Beatriz Brito is a highly accomplished professional with a diverse range of experiences and expertise in various areas. Her background as a Business Administrator and her specialization in human and organizational development make her a valuable asset in the field of consultancy. She has also received additional training as a Family Therapist, which enhances her ability to understand and address the complexities of family dynamics within businesses.
With over 26 years of accumulated experience in both internal and external consultancy positions, Beatriz has honed her skills as a Mentor, Coach, and Family Business Advisor. Her extensive career includes working with renowned companies such as Citibank, ABN-Amro Bank, ICTS Global, and Alelo, where she served as a Human Resources Executive. These roles have given her valuable insights into the inner workings of organizations and the challenges they face in terms of leadership, succession planning, and change management.
For the past 17 years, Beatriz has been running her own Consultancy Company, focusing on providing support to Leaders, Heirs, Successors, and Family Businesses in their planning and preparation for the future. Her methodology, based on the psychodynamic and systemic approach, allows her to take into account both objective and subjective aspects, ensuring a holistic perspective in her work.
In addition to her consultancy work, Beatriz actively participates in the Agribusiness industry as a partner and board member of a Family Business specializing in meat, soybeans, and corn production in the Brazilian Midwest. This firsthand involvement provides her with valuable industry-specific knowledge and insights that she can bring to her clients.
Beatriz is also a published author, co-authoring two books: "The Legacy of the Entrepreneurial Family and the Continuity of Their Businesses" and "Agribusiness' Women." These publications showcase her expertise and commitment to sharing knowledge and promoting the development of both family businesses and women in the agribusiness sector.
Beyond her professional achievements, Beatriz is a dedicated mother of two and has a genuine passion for human and organizational development. This personal drive and commitment undoubtedly enhance her ability to connect with her clients and create meaningful change within organizations.
Overall, Beatriz's rich background, extensive experience, and multidisciplinary approach make her a highly effective and well-rounded professional in the fields of business administration, human and organizational development, family therapy, and family business consulting. Her commitment to bridging the gap between the objective and subjective aspects of her work, combined with her industry-specific knowledge and publications, make her a valuable resource for clients seeking to navigate the challenges of family businesses and organizational growth.
Renata Catelan is a consultant and coach and works with individuals, teams and boards on leadership, corporate governance, and organizational change. She designs and facilitates transformation processes through an in-depth analysis of conscious and unconscious factors that influence human behavior and interrelation dynamics. She believes development comes from taking risks, going beyond our comfort zone, exploring our limits, our contours.
Her works includes individual and group coaching, development programs, board review and development and consulting in the context of corporate governance. Renata works with a large variety of organizations, in all sectors. She is also expert in family business, supporting families structuring their business and family governance and plan the continuity of their business, over generations. Renata is also an executive coach of INSEAD.
Renata has a B.A. in law from Pontificia Universidade Católica – PUC/SP, a MBA from Fundação Getulio Vargas – CEAG and Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change from INSEAD.
As a lawyer, has more than 20 years’ experience in mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, family business and mediation. She made her first steps for a career transition in 2013 when she became managing director of Peninsula Participações, a well known family business in Brazil, in charge of human resources, strategic planning, M&A, corporate affairs and public relations.
Certified by the Kets de Vries Institute in the Tools Certification Program and the Family Business Advisory Masterclass, by Phyleon regarding the NELS – Non Executive Leadership Survey and BRQ – Board Review Questionaire and by the Leadership Circle regarding the Circle Profile, Manager Edition and Collective Assessment.
Wim De Keyser is a consultant and coach and works with individuals, teams and organizations on leadership, cultural and behavioral change. Wim’s work focuses mainly on Organization Development and transformation, executive team development, executive coaching and the human transitional aspect of change.
His work includes developing and facilitating leadership development interventions, culture programs, group- and personal coaching as well as consulting in the context of strategy development & implementation, and business transformation.
Wim works with executive leaders in a large variety of organizations, small start-ups to multinational companies, in all sectors, profit and non-profit. He’s an adjunct with Ashridge executive education (Hult Business School, UK), and an associate with a number of business schools across EU (Vlerick (B), TIAS (B), IE (ES)).
He is the founder of the Belgian Coaching Institute, with a focus on coaching, group coaching, supervision and mentoring training and research.
Wim is also specialized in supporting family businesses, both from a family as a business planning perspective.
Before becoming a consultant and coach, Wim was an HR executive in several multinational companies such as Pioneer and Cargill.
Wim is a registered psychologist, with a Masters in Occupational Psychology, an Executive Masters in Consulting and Coaching for Change (INSEAD) and he’s finishing a Masters in Executive coaching (Ashridge).
Eliza Orleans is a Manager at CFAR. She draws on eight years of experience in nonprofit management, with expertise in strategy, meeting design and facilitation, operations, and governance.
Eliza works cross-functionally in each of CFAR’s market areas, bringing curiosity, efficiency, and interdisciplinary thinking to each of her client engagements. An experienced writer and presenter, Eliza has spoken at the Family Firm Institute and Temple University. She also authored a case study for use at the Yale School of Management on leadership transition in the arts and cultural sector.
Prior to joining CFAR, she was Associate Managing Director of Yale Repertory Theatre, where her responsibilities included budgeting, contract negotiations, and scenario planning efforts.
Eliza serves on the board of the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia. She holds a BA in Theater Studies from Ithaca College and an MFA in Theater Management from the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University.
Daphnie Pierre is a Manager nat CFAR bringing 10 years of experience from mission-driven organizations, specifically in the fields of higher education and research administration, to her client engagements. With an appreciation for both the human element of business problems, as well as the subtleties of client culture, Daphnie works in partnership with her clients, for their specific organizational and strategy needs. In her time at CFAR, she has served across CFAR’s owner-led business, healthcare, higher education, and non-profit practices. She is also the co-lead of CFAR’s Race, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (RDEI) committee.
In her most recent role at The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, she was a member of cross-organizational teams that advised on strategy development, risk analysis, and mitigation for emerging business ventures. She was also responsible for translating complex information into accessible formats for broader review by organizational leadership.
Daphnie currently serves on the board of Boston City Singers, a Boston non-profit that aims to provide students with musical training and leadership opportunities. Daphnie holds a BA in Economics with a minor in Public Health and an MBA in Strategy & Innovation, both from Boston University.
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.
Currently, she serves as Vice President of Change Management & Operational Effectiveness for Comcast’s Technology, Product and Experience (TPX) business unit.
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.
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.
(Cohort 4: 2021)