NLI Faculty Profiles
NLI faculty and our executive coaches are highly credentialed with extensive experience to help managers and executives who are being positioned for future career growth. Read more about our talented staff below.
Dr. Ellen Harvey is the coaching talent manager for the National Leadership Institute. She is a licensed psychologist with 20 years experience consulting for public and private sector organizations on the issues of executive coaching, leadership training, organizational development, and team building. She has been a faculty member with the National Leadership Institute since 1985 and has held adjunct positions in the University of Maryland's Executive MBA and Executive Master's of Information Technology programs as well as Marymount University's graduate psychology program.
For the last several years, Ellen has provided consulting and coaching services to senior executives in global and domestic institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, Fannie Mae, the Inter-American Development Bank, Microsoft, the World Bank, Capital One, UBS, Department of Agriculture, and National Institutes of Health. She has a special focus on strategic planning, productivity, and interpersonal relations.
Prior to consulting, Ellen was senior psychologist and manager of career development and assessment for the U.S. Government Accountability Office in Washington, D.C.
Ellen earned a BS and MA in counseling from Marshall University in West Virginia and a PhD in counseling from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She is certified in the following assessment instruments: Benchmarks®, 360 by Design®, California Psychological Inventory, Campbell™ Leadership Index, Change Style Indicator, Conflict Dynamics Profile®, Emotional Social Competence Inventory and Emotional Competence Inventory, FIRO-B®, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, Profilor®, Hogan Leadership Forecast assessments, 16 Personality Factor Questionnaire, Skillscope®, and the Strong Interest Inventory.
Ellen recently served as President of the Board of Trustees of Kingsbury, a premiere non-profit organization in Washington, DC, dedicated to serving children with learning disabilities. She is also Co-Founder of The Executive Coaching Roundtable, an organization dedicated to providing state-of-the-art continuing education for senior executive coaches.
Dr. Regina Romero is the training manager for the National Leadership Institute. She is a clinical psychologist with over twenty years of experience in executive coaching, group facilitation, and leadership development. She has been a trusted confidante to senior leaders in the healthcare, financial, manufacturing, high tech, and pharmaceutical sectors, as well as academia, the federal government, and non-profits.
Regina is an astute advisor who has helped countless leaders think through difficult issues at multiple levels and navigate complex operational, political, and cultural challenges. Her training in psychology and grasp of group dynamics make her an ideal mentor to anyone who wants to master the interplay of people interacting in organizations.
Regina is especially skilled at helping executives work through transition issues, whether individually or systemically. She is adept at providing honest, non-judgmental, real-time feedback to executives who want to lead courageously and create an environment in which others can flourish.
Some of her recent clients include AARP, Abbott Spine, American Nurses Association, Association for Science and Technology Centers, DC Children's Advocacy Center, International Center for Research on Women, HRSA, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Lockheed Martin, MedImmune, National Institutes of Health, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, RLJ Development LLC, Urban Libraries Council, and the US Commerce Department.
Regina received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from George Washington University and a B.S. in psychology from Howard University. She is a licensed psychologist in the District of Columbia and a member of the American Psychological Association Society of Consulting Psychologists and the Executive Coaching Roundtable. She is on the faculty of the National Leadership Institute at the University of Maryland University College where she serves as Chief Trainer.
Rainette Bannon brings to clients a wealth of experience in Executive Coaching, group coaching, leadership development training/facilitation and custom program design and development. She holds certifications in numerous 360 assessments as well as in various personality inventories.
As Associate Director with the National Leadership Institute (NLI) at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) for ten years, (1999-2009) she facilitated leadership development training programs licensed from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)) for senior and mid-level managers from the private and public sectors. CCL is recognized worldwide for the excellence of their research and application to leadership development workshops and training.
At NLI Rainette managed faculty and programs for quality, delivery, recruiting and training. She directed Executive Coaching programs for such organizations as Howard Hughes Medical Institute, NSA, and the Dept of Education. During her tenure programs were top rated, often described as "life changing" and "providing insights on behavior not readily gained elsewhere."
Currently, as Adjunct Faculty with UMUC's Executive Programs (EMBA and CIOC) and with NLI programs, both custom and CCL licensed, she facilitates group coaching for the University's Executive Programs, facilitates NLI leadership programs and interprets assessment instruments. She continues to design custom programs for clients.
In previous managerial positions Rainette worked with Ernst & Young, the City of Baltimore and a nationwide outplacement firm.
