Meet the PeopleTek team of experienced business and executive coaches and operations staff. We can help you, your team, and your organization grow both as a unit and as individual leaders.
Michael W. Kublin is the founder and President of PeopleTek, a leadership coaching and development company specializing in helping leaders, teams, and organizations achieve their full potential. PeopleTek’s vision is world-wide individual, team and organizational excellence. This is accomplished by connecting leaders, teams and organizations to the coaching, development and tools they need to be successful.
PeopleTek specializes in enabling leaders, professionals, and their teams to examine their values, beliefs, and behaviors and determine what is/is not effective and to identify what may be inhibiting desired results. Each leader looks at how they show up in their role and determine whether or not it’s working. Leaders leave PeopleTek coaching processes with higher self-confidence to manage critical business relationships, improved communication and decisions and as empowered professionals accountable to make a difference. By examining leadership strengths, leveraging preferred styles, and removing fear from leadership, organizational growth occurs and results improve. Individuals report a transformation of their team and organization to reach their full potential.
Prior to founding PeopleTek, Mike worked for Electronic Data Systems and American Express in a variety of leadership roles managing technical teams and interfacing with internal and external business partners and vendors. Mike received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, received his MBA from Nova Southeastern University and is an Alumni Member of Goldman Sachs 10K Small Business Program. He’s the author of 12 Steps For Courageous Leadership, The Leadership Journey, and Leadership Journey II – Moving Beyond The Barriers. He is also on the Board of Directors for two non-profit foundations Catch 81, and Alpha Kappa Psi (one of largest business leadership development networks for college students). He is ITIL v 3 certified, and a member of SHRM and ICF.
He coaches and trains coaches, consultants, corporate teams, and senior level executives to build thriving businesses and careers through increased leadership performance enhancement training and is currently responsible for the development of the coaching infrastructure, development and deployment of products for sales people, coaches, and consultants worldwide.
He has coached and trained leaders and their teams to success with such companies as: Time, Inc., American Express, DHL, Tropical Shipping, Salomon Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch, H&R Block and Alliance Atlantis, Merck, JM Family, Communication Corporation of America, and Porsche.
Meade’s “no-nonsense” coaching approach gets to the core of the issue with his clients and helps them be the leaders they want to be. Meade’s mission is to serve individuals and organizations committed to creating positive
and sustainable change.
Meade is a recipient of the Master Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation with over 2500 client hours and also has been certified through the Coaches Training Institute in California. He is actively involved within his community and was the 2005 President of the International Coach Federation Miami Chapter. He received his BA from the College of William and Mary in Virginia in History and German.
Pat Pinera brings a wide breadth of experience to her coaching and leadership. She works with leaders to design coaching programs and processes to maximize their leadership effectiveness and drive results for their teams and organizations. She trains, certifies and manages coaches/ facilitators for PeopleTek’s Leadership Journey and custom programs, as well as personally facilitating custom team and organizational development programs.Her values, life and corporate experience, together with her practical, down-to-earth approach and sense of humor make a winning combination for her clients. She has a tremendous track record of coaching individuals and teams to define where they are, where they want to be, and develop plans to close the gap.
Pat gained extensive leadership experience from her 28-year career with American Express. In addition to managing large, multi-million dollar departments, Pat was a Leadership Advisor, Chief Quality Officer, and Six Sigma Deployment Champion. She is an ICF Certified Coach (ACC) and has her MBA from Nova Southeastern University, as well as many instrument certifications.Pat has been married for over 35 years. She and her husband Robert have a wonderful son and daughter – both married to terrific individuals and five beautiful grandchildren.
