Columbia Career Coaches Network

Members

Lynn Berger

Lynn Berger is a career counselor and coach, who specializes in helping people make the most of their lives and feel fulfilled. In her position, she counsels people on how to effectively transition to jobs and/or careers, balance their roles and responsibilities, and understand the choices before them.

Berger's past experience includes working in the human resources and consulting fields. She received both her Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology and her Master of Education in Counseling Psychology from Columbia. She holds numerous certifications, including National Certified Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Certified Career Counselor.

She has been a career counselor and executive coach in New York City for more than 20 years. Berger has appeared as a guest expert on radio and television shows across the country, and has been featured in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Newsday, Huffington Post, Businessweek.com, and Monster.com. She authored the book, "The Savvy Part-Time Professional - How To Land, Create Or Negotiate The Part-Time Job Of Your Dreams." Berger was awarded the 2014 New York State Career Development Association Award for Outstanding Career Practitioner. 

  • Location: New York, NY
  • Phone: 212-289-5197
  • E-mail: lbcoach@prodigy.net
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  • Specialties: Career re-entry, Career/industry transition, executives/senior managers, interviewing, part-time/flexible work, salary negotiation
Rosemary Bova

Rosemary Bova has 25 years experience as an executive/career coach and an organization design and development consultant. Her clients include executives in Fortune 500 companies, not for profit organizations, entrepreneurs, and individuals. She is equally comfortable interviewing people in C Suite roles as she is talking to those on the shop floor. Bova is a possibility thinker, an expert listener, and organization and career strategist.

Her company Bova Enterprises specializes in corporate human systems development -- accountable managerial leadership, team development and individual career strategy formulation. BE's guiding principle is: Increased profitability cannot be sustained without the release of human imagination and creativity, which in turn is supported by the right structure for the business, accountable management systems, actions and behaviors.

She has presented to audiences in Europe and Canada and is regularly invited to speak in the US, particularly the tristate region.

Bova has written more than 50 blog posts on building engaged organizations. Most recently, she has focused on what Fast Company termed Generation Flux.

Bova received a Masters Degree from Columbia's School of Social Work and completed the Organization and Systems Development Program at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. She is a certified Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner. She participated in a five-year Action Research Project on the Development of Leadership and Authority in an All Female Group, and completed a yearlong program in Feminine Power Mastery.
 

  • Location: New York, NY
  • Phone: 212-685-0870
  • E-mail: rab@bovaenterprises.com
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  • Specialties: Executives, senior managers
Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Caroline Ceniza-Levine specializes in career change as a coach, writer, speaker and co-founder of SixFigureStart® career coaching and CostaRicaFIRE.com, a real estate and early retirement blog. She has coached executives from Amazon, American Express, Condé Nast, Goldman Sachs, Google, McKinsey, Tesla, and other leading firms. Prior to launching SixFigureStart® in 2008, Ceniza-Levine spent 15 years in strategy consulting, executive search, and HR. She has been a repeat TV guest on CBS, CNN, CNBC, andFox Business and has been quoted in major media outlets, including BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Fortune, Inc, NPR, and Success Magazine.

Ceniza-Levine is a career columnist for Forbes.com and formerly wrote for Money.com, Time.com, CNBC, and Portfolio. She is the author of three books: Jump Ship: 10 Steps To Starting A New Career (2015, ForbesMedia); Six Steps To Job Search Success (2011, Flat World Knowledge); and How the Fierce Handle Fear: Secrets to Succeeding in Challenging Times (2010, Two Harbors Press). She also teaches professional development and negotiation courses at Columbia. 

A classically-trained pianist at Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music, Ceniza-Levine stays active in the arts, performing stand-up comedy.

  • Location: New York, NY
  • E-mail: caroline@sixfigurestart.com
  • Website 
  • Articles in Forbes
  • Specialties: Career/industry transition, employee to entrepreneur transition, part-time/flexible work

Michella Chiu

Michella Chiu is a career coach who is experienced in coaching fresh graduates, Ph.D students, and international students to explore career options outside academia. She excels in helping clients develop a marketing and PR career. Companies and brands she worked with are featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, Inc., and other major media outlets worldwide in multiple languages.

