CMP Louisiana

CMP is a talent and transition firm in the business of developing people and organizations across the full talent life cycle – from talent acquisition and leadership development, to organization development and career transition support. In doing so, we combine our decades of experience with a contemporary approach to building people and teams. We marry the art and science of talent and transition to provide individuals and organizations with a unique competitive advantage.

Our Team

Maryanne Piña-Frodsham, Co-Owner and CEO

Maryanne Piña-Frodsham is a doctoral candidate at Texas A&M-Commerce. She earned her Master’s degree in Second Language Acquisition and Culture from Texas Wesleyan University. Maryanne is an accomplished educator with a unique blend of experience in academic and organization settings.

She promotes a positive and safe learning environment for personal and professional growth. Maryanne served 10 years in public education developing content and innovative solutions for students, educators, and the community.

Maryanne is responsible for ensuring we are contemporary in our client solutions, always providing the latest research as we bring the art and science of people and organization development together.

Joe Frodsham, Co-Owner and President

As President of Career Management Partners (CMP), Joe Frodsham has extensive experience across multiple industries leading human resource functions and building cutting-edge talent management systems.  Prior to becoming President of CMP, Joe led JBKF Group. As President of JBKF, Joe spent much of the last decade as a consultant to companies across industries, helping them build talent, grow, and manage change.

Prior to forming JBKF Group, Joe served as Vice President of Talent and as the interim Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Tenet Healthcare, the largest publicly owned hospital chain in the United States. Prior to Tenet, Joe was Global Director, Leadership Development, at Whirlpool Corporation, helping the company achieve the international ranking as the 11th best company for leaders according to the annual Hewitt study. Joe also worked with Compaq Computer Corporation from 1996 to 2002, assuming a series of progressively larger roles, ultimately leading the staffing and organizational effectiveness functions. Joe began his career with Andersen Consulting.

Joe earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and his Master’s degree in Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University. He has published a number of articles, co-authored a seminal book on careers titled, “Make it Work,” and is a speaker and recognized expert on talent, leadership, change, and organization development. He is a lifetime member of Phi Kappa Phi. His certifications include MBTI, The Birkman Method®, Leadership Capability Indicator (LCI), Dynamic Factors Guilford Zimmerman, Communication Styles, High Definition 360, Hogan Business Reasoning Inventory and PDI Profiler.

Susan Glen, Senior Vice President, Client Relations           

Susan brings over 20 years of experience in the Talent Acquisition / HR Solutions Industry to CMP. She is a highly skilled relationship builder and business development professional known for bringing people and solutions together. Relationships are a core value, and she builds long-term client relationships through her integrity, experience, and credibility. She delivers the right solutions with an excellence that exceeds expectations.

Her open, consultative communication style and her ability to establish trust and credibility cross-organizationally result in strong client solutions and partnerships. She has a unique combination of talents gleaned over the years in business development and executive leadership in the HR solutions and Talent Services Management Industry. This experience in successfully growing businesses spans from working with Fortune 500 companies to smaller private organizations as well as building relationships with C-level executives to mid-level managers.

Prior to joining CMP, Susan came to the Dallas area as the first Area Vice President for Adecco, NA, a Global Talent Management firm. She was instrumental in acquiring a multi-million-dollar agreement with the JC Penney Company providing transition staffing and an on-premise staffing partnership during and after their corporate move from New York to Dallas.

In addition to her work as a business development executive, Susan brings to CMP her passion for serving in the community. As an active board member for HomeAid /Home Builders Care for over five years, she currently serves on the advisory board. Their mission is building and maintaining dignified housing where homeless families and individuals can rebuild their lives. Additionally, she supports the Promise Program, Hope’s Door, The Family Place, The Samaritan Inn, and City House in Plano. She is active in her church in many leadership roles, leading a ministry and life-skills training program for children and teens for My Friend’s House, a children’s shelter in Plano.

Amanda Connelly, Vice President, Talent Development Solutions              

Amanda Connelly is the VP, Talent Development for CMP, Certified Executive Coach and Certified Leadership Coach who offers a dynamic coaching approach coupled with assessment tools that promote authentic leadership in her clients.

She institutes a commitment to self-discovery and viable future success through the integration of validated assessments to create personalized, performance-driven coaching programs that result in increased enterprise leadership and acceleration of business goals.

Amanda’s coaching guidance has allowed her to inspire leaders through her broad expertise as a talent management industry leader. She has partnered with executives and emerging leaders to drive operational effectiveness in the hospitality, healthcare, oil and gas, high-tech, non-profit and financial services industries.