Rainette received her BA cum laude from the College of William and Mary, and holds an MS from the Johns Hopkins University, in applied behavioral science with concentration in organization development. She is Hopkins Fellow in Change Management and completed Harvard University's Executive Leadership Education Program. She recently facilitated CCL programs at the Mount Eliza Institute in Melbourne, Australia, a network affiliate of CCL.
Clyde Craig Coble is an experienced facilitator, Leadership Development Specialist, and executive coach with over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, real estate investor, consultant and coach. His clients include, The United Nations, Associated Press, Department of Commerce, DISA, DFAS, NIH, Citi, The Washington Post, Department of Justice, FCC, Department of Homeland Security, NASA & NOAA, U.S. Merit System Protection Board, Louisiana Primary Care Association, Industrial Bank of Washington, and other financial and non profit institutions. Since college Craig has chosen the path of entrepreneur. He brought his first investment property when is was 18 year old and continues to invest in real estate in Washington DC. In 1993 Craig founded Ex's Inc., a greeting card company for ex-relationships. With articles in The Washington Post and appearances on The Today Show and Good Morning America, Ex's has grown to 38 states, Canada and the Caribbean. In 1982 under Vice President Bush, Craig helped rewrite section 504 of the Civil Rights Act to address Civil Rights for Disabled People. He also organized all of the special interest and lobby groups for the disabled and compiled their recommended rewrites for implementation.
Currently Craig is a lead facilitator for a Leadership Development Program that administers several workshops on the Psychology of Decision Making, Aspiring Leaders and Emotional Intelligence for several government agencies throughout the United States. In addition, Craig facilitated two of the three Leadership Development Program Series (LDP I & II) created & designed exclusively for DISA. Craig led a 90 member team of NASA & NOAA through a highly successful organizational diagnosis engagement centered around identifying current and desired cultural values and helped plan and implement a strategy to shift the team from its current core values to its desired cultural values. Industrial Bank has been working with Craig since 2000 on a wide variety of initiatives from Advanced Communication Skills and Business Writing, The Performance Management System for Managers to Change Management.
Craig is a qualified administrator of a number of psychological and personality assessments, as well as 360 degree feedback instruments, including MBTI, Booth 360, Richard Barrett Cultural Transformational Tools and The Leadership Circle.
Craig received a BS in Psychology at The George Washington University in Washington DC. He also attended Law School at New York Law School in New York, NY. He holds Life and Executive coaching certification from The Coaches Training Institute (CTI), CPCC, and in 2009 he received certification as Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Dr. William Courville is an executive coach with over 30 years experience in business, counseling, leadership development, consulting, and coaching. He has worked with executives in the fields of aviation, education, financial services, government, health care, hospitality, labor, non-profits, politics, real estate, start-ups, technology, utilities, and venture capital. He received his certificate of Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University and he is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation.
Bill has extensive managerial and executive experience. He has served as president and COO of a hotel management company, a principal partner of a real estate development company, director of human resources for a health care company, director of operations for an overseas aviation company, director of scheduling and advance operations for the Mayor of Washington DC and special assistant to the Mayor for international business development for the District of Columbia.
Bill currently focuses on executive coaching and leadership development. He designed, developed, and coached in the executive coaching program for directors and officers at Fannie Mae. He served as a strategic thinking partner in the design of the coaching program at the International Finance Corporation (World Bank) and coached IFC executives. He has worked with senior leaders in Thailand, Afghanistan, Africa, and Europe. He has consulted with various organizations on the design, development and implementation of leadership development programs and has been successful in coaching and developing effective and productive leadership teams. He serves as adjunct faculty and coach for leadership development programs delivered by the National Leadership Institute at University of Maryland University College, the Center for Creative Leadership, and Georgetown University.
He is a qualified administrator of many psychological and personality assessments as well as various widely used 360 degree feedback instruments.
Bill received a BA in philosophy from Loyola University and a BS in Business Administration from Louisiana State University. He also studied at the American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, AZ. Additionally, he holds, an M.Ed. in Counseling from Loyola University and a PhD from the University of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada).
Rita Crowe has 30 years of direct line management, executive and organization development, and training design and delivery in both corporate and nonprofit organizations. She is president of LEAP LeadershipAdvantage LLC, a training and organization development group specializing in leadership development, team building, change leadership, process and organizational consulting, and executive coaching.
Rita has been a member of the adjunct faculty of the National Leadership Institute since 2004, where she trains in the Center for Creative Leadership's (CCL) Leadership Development Program (LDP) and Maximizing Leadership Potential (MLP) and provides feedback coaching in both open enrollment and custom programs. She also is an adjunct faculty member of CCL, where she facilitates the LDP, MLP and Looking Glass Experience programs, as well as trains in customized programs. She was a faculty member at CCL in Greensboro, North Carolina, for three years before establishing LEAP Leadership Advantage.