Chiu is a trilingual professional, and has had careers in marketing, PR, business management, and higher education. She holds degrees from Columbia and Princeton, and has also received a certificate in Strategic Leadership for Supervisors from the University of Washington (Seattle). In recognition of her contribution and success, she was invited to be a Visiting Scholar at University of Washington (2015-2016) and a Career Mentor at Seattle University (2017).

  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Phone: 609-285-3239
  • E-mail: wc2420@caa.columbia.edu
  • Specialties: Career re-entry, Career/industry transition, Diversity issues, Executives/senior managers, Interviewing, Project management
Rochelle Cooper

Rochelle Cooper is an executive coach who builds on leaders' strengths by ensuring they develop critical skills they need to meet requirements at each successive level. She has been coaching leaders and teams for over 20 years, has coached more than 1,200 senior leaders, and holds an excellent track record in empowering leaders to reach their goals by jumpstarting success in new roles, building leadership potential for advancement, or developing critical skills to master a current transition or role. Cooper assesses leadership potential and knows what matters. She enables her clients by advancing their skills in influence, inspiring others, navigation, executive presence, senior communication, change management, stakeholder engagement and conflict resolution.

Cooper has a Ph.D. on Organizational Psychology from Columbia and a BA from Barnard. She worked in the financial services industry for many years in talent management and organizational development at JPMorgan Chase and Merrill Lynch and is an associate professor at Hofstra University's Frank Zarb School of Business, where she teaches executive leadership skills in the executive MBA and traditional MBA programs.

She is the Coaching Practice Lead for Columbia Business School executive coaching programs and served as program manager for the Business School's Executive Education’s Women In Leadership program, At Barnard, Cooper is a member of the Leadership Council of The Athena Leadership Center, and chair of the Professional and Leadership Development Committee of the Alumnae Affairs Board. She provides individual and group coaching services and looks forward to hearing from you.

  • Location: New York, NY
  • Phone: 516-538-4504
  • Email: rcooper@success-leaders.com
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  • Specialties: Career/industry transition, conflict resolution, creating the perfect pitch, diversity issues, effective communication, executive and leadership coaching, executives/senior managers, international focus, leadership development, leadership style assessment, networking, organizational coaching, role expansion, team coaching
Dorothy Doppstadt

Dorothy Doppstadt is a certified career and executive coach who partners with clients to help with career transition and leadership skills. Leveraging proven coaching methods, she develops a customized program for each individual to reach specific, measurable goals. She brings a powerful combination of communications credentials as a national award-winning ABC News editor, entrepreneur, and educator. She taught broadcast writing at Columbia Journalism School and received her MFA in film and screenwriting at Columbia School of the Arts.

Doppstadt is a certified master career coach with GetFive, a national career-consulting firm, with a proven successful methodology for changing careers, beginning a new one, or re-entering the job market. She works with clients to take back control of the job search by identifying job targets with the proper positioning and pitch, writing a resume and cover letter resulting in interviews, and helping clients strategically negotiate their position and salary.

With her advanced certification in Executive and Organizational Coaching from Teacher’s College and Columbia Business School and a post-master’s certificate in Organization Development from the New School, Doppstadt combines her communications skills with extensive industry experience. Using a focused coaching approach with robust feedback processes and honest and inquiring dialogue, she helps clients to clarify and achieve their career aspirations.

She is certified in the following assessments to support client insight: The Hogan, The Suite of WholeBrain Creativity Assessments (NBI™), The Birkman Method®, The MBTI, Emotional Intelligence (EQi).

  • Location: New York, NY
  • Email: dotlaut@gmail.com
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  • Specialties: Career and leadership coaching, assessments, organizational coaching and development, team coaching, resume writing, successful interviewing, creating the perfect pitch, finding the right industry target, hiring/firing and career transition, salary negotiation, public speaking and writing
Audrey Dorsey

Dorsey is an executive coach who provides corporate leaders with a sounding board, facilitates deeper self-awareness of leadership style and behaviors, and helps clients to take on even greater challenges. She works with executives, newly-promoted managers, managers who are new to a company, and managers trying to figure out their next career move.

