Degree: Master in Business Administration

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.

Nicole Provonchee

Nicole is an experienced executive coach and strategist working with existing and emerging leaders, their teams and the companies that employ them. She helps already successful leaders and high-potential professionals seize opportunities, overcome obstacles and achieve impactful, impressive results. ​

In addition to extensive training and experience as an executive coach, Nicole brings over 20 years of experience successfully navigating the corporate world, working in a variety of strategy, consulting, business development, and marketing roles. She specializes in working with current and future women.

Andy Schumacher

With more than 20 years of experience in international strategic management, organizational  development, and marketing, Andreas (Andy) Schumacher, Ph.D. carefully balances the integration of human factors with efficient  and  effective process  improvement, change, or team interventions. Among other past projects he has successfully led organizations through mergers and acquisitions, turn-around situations, strategy alignment, and product line integrations, and oversaw the international roll out of enterprise training tools in over 15 countries.

Andy serves as an Organizational Psychologist in the Leadership Institute at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He received both his Bachelors of Business Administration and Economics, and his MBA from the Westphalian  Wilhelms-University  in  Muenster,  Germany, and his  Doctorate  in  Industrial  /  Organizational  Psychology from  Capella  University. Among  other  certifications  he  has earned his International Coach Federation credential as  an executive  coach  at  the  professional  certified  coach  level (PCC).

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.

David Grant

David Grant

David specializes in pragmatic, integral coaching across all aspects of professional leadership development and executive performance. His broad business background and experiences provide David with a unique perspective and insights that allow him to build credibility, comfort and trust with seasoned executives. David specializes in helping leaders develop effective communications skills, hone leadership style and approach, and improve self-awareness and self-development capabilities.

David began coaching in 2011 with Korn Ferry | Hay Group, working with Director and VP-level corporate leaders, transitioning military officers, and EMBA candidates at some of the world’s top B-Schools. David’s former clients are influential leaders in some of the world’s most well-respected companies, including Accenture, Apple, Ernst & Young, Genentech, IBM, McKinsey & Co., and Yahoo!

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.

Anne Miller

Anne Miller is distinguished by her action-oriented approach based on the premise that “it is far easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than to think your way into a new way of acting”.  For over three decades she has worked globally with senior leaders committed to going beyond past successes to create extraordinary futures for themselves and their organizations, resulting in substantive innovations and financial returns.

 

Anne takes a pragmatic approach in working with individuals and multi-cultural teams. She created the Action Lab™ as a tool for C-level executives to accelerate the delivery of breakthrough results while developing their leaders and their collaboration practices through a series of iterative accomplishments. She has led successful leadership development and organizational transformation efforts for Fortune 100 companies in many areas of the world. Anne has coached senior executives and their teams in a variety of cultures and industries.