Specific areas of coaching expertise include:

  • Targeted Performance and Executive Presence Coaching
  • Team Dynamics Influence
  • Strategic Adaptation and Growth
  • Assessment Application and Development
  • Accelerated Change Management

Amanda attained her Master’s degree in Human Resources with a specialization in Change Management and a Bachelor’s of Public Administration focused on business partnership with publicly held organizational dynamics. Her coaching certifications include Certified Executive Coach (CEC), Certified Executive Leadership Coach (CELC) and Certified Professional Coach (CPC). She is also certified in numerous assessments including but not limited to Leadership Temperament Index (LTI), Hogan, MBTI, MDQ, and many more that can be customized to fit the unique needs of each client.

Recent partnerships include: CHRISTUS Health, Pioneer Natural Resources, CVS Health, Dean Foods, Borden Dairy, Raising Cane’s and many more.

Associations/Affiliations:

  • International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • World Coach Institute (WCI)

Faith Abbott, Client Engagement Director

Faith has over a decade of experience across industries and in multiple environments as an administrative and program leader.

Since joining CMP in 2014, Faith has taken an increasingly larger responsibility and is currently our Director of Client Engagement over client program management. She is the main point of contact for our outplacement clients. She coordinates support of our clients, career consultants and outplacement candidates. Faith plays a key role in ensuring a positive candidate and client experience.

Faith graduated magna cum laude from Texas State University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration.

Bob Elam, Managing Director

Bob has over 20 years of experience as an organizational consultant with a focus on Career Transition Consultation and Executive Search. Prior to joining Career Management Partners, Bob was Managing Director of his own consulting practice (R.W. Elam & Associates), specializing in retained executive search, customized turnkey recruiting/talent acquisition projects and career transition/outplacement consulting. He served as President for the Southwest Region of a business unit for DHR International (a top 5 global retained executive search firm). Bob began his consulting career with the Houston office of Korn Ferry International. In his career, he has consulted to numerous client organizations on a national basis in a variety of industries (profit and non-profit) and diverse cultures.

Bob was also affiliated with King, Chapman Broussard & Gallagher, a national outplacement/career transition, executive coaching and organizational consulting firm. At KCB&G, Bob initially delivered consulting services for the firm’s Houston office and was later named General Manager of the Organizational Resizing practice for the Dallas Region. Prior to launching his consulting career, Bob held strategic executive-level Human Resources and Recruitment/Talent Acquisition positions with two Fortune 500 manufacturing companies, Cooper Industries and the Babcock & Wilcox Company.

During his executive search consulting career, Bob was a recipient of the award for excellence with one of the executive search firms he has been affiliated with and received a letter of commendation for high quality internal client service during his tenure with the Babcock & Wilcox Company.

He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska. In addition to other community involvement activities, Bob served as the Organization Chairman for the American Heart Association. He has also served as an adjunct organizational consultant to the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind.

Kathy Johnson, Client Services Director

Kathy Johnson has over 20 years’ experience in working with clients/customers in various industries. Throughout her career, she has been known for her professional, courteous and friendly manner in working with clients and staff. In addition to her many administrative duties at CMP, Kathy prepares internal and external reports, handles AP/AR and other accounting activities, assists with event planning and, most importantly, provides excellent customer service.

Kathy has worked in a variety of industries including medical, government, R&D and career transition. In her career, she has worked with CEOs, CFOs, high-level management and her peers. Kathy attended Tyler Junior College and the University of Texas at Arlington where she took classes in Business Administration.

Carloss Dorsey, Client Specialist

Carloss Dorsey joined the team with a decade of experience in Human Resources. She was most recently with Ernst & Young. Carloss is a Client Specialist focusing on working with the team to coordinate all client service activities to deliver the ultimate client experience.

 

Becky Clark, Executive Coach

Rebecca B. Clark (Becky) is a respected coach with expertise in leadership development, executive coaching, and top talent development. She has 25+ years of experience with thousands of hours of coaching leaders up to the most senior levels.

Becky is recognized as an accomplished coach and facilitator, communicator, and successful business person. She is noted for superior skills and expertise in all phases of leadership coaching, including assessment, 360-feedback, goal-setting and action planning, and coaching to achieve results. She is passionate about the personal and professional development of others, helping employees find success and satisfaction in their work lives, and helping companies realize the full potential of their most valued asset, their employees.