Dorsey's focus is on the issues inherent in managing people: having tough conversations, navigating change, political savvy, dealing with conflict, self-promotion, leading teams, forming and maintaining productive relationships up/across/down the organizational chart, strategic thinking, communicating effectively, and time management.

Clients begin by telling her what they want, which is usually more or less of what they currently have. Then, she helps them get clear about their current situation (or starting point), put together an action plan to achieve their goals, and help infuse the structure, strategies, and to help them be successful.

Dorsey's background includes authoring The VITAL Core of Successful Leaders: What These Leaders Know and Do, a book of "insider secrets" from her experience as an executive coach. She has spoken at national conferences, consulted, and taught organizational development and marketing at the graduate level. She has been featured on NBC's Today Show four times.

  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Phone: 404-259-7586
  • E-mail: audrey@skylabinc.com
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  • Specialties: Career/industry transition, conflict resolution, diversity issues, effective communication, executives/senior managers, leadership development, leadership style assessment, meeting management, networking, role expansion

Debra Feldman

Debra Feldman, known as JobWhiz, is an international executive talent agent and job search consultant. She researches and identifies the most efficient, effective job search strategy to focus your campaign on generating unadvertised leads in the hidden job market. Approaching your search as a marketing project, she collects extensive data about your capabilities and surveys the market to find potential opportunities that best match your, and employers' expectations, to land your dream role. After expertly positioning you to attract the appropriate hiring decision makers who will fully appreciate your potential value, Feldman arranges one-on-one meetings between you and the right contacts in senior management, owners, investors, and board members to expedite the selection process while simultaneously establishing lifetime career insurance -- the relationships you need to gain access to future opportunities as a member of the inner circle.

Unlike recruiters who work for and are paid by companies, Feldman is always 100 percent loyal to executive candidates. By Networking Purposefully™, she is the first to discover unadvertised opportunities in the hidden job market that match your ideal position. She specializes in career changers, industry switchers, and strictly confidential searches across all industries and functional roles. For busy executives, Feldman provides corporate research, supports daily job search activities, drafts correspondence, customizes resumes and monitors progress against milestones to consistently produce high quality leads and a swift, successful landing.

  • Location: Greenwich, CT
  • Phone: 203-637-3500
  • E-mail: DebraFeldman@JobWhiz.com
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  • Specialties: Career re-entry, career/industry transition, executives/senior managers, networking

Judith Gerberg

Judith Gerberg, MA, LMHC, NCC, ATR-BC, thrice president of the Career Counselors Consortium, is the creator of the Passion Projects™ workshops and director of gerberg & co; a New York City-based career development organization that works with clients from all major industries individually, in small groups, and across entire organizations. She specializes in counseling, coaching, and training smart and successful people to express their full potential, manage change, find work they love, and live the life of their dreams. A pioneer of combining art therapy techniques with career counseling to guide clients toward their full potential, Gerberg's unusual combination of street savvy and creative vision makes her unique in her field.

Gerberg conducts programs for countless organizations and universities (Ann Taylor, Citibank, Clairol, Columbia, Dreyfus, NBC, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, Standard & Poors, Young & Rubicam, and Wharton Business School) and is frequently featured in the media, including The New York Times, NPR, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and The Today Show. She served on advisory boards of The New York Steering Committee of the Women's Studies in Religion Program of Harvard Divinity School, and The Future Focus Committee of the International Association of Career Management Professionals.

Other member/board affiliations include: American Art Therapy Association; American Counseling Association; Association of Career Professionals International; Career Development Specialists Network; Financial Women’s Association; Institute of Career Certification International.

Gerberg leads workshops and delivers speeches to organizations including Columbia, Financial Women's Association, International Association of Career Management Professionals, American Society of Training & Development, Advertising Women of New York, NYU Alumni Association, Parsons School of Design, Organizational Development Network, Women in Film & Television, Canyon Ranch, Union Theological Seminary, and Wells Fargo.

Credentials: NY State Licensed & National Board Certified Mental Health Counselor, National Board Certified Counselor, Certified Career Management Practitioner, Board Certified Art Therapist, Distance Credentialed Counselor, Long Distance Career Counseling.

Custom workshops addressing particular issues and tailored to specific organizations are created upon request. Skype or phone sessions are available in addition to working with her in person. See what she can do for you!

