FCC Coaches Council Badge

What We Offer

Developing Self.  Developing Others.  Developing the Business.

Our Boston Team

(Click on any photo for complete bio & contact information.)

Angie O'Donnell

Angie O'Donnell
About Angie

Angie O’Donnell, Executive Coach and Co-Founder

Angie O'Donnellifcne-award-225

Angie is an executive coach with nearly two decades of international business experience that included expatriate assignments in Zurich and Hong Kong while working in financial services. In 2002, she became an entrepreneur and co-founded 3D Leadership Group, an executive coaching firm based in Wellesley, Massachusetts. In 2013, Angie was honored to be recognized as the New England Executive Coach of the Year and in 2018, she received the global Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential, a rare designation held by less than 150 coaches globally.

Most recently, Angie has worked with leaders at Alexion, Amazon Robotics, Biogen, Boston Private, BlueCross BlueShield, Crane Currency, The Broad Institute, Cambridge Associates, John Hancock, McGraw-Hill, Novo Nordisk, Partners Healthcare, and PTC. She has coached in the executive education programs at Harvard Business School, Babson College, and Bentley University. Her pro-bono work includes coaching leaders at the Mass State Police, Science Club for Girls, Boston Public Schools, and Girl Be Heard. Angie also was on the faculty for the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA, as a mindfulness facilitator.

During her 18 years in large international organizations, Angie was a member of two senior leadership teams while holding positions in marketing, business development, and leadership development. She spent eight years with BankBoston (Bank of America) where she was on the Asia-Pacific leadership team while residing in Hong Kong. Previously she worked for Coutts & Co International Private Bank while based in Zurich, Switzerland; and she had early career roles with The Kendall Company, Bentley College, and McDonald’s Corporation in Toronto, Canada.

Angie has been quoted or featured in The Boston Globe, The Boston Business Journal, Banker and Tradesman, CityBiz, and CIO Magazine. She has been interviewed by CUTV News and Voice of America talk radio, and is a frequent speaker for WEST.org – Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology.

She received her MBA from Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business and her BBA from University of New Brunswick, Canada. She completed professional coaching certifications with New Ventures West, Team Coaching International, and the Center for Creative Leadership. Her contemplative courses included the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program at UMass Medical School and on-going retreat attendance. She is certified to use many 360-feedback assessments including The Leadership Versatility Index 360, as well as The Hogan, FIRO-B, and the EQi 2.0.

Originally from Canada, Angie resides in the Boston area with her husband and two daughters and enjoys international travel, Iyengar yoga, live music, theater, Rolling Stone magazine, the Maine seacoast, and silent retreats.

Contact: angie.odonnell@3dleadershipgroup.com

Download Printable Bio (PDF)

Sue Williamson

Sue Williamson
About Sue

Sue Williamson, Executive Coach

Sue Williamson

Sue views her executive coaching work as an opportunity to engage in and support the learning and growth of leaders that creates more ease, productivity, and overall engagement and happiness in both their professional and personal lives. As a coach, Sue brings a diverse business background as the co-founder of 3D Leadership Group and her years in senior leadership and consulting roles in several industries.

For more than 30 years, Sue has worked with over 80 national and global companies representing the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Her coaching experience includes Biotech/Pharma, Technology, Financial Services, Healthcare, Higher Education, Manufacturing, and Professional Services. Sue coaches leaders at all levels and particularly those who aspire to, or are making a transition to a new or expanding role.

Most recently, Sue has worked with leaders at Acer Therapeutics, Deciphera, Locus Robotics, Choate Hall & Stewart, ImmunoGen, Mass General Brigham, Rubius Therapeutics, Teradata, and Verve Therapeutics. She is fascinated by what she learns from her clients who are making impacts on our world in positive ways.

Before co-founding 3D Leadership Group, Sue served as Chief Operating Officer for Insight Performance Inc., Director of Operations for Delta Dental Plan, and Compensation Consultant for Fidelity Investments. This line and senior management experience guides her recognition of what is important to leaders at all levels, as well as her approach to coaching. Sue’s consulting experience with Watson Wyatt and W.T. Haigh & Co provided her with broad industry experience and took her to all corners of the U.S. and Europe where she led global compensation projects.