Marilyn Brown is a seasoned leader whose personal goal is to utilize her knowledge and experience to help others become a better version of themselves. She specializes in Leadership Development and Personal Effectiveness. Her passion is in working with aspiring leaders or people who are in career transition and helping them to move forward. Marilyn strongly believes that each of us are responsible for our own Leadership Development and Career Pathing, but she also recognizes that people need support, direction and a road map to get there. She has a very successful track record of developing, mentoring, coaching and promoting leaders over the course of her career. Marilyn’s career spanned 26 years at American Express. She joined as an entry level Customer Care Professional. Within 5 years she was promoted to Director Level. In spite of her success, she never forgets how challenging it was to climb that corporate ladder!
Marilyn comes from a family of 12 and has been married for 36 years. Her two grown sons have blessed her with 5 widely amusing grandchildren. She graduated from Barry University with a BS in Professional Studies.
Rebecca brings insight, passion and significant business leadership experience in helping leaders and teams reach their full potential. She feels very fortunate to be able to do the work that she loves.
Her 30 years of diverse experience includes roles as VP/ Chief Information Officer for ON Semiconductor, VP of Technology for Nautilus Insurance, Co-Founder of a successful nonprofit startup and other key leadership roles for Motorola and Accenture Consulting. She is a trusted partner and her clients value her integrity, vision, courage, caring and ability to assist them as they navigate the challenges that transformative change entails. She has deep experience in emotional intelligence and how to create a culture of collaboration and results. She has consulted and coached as part of a non-profit cohort that helps non-profits build their capacity so they can realize their mission.
In executive and group coaching, Rebecca keeps the coaching objective front and center and uses a proven process that encourages learning with every session. Leaders are encouraged to experiment with new behaviors and approaches so they can find the method that fully leverages their unique strengths and fits their context.
Rebecca has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Quantitative Business Analysis from Arizona State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, trained through The Hudson Institute, a well-respected high quality program. She has deep experience in a wide variety of assessment and leadership tools for executive coaching and group leadership development and holds the following certifications:
- Hudson Master Coach
- EQ in Action, an emotional intelligence assessment tool
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Christine Mann, C.P.C., P.C.C., is passionate about people. Christine partners with clients to overcome challenges, achieve goals, and rise above the competition. Her style is outcome oriented and goal centered with a level of enthusiasm considered her trademark. Christine’s high expectations compel people to stretch their abilities and reach new professional heights. Her clients respond to her empowering approach and broad base of Fortune 100 executive experience. They are offered real world insight based on bootstrap practical education and application, not just theory.
Having spent 28 years in the corporate arena, Christine held various leadership roles at Grumman Aerospace, Northrop Grumman and American Express, most recently as Vice President within their Global Shared Services Organization. She also has expertise in several cross-functional disciplines including Materials Management, Procurement, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Communications and Corporate Change Management.
Christine earned her MA in Computer Resource Information Management from Webster University and her BBA in Management from Hofstra University. She also holds a Global Leadership Certification from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in addition to her coaching certification from IPEC -Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching. She is also a certified Myers Briggs and Five Behaviors practitioner. Christine is a native New Yorker now based in Scottsdale, Arizona with and her husband Bruce and 9-year-old son.
Lisa is a certified coach, workplace consultant, and speaker with over 25 years of experience. She has worked with companies of all sizes and sectors, including health care, higher education, finance, travel, and technology. As an organizational coach, Lisa has helped many leaders enhance their leadership effectiveness through greater self-awareness and a structured process enabling them to realize their aspirations.
Lisa has worked with organizations spanning from small non-profits to Fortune 100 companies. Through coaching, consulting, and facilitation, Lisa has promoted learning and growth in individual and group settings. Through Lisa’s expertise in workforce strategy, organizational effectiveness, and workplace program design and implementation, she has partnered with organizations to increase leadership effectiveness, deepen employee engagement, and improve business results. Lisa also draws upon this experience in her role as an adjunct university instructor, teaching business, human resources, and organizational development courses.
Lisa is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management. She is a certified coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation as well as a Board Certified Coach (BCC); certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Human Resources Certification Institute; and a Senior Certified Professional through the Society for Human Resources (SHRM).