  • Location: New York, NY
  • E-mail: judith@gerberg.com
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  • Specialties: Business development consulting, career/industry transition, conflict resolution, diversity issues, employee to entrepreneur transition, executives/senior managers, hiring/firing, interviewing, leadership development, salary negotiation
Eric Horwitz

Eric Horwitz is a life and career coach with seven years' experience coaching corporate executives and entrepreneurs to personal and professional success. His focus is helping executives design a career and life plan that maximizes their strengths and identifies areas for personal and professional improvement. Once identified, the improvements are put into action and a sustainable lifestyle is maintained. His personal mission is to inspire himself and empower the willing with truth and compassion to achieve the best of what is possible.

Horwitz worked as a senior executive in the Human Resource Consulting practice of PriceWaterhouseCoopers for 12 years. He attended Coach University and received his coaching degree in 2007. He currently serves as Head Coach for the Columbia Career Coaches Network.

On a personal note, you may have bought a sandwich from him at the Hartley Kosher Deli as a member of the Columbia Student Enterprises. Sorry if you had to wait too long for a knish -- it was finals week and it was difficult to find good help.

  • Location: New York, NY
  • E-mail: ezeday85@gmail.com
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  • Specialties: Business development consulting, career/industry transition, diversity issues, employee to entrepreneur transition, executives/senior managers, hiring/firing, leadership development, project management, retirement, salary negotiation

 

Cynthia Indriso

Cynthia Indriso is an executive coach specializing in leadership development and management strategies for business people working internationally across cultures. Certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), her expertise is concentrated in more than 25 years of international experience.

Indriso is an expat who has lived and worked abroad with senior leaders, their teams, entrepreneurs, and individuals working in various industries, such as Anglo American, Chanel, IBM, Microsoft, SAP Global, Sara Lee, and Unilever, and based all over the world, including the USA, UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and South America.

She also works with public sector global organizations, primarily the United Nations, following from several years working as a social scientist for the World Health Organization in Geneva. Helping people become successful at leading and managing people is a key focus area for Indriso. She is certified to deliver a collection of best-in-class feedback and assessment tools, and partners with the Ken Blanchard Companies as an executive coach, along with managing her own executive coaching and consulting company. She coaches in both English and Spanish, and currently divides her time between New York City and Barcelona, where she's been based since 1997.

  • Location: Barcelona, Spain; New York, NY
  • E-mail: cynthia@cynthiaindriso.com
  • Website
  • Specialties: Career/industry transition

 

Kris Ishibashi

Career transitions are can be exciting, but often they come with a twist of anxiety. For those of us who invested time, energy, and hard work in a career that has been rewarded with an involuntary transition, we need to manage negative feelings as we look forward.

Kris Ishibashi works with professionally successful clients who are looking for the next chapter in their professional lives. Using a series of exercises, she works with clients to help them identify viable possibilities, and then to develop a plan for making it happen. While working on this, clients are encouraged to process feelings about their transition, so that those feelings don’t create a drag on their forward momentum.

Ishibashi is a Certified Professional Coach who has run a job search support group in New York City since 2013. The group was recently listed on Meetup under NYC Careeersearchers. She has over 25 years of leadership experience which included interviewing and hiring.

Ishibashi is also certified to give the Hogan Assessment (personality assessment) which is a valuable tool for understanding how you are perceived by others. It is especially helpful for people in leadership roles.

Although she works with a variety of clients, Ishibashi's specialty is working with introverts. As an introvert herself, she understands the challenges of "being out there" that is a necessary part of looking for work.

  • Location: New York, NY
  • Phone: 917-439-2939
  • E-mail: kris@krisishibashi.com
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Judy Liu

Judy Liu, MPH, has more than 20 years of professional marketing, consulting, and coaching experience. She was previously a senior executive at GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer, Inc. She is a professor at the UNC Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism where she develops and teaches various undergraduate and graduate courses in advertising and public relations. She is also an adjunct professor at the Florida Institute of Technology where she develops new courses and teaches online undergraduate courses, and previously was an adjunct professor at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health.