Sue holds a BA in Psychology from Wheaton College and an MBA from Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. She completed her professional coaching certifications with Coach Training International and Team Coaching International and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is certified to use a variety of self-assessments including The Hogan, TypeCoach, EQi-2, and DiSC.  She is certified to use 360-degree feedback tools including VOICES, The CCL suite of 360’s, The Leadership Versatility Index 360, The Emotional and Social Competence Inventory, Team EI Survey, and the Team Coaching Diagnostic.

A native New Englander with a personal motto of “variety is the spice of exercise”, Sue loves to ski, kayak, paddle board, hike and bike, an occasional round of golf or pickleball, and gentle yoga. She enjoys travel, cooking, reading good novels, and spending time outdoors with her husband, two grown children, and dog Lola.

Contact: sue.williamson@3dleadershipgroup.com

Download Printable Bio (PDF)

Michèle Barnett Berg

About Michèle

Michèle Barnett Berg, Executive Coach

Michèle is a dynamic and engaged coach and facilitator, working closely with clients to build trust, improve communication and collaboration, define strategies and goals, increase engagement, and reach results. With more than two decades of international human capital consulting experience in the areas of executive coaching, leadership development, team building, facilitation, change management, and talent assessment, one of Michèle’s signature strengths—and passions—is her work with executive and leadership teams to be high functioning, effective, and innovative. Through her pragmatic and structured approach, Michèle’s clients take action, make changes, and create lasting impact.

She has worked and lived in four countries and coached leaders from more than 80 nationalities in a wide range of organizations in size and industry, startups to Fortune 50, in both the private and public sectors, as well as with global academic and executive education institutions. She has partnered with senior leaders at Alexion, Axis Communications, BCG, Capgemini, Citibank, Danone, Dell, Ericsson, Fidelity, Ford, Google, Ikea, Klarna, PwC, Sanofi, Siemens, Spotify, Teradata, and UKG.

Michèle has designed leadership development programs in both academic and corporate environments and brings a keen understanding of adult learning needs. While living in Switzerland, Michèle joined IMD as a coach for their Global MBA program and she has consulted to Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and with Singapore Management University. While living in Sweden, she joined Stockholm School of Economics where she is currently a Senior Coach/Faculty Member for their Executive MBA Leadershiplive Program, a program she co-created in 2014. In Boston, she works with global entrepreneurs and executives at Harvard Business School, and at MIT’s Sloan School of Management as a Master Executive Leadership and Team Coach. She enjoys being a mentor and judge for MIT’s $100K Entrepreneurship program.

Early in her career, Michèle was an executive search consultant with Korn/Ferry International in San Francisco where she conducted C-suite searches for the Venture Capital, Advanced Technology and Professional Services practices.  She has worked for two start-ups in fintech and software and then went on to serve as Senior Advisor on Human Capital to the Assistant Secretary/Chief Financial Officer at the U.S. Department of State under Secretary Colin Powell.

Michèle completed a BA in Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She received her professional coaching certification from the NeuroLeadership Institute and uses a variety of assessments including the Predictive Index, MBTI Step II, Hogan, StrengthsFinder and TKI to enhance self-awareness. She’s also worked with a variety of 360-degree feedback assessments and is certified with the Leadership Versatility Index.

She enjoys spending time with her family, visiting art museums, running marathons and angel investing. She also chairs the Board of Directors’ Governance committee of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston. Michèle is first generation American as well as French/UK national.

Download Printable Bio (PDF)

Deb Busser

Deb Busser
About Deb

Deb Busser, Executive Coach

Deb Busser

As an executive coach for almost 15 years, Deb partners with C-suite and senior level leaders who are committed to their own evolution as they adapt to change – in new roles, new markets, or new businesses. A trusted and visionary thought partner, she has significant cross-cultural experience coaching executives from throughout the world and is adept in working with fast-growing, innovative organizations. Client outcomes include broader and more strategic thinking, increased effectiveness and contribution, greater credibility and influence, stronger internal and external relationships, and enhanced executive presence.

Most recently, Deb has coached leaders from Alexion, Biogen, Boston Private, Cambridge Associates, Charles River Associates, Collette, the Federal Reserve, Foundation Medicine, Harvard Business School, Iron Mountain, Kronos, MIT, McGraw-Hill, and UMass Medical Center. She also coaches in executive education. Deb’s corporate career includes director roles in HR and Product Marketing over her ten years at Fidelity Investments. As a leader in Fidelity’s HR Outsourcing group, she partnered with the systems and technology team to set the strategic direction and create a multi-year product roadmap for a segment of the business. At Manpower International, she had P&L, business development, and staff management responsibility for multiple profit centers. In addition, Deb was a Partner with a boutique career transition firm, Essex Partners, where she consulted with clients at the executive level.