Carmen Escoriaza is an an experienced leadership consultant and individual with more than 25 years of experience. Carmen has worked with both business leaders, in the corporate world, and individuals, in the private sector, interested in individual development for the purpose of career advancement and overall personal success.
Over the years, Carmen has acquired additional certifications essential for effective coaching. These include the Myers-Briggs Training Instrument (MBTI), Emotional Intelligence Assessment, Thomas-Kilman Conflict Model, in addition to other industry related tools and assessments. With these tools and techniques Carmen is able to accurately assess the client’s skills and determine an effective development plan.
Carmen is also a certified program facilitator with an engaging and creative style that makes for a memorable learning experience. Carmen fosters an environment of mutual trust and respect. Her philosophy, “know thyself,” enables her clients to gain the awareness necessary to achieve their career and personal goals. Carmen employs a direct, yet empathetic approach as she guides the client on their journey inward. She believes through this process of awareness and development, individuals can aquire and master an effective leadership style that enables them to flex between their behavioral preferences allowing for positive outcomes in any situation. The ability to forge and maintain relationships is crucial to the success of all individuals, in their careers as well as in their personal relationships.
In addition to Carmen’s coaching credentials and experience, she has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development.
Claire Palmer is a professional certified coach and a qualified coach supervisor and mentor. Claire has over eleven years coaching experience and seventeen years corporate business experience which includes extensive team leadership and project management both nationally and internationally. She worked at American Express where, as leader of a European technologies development organisation, she led and developed individuals, teams and organizations as well as successfully delivered key projects to support the business.
Working face to face, and over the phone, with clients from a variety of differing industries, Claire’s coaching focuses on all aspects of leadership skills, personal development and career development. She has a gift of being able to get to the heart of an issue or challenge and from there work with her clients to take practical action that achieves more than expected.
She is a graduate of Coach University, holds a Post-graduate diploma in Advanced Executive Coaching with the Academy of Executive Coaching, London and is an ICF assessor.
She was UK President of International Coach Federation (ICF) 2006. Claire is married and has 3 children. She is based outside London, UK.
An advanced Agile practitioner, coach, instructor and workshop facilitator, Anjali helps organizations, teams, and individuals fulfill their potential. She draws on two decades of hands-on technical and leadership experience in a variety of roles – including Software Engineer and Director of Product development – to effectively coach and teach pragmatic and practical Lean and Agile processes and practices.
Her diverse set of experiences have given her the unique insight into the delicate balance between discipline and flexibility that companies need to maintain to be agile and remain competitive. Through her expertise and light touch, she has successfully enabled many organizations implement elegant and effective ways to manage work and engage people – with a focus on delivering genuine business value. She helps individuals and teams develop an Agile mindset, embrace sound Software Engineering practices, and adopt the right Agile and Lean processes to fit their environment. Her training and coaching experiences extend to co-located as well as distributed teams in high-tech, software, energy, education, healthcare, hospitality, and government. Her clients attest that her work consistently results in positive outcomes and individuals and teams that excel in their work with greater energy, creativity and purpose.
Her credentials include a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Drexel University (Summa Cum Laude). She also holds certifications as a PMP (Project Management Professional), CSM (Certified Scrum Master), CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner), and CSP (Certified Scrum Professional) and is a recognized Agile Team Facilitator (ICP-ATF) and Agile Coach (ICP-ACC) through the International Consortium for Agile (IC Agile). She is an active member of South Florida’s Agile community. She founded the South Florida Women in Agile group and regularly speaks and volunteers at Agile events.
Carrie Radovich is a Chicago native with 17 years experience in marketing and sales. Her career began in Account Management at Leo Burnett Advertising and with Time Inc. There she held management positions in Corporate Sales and FORTUNE Magazine where she received national recognition for her sales and leadership achievements.