Becky was a pioneer executive coach in the Dallas/Fort Worth region, and has coached in a broad range of industries, including banking/financial services, consulting, healthcare, hospitality and entertainment, food service, law, manufacturing, retail, technology, and transportation, and within all functional areas. As an executive coach, she has coached executives and managers to improve leadership, management and communication skills, as well as to heighten awareness of emotional intelligence. Becky also is known for her expertise in career counseling and executive outplacement.

Bill Koch, Executive Coach

Bill consults and coaches with executive leadership in the Fortune 500, private enterprise, and academia. He brings unique perspective to the coaching process because of his vast business management and leadership experience. For more than 25 years, he has held C-Level positions in leading organizations, both public and private, including CEO for a Fortune 500 subsidiary. He serves on investment advisory boards, two corporate boards, and community and professional organizations.

Bill connects with executives who have a desire for more performance in their business and more meaning in their personal and professional lives. Bill coaches with methods and systems that lead to peak performance and balance. His primary objective is to inspire and guide high performers to become highly effective organizational leaders.

Bill served as CEO for a subsidiary of AMR Corporation, an affiliate of American Airlines. He has been a leader in the business aviation industry, serving as Chairman of the National Air Transportation Association. He also has career experience in commercial real estate, technology, and has served as CEO and Chairman of large firms backed by private equity funds.

Bill coaches primarily in the corporate environment and connects with executives contemplating growth and organizational change. He helps executives discover and develop the behaviors that will have the greatest positive impact in their organizations. Bill guides clients through essential leadership lessons that are learned on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth. He has deep expertise in assessment, behavior change, and communication methods that enable him to quickly and effectively guide clients so that they can focus and invest effort in the areas of greatest opportunity for improving performance and realizing benefit from the coaching experience.

Bill is a graduate of Southern Methodist University. He is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF). He is a member of the elite Forbes® Council of Executive Coaches, and an affiliate member of the Institute of Coaching at MacLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School Affiliate. Bill is a certified practitioner of The Leadership Circle Profile® and Korn Ferry Lominger Voices® 360. He holds an Advanced Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors, and is an active member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Bob Maher, Career Coach

Robert J. Maher, CMF, has been a career consultant since 1980, independent since 1983. He has provided services and spoken to audiences. His practice has focused on career transition services since 1989, but has included earlier work in team building, operational planning and a variety of communications-oriented topics, including strategic recruitment.

He has served a very broad-based and diverse clientele over the years with a solid reputation for one-to-one coaching, effective group facilitation and consultation at all levels, especially top-tier executives.

Bob’s post-graduate studies in Organizational Behavior and Design and corporate experience lends itself to dealing most effectively with general management, executive, sales and technical professionals representing a wide range of industries. His years as a corporate recruiter give him unique understanding of the recruitment, hiring and career development process.

  • He is quite focused on Internet applications as a resource in both career transition work and in sharing ‘best practices’, often assisting his clientele with their personal development of technical skills.
  • Corporate experience as a national recruiter
  • Certified as a Fellow (CMF) by the Institute of Career Certification-International (ICC-International) … actively participates in the institute’s certification process in reviewing applicant portfolios.
  • He is on the Founder’s Council and an active participant of the (now) Association of Career Professionals-International (ACP-International): Past Professional Development Chair.
  • Founding President of the “E” Chapter, the first of its kind virtual chapter of the (then) IACMP, winner of the 1997 Leadership Award.
  • Founding President of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter, currently serving as facilitator of Dallas Career Resources Roundtable

Specific, executive-level coaching experience:

Most recently, career development and transition consultation to C-level investment bank, financial, supply chain, and operations candidates.

Earlier, career development and transition consultation for the regional VP and several group VP executives of an international bank; this has included significant personal development consultation and coaching with the Senior VP of the branch.

Significant work over a 20-year period with a major telecom firm and many of its subsidiary organizations. He has consulted and coached many senior-level managers, product marketing directors and sales management professionals.

Brian Allen, Career Coach

Brian has over 15 years’ experience as a Career Development Coach/Consultant in both corporate and private practice, and is passionate about helping individuals take control of their own careers. Prior to working in Career Consulting, Brian worked for Southwest Airlines’ University for People, an innovative group charged with promoting the unique corporate culture of Southwest Airlines.  Brian also worked as a Career Coach for Lockheed Martin where he was responsible for creating an internal career coaching program and leadership programs.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Certification as a Global Career Development Facilitator by the Center for Credentialing & Education, Inc.
  • Certification as a Job and Career Transition Coach from The Career Planning and Adult Development Network.
  • Executive Coaching certification from Lockheed Martin Leadership Center Planning and Adult Development Network.
  • Qualified practitioner in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory.