She has coaching and coach trainer certifications from the Coach Training Alliance and the Evolutionary Institute, and has earned the PCC credential from the International Coach Federation. Her 360-degree certifications include VOICES and The Leadership Versatility Index 360, and she frequently uses the MBTI Step II, The Hogan, and the Enneagram with her clients. Deb has been published or quoted in CBS MoneyWatch, Business Insider, Talent Management, SHRM, and AMA Shift on issues related to leadership, talent management, and workplace trends.

With a BS in Business Administration/Marketing and a MA in Community Social Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, where she taught Dynamics of Interpersonal Relations, as an adjunct professor, was formally recognized for her contributions to enhance and promote human development and well-being.

Deb teaches a creative dance class, Shake Your Soul®, at her local community center where she has served as a member of the board. As an active member of The Boston Club, she has served on the corporate board committee and co-chaired the peer mentoring program. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and has two daughters who have launched. She enjoys international travel, summer vacations on Martha’s Vineyard, great books, outdoor concerts, and singing with the 3DL ‘band’.

Download Printable Bio (PDF)

Renée Cooper

Renee Cooper
About Renée

Renée Cooper, Executive Coach

Renee Cooper

Whether teaching a leadership workshop, coaching an executive client, or facilitating a senior team, Renée brings a warm, direct, and insightful style to her work. With 20 years as a coach and leadership consultant, she has deep experience in executive coaching, action learning teams, and workshop design and delivery. And because she’s been a line manager herself, she knows the importance of building leadership skills that are practical, relevant, and effective.

Renée has worked with executives and senior teams at some of America’s leading corporations, including Abry Partners, Acer Pharmaceuticals, Amazon Robotics, Bain Capital, Biogen, Boston Private, Charles River Associates, Eaton Vance, Giner Life Sciences, John Hancock, McGraw-Hill, and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals. She also has served nonprofit organizations such as Fenway Health and Boston Public Schools. In addition, Renée coaches executive participants in Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. Her pro bono work includes leadership coaching with The Gratitude Network, a not-for-profit which supports social impact entrepreneurs in scaling their businesses.

From 2002-2008, Renée served as an adjunct coach with the Center for Authentic Leadership. From 1996-2000, Renée led the leadership practice at a boutique management training and consulting firm. In that capacity she provided C-level executive coaching, and designed and delivered leadership development workshops for senior management teams across the country. Previously, she worked for a Fortune 250 industrial manufacturer, where she held senior line management and human resource positions.

Renée holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Applied Mathematics from Brown University. She completed her coaching certification with the College of Executive Coaching and is trained to use a variety of assessment instruments including The Hogan, MBTI Step II, and the EQ in Action. Her 360 feedback certifications include the Leadership Versatility Index 360, Benchmarks 360, The Team Effectiveness Survey, Prospector 360, and the Emotional and Social Competence Inventory 360.

Renée enjoys time with her two grown sons, and in her spare time likes to escape to the beach for reading, running and relaxation.

Download Printable Bio (PDF)

Jill Sasso Curtis

Jill Sasso Curtis
About Jill

Jill Sasso Curtis, Executive Coach

Jill Sasso Curtis

Jill draws on over 25 years of experience in business leadership and higher education to support executives to realize their full potential and create productive change in their lives and work. Through her work across sectors and cultures, Jill has come to realize the vital importance of developing leaders who can collaborate across boundaries to address the increasingly complex challenges of today’s leadership environment. With a career spanning corporate, academic, and non-profit environments, as well as a variety of functional areas, she brings an extraordinary breadth of experience to the leaders that she coaches.

In recent years, Jill has coached leaders at Aurinia Pharmaceuticals, Charles River Associates, Check, Deloitte, EQT Corporation, Humatics, Ipsen Therapeutics, Partners in Food Solutions, State Street Bank, Teradata and the US Navy.

Jill’s early corporate experiences included global marketing roles with world-class consumer products companies, including Colgate-Palmolive and Polaroid Corporation, where she collaborated with a diverse array of leaders in highly complex environments. In her role as the VP of Marketing for the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, she was part of the executive team for this renowned wellness organization in Western Massachusetts.

