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Maribel Aleman, MBA, PCC

Maribel Aleman, MBA, PCC

Leadership & Executive Coach, Founder

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Maribel Aleman, MBA PCC, draws on 24 years of combined Professional Coaching, Training Design & Facilitation and HR experience to create innovative and strategic solutions that inspire change and drive results.

With unwavering integrity, transparency and honest dialogue, Maribel partners with her clients to achieve concrete results through targeted coaching and innovative training. An inspiring change agent, Maribel focuses on helping others define and create their definition of success.

Maribel has partnered with such organizations as Chief, HBO, TED, Penn State, the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, National Australia Bank, Hess Oil, Roche, Hatch Mott MacDonald, MTV, American Management Association, A+E Networks, History, H2, Lifetime, Prudential, Verizon, Provident Bank, MacMillan/McGraw Hill, Time Warner, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Johnson & Johnson, Social Security Administration, City Parks Foundation, BASF, Financial Times, The New York Times and the U.N.  Maribel is also a faculty member for the Office of Continuing Education at Rutgers University.  

Maribel’s areas of expertise include Results Driven Leadership; Relationship Building Skills; Strategic Management; Team Building; Communication Skills; Talent Management and Sourcing; Performance Management Skills; Employee Engagement; High Performance and Motivation Skills; Career Management; Customer Service; Executive Presence; Influencing Skills and Conflict Resolution.   

Maribel earned her M.B.A with a concentration in Management and Global Business from Rutgers University. She is a Certified ICF PCC Coach. Maribel holds Coaching Certifications from the Gestalt International Study Center and Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching. She is also certified in various 360 and style assessments including Hogan, CDR 3-D Suite, Korn Ferry PDI 360, MBTI, Social Styles, DiSC, TKI and Strengthscope. She has been featured in FOLIO, as well as in Workforce Magazine. She has been a guest speaker at professional and business organizations such as CTHRA (Cable and Telecommunications Human Resources Association), FUTURE NOW Media Foundation Conference and BCFM (Broadcast Cable Financial Management Association).    

Donna  J. Dennis, PhD

Donna J. Dennis, PhD

Executive Coach, Design & Development

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Donna is a leadership coach and consultant with expertise in research, design, and development of leadership tools, assessments, simulations, and training. 

Her experience includes conducting research in leading virtually, facilitating large group change management initiatives and conducting interviews and focus groups. Donna has leadership experience with C.R. Bard, Chubb and Son, Inc., The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, RCA, and GE. Her teaching experience includes The Wharton Business School and the University of Pennsylvania.

Currently, Donna is the Co-Director of Leadership for the Gestalt International Study Center.

Donna’s received her Ph.D. In Human Development with an emphasis in Adult Development from The Fielding Graduate University, and her undergraduate and Masters from the University of Illinois. She holds numerous certifications: Stakeholder-Based Coaching, Marshall Goldsmith, Positive Psychology (Martin Seligman), Gestalt International Study Center, Bernie Bass, and Bruce Avolio,(Transformational Leadership)  and the International Coach Federation where she is certified at the  PCC level (Professional Coach). She is also certified in a variety of assessment profiles including The Leadership Circle 360, Emotional Intelligence, Team Emotional and Social Intelligence (TESI),  Hogan,  MBTI, Strengthscope,  As I See Myself and methodologies such as Future Search, World Café and Action Learning.  Donna is the author of Preparing for Leadership, and several book chapters relating to leading virtually, as well as featured in many publications.

Ruth Roemer, MS, PCC

Ruth Roemer, MS, PCC

Executive Coach & Organizational Consultant

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Ruth Roemer is an executive coach and organizational consultant who works with individuals and organizations focusing on leadership development.  As coach or consultant, Ruth partners with the individual or the team as they focus on creating a vision for their desired personal and/or professional lives.  She then works with clients to:

  • Identify specific areas for change and/or development
  • Increase an awareness of individual and group or organizational needs and preferences that facilitate or inhibit the realization of the desired vision
  • Develop and implement a cycle of action and learning to maximize ongoing success   

Ruth has a diverse background of corporate experience including serving as a global Human Resource executive and an organizational consultant leading management consulting projects across a variety of for-profit industry segments, as well as with nonprofit organizations and government agencies.   Regardless of the client, the goals are the same: to support her clients as they work on their stated areas of desired change, to partner with them as they identify and pursue more possibilities and positive alternatives and realize breakthrough results for greater personal and professional growth.

