Carefully selected ICF credentialed executive coaches and organizational development consultants are ready to deliver what you need.
Leadership Development, High Potentials, High Performance
Susan B. Shapiro, MS, PCC, launched Onpoint Leadership in 2005 after a global sales and marketing career at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. She provides high potential coaching and consulting services to organizations who believe that people are their greatest asset. Susan brings insight into communications, emotional intelligence, and relationship building for collaboration and conflict resolution. These areas can assist the leader to deliver better results through their teams. Susan helps leaders use their power and influence to lead change in their organizations.
She serves executives many areas: operations, finance, product development, research, engineering, program management, marketing, sales, information technology, and manufacturing. Industries include: healthcare, government, education, telecommunications, aerospace, financial services, and technology. Clients value her straightforward approach and assistance in gaining new perspectives, thinking outside the box and taking risks. They report accelerated growth, increased confidence, more thinking agility and skill in delivering innovative results to their organizations, all while developing their own teams. Her clients are leaders in cross cultural, diverse work environments with complex, global and matrixed organizations. In addition to individual coaching, she facilitates teams in strategic planning, and group coaching.
As HP’s Director of Strategic System Integrators, Susan led teams who successfully created and delivered enterprise solutions to the market with partners such as Accenture, PWC, Oracle and SAP. Her other responsibilities included global program marketing through ten virtual teams. Previously, she ran major account direct sales in North Texas with responsibility for telecommunications and manufacturing accounts. She was a top President’s Club Achiever, and was in Hewlett-Packard’s Accelerated Development Program.
Shapiro has an MS in Management and Administrative Science from the University of Texas at Dallas, where she graduated with distinction, and also earned a Graduate Certificate in Executive and Professional Coaching. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi. Susan holds a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential with the International Coach Federation, (ICF). Her BS degree is in Marketing and Economics from Hofstra University in New York.
She delivers Korn Ferry’s Lominger Voices 360® and Talent Management tools, NASA’s 4-D Team and Leadership program, Thomas- Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, Zenger Folkman 360 degree leader, Leadership Practice Inventory, Work Place Big Five Profile and Winslow Research personality assessment and is an adjunct coach for the Center for Creative Leadership. At the University of Texas at Dallas, she coaches Global EMBA students. Shapiro is also a member of the DFW Succession Management Group, and is a Past President of the North Texas Chapter of the International Coaching Federation. Susan donates pro-bono coaching to local non-profit leaders at Dallas Independent School District and Stand Beside Them, a program supporting U.S. Veterans.
Sales Executives and Managers, Sales People and Process
Jim Cooper, MAT, PCC, is a seasoned leader, business executive, and professional coach with over 30 years of expertise in building and leading high performance teams. He is the founder and principal of Ascendent Leadership. Prior to Ascendent Leadership, Jim held senior leadership positions with the United States Air Force and the Hewlett-Packard Company.
Jim works with executives, front line leaders, and high potential individual contributors to develop the leadership instincts, knowledge and skills they will need to serve their teams and enable their people to fulfill their potential and accomplish great things in their life and for their organizations.
Experience and track record of success: Jim has worked with corporate giants such as Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, high profile educational institutions such as the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, and non-profit organizations such as the North Texas Food Bank. At HP, Jim coached the CEO and senior executive team of a recently acquired enterprise software company through their post-merger integration project. HP Corporate Development rated that integration program as one of the best executed that year, and the acquired company and its technology are still making significant impacts 14 years after the acquisition. At Cisco, Jim coached the Senior VP of Corporate Sales Development and his executive team on a global program to embrace integrated sales processes which touched a global sales force of over 12,000 sales account managers and 2,000 front line sales leaders. For more information, visit’s Jim’s profile at LinkedIn.
Core beliefs: Jim believes that world class leaders: Understand that true success “is not just about the numbers”; Lead from a mindset of serving their teams and enabling their personal growth and success; Help their teams see their individual roles as critically linked to the success of the organizations mission, and the success of others that they care about within the organization; Focus their teams on building the commitment to excellence and personal development actualization that make success a habit and truly sustainable over their lives and careers; Create a sustainable coaching culture by broadly deploying coaching skills through their leadership ranks. For more insight into Jim’s ideas and beliefs, visit his blog at http://notjustaboutthenumbers.com.
