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Michael Landrum

Executive Summary

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.

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).

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.

Tracy Kaplan

Tracy Kaplan is an experienced executive coach, consultant, and strategic thought partner who focuses on helping her clients identify and follow their own unique voices in creating meaningful work and fulfilling lives. Tracy believes that understanding deeply the things that matter most to us and learning to honor and express them fully leads to greater alignment between who we are and what we do:

  • At work, we are more productive and engaged
  • As leaders, we are more authentic and effective
  • In relationships, we are more open and connected
  • Alone, we are more centered and purposeful

Tracy works with senior leaders, professionals, entrepreneurs, and emerging leaders as individuals, and with their associated teams and organizations as needed, on a wide variety of leadership, interpersonal, and career-related issues.  She views professional development through the lens of core values and intentional impact:  What do you care about, and how will you make it happen?

Due to her unique background in both law and business, Tracy brings an analytical rigor and strong results-orientation to her coaching and consulting work.  She uses proven, research-based methodologies and a wide variety of tools to customize her approach according to the unique context and objectives of each client.  In all interactions, she seeks to be of service, to support her clients in identifying and creating more of what truly matters to them.

Diane Watson

Diane is a Leadership Transition coach who draws on experienced gained during a distinguished career in corporate, public, higher-education, and not-for-profit sectors where she traversed diverse organizational structures, developed resiliency, and achieved success in changing environments.  As a leader, Diane created new programs which positively impacted the bottom line and helped leaders navigate challenging situations at every level of the organization.

 

During her career, Diane held external facing leadership roles.  She managed community relations programs for American General; served on the leadership team for Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance where she directed the public,  media relations and crisis communications; managed several non-profits; and spent 12 plus years working with top executives at Vanderbilt to help them achieve their financial goals.  Diane currently utilizes her background and experiences in her leadership and transition coaching business where she works with highly accomplished leaders facing new challenges, stepping into executive positions, leading their teams to new levels of success, developing their direct reports and making career changes.  In addition, Diane works with executives planning their next chapter and life following retirement.

Janet Walls

Janet is President and Founder of Delta Blvd, a management consulting and executive coaching company she founded in 2007. Janet coaches executives, business owners, and entrepreneurs in the areas of strategy, leadership development, and professional growth. She has more than thirty years experience in finance and operations including roles as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations. Janet received a B.B.A. in Accounting and a M.Ed. in Learning and Organizational Change from Belmont University. She serves as an Adjunct Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Belmont University, an adjunct lecturer of Management at Vanderbilt University and as a Leadership Development Coach at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Janet and her husband are both Nashville natives and currently reside in Franklin, TN where they enjoy hiking, traveling, and music.

Donna B. Yurdin, SPHR

Donna has over 35 years of business experience in corporate leadership and consulting. As an executive coach and performance consultant, Donna utilizes her experience, expertise, and knowledge to bring effective solutions to individuals, teams, and organizations seeking to enhance leadership effectiveness, team engagement, and individual achievement. Her work with clients has brought about increased awareness, self-knowledge, and a focus on goals that support long-term growth. Donna has worked with clients in health care, financial services, higher education, telecommunications, manufacturing, government, and non-profit environments.

Donna has been a coach for the Owen program since the beginning, working with MBA and MMHC students to understand the results of their assessments and put new awareness of self into a framework for reaching professional goals.

In addition to individual coaching, Donna works with leaders in aligning what is important for the organization achieving success with how individuals can contribute most effectively. Her expertise extends to assessing culture, developing inclusion strategies, leadership development training, mentoring programs, and change management strategies.

Sheila Madden

Sheila is an experienced executive, coach and consultant with a passion for working with individuals and organizations to maximize their leadership capability in order to create the highest levels of performance, impact and value creation. Sheila’s experience as an executive as well as her organization development and talent management expertise make her a uniquely effective coach and advisor to leaders in high growth companies.She is a very strategic business thinker so whether a situation involves a board of directors, a team, an organization or investors, she is able to provide sound advice and counsel for clear and effective outcomes.Sheila is described by her clients as a trusted confidant and strategic business advisor.

Dan Haile, PCC, CPA

Dan is a certified executive coach AND certified public accountant, and he is the managing principal for the firm Haile Coaching & Leadership LLC. Dan collaborates with companies and executives to heighten self-awareness and strengthen leadership, managerial, and interpersonal skills, yielding positive, long-term behavioral changes and ultimately, improved personal and organizational results. His clients have included companies and organizations such as Corrections Corporation of America, Vanderbilt University, Genesco, Hospital Corporation of America, Bridgestone/Firestone of North America, Belmont University, Ingram Industries, Fifth Third National Bank, Tennessee Housing Development Agency, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, Wirtgen America, and Capella Healthcare. Dan has worked with coaching clients in a wide range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, education, manufacturing, retail, government, information technology, consulting, construction, and real estate.