Certification: International Coach Federation

Sam Palazzolo

Sam Palazzolo brings a wealth of expertise to his client base, composed of Fortune 100, Mid-Cap, and Startup companies.  A hands-on C-suite leader, he brings a unique blend of expertise to the daily challenges of leadership/business under pressure. In this New Economy, leaders and their organizations desire a different perspective faster with results, and he establishes the launch-pad for exponential growth!

 

Sam acts as Managing Director at Tip of the Spear Ventures, a Private Equity/Venture Capital and Business Advisory Services firm he established in 2012. In addition to his work at Tip, he founded The Javelin Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing Executive Education through Leadership Development and Executive Coaching programs. He also acts as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) where he annually instructs an Executive Education course based on his fifth book (“Leading at the Tip of the Spear: The Leader” published 2018). Prior to this he led and successfully exited a Technology Startup, was a Regional Director for Toyota, a Senior Consultant at AON/Hewitt, and one of the first-200 team members involved with General Motors’ SATURN Corporation.

 

Sam earned his Bachelor’s Degree (BS) in Business Economics & Public Policy from Indiana University and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree from Vanderbilt University (He has completed additional Graduate studies at the University of Texas and the University of Michigan). Mr. Palazzolo holds several professional certifications and sits on several Board of Directors for business organizations and professional associations.

Bernadette Cabrera

Bernadette brings over 15 years of experience as a trusted coach, advisor and consultant to executives globally. From building a Risk Consulting Practice in Asia, to being the Chief of Staff for the Consulting CEO, and to leading the People and Organizational Change practice specializing in Financial Services – she has proven to have the necessary experience and perspective to navigate the complex world of leading a global business.

 

Bernadette leverages her extensive business experience to inform her coaching work. Her work experience, particularly with one of the largest global consulting firms, has been characterized by impactful transitions that elevated her business and cultural acumen. She has helped global organizations go through change management, leadership alignment, organizational design, culture alignment, strategic communications, and development programs.

John Reed PhD, MBA, MCEC, PCC

John is known as one of most skilled and qualified executive and leadership coaches. John helps capable people excel further, working with senior leaders, boards, executive teams, entrepreneurs and other professionals. When working with John you will experience a sharp focus on setting and reaching ROI and coaching goals. He sees himself as an experienced MBA with additional psychological skills to help clients better understand themselves and their coworkers. John is expert in helping clients see themselves accurately and then move forward effectively, better managing perceptions and strengthening leadership behaviors to set themselves apart.

He has been a Managing Principal since 2005 at Quinn Reed Associates (www.quinnreedassociates.com).  He is designated as a Master Coach by Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching, a Master Corporate Executive Coach by the MEECO Leadership Institute and a Professional Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation. He is a Navy veteran with an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth, an AB from Dartmouth College and, as a licensed organizational psychologist, a PhD from the University of Georgia. He previously worked in the strategy practice of Accenture and the public-sector practice of CGI.

Joanna Williams

Joanna is an executive coach and leadership development specialist who helps you understand and leverage your unique leadership DNA so you become a leader worth following in your business, community, and home.  Through working with Joanna, executives increase self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and the relational capital required to lead effectively.

If you want to be more effective and make a difference in your organization, Joanna can help you maximize your impact AND your organization’s bottom line without sacrificing your integrity, peace of mind, or personal life. Learning discoveries are applied to real-time situations, helping you navigate tactical challenges while deepening your understanding of the underlying themes of the challenges you face.

Joanna draws on her diverse experience from Fortune 100 to non-profit with helpful insights and resources.  She has coached and trained dozens of leaders, helping them maximize their leadership capacity for change that lasts, hits the organization’s bottom line results, and increases your influence in relationships both personal and professional.  She holds an MBA from Owen Graduate School of Management.

Sue Negrey

Sue is a seasoned executive, consultant and leadership coach who partners with executives and emerging leaders to accelerate critical changes and sustain results in themselves and in their organizations. Bringing more than 25 years of experience in management, consulting and coaching to her clients, Sue enables organizations and individuals to achieve strategic goals through increased focus, accountability and measurement disciplines.  Client engagements include executive coaching, strategic business planning, team facilitation and the design and execution of learning and development programs.

Sue’s personal business experiences at Arthur Andersen, DigitalThink, and as an entrepreneur managing a specialty medical practice has afforded her opportunities to work across a variety of industries and cultures.  Sue has cultivated a love of client service, a love of learning, and ultimately a love of coaching.  Sue is skilled in administrating assessments to increase self-awareness and extend leadership agility through improved relationships and team-building. Clients have extended from entrepreneurial start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.  Sue has also been a leader in a number of non-profit organizations and currently serves on the Board of the International Coach Federation (ICF), New York City Chapter.

