Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science, Whittier College
Master of Public Administration, University of Southern California.
Certified Integral Coach, by New Ventures West, San Francisco, CA
Certified Devine Inventory Coach, Devine Group, Cincinnati, OH

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Robert Schilling

Robert Schilling

Long Beach, CA

Dan Treadwell

Pennington, NJ

Dan Treadwell has provided executive coaching services for Fortune 1000 corporations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia since 2000.

During his consulting career, Dan has worked with virtually all sectors and has developed a strong knowledge and understanding of scientific, engineering, and IT professionals and their management strengths and liabilities. He has spoken nation-wide and has co-authored a book, Money Isn’t All That Matters, on the topic.

It’s Dan’s belief that no one ever perfects communication, leadership, and management skills. So, to be effective, everyone must strive for continuous improvement.

Dan’s style, while “no nonsense” and practical, is compassionate and respectful. He insists that leaders treat others with dignity and respect – regardless of circumstance. The approaches and principles he suggests are not complex in and of themselves; it is in day-to-day execution that they provide challenges.

Dan brings over 30 years of practical management and leadership experience to his clients. In his career, he has functioned in management, project management and executive roles.

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Dan Treadwell

Dan Treadwell

Pennington, NJ

Bill Stevens

Oakville, ON

Bill is a business and leadership consultant, executive coach, workshop leader, University teacher, interim executive, board chair, and board member. He has specialized in performance, leadership and relationship in the workplace for over 20 years.

He works with private and public sector organizations, has won student sponsored University teaching awards, been senior partner for Canada at a global consulting and training company, was an international practice leader and wrote the trademarked “Fulcrum Method for Organizational Change.” His practice in Toronto has included work with the leaders of small and large corporations, family owned businesses, academic institutions, government and professional services firms.

His leadership development work combines his business acumen and talent for inspiring others, developing and executing on strategic clarity, and teaching best practices. He works with CEO’s, Presidents, leadership teams and individuals worldwide. He is a leading collaborative facilitator, committed to the belief that the true potential of people can be brought to realization through strategic and transformational conversations.

He has been featured in The National Post and The Globe and Mail on topics such as communication in the workplace, and the cultural side of mergers and acquisitions. In 2012, he co-authored the workshop “9 Habits for Success: Sustainable Results Through Trust and Connection”. He is currently the Managing Partner of The Fulcrum Group, Interim Executive Vice President for Commonwealth Legal, teaches part time, and is Board Chair for United Way Oakville.

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Bill Stevens

Bill Stevens

Oakville, ON

Linda Wingate

Philadelphia, PA

Linda C. Wingate is the founding principal of Wingate Consulting, a leadership development consulting firm. She advises senior managers in identifying, developing and sustaining talented people who are aligned with the organization’s core values, and can contribute to organizational outcomes. Linda has an expertise in coaching newly-hired leaders through their on-boarding process and emerging leaders as they move up in the organization.

Before founding Wingate Consulting in 1994, Linda spent over thirteen years with CIGNA Corporation, where she was head of corporate-wide management and leadership development. Linda began her career at Colonial Penn Insurance Company as a personal lines underwriter and then as a technical trainer. She moved to INA Insurance Company as a personal lines automobile trainer and was responsible for curriculum design and development.

Linda received her Masters in Organization Development from Temple University and her Bachelors from Fairmont College. She is a member of Human Resource Planning Society, and Greater Philadelphia Senior Executives Group.

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Linda Wingate

Linda Wingate

Philadelphia, PA