Education: Jim holds a BS in engineering and an MAT in science education from Cornell University, and an MS in engineering management from Northeastern University. He received his coach training from the graduate program in Executive and Professional Coaching at the Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is certified as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation.
Organizational Effectiveness and Systems, Executive Coaching, OD Consulting
Anna Tansi, specializes in facilitating strategic planning, building leadership capability, and improving organizational effectiveness throughout systems. Anna has coached and consulted with senior executives and leadership teams in a wide range of industries including financial services, technology, health care, not-for-profit, and manufacturing. Her talent lies in the ability to help leaders create clear and compelling visions and strategic business plans, with a strong culture of accountability and execution. She aligns the leadership team and workforce with each other and the business direction to achieve sustainable business results.
Anna has the unique ability to help leaders ensure key business issues become the centerpiece of developing their teams. She is known for creating a safe environment when working in tough business conditions and challenging interpersonal dynamics. Anna also works with cross-sections of the workforce to jointly craft high-engagement employee workshops to examine, revitalize and shape the culture in support of a new business direction.
Experience: Prior to starting her own business, Anna served as VP of Human Resources and Executive Leadership Program Manager at Aetna, as well as Director of Leadership and Organization Development at Cigna.
Clients: American General, AXA Equitable, Cigna, Citicorp, Capital Region Education Council, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, First Church Glastonbury, Gerber Scientific, Hartford HealthCare, The Hartford, Health New England, ING, Lincoln Financial Group, Make a Wish Foundation, MassMutual, Pfizer, Prudential, Nestle, Pratt & Whitney, Seabury Retirement Center, The Traveler’s, Torrington Company, Unilever, and Yale Medical School.
Education: Anna holds a MS in Organization Development from the University of Hartford. Her certifications include Strategic Planning, Executive Team Alignment, MBTI, Appreciative Coaching, EQI, and Applied Learning Theory.
In addition to spending time with her family and working with clients, Anna serves as the director of Heads Up! Hartford, a not-for-profit urban/suburban youth service camp dedicated to building bridges across differences while developing leadership capabilities in teenagers.
Teams, Leaders, Groups, Onboarding
Cheryl Close is an expert in leadership development. She began her career in education and was quickly recognized as a leader. She loved teaching/training and discovered she was very successful in helping others achieve and exceed their goals. While serving as a Principal, Cheryl’s leadership abilities were recognized by being named a finalist for District Administrator of the Year twice and by being honored to accept the No Child Left Behind, National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award in Washington D.C.
In 2008, she co-created a coaching-based leadership development program named “Coaching Lewisville Administrators for Student Success.” CLASS has been adopted and used by one of the largest districts in the state of Texas for ten years. During that time, Cheryl has served as the Leadership Coach for all new and aspiring administrators.
Cheryl founded Close Coaching and Consulting, LLC in 2011. In only her third year as a coach, the North Texas Chapter of the International Coach Federation awarded the Prism Award for Coaching Excellence to her leadership coaching program. ICF is recognized as the global leader in professional coaching. Cheryl has focused her work on coaching and leadership development for executives from a variety of industries as well as training entire leadership teams to move from dysfunctional to cohesive and powerful. She is passionate about helping leaders examine their strengths and weaknesses and those of their organization. Then, she partners with her clients to develop goals, which drives their leadership to new levels. Clients say working with Cheryl exceeded all of their expectations and, they found the process to be challenging and enjoyable. Through the use of powerful coaching and training she helps leaders and teams achieve lasting change.
Cheryl has trained groups of 6 to 100 + leaders on topics such as:
- Coaching for Real Change
- How to be the Leader Everyone Wants to Follow;
- Growing an Organization of Excellence;
- It’s All About the People – Building Strong Workplace Relationships;
- Communication – Why It’s So Challenging and How to Make It Fun and Easy;
- Decision, Decisions, Decisions;
- Create and Innovate or Become Stagnant and Archaic;
- Real Listening – the Best Leadership Secret; and
- Becoming a Cohesive, Powerful Leadership Team.
Cheryl has successfully coached senior leaders in business, non-profit, government, and education sectors, empowering them to reach their goals and significantly improve performance. Cheryl is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation and also a member of their North Texas Chapter.
