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Our Associates

Our network of associates bring both breadth and depth of experience in executive coaching, leadership development and team effectiveness in a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations.  

Halelly Azulay

Leadership Development | Los Angeles, CA

Halelly Azulay is a dynamic consultant, facilitator, speaker and author with over 20 years of professional experience in workplace learning and communication. She is the author of Employee Development on a Shoestring (ASTD 2012), a book providing managers and supervisors hands-on tools and techniques for developing employees outside the classroom. Halelly specializes in leadership, communication skills, teambuilding, facilitation, coaching, and emotional intelligence with all organizational levels including C-level leaders, frontline managers and individual contributors. 

 

Linda Bidlack, PCC

Executive Coaching | Washington, DC

Linda Bidlack coaches leaders as they update their inner operating system to drive a more effective and resilient outer presence in an increasingly complex world. Her clients are high achievers wanting to take their impact to the next level but who realize that a shift is required - what got them to where they are now is not working as well on a bigger playing field with different players.  With a BA in Anthropology and an MA in Counseling, she got her training in Leadership Coaching at Georgetown University where she now serves on the faculty.  With 30 years of experience coaching and consulting in the federal, commercial, and non-profit sectors, she also coaches for the University of Maryland's Smith School of Business, American University's School for Public Administration, George Washington's World MBA, and the Mandela Fellows program for emerging African leaders. She has led year-long small groups of whites and African-Americans studying the black/white dynamic and is a volunteer Moderator of 1-day workshops for Better Angels bringing 7 conservatives and 7 liberals together to depolarize political conversations.

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Romi Boucher, PhD

Executive Coaching | Los Angeles, CA

Romi Boucher has been an executive coach, organization development consultant, and designer of leadership programs and strategic change initiatives for over 20 years. She has helped leaders and their organizations cause breakthrough change and results in business sectors ranging from established Fortune 100 organizations, governmental agencies, and educational organizations to professional firms characterized by intense competition. Romi is a Ph.D. Candidate at Fielding Graduate University, focusing her thesis research on the conversational practices that facilitate creative breakthroughs in collaborative workgroups. She also holds a Master’s degree in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding as well as a masters degree in marriage and family therapy.

Alan De Back

Instructional Design, Facilitation | Washington, DC

Alan De Back is an independent career counselor and learning consultant located in the metropolitan Washington, DC area.  His experience includes over 20 years in career counseling and learning/training related functions. In addition to his current independent role, Alan has served as director of global learning for an Internet consulting firm and manager of leadership development for a major aerospace corporation.  His experience also includes a role as a career counselor, trainer and program manager for a local Northern Virginia government, and assistant director of career services for a major Upstate New York university.

Iris Gelt-Warner

Executive Coaching | Los Angeles, CA

Iris Gelt Warner is an executive and career coach who works with teams and individuals on professional development, career change, and personal growth. She draws from a 40+ year career as a senior communications executive in a variety of complex organizations, from global corporations to government and non-profits. With her specialty in strategic communications, she helps her clients achieve powerful results in all types of meaningful interactions, from negotiations to presentations. Iris holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of New York at Albany, a Certificat d’Etudes from the University of Nice, France, and studied Corporate Community Relations at Boston College. She earned her coaching certification in 2002 from the Hudson Institute of Coaching in Santa Barbara. Iris is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and heads the communications team for ICF Los Angeles.

Kate Gigax, ACC

Executive Coaching, Facilitation | Los Angeles, CA

Kate Gigax is a leadership coach, facilitator and leadership development expert with a passion for helping people realize their full potential. She specializes in leader transitions and helping people get "unstuck" through coaching and program design/facilitation. Kate has a Master's in Industrial Organizational Psychology from George Mason University and a Bachelor's in Psychology from Arizona State University. She completed her coach training at Georgetown University and has certifications in Marshall Goldsmith's coaching methodology, the Workplace Big Five, Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI), the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), and the Co-Hero Leadership Framework.  She is a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the International Coach Federation and an Adjunct Executive Coach with the Center for Creative Leadership.     

Steve Heller, PCC

Executive Coaching | Washington, DC

Steve Heller is a dynamic and committed Leadership Coach, who specializes in helping leaders achieve new levels of personal effectiveness. He is particularly interested in the power of clarity, consistency and constancy in driving performance breakthroughs in organizations.  Steve served for many years on the Board of Directors of the International Coach Federation’s Washington, DC chapter (including a term as its President).  He obtained his Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University, and also holds degrees from the Johns Hopkins University (BSE) and the University of Pennsylvania (MSE).  Steve serves as an Adjunct Faculty member for Georgetown’s Leadership Coaching Certificate Program, and is an occasional guest lecturer at the National War College.

Marsha Hughes-Rease

Executive Coaching | Washington, DC

Marsha is an organization effectiveness consultant, certified executive coach, and certified group facilitator. She is committed to helping leaders and leadership teams identify goals for increasing their effectiveness leading change, their success in achieving business results, and addressing developmental needs including: (1) increasing adaptation capability needed to achieve positive results; (2) optimizing positive behaviors and strengths needed to assume increased change leader responsibilities; (3) responding effectively to systemic issues facing the organization; and (4) developing skills and habits of self-reflection that ensure learning continues long after the consulting and coaching relationship ends. 