Today, in addition to her executive coaching work, Jill is the faculty lead of an innovative new global leadership development program at Tufts University’s Fletcher School. She creates and delivers the curriculum for mid-career leaders, coaches the participants, and teaches mindfulness and resilience within the Master of Global Business Administration program. Jill has also held faculty positions and dean roles in institutions of higher education, including Babson College in Wellesley, MA.

Jill holds a BA in Spanish Literature and International Business from Ohio Wesleyan University and an MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She earned her coaching certification from the Hudson Institute of Coaching and holds a 360-degree certification in the Leadership Versatility Index (LVI) 360. She’s also a certified user of the Hogan personality profile and is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

A certified yoga teacher, social entrepreneur, systems thinker, global citizen, local-food enthusiast, sea kayaker, and mom of two college-aged sons, Jill and her family currently live in the bucolic Berkshires, just a few minutes from Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Download Printable Bio (PDF)

Ed Evarts

Ed Evarts
About Ed

Ed Evarts, Executive Coach

Ed Evarts

With over thirty years of innovative leadership and management experience, Ed possesses the ability to build awareness, create action, and deliver results. He has partnered with key leaders in biotechnology, business-to-business services, financial services, healthcare, and government services. His clients include Alexion Pharmaceutical, Ansatz Capital, Abry Partners, Biogen, BlueCross BlueShield, The Boston Foundation, Bright Horizons, Bristol Community College, Cabot Risk Management, Cambridge Associates, DeskTop Metal, Giner, Harvard Business School, HealthEdge, ILPA, Johnson & Johnson, Millicom, Novartis, OrthoLite, Safety Partners, Slade Gorton, Suffolk Construction, the United States Department of Transportation, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

Ed has held leadership roles at Iron Mountain, the (former) Federated Department Stores, and the (former) May Department Stores. As a coach and as a human resources executive, he has supported leaders at all levels of an organization in a variety of high-impact business areas including account management, engineering, finance, human resources, information technology, legal, marketing, product development, transportation, operations, and sales. Ed is known for his enthusiastic, genuine, accessible, and responsive style.

He is the author of two books: Drive Your Career: 9 High-Impact Ways to Take Responsibility for Your Own Success and Raise Your Visibility & Value: Uncover the Lost Art of Connecting on the Job, focusing on seven visibility accelerators that help business professionals become more visible and valuable in their organizations and industry. The second book also includes free access to the Raise Your Visibility Indicator, which helps participants identify visibility areas that need attention.

Ed holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas and received a Certificate in Applied Project Management from Boston University. He is a qualified administrator of the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team training program as well as the Center for Creative Leadership assessment tools, The Leadership Versatility Index 360, the Four Stages of Psychological Safety, the Executive Presence Indicator, the EQi 2.0 Emotional Intelligence, The Hogan, Team Emotional Intelligence Survey, Raise Your Visibility Indicator, TypeCoach personality preference assessment, Myers-Briggs, FIRO-B© Interpersonal Orientation assessment, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode instrument, and Lominger Voices©, a 360° feedback tool.

Ed is a Board Certified Coach with the Center for Credentialing and Education. He is Past-President of the New England Chapter of the International Coach Federation.

Download Printable Bio (PDF)

Paul Giragos

Paul Giragos
About Paul

Paul Giragos, Executive Coach

Paul Giragos

Paul Giragos has worked as an executive coach and facilitator of leadership development workshops since 2004. His work has taken him to Asia, Europe, and all over the US, where he has worked with leaders from many cultures in diverse industries.

Paul completed his professional coaching coursework with Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and has served as a coach at Harvard Business School. He developed his facilitation and training expertise through his work at the Ariel Group and Vantage Partners. As a coach and facilitator, Paul’s style is analytical, critical, thoughtful, spontaneous, and witty.

His clients have included Amazon Robotics, Carbon Black, ExxonMobil, ezCater, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, IBM, MetLife, and Partners Healthcare. In professional and financial services, Paul has worked with executives and senior teams at Capital Group, Charles River Associates, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Seyfarth Shaw. In pharma and biotech, he has worked with The Broad Institute, Biogen, ImmunoGen, Novartis, Sarepta, and TESARO. For these and other clients he has designed and led hundreds of workshops on executive presence, people management, conflict management, and presentation skills.

