Coaches & Consultants
The Coaches and Conusltants at Nebo are not only trained at the best coaching institutions, but they are all highly invested in the success of their clients.To read more about our coaches and consultants, click on the names in the list below:
In addition to leadership coaching, several Nebo coaches are also specially trained as part of our Nebo for Women leadership program. These coaches are noted in the following list.
- Susan Braverman
- Mimi Darmstadter (Nebo for Women)
- Susan E. Dunlap
- Katherine (Kate) Ebner, Principal (Nebo for Women)
- Paige Eldridge (Nebo for Women)
- Bette George
- Steve Heller
- Erica Hoffman (Nebo for Women)
- Bill Hummel
- Roz Kay
- Cliff Kayser
- Jan Kearce
- Steve Kullback
- Nancy Lamberton
- Richard Metheny
- Clarice Scriber
- Patton Stephens (Nebo for Women)
- Julie Thompson
- Lee Ann Wurster-Naefe
Executive Leadership Coach and Organizational Consultant
Susan Braverman is an executive leadership coach who works with leaders to develop and strengthen leadership competencies, to enhance workplace climate, and to increase individual and team effectiveness. She has worked with some of the most challenging workplace issues, helping individuals and groups cope effectively with conflicts and or devastating events.
Susan was a founding partner of CMG Associates, an organization specializing in providing trauma response and workplace violence prevention to organizations of all kinds. She managed trauma-response teams and provided workplace violence risk assessments in addition to providing Employee Assistance Services to a wide range of high-risk organizations, both public and private. She consulted regularly to senior management on crisis response and organizational resiliency. She has taught crisis management in organizations of all kinds, including U.S. Government agencies.
With her background in systems theory and her interest in both organizational and individual development, Susan sees clients both as individuals and in the context of their organizational setting. She makes use of various assessment instruments to help isolate areas of strength as well as those needing further development. With a focus on goal setting, accountability and challenge, Susan supports the growth of competencies and a powerful sense of effectiveness in the leaders with whom she works. She is known for her directness, her insight, her ability to listen deeply, and to identify core issues for clients. She can then help them to develop appropriate strategies for addressing issues effectively and moving forward in their careers.
Susan has a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University as well as a Masters in Social Work from Boston University, where she also served as Adjunct Faculty. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts and Maryland. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation. She is a graduate of The Coaches Training Institute and has received additional training in conflict coaching.
Susan is qualified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory, The Leadership Circle 360° Profile™ and The Leadership Circle Climate Survey™, and has developed focus groups and climate surveys to help organizations better understand their challenges and their needs. Certification in the DISC Assessment is pending. Susan is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), and is the Past President of the Metro DC Chapter of ICF. She was recently appointed to the Independent Review Board of ICF. She is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the American Society for Training and Development, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and the Employee Assistance Professionals Association.
Nebo for Women
“Being part of MOMreturns means that I can support women through this amazing time of transition and in so doing bear witness to their success and satisfaction in work and life.”
Mimi Darmstadter is a MOMreturns leadership coach. She brings 20 years of experience as a seasoned leader in the learning and performance and talent management fields. As a MOMreturns coach her areas of interest and expertise include:
- Personal/professional periods of transition and goal setting management and achievement
- Emotional intelligence
- Communication skills
- Balance and presence in life
- Conducting workshops on issues related to transitioning working mothers
In 2008 Mimi’s launched her own coaching practice and HR consultancy, My Life’s Work Coaching and Consulting, which complements her work with MOMreturns. Prior to this endeavor Mimi worked for 12 years at Covance Inc. where she served as a senior leader within the Human Resources function. As Covance’s Senior Manger for Training and Development Mimi oversaw the design and delivery of many of the Company’s leadership and employee development programs including initiatives to grow mid-managers as leaders shape company culture and build employee engagement. Mimi also served on Covance’s Global Diversity Council and led many of the Company’s diversity and inclusion training initiatives. She also launched its global mentoring program a program with 100 mentoring pairs annually, that remains one of its flagship workforce development initiatives for women employees.
