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The Absolute Best People

Over the years, CMP has built a team of uniquely experienced and passionate professionals. This team represents deep experience across industry and function. Each person has had experience on both sides of the desk, as an inside leader and as an outside consultant. We go to great lengths to ensure we match the right client with the right CMP person.

Leadership Team

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Maryanne Piña-Frodsham

CEO

As CEO and majority owner of Career Management Partners (CMP), Maryanne is responsible for overall direction and all operations of the firm. Based in Dallas, CMP also has offices in Atlanta, Chicago and Kansas City, with partner offices across the Americas, Asia and Europe. CMP has been recognized as a North Texas Fast Growth Company averaging over 20% annualized growth over the last 4 years. CMP has the distinction of being the only woman and minority owned business that supports the full talent lifecycle with a national footprint, and services many notable clients such as John Deere, Fujitsu, Raytheon and Borden Dairy.

Behind Maryanne’s success in business is a deep commitment to the clients, candidates and communities CMP serves. This is at the core of Maryanne’s values and CMP’s success.

Prior to CMP, Maryanne served ten years in public education and higher education - developing content and innovative solutions for students, educators, and the community.

Maryanne is a doctoral candidate at Texas A&M University–Commerce with a focus in educational leadership. She co-authored the book Don’t Dread Monday: Your Guide to Career Success.

Her certifications include CMAT––Curriculum Management Audit Training— Curriculum Assessment, Design, and Delivery. She is also certified in Leadership Temperament Index (LTI), MBTI, and Brain Based Leadership Assessment.

Maryanne serves as a Board member for The Concilio, and as an advisory board member for Hero’s for Children, and for the SMU Latino Leadership Initiative.

Initiative, member of the Women’s President’s Organization (WPO), member and proud sponsor of the Women's Business Council Southwest, and Advocate of the National Alliance of Mental Health.

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Joe Frodsham

President

For over a decade, Joe led JBKF Group, consulting with companies across industries on issues of talent and careers. In 2014, Joe merged JBKF Group with Career Management Partners (CMP), a talent and transition firm focused on recruiting, development, career transition, and outplacement solutions. CMP has national and global delivery capability and is recognized as a DFW 100 fast-growth company.

Prior to moving into the consulting world, Joe served as the Vice President of Talent and Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Tenet Healthcare, the largest publicly owned hospital chain in the United States. Before Tenet, Joe was the Global Director of Leadership Development at Whirlpool Corporation, helping the company achieve a national ranking as the 11th best company for leaders according to the annual Hewitt study. Joe also worked with Compaq Computer Corporation from 1996 to 2002, assuming a series of progressively larger roles, ultimately leading the staffing and organizational effectiveness functions.

Joe earned his bachelor's degree in psychology and his master's degree in organizational behavior from Brigham Young University. He has published a number of articles, co-authored two seminal books on careers––Make It Work and Don’t Dread Monday: Your Guide to Career Success, and is a speaker and recognized expert on careers, employee engagement, leadership development, organization development, and talent systems.

Joe has consulted with a number of private and public company Boards, and served on key community Boards.  Currently he is Chairman of the Board for the American Diabetes Association of Dallas Fort Worth and the Tour de Cure.

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Kathy Kilroy

President,
Midwest Region

As President of Career Management Partners (CMP), Midwest Region, Kathy Kilroy has extensive experience across multiple industries consulting and leading talent management initiatives that achieve bottom-line results and drive business success. 

Trusted Advisor, Coach and Mentor to a wide network of business leaders, her focus is on bringing out the best in people, creating strategic alliances, and building valuable connections for people to help them advance in their careers, grow businesses and consulting practices or lead change initiatives.

Specific areas of expertise include: 

> Executive & High Potential Coaching

> Women’s Leadership Coaching & Mentoring

> Building Executive Presence

> Managing Health & Wellness for Leadership Success

> Peer Advisory & Masterminding Group Leader/Facilitator

> Career & Life Transition / Outplacement & Protirement

Kathy also sponsors and leads:

  • The Executive Opportunities Forum (EOF), a peer advisory group for C-suite leaders. Founder/Leader
  • Financial Executives International (FEI), Chicago Sponsor & Member of the Program Committee.
  • MentorRings™, Women’s Leadership Program – Founder & Leader
  • Executive Leaders in Transition (ELITE) Founding Sponsor & Board Member

Memberships include:

Human Resource Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC)

Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) - Member & Mentor

Lake County Haven (Non-Profit) – Auxiliary Board Member, Fundraiser & Mentor

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Scott McTague

Senior Vice President,
Talent Fit Solutions

Scott most recently ran the professional development and assessment practice for a Kansas City-based HR management firm. Up to that, he led the talent management and engagement functions at an international data center company where his responsibilities included talent acquisition and assessment, learning and development, management training, performance management, workforce planning, and employee engagement. Prior to his corporate role, Scott spent over 20 years consulting to hundreds of companies in two consulting organizations and his own firm. His roles included strategic leadership, programs/systems design and implementation, thought leadership, client management and delivery, and business development.  

How He Moved the Dial

  • OMNI Human Resource Management – Led the learning, training and assessment (for selection and development) practice for clients in the for-profit and non-profit sectors in the Kansas City market.
  • QTS Data Centers – Created a talent acquisition function, saving over $500K in 12 months, improved annual sales rep retention to 82%, designed a 45-course eLearning management training program, and partnered to create a 300-seat learning academy.
  • McTague Talent Consulting – Conducted safety training and coaching for over 500 railway engineers. Implemented a talent management audit service to identify and resolve gaps in talent best practices and improve organizational effectiveness.
  • Assess Systems (now Outmatch) – Increased talent management sales in the hospitality industry by 125% in 18 months. Designed and implemented hiring and development systems for clients to improve retention, productivity and engagement.
  • Batrus Hollweg International (now IBM) – Built highly profitable business units providing talent management services to hundreds of clients through program creation, visionary leadership, business development, training, and client satisfaction.

Area of Expertise

  • Program Design and Delivery
  • Leadership Development
  • Management Training and Coaching
  • Performance Management
  • Workforce Planning
  • Organizational Development
  • Talent Selection and Development
  • Business Development
  • Client Management
  • Speaking and Writing
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Susan Glen

Senior Vice President,
Client Relations
Susan brings over 20 years of experience in the talent acquisition and human resources solutions industry to CMP. A highly skilled relationship builder and business development professional, she is known for bringing people and solutions together. Relationships are a core value, and Susan builds long-term client relationships through her integrity, experience, and credibility. She delivers right solutions with an excellence that exceeds expectations.
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John Hernandez

Senior Vice President,
Client Strategies

John Hernandez is the SVP Client Strategies for Career Management Partners (CMP). He has over 25 years of experience and is well-versed in 6 different industries, including Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Wealth Management, Non-Profit Management, Construction, and Manufacturing. His diverse yet distinct experience has enhanced his ability to bring a holistic approach to various aspects of business and professional development.

A key component to John’s success is his ability to foster and maintain relationships. He works relentlessly to promote community engagement efforts and serves the business community by working closely with stakeholders, partner organizations, community leaders, and elected officials.

John is an alum of Southern Methodist University (SMU) where he earned his MBA in Finance and Strategy. He received his BA in International Trade from Midwestern State University (MSU). During his time at MSU, he was selected to participate in an international internship to study at one of Mexico’s most prestigious private universities, Tecnologico de Monterrey in Chihuahua, Mexico.

He is a native Texan who remains an active member of the academic and business community at large. He’s had the honor of serving on several different boards and committees, including Communities in Schools Greater Tarrant County, BoardBuild, Cancer Care Services, Texans Can Academies, Downtown Fort Worth Inc., Visit Fort Worth, LeaderPrime Advisory Committee, FW Minority Business Advisory Committee, Blue Zones Advisory Committee, and has served as an Honorary Commander (Alum) at Naval Air Station/Joint Reserve Base (NAS/JRB) in Fort Worth, TX.

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Kelli Bloyd

Vice President,
CMP Search

Kelli is a Vice President and Practice Leader for CMP’s Search Practice. With a diverse background and over 15 years’ experience in leadership, talent development, executive search, and consulting. Kelli’s work is built upon developing strong working relationships, building trust and advocating for the organizations and individuals she works with.

 

Prior to joining CMP, Kelli led recruitment, training and talent development for a large HR Consulting firm. Her search experience has spanned various industries including healthcare, nonprofit, pharmaceutical and life sciences, consulting, engineering, startups, and banking. Kelli relies upon her extensive network to reach out and identify top talent for her clients.

 

Kelli has her bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in Human Resources. She is a Certified DDI Behavioral Interviewer and Certified Professional in Managing Workplace Conflict.

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Faith Abbott

Director,
Client Engagement
Joining CMP in 2014, Faith brings over a decade of experience across industries and environments as an administrative and program leader to her role as Director of Client Engagement. She is the main point of contact for CMP’s outplacement clients, coordinating support of clients, career consultants, and outplacement candidates. Faith plays a key role in ensuring a positive candidate and client experience.

Faith graduated magna cum laude from Texas State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration.
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Amanda Connelly

Vice President,
Leadership Development

Amanda Connelly is the VP, Talent Development for Career Management Partners (CMP), Certified Executive Coach,  Certified Leadership Coach, and Certified Master Cognitive Behavioral Practitioner who offers a dynamic coaching approach coupled with assessment tools that promote authentic leadership in her clients. 

She uses her 20+ years of leadership and executive level experience including roles in companies such as CVS Health and Raising Cane’s Restaurants to institute a commitment to self-discovery and professional growth.  She combines validated assessments and proven techniques to create personalized, performance driven coaching programs that result in increased enterprise leadership and acceleration of business goals. 

Amanda’s guidance has allowed her to inspire leaders through her broad expertise as a talent management industry leader.  She has partnered with executives and emerging leaders to drive operational effectiveness in the healthcare, hospitality, oil and gas, technology, non-profit and financial services industries.  She offers development through Executive and Leadership coaching as well as through Team Sessions on various topics that may be customized for each client.