Paul also enjoys a “side” career as an actor, performing in Boston’s professional theatres and in radio and commercial spots. His performing arts experience deeply informs his approach and effectiveness in helping others develop their unique leadership presence and stretch into roles that may require a new perspective.

Prior to working in the learning and development field, Paul practiced law in New York and Boston for 7 years. He earned his J.D. cum laude from New York University School of Law, where he served on the Law Review. He studied chemistry and history at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He is certified to administer the Leadership Versatility Index 360 and The Hogan and has received training in somatic coaching.

Originally from North Carolina, Paul now lives in Newton, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. He volunteers with Understanding Our Differences, educating children about living with Type 1 diabetes, which he has successfully managed since 1988. Paul loves to swim, play piano and sing, and eat ice cream and grilled vegetables.

Download Printable Bio (PDF)

Carly Goldsmith

Carly Goldsmith
About Carly

Carly Goldsmith, Executive Coach

Carly Goldsmith

Carly brings over two decades of human resource and business experience to work for her clients. As a coach, she partners with senior and emerging leaders to leverage their strengths to maximize personal engagement and impact created in their roles. Compassionate and intuitive by nature, Carly’s facilitation style is often described as engaging, insightful, and empowering.

For more than 16 years, Carly has coached dozens of leaders and mid-career professionals to develop essential skills for success and take ownership of their career development. In addition to her coaching, she has facilitated hundreds of in-person and virtual workshops on management and leadership development skills, facilitation skills, coaching skills, and career development. Most recently, Carly has worked with leaders and professionals at Deloitte, Eaton Vance, Amazon Robotics, STAG, The Broad Institute, Corcoran Jennison, Catalant, and Collette. In addition, she supports women leaders in Executive Education programs at Bentley University.

Prior to launching her business, Carly worked at Deloitte in a variety of human resource roles advising and supporting leaders of the firm to acquire top talent, manage employee relations, and develop the leadership competencies of their staff. As part of Deloitte’s innovative internal coaching team, Carly coached individuals, groups, and teams at all levels. She also held human resource and recruiting positions at New York Newsday.

Carly holds a BA in Psychology from Boston University. She completed her professional coaching certifications with Coach U and Team Coaching International. She earned her professional certified coach (PCC) designation through the International Coach Federation. She is certified in a variety of key assessments including The Hogan, The Leadership Versatility Index 360, MBTI, Lominger Leadership Architect, VOICES 360, EQi, and Team Diagnostics.

Carly resides in Boston and enjoys reaping as much as she can out of her urban edible garden, deepening her mindfulness and meditation practice, traveling, and spending time with her two children and husband.

Download Printable Bio (PDF)

Galina Jeffrey

About Galina

Galina Jeffrey, Executive Coach

Galina provides executive coaching for corporate leaders with a particular focus on leaders taking on global responsibility and high potential women. Galina draws on her varied experience as a seasoned line executive as well as a versatile talent development practitioner. Galina has held significant roles in major corporations and has lived and worked domestically and internationally.

As senior leader in a well-regarded consulting firm, The Forum Corporation, she worked with Fortune 500 companies around the globe. Galina developed and led the APAC market for Forum for nine years based in Hong Kong. Past roles with Forum include Regional Management and senior management oversight for support functions such as Research and Capability Development, Marketing/PR, HR, project resourcing, and the Forum variable workforce.

Among her key clients were The Department of Homeland Security, Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of America, Citibank, DuPont, Sealand, Jardine Pacific Limited, Deloitte & Touche, Leo Burnett, Merrill Lynch, American Express, Ameriprise, BCBS, Aetna, Carlson WagonLit, and many others. Prior to joining Forum, Galina was a Senior Vice President at BayBanks in Boston, where she managed the HR function, built the training function, and directed overall staff planning and development. She has also held training and product development roles at Citibank.

Fluent in Russian, Galina earned her Bachelor of Arts in Russian Studies and Education from Fordham University; she has done graduate work in adult education and organizational development at Fordham University and the University of Southern California.

She is accredited by the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), certified by the Behavioral Coaching Institute as a Master Executive Coach and is certified by Neuro Business Group in the application of Neuroscience for business coaching. She is also certified in a variety of assessment tools such as the Center for Creative Leadership suite of assessments, Hogan Assessment series, LEA, PDI, and several others. She is a member of The Boston Club and serves on the Mentoring Committee and is also a member of ISA (the Learning Providers Association) and the International Coach Federation. Originally from Europe, Galina resides in the Boston area with her husband and enjoys travel, the outdoors, dining with friends, reading, and theatre.

