Whether you’re looking for a thought partner, are feeling stuck, or need to sharpen your skills, coaching provides a space to reflect and make productive decisions. Coaching helps clients gain clarity, acquire new perspectives, and overcome stumbling blocks in order to build fulfilling and successful careers.
Individual coaching engagements address a myriad of subjects including exploring a new career path, growing entrepreneurial ventures, strengthening leadership skills, and refining professional tools.
Michella Chiu is a Career Coach at Prime Opt (www.prime-opt.com), a coaching center she founded with partners to help fresh graduates, Ph.Ds who would like to explore career options outside academia, and international students with professional background. Michella is now a legal professional, and had a career in Marketing, PR, Business Management, and Higher Education. She holds degrees from Columbia University and Princeton University, and has also received a certificate in Strategic Leadership for Supervisors from the University of Washington.
Nic Maisano has been at Google for over five years and has worked in a variety of functions across product strategy, sales strategy, and operations. He currently works on Leadership Development for our Engineering executives. He is frequently an external speaker, giving keynotes and workshops to digital marketers and Agencies. He has deep experience coaching executives on topics including team management, presentation development & delivery and strategic thinking. His coaching approach is highly customized to each client, taking into consideration their goals and experience.
Melody Wilding teaches human behavior at The City University of New York and is a nationally recognized Master Coach who distills psychological insights into actionable career advice. A licensed social worker trained at Columbia University, she’s helped thousands of professional women and female entrepreneurs master their mindset and emotions for greater success. Melody has worked with CEOs and executives running top startups along with published authors and media personalities.
Ellen Torke has twenty years of experience in recruiting very quantitative professionals within Investment Management, Banking, and hedge funds. Her experience includes taking a candidate through the resume, interview, offer and acceptance process with specific experience with professionals who could benefit from having help navigating the US corporate culture including the vernacular use of English.
I am an executive coach specializing in leadership and career development for introverts and leaders who want to raise their emotional intelligence. I have over 25 years of experience with titles such as Chief Information Officer and Purchasing Director. For years, I sought but could not find a coach with the skills, experience, and understanding to help me, the high-achieving introvert. I have become that coach. I work with my clients to raise their leadership profiles. My coaching certification is from IPEC, and is accredited by the ICF (International Coaching Federation).
For the past two decades, Julia has coached executives on how to strategically manage their career transitions. She has two coaching certifications (CTA and Columbia University/Columbia Business School) in addition to spending two decades as a Senior Partner in the Executive Search industry. She has helped senior leaders to develop their human capital with regard to talent acquisition and management.
Judy Liu, MPH, has over 18 years of professional marketing/consulting/coaching experience. She was previously a senior executive at GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer, Inc.Judy Liu is also currently an adjunct professor at the Florida Institute of Technology where she develops new courses and teaches online undergraduate courses. Judy was an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University Mailman Graduate School of Public Health.
Dr. Alysa Turkowitz is a career advisor and coach with over a decade of experience supporting individuals including senior executives, high potential managers, and EMBA and MBA students, in the areas of leadership development, career management and career switching as well as negotiation skills. Other areas of expertise include enhancing individual effectiveness, team building and cultural and diversity integration within organizational settings.