Examples of some areas of coaching success stories include:

Ø Targeted Performance and Executive Presence Coaching

Ø Leveraging Emotional Intelligence

Ø Strategic Adaptation and Growth

Ø Accelerated Change Management

Examples of some team sessions include:

Ø Certified John Maxwell Leadership

Ø 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership & Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

Ø Your Career from the Inside Out

Ø Keep Employees Ingaged in the Organization

Ø DISC, Hogan, or MBTI Assessments with Interactive Team Building

Ø Team & Self Discovery: Learn How to Improve Workplace Interactions

In addition to her coaching and cognitive behavior certifications, she attained her MBA with a specialization in Change Management.  She is also certified in numerous assessments including but not limited to Leadership Temperament Index (LTI), Hogan, MBTI, DISC, MDQ, and many more that can be customized to fit client’s unique needs.

Recent partnerships include:

CHRISTUS Health, CVS Health, Prism Health, Pioneer Natural Resources, Dean Foods, Borden Dairy, Raising Cane’s and many more.

Associations/Affiliations:

▪ International Coaching Federation (ICF)

▪ World Coach Institute (WCI)

Recruiting Solutions

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Joe Frodsham

President,
Recruiting Solutions

For over a decade, Joe led JBKF Group, consulting with companies across industries on issues of talent and careers. In 2014, Joe merged JBKF Group with Career Management Partners (CMP), a talent and transition firm focused on recruiting, development, career transition, and outplacement solutions. CMP has national and global delivery capability and is recognized as a DFW 100 fast-growth company.

Prior to moving into the consulting world, Joe served as the Vice President of Talent and Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Tenet Healthcare, the largest publicly owned hospital chain in the United States. Before Tenet, Joe was the Global Director of Leadership Development at Whirlpool Corporation, helping the company achieve a national ranking as the 11th best company for leaders according to the annual Hewitt study. Joe also worked with Compaq Computer Corporation from 1996 to 2002, assuming a series of progressively larger roles, ultimately leading the staffing and organizational effectiveness functions.

Joe earned his bachelor's degree in psychology and his master's degree in organizational behavior from Brigham Young University. He has published a number of articles, co-authored two seminal books on careers––Make It Work and Don’t Dread Monday: Your Guide to Career Success, and is a speaker and recognized expert on careers, employee engagement, leadership development, organization development, and talent systems.

Joe has consulted with a number of private and public company Boards, and served on key community Boards.  Currently he is Chairman of the Board for the American Diabetes Association of Dallas Fort Worth and the Tour de Cure.

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Kelli Bloyd

Vice President,
CMP Search

Kelli is a Vice President and Practice Leader for CMP’s Search Practice. With a diverse background and over 15 years’ experience in leadership, talent development, executive search, and consulting. Kelli’s work is built upon developing strong working relationships, building trust and advocating for the organizations and individuals she works with.

 

Prior to joining CMP, Kelli led recruitment, training and talent development for a large HR Consulting firm. Her search experience has spanned various industries including healthcare, nonprofit, pharmaceutical and life sciences, consulting, engineering, startups, and banking. Kelli relies upon her extensive network to reach out and identify top talent for her clients.

 

Kelli has her bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in Human Resources. She is a Certified DDI Behavioral Interviewer and Certified Professional in Managing Workplace Conflict.

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Gayle Norton

Vice President,
Client Solutions

Gayle Norton has more than 20 years of management, consulting,  sales and recruitment industry experience. Through a consultative  customer-centric partnership model supported by highly experienced recruiters and consultants, Gayle assists her clients through recruitment optimization and talent strategy consulting to improve the talent acquisition function, and On-Demand recruiting to find the top talent needed to drive business and gain competitive advantage. Working in  multiple industries, Gayle has led engagements at companies ranging from startups and emerging growth companies to large, global employers including Harley-Davidson, Cadence Health, US Cellular, Verizon Wireless, Motorola, American College of Surgeons, USG, Ulta, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

Gayle brings a healthcare and pharmaceutical background to her consulting career. She was a Registered Nurse and then led a sales area for a pharmaceutical company where she won numerous awards for performance excellence. She moved into consulting where she led her own consultancy focusing on operational change and talent acquisition initiatives, moved into a corporate Director or Recruiting and Recruitment Technology role, became a consultant and Managing Director with a talent acquisition consulting firm, and then to a Director of Talent Strategy role.  Her diverse business foundation adds a unique lens to her consulting work.

Gayle is actively involved in STAR Chicago, the Society of Talent Acquisition and Recruitment, currently serving as Vice President of Professional Development. She is also a board member with the SHRM chapter Northwest Human Resources Council (NHRC), and previously served as Co-Chair of the HR Management Systems committee for the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC). Gayle has spoken at HR, HR technology and talent acquisition conferences and has been published in several industry publications.

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Mike Boate

Managing Director,
Talent Acquisition

Mike has a deep appreciation for the individual and corporate journey of human capital management. He has invested much of his 25-year career in executive level recruitment and has an equal passion for career transitional coaching. He most recently served as the Director of Executive Recruiting for Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas while previously owning a national retained search firm and leading the internal function of executive talent acquisition at two other multi-billion-dollar organizations.

Specific areas of expertise:

  • Executive Recruiting
  • Talent Acquisition Processes
  • Executive Assessment

Mike holds a B.A. from Stephen F. Austin State University, is a certified DDI facilitator in behavioral based interviewing, certified AON Hewitt Adept-15 and professional member of ASHHRA, ACHE and TORCH.

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Steve Callisher

Search Consultant

Steve Callisher has a diverse background with deep experience in talent acquisition, employee development and outplacement. Steve has also held roles in Production Management, Human Resources Management, HR Consulting, Executive Search/Contract Services, and Business Development. His experience has spanned over several industries, especially technology and professional services. He has worked with profit and not-for-profit organizations, public and private companies, union and non-union environments, and both domestic organizations and subsidiaries of foreign companies; UK and Japanese headquartered.

Mr. Callisher has served on numerous committees and Boards of Directors for various Human Resources organizations, is regularly invited to present and facilitate panel discussions on HR and Talent Management topics, and is active on several diversity initiatives. He is a past President of the electronics Personnel Association and a recipient of the Inroads "Advisor of the Year" award. He has also been involved for many years in college relations activities. 

Mr. Callisher earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago, holds a master’s in business administration, with honors, from Roosevelt University and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

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Claire Letard Heap

Research Director
Before affiliating with CMP, Claire enjoyed an outstanding corporate and consulting career within the talent acquisition area. In addition, Claire had a progressive search and research consulting career tenure with Heidrick & Struggles, Inc., and held contractual consulting engagements with SpencerStuart. She has developed an excellent reputation for being a highly accomplished search and research consultant with a strong background in the executive search industry and corporate recruiting. Claire has been successful in partnering with internal and external clients to strategize and execute complex and impactful talent acquisition and search projects.
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Marissa Cabral

Sourcing Specialist

Marissa Cabral joined CMP in 2019 as a Request for Proposal Specialist (RFP) Specialist. As a RFP Specialist at CMP, Marissa has extensive experience in education and research. She received her BBA in Marketing with a minor in Spanish from the University of North Texas in 2005. Prior to joining CMP, Marissa worked in education, where she was a world class educator. Marissa is responsible for researching and managing supplier portals. She also provides support to other team members for deliverables as needed, including but not limited to gathering information, preparing resumes/fact sheets, editing, proofing, and production. Her passion is helping and developing people in any way possible. She a proud wife and mother of 5 and passionate about her family and health.

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Carloss Dorsey

Sourcing Specialist
As Client Engagement and Sourcing Specialist at CMP, Carloss has over 15 years of human resources experience in client services, onboarding, recruiting, and scheduling. Prior to joining CMP, Carloss worked for Ernst and Young as an Administrative Associate, partnering with recruiters from all over the globe and working with onboarding.

Specific areas of expertise include:

  • CRM Management
  • Customer Service & Support
  • HubSpot Platform
  • OI Solutions Platform
  • Reviewing resumes and online portfolios for pre-screening candidates
  • Sourcing and staffing open positions and building proactive talent pipelines
  • Developing effective avenues to identify and source exceptional and diverse talent
  • Utilizes a variety of tools to find, engage and attract top talent

Carloss is responsible for researching and preparing special reports, examining and verifying documents, and performing general office duties. In addition, Carloss assists management in support of ongoing development of clients, staff, and candidates.
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Jeannette Garcia

Sourcing Specialist

Jeannette is a bilingual sourcing specialist for CMP’s Search Practice. Jeannette’s work is focused on collaborating with CMP’s project manager and lead recruiter to develop a network of potential candidates and industry professionals. Before joining CMP, Jeannette was a full cycle recruiter where she was awarded an Innovation Award for creative ways to find candidates in difficult areas where positions needed to be filled.

Specific areas of expertise:

  • Hands-on experience with applicant tracking systems
  • Reviews resumes and online portfolios for pre-screening candidates
  • Utilizes a variety of tools to find, engage, and attract top talent including social media sites, our internal ATS & CRM, job boards, professional associations, and other novel resources
  • Builds relationships with a network of candidates through strategic outreach to develop strong talent pipelines and create a topnotch candidate experience
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Rebecca Paul

Manager,
Marketing and
Data Analytics

Rebecca is a Marketing expert who is focused on establishing all our operations in digital marketing, including email, lead-gen campaigns, social media marketing, and SEO optimization. Rebecca is pursuing her Master’s in Business Analytics with a specialization in Marketing Analytics.

Prior to this, Rebecca has worked with large brands in India aiding them with their National Marketing Communications Strategy. She brings over 7 years of international experience in exceptional executive and story-telling skills and supports the business by developing and executing differentiated communications strategies across the business. She takes the responsibility of understanding business challenges and translating them to provide actionable insights. As a detail-oriented collaborator, Rebecca possesses strong CRM skills, with a working knowledge of all things digital including SEO, social media, and data analytics.

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Rebecca Paul

Manager,
Marketing and
Data Analytics

Rebecca is a Marketing expert who is focused on establishing all our operations in digital marketing, including email, lead-gen campaigns, social media marketing, and SEO optimization. Rebecca is pursuing her Master’s in Business Analytics with a specialization in Marketing Analytics.