During 12 years at the Hewlett-Packard Company, Rita held positions in asset and education management, management of international projects, and change leadership. In 1997, she was featured in a Computerworld article entitled "Child's Play," highlighting creative problem-solving sessions that she designed and facilitated for the company. Other management and leadership roles she has held have been with AT&T Communications, the Food Marketing Institute, the American Symphony Orchestra League, the University of Maryland, College Park, and the Business and Professional Women's Foundation.
Rita is a member of the American Society for Training and Development. She is certified in Benchmarks, SKILLSCOPE, 360 by Design, WorkPlace Big Five, Executive Dimensions, VOICES, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, FIRO-B, Change Style Indicator, Golden Personality Type Indicator, Breckenridge Type Indicator, EQ-I and EQ-360, The Attentional Interpersonal Style Inventory (TAIS), PROFILOR, StressMap, Campbell Leadership Index, Conflict Dynamics Profile, California Psychological Inventory, Hogan Leadership Forecast assessments, Decision Style Profile, Learning Tactics Inventory, KEYS to Creativity, Campbell Organization Survey, SYMLOG, Denison Organizational Culture Survey, Strong Interest Inventory, and targeted innovation facilitation. She earned a BA in English education and an MBA focused in accounting and finance, both from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Rita is a program leader on the Box of Crayons international coaching team which provides consulting and workshops on Coaching for Great Work™. She is co-writing a book on generational differences and type preferences, due for release in early 2012.
Dr. Carol Dell'Amore is the executive director of the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) National Leadership Institute (NLI) and has more than 20 years of university-level experience in the field of leadership development, including training, program development, coaching, and administration. She is the founding director of NLI, where since 1988 she has established a wide range of programs and services in the areas of leadership development and managerial assessment for organizational leaders. She has developed numerous workshops, seminars, and executive coaching programs, as well as a variety of innovative leadership development products, including conferences, videos, and, most recently, an online leadership development program.
Carol has been a trainer and feedback coach in the Center for Creative Leadership's internationally recognized Leadership Development Program (LDP®) and Foundations of Leadership program. She is certified in a number of managerial assessment instruments, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, FIRO-B®, Leadership Effectiveness Analysis™, Campbell™ Leadership Index, Emotional Competence Inventory, Conflict Dynamics Profile®, Hogan Personality Inventories, WorkPlace Big Five, Benchmarks®, and other 360-degree assessments developed by the Center for Creative Leadership. She is a Master Trainer for the Conflict Dynamics Profile® and is certified as a trainer in Managing Workplace Conflict through the Mediation Training Institute International.
Carol has been a speaker or panelist at multiple conferences and symposia on leadership. As a faculty member of the UMUC Graduate School of Management and Technology, she has taught leadership and team effectiveness in the university's Executive MBA program, and is currently providing assessment feedback and coaching to EMBA students. She manages the feedback and coaching component for UMUC's Doctor of Management for Community College Leaders program. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Eckerd College Center for Conflict Dynamics.
Carol holds an MS in Adult Education, as well as an MA and a PhD in Counseling and Consultation, from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Dell'Amore holds an MS in Adult Education, an MA in Counseling, and a PhD in Counseling and Consultation, from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Lynn Litow Flayhart is an organizational development specialist with 30 years of experience in executive coaching, assessment for selection and development, leadership development, organizational assessment and development, strategic and business planning, facilitation, mediation, training needs assessment, training design and implementation, and team building. She has been an adjunct faculty member at the National Leadership Institute since 1997. She is an instructor for Senior Executive Education Programs at The Pennsylvania State University.
Lynn's consulting career began at Coopers & Lybrand, where she provided organizational assessment and development services to colleges, universities, and other national organizations. Since 1988, she has led her own consulting firms. She served on the expert panel for the World Association of Business Coaches that defined certification standards for Executive Coaches.
Lynn is engaged as an executive coach for senior executives, senior leadership team members, general managers, and high-potential individuals for a number of Fortune 500, private-sector clients. She designs and conducts assessment processes and consults on leadership development and succession planning. She holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in counseling from The Pennsylvania State University and an executive MBA from Loyola College in Maryland.
She is a trained mediator and has served in that capacity for the Frederick County, MD District Court system. In addition, she is certified in a wide range of assessment instruments including: the Center for Creative Leadership 360 degree suite of executive assessments; CPI 260; 16 PF; Hogan Assessments; Myers Briggs Type Indicator®; FIRO-B® and HBDI.