Prior to Covance, Mimi worked for over five years as the training manager for the National Network for Youth, a not-for-profit membership organization for at-risk young people.
Mimi is a graduate of Georgetown University's Leadership Coaching Certificate Program. Her Masters Degree in Social Service Administration is from the University of Chicago. She earned a double Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Creative Writing from the University of Michigan where she was the recipient of a Hopwood Award for Underclassman Fiction Writing.
Mimi's extracurricular interests include teaching fitness classes, watching independent films, and spending time with her husband and two sons, Ari (age 10) and Eric (age 8).
Susan E. Dunlap
Leadership Coach, Nebo for Lawyers
Susan Dunlap is a strategy consultant and leadership coach who specializes in working with lawyers in leadership positions with international, national and regional law firms. Over the last 20 years, Susan has counseled law firm chairmen and managing partners, policy committee members and practice group leaders in conceptualizing and implementing a broad range of firm-wide and practice group strategic growth and change initiatives.
As a coach, Susan works one-on-one with law firm leaders to bring forth each person’s authentic leadership style, identifying the person's innate leadership capabilities and honing those capabilities into effective leadership skills that enhance the person's ability to succeed as a leader and enjoy a greater sense of fulfillment and accomplishment at work.
Susan brings a unique perspective to coaching law firm leaders because much of her career has involved consulting with law firm leaders on a daily basis in developing and implementing their firms’ most important and difficult strategic initiatives, including firm-wide and practice group planning, lateral partner hiring and integration, business development and marketing. Based on this experience, Susan has a comprehensive understanding and awareness of the demands and challenges facing the leaders of large law firms.
Susan has taught CLE classes and programs on practice development for the Georgetown University Law Center and the D.C. Women's Bar Association, and she has published articles in the Legal Times and the Washington Lawyer on law firm management. Susan is a graduate of the Georgetown University Executive Leadership Coaching Program, has completed graduate level courses in finance through Wharton School of Business and organizational psychology at the University of Maryland, and has a B.A. from The University of the South.
To learn more about Susan and her role in Nebo for Lawyers, click here.
Katherine (Kate) Ebner
Principal, Executive Leadership Coach, MOMreturns Coach, Organizational Consultant
Katherine (Kate) Ebner is a change leader, writer, business strategist, and leadership coach who is catalyzing conversations, forging connections, and creating opportunities to realize transformational change at this critical time in our history. She has spent the last two decades guiding change in corporations, educational institutions, non-profits, and associations – partnering with clients to realize transformational change by balancing her business and organizational expertise with her deep understanding of the human elements of leadership. Kate's work is grounded in her core belief that “we are the leaders we’ve been waiting for.” In this spirit, she invites individuals from all walks of life to harness their creativity and talent and to call upon their best selves to focus on what matters most in their lives and at work.
Committed to encouraging the voices and leadership of women at work, at home and in the world, Kate is a founding partner of The Nebo Company and Nebo for Women, programs designed to transform the lives of women by sharing a new paradigm for working, leading and living. In this capacity, Kate leads retreats and special programs, using an innovative model for teaching women how to create shifts in their lives that ensure greater effectiveness and fulfillment. In a similar spirit, The Nebo Company’s newest offering, MOMreturns, is a special program that helps women to navigate the transition back to work after having or raising children.
Kate is deeply committed to a peaceful and sustainable future. She has collaborated with Peace x Peace, The Soul of Money Institute, The Oneness-Family School, and other organizations dedicated to making a difference in the world. She and Partner Jan Kearce head the DC chapter of the Global Sufficiency Network, a national movement to help people live from sufficiency rather than scarcity.
In 2004, Kate Ebner founded The Nebo Company with a vision of bringing innovative people, ideas, research, and methods together to crystallize visions for a better future and to make those visions real. Today, The Nebo Company continues to work for a peaceful and sustainable world by providing leadership development, coaching and consulting services to leaders in the corporate, government, and non-profit sectors, as well as offerings for individuals and organizations who desire to design and step into a larger vision for their lives and work.