Business Development Professionals, Managers, and Executive Teams
With front-line experience, success and deep domain knowledge in business development, Kelly is one of a select group of sales professionals that is also credentialed and highly successful as an executive coach. With over 30 years’ experience in the selling arena, her business acumen and marketplace knowledge also make her a highly sought after speaker, trainer, and consultant.
A life-long student of human behavior, she inspires leaders, business professionals, and entrepreneurs to reach their full potential by developing strong communication and messaging techniques as well as their own strength-based consultative styles. Kelly is also certified in cultural assessment and follow-up planning. Her coaching is focused on taking profitability to the next level by first engaging and connecting business development professionals to internal marketing teams and strategic product or service positioning. Her experience has shown that maximum ROI only occurs after alignment and engagement with the overall company strategy and leadership is achieved.
Kelly is also an adjunct speaker at the University of Texas at Dallas within their executive coaching program practitioner’s series. Since 1990 she has mentored and developed hundreds of sales professionals, managers, and marketing leadership teams. Kelly has also won numerous prestigious sales awards and sales training recognition.
Kelly’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Education and Life Sciences and a Masters from the University of Texas at Dallas in Management and Organizational behavior.
With her energetic spirit, Kelly consistently moves the ball forward personally as well. Recently, Kelly has been active in her hometown Chamber of Commerce, Dallas Athletes, and Wounded Warrior.
When not working, Kelly is an accomplished Ironman triathlete and enjoys all outdoor sports and yoga.
- Negotiation Skills for Business Development Professionals
- Words That Change Minds/NLP in Negotiation
- Flourishing and Energy Management
- Differentiation and Branding for Individuals, Products and Services
Group Facilitation, Communication Skills, Non Profit Boards
Lisa Chamely-Aqui, MS, PCC, energizes and inspires with natural Caribbean warmth. Senior executives and entrepreneurs value her as a sounding board for her integrity, confidentiality and objectivity, as well as for her sharp business acumen and natural leadership ability. She partners with motivated clients to meet their goals through deepened self-awareness, clarified objectives, enhanced communication skills and implementation disciplines. Her client-base is geographically and culturally diverse, and she offers both virtual and in-person services.
Lisa’s organizational niche is effective group facilitation. She works with Boards to strategically plan, prioritize and move to action. She also helps new or inexperienced non-profit boards transform from micro-management to higher deliverables aligned with their mission-specific focus. Lisa builds trust easily with individual clients, and empowers them to find and effectively use their authentic voice. She also specializes in presentation skills and building confidence in public speaking. Lisa’s professional and executive coach training and communications expertise produce the perfect storm in the form of written expression, particularly corporate histories, personal legacy pieces and motivational speeches.
Lisa has been an independent coach/consultant/communications specialist based in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands since 2006. She is Principal of LCA Partnerships, LLC. Her organizational client list includes International Banking Human Resources, Scotiabank; the University of the Virgin Islands; the Neal & Massy Group of Companies and the VI Water & Power Authority. Prior to moving
to the USVI, she gained over 11 years experience in corporate leadership with multi-national organizations in her home country of Trinidad & Tobago. Her positions included Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce, Country Marketing Manager, PriceSmart, and Public & Corporate Affairs in the Marketing & Communications Department with Scotiabank. She also taught English, Business Communications and Theatre-Arts for 3 years at high school Lisa gained an MS in Management and Administrative Sciences as well as a Graduate Certificate in Executive and Professional Coaching from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is PCC Certified and a member of the International Coach Federation. She also holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature / Theatre Arts from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Executives Leading Change, Business Process
The instructions on how to get out of the box are carefully printed on the outside of the box. You need help! After more than 25 years leading large scale change projects in Europe and the USA, Mr. West uses a precise blend of consulting, mentoring and executive coaching to transform. He has been there, seen and done that, so he knows. Ron specializes in inspiring successful C-suite executives to achieve more. His coaching style suits dominant leaders, low on empathy, who want to create change. Big change. Lasting change.