During her career as a vice president of human resources for a global firm, Ruth performed extensive executive and employee coaching. She completed comprehensive training with the National Training Laboratories Institute, including its Senior Consultant Program; she is a certified facilitator for Hogan Assessment program, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®; and is a conflict management practitioner. Ruth holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational behavior and a master’s degree in business policy from Columbia University.

Ruth studied for certification with Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and is a CTI Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. In addition, the International Coach Federation (ICF) has awarded her the designation of Professional Certified Coach.

Jennifer Ball

Jennifer Ball

Executive Coach

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Jennifer Ball is a Co-Active trained coach who draws on more than two decades of experience in leadership roles at media and entertainment companies.

Most recently, Jennifer served as Head of Marketing at the global non-profit trade association, PROMAX, where she built a team and led the company re-brand and communications strategy. Prior to PROMAX, she served as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Content Partnerships at Univision Communications, Inc. (UCI), where she created a new division that helped transform the company from three networks to a portfolio of highly profitable networks and digital properties. Before joining UCI, she oversaw distribution marketing at A+E Networks where her team played a critical role in the development, launch and distribution of leading entertainment networks.

Jennifer has received numerous awards from industry organizations, including recognition in Cablefax’s “Most Powerful Women in Cable” and Multichannel News’ “Wonder Women.” She is a graduate of the prestigious Betsy Magness Leadership Program through Women and Telecommunications and The Center for Creative Leadership.

EXECUTIVE AND PERSONAL COACHING

The overarching theme of Jennifer’s career has been transformation: of people, brands and companies. Her gift and passion has always been helping others to achieve personal and professional success. She is known for building and retaining talent, inspiring them to think in new ways about their work and leadership capabilities. Today, Jennifer helps new managers, senior leaders and whole teams to recognize and draw on their capacity for creativity and change, the kind that fosters advancement in their personal and professional lives. Her genuine and approachable style makes it easy for clients to embrace the crucial conversations that result in meaningful change.

SERVICES

  • Executive and management coaching
  • Individual and team assessments, including “360 reports”
  • Building cultures that align with company brand and values
  • Creating and leveraging a powerful internal and external network
Kristine Steinberg, MA, ORSCC

Kristine Steinberg, MA, ORSCC

Executive Coach

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Kristine Steinberg, MA, ORSCC brings 23 years of combined professional coaching and business experience to create curriculum and forums to educate, build and sustain strong executives and teams.

Her focus is on emotional intelligence and relationship dynamics as key components of leadership development. Kristine consults with and coaches senior level executives and organizations around the world.

Prior to consulting, Kristine acted as the in-house Global Career Development Coach for Bain & Company, a top-tier, international strategy consulting firm. Here Kristine provided executive coaching, leadership development and career strategy coaching to Ivy League MBA consultants in Bain’s Boston and New York offices and to Bain Alumni worldwide.

Kristine is a Certified Organizational Relationship Systems Coach (ORSCC) and holds an MA in Psychotherapy and Art from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. Other certifications include: Certified Strategic Talent Advisor; Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA); Certified Professional Values Analyst (CPVA); Certified Administrator of the Performance Styles and Ambitions; Qualified in Myers Briggs and Strong Interest Inventory Assessments. Kristine has been recognized by the Boston Women’s Business journal as one of the top executive coaches in Boston.

Kristine works with clients from:  The Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Company, Inc., Harvard University, Edelman Public Relations, Chanel, Heineken USA, LinkedIn, Scholastic, Mattel, TiVo, Fullscreen Media, New Lab, The Home Depot, Adidas, TED, PBS, Opry Entertainment, Microsoft, Publicis, W2O, Veeam Software and Soho House.