Michael Landrum

Michael has over 35 years of experience working in various aspects of talent and leadership development.  He provides executive coaching to assist his clients to reach their full potential in the areas of self-awareness, trust, communication, inspirational leadership, transition, and executive presence.  He also works with high potential employees to create and execute career strategies based on their passion, skills and competencies.

Michael has also worked closely with university students and young professionals with leadership and professional development, career strategy, and transition.  He has taught workshops and provided coaching to ensure the success of these students and young professionals.

Lori Quitiquit-Hoffman

Lori Quitiquit-Hoffman

With over thirty years of Leadership, Organization Development, HR, Coaching and Consulting experience in Fortune 200 corporate and non-profit organizations, Lori brings a deep understanding and skill set to support the success and development of the leaders she coaches. Her style of coaching creates an engaging and powerful experience for her clients. Her approach is to coach to the entirety of the person while also supporting their ability to meet the business needs of the organization they lead. Lori’s ability to see the big picture helps clients leverage every available resource to deliver critical results. Many of her clients have experienced a greater awareness of their strengths and growth in their ability to coach and develop their teams. They have also learned how to effectively engage and inspire those they lead.

Previous roles Lori has held include: HR Director, Organization Development Consultant, Director of Coach Development, HR Business Partner, HR Manger, Leadership & Executive Coach. Specific areas of expertise are in leadership development, change management, culture change, high performance teams, and career transition.

Deborah Huisken

Deborah Huisken, PCC is an executive coach, consultant, and thinking partner to innovative business leaders, executives, and owners.  She has helped owners stay the course, triple their revenue and reach profitability; executives take on higher-level challenges and better manage their teams; leaders grow existing initiatives and create new ones. She specializes in helping her clients understand at a deep and actionable level what is unique about them, and how to leverage that in the work they do.  Of particular interest is helping corporations identify, understand, and become more successful in working with the unrecognized or under-developed innovators and thought leaders in their midst.

Private clients have included mid- and senior-level executives from companies such as American Express, Apple Computer, Hewlett Packard, Digital Equipment Corporation, Silicon Graphics, London School of Economics, General Dynamics, SunTory, Philips, Pfizer, and the US Federal Government.  They have been native to countries around the world including Japan, Korea, Israel, England, Sweden, Trinidad, Ghana, Canada, UAE, and USA.

Market segments include B2B, technology, manufacturing, FMCG, the sciences, and the arts.

Glenn Taylor

Glenn Taylor

Glenn Taylor is devoted to helping others grow, change, and maximize their potential.  A certified coach, consultant, speaker and writer, he supports individuals and organizations in achieving higher performance characterized by concrete action and results.  Glenn specializes in leadership, team performance, career advancement, personal branding, emotional intelligence and effective communication.

Founder and President of Skybound Coaching & Training, Glenn hosts the “Dare to Fly Higher Podcast,” and creates content for the Skybound blog, YouTube Channel and online courses, in addition to writing for Forbes.com.  Prior to being a full-time entrepreneur, Glenn worked as Chief Marketing Officer for the Houston Symphony, in which he led a team of over 20 marketing, PR and customer service professionals, was responsible for $10 million in revenue, and spearheaded the complete rebranding of the institution in celebration of its centennial.

Glenn is an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF), and has his Masters of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership.  He coaches, teaches and facilitates coach training for entities including Rice University, Vanderbilt University and University of Houston.  He serves on the board for the Houston Chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Mina Brown

Mina Brown is an experienced and masterful executive coach, career consultant, author, trainer, public speaker, and entrepreneur. As President of Positive Coach LLC, she offers comprehensive executive coaching and leadership development services. She also teaches professional and managerial coaching through her own ICF and BCC accredited programs. As a former corporate CFO and operations executive, she combines business leadership experience with over two decades of coaching success to help clients achieve clear and significant outcomes. Her clients, who come from a broad spectrum of industries, describe her as “engaging, compassionate, challenging, inspirational and fun.”

She is an ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC), Board Certified Coach (BCC), Certified Hogan Coach, and Master NLP Practitioner. She also has certifications in several well-respected diagnostic instruments, learning tools, and models. Mina holds an EMBA from Vanderbilt University and BBA in Accounting from Eastern Kentucky University. A popular keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, she has co-authored five books about careers and coaching and is working on the sixth.