Kate is a member of the faculty and a co-director of Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program, a renowned certification program for coaches that approaches leadership coaching from an organization development perspective. Kate has created an innovative coaching model for working with professionals to help them improve their work/life balance, delegation, prioritization and self-mastery. Called “Coaching for Leverage,” this approach addresses the common struggle with work-life balance and the stresses that often plague high achievers. Kate’s work on this subject is published in On Becoming A Leadership Coach, a Holistic Approach to Coaching Excellence. In 2010, along with colleague Lloyd Raines, Kate presented a model for “Coaching for Sustainability” at the International Coach Federation (ICF) annual conference.
Kate is the Host of Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life on VoiceAmerica Business. Tune in to the #1 ranked internet radio network to meet visionaries and learn how and why to create your own vision.
Katherine lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her husband, two children and their puppy, Nyx.
To read more about Kate's role as Principal of The Nebo Company, please click here.
Leadership Coach, MOMreturns Coach
Paige Eldridge is a leadership coach, facilitator and career transitions specialist. Paige brings to her coaching nearly two decades of experience as a coach and lawyer partnering with and providing strategic counsel to CEO's, CFO's and other leaders. She has extensive experience coaching clients on leadership development, change management, work-life integration and career transition both with private clients and as a consultant with a major outplacement company. She spent the majority of her legal career at nationally recognized law firms where she was a results-driven corporate lawyer known for her ability to navigate legal hurdles with business savvy. Clients appreciated her knack for closing deals by creating a positive, productive atmosphere that allowed each side to be heard.
Paige collaborates with her clients to develop strategies to improve their confidence and competency as leaders to create their authentic leadership vision, to expand their influence within and beyond their organization, to foster effective communication, and to build productive relationships. She teaches self-awareness and energy management techniques to effect sustainable change and improve leadership effectiveness.
Paige has also served a consultant and advisor to Women in Technology's Mentor Protégé Program for the last several years where she facilitates orientation sessions, panel discussions and mentor matching. Recently, she was chosen by the faculty of Georgetown University's Leadership Coaching Program to coordinate and manage its alumni mentoring program.
On both personal and professional levels, Paige has been influenced by The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander, who believe that we have within ourselves the power to create a meaningful life. She employs tools and practices developed by the Zanders and others so that her clients can unleash their creative powers and enhance the quality of their professional and personal lives.
Paige received her certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia and a Juris Doctor from the College of William and Mary's Marshall-Wythe School of Law where she served on the William and Mary Law Review. She lives with her family in Arlington, Virginia.
Bette George is a leadership coach who works with executives, business leaders, and teams to bring forth their best gifts—courageously, creatively, and productively. Bette brings special expertise to support individuals successfully navigating life and work transitions such as promotion to a new position, job or career change, moving towards retirement and reentry into the workforce. Bette’s coaching practice is built upon thirty years of experience as an educator, business owner and management consultant. She combines organization development experience, including groundbreaking work in diversity, with a new appreciation for the power and potential of the purposeful conversation – conversation that helps clients embrace the conflicting demands, emotions and challenges in a workplace and world that require extraordinary presence.
Bette holds a Masters degree in Organization Development from The American University/NTL Institute and a BS degree in Education from the University of Virginia. She is a graduate of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certificate Program and serves on the faculty of that program as a Learning Circle Advisor.
Steve Heller is a dynamic and committed Executive Coach, who specializes in helping leaders achieve new levels of personal effectiveness. Steve is particularly interested in the power of clarity and consistency in driving performance breakthroughs in organizations. His clients have included corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, public sector leaders, educators, non-profit executives, coaching students and established coaches, in functional areas such as: Corporate Management, Sales, Human Resources, Finance, Marketing, Operations and IT.