Download Printable Bio (PDF)

Michael Madera

Michael Madera
About Michael

Michael Madera, Executive Coach

Michael Madera

Michael is an executive coach, family business advisor, and organizational development specialist with over 20 years of experience. Clients report that he helps develop leadership skills by sharing his deep knowledge and experience, delivered with humor, optimism, and directness. He regularly provides executive and leadership coaching, pre-hire and 360 degree feedback assessments, mindfulness-informed training and coaching, team and leadership development solutions, as well as consultation to help family and closely-held businesses thrive.

Michael has business experience in line and consulting roles. As an entrepreneur, he managed two family-owned food products companies before seeking his psychology degree. He served as VP Sales & Marketing for a family-owned startup software company in the late 1990’s and then as Senior Consultant for Knickerbocker & Stevens, Inc., a Boston-based management psychology consulting firm. Michael is Past President of the New England Society for Applied Psychology. He has served on the Faculty and as a Master Coach in the Executive Coaching Graduate Certificate Program at MSPP and has been a long-time member of the Society of Consulting Psychology/American Psychological Association. He earned the Advanced Family Business Advising certification through The Family Firm Institute, was on the faculty of their international GEN training program for 5 years, and was recently awarded the Fellow designation. He has also served as a Facilitator in the weeklong Families in Business course at Harvard Business School. He regularly presents on topics of leadership, personality, and organizational effectiveness.

Past and current clients include Biogen, Basilea Pharmaceuticals, Boston Private Bank, BNY/Mellon, Broad Institute, Digitas, Fidelity Investments, Finard Properties, Globe Manufacturing, Kronos, MFS, Takeda/Millenium Pharmaceuticals, Pixelbridge, RueLaLa, Salmon Health and Retirement, Simon Pearce, SimpleTuition.com, Sunovion, Rogers Corporation, TESARO, and Worthen Industries.

Michael received his doctorate from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (now William James College), where his research focused on creativity and personal development in corporate managers. His Masters degree in Spanish is from Middlebury College and his BA cum laude is from Vassar College.
Michael is regarded as an expert in the area of assessments, and has taught classes in the use of assessment tools in the graduate executive coaching program at William James College. He often uses the DiSC, The Hogan, The Leadership Versatility Index 360, the ASSESS/OutMatch suite of assessments, and the Team Emotional Intelligence survey with his clients.

He is an avid tennis player and guitarist/songwriter, and lives with his wife and 2 sons in the greater Boston area.

Download Printable Bio (PDF)

Stephanie McCray

About Stephanie

Stephanie McCray, Executive Coach

Stephanie is an executive coach and facilitator who brings more than 20 years of experience to her work with leaders in the corporate, non-profit, and academic sectors. Stephanie specializes in working with high-profile leaders who want access to a trusted advisor outside their organizations to help manage their high stakes, high stress roles. Stephanie has a special passion for working with women and people of color who want to advance their careers beyond the ranks of middle management. As a dynamic speaker and master facilitator, Stephanie’s friendly and conversational style creates openings for audiences, large and small, to move from awareness to action.

Stephanie has worked across levels and across functions with clients from companies such as Baxter, Dover, Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis, Eli Lilly, Blue Cross Blue Shield, SunGard, Google, Fannie Mae, MasterCard, Clorox, and Target.

Stephanie began her career in the insurance industry where she held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility. In one of her premier accomplishments, she led a team of attorneys who argued a case on spousal privilege before the Illinois Appellate Court. In addition to winning that case, they set precedent in the State of Illinois and were featured in The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Stephanie has also worked with Physician Leaders, Health Care Administrators, and CEO’s. As a senior consultant inside the health care industry, she specialized in strategic change, leadership development, talent management, and performance improvement. She also taught graduate MBA courses such as International Business Strategies, High Performance Work Systems, and Conflict Strategies for Senior Leaders in the Executive Education Program at Loyola University.

Stephanie is a member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association and partnered with the National Association of Hispanic MBA's (now Prospanica) to spearhead the launch of an Executive Coaching Program for their senior level members.