Since graduating from Brunel University in London in Microelectronics, Mr. West has built an impressive career in CxO leadership roles in Europe and the USA in high technology, manufacturing and commercial real estate businesses. Ron is a Black Belt Six Sigma, Senior Professional HR, and qualified to conduct DiSC behavioral assessments and the full range of 360 assessments from the Center for Creative Leadership. Mr. West graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Certificate in Executive Coaching and is accredited (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation.
In his latest book, CORPORATE CATERPILLARS – How to Grow Wings, Mr. West has captured the essence of his long and successful career inspiring corporate transformation: the growth and development of the people in a business to bring about the growth and development of the business. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Executive Coaching, Leadership, Emotional Intelligence
Susan Klein, MCC, has been coaching executives and leaders for 24 years. She was one of the pioneers of the coaching profession and was one of the first 20 coaches in the world to be awarded the Master Certified Coach credential. She has worked with Fortune 500 and 100 companies, as well as non-profits, to improve performance, effectiveness and productivity. Using leading-edge modalities, she delivers high impact results that are sustainable. She calls on her extensive background in sales and sales management, having worked in broadcasting and advertising as a sales executive and regional sales manager. Susan brings significant executive coaching experience: Coaching executives at all levels, C level, SVP, VP, Director, Managers.
Areas of Expertise:
- Leadership coaching/development/training
- Executive Coaching: Intervention, High Performance, Transition, Succession Planning
- Certified Emotional Intelligence
- Coaches Training for Managers/Leaders
- Collaboration/ Team building/ Accountability
- Career Transition
- The Science of Motivation and Workplace Engagement
- Certified Print Assessment, DiSC, 360 Assessments
- Founder/CEO Success Technologies, Inc.
- Sales Executive WGAR, WERE, WBBG Radio-Cleveland, Ohio
- Regional Sales Manager, WBBG Radio
- Account Executive J. Walter Thompson Advertising
- Associate Coach/Trainer Consulting Technologies
- Adjunct Professor: University of Texas/Dallas,
- Nova Southeast University, Florida International University
- Faculty: World Institute of Life Planning, Coach U
- A founder of Coach U and the International Coach Federation
- Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh
- BA Western Reserve University, Cleveland
- Partial MA Western Reserve
- Coaches Training at Coach U, Newfield Network, others
- Trained in LEA 360 Assessment
- Certified in Emotional Intelligence Assessment
- Certified Coach in Life Planning – World Inst. for Life Planning
- Certified Coach, Certified Master Coach, Certified Mentor Coach – Coach U
- Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach
- Master Certified Coach – ICF
Executive Coaching, Transitions, Career
Meryl Frank Harari, MS, ACC, is a leadership coach with more than 30 years of experience in a variety of corporate settings where she has managed teams, functions and businesses of varying size and complexity. Her background includes senior level HR positions with Atlantic Richfield (now BP), Alexander & Alexander (now AON), Marsh and McLennan and Texas Health Resources. She was most recently a vice president leading the HR function of AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group, a $16 billion subsidiary of a Fortune 24 company that was comprised of multiple lines of business. She served as a key member of the corporate leadership team as the organization quadrupled in size and grew from 500 to over 3,000 employees during her eight year tenure.
Characterized by a straightforward, pragmatic yet caring approach, Meryl’s business acumen has contributed to the growth and success of a variety of organizations where the HR function was considered a “business partner” and relied upon for sage operational advice and counsel. Meryl has enhanced business, team and individual performance by coaching and training leaders and management teams. She keenly understands the challenges of simultaneously trying to produce results, manage resources, and lead people to achieve organizational outcomes.
Meryl has translated her corporate expertise into a distinguished consulting practice which provides top-quality coaching and leadership consulting to organizations. She uses her experience to offer focused business insights to corporate leaders in the areas of leadership development, organization effectiveness and change management, employee engagement and communications, succession planning, Mergers & Acquisitions and optimal deployment of human resources.
Meryl earned a Masters of Science degree in Guidance and Counseling from Hunter College and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the City University of New York. She received advanced training and coach certification from the prestigious Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara and is accredited by the International Coach Federation. Meryl holds certifications in the following assessments: 360 Reach, EQ in Action, Winslow Profile and PDI 360.