Carrie is certified as a professional coach through The Coaches Training Institute and is a member of the International Coach Federation. She has done executive coaching/training with Gap Inc., Sonic Drive-Ins, Time Inc., and Ziff Davis. She also has coached individuals from AOL, Banana Republic, Blanc & Otus, Deutsch, Franklin Templeton, Hill Holliday, Lehman Brothers, Red Envelope and Sideman & Bancroft LLP.
Carrie received a BA degree in Economics from Northwestern University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. In addition to coaching certification, Carrie has completed two training programs through CTI: a ten month long Leadership program and the Organization & Relationship Systems Coaching curriculum.
Sandi is a Master’s prepared, PHR certified, Talent Acquisition/HR Advisor, specializing in recruitment, staffing and hiring for a variety of industries. She has a diverse background in both agency and the corporate environment.
Sandi has experience managing the full life cycle of recruitment and hiring projects. She’s acted as a client facing recruitment consultant for a multitude of skill sets and industries which include Pharmaceutical Sales and Medical; Finance and Accounting; Consulting, Manufacturing and Production, IT, Engineering, HR, Marketing and more. Her expertise also includes experience as a resume writer; and career coach/mentor for other recruiters, candidates, various levels of management and organizational business partners.
Sandi is certified on the assessment tool, Predictive Index (PI). She also has exposure to Myers Briggs, Team Dimension and DISC. She also successfully completed the Leadership Journey program with PeopleTek, Inc. – 2011.
Sandi has acted as a subject matter expert providing professional consultation for hiring managers/clients, and senior staff members, regarding HR and hiring issues such as workforce strategy and recruitment/staffing processes; succession planning, compensation issues, employee relations, interviewing techniques, employee coaching and compliance.
Laura understands the pressures and challenges facing her clients and appreciates the urgency to demonstrate progress quickly. Her direct style, precise observations and ability to introduce new perspectives empowers her clients to look inward to build awareness of their strengths, development opportunities and values to understand the impact of their behaviors on the organization and business results. Laura partners with her clients to understand how they define success and then designs custom programs to support the changes needed to achieve their goals and optimize performance.
Laura held leadership positions at American Express, Young & Rubicam and Research International. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Psychology and is an ICF certified professional coach.
Maritza Coscarelli is a motivational coach and speaker. She specializes in collaborative planning, productivity, and profit building. Highly engaging, she takes emergent leaders and their teams from ordinary to extraordinary performance. Her accomplishments as a Regional Training Director in Hospitality and Amenity Management raised the bar of excellence in customer service, sales, and employee engagement at luxury properties such as: The Bath Club and Hotel Athenee of Paris.
She attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and studied Human Development at Eckerd College. Following her career as a professional ballet and contemporary dancer, she translated the skill set of extraordinary performance in the arts to that of individual and team performance in business. Her values of integrity, respect, and service support her vision to facilitate life-changing experiences with each coaching session.
When she is not coaching, she is guaranteed to be on the move as a Registered Yoga Teacher. Mari volunteers with Urban Youth Impact and the Hispanic Education Coalition supporting youth leadership. She is an active member of The Women’s Executive Club, The Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches and Toastmasters International.
Miguel A. Rodríguez
Miguel A. Rodríguez started his professional career in his native Venezuela with IBM, while in the last year of the Computer Science program at Universidad Central de Venezuela. He continued his career in the US with IBM, American Express, Eastern Airlines, SystemOne (Amadeus), EDS, American Express (again!) and PayCargo.
Along the way, Miguel’s focus changed from the technical arena to leadership roles, and for the last 25+ years held positions from IT Supervisor to Chief Information Officer.
Currently he owns his own company, MianJa Solutions, has been trained as a Life and Professional Coach, and is a consultant and advisor to PeopleTek. He is passionate about using his skills and experiences to help others become more effective leaders in the business world, and use his own experiences to provide support and guidance on cultural transitions.
He is multi-lingual (English/Spanish-full fluency, Portuguese-basic, Italian-basic), is married, and the proud father of four daughters, and one grandson. Miguel currently lives on a mountain in central Tennessee, and enjoys reading, gardening, hunting, cooking (and eating!).
