Adrienne Candy leads an Organizational Development Practice, specializing in Leadership through Change and Transition, providing a thinking environment to clients that enables them to constantly develop successful responses to the challenges of Change.
With a background in Science (BSc) and Marketing Strategy, as well as international qualifications in Group (psycho)Analysis (M.Sc), she is currently Executive and Team Coach to the McKinsey/Marketing Academy Fellowship programme in the US and EMEA regions.
Over 25 years work experience (with SME’s and global Corporates) has given her a breadth of experience, valued by Boards, CEO’s and Senior Executives whose job it is to deliver results, regardless of market conditions, economies or even pandemics.
Clients who have engaged Adrienne to help them ‘Align’ as a Board’, ‘Develop as a Team’, 'Be More Effective as a Professional’ increasingly report that they are thinking more clearly, noticing more opportunities, building more enduring professional relationships and enjoying the challenge of change more than ever.
They are all surprised by her central focus on the Body, as integral to growing their capacity to being a clear, inspirational and generative leader. After all, living our lives in a human body means that, before any other groups we are part of, we are subject to the laws of the animal kingdom; herein lies our capacity for limitless growth.
Creatively, Adrienne is a member of several choral groups, choirs and jamming groups - finding singing to be a means of expression that conveys a powerful and inspiring energy on both singer and listener. Occasionally there arises the opportunity to include this in her work; mostly it is for the opportunity to express what cannot always be described in words - the Intuitive Self.
Dave Cooper was born and raised in Manheim, PA. In 1987 he earned a BS (emphasis in Molecular Biology) and entered the military that same year specifically to become a US Navy SEAL. During his 25-year career, Dave spent nearly nineteen of those at the prestigious Naval Special Warfare Development Group, conducting combat operations throughout Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
Dave’s early operational history includes deployments in support of Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM. In 1993, he was selected for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. From 1994 to 2012, he completed dozens of deployments, both in and out of major theaters of war, to include
such places as Haiti, Bosnia, Somalia, Yemen, Afghanistan and Iraq. He has led extensively in combat at all levels and has executed missions spanning the full gamut of Naval Special Warfare capabilities.
From September 2009 to September 2011, Dave served as the Command Master Chief (the senior SEAL Operator and principal advisor to the Commanding Officer) of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. During his tenure, the Naval Special Warfare Development Group successfully executed some of the most significant Special Operations missions in the history of the U.S. Military. In a role that took him from the battlefield one minute to the interagency boardroom the next, Dave’s influence, interpersonal skills and leadership were instrumental to the unparalleled success of this elite unit.
For his distinguished service, Dave was awarded numerous unit and personal awards, to include a Silver Star, 6 Bronze Stars with “V” devices, 2 Distinguished Meritorious Service Medal, 2 Meritorious Service Medals, 4 Presidential Unit Citations and numerous other joint and individual awards. But as he proudly notes: Every medal we wear on our chests belongs in no small part to our teammates, because it’s from our teammates—and for them—that we draw our measure of courage.
Dave is the founder of Verge, a boutique coaching and consulting company whose mission blends the profound experiences and lessons learned from the special operations arena with such diverse disciplines as complexity science and psychology to form a unique brand of organizational health consulting and coaching. Dave earned his master’s degree at the University of Oxford and HEC (Paris). He is featured in the best-selling book The Culture Code along with some of the most innovative business leaders and researchers in the U.S and has consulted on organizational health initiatives with Fortune 100 and 500 clients, from major oil and gas companies to nimble startups and tech firms. He is married to the inimitable Ms. Sonia Cooper, the Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of Sentara Princess Anne Hospital. The couple has 3 boys, ages 15, 12, and 8.
Joanne Derr is an executive coach, facilitator, and an expert in leadership transitions. She has 25 years of executive experience advising science and technology leaders as well as leaders of large public and global technology companies, healthcare institutions, and public sector organizations. Joanne consults with high potential leaders and their teams, bringing a rich combination of strategic agility, content expertise, and outcome orientation to her clients. Her direct and collaborative style supports her clients in creating noticeable and lasting change and success.
