The 2012 Coaching Class
2012 Coaching Class – Coaches Profiles
Cathy Carmody – Declaire Associates
Cathy Carmody brings an energetic balance of strategic, tactical and compassionate perspectives to engage people to achieve extraordinary results. She has 25 years of experience with world-class companies in health care, pharmaceuticals/biotechnology, food, and manufacturing. She has experience in strategic change management, training, organizational development and consulting, knowledge management, and sales. She believes in the possibility of making an impact and a profit simultaneously.
Mike Curtis – The Coaching Mirror
At The Coaching Mirror, our goal is to see you reach your full aspirations. We believe everyone, without exception, can have the success they long to achieve. A professional coach and the coaching process are tools that any individual can use to describe his or her goals, reflect upon the desired results, and identify the choices he or she will make to achieve success. Your commitment to yourself through coaching translates to improved balance between your choices, actions and outcomes.
Charles Feltman founded Insight Coaching to help leaders develop and maintain the critical collaboration skills necessary to support sustainable organizations in today’s rapidly changing world. For over 20 years Charles’ work has helped leaders and organizations tap into their greatest potential by building the foundation of trust in themselves and each other that underlies great collaboration. “When trust is present powerful collaboration is possible,” Feltman explains.
Faith Halter – Insightful Transitions
I help leaders clarify the visions they have for their organizations and find creative new ways to realize them. As an ongoing catalyst and partner, I help to: formulate clear goals, take action to achieve high-impact, sustainable results, and promote “mindful leadership” that incorporates self-awareness and attuning to others.
Donna Pearring is the owner of The DMP Group, an executive and leadership coaching and consulting firm founded in the belief that every individual has the ability to reach their full potential. Donna is a credentialed member if the ICF and has over 20 years of practical business, managerial, and leadership experience in Fortune 500 companies such as IBM and Siemens. Donna taps into her background in various leadership roles and disciplines within organizations, combining her own work experiences with her coaching expertise to help an individual or team appreciate how they have utilized their strengths to get them to where they are now. She focuses on leveraging the strengths of the clients to advance their goals, work more cooperatively with others, and with more insight into themselves. Ultimately, her mission is to help the client achieve higher goals, be more productive, and become more satisfied with their work and life.
Joanne Schlosser – Rising Stars Leadership Coaching
Joanne Schlosser is a certified coach who works with high-performing leaders who want to take their careers to the next level. Her vibrant business background spans more than25 years and has included positions of leadership in healthcare, economic development and non-profit work. She founded and ran two entrepreneurial companies. She has also worked in high technology, aerospace and the hospitality industry. As a consultant, coach, trainer and professional speaker, Joanne has clients from over 100 firms ranging from small rising stars to large Fortune 100 stars.
Joanne has worked extensively as a change agent, with projects ranging from small process improvements to the opening of a state-of-the-art hospital. Joanne has provided leadership development and organizational development services to thousands of leaders, which led to her interest in coaching. Joanne is a lifelong learner who is passionate about helping Rising Stars—particularly high-potential leaders, newly-promoted leaders and business owners achieve their full potential.
Cornelia Shipley – 3C Consulting
My practice is focused on assisting individuals in strategically planning their life and work so they ultimately spend their day their way. I help people clarify who they are and what matters most, create a vision and plan that engages and excites them, and ensures the accountability necessary to carry out their plans.
Website: www.corneliashipley.com and www.3cconsult.com
Cathleen Szebrat – The O’Toole Firm
The O’Toole Firm helps entrepreneurs and other professionals become more innovative and resilient. My practice includes the following principles: 1. Helping clients become more self-observant and reflective by identifying patterns that may block their development; 2. Action learning and its emphasis on enhancing knowledge through experimentation and application to real-life challenges; and; 3. Appreciative awareness to help clients identify what works as well as what needs improvement.
Paul Van Ness
Paul Van Ness founded his company to help small business owners and leaders improve their business and personal success. For over twenty years, his experience interacting with leaders in small, medium, and large businesses has given him valuable insight into how successful individuals achieve their goals. Paul offers clients a creative way to become more self-aware and tap into their potential through the powerful questions.
2012 Coaching Class – Entrepreneur Profiles
All Women Painting – Zsuzsi Apati
All Women Painting is a woman-owned, eco-friendly interior painting company that focuses on the use of no-VOC and non toxic materials, a low carbon footprint, quality of work and premium customer service. Our “high-tech, high-touch” approach combines technologies such as Zipcar with old fashioned, neighborly customer service. By focusing our business on a small geographic area in Philadelphia, we are able to run our business without any company vehicles. We use Zipcars to deliver materials at the start and end of the project. During the job we walk, bike or take transit. Because we serve a smaller geographic area, reputation is key. We provide our customers with little extras that show we care and top-notch quality of work. Our reputation sells our service.