Note: Miguel publishes a blog on trans-cultural issues related to leadership development; it deals with barriers and obstacles between cultures and how to conquer them. It also addresses issues which surface during the professional assimilation of Latin American executives into the US Business culture and vice versa.
Annetta Wilson specializes in media training, presentation skills and communication skills coaching for subject matter experts, executives and entrepreneurs. She also coaches on workplace communication issues. Ms. Wilson is a Certified Mastery Coach and Certified Trainer.
A former performance coach for on-air journalists at CNN, she is coached for Walt Disney World’s Ambassador program and IT specialists, trained executives at Tupperware Brands, Inc. and AAA, among others. Annetta has also conducted training for law firms, healthcare systems and nonprofit organizations. She is an award-winning broadcast journalist. She is a former television news anchor, reporter, producer, talks show host and writer. She was the first African-American weekday evening news anchor in Central Florida history, and has held management positions in the industry as a community affairs director and marketing director. She served as national emcee for Office Depot’s Success Strategies Conference for Businesswomen in 6 major US cities.
Annetta is a graduate of Florida A&M University with a BS degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Laura Davis is a Master Facilitator and Master Certified Executive Coach with PeopleTek based in Atlanta, GA. Laura works with leaders to assist them in developing the self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and leadership skills to thrive in today’s new world of work.
Laura has designed and delivered workshops focused on increasing employee engagement and leadership effectiveness through the development of facilitative leadership and coaching skills for managers of enterprise companies in virtually all industries. She has worked successfully with leaders from Southern California Edison, Deloitte, Chase, Ameriprise Financial, Motorola, Siemens, and countless others for over 17 years.
Her primary areas of expertise include leadership development, team effectiveness, change management, interpersonal communication skills, and personal and organizational transformation. Her work has been featured on television on “Good Day Atlanta” as well as on radio programs focused on leadership and personal development.
Laura is personally committed to practicing her “principles for inspired success” and demonstrates that commitment through her own history of personal transformation and achievement. For fun, she is an avid hiker, traveler, reader, and yoga enthusiast.
Andrew partners with financial, technology and education organizations to build leadership capability. He manages learning solution needs assessment and talent strategy development, develops customized training and coaching programs and curricula, delivers full-cycle program implementation and conducts comprehensive impact evaluation. Andrew practices as a talent development consultant and certified coach supported by a decade of leadership and management experience and a graduate degree in clinical-counseling psychology with thousands of supervised training hours.
Clare’s information technology career has taken her from health care in the mid-west, to the United Nations in Italy, and most recently as the Director of Business Solutions at a corporation headquartered in Miami Beach, FL.
In addition to Clare’s vast background, advanced degrees in Psychology and Business Administration, and her business success within the information technology field, Clare is also a highly qualified professional coach with multiple coaching certifications. Clare’s experience and education enable her to guide professional clients to be more effective leaders creating fulfillment in their careers. Through the use of state-of-the-art attitudinal assessments, Clare educates clients with the awareness of where they are now, how they show up in the world and how they react to stress. Using a structured set of workshops, exercises and homework, Clare guides and coaches clients to change habits and default reactions to people and situations that do not serve them, setting the stage for greater success in their careers and personal lives.
Clare has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a Masters in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis. Clare’s professional certifications include: Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and Energy Leadership Index, Master Practitioner (ELI MP) through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation, and she is certified in Emotional Intelligence, EQi 2.0.
Andrea Scott has a background of over 20 years in business/life coaching and organizational coaching. She grew from a top producing account executive to a corporate Vice President during that time. Andrea spearheaded the turnaround of several multi-million dollar organizations, substantially growing their profits each year. How did she do that? Through coaching people to bring more effectiveness to their organization and their life. Andrea is an Internationally Certified Business/Life Coach. She possesses degrees in both Business and Psychology. For over 20 years, she has worked with individuals privately and within corporations, helping them get what they want out of life and to produce better results for their organizations.