Prior to managing her own business, Joanne was a Human Resources executive, leading multifunctional and diverse organizations and leadership development at Care.com, Neighborhood Health Plan, and UMass Medical School. Managing global teams, Joanne headed leadership development at Nortel Networks/Bay Networks where she was a key leader of merger and acquisition teams. Joanne started her HR career at Digital Equipment Corporation and earned her master’s in counseling from Boston University.
Joanne is an active member of The Boston Club where she co-chairs the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, a long-time personal commitment and core piece of her HR work. She moderates a weekly group for Senior Human Resources leaders in transition, is a board member of Torchlight Care, and is a founding member of the Westford Committee for Non-Violence. An Institute of Coaching Fellow and a certified professional coach, Joanne is skilled in numerous assessment tools and 360’s with a particular focus on assessing and building executive presence.
Michal Elazar is an organizational consultant and an executive coach in private practice, who works internationally across all industries. She has over 30 years of executive experience providing professional consultation and coaching services in diverse sectors in Israel and abroad while working with CEO’s as well as top and mid-level management.
Advising: business, government, academic & technology leaders in start ups, large global companies, and public sector organizations.
She is an expert in leadership, high-performance teams, team dysfunction, and leading through change and uncertainty – with an emphasis on quality, high professional standards, and strict client confidentiality. Her main goal is to supports her clients in creating noticeable and lasting change and success.
Michal was the Co-Founder of a leading OD company in Israel for over 15 years and has held her private practice for the past 10 years.
Michal has an M.A from Tel Aviv University, and was an intern at the Counseling Center at Princeton University, NJ, USA. She holds Coaching accreditation from Adair International Leadership Institution (U.K).
Tatiana Ezhova is a coach and organizational consultant. As a consultant Tatiana develops multi-format corporate management and leadership programs as well as implementation of changes for top management and mid-level executives. She has worked with Russian corporations in different industries including: finance, FMCG, hard manufacture (coal, oil), food manufacture, telecom etc.
Tatiana is an Associated Member of CIPD and a member of ISPSO. She regularly participates in the ESMT coaching colloquium (Germany). Tatiana is the author of the case in Executive Coaching (Korotov and Bernhardt, 2018). Since 2020 Tatiana leads the practical seminar “Business’s Psychodynamic” for the Master’s Program “Psychoanalysis and Business Consulting” at the High School of Economics (Russia).
In her non-profit work Tatiana is member of the board of Women Corporate Clubs (Russia). This organization helps to collaborate women’s clubs of corporations, and provides research and activities related to Diversity and Inclusions agenda.
Prior to managing her own consulting practice, Tatiana was a learning manager of EMBA & MBA Moscow School of Management ‘SKOLKOVO’ and a Human Resources expert. As a Human resource expert, she leads transformational and effectiveness improvement projects. She also has been responsible for coaching support of the personal development program Forbes Ontology and leads the “Building Effective Teams” practice in High School of Economics.
Her fundamental education is in sociology. In addition, she holds a Master’s in International Human Resources Management (Kingston Business School) as well as in Psychoanalysis and Business Consulting (High School of Economics). In 2019 Tatiana started her PhD research “Emotional barriers to feedback perception” (Vrije University, Amsterdam Business Research Institute).
Tatiana loves kitesurfing and every year travels and opens new kitesurfing’s spots. She enjoys studying group relations processes, participating time to time in group relations conferences.
Kara Hayward is a member of the team at Incandescent, where she helps leaders chart a path for the change they want to see in their organizations. Kara has spent the last decade in a range of strategy roles and loves rolling up her sleeves as a co-creator alongside her clients. Her clients have spanned startup ventures, large corporates, nonprofits, and philanthropies. Her work has helped clients make choices about how to meet the challenge and opportunity of the external environment, and enabled them to expand and strengthen their capabilities to deliver on strategy.
Prior to Incandescent, Kara was a leader at Next Street, a mission-driven strategy and financial planning consulting firm, where much of her work focused on advancing equitable economic development strategies with multi-stakeholder groups in places ranging from Brooklyn, Albuquerque, San Francisco, and Chicago. Her early career was defined by her time at Bonafide Health, where she helped the company stand up their D2C platform and launch their initial line of women's health products.