Regarding relevant experience, Meryl has:
- Coached executive teams through transformational change resulting from reorganization and leadership succession;
- Implemented cutting edge business initiatives including: succession planning, executive mentoring, coaching, performance management and career development;
- Conducted New Manager assimilation programs and provided “on boarding” coaching for newly hired and promoted executives;
- Delivered 360° feedback reports for company President and direct reports as part of leadership development planning initiative;
- Coached executives and business leaders at all levels to achieve measurable personal and business goals.
Holly St. John Peck, CLC, CSTP, Dallas TX is passionate about working with High Potential Leaders by coaching them one-on-one to quickly improve their professional presence, executive image and bottom-line results through learning the 3 Ps of Leadership: Presentation, People and Political Savvy Skills. Most Leaders, especially Executives, are the “face of the organization” with high visibility attached to their message, and they cannot afford to be ineffective in their political influence, communicating with their teams, facilitating departmental meetings, or speaking to an audience about their products, services, or company overall. This is where Holly’s 23 years of experience and expertise come into play.
One of her unique qualities as a coach is that many of the principles and skills taught privately in coaching come from the sought after, certified training programs that Holly delivers around the globe. She has developed astute cultural awareness from working with business people in their home offices in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. This awareness helps tremendously not only in her own understanding in working with those of different cultures, but in helping her clients to do the same. As a female leader herself coming from a management role in telecommunications and running her own firm for 18 years, she often works with other female leaders to succeed, especially in male dominated businesses. Holly is known to be personable, authentic, professional, and politically savvy.
- Certified Trainer in Achieve Global, Brandon Partners, Franklin Covey, OKA, Ridge Associates, Zenger Miller
- Author “Speaking Simplified” Roadmap to Success business book 2013
- BA, Communication & Public Address; MS, Human Relations & Business (currently pursuing)
- ACC/Associate Certified Coach – expected in late 2014- International Coach Federation
- CLC/Certified Life Coach – ILCT 2005
- Adjunct Lecturer – Business Presentation Techniques – SMU’s Cox School of Business MBA program 2010-2012
- Guest Lecturer – Business Presentation Techniques – UTD School of Management EMBA and GLMBA programs 2010-current
- Moderator – ATD’s CLO Panel on Best Practices in 2009; panel discussion voted as “best of conference”
Branding, Interpersonal Skills, Executive Coaching
Author of eight books on Professional Presence and Personal Branding, Valerie is one of a select group of 20 Global Master Personal Brand Strategists, NLP Practitioner and Executive coach. With over 20 years’ experience in the coaching arena, her company was interviewed by The Wall Street Journal when executive coaching first emerged as an industry. This resulted in a front-page article in their publication.
A prolific and conversational writer, she is a respected resource for a number of other national publications, including the Washington Post, Dallas Morning News, Dallas Business Journal and Success Magazine. She recently served as Publisher of Women’s Enterprise national news magazine and was a monthly contributorfor ten years to Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine.
Using her engaging style and passion for people, she inspires leaders to summon their full potential by developing their people skills. Her point of view is that before you can take your company to the next level, you have to take people to the next level. “Companies improve when people improve!” This happens when self-awareness is raised regarding the power of having a strong personal brand that reflects your leadership presence.
Valerie’s representative client engagements include KPMG, Deloitte, Motorola, NSA, NASA, Microsoft, American Airlines, FedEx, Florida Power & Light, Verizon, Northern Trust Banks, McKesson Pharmaceuticals, Shell Oil, Texaco, SHRM, Spectra Energy, Pfizer, BNSF, Hewlett-Packard, Cadbury Schweppes, Neiman Marcus, British Airways, MasterCard, and EDS. International consulting assignments have taken her to Mexico, Canada, Middle East and Europe.
With her generous spirit, Valerie consistently serves her community. Recently, Valerie has held board positions on the International Coach Federation, Executive Women of Dallas, Leadership America and is active in the Dallas Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Dallas. She is the first to volunteer for non-profit activities such as the Food Bank and YWCA.
When not working, Valerie enjoys cooking for friends and family, reading espionage books and staying current on business trends.