With over 30 years of industry experience – for IT and telecommunications companies including Keane, McDonnell Douglas, British Telecom, Cincinnati Bell and Sprint – Steve’s skills in successfully managing change in times of turbulent market conditions derive from real-world experience. Throughout his years in executive and line-management positions, Steve developed a reputation as a first-rate sales leader. He is especially effective at linking team behaviors to bottom-line goals and coaching individuals with a combinationof honesty, directness and a genuine commitment to their personal growth and success.
A member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), Steve currently serves as President-elect on the Board of Directors of its Washington, DC chapter, and holds an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential. He obtained his Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University, and also holds a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree from the Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Science in Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania. A lifelong learner, Steve has studied leadership with Dr. Margaret Wheatley of The Berkana Institute.
Steve is certified in the application of a variety of assessment instruments, including Performance Programs Inc.’s Clark Wilson series of 360 feedback surveys, Essi Systems Inc.’s EQ Map emotional intelligence profile and the DISC Personal Discernment Inventory. Steve serves as an Adjunct Faculty member for both Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program and the Tai Sophia Institute.
Erica Hoffman is a leadership coach for MOMreturns. She brings over 10 years of experience in organization development, leadership coaching and team coaching with clients in diverse universities. Erica is committed to awakening the potential in women and expanding choice and possibility in their lives.
As a MOMreturns Coach, her areas of interest and expertise include:
- Designing and delivering large-scale leadership development and culture change programs
- Communication strategies for leaders
- Supporting clients in achieving a better sense of purpose and balance in their lives
- Experiential, high-impact learning programs
Erica has coached all levels of the workforce, from senior executives to individual contributors. She has a proven record of helping clients become better communicators and achieve a greater sense of purpose and balance in their lives. She has a passion for experiential learning and has created high-impact learning opportunities for her clients in unique venues such as sailing on the Chesapeake Bay and building a Habitat for Humanity house.
Erica is the owner and president of The Symphony Group, a leadership and organization development company which she founded in 2000. Prior to forming The Symphony Group, Erica was a Principal with Renaissance Leadership where she was responsible for building client relationships and helping clients along their 'renaissance journey' toward optimal performance. Prior to Renaissance, Erica was the Communications Program Manager at Digex, Inc., a fast growing technology company, where she was responsible for designing, developing and delivering leadership development and organization development programs and initiatives. Prior to joining Digex, Erica worked as a consultant with Horizons Consulting Group where she developed and delivered outdoor experiential team building programs for a variety of clients including Merck, Coors, FDA and The Discovery Channel. Erica began her career at Andersen Consulting as a Change Management Analyst helping clients manage the human resources impact of major reengineering projects.
She received a B.A. in education and cultural anthropology from James Madison University and also completed post-graduate work in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Development at JMU. Erica holds two graduate certificates in both Organization Development and Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Erica currently lives in Annapolis, MD with her husband and three young children.
Bill is a coach to leaders of public and private corporations. He is a leadership coach with strong knowledge and experience in creating sustainable change. This experience has been garnered as a seasoned entrepreneur and senior leader focusing on organizational development and change. His leadership experience has taught him the power of how a cohesive executive leadership team, fueled by a shared mission, can produce tremendous results.
Bill’s coaching focuses onhelping clients see themselves and the environments they operate in more clearly. He partners with clients to identify what they want and how to achieve the change and outcomes they desire.
Bill is the past President and CEO of Federal Computer Corporation (FCC), a federal systems integrator. He was responsible for all strategic planning and organizational development of the company, which he sold in a public offering.
Bill holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Drake University and is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Executive Leadership Coaching program. He is certified by the International Coach Federation as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC).
Bill is an active volunteer working with a children’s shelter in Haiti, co-founding a job networking group in Alexandria where he serves as a coach and creating a mentor program for St. Margaret’s transitional family residence where he serves as the mentor coach.
When he is not training for his next backpacking trip, Bill enjoys cooking for his family in Clifton, Va.