In addition to teaching and coaching more than 600 students to date, Liu has served as a lecturer and guest speaker at numerous professional association events (Healthcare Businesswoman Association, Women in Bio, and Women in Health Management New York). She has served as a board member for Central Brevard Art Association and Women in Health Management New York.

  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • Phone: (646) 709-6648
  • E-mail: judyliu@strenuacoach.com
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  • Specialties: Business development consulting, career/industry transition, conflict resolution, diversity issues, employee to entrepreneur transition, executives/senior managers, hiring/firing, interviewing, leadership development, retirement, salary negotiation, work-life balance
Nic Maisano

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 Google's engineering executives.

Maisano 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 and delivery, and strategic thinking. His coaching approach is highly customized to each client, taking into consideration their goals and experience. He is also a member of the Leadership & Management Coaching program at Google that provides internal coaching to senior executives and directors.

Maisano has delivered executive business communications workshops to hundreds of participants, focusing on the intersection of logical structuring and artful storytelling to design compelling and powerful communications. His background includes seven years of management consulting at Oliver Wyman, where he was an adviser to C-Level and Senior Executives at Fortune 500 companies, working in the telecommunications, aerospace, and healthcare industries based in New York City, San Francisco, and Dubai.

  • Location: Portola Valley, CA
  • Phone: 415-322-0858
  • E-mail: nmaisano@gmail.com
  • Specialties: Executive and leadership coaching, executives/senior managers, interviewing, leadership development, leadership style assessment, project management
Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy provides transformative leadership and expertise in connecting core values, character strengths, and peak performance. He...

• Promotes professional development through coaching, mentoring and reflective supervision.

• Empowers individuals to maximize potential and align strengths to match overall vision of success.

• Communicates an overall vision by defining direction and priorities for individuals and/or team.

• Leads individuals and teams in establishing clear guidelines, objectives, goals and timelines.

• Seeks innovative solutions to maximize new technologies and ensure quality and efficiency.

• Provides motivational and transformative leadership; elevate and energize individuals and teams for superior growth and results.

  • Location: New York, NY
  • E-mail: kjm28@columbia.edu
  • Specialties: Career/industry transition, interviewing, leadership development, leadership style assessment
Sasha McDowell

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.

Group coaching is an opportunity to work with peers to address a common challenge. McDowell offers group coaching for career changers, professionals considering entrepreneurship, and parents focusing on work-life balance.

  • Location: New York, NY
  • E-mail: sasha@epicyclegroup.com
  • Specialties: Business development consulting, career re-entry, career/industry transition, conflict resolution, creating the perfect pitch, diversity issues, effective communication, employee to entrepreneur transition, executive and leadership coaching, executives/senior managers, hiring/firing, interviewing, leadership development, part-time/flexible work, project management, salary negotiation
Robert McKiernan

With extensive experience devoted exclusively to providing a wide array of career services for over 25 years, Bob McKiernan, president of the Mack Group, has a demonstrated record of supporting his clients gain greater satisfaction and control over their professional lives. Dedicated to his profession, McKiernan's focus is with those professionals whose challenging career goals require a more sophisticated level of innovation. With a unique blend of career management, human resources, and sales/marketing credentials, he has gained valuable insight into how hiring decisions are made and how effective marketing and sales techniques can be applied so that his clients achieve their preferred jobs, that much quicker and with the least amount of stress.

In addition to serving as an executive coach addressing a variety of career issues arising out of the work environment, his broad industry experience enables him to partner with his clients to first create and then achieve tailored career goals either for those wanting to grow within their discipline/industry or for those seeking a career change, which may also involve entrepreneurial pursuits or engaging in alternative work arrangements.

McKiernan's prior corporate experience involves leadership positions in distinctly different industries including financial services, healthcare, insurance, and Consulting and at such notable institutions as the American Stock Exchange, Baxter International, American International Group, and Blue Cross/Shield. He has also been retained by many nationally-recognized career consulting firms to design, market, and deliver state-of-the art job search techniques and executive coaching strategies.

In addition to being on the list of approved career/executive coaches for the Columbia Career Coaches Network, Columbia Business School, and Columbia’s Center for Career Education, McKiernan is a regular speaker at various professional organizations as well as the author of numerous articles on such career topics as personal branding and negotiating employee separation agreements.