Groups and Teams, Leadership, Marketing
Meg Rentschler, MSW, PCC, helps clients talk in a way that encourages others to listen. As an executive coach she is dedicated to assisting her clients in meeting their professional and personal goals as well as aligning the individual’s goals with that of the organization. She works with her clients to identify areas of growth to build confidence, take leadership to the next level and reduce roadblocks that get in the way. In her work as a professional coach, Meg has worked with clients at all levels of experience and age ranges. She helps her clients strengthen communication skills, manage time and effectiveness, improve relationships and increase professional presence.
Since 1986, Meg has worked with clients to improve their relationships, productivity and overall effectiveness. In her experience the core to success is in effective communication. Meg helps her clients to identify goals and desired outcomes, to maximize inherent strengths, as well as address the challenges at hand. Coming from a background of over 25 years as an individual and group therapist, Meg has the experience to help her clients understand and make changes in behaviors that are not serving them as well as improve relationship dynamics in the workplace. Her knowledge of human behavior and her ability to work with individuals with a myriad of issues has proven invaluable for the companies with whom she works whether addressing the operations of the business or taking leadership to the next level.
Meg graduated with her Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan and earned her Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Executive and Professional Coaching from the University of Texas at Dallas and is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. Meg is a facilitator of the Leadership Challenge using this model based on over 3 decades of leadership research to propel executives forward as leaders. The Center for Creative Leadership’s 360 assessment is another tool used to increase insight and growth in her executive clients. Meg is a Certified Winslow Business consultant, using this assessment for selection and development of employees, managers and executives within business. NASA’s 4D-team of how to turn underachieving teams into highly productive, collaborative teams by focusing on 4 dimensions of team dynamics is one of many systems that she uses when strengthening teams. When emphasizing productivity, Meg is able to work with executives and their teams to maximize their resources and guide them to become more efficient in less time.
Meg’s experience stretches across industries, having worked with clients in transportation, technology, insurance, financial, healthcare and service industries including American Airlines, First National Bank, Aetna Healthcare, Bell Helicopter, Beechcraft, CACI and Grant Thornton to name a few. She is currently on faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas in the Graduate Program for Executive and Professional Coaching.
General Counsel, Attorneys and Executives
Martha M. Newman, JD, PCC, Fort Worth TX, is an Executive and Professional Coach who helps lawyers build lucrative books of business and advance their careers. She coaches lawyers on goal-setting and strategic planning regarding business development, marketing, leadership, and time management. Having received her coaching training from the Graduate School of Management at UT Dallas and her PCC coaching credential from the International Coach Federation, Martha’s coaching and workshops are outcome-oriented with a focus on achieving tangible, business results for her clients. She was formerly a business attorney, TV news anchor, and Fort Worth Zoning Commission Vice-Chair. Her corporate work experience is in the fields of sales training, public relations, and advertising.
In addition to her private coaching practice, Martha currently serves as:
1. 2009 Appointee to the State Bar of Texas’ Law Practice Management Committee (appointed to 3 year term by State
Bar President, Roland Johnson.)
2. Executive Coach retained by University of Texas at Dallas’ Graduate School of Management to
Coach business executives pursuing EMBA degrees.
3. Presenter for the State Bar of Texas at CLE-approved events throughout Texas.
4. Webinar Host for State Bar CLE presentations produced in Austin on the Lawyers Creed and Legal Writing.
5. Board of Directors: Women Lawyers Section, Tarrant County Bar Association.
6. Guest speaker for business organizations throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth
7. Docent: Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth where she delivers art history lectures.
8. Examples of clients Martha has coached are:
- Six equity partners of Texas’ largest, three-city appellate boutique: Alexander, Dubose and Townsend.
- Commercial litigator who is shareholder and executive committee member in large Dallas firm.
- Defense lawyer, veteran of over 300 jury trials, who is equity partner with Arlington trial firm.
- Female oil and gas litigator who is a partner with a historic Fort Worth law firm.
- Dallas litigation manager for national insurance company based in Indiana.
- Manager of attorney section of publicly-held insurance company with offices in Austin.
- Appellate attorney who is candidate for Austin Court of Appeals.
- North American comptroller for Dutch company with offices throughout Europe.
- Public Works Director for a north Texas municipality.
- Operations Manager for a national coal mining company with a plant in east Texas
Prior to coaching, Martha practiced civil law with an emphasis on contracts, oil & gas, and business litigation. She earned her J.D. degree from the University Of Texas School Of Law and her Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University Of Missouri School Of Journalism, and is a graduate of Leadership Fort Worth.
