Freddi Donner, ACC is a seasoned, ICF certified, executive coach specializing in the power of communication and interpersonal skills to achieve professional growth and business development goals. Freddi founded Business Stamina in 2004 after more than two decades as a corporate marketing executive and successful entrepreneur. She is an accredited practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Emotional Intelligence tool EQi.
A thought leader on leadership skills, communication styles, stress management, teamwork and related subjects, Freddi provides group (live and online) and individual coaching and workshops for private companies, associations, nonprofits, and universities. She works with individuals and teams helping to develop leaders who choose to be brave and bold enough to be transparent, and to try on new ways of communicating to develop flexibility. She believes in abundance and adding value and inspires other to do the same.
As a volunteer member of the Board at International Coach Federation (DC Chapter), Freddi oversees the leadership of the Chapter as President. She is pursuing her next level of ICF certification (PCC). www.businessstamina.com
Mark Sachs: For more than 15 years Mark Sachs has been an organization consultant and executive coach who believes that organizations and their people have a lot more potential than they give themselves credit for.
In his consulting practice, he helps clients improve communication among staff, develop productive teams, assess organizational strengths and challenges, and plan and manage change initiatives.
As a coach, he helps leaders and managers identify their strengths, communicate more effectively, collaborate better, manage others, and handle stress. He has a particular interest in helping people set better boundaries with others.
Before starting his consulting work, he had a career in public radio and television. He holds an MS degree in Organization Development from American University and BA and MA degrees in Sociology from Rutgers University. He is an International Coach Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC). Mark is also an Air Force veteran.
To learn more about his work, visit www.markasachs.com.
Gus Lawson works with technical organizations to increase their productivity and employee retention in two ways. First, he helps executive teams gain commitment to implement their strategy. Second, he helps technical experts become influential leaders. He enjoys helping clients become intrinsically motivated to overcome their obstacles and achieve their goals. Gus has helped federal government clients develop their leadership and workforce, align their organizations, and implement change initiatives. Most notably, he helped a senior executive client drive change by creating alignment among his leadership team, developing and implementing tools to monitor change initiatives, and considering internal and customer interests before restructuring.
Gus is a proud U.S. Navy veteran and is a certified executive coach and has earned certification as a change management advanced practitioner from Georgetown University. He attained his Master’s in Business Administration from George Mason University and his Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology.
Susan Knöbl, CEBS, is an innovative Human Resources leader with a proven record of accomplishment designing, developing and executing effective HR initiatives for public, private and not-for-profit organizations such as Ford Aerospace, the National Association of Broadcasters, the Madeira School, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), SET, an SAIC company, Data Tactics, and Brillient Corporation. Serving in a variety of leadership roles, she has more than twenty-five years of in-depth experience in workforce planning, change management, leadership development, staff training, reward and recognition programs, mergers and acquisitions, benefit design and negotiation, and employee communications.
In addition, she is the published co-author of an HR textbook, “An Employer’s Guide to Preventing Discrimination (While Improving the Bottom Line)”. She has worked as a Financial Advisor/Retirement Planning Specialist for Morgan Stanley and Syndicated Capital, and as an adjunct professor at the University of Phoenix teaching courses in Human Resource Management.
Dennis Kirk, founder of In Focus Leadership LLC, supports leaders and leadership teams in motivating themselves to create extraordinary and sustainable results. We support individuals, executives, teams, and boards to become more than the sum of their parts. We design innovative learning programs for people who are ready to improve their game, because effective leaders outperform ineffective leaders every time. We measure and report the ROI of coaching so you know the results of your investment. The best leaders harmonize head, heart, and spirit to create the future. It requires a proactive approach to your own life and health that ensures you’re physically and mentally ready to set and reach your next goal.
We typically work with senior people and teams around or in advance of times of change: a shift in organizational direction or strategy, when a new team forms or needs to work together in a different way, when someone is new in their role or embarking on a new phase of their professional life, or any time that requires a shift in leaders’ attitudes, behaviors, or skills.
Susan Schwartz creates collaborative project environments with a strong focus on team communications and milestone achievement. In full-time and consulting roles, she managed technical systems implementations and documentation projects. Her favorite projects have involved helping global companies develop learning-based solutions to achieve strategic goals and deliver continuous business productivity improvements.
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Patricia Adelstein,ACC , MSOD is a highly experienced organization development (OD) practitioner with a comprehensive background in OD and leadership
theory, coaching and training, and project management. As federal retiree, she founded Adelstein Consulting in 2013 after serving as the sole internal organization development consultant at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission for over 6 years. She is an expert group facilitator, having designed a wide variety of group facilitation engagements for government and non-profit agencies for over 20 years. Recent projects include a strategic planning effort, and resilience and collaboration training for public agencies An ICF -ACC certified leadership coach;
Patricia has a B.A. in Political Science from Eastern Kentucky University and a Master of Science in Organization Development from The American University, Washington DC. She is certified to administer the Strength Deployment Inventory, The Center for Creative Leadership 360 evaluation Instruments, the Drexler-Sibbett Team Performance Model and the Myers Briggs Type Inventory.