Brian is a member of the National Career Development Association, the Associate of Career Professionals International, and the Association for Psychological Type, who recognized him as an Outstanding New Leader at their national convention in 2002.

The following are just a small sample of corporate training workshops Brian has covered:

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator interpretation and application
  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0
  • Leadership Training
  • Strength Finders 2.0
  • Business Etiquette
  • Generations in the Workplace
  • Thomas Kilman Conflict Mode assessment and interpretation

Bruce Weaver, Career Coach

Bruce offers exceptional people related insights based on his 30-plus years of experience in talent management, coaching, and change management. He has been a group leader and guest speaker at several local church and professional career transition groups.

During his career, Bruce has designed and implemented a variety of Human Resources initiatives that have helped organizations respond to both positive and negative business challenges. Bruce’s common-sense approach, excellent communications and organizational skills have been instrumental in the success of these initiatives.

Bruce has worked for several international organizations in a variety of industries including over twenty years in the oil & gas industry. He has held senior Human Resources leadership positions in Mobil Oil Company, Flour Corporation, Ericsson, BeautiControl and Ensco. He has had the opportunity to provide coaching and competence development planning to all levels of these organizations, including the executive level.

Beyond his talent management, coaching and change management experience, Bruce also has lead large Human Resources projects for domestic and international application. He is excellent at staffing, on-boarding, conflict resolution, policy and procedure design and implementation and recognition and reward strategies.

In addition to his extensive professional experience, Bruce is a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. He is active in a number of professional organizations and he serves at the local and state level in a volunteer youth organization.

Bruce holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English from the University of Houston. He also has completed over 50 credit hours of university course work since receiving his degrees. He believes in life-long-learning.

Charlie Zinger, Career Coach

Charlie Zinger has more than 25 years business experience with small, medium and large sized companies in multiple industries.  His primary area of focus has been in Staffing/Talent Acquisition, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).

In his most recent position, Charlie was Director of Employment & Recruiting – LOGCAP IV for DynCorp International, leading a team of recruiters and HR administrators in support of US Military operations in Southern Afghanistan.

Prior to DynCorp, he was VP of Client Services for Hyrian, a small RPO company, where he was responsible for the post-sales environment for RPO client/partners.  Additionally, he participated in the business development process as a Staffing SME.

Before joining Hyrian, Charlie served three years as VP of Employment Services for Concentra (a $1.1 billion Occupational Medicine healthcare industry leader), where he led a team of recruiters in filling more than 4,000 positions in one year while also managing complex vendor and client relationships.

Charlie’s experience extends well beyond RPO and Healthcare. During his career, he has also worked as VP Staffing for two Fortune 500 companies: EDS – a major technology innovator, and ACS – a business process outsourcing company.

Although the primary focus of Charlie’s business career has been in the area of staffing, he spent ten years at EDS working in operations as part of the company’s Call Center organization. As a Division VP, he lived and worked for three and a half years in Europe where he had EMEA-scope responsibilities for new business development, as well as operations oversight for six Opel Customer Assistance Centers in as many European countries.

Charlie earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Dallas and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps. His recruiting career began while he was in the Marine Corps subsequent to his service as a helicopter pilot.

Charlie is an active member of several professional organizations including SHRM, Staffing Management Association, National Marine Corps Business Network, Southlake Focus Group (Leadership Team member), and CareerConnection (former Board Member).

Francesca Spinelli, Executive Coach

Francesca Spinelli understands firsthand the challenges leaders face building and leading performance-focused organizations, developing and sustaining high talent teams, and relating to their constituents.

Francesca has coached leaders for over 20 years and her executive coaching experience spans several industries, including healthcare, retail, financial services, defense, government, consumer products, telecommunications and oil and gas. She is adept at helping leaders capitalize on their strengths, gain insights into their blind spots, and confront the gaps between where they are today and where they want to be.  She is forward focused, supporting leaders to establish clear objectives, accountability and meaningful results.