Ellen Fields, ACC

Ellen Fields, ACC

Executive Coach

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Ellen Fields spent 25 years as an Advertising and Communications Executive and has transformed her leadership experience and business acumen into a next-generation coaching practice for developing effective leaders at all levels. Ellen is an executive coach who focuses on all aspects of leadership including influence, managing perception, executive presence and building great teams.

Drawing on her own experience with the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, she can help you show up every day as the type of leader who instills loyalty, builds strong cultures, attracts and retains the best talent and gets results.

Ellen is graduate of Cornell University and is an ICF Certified PCC Professional Coach. She also is certified in Conversational Intelligence, Hogan, and is an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner.

Sydney Davis, MC

Sydney Davis, MC

Executive Coach

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An inspirational force of energy, humor and authenticity, Sydney Davis is a dedicated life changer.  She is the Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit, Girls on the Run NJ, where she has been inspiring girls and impacting communities for 19 years.  Since 2009, she has been leading her own coaching practice, Lets RISE (Reach, Inspire, Succeed, Evolve) offering personal and professional coaching for a wide range of clients and industries.  Sydney’s training in Conscious Leadership grounds her in a unique understanding of transformative principles that sets her apart from many. Her ability to see issues clearly and communicate next steps makes her both potent and practical.  In service for over 25 years, Sydney’s range of professional experience as an entrepreneur, coach, educator and therapist, has helped her hone a direct and supportive style that creates a safe space for clients to get curious and gain new insights.  With a Masters in Counseling and a certification in coaching, Sydney blends foundational learning concepts with dynamic, engaging exercises that are fun, educational, relevant and focused on adding value and creating lasting change. Sydney’s clients appreciate her powerful intuition and direct but supportive approach.

Suzanne Kennard

Suzanne Kennard

Leadership & Executive Coach

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Suzanne Kennard has 20 plus years experience in senior leadership positions within various industries, including financial services, business services, manufacturing, and the utility sector. These positions included leadership roles in Marketing, Customer Relationship Management, Product Development, Corporate Development, and Client Management.

As the founder of a leadership coaching and consulting practice, One of One, Suzanne focuses on supporting individuals and teams in their leadership and life endeavors and pursuits. Suzanne works with an array of individuals including college students pursuing their first opportunity, leaders seeking support in their current roles and senior global leaders. In addition, Suzanne coaches’ individuals and teams attending Harvard Business School’s Executive Education programs. These programs include the General Management Program, Program for Leadership Development, Women’s Leadership Forum, Advanced Management Program, Owner/President Management Program, Senior Executive Leadership Program – China, and Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Program. In addition, Suzanne has conducted custom workshops for corporate and academic clients and is a coach for Girls with Impact.

Suzanne earned her leadership coaching certification from the Institute for Transformational Leadership at Georgetown University, is an International Coaching Federation PCC certified coach and a board member of the ICF Connecticut Chapter. Suzanne is also certified in numerous leadership effectiveness practices including The Leadership Circle Profile, Kegan & Lahey’s Immunity to Change model, Kantor Institute’s Behavioral Profile, HeartMath for building personal resilience, and leadership embodiment with Wendy Palmer. In addition, Suzanne is experienced with Zenger Folkman 360, Korn Ferry’s Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) and EQ Quotient 360 (EQ 360). Holding an MS in Finance from Fairfield University, an MBA in Marketing from the University of Bridgeport, and a BA in Social Rehabilitation from Assumption College, Suzanne has also completed executive management programs at the University of Michigan, Harvard University and Wharton Executive Education.

An active participant in the not for profit sector, Suzanne sits on the Board of Directors of the Spooner House, a Connecticut homeless shelter and food bank, and on the Marketing/Public Relations Committee for the Center for Justice, a domestic violence services agency. In addition, Suzanne serves as a mentor to college students in the Fairfield University Service for Justice Residential College and works on key initiatives with other agencies serving vulnerable populations including the Global Give Back Circle and the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.

Suzanne resides in Connecticut with her husband, two children and Labrador retriever. She is an avid fitness swimmer, a yoga enthusiast and loves to read, cook and do anything outdoors including golfing, hiking and gardening.