Stephanie received a Master’s Degree in Organization Development from Loyola University-Chicago and she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Illinois at U-C where she graduated with honors. Stephanie received her professional coaching certification from New Ventures West and is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is certified to administer several 360 assessments including The Leadership Circle, Lominger’s Voices 360, PDI’s Profilor and Executive Profilor, and the entire suite of leadership assessments offered by the Management Resource Group including the LEA.

Download Printable Bio (PDF)

Elizabeth Needham

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth Needham, Executive Coach

As an executive coach for more than 8 years, Elizabeth excels in helping leaders communicate, collaborate, manage and influence more effectively. She works with clients to establish an effective leadership style, think strategically, communicate their vision, and inspire others towards that vision. Clients get clear on their values, their strengths and how to bring the best version of themselves to their roles, their teams and their organizations. Elizabeth helps clients get clear on what is most important, how they can provide value, and how they can close any gaps that are preventing them from leading most effectively. She establishes a trusting and collaborative partnership with each client, ensuring results through clarity and accountability. Elizabeth brings energy, experience and humor, helping clients perform, collaborate and lead at their very best.

Elizabeth has worked in and with a wide range of companies, from early start-ups to well-established corporations with more than 40,000 employees. Her industry experience includes Financial Services, Biotech and Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Consumer Products, Technology, Higher Education, Management Consulting, Manufacturing, Entertainment, Legal Services, Insurance and Non-profits.  She understands the challenges of team dynamics, managing relationships in matrixed, global and remote organizations, and innovating and adapting in ever-changing economic markets. In addition to her work as an executive coach, Elizabeth is a facilitator and consultant, helping executives, small business owners and teams expand their skills and work more effectively.

Prior to becoming an executive coach, Elizabeth spent 15 years in marketing, business development, relationship management and strategy roles in a variety of industries, including advertising, financial services, professional services, consumer products and management consulting.

Elizabeth earned her M.B.A. with a concentration in Global Studies from Babson College. While at Babson, she did coursework in Santiago, Chile, and consulting work in Hangzhou, China. She graduated Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Bowdoin College in 1999 with a major in Sociology. She spent two semesters studying abroad in Melbourne, Australia and Grenoble, France. Elizabeth is a certified Co-Active Coach through The Coaches Training Institute, and a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. Elizabeth is also certified in the Hogan Assessment Tools, the Leadership Versatility Index, the Leadership Effectiveness Analysis and The Predictive Index. In addition, Elizabeth is trained in the Lominger/Korn Ferry Voices 360 and Tracom Social Style assessments.

Elizabeth lives in the Boston area with her husband and two young boys. The whole family enjoys skiing, playing tennis, traveling and spending time on the ocean in Gloucester, MA.

Download Printable Bio (PDF)

Jayme Purinton

About Jayme

Jayme Purinton, Executive Coach

Jayme has over two decades of experience working with teams and executives at the C-suite and management levels to assess business challenges, target areas for improvement, and create long term solutions. Whether acting as an executive coach or organization development consultant, her expertise in building teams, creating development opportunities, supporting executives, improving communication, developing culture, and enhancing organizational effectiveness is an asset to clients. Jayme has worked with publicly-traded corporations, higher education institutions, IT and high-tech organizations, non-profits, and in a variety of healthcare and public service settings. These include Harvard University, MIT Sloan School of Management, Boston College, Mass-General Brigham (formerly Partner’s Healthcare), Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Planet Fitness, Digitas, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Boston Scientific, Dassault Systèmes, Alzheimer’s Association, Planned Parenthood, National Grid, Massachusetts State Department, and many other impactful organizations.

Jayme is an executive coach as well as a coach to budding entrepreneurs at Babson College's Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program (CLTP) and serves as a Mentor to start-ups through the Mass Challenge Accelerator program.

Jayme holds a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coach Federation and is a Certified Executive Coach from the Center for Executive Coaching. Jayme is certified in the Leadership Versatility Inventory (LVI) and as a Team Coach through the Global Team Coaching Institute (GTCI). She is also highly engaged in programs through the Neuroleadership Institute (NLI) and World Business & Executive Coach Summit (WBECS) programs which draw from the social sciences and neuroscience fields. Jayme’s certifications, education, and experience enable a truly systemic approach to behavior change.

Jayme has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Boston University, a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the New England College of Business, and a Master Human Capital Strategist (HCS) designation from the Human Capital Institute in Washington, D.C.

Jayme has worked with DISC, MBTI, LVI, Strengths Finder, TKI, Social Styles, Hogan Personality Assessment, Denison Culture Survey, Profiles XT, Leadership x360, as well as several different coaching models.