Francesca’s executive leadership experience, combined with her coaching expertise, provides a unique perspective on achieving leadership excellence. Francesca currently serves on the Board of Directors of Pariveda Solutions, a software consulting company. Previously, she served on the Board of Directors of Advance Auto Parts, a Fortune 500 retailer. As a member of the senior executive teams at PetSmart, Inc. and RadioShack Corporation, she held the chief human resource officer roles. At Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. she was VP of Organizational Development. She has been recognized by Human Resources Executive and the State of Texas Governor’s Committee on Workforce Development for her innovative achievements in motivating, rewarding and leading people.

In addition to coaching, Francesca teaches in the MBA and Executive Education programs at SMU where one of her most popular classes is “Leader as Coach.” She also writes and presents on leadership topics.

Early in her career Francesca worked in children’s healthcare settings. She was a Speech Language Pathologist and clinical supervisor in the area of children’s communication disorders at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, The University of Iowa, and the University of Wisconsin Waisman Center associated with UW Hospital and Clinics. Francesca served on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University, teaching and publishing in the area of children’s communication development and disorders.

Francesca holds a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences from the University of Wisconsin, an M.A. in Speech Pathology from the University of Iowa and a B.S. in Communication Sciences from Northwestern University. She is a graduate of the UTD Executive and Professional Coaching program, earned the PCC certification from the International Coach Federation and serves on the Board of the North Texas Chapter of the International Coach Federation.

Frenchie Kessler, Career Coach

Frances (Frenchie) Kessler is a career consultant coach. As a Human Resources executive, she has more than 20 years of experience in small, medium and large-size companies and consulting firms including Ameritech (now AT&T), Entergy, Navigant Consulting, eLoyalty, PepsiCo, Glazer’s, JPMorgan Chase, Invensys, the American Heart Association as well as consulting on her own.

Frenchie has coached individuals at all levels of organizations and in varied industries to guide them through their transitions and on to their next career opportunity. Given her HR background, she provides her clients with the unique perspective of having experienced many of the roles of the career transition process. She was laid-off as part of a restructure and acquisition, has also been the notifying manager, the HR Partner providing severance process and benefits information, and has project managed lay-off events. This perspective provides her with a 360-degree view which she conveys when working with individuals in transition.

In addition to her career coaching experience, she has extensive background in the organizational and talent development functions of HR focusing on corporate transformation, change, organizational development, leadership development, coaching, employee engagement, and learning & development. She has won numerous awards for leadership development and learning & development programs.

Frenchie is also considered to be a results-driven professional with experience in understanding strategic goals and creating actionable plans that impact performance, employee engagement, and bottom-line results. She is known for her strong strategic to conceptual capabilities, developing effective solutions, leadership skills, project management capabilities, consulting and facilitation expertise.

She has participated in Columbia University’s executive development program Principles and Practices of Organizational Development, Entergy’s Wharton School of Business Executive Development Program, PepsiCo’s Latino Leadership and Women of Color Development Programs. She was Adjunct Faculty for Ameritech’s Breakthrough Institute. She is certified in Korn/Ferry’s Lominger Leadership Architect, Voices and Interview Architect, Hogan’s Interaction Styles and as an AchieveGlobal Facilitator.

She is bilingual in Spanish and earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame of Maryland.

Jan Moorman, Career Coach

Jan Moorman is a Career Champion with over 25 years of experience assisting her clients to find fulfilling careers and experience happier, more rewarding lives. She provides insightful, inspiring and pragmatic career coaching to individuals in job search or career transition. Her career coaching services are also targeted to employed individuals looking for performance improvement coaching to excel in their current positions and careers. She believes that informed and inspired individuals have more success and get better results.

Her unique combination of business and organizational experience coupled with her in-depth coaching background sets her apart from many other career coaches. Having survived her own downsizing early in her career, she has dedicated her life to helping people find meaningful jobs and careers. Her expertise includes helping her clients:

  • Identify the “right” job target using various personality assessment tools;
  • Develop resumes with impact that will lead to interviews;
  • Improve resumes needing a “facelift” to get improved results;
  • Develop powerful and targeted marketing/cover letters;
  • Design a tailored marketing plan for identifying company and professional networking contacts;
  • Help improve critical networking skills;
  • Increase job advertisement response rates;
  • Learn and practice the secrets for interview success;
  • Practice negotiation strategies that work in this job market;
  • Provides ongoing career coaching and motivational support throughout your job search and beyond.