Roselyn (Roz) Kay is an executive leadership coach and consultant. Roz works with government, corporate and nonprofit clients seeking to identify and build on their strengths to attain optimal performance. In her coaching and consulting, she draws on her 25 years as a senior leader in the finance industry, her advanced study of human behavior, and her understanding of the challenges leaders face. Roz coaches senior leaders and managers on building effective strategies, enhancing leadership proficiency, improving communication skills, resolving conflicts, and to improve overall performance. Roz’s clients have found her deep listening, insightful questions, gentle push, and humor helpful as they struggle to integrate new behaviors, take courageous action, and get the results they seek.
Roz holds a MSOD in organization development from American University/NTL. She received certificates in both Organization Development and Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. She is a Certified Somatic Coach (CSC) with the Strozzi Institute and is presently working toward the master somatic coach certification. Roz is highly proficient at administering and interpreting the MBTI and FIRO-B Leadership assessments to individuals and teams. In addition, she is certified to use the EI Assessment tool.
She received the 2004 ASTD Excellence in Research to Practice Citation for her work on a strategic planning project with Points of Light/Volunteer Center National Network. She has written articles and presented at conferences on strategic planning, coaching, trust, and Appreciative Inquiry.
Cliff is a coach to U.S. and international executives and key individual contributors. His coaching and training expertise spans a variety of areas, including Leadership presence and style, time/energy management, career strategy/development, managing transition, conflict and change, and interpersonal and intercultural communication. Cliff specializes in helping clients who are “stuck” in chronic or unsolvable problems and he is praised for his ability to blend warmth with power – using both head and heart – while pulling from his broad base of knowledge and life experiences. Cliff is dedicated and focused onhelping clients achieve results.
Cliff is an entrepreneur whose past experience includes an internal consulting position as VP of OD and Training for The National Cooperative Bank (NCB), a Congressionally-chartered financial institution located in Washington, D.C. where he provided OD and change management services to NCB and its 340-plus employees, including consultation to teams, departments, and individuals across the NCB Family of Companies. He also managed the OD and Training team and applied his coaching skills to company leadership in the Washington, DC headquarters and in branch locations in New York, Ohio, and California. Cliff also spent nearly a decade serving The Washington Post newspaper as Senior OD Consultant and the corporate office of The Washington Post Company as Corporate Manager of HR, Training and Web Development. Prior to joining The Washington Post Company Cliff held HR and management positions at the Planning & Development Collaborative International, the law firm Arter, Hadden, Haynes & Miller, and ServiceMASTER.
Cliff holds a BS in History and Business from Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, NC, Master’s Degrees in both OD and HR from American University, and graduated from Georgetown University’s Executive Leadership Coaching program. Cliff is an International Coaching Federation certified coach and certified by The Society for Human Resource Management as a Senior Professional in HR.
Executive Director, Institute for Civic Leadership, Executive Leadership Coach, Organizational Development Consultant
“When we embrace possibility, we impel ourselves to seek. We discover our potential to take transformative action to create a more sustainable, compassionate world.”
Jan Kearce is a change leader, strategist, coach, and partner who brings deep passion and experience to her work with leaders, teams and organizations. Perhaps equal to Jan’s depth of passion and experience is her commitment to building leadership capacity and operational excellence that supports sustainability for our planet, as well as civic engagement in posing the questions and creating effective processes for crafting solutions.
Jan has more than three decades of experience working with leaders and teams to create results that matter – to them, to their organizations, and to the world. Jan’s work rests on her core values of stewardship, connectedness, empowerment, and risk-taking, and on her belief in the possibilities that exist for individuals to create and sustain fulfilling lives, thriving communities, successful organizations, social and environmental change, and healthy ecosystems. Her work is informed by the thoughts, writings and work of leaders who propose new paradigms for the way in which we live and work with our planet, create possibility, practice intentional conversation, and turn our visions into reality.
Jan’s breadth and depth of experience, as well as her education and training, have fostered her unique ability to connect with what matters to people at all levels of the organization. With diverse experiences as a leader in manufacturing, outdoor education, conservation, and civic organizations, Jan has experience leading initiatives that span from quality, safety and operational excellence to design of “a great place to work,” strategic and fundraising planning, creation of an internal training institute, multi-location mergers, and fostering place-based leadership at the Georgia River Network, Outward Bound, CertainTeed Corporation, and the Institute for Civic Leadership in Portland, Maine.