During her career, Andrea was also raising three children, overcoming tremendous personal challenges and confronting changes she had to work through to find meaning, success and joy in her own life. Her diverse experiences have given her the ability to coach people in a compassionate and direct manner, helping people to make the changes they need to achieve the results they want in their personal and professional lives.
Angel knows the importance of People! She began her career in healthcare, then spent several years in the financial industry before settling into IT, where she has had a very successful 15-plus years of experience. She has held many positions where she was known as the “Problem Solver” among her management team. She was voted into role of Director of Change Management for a large internet service provider where she was responsible for a large, enterprise-wide transformation. Angel took that experience and began consulting for Hewlett Packard, the largest IT company in the world, where she worked with Fortune 500 companies throughout the US, UK and Canada with their own Transformations. In her diverse 25 year corporate career, Angel has found that one single principle remains constant…”Everything Rises and Falls on Leadership”.
She holds a Masters certification in ITIL, an IT industry best practice framework in Service Management. She is also a certified Coach, Speaker and Trainer by the #1 Leadership Guru in the world, John C. Maxwell. Her passion is leadership and teamwork. She loves breaking down silos and finding ways to bring teams – from entry level to top Executives – together to meet common business objectives.
Angel lives in Knoxville, TN with her husband and Great Dane.
Louyse has over 28 years of experience in Human Resources Development (HRD) in the corporate arena. She has held senior level HR positions at Balfour Beatty Construction, Rexall Sundown, and John Alden Life insurance. Her main areas of expertise are in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, executive coaching, organization structure, human resources management, leadership and development and succession planning, culture shifts, change management, organization, and team effectiveness.
She works with leaders to assist them in translating their organization’s vision and business strategy into operational terms. She mentors human resources professionals and guides them in taking current programs and services to the next level.
Louyse has a Ph.D. in Leadership and Education with a specialization in HRD from Barry University. She has her Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification, is a professional Co-Active COach, and is certified with multi-rater and 360 assessment instruments including MBTI, Social StylesProfiles, PROFILOR, Core Clarity StrenfthsFinder, and AVA.
In the community, Louyse is a facilitator for The Commonwealth Institute, a peer consultation group of women entrepreneurs and chief executives. She has served as adjunct professor with Barry University teaching classes in the HRD Masters program.
Alexandra Guanotoa Lincango
Alexandra has 17 years of working experience, during this time she has amassed corporate experience working with multinational companies in Ecuador, Spain, United Kingdom and Netherlands. As a Professional in IT, Alexandra has been working in management positions as Project Manager and Presales Manager in the areas of Data Science, Business Intelligence and Big Data, being responsible for managing and leading multiple projects and teams successfully.
Because of her strong desire to make a difference, she became Certified Professional Coach at WCI in 2015, Leadership Coach and Trainer at PeopleTek Coaching in 2016 and Certified Coach, Trainer and Public Speaker at John Maxwell Team in 2016. Alexandra currently is also a successful practitioner with practical life and business experience that inspires, challenges, and equips leaders to lead with renewed passion.
Alexandra’s degrees and credentials also include a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Madrid Polytechnic University (UPM), a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science Engineering and studies in Educational Pedagogy from ESPE University of Ecuador (Homologated to the Official Spanish University degree) and an Advanced Management Program from IE Business School Top Executive Education in Spain.
Tyrone M. Robinson III specializes in Life Solutions & Career Coaching, and also offers a multitude of business services that help create competitive advantages for businesses around the world. Tyrone is a speaker, blogger, facilitator, host of the “Opt 2 Serve” Radio Show on Daily Grind Radio on the TuneIn App, Editorial Director of Entrepreneur Life at GrowthologyHub.com and the author of the book “The Light Within Us All: Life Lessons Through Self-Discovery.”