Leadership Development, Professional Growth, Career Changes
Erika Horton, MBA, MS, PCC (Aug 2014) – Erika Horton is an Executive and Professional Coach who works with individuals and groups on leadership development, professional growth, career changes and life management to achieve goals and improve results. Coming from in corporate, non-profit and academic industry experience with over 25 years of management to draw from, she has developed a client centered coaching process she offers through her coaching and consulting firm, The Horton Group.
Her coaching takes clients from a clear identification of career objectives all the way through to defining and achieving success in both their personal and professional lives. During this process, clients can find their overall sense of direction and purpose, discover their unique skills and how to offer them, understand their personal style and professional presence, build networks and relationships, and lead more balanced and authentic lives.
Erika’s professional career spans across public relations, marketing and training to consulting and managing multi-million dollar business transformation and organizational change management engagements. Erika understands the complexities of networked and blended organizations such as American Airlines, Baylor Healthcare Systems, Mary Kay, Inc., Sprint and the Internal Revenue Service. As well as, the fast- paced entrepreneurial and technical complexities of many global industries both private and public. Her areas of management, team development, organizational readiness, business optimization, human capital management and program leadership have made her successful and recognized by her key audiences as a change agent and successful leader and mentor.
Erika received a B.A in Business Administration with a second major in Mass Communication, as well as, a minor in Communications Management from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She completed her Executive Master of Business Administration at the University of Texas at Dallas followed by a Master of Organizational Behavior and Executive Coaching also from the University of Texas at Dallas. She received her professional coaching certification and is currently finalizing her global credentials through the International Coach Federation. Her education combined with her experience help Erika bring a complete business, leadership and employee level perspective to her consulting and coaching clients.
High-tech Managers and Technical Leaders, Career Growth and Transition, Ministry Professionals and Non-profit Leaders
Tom Donaldson, ACC, is a leadership and team effectiveness coach with 26 years in the computer software industry, including 23 years at Microsoft leading teams of highly skilled engineers in the commercial technical support division. Tom also has the unique perspective of 15 years in full-time ministry focused on the university campus and the single adult community in the local church.
Tom works with managers and technical leaders to develop trust and transparency that leads to clarity, growth and achievement. He helps clients sharpen self-awareness of values, skills, and personal strengths, leading to more effective networking and collaboration. Tom also works with ministry and other non-profit leaders to develop effective leadership and collaboration within teams.
Tom holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of North Texas and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2011, he earned the Graduate Certificate in Executive and Professional Coaching from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas, and received the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coach Federation.
Tom is also completing the Coaching for Ministry certification from Coaching4Clergy. Tom has served two years on the board of the ICF North Texas Chapter, is a past president of the Plano Civic Chorus board, and provides coaching services for City House in Plano.
4-D Systems Coach and Facilitator
Anne Choquette, MS, PCC, works with Onpoint as 4-D Systems Coach for leaders and their teams. In March 2009, she was invited to join Dr. Charles Pellerin, author of “How NASA Builds Teams” to join his team of 4-D certified coaches to service NASA talent pool. A French speaker, she is specialized in leadership development for leaders and their teams. Her coaching career is a result of intensive coaching and leadership training inspired by 15 years of management in various industries including 9 years as general manager of two high tech firms. This experience allows Anne to maintain abreast with the coaching trends and techniques as well as reconnect with her initial profession, teaching.
Some of her clients include Johnson & Johnson Canada, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Old Montreal Quays Agency (a Federal organization), EDF (Electrical Company of France – Nuclear Plants), TouchTunes (Montreal, Chicago and New York) and 4-D Systems (NASA). Anne is based in Montreal, and coaches in English and French.
· Certified tele-trainer
· 4D Systems coach and workshop leader for the international market
· Team Coaching International – team coaching
· ICF Professional Certified Coach, PCC
· Certified Second level Coach – Sedona Method Sedona (letting go techniques)
· Jack Canfield Success Principles
· NLP practitioner (CQPNL)
· Team Building with ReGain – Tintin, Haddock, Milou
· Insight Leadership Training
· Creative Training DM