Kara graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in Economics, and spent a year at the London School of Economics studying how people, culture, and cities shape one another. She spends much of her free time wandering the endless worlds within New York City, but loves exploring other cities and countries, hiking, and eating street food.
Megan Helzner is a Manager at CFAR. She serves organizations across CFAR’s family enterprise and owner-led business, healthcare, higher education, and non-profit practices. She brings more than 10 years of industry experience in operations, management, development, and consulting to her work addressing challenges in strategy, governance and leadership, change, and organizational design.
Her approach to consulting combines deep curiosity with a problem-solving orientation, and a desire to foster thoughtful and authentic partnerships with clients. Knowing that one size does not fit all, Megan brings passion and rigor to understanding the contexts and systems in which her clients live and work. In addition, Megan draws connections across industries in order to create value and practical, actionable solutions to her clients’ challenges.
A committed member of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania community, Megan volunteers her time on the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s Board Finance Committee and as a member of its Emerging Leaders Circle. She is also a member of the Board of the University of Pennsylvania’s Association of Alumnae, and is a Leadership Philadelphia alumna. Megan has lectured at Ursinus College and presented at the Smithsonian Affiliations national conference.
Megan holds a BA in International Relations with minors in Economics and Spanish from Ursinus College, an MPA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government, and certificates from Bryn Mawr College’s Non-Profit Executive Leadership Institute, and the Museum Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University.
Amelia La Spada is the Managing Director of a boutique learning consultancy, antepodes.org.
As a behavioural coach she works with executives, groups, teams and organizations. Exploring the above and below the surface, supporting people to understand what interferes with their achievement in work and life. Leaving clients more confident about their insights and capabilities and clearer about how to manage their work roles and relationships. Leaning on Systems Psychodynamics, through dialogue and experiential exercises, she reviews the dynamics between the Person, Role and the Organization. In her work with teams she helps members to face into difficult conversations and to surface dynamics and existing scripts, which keep teams stuck, inhibit richer collaboration and constructive exchange.
Her clients work in multinationals, are small/medium enterprises, family businesses, not for profits and public sector organizations – each with their own specific challenges and perspectives.
Amelia is furthermore a specialist in designing and implementing tailored learning and development for executives. In the past 14 years she has worked at and with IMD Business School in Lausanne on open, as well as partnership (custom) programs, as a learning manager and executive coach.
Born in Wuppertal, Germany she has lived, studied and worked in the UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, the US and Switzerland and speaks English, French and German.
After her studies in international relations, politics, history and languages, Amelia has spent over 17 years in the field of education. She has worked across cultures, with young people at the outset of their careers, as well as with senior executives, at the height of their profession. She holds an Executive Masters in Consulting and Coaching for Change (EMCCC) from INSEAD Business School as well as certificates from Tavistock Consulting in Executive Coaching and Group Dynamics. Amelia is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) of the International Society for Psychological Study of Organizations (ISPSO) and the Social Psychology Network (SPN). In her free time, she enjoys hiking in her adopted home in Switzerland
Crystal Proenza is a strategic consultant and culture expert. She is known for her ability to empower leaders and drive performance, especially in times of change or challenge. Having spent over a decade on leadership teams, Crystal is a seasoned veteran in creating, evaluating and executing strategy. From startups, to expanding international organizations, her background includes two successful acquisitions, including leadership through transitions to integrate these companies.
She is an experienced operator that is able to bring focus in times of change and challenge, and lead with culture that forges partnerships with leaders across an organization. Her work on executive teams has helped leaders to achieve exponential growth, create and scale culture, and successfully navigate dynamic business challenges. She believes leaders dedicated to learning and growth themselves breed organizations with high levels of engagement and productivity.
Crystal specializes in creating conditions for people to do their best work. She uses this passion to advise leaders as they drive performance for themselves and their teams. Her direct experience as a leader include taking fast growing, real estate technology company Honest Buildings full cycle, from Series A to acquisition, scaled that team 5X over two years with a 90% retention of high performing employees and 100% year-over-year revenue growth, doubled revenues over a five-year period for a 20+ year-old services firm through a recession, led of communication through Colliers International’s IPO and fostered team integrations for two successful acquisitions with above-average retention rates and employee engagement scores.
