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.
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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.
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.
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:
Human Resource Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC)
Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) - Member & Mentor
Lake County Haven (Non-Profit) – Auxiliary Board Member, Fundraiser & Mentor
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.
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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.
▪ International Coaching Federation (ICF)
▪ World Coach Institute (WCI)
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.
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.
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.
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Susan is an executive coach, career, and leadership development consultant who gets an adrenaline rush from helping people achieve success.
Mindful that each person exhibits unique experiences and goals, Susan uncovers a client’s gifts to overcome personal roadblocks, become better leaders, and advance or transition into rewarding
leadership roles. She believes that when people achieve, it sparks universal balance, and this is called the “Golden Ratio.”
Susan’s real-world background allows her to empathize, yet help executives bridge the gap between good and great. Her experience in leadership development, executive coaching, and human resources comes from working for a prestigious university, Fortune 100 companies, and private talent development and human capital practices. For two decades, she has personally coached and marketed thousands of leaders across Fortune organizations, academic institutions, and the Department of Defense, Pentagon, Intelligence Community, and White House.
Specific areas of expertise include:
Ø Executive Coaching
Ø Leadership Development Design & Execution
Ø Strategic Career Development
In addition to co-authoring the 2015 release of Leveraging LinkedIn for Job Search Success, Susan is an active member and contributing writer to industry-related associations, book publications, and mainstream newspapers and websites. She holds a master’s degree in human resources development from Clemson University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Ursuline College.
Susan’s professional assessment and coaching certifications include: Hogan Assessments, Leadership Development Program Design, Social-Emotional Intelligence Coach, 360s, Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW), International Job & Career Transition Coach (IJCTC), and a Master Federal Career Coach & Trainer (MFCCT).
Jonathan Burman is an Industrial & Organizational psychologist with 25 years of leadership and talent management experience. As a consultant and employee he has worked with such firms as CIGNA, MASCO Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Pep Boys, and Koch Industries. Most recently he was the VP of Talent Acquisition & Development for Mondi … a global paper, packaging, and managed forestry company headquartered in Vienna, Austria. Currently he teaches at Emory University as an adjunct as well as a Performance Consultant for Emory Continuing Education.
He received his Masters Degree in I/O psychology from LaSalle University, is a Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt, Project Management Professional, ProSci Change Management consultant, and Certified Master Coach. He was an adjunct professor at Rosemont College and has written numerous articles and many presentations about psychology and talent management.
For his entire career Jonathan has been focused on creating fulfilling and productive work cultures through leadership alignment and accountability.
He has created and facilitated hundreds of employee training programs in such areas as leadership, change management, positive psychology, motivation, employee engagement, succession planning, interviewing, performance development and coaching.
As an executive coach Jonathan has worked with many leaders in Fortune 500 companies to increase leadership capability and productivity.
He also works with many non-profit organizations in the mental health sector and is active in child-advocacy groups and volunteers for youth mentoring programs.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
▪ International Coaching Federation (ICF)
▪ Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE)
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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).
Kathleen has worked with various industries such as…
Bachelor of Arts - Social Work, Western Illinois University
Sommer is the founder of Sommer Neff Consulting LLC, an agency that helps organizations develop quality programs, great teams, and diverse funding.
Sommer's non-profit career spans over a decade and began when she moved from Houston to Denton to attend the University of North Texas. There she found a passion for civil rights, specifically interested in women's movements and fulfilled multiple social justice jobs, including victim advocacy and volunteering internationally with the Peace Corps. She moved to Denver to obtain her Masters, focusing on leadership and organizational development. She went on to direct and guide multiple projects, designing top performing programs and teams.
Through her experience, Sommer has learned that designing for social change should not only be innovative but also sustainable with responsible fundraising. She believes that an organization is only as good as the people who run it, and therefore, professional development and staff wellness should play a key part.
Sommer has a BSW and MSW in Social Work where she specialized in community organizational development and leadership. She also has a Yoga teacher certification and incorporates mindfulness into her daily life.
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.
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:
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.
Melissa is a successful editor and writer with a love for learning and a passion for research. Throughout her career she has worked with writers and editors in a variety of industries, including non-profit, trades, health, academic, and Human Resources. She brings her love for literature to every position and uses it to dive deeper into the world of words and stories. She believes that storytelling has a place in every industry, and the most compelling path to success—whether it be personal or business-related—is through reading and writing.
Melissa received her BA in English with a concentration in publishing from Southern Virginia University, and it was there that she fell in love with the East Coast, American literature, and the empathetic power of the written word. Her goal in her career is to tell the stories of those whose voices might not otherwise be heard.
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.