Marie has provided consulting services for corporate, government, public and private education, and human services organizations throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, South America and the Middle East. Her areas of expertise are leadership and organizational development; diversity/sexual harassment awareness training; management development; interpersonal relations and communication; change management; team building; train-the-trainers programs; conflict resolution and mediation; and a wide range of professional development programs.
As Director of Coaching and Mentoring for Abington - Jefferson Health System, her primary focus was to increase organizational capabilities and facilitate organizational transformation by building strong, collaborative relationships and partnerships with individuals, units and departments. She provided personalized coaching for individuals across all levels of the organization, and consulted across all disciplines regarding Patient and Employee Satisfaction, Performance Management, Change Management, and Team Building. She provided the infrastructure for and managed the development and integration of select projects and initiatives contributing to the hospital’s business needs and goals.
Carolyn also administered and delivered workshops for the Leadership Development Certificate program, the Supervisory Series program, and programs for individual contributors. Over the years, she has researched, developed and enhanced new and existing training programs using demonstrated skills in adult learning theory and program design and delivery. Her training delivery reflects her special style of interpersonal communication and engaging platform skills, developed through her work in psychology and theater. Her competencies in these areas are reflected in her ability to engage others in the learning process and to be sensitive to both individual and organizational needs and requirements.
Carolyn received a B.S.W. from California State University. She has completed graduate programs in “Orientation to Instructional Systems Design” and “Systematic Instructional Development” at Penn State Great Valley, “Total Quality Management” at Widener University and “Advanced Certificate in Culturally Competent Human Services” at Temple University Multicultural Training and Research Institute. She holds certifications to deliver the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (a personality type indicator,) Skills Deployment Inventory (a conflict style indicator,) “Dimensions of Diversity” (a diversity model,) “The Customer/Supplier Model” (a Total Quality Management tool) and Project Management (Basics and Advanced.) Most recently, she completed Notre Dame’s Leadership and Management certificate program. Her affiliations include the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and the Organization Development Network (ODN.)
Carolyn is the owner and principal of “Life Design Strategies” located in Pine Hill, New Jersey.
Connie previously served as VP-Education and Board Member for the Philadelphia Area Coaches Alliance. She is a member of the International Coach Federation. Her academic background includes an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Ohio University, an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, and completion of the University of Michigan Executive HR Program.
Cheryl's coaching credentials include certificates from the Coaches Training Institute, Tilt 360 Network, and International Coach Federation (ICF). She served on the ICF Global Board of Directors (2010-2013) and is also active in the Philadelphia Area Coaches Alliance (PACA). Prior to becoming an executive coach she spent more than twenty-five years as an educator and administrator in both academic and non-profit settings including West Chester University and Temple University. She earned a Management and Leadership in Education (MLE) certificate from Harvard University as well as Doctoral and Master’s degrees from Temple University in adult and continuing education with an emphasis on organizational development.