Prior to this, Rebecca has worked with large brands in India aiding them with their National Marketing Communications Strategy. She brings over 7 years of international experience in exceptional executive and story-telling skills and supports the business by developing and executing differentiated communications strategies across the business. She takes the responsibility of understanding business challenges and translating them to provide actionable insights. As a detail-oriented collaborator, Rebecca possesses strong CRM skills, with a working knowledge of all things digital including SEO, social media, and data analytics.

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Mayan Meza Tovar

Specialist,
Social Media

Mayan has been a student athlete for most of her academic career. Softball gave her the opportunity to attend three different colleges and universities before committing to a career in communications and public relations. Her early years in team sports influenced her interest in communications and she went on to develop a passion for communications, social media, and digital innovation.

As a social media specialist, Mayan brings a fresh millennial approach to our messaging and aids in developing promotional strategies to drive traffic and increase engagement. She is a strongly committed to foster our social media community by helping us build authentic relationships among our audience, and through daily engagement and analysis, offers insights & optimizations to evolve the brand both online and offline. She has brilliant knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and their respective participants (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Tik Tok, LinkedIn) and how each platform can be used in different scenarios.

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Nancy Garcia

Content Specialist

Nancy is a marketing content specialist bringing 14 years of teaching and library science experience to CMP. Throughout her career, she has worked as a bilingual teacher, librarian, and technology specialist. She has trained new teachers, offered insight through numerous focus groups, and has been part of school decision-making teams. During her career, Nancy was campus teacher of the year as both a classroom teacher and librarian.

 

Before entering the education sector, Nancy’s attention to detail successfully supported the office of the executive director of a nonprofit agency to demonstrate the need to increase patient services and operational resources. Consequently, doubling the counties served and donations received.

 

Nancy truly believes that by understanding human nature, historical events, and learning about technological advancements we can get a glimpse into the future and be better prepared to serve others. Nancy received a BS in Environmental Science from Texas A&M International University and an MS in Library Science from the University of North Texas. In her spare time, Nancy enjoys learning about different cultures, listening to music with her daughter, and enjoying quality time with her family.

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Rosemary Heilner

Research Specialist

Rosemary Heilner joined CMP in 2019 as a Request for Proposal (RFP) Specialist working to identify, qualify and secure new opportunities for CMP. She has extensive experience in international project management, in which capacity she drove sales and international growth for software firms WordPerfect and Novell. Prior to joining CMP, Rosemary spent 18 years managing finance and business operations for an international business consultancy.

Rosemary has enjoyed years of volunteer work in leadership positions with PTA organizations, booster clubs, and church youth and women’s organizations. She considers the opportunities she has had to work with children and youth, helping them achieve their goals, some of the most rewarding experiences of her life.

She graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and was fortunate to pursue her graduate work in Austria and Germany.

Rosemary has four children, loves to travel and is an avid road cyclist.

Executive Coaches

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Kim Higgins Alleman

Executive Coach

Kim is an executive and leadership coach with insights gained from having long-served as a top corporate executive (CHRO) in a broad base of companies and industries. Reporting to the CEOs for Bank One (now JP Morgan Chase), VHA (now Vizient; healthcare), Blockbuster Video, and The LaSalle, Group, Inc. (healthcare), she has personally experienced, and coached top executives, through the demands, stresses and inner-workings of leadership teams, boards, and operational effectiveness. Kim also holds the hallmark distinction of having shepherded VHA to be named a Fortune Magazine “100 Best Places to Work” company for five consecutive years, creating and implementing the human capital strategy for this large health care alliance.

Additionally, Kim was selected as the sole executive HR consultant for the George W. Bush Foundation’s early development. Reporting to the foundation’s President, she successfully built its human resources structure, HR systems and talent acquisition.

Kim holds a B.S. in Communication (Organization Development) from Oklahoma State University and is a member of SHRM. She has earned a certification with Hogan Assessments, and uses a variety of assessment instruments including Birkman, Korn-Ferry Lominger Voices 360, MBTI, and the Leadership Temperament Index. Kim currently serves on the board of directors for Exodus Ministries, and is a CASA Advocate. She has previously served as a board member for The Family Place, University of Dallas, Inroads, and Family Gateway. 

Specific areas of expertise include:

  • Executive coaching
  • Change management
  • Leadership development
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Claudia Chavez-Castilla

Executive and Career Coach
Claudia has a background in both Human Resources and Market Insights and over 20 years of organizational experience in multinational companies such as PepsiCo, Holderbank and Gallup. She is fully bilingual in both English and Spanish and able to coach present or lead seminars in whichever language her client chooses. She also has vast experience in multi- cultural and diverse environments.
Claudia provides clients with a broad vision, that combines her corporate and practical customer and market based approach with a profound humanistic-psychology sense. The combination of these approaches drive results for her clients to access self-awareness and positive self-image in a unique and individualized way. She has been in the International educational area for the past 8 years and currently is part of the faculty for Psychology and Nursing at SUAGM, a private dual-language institution in the Dallas area.

Claudia's expertise includes:

  • Career Transition
  • Career Path Planning 
  • Effective Communication
  • Leadership Development
  • Performance Coaching
  • Conflict Resolution

Claudia has a BA in Psychology, a Master’s in Humanistic Psychology, a certification in Market Research by the American Marketing Association, a Graduate certification in Executive Coaching and a credential as PCC from the ICF. Her additional certifications include MBTI, Conversational Intelligence, as well as various leadership, career and personality assessments. Claudia is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and of the Hispanic Women Network of Texas.

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Becky Clark

Executive Coach
Rebecca (Becky) is a respected coach with expertise in leadership development, executive coaching, and top talent development. She has over 25 years of experience with coaching leaders up to the most senior levels. Recognized as an accomplished coach and facilitator, communicator, and successful business person, her clients rely upon her focus on practical solutions and outcomes, ability to establish trusting relationships quickly, and unquestionable ethics and integrity. She is noted for superior skills and expertise in all phases of leadership coaching, including assessment, 360-feedback, goal setting and action planning, and coaching to achieve results.

Becky was a pioneer executive coach in the Dallas/Fort Worth region, and has coached in a broad range of industries, including banking/financial services, consulting, healthcare, hospitality and entertainment, food service, law, manufacturing, retail, technology, and transportation. Her past clients include American Airlines, Baylor Healthcare, BNSF Railway, Brinker International, Dean Foods, Ericsson, JCPenney, Legends Hospitality Management, Ochsner Healthcare System, Pizza Hut/YUM! Brands, SMU Executive Education, Tenet Healthcare, and Texas Instruments.

Her representative assignments include:
  • Coaching C-level executives for Fortune 500 organizations;
  • Coaching executives transitioning into new high-impact leadership positions;
  • Coaching high potential executives and managers; and
  • Coaching executives and managers on key effectiveness issues.
Professional accreditation includes an M.A.Ed. in counseling from George Mason University and a B.S. with honors from the University of Tennessee. Becky has received awards from two previous employers, Aon Hewitt and Spherion Corporation. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Texas. She uses a variety of assessments including Thomas–Kilmann Conflict Model Instrument, Strengths-Finder 2.0, MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory, Assess Systems, and EQ-I 2.0.
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Joseph Heilner

Executive Coach

Joseph brings his clients over 25 years of business experience in various executive roles in companies ranging from startups to C-Level management of publicly-traded companies, both in the US and abroad, including PepsiCo, Stephen R. Covey Leadership Center, General Mills, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Rosinter, GameStop and HAVAS. Joseph’s international experience includes over 25 countries, including expatriate residency in both Germany and Russia. 

Joseph has unique expertise in the restaurants industry, having most recently served as SVP/CMO of one of Europe’s largest publicly-traded restaurant holding companies (9 restaurant brands, 11 countries, 450+ restaurants). He also worked in PepsiCo’s Pizza Hut division, Head of International Marketing for Wingstop, and as VP of a marketing services agency, with Popeye’s, Domino’s, Dunkin Brands, TGI Friday’s, and Carl’s Jr.    

 Joseph understands that success is measured through hardline numbers as well as executives’ quality of life. He is a committed listener who focuses on truly understanding each client’s needs, goals and vision. He provides proven strategies, tools, accountability, and motivation to ensure that each client

achieves their definition of success. Joseph’s customized coaching sessions allow clients to lift themselves out of the ”weeds” and plan like business visionaries.

 Specific areas of expertise include:

  • Executive assessment, coaching and development
  • Career Transition and development
  • Change management
  • Talent Strategy and systems
  • Team Assessment and development

 Joseph graduated 2nd in his MBA class at Brigham Young University’s Marriot School of Management. He invests 150+ hours of continuing education annually to maintain his business coaching certification. Joseph earned a rigorous approval by the World Bank’s IFC to work with their lending clients to provide oversight and executive development. Joseph was selected by one of DFW’s top rated businesses to work for as their exclusive coach to senior executives in business development and executive effectiveness.

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Dr. Lisa Herbert

Executive Coach

Dr. Herbert has a unique background and extensive experience as a physician and a healthcare leader in hospital administration, public health, academic medicine, and the health insurance industry.  Dr. Herbert has held roles as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Physician Advisor/Medical Director for a large university hospital system, Medical Director for a six women’s family planning centers, and Medical Director of the Wellness Department at a New Jersey based insurance company.

After a successful career practicing in the medical field, Dr. Herbert’s professional journey continued as a certified executive and personal coach where she offers coaching, consulting, workshops and training to help physician leaders create a clearer path to success. She helps clients uncover their blind spots, enhance their leadership skills, get clarity about their vision and balance their busy work life so they can create positive change within their organizations and have a rewarding career. As a coach, she has also been instrumental serving as a consultant between hospitals and physicians to improve physician outcomes by strengthening the physician’s leadership and organizational effectiveness as well as improve communication.

Dr. Herbert’s coaching areas of interest are Physician Leadership Development, Physician Wellness and Burnout Prevention, and Work-Life Balance.

Dr. Herbert received her medical degree from Upstate University and completed her residency in Family Medicine from Mountainside Hospital. For her contribution in medicine, she received the Degree of Fellow from the American Academy of Family Physicians which is the highest honor in her field. She was also recognized by the American Medical Association with the Physician Recognition Award and received several awards from organizations for her work providing programs and education on optimal health and wellness in her community.