BALANCE Edutainment – Dave Room
BALANCE Edutainment is a thought-leadership platform for edutainment and transformational entertainment for youth. We #Occupy pop culture with stories, music and games that engage children and families in activities with social impact. Our flagship initiative, Pacha’s Pajamas, is an urban fairy tale about an ordinary little girl, who through her dreams becomes a Superhero for Nature. The story teaches kids and families about our interdependence with Nature and cooperation. We are entering the market with a companion app to Pacha’s Pajamas called Nature Superhero, which rewards children for taking actions to improve their communities and environment. For kids and families that want to go deeper into Pacha’s world, we have a series of products that constitute a transmedia pipeline of nutritious pop culture, including a children’s book, live show, and album featuring: Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def),Cheech Marin, Majora Carter, Talib Kweli and rising youth stars.
Jails to Nails Inc. – Darrell Ellison
Jails to Nails provides key social, training and occupational skills to non-violent ex-offenders that will enable them to become reformed and productive citizens with growth potential and the desire to give back. We do this by establishing collaborative partnerships and joint-ventures that will enable us to empower individuals with gainful employment opportunities, training, education, housing and other essential tools that will ensure their successful re-entry back into mainstream society.
ReMix Recycling – Ashley Parker
Founded in July 2009, ReMix Recycling LLC is a woman-owned, minority-owned recycling company located in Atlanta, GA. The premise of ReMix Recycling was built upon the need for recycling collection services accommodating urban developments. Through ReMix, communities, businesses, corporations and events are embracing the triple bottom line. Socially, they promote individual responsibility and support vulnerable workers. Economically, they benefit by not being burdened with overpriced operations and complex steps for recycling goods. Environmentally, they are diverting goods from landfills and saving energy. We recognize the importance of not only supporting the emergent industry of recycling and promoting sustainable jobs but also in “recycling lives.” Our mission is to train and employ men and women suffering from homelessness and unemployment. Through job creation and training, we offer these individuals the tools to stay competitive in a budding industry while empowering them to act as catalysts for change within their own communities.
Rivanna Natural Designs, Inc. – Crystal Mario
Rivanna Natural Designs creates awards, plaques, and gifts made from FSC-certified woods, bamboo, recycled glass, and other planet-friendly materials. We began in 2001 with a simple objective: to create green jobs for refugees and others in Central Virginia who needed safe, meaningful, and rewarding employment. We believe that products that express gratitude, reward performance, and celebrate excellence should honor – not harm — the planet and the people who create, purchase, or receive them. Rivanna strives to bring fresh light and healthy air to a small corner of the awards industry with elegant, innovative designs that uphold our commitment to planet and community.
SEEDS – Sarna Salzman
SEEDS is a nonprofit organization focused on creating local solutions to global design challenges. Great design is always an interdisciplinary endeavor; therefore our staff includes K-12 education specialists as well as professional engineers, farmers and energy analysts. A special program of SEEDS is our Youth Conservation Corps, providing young adults on-the-job training in a variety of green collar industries. Youth Corps supervisors are trained to incorporate life skills and academics into the workday. This team-based training program is modeled after the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s New Deal. We define “green collar industries” as those that are balanced by a triple bottom line, bringing economic value to a community while also adding value to the natural resources and the social fabric of that community.
The Sustainable Design Group – Mary Alford
The Sustainable Design Group, an architectural and engineering firm that specializes in reduced carbon footprint design of towns, neighborhoods, homes and mixed-use buildings through infill, innovation, and the creative use of space and place. We are comprised of both employees and subcontracting affiliated professionals and we provide visioning and design services, sustainable architecture and innovative engineering, green certification, and project management to individuals, builders, developers, consultants, municipalities and utilities. Through our group of affiliated professionals we strive to save clients money by collaborating and efficiently managing to deliver our projects on time, on budget and meeting the green specifications required.
Wash Cycle Laundry – Gabriel Mandujano
Wash Cycle Laundry picks up, washes, folds, and delivers laundry on bicycles. Started in Philadelphia in September 2010, we provide commercial linen service for businesses, and personal laundry service for consumers. We are looking to grow in these markets and by serving larger institutional clients. We are a triple-bottom line business: we use highly efficient wash equipment to save energy and water, biodegradable laundry detergents to protect our watershed, bicycles to eliminate carbon emissions from delivery and prove the usefulness of bicycles as intra-urban delivery vehicles. We also strive to create good jobs that will serve as launching pads for vulnerable adults into long-term career pathways.