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Angelo Ioffreda

Executive Coaching | Washington, DC

Angelo is leadership coach, consultant, and facilitator with more than 25 years of experience helping leaders and organizations more effectively lead, manage, and navigate change, and engage employees. As a coach, he takes a holistic approach in helping clients identify their priorities and make the changes that build their leadership capability. He believes that small changes can produce big results over time in terms of leadership presence, business performance, and personal satisfaction. Angelo is an adjunct professor in American University’s Key Executive Leadership Program and in George Washington University’s Strategic Public Relations program. He has an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, a M.A. in International Affairs from the University of Chicago, and certificates in Leadership Coaching and Organization Development from Georgetown University. 

 

Kevin Roche

Executive Coaching | Boston, MA

Kevin Roche is a performance-based coach whose focus is on achieving breakthrough results.  He is a former senior executive with over 25 years of global experience in industries ranging from technology, bio-pharmaceuticals, consumer products, nonprofits, healthcare and energy management. Kevin earned his MBA at Babson College with a focus on entrepreneurial studies and international management and his BA at Boston College.  He completed post-graduate studies in Strategic HR Planning at the University of Michigan, Advanced Organizational Development at Columbia University and is a Georgetown University, Certified Leadership Coach, an International Coaching Federation (ICF) accredited program.

Margaret Ryan

Executive Coaching | San Francisco, CA

Margaret has spent over two decades earning a glowing reputation for can-do optimism, authenticity, and conscious transformational leadership.  As a WonderWorker, she specializes in collaborating with clients who are committed to building a culture that values distributed power, authenticity and a willingness to support unleashing every employee’s strength’s, creating on-going transformation at every level. She is an advisor, coach and trainer to leaders who are ready to ‘dive' deeper into conscious behaviors and practices.

 

Julie Salganik, PCC

Executive Coaching | Boston, MA

Julie has worked as a consultant, facilitator, and coach with leaders in complex global organizations who are building and managing critical relationships internally and externally.  Her experience includes organizational strategy and process and individual learning and development.  Julie works around the world (Americas, EMEA, APAC) with senior leaders and across functions.  She is Adjunct Faculty in the MS in Leadership and Negotiation program at Bay Path University. She holds an MS (Foreign Service) from Georgetown University, with a focus on managing transitions in emerging markets, and an MA (History) and BA (History and International Relation) from Boston University.  Julie speaks English, Spanish, and native Russian, and is a professional certified coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and a trained mediator.

Jim Stockmal

Strategic Planning, Facilitation | Washington, DC

Jim Stockmal has more than two decades helping non-profit, government, and commercial organizations develop executable strategies.  His passion is the integration of people, process, and technology solutions to help organizations achieve their desired results through focused execution.  He provides facilitation services, structured off-sites and retreats, environmental scans, and strategic assessments, in addition to classical strategic planning workshops.  Jim has been a visiting lecturer to Georgetown, UConn, and the University of Maryland in the areas of strategy, process, reengineering and project management. Jim is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and holds certificates in organizational development and change management from Georgetown University and a certificate in the Team Performance team building facilitation process. 

Alice Waagen, PhD

Leadership Development | Washington, DC

Alice is a business consultant who teaches management skills to business leaders. Since earning a BS in Art Education from the New York State College at Buffalo, and MS and PhD degrees in Art Education from the Pennsylvania State University, Alice has conducted hundreds of workshops and training classes at many of the country’s top Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies in the Washington, DC, area. In just the last five years, more than 132 leaders from 26 regional organizations have graduated from her unique leadership development workshop series.

Jennifer Whitcomb, MCC

Executive Coaching | San Diego, DC

Jennifer is a leadership and executive coach who works with C level leaders in many types of organizations around the globe. She has coached many leaders to successfully reach developmental goals, transition smoothly to new leadership positions, enhance working relationships, and improve team and organizational performance. Jennifer helps leaders enhance their presence, gain clarity, and bring their best self forward especially when facing complex organizational challenges. Jennifer is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coach Federation.. She has a M.A. in Human Resource Development and B.A in Psychology. Jennifer is a faculty member and previous Co-Director of the Leadership Coaching Certificate Program and past Director of the Organization Development Certificate Program at Georgetown University.

Allie Wilksonson, ACC

Executive Coaching, Team Development | Boston, MA

Allie is an executive coach and leadership and organizational change consultant with twenty years of experience. Allie supports the ability of leaders to make decisions and take actions that draws upon their inner strength and their organization’s core values. She specializes in working with leaders and teams to align strategy and organizational design to build new capabilities and increase effectiveness. Allie is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation and received her leadership coaching certification at Georgetown University. Allie has a BS with distinction in Human Development from Cornell University and an MBA from Northeastern University.

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