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Terry Hoffmann
M.A., PCC, BCC, LMHC

Executive Coach

Terry Hoffmann is an Executive Coach who holds the following credentials through world class credentialing bodies: International Coach Federation (ICF) -Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Center for Credentialing & Education -Board Certified Coach (BCC), Florida Division of Medical Quality Assurance –Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH4105) and Center for Credentialing & Education -Nationally Board Certified Counselor (NCC).

Terry is a trusted partner to leaders at both Fortune 500s and smaller organizations who are committed to taking actions with intention, designed to optimize practices and performance, increase  capacity, and deepen personal and professional satisfaction. Terry leverages cutting edge best practices in coaching and human performance, the science of positive psychology, a systems approach to executive and team development, and deep industry experience to guide elite performers striving to implement highly impactful processes for themselves, their organizations, communities, and the world at large. Terry’s brand promise is to consistently support, challenge, and partner with her clients as they drive and measure highly meaningful outcomes and extraordinary results. 

Terry has inspired leaders through her expertise as a coaching industry leader.  She has partnered with elite knowledge workers, and executives to drive operational effectiveness in the healthcare, STEM, financial services, technology, non-profit, program and project management, and insurance  industries.  She offers development through Executive and Leadership coaching as well as through Team Sessions on various topics that may be customized for each client.

Examples of some areas of coaching success stories include:

Ø Executive Presence Coaching

Ø Leader As Coach

Ø Physician Executive Leadership Coaching

Ø Team Collaboration

Ø Vicarious Trauma Awareness and Customized Well-being Strategies

Ø Accelerated Change Management

Examples of some team sessions include:

Ø PeopleMap: Understanding Yourself and Others

Ø Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Ø Hogan Suite of Assessments, MBTI, EQ-I 2.0 & EQ-I 360 Emotional Intelligence Assessments with Interactive Team Building

Recent partnerships include:

AdventHealth, ADP, HCA, Tenet, Allegion, United Way of Northeast Florida, Jacksonville Electric Authority, Northrop Grumman Corporation, CardioStart International, Baptist Health, Ascension Health, and many more.

Associations/Affiliations:

▪ International Coaching Federation (ICF)

▪ Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE)

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Bill Koch

Executive Coach
A consultant and coach with executive leadership in Fortune 500 companies, private enterprises, and academia, Bill brings a unique perspective to the coaching process because of his vast business management and leadership experience. Bill connects with executives who have a desire for increased performance in their business and more meaning in their personal and professional lives. He coaches with methods and systems that lead to peak performance and balance, the primary objective being to inspire and guide high performers to become highly effective organizational leaders.

Prior to joining CMP, Bill served as CEO for a subsidiary of AMR Corporation, an affiliate of American Airlines. He has been a leader in the business aviation industry, serving as Chairman of the National Air Transportation Association. He also has career experience in commercial real estate, technology, and has served as CEO and Chairman of large firms backed by private equity funds.

Bill primarily coaches in the corporate environment and connects with executives contemplating growth and organizational change, helping executives discover and develop the behaviors that will have the greatest positive impact in their organization. He has deep expertise in assessment, behavior change, and communication methods that enable him to quickly and effectively guide clients so that they can focus and invest effort in the areas of greatest opportunity for improving performance and realizing the benefit from the coaching experience.

Bill is a graduate of Southern Methodist University. He is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF), as well as a member of the elite Forbes Council of Executive Coaches and an affiliate member of the Institute of Coaching at MacLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School Affiliate. Bill is a certified practitioner with The Leadership Circle Profile and Korn-Ferry Lominger Voices 360. He holds an Advanced Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors and is an active member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
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Julie Overholt

Executive Coach
For 16 years, Julie has been helping organizations and individuals cultivate and innovate their road to success. With unparalleled industry and leadership experience, Julie provides customized solutions in the areas of leadership, communication skills, talent development, and success planning to best serve the individual and the organization they are leading.

Her case studies include:
  • Coaching a Fortune 500 executive in a $95 billion travel industry to a higher organizational visibility, resulting in a move from regional director to regional vice-president role;
  • Acting as a confidential advisor to the president of a nationally recognized not-for-profit healthcare organization with over sixty primary and specialty care offices in North Texas;
  • Coaching a senior executive through a rigorous rebranding process to be successfully selected as a Director in a $4.5 billion division of a Fortune 100 company;
  • Mentoring a CIO of a $684 million multi-level marketing company on the best practices in leadership, the demographics of change in the industry, and how to navigate through the core issues of his organization; and
  • Advising and coaching the president and CEO of a Fort Worth division of a $41.9 billion Fortune 100 company.
Julie’s wide range of clients include Abbott Pharmaceutical, Aegon, AIG TravelGuard, Avaya, Capital One, Citigroup, Continental, Cook Children’s, ExxonMobil, Frito Lay, Intuit, Johnson & Johnson, MNBA, McKesson, Prudential, Raytheon, Shell, SMU, Southwest Medical, Starbucks, Travelocity, and the University of Texas.

In 2011, Julie co-authored a book on generational leadership issues entitled, Exiting OZ: How the New Generation Workforce is Changing the Face of Business Forever & What Organizations Must Do to Thrive. She is a leader in her professional community, serving as President of the North Texas Chapter of the International Coach Federation (2009) and roles at the international level.
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Teresa Pool

Executive Coach
Teresa Pool is a highly experienced coach and human behavior specialist with over 25 years of working with leaders and teams to select the best talent, overcome barriers and create more success. Her passion is identifying and resolving the people component of challenging business problems.
Her work spans multiple industries and companies of various sizes including the US Missile Defense Agency, Safran, Stryker, Computer Associates (Asia Pacific), State Farm, Integris Health, University of North Texas, Ericsson, YMCA USA, Best Friends Animal Society and the Perot Museum. Her specialty is partnering with senior executives and high potential leaders that want to move quickly to the next level of performance. She has a reputation for creating a powerful learning experience that challenges and develops the leader at multiple levels.
Teresa has coached professionally since January 2001 and is credentialed by the International Coach Federation as a Master Certified Coach with over 4,500 coaching hours. She also holds credentials as a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst, Talent Selection Specialist, Neuro Linguistics Master Practitioner, and Equine Facilitated Coaching Specialist.
Specific areas of expertise include:
  • Executive coaching
  • Change management
  • Leadership development
In addition, Teresa is the ACTP Director for the Executive Coaching Program at the University of Texas at Dallas. She provides career development coaching for their Executive MBA program and serves as an International Coach Federation (ICF) certification assessor. Teresa also uses her coaching, human behavior and communication skills to lead problem solving workshops across the country.
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Terry Price

Executive Coach and Outplacement Consultant

Terry has operated at the executive level for decades – as a CEO and C-Suite executive, and for the last 20 years as Partner with Spencer Stuart, a leading global executive search and leadership advisory firm.  A seven-time recipient of the firm’s annual Lou Rieger Quality Award, Terry focused on the assessment and recruitment of board directors, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, group and divisional general managers and other senior C-level operating executives.

Terry is in the unique position of having supported the successful development and transition of thousands of executives, both as a hiring corporate leader and executive search professional.  He is often referenced as a foremost authority on executive development and transition. 

In the role of CMP Executive Coach and Outplacement Consultant, Terry’s areas of expertise include: 

  • Leadership assessment
  • Leadership coaching and development
  • All aspects of executive transition and career management
  • Executive consultation and advisement

Terry graduated from Wagner College in NYC, where he earned a B.S. in economics and business administration. He has chaired and served on numerous technology industry-related associations and organizations. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. At UTD, Terry mentors MBA students as they plan their careers.

Terry has earned his Certification from Coach Academy International and is also certified on Hogan Assessments.

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Dr. Donna Marino

Executive Coach
Dr. Donna Marino is a Psychologist and Executive Coach with a proven record as an expert in helping high-achieving C-level leaders move from burnout to sustainable peak performance, create cutting edge work cultures, and increasing loyalty, productivity, and efficiency in their employees. Her clients find themselves fulfilling their mission more effectively and experiencing greater health, happiness, and relationships while doing so. Dr. Donna has more than 20-years’ experience in human potential and transformational change.

After years of working with high-achievers, Dr. Donna identified a collection of characteristics that when left unchecked, lead to burnout, high-functioning anxiety, and high-functioning depression. She coined the term High-Achievers Syndrome™ for this condition and has developed a protocol for managing it, taking control, and creating sustainable peak performance instead.


Dr. Donna has brought her research and insights to the masses as a sought-after speaker and author on conscious leadership, peak performance, burnout recovery and social justice.
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Marilynn Graves

Executive Coach and
High Performance Consultant

Marilynn is an Executive Coach and High Performance Consultant and Leader for the MentorRings Leadership Development Program. She spent the first two decades of her career building success in the corporate world in banking and finance where she focused on relationship management and leadership program design and delivery for emerging leaders.

Marilynn is passionate about working with women and young professionals to help them advance and succeed throughout all stages of their careers. Her clients appreciate her strong business acumen and ability to help people drive business strategies and results. 

Marilynn holds a MBA with a Finance concentration from DePaul Graduate School of Business and a BA from Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU). Marilynn is certified in Genos’ Emotional Intelligence programs, assessments and coaching, as well as The Leadership Challenge® programs, assessments and coaching. She currently serves as a Director of the IWU Alumni Board and President for the IWU Council for Women.

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Larry Lavine

Executive Consultant,>/br>Strategic Solutions

Larry is a serial entrepreneur and thought leader who has left a legacy while helping shape the future of the restaurant industry. Larry has developed and influenced many of the iconic brands in the restaurant world:

  • Larry founded, led and grew Chili's through an IPO event. Chili's is now a global 3-Billion concept.
  • Larry purchased, led a turnaround, and expanded Tia’s TexMex to a highly successful chain throughout the southeastern United States.
  • Larry has held key executive operations roles with Carino’s, Charley’s Seafood, and Ten50 BBQ.
  • Larry has provided strategic direction and consultation to an array of national and international concepts, including Del Frisco Restaurant, Macaroni Grill, Restaurants Unlimited, TGI Fridays, Alamo Draft House, Cara Foods, TacoMac, and Austin Grill.
  • Larry serves on advisory boards and national organizations. As past Board President of North Texas Food Bank he has a life-long focus on addressing food insecurity.

