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ICF Certified Coaches - Certificates in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University - Business Experience
Janet Makepeace, MSW, PCC
Leaders and teams leading through significant organizational transformation and those experiencing business or strategic challenges.
Janet is the founder and CEO of JAR Leadership Coaching®. She is a dynamic leadership coach committed to partnering with clients to uncover untapped opportunities. Her broad business experience spans 20 years of building and leading diverse, high performing teams and provides a strong platform for coaching with individuals across various sectors. Janet has significant experience leading in global corporate environments and possesses a great sense of cultural awareness. She takes a holistic approach to coaching through customizing her engagement which is determined by each client's end goals.
Janet has a particular interest in working with business leaders within healthcare, individuals leading through significant organizational transformation and those experiencing business or strategic challenges.
David Grant, MBA
His broad business background provides David with a unique perspective that allows him to build credibility, comfort, and trust with seasoned executives.
For over a decade, David has coached high-level executives and influential leaders in some of the world’s most well-respected companies, including Accenture, Apple, Ernst & Young, Google, IBM, McKinsey & Co., and United Health Group.
Prior to his coaching career, David enjoyed 20+ years as a successful business professional. He began his career as a factory manager for Berkshire Hathaway and later served Fortune 500 clients for over 10 years in Deloitte’s Strategy and Operations consulting practice. Most recently, David was the Global Vice President of Korn Ferry’s Leadership and Talent Consultancy, where he advised multinational firms on Succession Management, Talent Strategy, and Leadership Development.
David earned an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and a B.S. in Leadership Studies from the University of Maine. He is a member of the Harvard Institute of Coaching and is an adjunct faculty member with the New Ventures West Professional Coaching Certification program.
Professionals and organizations who want help exploring new perspectives, build resilience and create momentum.
As a leadership coach and diversity/organization development consultant, Fiona draws on her 25-year HR career at Accenture and Lockheed Martin, where she led work on executive talent management, leadership development, succession planning, recruitment, employee engagement, and inclusion and diversity initiatives. Fiona naturally creates safe and open environments that allow for individual transformation and organizational change. Clients appreciate her humor, curiosity, and sharp business acumen; she is a great listener and trusted advisor. Fiona led efforts at Accenture to create the LGBTQ network and ensured future sponsorship and global policy change, helping to position Accenture as one of the world’s top-rated companies for Diversity and Inclusion. She was a member of Accenture’s global Diversity Advisory Council and partnered with colleagues and clients in India, Singapore, Japan, Mexico, Brazil and across Europe to implement change.
Jennifer Hogan, MPA, MAPP, PCC
Leaders who are in new roles, managing organizational change and navigating transitions.
Jennifer (Jenn) Hogan is a leadership coach with 16+ years in corporate and government consulting, leading teams and managing projects, coaching, and leadership development. Jenn supports clients to lead and inspire others, leverage their unique strengths, and pursue challenging and meaningful goals. She has a particular interest in working with clients as they take on a new leadership role, manage organizational change, or navigate a transition.
Jenn works with clients ranging from new managers to seasoned leaders. She coaches across a range of sectors including Big Four consulting firms, financial services firms, private corporations, government, and international development.
Lynn Ellen Queen, MBA, CLC, PCC
Mid and senior leaders working globally, as well as teams in government, for-profit and non-profit business.
Lynn Ellen Queen is dedicated to helping clients find direction through leadership coaching, consulting, facilitation, and strategic planning. She works globally with mid and senior-level leaders as well as teams in government and for-profit and non-profit businesses. Prior to coaching full time, Lynn Ellen experienced firsthand the challenges facing leaders during her more than 25 years as an executive and consultant working in law, financial services, manufacturing, and non-profits.
Rachel Verlik, MS, PCC
Leaders who are in career transitions, interested in improving resiliency, communication, confidence, and emotional intelligence.
Rachel has over 20 years of business experience, including 13 years of Federal service as both an independent contributor and as a leader. She has served at the U.S. Coast Guard, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Federal Housing Finance Agency, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Rachel has a practical, results-oriented approach to coaching focused on her philosophy of coaching the whole person—mind, body, and spirit. She uses her warmth, humor, industry/leadership experience, and down-to-earth personality to establish rapport and build relationships with her clients. She works with clients to identify their values and deconstruct their internal stories with the goal to identify new possibilities and help clients reach their desired futures. Her interest areas are mid-senior level leaders, career transitions, resiliency, communication, confidence, emotional intelligence, and new/ emerging leadership development programs.
John Sommers, ACC
Hands-on experience leading organizations, departments, and sales teams has proven invaluable in his coaching work.
John’s strength and passion as an executive coach springs from his 25 years of experience in diverse and challenging leadership roles. John has worked in numerous corporate leadership positions beginning in the commercial insurance industry (General Accident Group & CNA Insurance) and in TV & film distribution (Artisan Pictures & Rysher Entertainment). His functional experience spans sales & marketing and general and financial management.
John has succeeded in many high-stress, high-pressure environments both in the US and overseas.
John’s coaching style is kind and compassionate but also straightforward and matter of fact. His approach encourages clients to reframe, refocus and take action in order to stimulate their journey of development.
Nancy Reller, ACC
Executive and emerging leaders who want to communicate with an authentic, confident presence, stretch into their next level, and expand their balance and resilience.
Nancy partners with her coaching clients to build their path of growth, achievement, and fulfillment to reach the goals they have identified, all while navigating professional and personal challenges. She holds expertise in healthcare, having worked in and for hospital systems and nursing homes. She is the co-designer and leadership coach of a cutting-edge program intended to transform moral distress into moral resilience for America’s bedside nurses. Loving the structured yet flexible process of coaching, Nancy considers it a privilege to sit with her clients as they struggle with the sometimes messy, sometimes joyous path toward being the leader they want to be.
Nancy uses her combined experience in leadership coaching, facilitation, and strategic communications to help organizations, teams, and individuals find the heart of what matters, helping them establish and cultivate the culture they envision. Her leadership coaching has also taken her into the fields of international development, education, advocacy for the aging, entrepreneurs in impact-driven business, and film production.
Stephen Kotev, MS, ACC
Engaging with established leaders across the government and corporate sectors.
Stephen is sought out for his warmth, insight, and commitment to his clients. His shoulder-to-shoulder approach to leadership coaching draws from over three decades of experience in Conflict Resolution and Embodiment. Utilizing aspects of Negotiation, Men’s Work, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Aikido, Embodied Peacemaking, and Somatic Abolitionism. He distills this experience down into key questions that surface the source of your challenges and the insight that will unlock meaningful action.
Stephen has worked with clients from throughout the Federal Government, including the National Institutes of Health, TSA, Department of Veterans Affairs, Smithsonian, and numerous others. His private sector clients range from within the corporate world and nonprofits to small and family-owned businesses. He also has experience internationally in Northern Ireland, Canada, Germany, and the Gulf states.Stephen enjoys working with new and established leaders that are hungry for change and willing to invest in their own growth and development in service of their goals and our greater good.
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