Executive Leadership Coach and Consultant
Steve Kullback is an executive coach and global leadership development consultant with more than 15 years working with leaders who share common goals such as organizational excellence, leadership effectiveness and personal fulfillment. In addition to being a seasoned executive and entrepreneur and a management consultant, Steve is an experienced facilitator and trainer with expertise in human dynamics and business strategy.
Steve specializes in working with high-performing teams and individuals who are managing business-critical strategic initiatives as well as leaders who are making transitions in their work and personal lives. In addition, Steve has skills that position him to help multinational organizations and professionals reach new levels of achievement, having managed a global executive leadership program and lived and worked in Asia, Europe and Australia.
The fundamental principles of Steve's coaching style are authenticity, truth and empowerment. He operates as a partner who listens to understand his clients' perspectives and needs, then calls on his experience to ask difficult questions and to provide thoughtful input with the objective of enabling clients to develop their own solutions. Steve is empathetic and understanding in his approach, but speaks the truth in a way that challenges clients to reach deep and emerge with effective, self-sustaining outcomes.
Before starting his own practice, Steve worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Director. He was an early member of the management team of Genesis Park, a best-in-class global leadership development program, where he developed and expanded this initiative. He coached teams and individuals from more than 40 countries to effectively build high-performing teams to lead in multi-cultural environments and global markets. While a member of the management consulting practice at PwC, Steve partnered with Fortune 100 companies and government agencies to develop effective strategies and improve performance. He also served as a staff advisor to PwC's Global Managing Partner for Operations (COO), focusing on restructuring global operations. Prior to joining PwC, Steve founded and was President of Pacifica Vietnam, a consulting firm specializing in helping clients enter Southeast Asian markets. His company was featured in Fortune Magazine in 1996.
Steve received his master's degree in International Management from the University of California, San Diego, where he was a Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellow (SLYFF). He has a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University. Steve is a Professional Certified Coach (ICF) and earned his leadership coaching certificate from Georgetown University. He is qualified with the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and is a certified Action Learning Coach (WIAL - pending).
VP Mentoring Solutions, Leadership Coach, Consultant
Nancy Lamberton is a leadership coach and trainer, working with organizations to develop leaders through innovative, focused mentoring programs.
With 20 years of experience as an executive in the technology and retail industries, Nancy understands the challenges facing today’s business and government leaders. She has led government divisions of Fortune 500 companies and is a seasoned entrepreneur. As a founder of Excitations, a leading provider of experience gifts and rewards, Nancy led partner development and corporate sales; and served as company spokesperson, appearing on Good Morning, America. Prior to this entrepreneurial venture, she was Vice President of Alliances at SAP; President of Avaya’s government division for the U.S. and Europe; and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Lucent Technologies’ Government Solutions business unit. Nancy began her career at AT&T, progressing through a number of sales, marketing and operations positions --including training over 300 new sales professionals and managing a major restructure of a $2 billion federal business unit.
Nancy holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and an MBA in finance and marketing from Southern Methodist University. She is currently attending the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certificate Program.
Nancy is on the board of Women In Technology, where she served as Chair of the Mentor Protégé program for two years and as a mentor for nine years. She is currently serving as an advisor for a mentoring program for high school girls in the DC area. Nancy also serves on the Scholarship Board for AFCEA International’s Educational Foundation.
Golfing, hiking with her dog, cooking and traveling with her husband and college age daughter are a few of Nancy’s personal passions. She resides in McLean, VA.
To learn more about Nancy's role as VP, Mentoring Solutions, click here.
Executive Leadership Coach and Organizational Consultant
Richard Metheny is a consultant and executive coach with a strong background in helping leaders and their organizations become more successful. His experience spans Fortune 50 public and Top 20 privately-held global companies including consumer products, marketing and communications, manufacturing and hospitality. He had 14 years of operation experience before he moved into human resource leadership positions, giving him a unique blend of general management and human resource leadership know-how.
