Erica Nelson is managing consultant of nelson performance development LLC, learning and development and consulting practice. Ms. Nelson is a trainer, consultant, author, and mediator, who works with professionals in a variety of industries in organization development. Erica has 25 years of professional experience in training in management development, team collaboration, and communication and presentation skills.
Business clients include Kraft, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Hollister Corporation, HSBC, Takeda, and Rust-Oleum Corporation where she is lead designer and facilitator for the Leadership Development Program High Potential course and action learning project. She is a certified facilitator for ASTD for the Consulting Skills for Trainers Certificate Program and Coaching Certificate Program. Erica is currently the faculty bench facilitator for Corporate Learning Solutions for Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Lake Forest, Illinois working with Fortune 500 Companies.
Her expertise in facilitating key skill sets to increase sales, enhance business relationships, and encourage partnerships at work is applied to all managerial levels with her client organizations. Subject expertise includes individual and team communication, mediation and conflict management, and influencing and presentation skills.
She is an executive coach working with senior level managers and executives. Erica has been certified as a mediator through the Center for Conflict Resolution since 1993 and is a mediator with the Cook County Court System.
Ms. Nelson earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts in journalism and English and her master's degree from the University of Connecticut in educational administration and counseling. Ms. Nelson is a member of ASTD. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and formerly an adjunct faculty member in Applied Sciences at Oakton Community College teaching Psychology. Erica received the Most Distinguished Business Faculty Member in Corporate Education in 2003-2004 for the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and a continuous service award for 18 years as a mediator in the Chicago court system.
Kim Rowe, one of the founding partners of Agentive, has been an independent marketing and sales consultant to the medical and pharmaceutical industries since 1993. At Agentive, Kim provides clients with marketing and sales performance development expertise, including assessment, training, coaching, and project management. Kim was previously employed in sales, marketing, and training with ConvaTec, a Bristol-Myers Squibb company, and C.R. Bard. She is a board member of the Health Care Businesswomen's Association and an active member of ASTD and the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO). Kim speaks regularly on the topic of generational leadership as well as other leadership and management topics. She is on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Friends of Open Space and was one of the founders of the MFOS Farmers Market in Montgomery Township, New Jersey.
My view is that training, consulting and coaching are change-based processes. I partner with my clients to facilitate positive change, resulting in new attitudes, knowledge, skills, behaviors, ways of being and doing. I have more than 35 years of experience in Human Resource Development/Organizational Development, and Leadership Coaching in both private and public sectors. I teach, consult and coach nationally. I am an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) teaching an undergraduate management course and a graduate education course in adult learning.
Leadership/Management and Training/Education Experiences
15 years in private industry as a senior level professional, consultant, manager and leader in HRD and OD; 20 years in Federal Government as a senior level professional, coach, consultant, leader in HRD and OD.; 25 years of experience as an Adjunct Professor for courses in management, leadership, adult learning theory. ;10 years of experience as an internal and external leadership coach.; Present Employment - Adjunct Professor at UMBC and independent HRD/OD Consultant and Leadership Coach.
Associates Certificate (Project Management) The George Washington University and ESI International.; Certificate of Professional Development (Leadership Coaching) Georgetown University.; Ed.D. (Human Resource Development/Organizational Development) George Washington University. ; MS (Applied Behavioral Science) Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.; BA (Mathematics/Science/Education) St. Joseph College, Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Lisa Nabors is a partner with Strategic Performance Group and is recognized by the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). Ms. Nabors is a talented speaker and often makes presentations on the topic of coaching to industry and professional groups. She began coaching during her 16 years of experience as a successful, senior-level HR and training and development professional in private industry. Her passion is in optimizing individual, team, and organization performance, and her coaching clients include managers, executives, and teams in organizations such as AOL, AARP, U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Ms. Nabors' coaching expertise includes gathering and feeding back data, helping clients to generate alternatives, identifying key metrics and creating action plans designed to achieve specific, measurable results.
Ms. Nabors is a certified user of all Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) 360-degree feedback instruments, the BarOn EQi and EQ 360, LEI, APT 360 Instruments, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment, and many customized instruments. She is an adjunct faculty member for Marymount University and the George Washington University, and she is the co-author of Leading From the Inside Out: A Coaching Model (Sage, 2002).
Suzanne Coonan is an experienced Human Resources leader, consultant and leadership coach. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the human resources field including past positions at an MBA school, a legal publishing company, a technology consulting firm, and at Hewitt, a benefits outsourcing and consulting firm. Suzanne has been recognized for her exceptional interpersonal, facilitation, coaching, and leadership skills .
Most recently, Suzanne served as Vice President Human Resources at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, a not-‐for-‐profit MBA school dedicated to helping improves people’s lives through education. She was on the senior management team and was responsible for all aspects of human resources at the School including talent management, recruiting, leadership development, employee relations, HR technology, compensation/benefits, compliance and organizational development. She worked extensively with the schools board of directors and has a strong financial acumen with a track record of achieving measurable results.
Currently Suzanne is Principal of an HR consulting and coaching practice. She provides consulting as well as leadership development and career coaching to experienced business professionals who aspire to reach new heights or find meaning and balance in work and life. Her clients include individuals from Abbott, Allstate, Baxter, CVS/Caremark, GE, Grainger, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson and Wrigley/Mars, among others. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member with the Lake Forest Graduate School of management’s corporate Education group where she facilitates sessions on career and leadership development.
Suzanne holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Positive Organizational Development and Change from Case Western Reserve University. She is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institute and is a graduate of the Coach U coaching program. In addition, she has extensive experience working with not-‐for-‐profit boards and is a founding board member of BENNU Legal Services. She is also on the board of Career Resource Center in Lake Forest, IL and was previously chair of the HR committee of the board at the award-‐winning Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake, IL.
With over twenty years of experience and a doctoral degree in human resource and organization development, Dr. Bianco is considered a leader in her field. Her background includes a core set of industry positions, extensive consulting with corporate and agency executives, and publications/presentations in the areas of performance management, organizational change, leadership development, executive team building and facilitation, executive coaching, conflict and dialogue, coaching, and strategic planning.
Presently, Dr. Bianco is a professor in the School of Business and department chair of management programs at Marymount University. She teaches courses in organization development, team and group dynamics, human resource strategy, and executive coaching. She is also a partner with the Strategic Performance Group. Her present consulting engagements include leadership development, executive coaching, strategic planning, team building, and organizational change. Presently, she is coaching executives within 10 major organizations across the United States.
Dr. Bianco has given major presentations at several international conferences and has published numerous articles on change, consulting practices, coaching, and performance. Her most recent publications include, "Cross-Functional Teams at AOL" (with Fitzgerald, OD Practitioner, 2002), and Leading From The Inside Out: A Coaching Model (with Roman and Nabors, Sage Publications, Spring, 2002). Her most recent publication/product is Dialogue Cards, 2006.