Informed by decades of successfully building and resurrecting brands, Larry brings unique insights, pragmatic wisdom and a tailored approach to his speaking engagements and consulting work.

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Steve Salisbury

Senior Consultant
Steve is a seasoned change management leader and consultant. He has successfully facilitated organizational change in some of the world’s most recognizable companies, setting the change in motion by clarifying the vision and strategy, then transforming it into executable actions through professionally managed projects. In an industry where a project’s success rate is about 30%, Steve holds a remarkable 80% success rate.

With global and cross-industry experience, Steve has worked in companies throughout Asia, Europe, and Central America. His clients span a wide range of industries and include Whirlpool Corporation, Johnson and Johnson, Federal Mogul, Allstate, AbbVie, and Deere and Company.

Steve’s entire career has been dedicated to helping organizations become more effective in driving change and helping them achieve success in a variety of ways, including on-time, on-budget delivery, increased savings, reduced attrition, and more. He is comfortable working with C-level executives, as well as on the shop floor and the front and back offices. Steve has a broad industry experience that includes manufacturing, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, insurance, and education.

Steve is a pragmatic thought leader, utilizing his applicable methodology and excellent team leadership. He is a high-impact executive coach, helping senior leaders more effectively lead their organizations and define and implement business strategies.

Steve has led multiple projects that have resulted in a sustainable culture change and measurable business impact, leading change transformations. Examples include leading a $200 million global SAP implementation and driving the organizational change management associated with a $4 billion consumer goods manufacturing acquisition that was completed within seven months of the purchase date.

Steve received an M.B.A. from Andrews University, graduating with high honors. His certifications include PROSCI Change Management, The Consultative Approach, Project Manager, Executive Logistics Management Seminar, Manufacturing Management, and Logistics Value Chain.
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Kenneth Rogers

Executive Coach

Ken has an extensive business background with over 25 years as a Corporate Executive, Director, and Consultant in global Fortune 500 companies in the areas of healthcare, higher education, pharmaceuticals, professional and business, chemical manufacturing, food & beverage, mechanical service, aerospace, aluminum manufacturing, industrial distribution, auto parts manufacturing, and transportation.

Kenneth is credited with building and leading best-in-class initiatives in the areas of change management, talent management, executive coaching, and organizational development.     He has spent his career improving business processes, developing, mentoring, and improving the lives of others. He has a broad range of experience having lived and/or worked in 10 cities and 5 countries. As an executive coach, mentor, and change agent, Ken has developed Executives in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

 

As a frequent motivational speaker and presenter, his experience and insight have gained him invitations to present at several conferences and workshops including the American Management Association Leadership Conference, University Corporate Executive Exchange Program sponsored by the National Urban League, Leadership Network AICHE Diversity and Empowerment Conference, Regional EEOC Conference and the Texas Workforce Commission Annual Conference.

Achiever Awards Winner for the State of Commonwealth of Kentucky, in recognition of dynamic growth, personal achievement, and notable accomplishment both in the community and in the workplace. Employer of the Year award winner, for Outstanding change initiative from the Texas Workforce Commission.

Ken served on the Board of Directors for numerous organizations including Christus St. Joseph Hospital Paris, National Children Studies, Northeast Texas Workforce Development Executive Board, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, Local Chamber of Commerce, United Way, and Boy Scouts of America.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) and holds a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Management from John F. Kennedy University (JFK), in Orinda, California. He is certified in several assessment tools including MBTI, FIRO B, and DDI. In addition, he is a certified Diversity Equity and Inclusion trainer and a licensed Human Element practitioner.

Specific areas of expertise include:

  • Executive and Career Coaching
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion expert
  • Change Transformation
  • Leadership Development
  • Talent / Performance Management
  • Personal and Professional Growth
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Eric Turbiville

Executive Coach

Eric is an executive and leadership coach with over 20 years of experience leading in start-ups, mid-size, and large organizations. He is credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). He is a former Fortune 500 executive with leadership experience in sales and marketing. Most recently, he led a team of approximately 1,000 employees and was responsible for producing annual revenue of over $2 billion. He has coached executives at every level in many industries.

Eric is the author of the book, The Perfect Leadership Triad: How Top Executives Maximize Productivity through People, Coaching, and Performance. He has participated in many podcasts and interviews. Eric’s philosophy is that strong leaders drive performance by focusing on people and coaching. He meets clients where they are and helps take them to where they want to go in their professional career.

Eric serves as the President of Corporate Relations for the Southwest Region of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA). He mentors and advocates for women and minority leaders to help achieve gender and race parity.

Eric holds an MBA from Brigham Young University. He uses a variety of assessment instruments including the Bates ExPi which measures executive presence. His areas of expertise include:

  • Executive coaching
  • Leadership development
  • Team leadership
  • Performance coaching
  • Transition coaching
  • Coaching high potential leaders
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Kelly Jefferson

Executive Coach

Kelly Jefferson is an Executive & Leadership Coach, Certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Master Certified Life & Business Coach (MCC).

Kelly has a unique skill set having served with the Department of Justice as a Lead Intelligence Analyst with a Top Secret Clearance for nearly 20 years, with three of those years being in the American Embassy in South America. The myriad of assignments during this tenure allowed Kelly to become diverse in executive-level leadership across many cultures present in a United States Embassy environment in a non-military capacity.

For the past 7 years, Kelly has become known as ‘The Coaches Coach’ because she has garnered extensive experience in coaching top-level Coaches in a wide range of industries. Kelly has lead leadership teams of some of the top real estate professionals, navigating multi-cultural environments at in-person seminars nationwide which has resulted in a deep level of communication, presentation expertise, and event management.

Kelly is an innovative thought leader that has become quite masterful at branding, marketing, online presentations, and online course production. She has completed Tony Robbins Business Mastery courses I & II and knows how to build strong brands from the ground up.

Kelly has a wide array of real-world experience and her personal multi-cultural background has afforded her the opportunity to experience life through many different lenses that make her extremely unique in the accumulated breadth of experience she brings to her clients.

She is an advocate for diversity, inclusion, equality, and open communication. 

Kelly has a BS in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and was the Valedictorian of the graduating class of Criminal Justice from North Carolina Central University.

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Scott McTague

Senior Vice President,
Talent Fit Solutions

Scott most recently ran the professional development and assessment practice for a Kansas City-based HR management firm. Up to that, he led the talent management and engagement functions at an international data center company where his responsibilities included talent acquisition and assessment, learning and development, management training, performance management, workforce planning, and employee engagement. Prior to his corporate role, Scott spent over 20 years consulting to hundreds of companies in two consulting organizations and his own firm. His roles included strategic leadership, programs/systems design and implementation, thought leadership, client management and delivery, and business development.  

How He Moved the Dial

  • OMNI Human Resource Management – Led the learning, training and assessment (for selection and development) practice for clients in the for-profit and non-profit sectors in the Kansas City market.
  • QTS Data Centers – Created a talent acquisition function, saving over $500K in 12 months, improved annual sales rep retention to 82%, designed a 45-course eLearning management training program, and partnered to create a 300-seat learning academy.
  • McTague Talent Consulting – Conducted safety training and coaching for over 500 railway engineers. Implemented a talent management audit service to identify and resolve gaps in talent best practices and improve organizational effectiveness.
  • Assess Systems (now Outmatch) – Increased talent management sales in the hospitality industry by 125% in 18 months. Designed and implemented hiring and development systems for clients to improve retention, productivity and engagement.
  • Batrus Hollweg International (now IBM) – Built highly profitable business units providing talent management services to hundreds of clients through program creation, visionary leadership, business development, training, and client satisfaction.

Area of Expertise

  • Program Design and Delivery
  • Leadership Development
  • Management Training and Coaching
  • Performance Management
  • Workforce Planning
  • Organizational Development
  • Talent Selection and Development
  • Business Development
  • Client Management
  • Speaking and Writing
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Ginny Gray, Ph.D.

Executive Coach

Dr. Ginny Gray is an accomplished organizational development (OD/talent management (TM) executive who has led the design, implementation and improvement of talent management infrastructures by aligning human capital programs with company visions resulting in improved performance and an enhanced competitive advantage. Dr. Gray is an expert in managing people through change, breaking through barriers to shift mindsets, and helping to improve organizational cultures.

Most recently, Dr. Gray served as the Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility & Organizational Development (Officer) at Trinity Industries, Inc. (2018-2020). She continued her focus on executive level OD activities with expanded job responsibilities leading enterprise-wide Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). A new role, she established and led CSR focus areas to maximize the company’s contribution and impact toward a better society. For 12 years, Dr. Gray was responsible for enterprise-wide OD/TM initiatives as Vice President, Corporate Organizational Development (Officer), Trinity Industries, Inc. (2007-2018). She led the company’s transformational OD/TM initiatives, built customized TM infrastructures, and standardized and aligned talent processes and cultural values across 18 business units representing multiple industries. She served as a trusted advisor and strategic thought partner to the executives as well as “culture guardian”. Dr. Gray’s work boosted the company’s leadership capabilities, systematized and formalized its OD/TM initiatives, and fostered a culture of collaboration, professional development, and empowerment.

Dr. Gray has more than 20 years of experience leading OD/TM and change initiatives. Prior to joining Trinity, she was the Principal Owner of Vehicles for Change & Growth (2002-2007). In this role she worked with senior leaders in a variety of industries to improve business results by upgrading performance management systems, helping take out bias from talent reviews, promotions, and succession planning processes, and coaching executives on leadership impact. Dr. Gray also designed and staffed an in-house career center, helped build career maps for critical roles, and lead a leadership development program for high-potential employees for a Fortune 500 company.

Prior to leading her own consulting firm Dr. Gray worked as a Senior Organizational Development Consultant for a Dallas-based management consulting firm, Batrus Hollweg, International (1997-2002). She was responsible for several major accounts and led a team of consultants to provide customized OD/TM solutions based upon organizational psychology best practices. Her leadership helped take her business segment from producing 20% of the firm's revenue to more than 50%.