Prior to starting his consulting and executive coaching business, he held positions as Chief Human Resource Officer, Vice President of International Human Resources, and Vice President of International Marketing and R&D. He was the Chief People Officer for one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For. Richard has been a key member of several executive teams reporting directly to the CEO with a focus not only on human capital, but on the organization’s business results as well.
Richard coaches individuals, teams and organizations to become more aware of their leadership approach to achieve greater results. He facilitates senior team strategy sessions to include the creation of mission and vision, development of strategic initiatives, and scorecard creation. He has implemented and delivered other executive development support services including mentoring programs, senior level experiential learning and succession management strategies. Richard has worked with a broad-range of clients, including: British Petroleum, Raytheon, AARP, Management Leadership for Tomorrow and Lockheed Martin.
Richard received his certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. As a Leadership Coach, he is designated a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Baylor University. Richard is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Executive Leadership Coach and Organizational Consultant
Clarice Scriber draws on more than 25 years of experience in financial services and the media in her work with senior level executives. In addition to coaching executives to deliver excellent results, Clarice works with leaders to help them enhance their interpersonal and presentation skills. As such, she leverages a decade of work as a speechwriter, years as a professor of speech communication, and her considerable experience in media and public relations. Her clients include executives in the corporate, government and nonprofit arenas. For the past three years, Clarice has served on the faculty of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Program, where she trains and supervises prospective coaches.
Clarice believes that leaders must find their voice and leadership style that work within the parameters of their organizations. As a coach and consultant, Clarice works with clients to assist them in maximizing their strengths and identifying ways to use them to reach their goals. Her coaching enables executives and their teams gain clarity and alignment around their organizations missions and values so that they can implement a strategy that supports the overall’s company’s goals and objectives. It is her belief that to perform over time with stellar results, executives must find balance and live in integrity with their values. As such, she works in tandem with clients to help them demonstrate mastery, and to acquire the leadership style that energizes them and motivates others.
Prior to creating her own coaching practice, Clarity Consulting, Inc., Clarice was an executive coach at Fannie Mae, where she coached senior executives and also designed and managed the company’s leadership development programs for senior leaders and high potential managers. Before becoming a coach, Clarice was an executive speech writer for Fannie Mae’s Office of the Chairman. Earlier in her career she was Information Services Manager for a top 20 network-affiliated televisions station. In that position, she was responsible for crafting and communicating the organization’s message to national press and local media.
Clarice earned her coaching certification through the New Ventures West Professional Coaching Course. She holds a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola College in Baltimore (1997), and a Masters of Arts degree in Communications from The Annenberg School of Communications, University of Pennsylvania (1976). She earned her undergraduate degree in French from (the former) Morgan State College in 1971. She is qualified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the FIRO-B, Baron EQ-i, (Emotional Intelligence), Benchmarks, 360 Custom By Design, and she has worked with the Leadership Profile Inventory.
"I love being a MOMreturns coach because it allows me to support other women in the ever-changing task of integrating motherhood into their broader lives—work which, if done intentionally, adds tremendously to the lives of not only the women themselves, but also to the other lives they touch."
As a MOMreturns Coach, her areas of interest and expertise include:
- Emotional intelligence at home and work
- Energy techniques to maintain life balance and/or sustain leadership performance
- Using Enneagram and Myers-Briggs types to improve an understand relationships at home or work
- Adaptive leadershipas a tool for leading in the context of one's current life situation
Since 2008, Patton has worked in partnership and collaboration with the OCL Group The OCL Group where she has focused on three areas: leadership coaching, operations and project management, and leadership-related writing. For 12 years prior to joining OCL, Patton worked as an Organizational Development Consultant and Leadership Coach with government, business, and not-for-profit clients.
Patton received her certificate as a Professional Executive and Leadership Coach from the Institute for Professional Empowerment Coaching. She also is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Organizational Development Certificate Program. She earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Kentucky, and a Bachelors of Arts Degree from Millsaps College.
