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.
We asked Pat about herself:
I find leadership development meaningful because it makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve, as well as those they touch. When we gain insights into our leadership behaviors it transforms us forever and makes us more successful in business and life.
My strength as a coach is in helping leaders see and leverage their strengths and define the gaps in where their behavior or goals are, and where they want them to be. Through honest communication and feedback I can them help them create and execute a plan to close the gaps. My directness and humor help accomplish this in a way that’s comfortable. These strengths also help me serve my clients in identifying gaps and solutions for their businesses.
My favorite leadership quote is the question posed by Ken Blanchard, “Am I a serving leader or a self–serving leader?” I ask myself this question all the time as I seek to be a blessing to others.
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.
We asked Marilyn about herself:
How long have you been coaching? What was the catalyst for you becoming a coach?
Throughout my 26-year career at American Express, I always felt that coaching and developing the next group of “leaders” was one of the most critical parts of my job. My coaching extended beyond the people who reported to me, I coached and mentored people from across the organization. I’ve always loved finding that unique strength in a person and then helping them to leverage that strength to grow in their career. Therefore, it was a very easy and an expected shift when I became a certified coach through Coach U in 2011 and joined the PeopleTek Coaching team.
What is your favorite leadership quote?
“You can’t get ahead in life if you don’t stick your neck out”, so says the Turtle!
Some qualities I value in a leader are:
- Invest in their people to help them to be successful. (coaching, training, on-going feedback)
- Enthusiastic about the work and have the unique ability to inspire their people to get excited about the work they perform
- Have a knack for helping people to understand how they “fit into” the bigger picture or broader VISION and why each individual role was important to the larger organization
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
We asked Rebecca about herself:
I find leadership development meaningful because I believe in changing the world, leader by leader. I know that everyone has something unique and positive to contribute. Leadership development helps each person become more aware of their our own potential and the potential of others, and develop leadership habits that bring forth that potential in transformative ways.
My strength as a coach is that I am a trusted partner and my clients value my wisdom, nonjudgmental presence, strategic vision, insight, benevolence and ability to assist them as they navigate the challenges of transformative change.
My favorite leadership quote is: “The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.” – Benjamin Disraeli
Expertise: Emotional Intelligence
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 teenage son.
We asked Christine about herself:
I find leadership development meaningful because it equips leaders with the skills and knowledge to deploy their individual brand and style of leadership to inspire and ignite their teams.My strength as a coach is that I focus on the values and relationships that lead to lasting success. I holistically understand
individuals–professionally and personally–as well as their business challenges. I tailor my approach to help leaders and their teams capitalize on their unique strengths, build alliances and achieve their objectives.Leadership Quote- “Daring greatly means the courage to be vulnerable. It means to show up and be seen. To ask for what you need. To talk about how you’re feeling. To Have the hard conversations.” – Dr. Brene Brown
- ICF Certified Professional Coach (CPC, PCC)
- Certified Myers Briggs Practitioner
- Certified IPEC Energy Leadership Practitioner
- Authorized Partner and Certified Facilitator for Everything DiSC (All Products, including Workplace, Everything DiSC 363, Agile EQ and Productive Conflict, Sales and Management)
- Authorized Partner Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team (All Products)
- Member-Forbers Coaches Council
- Member-Arizona Speakers Bureau
- Member-LinkedIn ProFinder
Lisa Barrington is an ICF certified coach, workplace & engagement strategist, and speaker with over 25 years of experience. Lisa has worked with organizations spanning from small non-profits to Fortune 100 companies in health care, higher education, financial services, and technology. Lisa harnesses her unique blend of business and psychology education + vast experience to help organizations foster leadership effectiveness and improve employee engagement.
Through a strategic blend of coaching, consulting, and facilitation, Lisa has promoted learning and growth in individual and group settings. Leveraging her expertise in workplace strategy and organizational development, she has partnered with organizations to build cohesive teams, 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, leadership, and organizational development courses.
Lisa’s work has been published in Forbes Online and The Association for Talent Development and her thoughts on the workplace have appeared in various outlets including the Associated Press, US News and World Report, CNBC, Zenefits, SHRM, CIO Magazine, and Fast Company. Lisa has spoken about organizational effectiveness in front of several audiences, including the Western Association of College and University Business Officers, the Society for Human Resources Management, and at Arizona State University.