With a passion for building an organization’s capacity and capability through evidence-based practice, Elizabeth “Betsy” Riley-Wasserman, Ph.D. has provided organization development leadership in the corporate finance, healthcare and telecommunications industries for more than 30 years.
As Comcast’s first dedicated leader for change management, Riley-Wasserman is credited with building the company’s change management “muscle,” by strengthening its capabilities to drive adoption, higher utilization and greater proficiency of the changes that impact its employees.
Currently, she serves as Vice President of Change Management & Operational Effectiveness for Comcast’s Technology, Product and Experience (TPX) business unit. Working hand-in-hand with leadership, her team focuses on creating and implementing strategies that accelerate decision velocity, ensuring organization sponsorship and facilitating agreement on macro change strategies and plans.
With the goal of creating a highly reliable customer experience, Riley-Wasserman has served as the change management lead for implementing the Net Promoter System, the customer approval process, digital transition of the customer experience and the consumer privacy program.
Prior to Comcast, Riley-Wasserman served as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Organization Development for Mercy Health System (MHS) where she was the facilitator of the national redesign of HR products and services for the parent Trinity Health System and drove improvement of colleague engagement and labor relations within MHS. Under Riley-Wasserman, MHS received the 2014 Press Ganey Commitment to Excellence national award for organizations (2,500-9,999 employees) demonstrating the greatest statistically significant improvement from 2012-2014.
Riley-Wasserman came to Mercy following twelve years at the University of Pennsylvania Health System where she served as the Chief Learning Officer. While at UPHS, Riley-Wasserman provided organization development leadership for the nationally recognized redesign of the health system’s patient care model.
As a result of her strong commitment to regional workforce development, Riley-Wasserman’s was appointed by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter to serve on the executive committee of the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board (now Philadelphia Works).
Riley-Wasserman began her career in organization development as a process design consultant for AT&T Capital Corporation in Morristown, NJ. She has held positions in higher education administration at The Ohio State University, Drexel University, and Temple University.
Riley-Wasserman earned a Ph.D. in organization design and development from Temple University, a master’s degree in higher education administration from The Ohio State University College of Education, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from LaSalle University. In addition, she has earned the following professional certifications: Stanford d.School Design Thinking Certification; Black Belt in Six Sigma, Penn State University; Center for Creative Leadership 360 Benchmark Tool; MBTI; FIRO-B Qualifying Program.
Yulia Sheynkman is an organizational consultant, and leadership development coach. Yulia’s practice is primarily focused on rapidly growing tech companies. She also designs and leads executive development programs for McKinsey, Facebook, WPP, Bank Simple (BBVA USA), New York Times, Pandora, and others. Prior to her consulting career, Yulia held senior positions in financial services, including Credit Suisse.
Yulia holds summa cum laude Masters in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University, coaching accreditation through International Coaching Federation, and certification in several assessment instruments. Yulia was a researcher at Princeton University, working with Daniel Kahneman (winner of the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences) in the areas of human memory and perception. Yulia’s cognitive science research received an Honorable Mention from the National Science Foundation. Yulia’s work is informed by her decades-long practice of mindfulness meditation.
Blair Slaughter’s goal as the founder of Delve Consulting is to enable leaders and organizations to thrive when they encounter new opportunities and challenges. Executive coaching, organizational effectiveness, talent management, change management, leadership development, and fractional HR support are the tools Delve’s cadre of consultants brings to clients.
As an executive coach, Blair focuses on adaptability, working with leaders to quickly size up and address increasingly complex situations. As a consultant, she helps organizations optimize their opportunities, building new cultures, structures, capabilities, and teams, whether they are large entities pivoting or start-ups scaling.
Blair draws from 25 years of experience as an organizational and people leader. She has held executive-level roles in organization development, talent management, learning and development, human resources, and change management. She has managed large groups whose products and services have had enterprise impact. But she never forgets her early experiences in a start-up and the challenges they face. Her industry experience includes health care, global financial services, technology, manufacturing, oil and gas, industry associations, and not-for-profits. Blair was adjunct faculty at Harvard Business School (2008 and 2009) teaching Persuasive Business Communication.