After, finishing his first degree at Mansfield University with a B.S. in Psychology, Tyrone began working within the mental health field with organizations including but not limited to Woods Services, Carelink Community Support Services, and Providence House Clubhouse. In these relationships, he served as a Therapist, Counselor, Supervisor, Client Advocate and Consultant. Tyrone also partnered 1:1 with individuals suffering from severe mental illness and assisted them with employment, education and life goals.
Since 2013 Tyrone has served in several leadership positions including as the Providence House of Chester (Mental Health) Advisory Board as its Co-Chair. In 2014 he accepted various positions within the Josephs People of Central Delaware County Organization (Employment) including Program Director of the Media Chapter, Board of Directors and Steering Committee Member. He also serves on the Chester Education Foundation Board and lead its marketing efforts.
Tyrone enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, writing and creating positive relationships within the community and around the world through speaking and other works that produce a lasting impact.
Paula Santonocito helps bridge the gap between employers and people seeking career opportunities. Best known as a business journalist specializing in employment issues, Paula is the author of more than 1,000 articles on a wide range of human resource, management, and career topics, including recruiting and hiring, education and training, and leadership development. Her articles have been featured in many publications and information outlets: HR Dive, Human Resource Executive, The Wall Street Journal, The Florida Times-Union, Monster.com, and others. In addition, her work has been posted at more than 100 websites, referenced in academic and legal publications as well as books, and translated into several languages.
She has been a guest on radio programs in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle, where she discussed career issues, and quoted in career articles featured at Forbes.com, CNN.com, MSN, NBC, and in New York, Philadelphia, and Boston newspapers.
Paula brings broad and deep knowledge of HR practices and trends to her work as a career coach. Her hands-on business background is likewise an asset. She previously served as a vice president for a Fortune 500 corporation, where she led a team of 60 people and was responsible for all HR issues, including staff coaching and development. Today, she supports college students to senior executives in their career journeys.
Paula Santonocito holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Norwich University, a Workforce Career Coach Facilitator (WCCF) certificate from Thomas Edison State College, and has been awarded the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) designation from the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE). She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA).
Gayl is a Professional Certified ICF Executive Coach, a Licensed Fireworks Career Coach and mentor with over 20 years’ wide ranging corporate experience including coaching, facilitation and consulting with major blue chip international and UK organisations.
She works with leaders, individuals, teams and organisations to develop leaders and high performance through executive, team and group coaching, workshops, bespoke facilitation and development.
Gayl’s passion is working with clients to harvest inner leadership capability so that they, their teams and organisations can be at their very best and thrive in any environment.
Working face to face and over the phone, Gayl uses the intelligence of mind and body to help leaders to rise to the challenges of new and existing roles; to engage and develop high performing collaborative teams and organisations; to find and shape rewarding careers.
Her signature style has been described by clients as “defining”, a transformational combination of challenge, support, insight and inspiration; her approach deeply democratic and systemic – helping clients to experience empowered relationships sustained by mutual trust, respect and added value. Known for “working her magic”, Gayl works in a holistic way to increase self-awareness; capabilities, confidence, resources and develop strategies needed to for sustained success.
She holds an MSc in Human Resource Management from the London School of Economics, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, a qualified Practitioner of Systemic Coaching and a Master Practitioner of NLP.
Gayl lives in Ascot, near Windsor in the UK, has been married for 28 years’ and has two grown up children and three cats. In her spare time, Gayl loves to be with her family, practice and teach Hatha yoga, to run, travel, be in nature, read and watch good films.
Dr. Mindy Gewirtz
Dr. Mindy L. Gewirtz has twenty years consulting and trusted advisor experience coaching executives, delivering leadership development programs and choreographing organizational change. Mindy partners with senior leadership to develop talent, top teams and large scale systemic change that drive business performance.