As a member of the International Association of Career Management Professionals, McKiernan holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Villanova University and received his M.B.A. from Columbia. While residing in New Jersey with his wife and volunteering career services locally, his clientele is international in scope.

An initial free consultation is offered to qualified candidates seriously interested in engaging in career advisor services.

  • Location: New York, NY
  • Phone: 732-494-6635
  • E-mail: mackgrp@optonline.net
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  • Specialties: Career/industry transition
Keith Lawrence Miller

Keith Lawrence Miller is a Board-Certified Coach (BCC), ICF Credentialed Certified Career Coach (PCC), and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) with subject matter expertise in executive career coaching, business and leadership coaching, and resume and LinkedIn optimization. He holds a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Organizational Psychology and an Advanced Certificate in Collective Intelligences from Teachers College. He served as a Columbia University Senator (2011-2013).

Every choice has a consequence and making the investment to promote and brand your professional self is a choice that must be made in today’s highly competitive and challenging work environment. Miller's industry leading services will generate more interviews, better opportunities, and the foundation needed to excel in your career as it has for over a thousand satisfied clients.

  • Location: Staten Island, NY
  • Phone: 855-My-Pro-Coach = 855-697-7627
  • E-mails: support@eliteprocoach.com; km2731@tc.columbia.edu
  • Skype: keith.milliondollarcoaching
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  • Specialties: Career/industry transition, executive and leadership coaching, interviewing, leadership development, resume writing
Buddy Moran

Buddy Moran has worked with professionals from a wide range of companies and organizations including Amazon, BCG, BNY Mellon, Blackstone, Citigroup, Evonik Industries, Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard, InVision, Lonely Planet (NC2 Media), JP Morgan, Johnson & Johnson, McKinsey, Morgan Stanley, Outbrain, Pernod Ricard, Prudential, Sotheby’s, US Treasury Department, Wells Fargo, and Wyndham.

In addition to his private practice, Moran provides individual and group coaching services to alumni, and is a highly-rated Leadership Coach for the Leadership Lab at Columbia Business School.

He provides leadership coaching and career management services to the global student body (primarily mid / senior level executives) of TRIUM (a joint Executive MBA program offered by NYU, LSE and HEC, Paris).

  • Location: New York, NY
  • Phone: 973-868-8847
  • Email: wgmoran@comcast.net
  • Specialties: Business development consulting, career/industry transition, conflict resolution, executives/senior managers, leadership development, salary negotiation
Monica Nordhaus

Monica Nordhaus is a Columbia and Yale-trained executive coach and inclusion strategist. She specializes in executive management and leadership development in entertainment, technology, consumer products, and finance. She partners with executives and teams to engage and inspire those around them, to build trust and collaboration in challenging situations, to manage conflict and foster communication, and to create a positive impact on productivity and bottom-line results. She also offers #MeToo coaching and inclusion programs for companies looking to create transformative cultural change. She works with clients globally -- in person and via Skype.

Nordhaus knows how to navigate career transitions. She began her career in the entertainment industry in New York, where she worked as a talent manager, literary agent, casting director for Julian Schnabel on the Oscar-nominated film Before Night Falls, and director of development for Tim Robbins. She has also worked as a filmmaker. In Los Angeles, Nordhaus was chief of staff to the chairman & CEO of the William Morris Agency and was a founding team member of Fashionology, an innovative digital and retail experience before embarking on a coaching career. She has had the honor and privilege to work with leaders from organizations like these: Aol, Apple, Ares Management, Algenist, Beachbody, Buzzfeed, CBS, DGA, Discovery, Disney, Estée Lauder, Fox, Google, Hyland’s, NBCUniversal, Netflix, Steve Madden, UCLA Health, Starz, WGA and Yext, among others.

She uses her love of storytelling and her teaming experiences on film sets to help leaders be nimble, innovative, and authentic. She is committed to providing the highest quality coaching and values confidentiality, discretion, intelligence, humor, authenticity, and evidence-based coaching techniques. She is an expert in diversity and inclusion strategy and also a global professional speaker on women in leadership.