Lisa is a doctoral candidate, currently completing the dissertation requirements for 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 (PCC) through the International Coach Federation as well as a Board Certified Coach (BCC). Lisa also holds specialty coaching certifications in executive, leadership, business, corporate, and career coaching. Additionally, Lisa is 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).
Lisa’s passion for helping others has led her to take on several board roles in non-profit organizations. Lisa is a past president of the board for Triple R Behavioral Health and is a past board member and pro bono coach for Veterans Career Exchange, an agency that provides free coaching to military members and their immediate families transitioning to the civilian workforce. Lisa provides pro bono coaching to participating executives through United for Growth, a partnership between Mesa United Way and the Arizona ICF chapter. Lisa also presents at Career Connectors, a non-profit agency that provides career fairs, coaching, and job preparation to Phoenix-area residents as well as at AZ Biz Link, an organization focused on developing local leaders.
We asked Lisa about herself:
I find leadership development meaningful because: Employees spend as many of their waking hours at work as they do with their families and friends, leaving their leader as one of the top people they will interact with! This gives leaders a significant opportunity to forge a relationship and create an environment that builds trust, connection, and engagement with their employees. Even leaders with the best intentions and greatest compassion need some help along the way–and that’s where a good leadership coach can help!
My strength as a coach is I listen beyond your words. When I’m working with you, you’ll know you have 100% of my focus–my head and my heart–during our session.
My favorite leadership quote is: The best way to predict your future is to create it.
Expertise: Workplace and Employee Engagement Strategist
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.
Expertise: Growth Management & IT Strategy Expert
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.
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.
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. She also works in marketing as the social media specialist and website support.
Sarah and her husband, Brett, have five children and live in Missouri.
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.
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.
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.
Expertise: Leadership Development Team Dynamics and Individual Career Coach
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.
Expertise: Executive Presence Expert
Val partners with leaders and their teams who are seeking to maximize performance and more efficiently engage with their clients and partners. She challenges clients to bring forth authenticity and empathy as they step into their strength.
Val provides one-to-one coaching and group workshop facilitation. She designs her engagements to fit the unique style of her client(s) creating a safe environment, where they get clear on what they want, then create practical plans to chart a path towards their goals. As a result of this partnership, her clients find deeper satisfaction in both career and personal life. Val’s clients often refer to her as a “professional listener,” she deeply listens and hears things they don’t realize they are saying. A trustworthy thought partner who helps hear the personal underlying truth, and connect that to the business challenge, Val can help leaders and teams get “unstuck” and move forward quickly.
Corporate Experience Val has 20+ years of experience in high growth, high tech in the SF Bay Area and Silicon Valley where she has managed large, complex global teams in Supply Chain, Manufacturing Production, Business Operations, HR Operations and Learning and Development organizations.
We asked Valerie about herself:
I find leadership development meaningful because I’m passionate about helping people love their work, and a leader has so much influence over the experience of the team. A good leader can love their work, and have a positive impact on not only the business, but people! I also love models – leadership models, behavior models. They create structure and language for leaders to understand themselves, and others.
My strength as a coach is I support you and have your best intentions in mind. I create a safe space where you can explore and move forward.
My favorite leadership quote: “When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.” – Dalai Lama
Maritza Coscarelli is a visionary leader in the field of transformational coaching. Her ability to command and inspire audiences has guided her trajectory as an accomplished speaker in a wide variety of both corporate and private event settings. Having mastered her own unique formula for achieving, sustaining, and perfecting peak performance from her former life as a professional dancer, she brings endless passion and proficiency to every aspect of her work. This foundational approach to achieving beyond the confines of standard measures of success, have served her and her clients immeasurably in realizing potential beyond what originally seemed possible. She believes we are all inherently whole and decidedly capable beyond even our highest visions of ourselves. She is intrinsically skilled and delights in releasing her clients from both self and externally imposed limitations that hold them back from their full unbridled expression of themselves and their gifts.