Her diverse industry expertise includes working with entrepreneurial, global corporations, government, and nonprofits such as the FAA, Evergreen Solar, Teachers Retirement System of NYC, MITRE Corporation, EMC and Citigroup. Mindy’s thought leadership and coaching specialty focus on accelerating Leadership Intelligence (LI=EQ x CIQ) by multiplying Relational (EQ) by (CIQ) Conversational Intelligence (Judith Glaser). Executive and Team coaching engagements result in a multiplier effect of leadership performance and organizational agility to execute strategy.
Mindy is co-founder of two nonprofits and for profit companies. Her experience as Executive Team member of a large nonprofit, and entrepreneurial engagements, provide a framework for integrating client growth with business results. Mindy has counseled leaders as a licensed and Board Certified Diplomat in Psychotherapy. This evolved into specific coach training and certification, with 2,500+ documented hours of executive and team coaching. She has recently applied for the Professional Coaching Credential (PCC) from the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Entrepreneurship and innovation are also an active part of Mindy’s client portfolio. Mindy consulted to the CEO and became a co-founder of 7AC, a waste heat driven cooling and heating Cleantech firm. She has actively coached early stage entrepreneurs in Boston’s thriving entrepreneurship community. Mindy also gives back to the entrepreneurial community, having been an active mentor in the Babson’s MBA program, Boston University’s, MBA Kindle Business Competition, and the National Cleantech Open.
Mindy earned her Ph.D. at Boston University, and an ODHRD post doc certificate from the Boston Institute of Psychotherapy, and her BA (Phi Beta Kappa) in education and psychology at Brooklyn College. Mindy has co-authored five book chapters and written many articles.
Valerie partners with leaders seeking to maximize their performance, better engage with their teams, and be true to themselves along the way. She provides one-to-one coaching and group workshops in a safe environment, where clients get clear on what they want, and create actionable plans to chart a path towards their goals. Her clients find deeper satisfaction in both career and personal life.
With 20+ years of experience in various roles in high tech Silicon Valley industries – supply chain operations, customer service, sales, engineering, and human resources – Valerie quickly relates to the problems professionals are trying to solve. She has managed large, complex, global teams and has insight as to which strategies work and which to avoid.
Valerie has her BS in Human Development from University of California and her CPCC from The Coaches Training Institute (CTI). She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from the International Coach Federation (ICF), an Emotional Intelligence Practitioner EQi-2.0 from Multi-Health Systems, and Certified StandOut Strengths Coach from The Marcus Buckingham Company.
Jacquelyn joined the PeopleTek team in 2013. After graduating from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Healthcare Administration, and working administratively in a large doctor’s office for over a year, she decided to explore the opportunity to follow her passion. PeopleTek allows her to accomplish this by working with people worldwide and helping them be the best leaders they can be. She works closely with PeopleTek by assisting the administrative departments with her organizational strengths and creative ideas.
Chrissy graduated from Stetson University with a degree in Psychology and Marketing. She has been working with PeopleTek since 2008 and is the Customer Support Team Manager. Chrissy assists the PeopleTek Team and Journey participants with instruments, reports and analysis, as well as overseeing other members of the support team. She enjoys playing a part in the positive changes that leaders make through their Leadership Journey.
Charis joined the PeopleTek team in 2015 and works part-time with the back-office support staff. She assists the PeopleTek team and Journey participants by coordinating class logistics and managing instruments and reports. Charis brings over 10 years of administrative leadership experience to the team and is excited to be involved in developing other leaders to new levels of success.
After working in administration for a non-profit organization for five years, Sarah joined the PeopleTek team in 2016 as part of the back-office support staff. She studied Sociology at Florida State University and loves that PeopleTek specializes in developing leaders through proven instruments. Sarah assists Journey participants by coordinating logistics, managing instruments, and developing reports.
Hillary graduated from Stetson University with a degree in Communications and Journalism. She then worked for the Department of Defense for five years. Hillary joined PeopleTek in 2016 and is excited about contributing to a team that provides leadership training worldwide.