  • Location: Santa Monica, CA
  • Phone: (424) 272-1640
  • E-mail: monica@monicanordhaus.com
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  • Specialties: Business development consulting, conflict resolution, diversity issues, effective communication, executive and leadership coaching, executives/senior managers, international focus, leadership development, leadership style assessment, organizational coaching, role expansion, team coaching
Joshua Spodek

Joshua Spodek, bestselling author of Leadership Step by Step, coaches executives, entrepreneurs, and rising leaders, with over a decade of experience coaching and over two decades of leadership and entrepreneurial experience. He is also an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach for Columbia Business School, columnist for Inc., and founder of SpodekAcademy.com. He leads keynote talks and workshops in leadership, entrepreneurship, and creativity. He holds five Ivy League degrees, including a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA, and studied under a Nobel Prize winner. He co-founded and led as CEO or COO several ventures and holds six patents.

  • Location: New York, NY
  • E-mail: josh@spodek.net
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  • Specialties: Career/industry transition, conflict resolution, employee to entrepreneur transition, executive and leadership coaching, executives/senior managers, interviewing, leadership development
Ellen Torke

Ellen Torke has 20 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. Torke has specific experience with professionals who could benefit from having help navigating the U.S. corporate culture, including help with the vernacular use of English.

  • Location: New York, NY
  • Phone: 914-693-7449
  • E-mail: ellen@thefarragutgroup.com
  • Specialties: Career/industry transition, interviewing, salary negotiation
Alysa Turkowitz

Dr. Alysa Turkowitz is a career adviser and coach with more than 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.

Her approach is to identify strengths as well as critical areas of development to maximize self-awareness. Her coaching style includes focused feedback along with individualized short and long term goal-oriented action plans. Turkowitz's focus is on a combination of personal and professional development as she believes the two go hand in hand. Her experience ranges from assisting recent graduates looking for their first job all the way through senior executives.

Turkowitz has direct experience supporting a variety of industry and functional areas as a former full-time career adviser at Columbia Business School including financial services, consulting, healthcare, media, social enterprise, and marketing. Prior to higher education, she worked in financial services at UBS and Banc of America Securities supporting junior and senior level employees in support and finance based roles.

Turkowitz earned her EdD from the Department of Organization and Leadership at Columbia, and is also a current partner and executive coach with CORE Leadership Consulting.

  • Location: New York, NY
  • E-mail: alturkowitz@gmail.com
  • Specialties: Career/industry transition, diversity issues, executives/senior managers, international focus, interviewing, leadership development, salary negotiation
Julia Harris Wexler

For the past two decades, Julia Harris-Wexler has coached entry level, mid-career, and senior level executives on how to strategically manage their career transitions. She has completed and been certified by the Columbia University Advanced Coaching Intensive (Columbia Business School and Teachers College/Columbia University), in addition to spending two decades as a senior partner in the executive search industry.

Harris-Wexler has helped professionals from all industries to define their professional identity, develop a personal marketing plan, and navigate their way up the career ladder. She works directly with the heads of talent acquisition and human resource departments at top Fortune 500 companies to help them staff their human capital needs and brings this expertise to her individual coaching clients. She understands how to help individual clients navigate through the peaks and valleys of their career trajectories using her academic and coaching training, as well as her direct experience interviewing and recruiting more than 1,000 professionals.

She is certified in the Hogan HPI, MVPI, and Emotional 360 assessment measures. Harris-Wexler has been a professional speaker on various leadership and career vocation panels at the top Ivy League universities. Her forte is working individually with professionals seeking to optimize their career potential.

  • Location: Westchester, NY
  • Phone: 914-584-4966
  • E-mail: julia@juliaharriswexler.com
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  • Specialties: Career re-entry, career/industry transition, conflict resolution, executives/senior managers, interviewing, leadership development, mid-career shift
Melody Wilding

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, she’s helped thousands of professional women and female entrepreneurs master their mindset and emotions for greater success.

Wilding has worked with CEOs and executives running top startups along with published authors and media personalities. She can help you identify and remove mental and emotional barriers keeping you from reaching the next level in your career.

  • Location: New York, NY
  • E-mail: info@melodywilding.com
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  • Specialties: Career/industry transition, conflict resolution, executives/senior managers, interviewing, leadership development, salary negotiation