Maritza brings an infectious exhilaration, enthusiasm, and deep intuition to all things inspiring and transformative. She has had the honor of attending NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts, studying Human Development at Eckerd College, and becoming a CTA Certified Coach as well as a graduate and facilitator of Peopletek’s Leadership Journey. She derives deep fulfillment and love for her family as the proud daughter of Dominican immigrants, the cherished wife of an Italian immigrant from Calabria, and a deeply devoted mother of two. As an accomplished business owner, she has founded the Palm Coast Dance Academy and is now the founder and lead coach of Maritza Coscarelli Coaching. She is also a certified yoga and meditation teacher. Finally, she contributes volunteer time and dedication to her community through her roles at Urban Youth Impact, The Hispanic Education Coalition, and Toastmasters International.
We asked Maritza about herself:
I find leadership development meaningful because of the the need to continuously redefine, rethink and re-energize what it means to lead responsibly and effectively. The leader is charged with the personal responsibility of not only their individual performance, but organizational performance, innovation, common goals, and a compelling vision understood and shared frequently. Leadership is a protean art rather than a science.
My strengths as a coach are: empathy, authenticity and credibility. My expertise in holistic coaching allows me to facilitate coaching that results in whole leaders that show up, fully and authentically, to lead with heart. When coaching, I aim to inspire leaders to maximize their own potential, see the potential in others, and invest themselves in developing that.
My favorite leadership quotes are:
“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say:” “We did it ourselves.” —Loa Tzu
“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” —President John F. Kennedy
Building on 30+ years’ experience as a leader, executive consultant and global owner of Leadership & Talent Development programs for American Express, Deanna is now a leadership consultant. Deanna helps leaders and organizations apply an insightful, organized approach to Leadership & Talent Development, leveraging tools and assessments. She has been lauded for her ability to take ambiguous or convoluted ideas and objectives from stakeholders then apply creative, strategic thinking to develop structured, actionable plans and programs resulting in successful outcomes such as attaining an average 95 NPS and 83% in coaching improvement and programs. She was also a co-recipient of the 2018 Brandon Hall HCM Excellence Award in Learning Program Design Strategy for Global Development programs.
Deanna is passionate about taking assessment data then using it to spark “ah-ha” moments in Leaders, inspiring growth. Certified in the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i) in the early 2000s by Dr. Steven Stein, CEO of MHS International, Deanna implemented EQ-i Leadership Coaching programs for 900+ leaders at the American Express Operating Center in Ft. Lauderdale. She influenced Sr. Leadership to expand deployment of the EQ-I Leadership program across all US Operating Centers and to make it part of the Top Talent program. Based upon the success of these EQ-I programs, Deanna was asked to present in a number of global conferences and forums including the International Conference on Emotional Intelligence in both the US and the UK.
Based in sunny South Florida, Deanna has supported globally dispersed leadership teams virtually for 17+ years. In her personal life Deanna enjoys being an “Auntie” to her nephews, nieces and their friends, cheering them on in their athletic and musical endeavors!
- CPTD® Certified Professional in Talent Development, ATD
- Certified in the EQ-i and EQ 360, MHS
- Certified in the MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory, TK Conflict and other assessments
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.
Francisco Matos is an innovative executive, career coach, influential leader, and business brand development facilitator. He is a key player in developing our M&A cultural consultant professional practice for companies that have gone through mergers and acquisitions to help them conduct a cultural assessment and create an executable and measurable cultural integration road map. He is passionate and committed to ensure organizations and leadership embrace the concept of People First to create sustainable organization transformations through cultural integration plans to achieve higher level of employee engagement, customer loyalty and organization revenue growth.
His broad industry range of experience includes 20 years leading and influencing global cross-functional teams and technology as a transformation leader of enterprise level programs, including strategic and operational initiatives focused on achieving bottom line results. He has a proven ability to lead a broad portfolio of projects including Operational Excellence, Process Improvement, Security, HCM, Compliance, Technology Simplification, M&A Integration, Cloud based roll outs for organizations including Intel Corporation, Office Depot, Kaplan University, & Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and ADT security services. He has a passion to drive HCM workforce planning, acquisition, and optimization through business and technology executable road maps.