Nancy Jacoby, ACC

Nancy Jacoby, ACC

Executive Coach

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Nancy Jacoby, RN, BSN, MBA, MHSA, FACHE, ACC is a former healthcare executive with 25 years of experience in the industry. Her leadership expertise is concentrated in the following areas: Healthcare Operations, Change Management, Process Improvement, and Strategy & Business Development. She is Board certified in healthcare management by the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a Fellow in the College. Prior to serving in leadership positions, Nancy was a registered nurse, with a passion for caring for the geriatric patient.

Nancy earned her BS in Nursing, MBA, and MHSA from Xavier University in Cincinnati.
She received her Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB) certification through a partnership with Rutgers University and NYU Langone Health. She completed her Competency Development Program for Coach Certification (an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program) at the Gestalt International Study Center (GISC- Wellfleet). She is a member of the ICF and has earned her ICF credential. Nancy is certified for the MBTI®, Hogan, eQi 2.0 and EQ 360 assessments.

After coaching and consulting on the side while working her “9 to 5,” Nancy formally opened her business, Nancy Jacoby, Coaching & Consulting. Her coaching clients have ranged from emerging leaders to physician leaders. Nancy is experienced in coaching individuals to obtain awareness, implement behavior changes and achieved desired goals and outcomes.

Nancy has also worked with groups on team-building; which yielded increased team functioning and productivity and enhanced professional relationships. She enjoys facilitating brainstorming and process improvement sessions. Nancy also finds fulfillment in creating leader development opportunities and programs.

Outside of professional endeavors, Nancy enjoys mentoring young professionals, music, fitness, food & wine, family & friends, and relishes time in nature. She resides in the NYC metropolitan area.

Julie Galdieri, MA

Julie Galdieri, MA

Executive Speech and Performance Coach

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A dynamic force in the business and creative world, Julie Galdieri is a catalyst for success and presence. She specializes in working with the highest-level professionals in their given fields and eliciting their greatest potential.

Classically trained as a stage actor and equally skilled in the business world, Julie brings a fine balance of commerce, creativity, and performance technique to her personalized method of teaching. For over twenty years, she has facilitated effective communication for recognized leaders from ESPN, Bloomberg, Context Capital Partners, Context Summits, JP Morgan, Brown Advisory, Microsoft, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Cisco, The Cleveland Clinic, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, American Heart Association, TIME, The Paley Center for Media, Columbia Presbyterian, Brown University Dermatology, Novartis, and Xerox, and has prepared them to address television audiences, influential boardrooms, and live audiences in excess of 5,000 people. In addition, Julie’s clients include well-known media personalities and celebrated individuals in the entertainment industry.

An expert at crafting a compelling narrative, Julie was a writer for the program, NYCentral, featuring Lorraine Bracco, James Earl Jones, and Regis Philbin. The many media personalities for whom Julie has scripted include Barbara Walters, Marlo Thomas, Robin Roberts, Bob Ley, Keith Olbermann, Chris Berman, and Alicia Keys. She was the script supervisor for Oprah Winfrey and Ralph Lauren for the event, Ralph Lauren at Lincoln Center.

In addition, Julie is a professional actor who has created and performed dozens of roles Off-Broadway, at Alice Tully Hall, in regional theatres, independent and feature films, and voice-overs. She holds a B.A. from Amherst College and an M.A. from Brown/Trinity Rep Conservatory.

Kelsey Miller

Kelsey Miller

Executive Assistant

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Kelsey Miller is a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York where she earned a BFA in Communications Design. In addition to studying graphic design she became very involved in the Department of Student Affairs, working as an Orientation Leader and campus Tour Guide, and attending multiple leadership weekend retreats. After graduating in 2015 she served two years on the Pratt Institute Board of Directors as a liaison for students and recent graduates.

Kelsey has a passion for martial arts, where she holds a 4th degree black belt and the title of Master Instructor in the United States Black Cat Kenpo Karate Federation. As an active instructor, she spends her time teaching students about self-defense, discipline, and self confidence.

Contact Information:

Phone: + 732-547-9491

Email: hello@alemanassociates.com

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