Dr. Gray earned a Ph.D. and a M.Ed, in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas. She also holds a B.A. in Psychology and Organizational Communications from Purdue University.

She is licensed by the State of Texas as a Professional Counselor and is recognized as a National Board-Certified Counselor. She has served on non-profit boards in the Dallas-area and is a member of several professional organizations including The Association for Change Management Professionals, the Society for Human Resources Management, the Society for Organizational and Industrial Psychologists, and she is active with the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, the United Way, and Chimp Haven.

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Amanda Connelly

Vice President,
Leadership Development

Amanda Connelly is the VP, Talent Development for Career Management Partners (CMP), Certified Executive Coach,  Certified Leadership Coach, and Certified Master Cognitive Behavioral Practitioner who offers a dynamic coaching approach coupled with assessment tools that promote authentic leadership in her clients. 

She uses her 20+ years of leadership and executive level experience including roles in companies such as CVS Health and Raising Cane’s Restaurants to institute a commitment to self-discovery and professional growth.  She combines validated assessments and proven techniques to create personalized, performance driven coaching programs that result in increased enterprise leadership and acceleration of business goals. 

Amanda’s guidance has allowed her to inspire leaders through her broad expertise as a talent management industry leader.  She has partnered with executives and emerging leaders to drive operational effectiveness in the healthcare, hospitality, oil and gas, technology, non-profit and financial services industries.  She offers development through Executive and Leadership coaching as well as through Team Sessions on various topics that may be customized for each client.

Examples of some areas of coaching success stories include:

Ø Targeted Performance and Executive Presence Coaching

Ø Leveraging Emotional Intelligence

Ø Strategic Adaptation and Growth

Ø Accelerated Change Management

Examples of some team sessions include:

Ø Certified John Maxwell Leadership

Ø 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership & Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

Ø Your Career from the Inside Out

Ø Keep Employees Ingaged in the Organization

Ø DISC, Hogan, or MBTI Assessments with Interactive Team Building

Ø Team & Self Discovery: Learn How to Improve Workplace Interactions

In addition to her coaching and cognitive behavior certifications, she attained her MBA with a specialization in Change Management.  She is also certified in numerous assessments including but not limited to Leadership Temperament Index (LTI), Hogan, MBTI, DISC, MDQ, and many more that can be customized to fit client’s unique needs.

Recent partnerships include:

CHRISTUS Health, CVS Health, Prism Health, Pioneer Natural Resources, Dean Foods, Borden Dairy, Raising Cane’s and many more.

Associations/Affiliations:

▪ International Coaching Federation (ICF)

▪ World Coach Institute (WCI)

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Joe Frodsham

President

For over a decade, Joe led JBKF Group, consulting with companies across industries on issues of talent and careers. In 2014, Joe merged JBKF Group with Career Management Partners (CMP), a talent and transition firm focused on recruiting, development, career transition, and outplacement solutions. CMP has national and global delivery capability and is recognized as a DFW 100 fast-growth company.

Prior to moving into the consulting world, Joe served as the Vice President of Talent and Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Tenet Healthcare, the largest publicly owned hospital chain in the United States. Before Tenet, Joe was the Global Director of Leadership Development at Whirlpool Corporation, helping the company achieve a national ranking as the 11th best company for leaders according to the annual Hewitt study. Joe also worked with Compaq Computer Corporation from 1996 to 2002, assuming a series of progressively larger roles, ultimately leading the staffing and organizational effectiveness functions.

Joe earned his bachelor's degree in psychology and his master's degree in organizational behavior from Brigham Young University. He has published a number of articles, co-authored two seminal books on careers––Make It Work and Don’t Dread Monday: Your Guide to Career Success, and is a speaker and recognized expert on careers, employee engagement, leadership development, organization development, and talent systems.

Joe has consulted with a number of private and public company Boards, and served on key community Boards.  Currently he is Chairman of the Board for the American Diabetes Association of Dallas Fort Worth and the Tour de Cure.

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Amanda Connelly

Vice President,
Talent Development Solutions

Amanda Connelly is the VP, Talent Development for Career Management Partners (CMP), Certified Executive Coach,  Certified Leadership Coach, and Certified Master Cognitive Behavioral Practitioner who offers a dynamic coaching approach coupled with assessment tools that promote authentic leadership in her clients. 

She uses her 20+ years of leadership and executive level experience including roles in companies such as CVS Health and Raising Cane’s Restaurants to institute a commitment to self-discovery and professional growth.  She combines validated assessments and proven techniques to create personalized, performance driven coaching programs that result in increased enterprise leadership and acceleration of business goals. 

Amanda’s guidance has allowed her to inspire leaders through her broad expertise as a talent management industry leader.  She has partnered with executives and emerging leaders to drive operational effectiveness in the healthcare, hospitality, oil and gas, technology, non-profit and financial services industries.  She offers development through Executive and Leadership coaching as well as through Team Sessions on various topics that may be customized for each client.

Examples of some areas of coaching success stories include:

Ø Targeted Performance and Executive Presence Coaching

Ø Leveraging Emotional Intelligence

Ø Strategic Adaptation and Growth

Ø Accelerated Change Management

Examples of some team sessions include:

Ø Certified John Maxwell Leadership

Ø 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership & Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

Ø Your Career from the Inside Out

Ø Keep Employees Ingaged in the Organization

Ø DISC, Hogan, or MBTI Assessments with Interactive Team Building

Ø Team & Self Discovery: Learn How to Improve Workplace Interactions

In addition to her coaching and cognitive behavior certifications, she attained her MBA with a specialization in Change Management.  She is also certified in numerous assessments including but not limited to Leadership Temperament Index (LTI), Hogan, MBTI, DISC, MDQ, and many more that can be customized to fit client’s unique needs.

Recent partnerships include:

CHRISTUS Health, CVS Health, Prism Health, Pioneer Natural Resources, Dean Foods, Borden Dairy, Raising Cane’s and many more.

Associations/Affiliations:

▪ International Coaching Federation (ICF)

▪ World Coach Institute (WCI)

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Steve Salisbury

Senior Consultant
Steve is a seasoned change management leader and consultant. He has successfully facilitated organizational change in some of the world’s most recognizable companies, setting the change in motion by clarifying the vision and strategy, then transforming it into executable actions through professionally managed projects. In an industry where a project’s success rate is about 30%, Steve holds a remarkable 80% success rate.

With global and cross-industry experience, Steve has worked in companies throughout Asia, Europe, and Central America. His clients span a wide range of industries and include Whirlpool Corporation, Johnson and Johnson, Federal Mogul, Allstate, AbbVie, and Deere and Company.

Steve’s entire career has been dedicated to helping organizations become more effective in driving change and helping them achieve success in a variety of ways, including on-time, on-budget delivery, increased savings, reduced attrition, and more. He is comfortable working with C-level executives, as well as on the shop floor and the front and back offices. Steve has a broad industry experience that includes manufacturing, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, insurance, and education.

Steve is a pragmatic thought leader, utilizing his applicable methodology and excellent team leadership. He is a high-impact executive coach, helping senior leaders more effectively lead their organizations and define and implement business strategies.

Steve has led multiple projects that have resulted in a sustainable culture change and measurable business impact, leading change transformations. Examples include leading a $200 million global SAP implementation and driving the organizational change management associated with a $4 billion consumer goods manufacturing acquisition that was completed within seven months of the purchase date.

Steve received an M.B.A. from Andrews University, graduating with high honors. His certifications include PROSCI Change Management, The Consultative Approach, Project Manager, Executive Logistics Management Seminar, Manufacturing Management, and Logistics Value Chain.
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Larry Lavine

Executive Consultant,
Strategic Solutions

Larry is a serial entrepreneur and thought leader who has left a legacy while helping shape the future of the restaurant industry. Larry has developed and influenced many of the iconic brands in the restaurant world:

  • Larry founded, led and grew Chili's through an IPO event. Chili's is now a global 3-Billion concept.
  • Larry purchased, led a turnaround, and expanded Tia’s TexMex to a highly successful chain throughout the southeastern United States.
  • Larry has held key executive operations roles with Carino’s, Charley’s Seafood, and Ten50 BBQ.
  • Larry has provided strategic direction and consultation to an array of national and international concepts, including Del Frisco Restaurant, Macaroni Grill, Restaurants Unlimited, TGI Fridays, Alamo Draft House, Cara Foods, TacoMac, and Austin Grill.
  • Larry serves on advisory boards and national organizations. As past Board President of North Texas Food Bank he has a life-long focus on addressing food insecurity.

Informed by decades of successfully building and resurrecting brands, Larry brings unique insights, pragmatic wisdom and a tailored approach to his speaking engagements and consulting work.

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Melissa Labor

SHRM-SCP

Melissa Labor is a results-driven organizational development leader that provides a unique blend of strategic and creative talents. She brings a solid track record of over 20 years of experience partnering with organizations to deliver strong results and build environments with highly engaged people. Prior to launching her consulting career, she held several Executive HR leadership roles in commercial real estate, manufacturing and retail industries.

Recent examples of these partnerships include involvement in the development of a 7 year Vision for an organization experiencing changes in senior leadership and industry disruption. One of the deliverables from this vision was a robust leadership development strategy to address challenges and opportunities at all levels. Melissa also developed a comprehensive and effective evaluation of the organization's performance management process resulting in changes aligned with organizational and individual goals. 

Specific areas of expertise include:

  • Provide consultative guidance to business leaders to improve results by aligning business goals and objectives with talent strategies.
  • Develop, coach and support professional development plans for Executive and Senior Leaders.
  • Provide feedback and coaching to leaders on performance improvement and role progression. 
  • Facilitate leadership sessions and assessments – Customized leader and succession planning sessions in addition to DiSC, Strength Finders, Emotional Intelligence, Achieve Global

Melissa earned her BBA with HR emphasis from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is a certified Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) through the HRCI, and a Senior Certified HR Professional (SHRM-SCP) through SHRM. She is currently on the board of The Real Estate Council, a board advisor for The Salvation Army HR Committee and former board member for Dallas HR and Collin County HR. Her contributions to the HR community have been recognized by her peers through nominations for Ogletree Deakins HR Professional of the Year and Dallas HR Executive of the Year.

