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 community’s 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 an advisory board member of the SMU Latino Leadership
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.
As President of the CMP Southeast Region, Patrick (Pat) is responsible for strategy, marketing, and leadership. He also provides executive coaching to a wide range of senior leaders, helping them develop their strategic leadership skills, servant leadership, organizational engagement, emotional intelligence, and their ability to change themselves and others.
Patrick is also the President-Elect for SHRM-Atlanta, one of the largest SHRM chapters in the USA.
Prior to CMP, Patrick held senior leadership roles in marketing and sales with leading consumer product companies, such as Georgia Pacific, Kao Brands, Kraft/General Foods, and The HON Company.
Patrick is also a basketball coach for the Special Olympics, a mentor for Year Up, an active member of SHRM-Atlanta, and a Board Member of Special Pops Tennis: a non-profit that offers an adaptive tennis program specifically designed to share the sport with children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Patrick holds an M.B.A. from Michigan State University and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. His certifications and training include The Birkman Method, MBTI, and the Adele Lynn EQ Leadership Institute.
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)
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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Genena is a highly sought-after Executive Coach, Career & Diversity Consultant and Best- Selling author. She works with executives, managers and high potential professionals in the areas of leadership development, executive presence, vision casting, career management and brand identification. Genena is particularly passionate about supporting women in leadership and in life. Her genuine heart for people, and her engaging and authentic personality is what initially draws those around her. Genena is great with creating enthusiasm in others and influences most people with her approachable and understanding demeanor.
Prior to she served as a consultant for Caliber Home Loans as an Executive Coach & Executive Recruiter. Genena’s prior experiences include Vice President & Executive Recruiter with The Jacob Group, Director, Diversity and Inclusion at CHRISTUS Health, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for Wells Fargo Bank, and the Target Corporation as Executive Recruiter for the Marshall Field’s Company. Prior to Target, Genena held many human resources roles within Pillsbury and Siemens Corporation, where she served as Human Resources Generalist, College Recruiting Manager and Diversity Strategist--developing and implementing a wide range of human resource strategies and initiatives.
Genena holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Illinois State University and completed graduate work at the University of Minnesota in Human Resources and Industrial Relations. She is a certified Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) through the HRCI, and a Certified Diversity Management (CDM) recipient. Genena is a former board and executive committee member of CIS/Communities in Schools. Genena’s professional organization and non-profit memberships include WOVI (Women of Visionary Influence, McKinney Chapter, Dallas HR, the National Association of Health Service Executives, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. the first African American Sorority founded in 1908.
Genena is an ICF ACC certified Professional Coach. Genena brings over 25 years of Human Resources experience. Her education, certifications and experience speak for themselves. Her clients are mostly women who find themselves at a point in life where they are either identifying a shift in life, a career transition or starting over in the most surprising times of their lives. After spending 25 years in HR, Genena branched off 2 years ago and is now President and Founder of Metamorphosis Coaching LLC.
Genena is a Amazon #1 Best Selling author of “Bravely She Flies” released in May 2017, and also a contributing author of “Breaking Barriers: A Woman’s Toolkit for Success” published by PWN.
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).
Kelli has a diverse background with over 15 years’ experience in recruitment, executive search, talent development, human resources management and HR Consulting. Prior to joining CMP, Kelli led recruitment and talent development for an HR Consulting firm. Her experience has spanned several industries including insurance, consulting, engineering, pharmaceutical and life sciences, healthcare, banking and Information Technology. Kelli’s expertise includes:
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 for nine years and leading the internal function of executive talent acquisition at two other multi-billion-dollar organizations.
Specific areas of expertise:
Talent Acquisition Processes
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.
Colleen Townsley Brinkmann is a CMP Senior Consultant focused on Strategy and Brand for not-for-profit companies. Colleen brings over 30 years of successful leadership in high growth and turnaround purpose-driven organizations.
Prior to joining CMP, Colleen was North Texas Food Bank Chief Philanthropy Officer overseeing the strategic development and implementation of their philanthropy and donor services efforts. Colleen culminated her 16-year career with NTFB by leading its three-year, historic $55 million Stop Hunger Build Hope capital campaign, and raising over $110 million between 2015 - 2018 for operations and capital needs. Under her leadership, NTFB’s public support increased by 588%, from $2.6 million in 2004 to $17.9 million in 2018.
Prior to this role, she was NTFB’s Chief Marketing Officer responsible for building the organization’s award-winning brand which is ranked number one in unaided brand awareness regionally.
In her book Moonshot Leadership: Catalyzing an Enduring Non-Profit Brand (Against All Odds), Colleen speaks passionately about her journey from an obscure village in India to her impact as a nationally-recognized nonprofit leader and the wisdom she’s gained along the way. It is a deeply personal story and includes principles, learnings and reflection exercises that will benefit nonprofit CEOs and executives, Board members as well as social entrepreneurs. Her story merits being told.
An innovator and risk-taker, she is often called upon to advise non-profit peers, CEOs and corporate leaders on social responsibility, philanthropy, cause marketing and nonprofit branding.
One of her highest honors was to be the first to receive NTFB’s newest award, The Jan Pruitt Legacy Award, named for the Food Bank’s former CEO Jan Pruitt who passed away in 2017. The Greater Dallas US-India Chamber of Commerce presented her with the Community Service Award in 2013, and in 2011 and 2012 she received Feeding America’s “Good to Great Marketing Program of the Year” and “Good to Great Fundraising Program of the Year” awards, respectively.
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.
Virginia is an experienced results-oriented recruiter that client companies can count on to deliver quality candidates that match the company culture, position competencies, and level of expertise. Virginia successfully places candidates from entry to senior level positions across a wide range of industries and professions. While Virginia can tackle any search assignment, she has uniquely deep experience placing candidates in the areas of sales, marketing, advertising, and graphic design.
Virginia has been a senior recruiter and executive search consultant for fifteen years. She has done searches for a wide range of client companies - from start-ups to global enterprises. Before entering recruiting and executive search, Virginia had a successful career in the corporate travel industry.
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.
Specific areas of expertise include:
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.
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 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 transition of thousands of executives, both as a hiring 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, 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.