Outside of work Jayme is focused on building bridges within her community and supporting broader causes such as mental health awareness, hunger prevention, and the protection of human rights. Jayme loves to spend time reading, cooking, and engaging with family, friends, and her dog.

Download Printable Bio (PDF)

Carol Salloway

Carol Salloway
About Carol

Carol Salloway, Executive Coach

Carol Salloway

For more than 25 years, Carol has worked side by side with leaders from a broad range of industries as they confront leadership challenges. As an executive coach, she is known for her warm, insightful, and direct approach which enables her clients to get clear on what they want, what gets in their way, and what they can do to enhance their leadership brand and influence to produce impressive results.

Carol has coached hundreds of leaders: smart high performing individuals who are interested in continuing their leadership growth. Recent clients include Partners Healthcare, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, PTC, Amazon Robotics, MKS, Draper, Biogen, Alkermes, ImmunoGen, The Broad Institute, the Boston Foundation, and Harvard Business School.

Carol’s previous line management experience and extensive management consulting background enable her to bring a deep understanding of organizational and business dynamics to her coaching work.

Carol received her MBA from Boston University and BA in Psychology from Simmons College. She completed her professional coaching certification with New Ventures West. She serves as a Master Coach Supervisor in the Graduate College of Executive Coaching at William James College. She also serves as an Executive Coach in various executive education programs at Harvard Business School and other major institutions.

Carol is certified to use many of the best-in-class 360° and emotional intelligence assessment instruments, including The Leadership Versatility Index 360, Benchmarks for Managers, the Leadership Effectiveness Analysis (LVI), the EQ Profile, and the Team Emotional Intelligence Assessment. Carol also is certified to use a variety of personality instruments such as The Hogan, Myers-Briggs, and the NeuroColor Personality Assessment.

She has built a unique blend of skills, models, and assessment tools, leveraging the best of psychology, emotional intelligence, and neuroscience. She helps make the client’s invisible beliefs and patterns visible. They see more choices in how they respond to situations and can engage more effectively.

Carol is committed to giving back to social entrepreneurs. She serves as an Executive Coach in the Gratitude Network, supporting cutting-edge social entrepreneurs who are solving our greatest problems related to children and education. She is also committed to her own continued personal development and is enrolled in an intensive program called Radical Aliveness.

Download Printable Bio (PDF)

Todd Williamson

Todd Williamson
About Todd

Todd Williamson, Executive Coach

Todd Williamson

For more than 25 years, Todd has worked with organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in such diverse industries as high tech, healthcare, financial services, professional services, pharmaceuticals, and education. His business and leadership acumen has been honed by years of executive management experience where he has led people and projects through large scale organizational change initiatives. In particular, Todd has expertise implementing multi-year, global cross-functional sales and marketing systems that required significant operational and behavioral change.

Todd is an experienced people manager and his career has included senior leadership roles at Cognex and the Mathworks, and director level roles at Centra and Ceridian. In financial services, Todd was an internal consultant for MFS where he traded bonds and options, and has international experience working with Coutts & Co Private Bank in Zurich, Switzerland.

Currently, Todd coaches international executives in Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development and in their customized executive education programs. He also coaches senior leaders at Boston Private, Charles River Associates, McGraw Hill, Partners Healthcare, and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals. He has facilitated strategic planning sessions and off-sites, and his warm, insightful, and practical coaching style has had a positive impact on both individuals and teams. His expansive business experience combined with his passion for the leadership development field has helped individuals and teams successfully navigate through periods of significant growth and change.

Todd holds an MBA from Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business and a BA from Dartmouth College. He is a certified professional coach with the International Coaching Federation and has advanced training with the Enneagram, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, and Immunity to Change™ Approach. Todd is certified to use The Leadership Versatility Index 360, The Hogan, and the EQ-i 2.0 & EQ360 from Multi-Health Systems.

In his spare time, you’ll find him outdoors playing ultimate frisbee, paddle tennis, and golf, and maintaining hiking trails. He enjoys spending lake time with his family and doing home improvement projects.

Download Printable Bio (PDF)

Partial Client List

The Sweet Spot of Great Teams

Learn More

How to use others’ feedback to learn and grow

Learn More

HBR: What CEOs Really Want from Coaching

Learn More

It’s Your Ship

Learn More