Jan’s approach is pragmatic and built on her successful entrepreneurial skills of establishing and managing Jan Moorman & Associates, a Career & Training Consulting business for the past 25 years.  Her corporate background includes managing Leadership and Customer Service Training Groups as well as Management Consulting at JPMorgan Chase, The Dallas Times Herald  a large metropolitan newspaper and Carlton Cards – a division of American Greetings and a national greeting card company. In addition, her background also includes Social Work which enhances her with exceptional coaching and counseling skills.  She is also an actress, singer and concert performer which adds drama, entertainment and creativity to all the work she does.

A proud “Tarheel”, Jan graduated with a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She has also received graduate training in Human Resource Development and is an adjunct instructor at Brookhaven College in Dallas.  She has served on the boards of numerous professional and civic associations including ASTD, APT, ACP and the Dallas Symphony Chorus.

As a Professional Trainer and Keynote Speaker, Jan is engaging, enlightening and entertaining.  Her areas of expertise include: Career Coaching and Management, Leadership and Management and Communication Skills. Jan has been a featured speaker appearing on several radio and television programs including NPR and Good Morning Charleston and is a requested presenter for numerous professional and community associations and groups.

Julie Overholt, Executive Coach

For sixteen years, Julie Overholt has been helping organizations and individuals cultivate and innovate their road to success. With unparalleled industry and leadership experience, Julie Overholt provides customized solutions in the areas of leadership, communication skills, talent development and success planning.

Case Studies

Coached a Fortune 500 executive in a $95 Billion travel industry to a higher organizational visibility which resulted in a move from a regional director to regional vice-president role. Julie fostered a creative and collaborative environment for the discovery of her strengths and how to build her brand of leadership while under the intense scrutiny to realize financial results.

Confidential advisor to President of a nationally recognized not-for-profit healthcare. Julie acted as a “sounding board” to provide a confidential and progressive thought leadership in the context of a safe, problem-free zone.

Coached senior executive through a rigorous rebranding process to be successfully selected as a Director in a 4.5 Billion division of a Fortune 100 company. After being overlooked for promotions twice, he turned to Julie to understand how to better communicate within the division. Julie focused on evolving his success stories into success strategies, upgraded and refreshed his “leadership mindset” and provided a softer presentation of his personal brand.

Mentored CIO of $684M multi-level marketing company on best practices in leadership, the demographics of change in the industry, and how to navigate core organization issues.

Advised and coached the President and CEO of a Fort Worth division of a Fortune 100 company. Focus was on polishing his communication and listening skills to present a more sophisticated approach to leadership at the top to increase his influence.

In 2011, Julie co-authored a book on generational leadership issues entitled, “Exiting OZ: How the New Generation Workforce is Changing the Face of Business Forever & What Organizations Must Do to Thrive.” She is a highly regarded leader in the executive coaching community serving as President of the North Texas Chapter of the International Coach Federation (2009) and in numerous roles at the international level.

Kay Hughes, Career Coach

Kay Hughes is a visionary Human Resources business executive and change leader with 25+ years of proven leadership skills ranging from “start-up” HR models to Fortune 500 organizations where she focused on creating and developing high-performing teams. She is skilled at defining goals, setting strategy and achieving effective results that support business objectives. As an influential communicator, she has the proven ability to lead and establish clear lines of communication at all levels, including C-level executives.

As a tenured Human Resources leader, she has demonstrated the ability to lead and participate in the development and implementation of key business initiatives through people, planning and collaboration. Kay’s key business specialties encompass: HR Strategy and Execution, Change Management Practitioner, Leadership Mentoring, Executive Coaching and Career Transition, M&A Integration/Assimilation (the first 90 days), Performance Management

Mary Ober, Executive Coach

Mary has over 25 years of experience as a Human Resource Executive. Her expertise and passion are in developing and delivering strategic HR practices and programs to increase personal, team and organizational effectiveness. By skill and experience she has developed a keen sense and knowledge of how organizations work. She hones in on the best linkages to maximize and align the people, processes and culture of an organization with its vision, strategies and values.  Mary specializes in coaching decision makers toward developing and implementing action plans to bring organizational change to fruition.

Moving to Austin in 2006 was one of the best things she have done. The past 10 years she has developed her consulting and coaching practice, Mary Ober Coaching and Consulting. She is an expert at coaching mid-level to C Suite executives, casting and implementing all facets of leadership development, organizational analysis, culture assessment and transformation, and the development and facilitation of related training programs.

Mary’s Bachelor’s degree is in Education from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and Master’s degrees in Curriculum and Instructional Design from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Sandra Albrecht, Career Coach

Sandra Albrecht is a career consultant, coach and facilitator with over 19 years focusing on Career and Life Transition.