Dr. Jan Gamache has more than 20 years of experience in organizational development. During her career she has worked as a consultant, educator, and senior manager, and has served in corporate, government, and not-for-profit settings. She has been on the faculty of the National Leadership Institute since 2000.
In 1996 Jan opened a private practice in Alexandria, Virginia, specializing in the development of senior executives and their teams through executive coaching, individual and team assessment, 360-degree feedback, competency modeling, and conflict resolution. Representative clients include Noblis, ExxonMobil, Deloitte & Touche, IBM, American Bankers Association, Booz Allen & Hamilton, INOVA Health Care Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services–Human Resources Service, American Management Systems, Hughes Network Systems, Manor HealthCare Corp., U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Sonoco Products, CGI, Sara Lee, Duke Power, Northern Telecom, Smartronix, First Union, Educational Testing Service, BlackBoard, Spaulding & Slye, and Sprint Nextel.
Before opening her practice, Jan served as senior vice president for Drake Beam Morin, then the world's largest career and change management consulting firm. Previously, she had worked as an organizational consultant and trainer in a human resource management consulting company.
Jan received her higher education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she earned a BA in juvenile delinquency and children's services, an MEd in criminal justice, and an EdD in organizational development and human relations. Additionally, she has completed study in organizational systems thinking, and has received specialized training in experiential group therapy.
Dr. Nur Gryskiewicz is a pioneering executive coach, facilitator, and leadership development specialist bringing a breadth and depth of diverse business experience combined with an academic background to her international professional practice. She offers 30 years of experience in executive coaching, assessment for development, and global management, delivering services worldwide to Fortune 500 companies, partnership firms, government and international agency clients, including the United Nations.
Nur has been an executive coach with the Center for Creative Leadership since 1983. She is also an executive coach at the World Bank, the National Leadership Institute, and EnCompass. She is a consultant with the Executive Development Group and Duke Corporate Education. Her corporate experience had been with a textile manufacturing company managing marketing research projects. She was also the co-founder and director of a successful career development consultancy business. As a tenured Associate Professor in the business school at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, she taught in the undergraduate, MBA and management development programs from 1987 to 1999.
Nur has been working solely as an executive coach since 1999 where she brings a combination of her corporate, consulting and academic experiences to her coaching practice. She has worked with hundreds of managers and executives in multi-cultural settings around the globe who are transitioning into leadership roles with expanded responsibilities in Europe, Australasia, Africa, Middle East and the Americas. She works with senior executives from various industries including automotive, chemicals, engineering, finance, healthcare, information technology, pharmaceuticals, service and telecommunications. She helps executives achieve their vision of success in their current or future roles by translating strategic goals to specific tactical steps with an understanding of their day-to-day challenges as business leaders. By using assessments and providing objective feedback on their strengths and areas for development, she helps executives accomplish their goals through a development plan that accelerates learning.
As a facilitator, Nur has worked extensively with management teams and executives in leadership development programs for the National Foundation of Women Business Owners' Leadership Institute, the Cornell University Executive Program, the Duke University Executive Program, and the Office of Personnel Management. She has conducted workshops around the globe, including at the United Nations Management Development Center in Rome, the International Leadership Academy of the United Nations University in Amman, Jordan, and management centers in Cambridge, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Egypt and Turkey.
Nur has published numerous articles in scholarly journals and co-authored the chapter "Understanding Cultural Differences on the 360-Degree Feedback Process" in the book entitled Maximizing the Value of 360-Degree Feedback, published in 1998 by Jossey-Bass. She holds a PhD from the University of London in Organizational Psychology. She is a licensed psychologist and certified in over 25 assessment instruments. She is the past president of the Board of the Center for Credentialing and Education.
Dr. Zsuzanna (pronounced "Shooshanna") Gyorky, a consultant for over twenty years, works with mid- to upper-level managers and executives in the U.S. Government Program on Creative Leadership through the Center for Creative Leadership. As a faculty member of the National Leadership Institute, Zsuzsanna provides coaching and facilitates group activities. She is certified in a number of assessment and 360-degree instruments, including FIRO® Business, WorkPlace Big Five, Benchmarks®, Conflict Dynamics Profile®, Emotional Competence Inventory, Leadership Effectiveness Analysis™ and Leadership Circle Profile assessments.
Zsuzsanna is a psychologist and maintains a private practice in Washington, DC. Since 1988, she has provided psychotherapy to individuals and couples, specializing in stress and motivational concerns, women's issues, adult children of alcoholics, cross-cultural issues, and infertility and reproductive concerns, as well as anxiety, depression, and work-related problems.