Her dual educational background augments her professional experience. Her degrees in business (BS in Finance and MBA) and organizational development (MA and PhD), allow her to test research-based insights against her business expertise to create proven and practical solutions.
In her non-profit work, Blair is passionate about developing economic independence. She was Board Chair of Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore and is now First Vice President of the Board of Humanim, a 500+ person organization that serves those with significant employment barriers. Blair is a graduate of Leadership Maryland, which unites 50 leaders annually across the state to make Maryland the best place to work and live.
In her spare time, Blair enjoys traveling, cooking and scuba diving with her husband, Dave, and their daughters, Natalie and Cecilia.
Nadine Tchelebi is a Senior Consultant in the field of Organizational Development at In Stability GmbH & Co. KG, Hanover, Germany, where she enjoys designing and leading change projects such as consulting to strategic and cultural development and has gained experiences in individual executive coaching and team coaching. She also conducts regular advanced group dynamics courses based on the Tavistock method of group relations.
Nadine holds a Ph.D. in psychoanalytic and systems-psychodynamic approaches to intergroup dynamics in organizations, has led international research projects in this field and has also published her work. She has gained an Executive Coaching qualification with which she has coached and supervised individual Executives and executive teams on a freelance basis internationally.
Before embarking on her consulting career, Nadine was a Senior Lecturer in Organization Studies at the Bristol Business School where she led the M.Sc. Programme “Leadership and Management” as well as the personal and professional development strands of the executive MBA. Alongside her academic career, she has designed, led and held diverse roles in more than ten international group dynamics trainings such as the Leicester Group Relations Conference. She has worked with Tavistock Consulting in the field of Consulting and Leading in Organizations and has been a Visiting Lecturer at INSEAD’s Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change. Nadine is the Editor of the international academic journal Organizational and Social Dynamics and member of ISPSO (International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations), OPUS (Organization for Promoting Understanding of Society), PCCA (Partners in Confronting Collective Atrocities) and DGGO (German Society for Group and Organizational Dynamics).
Nadine has Arabic roots, speaks German, English and Spanish fluently, is a passionate rower and loves doing her pottery.
Bronwyn Tinker-Kelly is the Global Head of Learning at Kearney and has 25 years of professional services experience across the Management Consulting, Recruitment and Financial Services industries. Working as part of the Global Learning team for the past ten years at Kearney, her concentration has been in senior leadership development, program design and delivery, facilitation and coaching & feedback. Her team of 25 is spread around the Globe with responsibility for people development across the entire firm.
Prior to Kearney, she worked as the Chief Operating Officer at The Gerson Group, where she led the New York office and opened a new location in London. Bronwyn also has six previous years of experience at Kearney, working in an operations capacity in New York and California.
Bronwyn holds a BA from Binghamton University and an MBA in Economics and Management from New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business. She holds both PMP and SPHR certifications. In her free time, Bronwyn enjoys international travel, hiking with her German Shepherd, boating outside her front door on Lake Geneva (WI), and spending time with her husband running their bowling alley/pub in Wisconsin.
Alexei Volokhov is an organizational consultant, executive and team coach in private practice.
He is a former 3M EMEA Change and Integration Manager.
Alexei joined 3M Company in 2007 as Learning and Development Manager and in that role, he was responsible for leadership development in Central and East Europe and worked as a coach on global leadership development programs in US.
In 2014 he was promoted to 3M Global Academy of Innovative Development as 3M EMEA Learning and Coaching Development Manager. In 3M Global Coaching Team he was leading team coaching projects and worked with clients from Europe, Middle East, Africa and US.
Prior to coaching, Alexei had 22 years of extensive business experience as a manager responsible, at various times, for marketing, key account sales, customer service standards, training and development in leading Russian and multinational companies including Coca-Cola HBC Eurasia, Bristol and Pepsi International Bottlers. For his outstanding achievements in 2004 Alexei was awarded Person of the Year Prize in Rolf, leading national automotive business.