Francisco holds a BS in Computer Science and an MBA with over 12 years of community involvement including being the President of the South Florida PMI Professional Chapter with over 2,200 members across South Florida, where he fosters collaboration among local professional chapters to create synergistic opportunities among them. He introduced think tank concepts to help members develop awareness of South Florida business economic development and labor market opportunities and competencies in demand. He is a talented public speaker with a passion to inspire employee trust, illuminate cross-cultural experience, and shepherd organizational development. He speaks on topics such as “You Own Your Own Employability” and “Emotional Intelligence in Action.” His passion for coaching includes an innovative approach to coaching from the inside out. His coaching style promotes a new framework conversation in what he calls “…a sacred space…” to align emotions, body, and language to awaken new business and professional career opportunities, and intercept any behaviors preventing a sustained transformation.
Pat Morgan is an award winning International Business Coach, Speaker and Author. She specializes in empowering leaders to become more profitable and productive by capitalizing on their strengths, translating their skills and experience into success, and taking focused action to create powerful results.
Pat is an experienced coach. She has over 25,000 hours of experience working with clients to take their life and business to the next level. She is a graduate of the Coach U Certified Coach Training Program, holds an MBA and is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Pat was named the recipient of the Thelma Gibson Award of Excellence by the Women’s Chamber of Commerce in recognition of her contributions to promoting leadership, business development, and excellence among professional women.
Pat has been actively involved in the community, serving as a past member of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Miami-Dade. the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
Pat’s writing is published in Heart of a Woman in Business and numerous media including the South Florida Business Journal, the Miami Herald, VIVE, and Community Newspapers and on Comcast Newsmakers, “Own Your Own Power” radio and “Coach TV” in New York City.
Pat is passionate about helping her clients achieve success. She has been described by her clients as energetic, insightful and dynamic. Pat is dedicated to living her best life, and wants to help you do the same.
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.
Expertise: Media Training & Presentation Skills Expert
Colleen Esposito recognizes that the world is constantly evolving and leadership styles must evolve too. Empathetic without being enabling, she can help you find solutions to your agile transformation problems that keep your organization reach their full potential.
Once nicknamed “the firefighter” for her ability to save failing projects, she uncovered that there was a better way to manage work and make people more awesome when she started using agile methods. Through the past 10 years, she’s learned there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to any agile adoption but that companies who apply proven patterns will improve their organizational agility.
Colleen has trained and coached teams and leaders with many large organizations in the financial, education and insurance industries. She knows firsthand that encouraging leadership at all levels can accelerate an agile transformation. She gives back to the agile community by co-organizing South Florida Women in Agile and speaking for local, regional and national agile conferences.
Colleen holds a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from Villanova University, a Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Professional (CSP).
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.
Marsha Freedman has over 18 years of experience as a presentation skills expert, leading thousands of workshops and individual sessions with leaders or aspiring leaders, empowering them to reach their full potential as communicators. Her expertise lies in the areas of presentation skills and executive presence.
Marsha is passionate about her work and strongly believes that successful leaders are those who possess the ability to deliver a clear and convincing message with confidence and charisma. Their ability to do so has a tremendous impact on the motivation, productivity, and retention of their employees and helps to create a positive work environment.
Since leaders spend the majority of their time communicating, it is critical that they receive professional training to improve or polish their skills. As newly promoted and aspiring leaders face many challenges in their new positions, they can also benefit from working with Marsha one-on-one or in a group setting to boost their confidence and dramatically improve their communication skills. Marsha helps professionals reduce nervousness, increase confidence, develop and deliver a clearly structured message, improve use of body language and vocal variety, deal with difficult questions and challenging personalities, and develop their executive presence.
Marsha has been an adjunct communication instructor at several universities in South Florida for over 18 years, and has facilitated workshops for prestigious companies, such as American Express, NextEra/FPL, and Honeywell; municipalities, such as Broward County, Tamarac, and Miramar; and hospitals, such as the Cleveland Clinic.
Ms. Freedman is proud to be a long-time resident of Broward County and, over the several decades, has witnessed tremendous change there. She is proud to have raised two sons who have happily remained in Broward County, in spite of their promise to leave the area “with no seasons.” They currently work together in the commercial real estate field and have provided her with 5 of the most “intelligent, beautiful, and personable grandchildren in the world.”
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.
Expertise: ITIL Master and Change Management Expert
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.