The areas of career consulting that she focuses on include Career Transition; Career Change; Career Decisions; and Retirement, Life and Career Options for those over 55. In working with clients, she uses assessments to help them identify their strengths, skills and interests, and identify options, and then assists them in preparing for a solid job search. Clients appreciate her candor, humor and unwavering support to move to their next position or career.

She has coached and guided over 4,000 individuals to their next career opportunity working with all levels of employees in organizations from a wide variety of industries. Some of the industries she has worked with include: oil and gas, banking, manufacturing, retailing, real estate, telecom, technical, healthcare, education, non-profits and government. A few of the companies served during her tenure at Right Management include: IBM, Children’s Hospital, VHA, Nortel, Alcatel-Lucent, Brinker International Restaurants, Alcon, Vought Aircraft, GE Capital and 7-Eleven.

Prior to starting her own business, she served as Vice President, Client Services and then Vice President, Senior Consultant at Right Management, a human resources consulting firm.

Her background also includes extensive experience in the business world as well as adult education. She has been in merchandising, marketing and research in the shopping center industry. At Sears Corporate, in Chicago, she was an assistant buyer before returning to college. At Virginia Polytechnic Extension Service in Norfolk, Virginia, Sandra worked with the city and state on consumer education needs of both children and adults in that area. At Grubb & Ellis, a national commercial real estate firm, she managed the training, marketing and research for the Texas shopping center division.

Sandra holds a B.S. and M.S. from Southern Illinois University and is currently working on a coaching certification through Coachville.

She is a member of the North Texas International Coaching Federation and the Association of Career Professionals. In addition, she has been a member of the Development Advisory Board for the Cooper Institute which focuses on preventative health practices for children and adults.

Sandra Bierman, Career Coach

Sandra Bierman, Ph.D. has successfully transitioned through seven career changes. Her current passion includes the past 19 years of career coaching utilizing her expertise as a job search strategist. Clients, colleagues, and workshop participants recognize Sandra for her enthusiasm, motivational support, and unending dedication to career management development.

She combines her extensive business experience with her educational expertise to create a dynamic learning environment conducive to all participants and one on one coaching. Sandra individually coached hundreds of professionals and she led thousands of professionals through workshops to enhance their career management competencies.

Sandra has worked with a wide variety of companies including Fortune 500 companies as well as medium and small businesses to help employees through the career transition process. She has coached professionals at all levels of organizations. She thrives on improving a resume, coaching on job search strategy including networking, social media, interviewing and negotiating processes.

Prior to her career coaching, Sandra taught at the university level. She concurrently served as Director for the Center of Learning at Texas Woman’s University where she trained teachers in the process of assessment, diagnostics, development, and implementation of instructional strategies.

Sandra was an entrepreneur well-grounded in the business world as cofounder and Associate Publisher of internationally-recognized publications including Aviation Quarterly and Aviation Travel. She worked with curators at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum to feature aviation pioneers in these publications. She was active as a private pilot traveling extensively marketing the publications at major aerospace events throughout the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean.

Sandra earned her Ph.D. and M.S. from Texas A&M-Commerce, Commerce, Texas. Her B.A. is from The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Sherry Jackson, Career Coach

Sherry Jackson is an accountable and passionate Career Management Counselor/Consultant and Business Analyst, demonstrating positive results in coaching individuals and groups to a rewarding career path through talent assessment, resume development, interview skills, and effective marketing strategies.

Sherry has managed a career outplacement and executive coaching facility that provided services for more than 800 displaced/redeployed employees from a variety of business sectors. Developed and implemented client database systems, created cost effective inventory controls, and developed comprehensive career transition workshops that created a more cohesive work environment resulting in a significant increase in candidate reemployment opportunities.

Sherry has more than 13 years’ experience in career transition consulting, working with three major career management firms in the Houston area. She also has had 15 years’ experience in the petrochemical industry and local government offices, with responsibilities in various disciplines to include: Human Capital Management/Human Resources, Risk Analysis, Management of Change, Capital Project Planning and Scheduling, Cost Engineering, Materials Management, and EH&S (Environmental, Health & Safety), Conflict Resolution and Contract Negotiations. Sherry has coached hundreds of individuals on how to achieve an effective and rewarding career path, and is dedicated to client success in a competitive job market.

Sherry is a native Texan, raised three children, and is active in her community, volunteering with civic, educational and faith-based organizations. She is a speech writer and editor for several start-up businesses, developing marketing materials and assisting with web design.