In her spare time, Patton writes and reads poetry and poetic prose. She is active in her community, coordinating two local creek clean-ups each year, and also spends time in the mountains whenever possible!
Patton’s self-care activities include daily walks by the creek and a “light” routine of yoga and meditation. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children, ages 13 and 10, and finds parenting two pre-teens a fascinating journey that creates regular opportunities for learning and growth as a parent.
Executive Leadership Coach and Organizational Consultant
Julie Thompson brings over 20 years of experience in change agent roles within corporate America and the Federal Government. Julie's experience includes organizational assessments, roles and responsibilities definition, leadership coaching and leadership team development. Julie works with senior management teams and their stakeholders to facilitate collaborative forums around strategic initiatives. She also works individually with leaders in a coaching capacity to identify, assess and develop key leadership skills and performance competencies. Julie is an advisor to senior leaders within client organizations transformational programs and facilitates meetings, provides organizational development interventions, and acts as key advisor on issues related to collaboration in the workforce. Current clients include the Federal Aviation Administration and the International Monetary Fund.
Areas of transformation through coaching have included managing organizational change, leveraging conflict, and developing direct reports and successors for the organization. Julie's coaching clients have included Nestle, The Nature Conservancy, National Telecommunications Cooperative Association and The Maryland Commission for Women. As a business transformation manager at Freddie Mac, Julie performed analyses and led initiatives to identify and align organization, process and technology improvements as part of an enterprise-wide financial transformation. Formerly Vice President for an information technology consulting firm, she started up and led the company's most profitable consulting practice. In this role, she brought a strong human capital focused change management orientation to client business process reengineering and technology implementation projects.
Julie holds a Master of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling from the American School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University, and a Master of Science Degree in Information Systems from George Mason University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Maryland. She is a certified consultant with The Leadership Circle’s 360 degree Leadership ProfileTM instrument and Cultural Survey, a certified administrator of the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory (MBTI®), and a certified administrator of the EQ-I Emotional Quotient Inventory.
Lee Ann Wurster-Naefe
Executive Leadership Coach and Organizational Consultant
Lee Ann Wurster-Naefe is an executive coach, organizational consultant and instructor. She has 25 years of management experience in first-line through senior level
leadership positions in health care, insurance/financial services, education and the federal government. With an expertise in human resources and organization development, she is skilled in consulting with senior leaders regarding strategic change initiatives, employee relations, performance management and leadership development. Her clients include leaders and teams in business and government; including NASA, the National Institutes of Health, Securities and Exchange Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, FDIC, Arlington County Government, Fannie Mae, State Farm Insurance Companies and Capital One.
Lee Ann uses a collaborative approach when consulting with clients to identify issues and opportunities and develop action plans so that the leader and organization build capacity and improve their effectiveness and results. As an instructor and facilitator, she leads workshops, planning retreats and professional training classes on topics such as Leadership and Conversation, Leadership Presence and Coaching Skills for Managers.
Lee Ann's philosophy and practice as coach is based on the fundamental belief that people are innately resourceful, resilient and wise. She incorporates somatics into her coaching and focuses on the leader in the context of the organizational system and their life. She partners with the leader to examine who they want to be or are becoming, compares it to how they and other people see them and develops an action plan to bridge this gap and increase their capacity to meet new challenges. She helps the leader develop new insights into their values, skills, thinking and behaviors as the leverage for personal growth/development and organizational change. She does this with a robust, high-energy style and uses a combination of candor, humor, support and challenge to help the leader take new actions and sustain their learning.
Lee Ann has a Master's degree in Business Administration from Frostburg State University and Certificates in Leadership Coaching and Organization Development from Georgetown University. She is a Professional Certified Coach (ICF) and Certified Somatic CoachTM through the Strozzi Institute. Lee Ann is Co-Director and Learning Circle Advisor for the Leadership Coaching Certificate Program at Georgetown University. She is also a qualified Myers-Briggs Administrator and certified in the Leadership Circle ProfileTM.
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