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Jan Moorman

Senior Consultant
Jan is a career champion with over 25 years of experience assisting her clients in finding fulfilling careers and experiencing happier, more rewarding lives. She provides insightful, inspiring, and pragmatic career coaching to individuals in job searches or career transitions. Her career coaching services are also targeted to employed individuals looking for performance improvement coaching to excel in their current positions and careers.

Her unique combination of business and organizational experience, coupled with her in-depth coaching background, sets her apart from many other career coaches. Jan’s corporate background includes managing leadership and customer service training groups, as well as management consulting at JPMorgan Chase, The Dallas Times Herald, and Carlton Cards.

Having survived her own downsizing early in her career, she has dedicated her life to helping people find meaningful jobs and careers. Her expertise includes helping her clients:
  • Identify the “right” job target using various personality assessment tools.
  • Develop and improve resumes that will lead to interviews.
  • Develop powerful and targeted marketing/cover letters.
  • Improve critical networking skills.
  • Increase job advertisement response rates.
  • Learn and practice the secrets for interview success.
  • Practice negotiation strategies that work in this job market.
Jan graduated with a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has also received graduate training in human resource development, training in social work, and is an adjunct instructor at Brookhaven College in Dallas. She has served on the boards of numerous professional and civic associations including ASTD, APT, ACP, and the Dallas Symphony Chorus.

Outplacement Coaches/Consultants

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Sandra Albrecht

Senior Consultant
Sandra is a career consultant, coach, and facilitator with over 15 years of experience focusing on career and life transition. Areas of career consulting specialties include career transition, career change, career decisions, and retirement, life and career options. Clients appreciate her candor, humor, and support in moving into their next position or career.

Sandra holds a B.S. and an M.S. from Southern Illinois University and is currently working on a coaching certification with CoachVille. She is a member of the North Texas International Coaching Federation and the Association of Career Professionals. In addition, she has been a member of the Development Advisory Board for the Cooper Institute.
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Brian Allen

Senior Consultant
Brian has over 15 years of experience as a career development coach and consultant in both corporate and private practices and is passionate about helping individuals take control of their own careers. Prior to working in career consulting, Brian worked for Southwest Airlines’ University for People, an innovative group charged with promoting the unique corporate culture of Southwest Airlines. Brian also worked as a career coach for Lockheed Martin, where he was responsible for creating an internal career coaching program and leadership programs.

His areas of expertise include:
  • Certification as a Global Career Development Facilitator by the Center for Credentialing & Education, Inc.
  • Certification as a Job and Career Transition Coach from The Career Planning and Adult Development Network.
  • An Executive Coaching Certification from Lockheed Martin Leadership Center Planning and Adult Development Network.
Brian is a member of the National Career Development Association, the Association of Career Professionals International, and the Association for Psychological Type, who recognized him as an Outstanding New Leader at their National Convention in 2002.

The following are just a small sample of corporate training workshops Brian has covered:
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator interpretation and application
  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0
  • Leadership Training
  • StrengthsFinders 2.0
  • Business Etiquette
  • Generations in the Workplace
  • Thomas Kilman Conflict Mode assessment and interpretation
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Sandra Bierman, PhD

Senior Consultant
Sandra has successfully transitioned through seven career changes. Her current passion includes the past 25 years of career coaching, utilizing her expertise as a job search strategist. Clients, colleagues, workshop participants, and her one-on-one coaching professionals recognize Sandra for her enthusiasm, motivational support, and unending dedication to career management development.

Sandra has worked with a wide variety of companies, including Fortune 500 companies, as well as medium and small businesses, helping employees through the career transition process. She has coached professionals at all levels of organizations. She thrives on improving a resume and coaching on job search strategy, including networking, LinkedIn profiles, social media, interviewing, and negotiating processes.

Prior to her career coaching, Sandra taught at the university level. She concurrently served as Director for the Center of Learning at Texas Woman’s University where she trained teachers in the process of assessment, diagnostics, development, and implementation of instructional strategies.

Sandra’s business acumen comes from her extensive experience as an entrepreneur, well-grounded in the business world as cofounder and Associate Publisher of internationally-recognized publications, including Aviation Quarterly and Aviation Travel. She has worked with curators at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum to feature aviation pioneers in these publications. She was active as a private pilot, traveling extensively and marketing the publications at major aerospace events throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean.

Sandra has been active in mentoring youth and has rolled out workshops on Boundaries and Divorce Recovery at her church. Sandra has served on the Board for Attitudes and Attire, helping women reenter the workforce.

Sandra earned her Ph.D. and M.S. from Texas A&M University–Commerce. Her B.A. is from the College of William and Mary.
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Sandra Lopez Garza

Senior Consultant

Sandra Lopez Garza combines her 18+ year’s leadership experience with her solid bottom line career coaching approach. Her own career has given her a series of administrative and coaching experience, leadership training, and mentoring, and conflict resolution training.

With Sandra’s background in education and leadership development, she has developed new leaders and worked with many individuals as an internal career consultant. Sandra’s passion and mission provide a guiding light to job seekers and career changers as they navigate the waters of an ever-changing world of work. She works collaboratively, in partnership with her clients to identify the real issue(s), match values with career choices, gain more self-awareness, explore options, overcome obstacles and set goals with accountability.

Sandra has been member of United Way Leadership Society, Texas Principals and Supervisors Association, MANA Fort Worth, and The Hispanic Women’s Network. She currently serves on various  boards, holding leadership roles within the community. She has volunteered in mentoring middle/high school students, while assisting in raising over 1/4 million dollars in college scholarships.

Areas of career consulting specialties include Career Transition; Career Change; Career Decisions; Retirement, Life and Career Options; Leadership Development; Program Management; Performance Coaching; and Training and Development.

Sandra earned her M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her post graduate studies have been at the University of North Texas and attended the Harvard School Urban School Leaders Program.

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Mary Holdcroft

Senior Consultant

Mary Holdcroft is an executive coach with over twenty years experience in career management focused on empowering individuals to take responsibility for managing their careers. Through the coaching process, she works with individuals to acquire the skills, competencies and business strategies for today’s increasingly competitive global marketplace. She has consulted with organizations in designing and implementing leadership development programs career management and career transition programs.

Mary has delivered numerous executive coaching assignments on key managerial competencies including effective communication skills, success in new and expanded organizational roles, giving and receiving feedback, understanding management styles, becoming politically savvy within the organization and delivering bottom-line results. Organizations that Mary has worked with include Baxter Healthcare, ExxonMobil, FritoLay, Blockbuster, MaryKay, Nortel Networks, Pioneer Natural Resources, KPMG, Burlington Northern Santa Fe and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Prior to becoming a career consultant and coach, Mary was president and CEO of Career Management Resources, a career management firm focused on career transition, career and leadership development, executive coaching and online career management programs.

Mary has a Master’s degree in Counseling and Personnel Management from the University of North Texas and a B.A. in Psychology from Texas Tech University. Certifications include National Certified Career Counselor, Master Career Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor. She attended the Hudson Institute LifeLaunch program for additional coach training. She has presented programs at the International Career Development Conference, National Career Development Association, Texas Counseling Association, Society of Human Resource Management and American Society of Training and Development.

Qualifications and certifications include numerous assessments such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Strong Interest Inventory, CPI 260, RealTime Performance 360, Campbell Interest and Skill Survey, Firo-B and several other 360 instruments.

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Kay Hughes

Senior Consultant
Kay is a visionary human resources business executive and change leader with over 25 years of proven leadership skills, ranging from “start-up” HR models to Fortune 500 organizations, where she focused on creating and developing high-performing teams. She is skilled at defining goals, setting strategy, and achieving effective results that support business objectives. As an influential communicator, she has the proven ability to lead and establish clear lines of communication at all levels, including C-level executives.

As a tenured human resources leader, she has demonstrated the ability to lead and participate in the development and implementation of key business initiatives through people, planning, and collaboration. Kay’s key business specialties encompass: HR strategy and execution, change management, leadership mentoring, executive coaching and career transition, M & A integration/assimilation (the first 90 days), and performance management.

Kay’s past experience includes working as a consultant at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas, partnering with educators, employers, and professionals to prepare graduate level students for their chosen profession while facilitating connections through education events, workshops, and on-campus recruiting programs. She also worked as an executive career coach at Lee Hecht Harrison, mentoring clients in “moving up or moving on” in their profession. Additionally, she has held senior leadership roles in technology, manufacturing, and financial firms such as Securadyne Systems, Fiserv, and InterVoice.

Kay obtained her master’s degree in organizational management and human resources from Dallas Baptist University and her bachelor’s degree in industrial relations and psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is CMP Certified, a DDI Certified Facilitator, as well as a volunteer on the Dallas HR Staffing Management Alliance Committee.
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Frances Kessler

New Orleans
Office Leader
Frances (Frenchie) is currently leading CMP’s Southern Louisiana presence, in the past working as a member of CMP’s talent management team and as a senior consultant. As a human resources executive, she has more than 20 years of experience with small, medium, and large sized companies and consulting firms, including Ameritech (now AT&T), Entergy, Navigant Consulting, eLoyalty, PepsiCo, Glazer’s, JPMorgan Chase, Invensys, the American Heart Association, as well as consulting on her own.

With an extensive background in the organizational and talent development functions of HR, Frenchie focuses on corporate transformation, HR strategy development, change and communications, organizational development, leadership development, coaching, learning & development, and employee engagement. She has won numerous awards for leadership development and learning & development programs. In addition, she has coached individuals at all levels of organizations and in varied industries to guide them through exploring and successfully managing career changes and transitions.

She is bilingual in Spanish and earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of Notre Dame of Maryland. She has participated in Columbia University’s executive development program, Principles and Practices of Organizational Development, as well as Entergy’s Wharton School of Business Executive Development Program and PepsiCo’s Latino Leadership and Women of Color Development Programs. She was adjunct faculty for Ameritech’s Breakthrough Leadership Institute. She is certified in Korn/Ferry’s Leadership Architect, Voices and Interview Architect, Hogan’s Interaction Styles, and as a DDI and Achieve Global/Herman Miller Facilitator.

