Celebrating 10 Years

Team Nebo

Meet our leadership team.


Kate Ebner

Principal, CEO and Leadership Coach

Founder of The Nebo Company, Kate Ebner brings more than 20 years of leadership experience to her role as Principal of The Nebo Company. As part of the leadership team, Kate not only oversees all aspects of the company, she also works closely on clients engagements, particularly with organizational leaders looking to make a positive impact on the world.

Kate was the Host of Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life on VoiceAmerica Business. Past radio shows have been archived and are still accessible here.

To read Kate's complete bio for her work with clients as a change leader, organizational consultant and coach, please click here.

Connect with Kate on LinkedIn.

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Jhanay Davis

Senior Coordinator, Client Services and Communications

Jhanay Davis joined Team Nebo in August 2015 as a Coordinator, Client Services and Communications. She approaches her work with her a can-do attitude and a host of internship experience that exposed her to multiple platforms -- print, television, public relations, design and social media. In her role at Nebo, Jhanay supports client accounts and contributes to Nebo's communication efforts.

Jhanay, an Atlanta native, received a BA in Journalism and Media Studies from Bennett College for Women and an MA in Strategic Communication from American University.

In her spare time, Jhanay enjoys exploring D.C., reading, writing, watching Criminal Minds and traveling.

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Erin B. D. Gregg

VP, Special Projects

Erin Gregg supports special projects and strategic initiatives at Nebo. Since joining Nebo in 2007, she has a deep understanding of what organizations are craving in terms of leadership. She works on both client projects and on internal projects that help build and develop Nebo's business. A natural systems-level thinker, she enjoys critical thinking and analytical projects that allow her the opportunity to look at the small parts while thinking how to make them into the most efficient and effective whole for all involved. Erin is a leadership coach and is a graduate of the Leadership Coaching Certificate Program at Georgetown University's Institute for Transformational Leadership. Erin enjoys skiing, traveling and coaching girls soccer. She also enjoys cooking and sharing gluten-free recipes with other Celiacs.

Connect with Erin on LinkedIn.

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Sharon Lipovsky

Vice President, Client Experience and Executive Leadership Coach

Sharon Lipovsky

Sharon has been coaching with the Nebo Company since 2012 and in 2015 expanded her role to Vice President, Client Experience. Through this work, Sharon focuses on replicating the best of what Nebo has to offer its clients and continuing to innovate (and play with!) how to create the most impactful client experiences. Sharon comes to this work with the mindset of an executive coach and a decade of experience designing and delivering large scale leadership development programs

To read Sharon’s complete bio for her work with clients as a coach, educator, and strategic thought partner, please click here.

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Nancy Lamberton

Leadership Coach and Facilitator

Nancy Lamberton, Vice President of The Nebo Company and a leadership coach, consultant and trainer, is passionate about working with clients to increase their capacity to be resourceful, credible and inspiring leaders at every level of the organization.

With 25 years of experience as an executive in technology and an entrepreneur, Nancy understands the challenges facing today’s business, association and government leaders. She brings first hand experience and the latest in leadership development education to her clients. In addition to coaching, Nancy delivers development programs for executive, emerging and women leaders. She also writes Mentor~Wise, a blog to inform and inspire mentors.

Nancy led the government divisions of Avaya and Lucent Technologies, was VP of Alliances for SAP, and is a seasoned entrepreneur as co-founder of an e-commerce start-up, Excitations LLC. She serves on the board of directors of Women In Technology. A graduate of the Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Graduate Program, Nancy holds a journalism degree from the University of Kansas and her MBA from Southern Methodist University.

To learn more about Nancy and her work, click here.

Connect with Nancy on LinkedIn.

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Izzy Martens

Coordinator, Client Services & Communications

In her role as Coordinator, Client Services & Communications, Izzy is responsible for supporting Nebo's many client engagements. She works with clients to coordinate scheduling, event logistics, and material production. She also attends and contributes to Nebo events to ensure programs go off without a hitch! Izzy is responsible for contributing to Nebo's social media accounts, as well as writing for the company's blog, Coaching for Leaders.

Izzy graduated from Colorado State University in May of 2016 with a BA in English and a minor in Media Studies. Throughout college, she worked hard in many internships, most notably as the Managing Editor of CSU's literary journal, The Greyrock Review.

In her free time, Izzy enjoys writing, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.      

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Edwin Schmierer

Chief Operating Officer

Edwin Schmierer joined Nebo in August 2016 as the Chief Operating Officer. In his role, he oversees day-to-day operations with an eye on strategic growth opportunities in the dynamic leadership development and executive coaching markets. Prior to joining Nebo, Edwin was an associate dean at Georgetown University where he lead the Center for Continuing & Professional Education and helped found the Institute for Transformational Leadership. He has over 12 years of experience in higher education and corporate training in both teaching and management roles.

Edwin is a credentialed project manager (PMP) and holds an MBA from Georgetown University, a Master of Science in International Studies from the National University of Singapore, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Richmond. He is also a graduate of Founder Institute, a training ground for entrepreneurs.

Away from work, Edwin enjoys spending time with his family, reading, traveling, and watching his favorite sports teams.

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Rasika Shetty

Business Manager

In her role as Business Manager, Rasika is responsible for managing the daily financial operations of the Nebo Company. She also participates in strategic and operational planning to set the direction of the business, along with other team members. She is a key point of contact with clients, vendors and partners while also managing contractual relationships with the coaching team and other subcontractors. She provides financial planning and forecasting to evaluate trends and suggest improvements to achieve targeted goals. Rasika earned her BS in Finance & Economics from Syracuse University and an MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has over 15 years of experience working for companies in the IT, Retail, Telecommunications and Healthcare industries. She was born and raised in Washington DC and is an avid sports fan. She also enjoys traveling, dining out, reading and spending quality time with family.

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Freda

Alfreda Parker-Smothers

Executive Administrative Assistant

Alfreda (Freda) started with The Nebo Company, May 2015. She assists Kate in a large variety of administrative functions including scheduling coaching sessions with her clients. Freda has a host of experience in the executive administrative area. She has worked for companies such as, The Ravens Group, BAE Systems, Russ Reid Company, The Mills Corporation, Prudential Healthcare, and Gannett News Service just to name a few.

Freda enjoys reading, sewing and spending time with family.


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5/10/2017 | Kate Ebner, CEO, on retreat with faculty of Georgetown Leadership Coaching Program
Kate Ebner on retreat with faculty of the Georgetown Leadership Coaching Program at Bon Secours Retreat Center in Marriottsville, MD.
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3/16/2017 | Sharon Lipovsky Welcomes New Baby Boy Into the World
Nebo is extremely excited to announce that VP, Sharon Lipovsky, gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Ignatius Alexander (Iggy!), on February 19.
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10/3/2016 | Nebo Welcomes Two New Team Members
Nebo is excited to introduce two new team members to our Leadership Team, Edwin Schmierer and Izzy Martens.
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