Tom Davis, Executive Coach

Tom Davis is a senior executive and coach with over 20 years of experience as a CEO and leadership executive trainer working in over 30 countries. His leadership experience includes working directly with CEO’s and the executive teams of Fortune 500 companies.

Tom coaches senior executives, mid-level managers and young professionals with leadership focused transformational processes that drive success in their careers while maintaining a healthy balance in every aspect of life. He is focused on understanding how great leaders think and behave in every aspect of their personal and professional lives that lead to their success. His research-based approach has created the necessary tools and techniques leaders need to acquire to sustain long-term behavioral change.

Recent international and domestic clients include: Intel, Nationwide Insurance, Celsa Group, Exxon, Shell, Ficosa, Grifols, Vueling Airlines, Chick-fil-A, Pfizer, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Wyeth, and 3M.

Tom is completing his doctoral research through George Fox University on the impact of positivity on behavior change and dynamic team frameworks (“The Positive Advantage”) which is the focus of his doctoral dissertation. Tom received his B.A.Sc. from Dallas Baptist University and his Master’s degree in Theology through the Criswell University in Dallas, Texas.

He is the creator of the PQ360 Positivity Leadership Assessment Tool, has written articles for over 25 national publications, and authored five books guiding transformational coaching techniques.

Tom Pearce, Executive Coach

Tom is a global business leader with the proven ability to develop high-potential talent within Fortune 100 companies.

With more than 30 years’ experience in Human Resources, Tom has gained a reputation for consistently adding value in the areas of leadership development and organizational effectiveness. He has a strong history of initiating and piloting strategic development programs for organizations such as Fidelity, EPA, Blockbuster, NASA, Mobil, ARCO and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Tom spent over 17 years in the oil and gas industry including many years at both Mobil and Arco. Tom has significant international experience having worked and lived overseas in China and Indonesia, with extensive travel to Sweden, London and Dubai. Tom has a proven ability to build deep and trusting relationships with technical and operational leaders in the field that has led to improved performance and increases operational success.

Tom holds an M.B.A. from Duke University and received his B.A. in Communications from The College of William & Mary in Virginia.

Wendell Brock, Financial Advisor

Wendell W. Brock, MBA, ChFC, earned his Masters of Business Administration from Utah State University and his Bachelor of Science degree in financial planning from Brigham Young University. Upon graduation, he spent four years in commercial real estate and residential appraisal in Arizona. He then practiced business consulting and financial planning with the firm Apex Advisors, Inc., as a senior financial consultant in Salt Lake City, Utah, leaving that firm in 2002. During that time, he was also a general securities registered principal managing a branch office for a broker/dealer. In 1995 he completed the national exams for the Chartered Financial Consultant professional designation, ChFC, from The American College in Byrn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He added De Novo Bank consulting to that mix in 2001, when he and his team won regulatory approval of his first bank application.

In the spring of 2012 he organized and received a license for Yield Financial Advisors, Registered Investment Advisory Firm, licensed by the Texas State Securities Board. With this firm he manages investment assets for his clients as well as provides comprehensive financial planning services. He also holds an insurance license in several states.

Over the years he has taught thousands of people at financial workshops on topics that include cash flow management, insurance and risk management, estate planning, tax-related issues, securities and investment portfolio management and debt elimination, income tax strategies, and how to start and capitalize a bank, etc. His consulting practice is located in the Dallas metro area, which is more accessible to a nationwide client base.

Helping people succeed is a passion; financial and personal success is defined differently by every person. Understanding the client’s goals and how to help them accomplish their goals is why he wakes up in the morning. Self-reliance and providing financial security are typically key elements that clients seek the most. Whatever those goals may be, he enjoys being a team member and working to make them happen.

Wendell is a supporter of Boy Scouts of America and has served in various leadership positions. Currently, he serves as a District Committee member and conducts Eagle Scout Boards of Review, and formally as Scoutmaster of Troop 123 in McKinney, Texas. He is also an Eagle Scout. Wendell served six years as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah and currently serves as the Executive Director of CREED, Inc., a non-profit that focuses on economic education and development. He also serves as a Board Member of the BYU Management Society, which promotes moral and ethical leadership in business. Additionally, his community involvement includes leadership in the Collin County Hobby Beekeepers Association and the Collin County Republican Men’s Club. His hobbies and interests include church activities, photography, beekeeping, history, reading, backpacking, ham radio, and business.