Frenchie recently moved to the greater New Orleans area from Dallas. She has been a long-time member of an all women’s Mardi Gras organization, supports numerous Down Syndrome associations, and is becoming involved in community initiatives and activities.
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Bob Maher, CMF

Senior Consultant
Robert (Bob) has been a career consultant since 1980 and independent since 1983, providing services and speaking to audiences in all 48 continental states. His practice has focused on career transition services since 1989 but has included work in performance management, team building, operational planning, strategic recruitment, and a variety of communications-oriented topics.

He has served a very broad-based and diverse clientele over the years with a solid reputation for one-on-one coaching, effective group facilitation, new business development, and consultation at all levels, especially top tiered executives.

Bob's academic (post-graduate studies in organizational behavior and design) and corporate experience lends itself to dealing most effectively with general management, executive, sales, and technical professionals representing a wide range of industries. His years as a corporate recruiter give him a unique understanding of the recruitment, hiring, and career development process. He is also:
  • Certified as a Fellow (CMF) by the Institute of Career Certification-International (ICC-International) and actively participates in the Institute’s certification process in reviewing applicant portfolios.
  • On the Founder's Council and an active participant of the (now) Association of Career Professionals-International (ACP-International): Past Professional Development Chair.
  • A founding president of the “E-Chapter,” the first of its kind virtual chapter of the (then) IACMP, winner of the 1997 Leadership Award.
  • A founding president of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter, currently serving as facilitator of Dallas Career Resources Roundtable.
Along with his certifications, Bob has extensive corporate experience as a national recruiter. He has also managed several corporate career centers during major downsizings and served as Project Manager of the largest outplacement project ever handled by a regional firm, coordinating the efforts of over forty independent career consultants.
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Jan Moorman

Senior Consultant
Jan is a career champion with over 25 years of experience assisting her clients in finding fulfilling careers and experiencing happier, more rewarding lives. She provides insightful, inspiring, and pragmatic career coaching to individuals in job searches or career transitions. Her career coaching services are also targeted to employed individuals looking for performance improvement coaching to excel in their current positions and careers.

Her unique combination of business and organizational experience, coupled with her in-depth coaching background, sets her apart from many other career coaches. Jan’s corporate background includes managing leadership and customer service training groups, as well as management consulting at JPMorgan Chase, The Dallas Times Herald, and Carlton Cards.

Having survived her own downsizing early in her career, she has dedicated her life to helping people find meaningful jobs and careers. Her expertise includes helping her clients:
  • Identify the “right” job target using various personality assessment tools.
  • Develop and improve resumes that will lead to interviews.
  • Develop powerful and targeted marketing/cover letters.
  • Improve critical networking skills.
  • Increase job advertisement response rates.
  • Learn and practice the secrets for interview success.
  • Practice negotiation strategies that work in this job market.
Jan graduated with a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has also received graduate training in human resource development, training in social work, and is an adjunct instructor at Brookhaven College in Dallas. She has served on the boards of numerous professional and civic associations including ASTD, APT, ACP, and the Dallas Symphony Chorus.
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Kathleen Murphy

Senior Career Coach

Kathleen quickly creates robust coaching relationships built on empathy and trust. A sense of humor, keen perception and active listening skills help to delve into candidates’ abilities, skills and desires for next career steps. Kathleen is fearless in mentoring and becoming a trusted advisor.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE

Kathleen has professional experience in Executive and Management transition coaching as well as project management. She has worked with 80% of the Fortune 500, along with private equity, privately held and nonprofit enterprises. Working nationally, she’s been in all regions of the United States (plus Canada). In addition, she has held an advised in strategic planning for large RIFs and is considered to be a subject matter expert in career transition logistics.

Both as a Clinical Psychotherapist and career transition coach, Kathleen has met folks at an interesting juncture in their lives where a change is needed. She is not only able to work comfortably one-on-one, but also in group settings (seminars/workshops) or managing projects (up to 1,000 employees).

RECENT COACHING

Kathleen has worked with various industries such as…

  • Banking
  • Bio-renewables
  • CPG
  • Engineering
  • High Technology
  • Food & Beverage
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil & Gas
  • Legal
  • REIT and Property Management
  • Healthcare

 CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (past)
  • Psychotherapist
  • Certified coach

 EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts - Social Work, Western Illinois University

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Mary Ober

Coach and Consultant

Mary has over 25 years of experience as a Human Resource Executive. Her expertise and passion are in developing and delivering strategic HR practices and programs to increase personal, team and organizational

effectiveness. By skill and experience she has developed a keen sense and knowledge of how organizations work. She hones in on the best linkages to maximize and align the people, processes and culture of an organization with its vision, strategies and values. Mary specializes in coaching decision makers toward developing and implementing action plans to bring organizational change to fruition.

Moving to Austin in 2006 was one of the best things she have done. The past 10 years she has developed her consulting and coaching practice, Mary Ober Coaching and Consulting. She is an expert at coaching mid-level to C Suite executives, casting and implementing all facets of leadership development, organizational analysis, culture assessment and transformation, and the development and facilitation of related training programs.

Mary’s Bachelor’s degree is in Education from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and Master’s degrees in Curriculum and Instructional Design from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

She lives in the Hill Country with her psychologist husband and crew of four dogs.

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Terry Price

Executive Coach and
Outplacement Consultant

Terry has operated at the executive level for decades – as a CEO and C-Suite executive, and for the last 20 years as Partner with Spencer Stuart, a leading global executive search and leadership advisory firm.  A seven-time recipient of the firm’s annual Lou Rieger Quality Award, Terry focused on the assessment and recruitment of board directors, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, group and divisional general managers and other senior C-level operating executives.

Terry is in the unique position of having supported the successful development and transition of thousands of executives, both as a hiring corporate leader and executive search professional.  He is often referenced as a foremost authority on executive development and transition. 

In the role of CMP Executive Coach and Outplacement Consultant, Terry’s areas of expertise include: 

  • Leadership assessment
  • Leadership coaching and development
  • All aspects of executive transition and career management
  • Executive consultation and advisement

Terry graduated from Wagner College in NYC, where he earned a B.S. in economics and business administration. He has chaired and served on numerous technology industry-related associations and organizations. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. At UTD, Terry mentors MBA students as they plan their careers.

Terry has earned his Certification from Coach Academy International and is also certified on Hogan Assessments.

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Bruce Weaver

Senior Consultant
Bruce offers exceptional people-related insights based on his more than 20 years of experience in talent management, coaching, and change management. He has been a group leader and guest speaker at several local church and professional career transition groups. Bruce has worked for several international organizations in a variety of industries, including over 20 years in the oil and gas industry. He has provided coaching and competence development planning to all levels, including the executive level.

Bruce holds a B.A. in English and history from the University of Houston.
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Charlie Zinger

Senior Consultant
Charlie has more than 25 years of business experience with small, medium, and large sized companies across multiple industries. His primary area of focus has been in staffing and talent acquisition, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), and business process outsourcing (BPO). Although the primary focus of Charlie’s business career has been in the area of staffing, he spent ten years at EDS working in operations as part of the company’s Call Center organization.

Charlie earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dallas.
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Sherry Jackson

Senior Consultant
An accountable and passionate career management counselor, consultant, and business analyst, Sherry demonstrates positive results in coaching individuals and groups to a rewarding career path through talent assessment, resume development, interview skills, and effective marketing strategies.

Prior to CMP, Sherry managed a career outplacement and executive coaching facility that provided services for more than 800 displaced and redeployed employees from a variety of business sectors. She also developed and implemented client database systems, created cost effective inventory controls, and developed comprehensive career transition workshops that created a more cohesive work environment, resulting in a significant increase in candidate reemployment opportunities.

Sherry has more than 13 years of experience in career transition consulting, working with three major career management firms in the Houston area. She also has 15 years of experience in the petrochemical industry and local government offices, with responsibilities in various disciplines, including human capital management/human resources, risk analysis, management of change, capital project planning and scheduling, cost engineering, materials management, EH&S (environmental, health & safety), conflict resolution, and contract negotiations. Sherry has coached hundreds of individuals on how to achieve an effective and rewarding career path and is dedicated to client success in a competitive job market.

Sherry is a native Texan, raised three children, and is active in her community.
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Wendell Brock
M.B.A., Ch.F.C.

Financial Advisor
Wendell has years of experience helping people succeed and reach financial and personal success, most often focusing on financial security and self-reliance. Understanding his client’s goals and how to help them accomplish their goals is why he wakes up in the morning, as he enjoys being a team member and working to make it happen. He has taught thousands of people at financial workshops on topics that include cash flow management, debt elimination, estate planning, how to start and capitalize a bank, income tax strategies, insurance and risk management, securities and investment portfolio management, and tax-related issues.

Upon graduation, Wendell spent four years in commercial real estate and residential appraisal in Arizona. He then practiced business consulting and financial planning with the firm Apex Advisors, Inc., as a senior financial consultant in Salt Lake City, Utah, leaving that firm in 2002. During that time, he was also a general securities registered principal, managing a branch office for a broker/dealer. In 1995 he completed the national exams for the Chartered Financial Consultant professional, designation, Ch.F.C., from The American College, in Byrn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He added de novo bank consulting to his skill set in 2001 when he and his team won regulatory approval of his first bank application.

In the spring of 2012, he organized and received a license for Yield Financial Advisors, Registered Investment Advisory Firm, licensed by the Texas State Securities Board. With this firm, he manages investment assets for his clients, as well as providing comprehensive financial planning services. He also holds an insurance license in several states.

Wendell earned his M.B.A. from Utah State University and a B.S. in financial planning from Brigham Young University. He is a supporter of the Boy Scouts of America and has served in various leadership positions. He currently serves as the Executive Director of CREED, Inc., and is a board member of the BYU Management Society. Additionally, his community involvement includes leadership in the Collin County Hobby Beekeepers Association and the Collin County Republican Men’s Club.