Previously, Zsuzsanna worked at university counseling centers at Iowa State University, College of St. Catherine, University of Tennessee, and George Washington University. She held positions as coordinator of training, coordinator of clinical services, staff counselor, and adjunct professor. She also directed a nationally accredited internship program.
Zsuzsanna holds a PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Maryland and District of Columbia Psychological Associations. She is also listed in the National Register of Health Providers in Psychology.
Dr. Lynne Hazard is a licensed psychologist who provides consultation and training to private- and public-sector organizations and to mental health professionals. She has provided assessment and feedback for the Center for Creative Leadership since 1985 and, since 1989, has been on the adjunct faculty of the National Leadership Institute, where she provides coaching and feedback to managers in the Leadership Development Program (LDP®) and Maximizing Your Leadership Potential program, Her private practice work is focused on individual psychotherapy as well as coaching to executives and other professionals, with a special interest in entrepreneurs and dual-career couples and their families.
In the past, Lynne worked for several government agencies, providing career development counseling, training, and employee assistance counseling to managers. She also directed Montgomery College's Career Development Services for companies along the I-270 corridor in Maryland.
She has published articles and chapters on career development issues and dual-career professional couples. She holds national certification in career counseling, addictions counseling, and forensic evaluation, and has been trained in hypnotherapy, critical incident stress debriefing, and forensic psychology. She is a member of the International Society for the Study of Multiple Personality and Dissociation and treats survivors of trauma. Fairfax County, Virginia, has presented her with a commendation for her work with child and adult sexual assault/abuse survivors.
Lynne's educational credentials include a BA in Psychology from Goucher College, an MEd in Counseling Psychology from Boston College, and a PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park in Counseling Psychology. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maryland and as a clinical psychologist in Virginia, and is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, Benchmarks®, SKILLSCOPE®, Prospector®, 360 by Design®, Executive Dimensions, KEYS to Creativity, Hogan Leadership Forecast assessments, Emotional and Social Competency Inventory, and Leadership Effectiveness Analysis™, among other instruments.
Dr. Rita M. Hilton brings a unique perspective to her coaching practice. She spent fifteen years 'on the other side of the table', working as an institutional economist and organizational development specialist at the World Bank before she moved to pursue her passion for helping others gain insight to the relationship between leadership and results. She has been coaching in NLI programs since 2008. Rita maintains a mixed practice of coaching, teaching, and research in the area of teams and leadership. In addition to faculty work with NLI, she teaches in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University, and is Managing Research Scientist for MirumToo Corporation. In her coaching engagements, she works with a range of private sector and government clients to apply critical thinking to gain insight into productivity and performance opportunities.
Rita received her Ph.D. in Public Administration (specializing in Development & Institutional Economics) from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University (1990). Prior to earning her doctorate, she received graduate degrees in Ethics (M.A., University of Toronto), Economics, & Public Administration (M.A. & M.P.A., Syracuse University). In addition, she has an MA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (2008) from George Mason University. She is an associate member of the APA, SIOP, and a member of the International Federation of Coaches. She is certified in Hogan Assessments, MBTI, Firo-B, Skillscope, Benchmarks, and CDP instruments.
Dr. Roland Livingston is Dean of the School of Business and Management at Daniel Webster College in Nashua, NH. He is also an organization development consultant. His work at the college includes working with faculty in the School of Business to prepare undergraduate and graduate students for work in organizations of all kinds, as they face rapid social, economic, and technological change. In addition, Roland teaches graduate courses in leadership and organizational behavior as an adjunct faculty member at Colorado Technical University and The American University. Since 1998, he has served as a trainer and executive coach for the National Leadership Institute.
Much of Roland's work focuses on emotional competency and building trust in the workplace. He has worked extensively in leadership and organizational effectiveness, diversity management, and team building with such clients as Boeing, JPMorgan, Chase & Co., Reed Business Information, and the National Imagery and Mapping Agency. He has provided training and organization development consultation in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean.
Roland earned a BS in history from Delaware State University, an MS in human resource development from The American University, and an EdD in organization change from Pepperdine University. He is certified in the following assessment instruments: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Conflict Dynamics Profile, Emotional Competency Inventory and Emotional Social Competency Inventory, Hogan Leadership Forecast assessments, Leadership Effectiveness Analysis, and Benchmarks.
Peg Long has more than 20 years experience in executive coaching, leadership development, team building, and organizational consulting. She is president of Long Consulting Associates, Inc., where her clients include Fortune 500 companies, international health organizations, the federal government, and not-for-profit organizations. Building on a strong belief in the inherent capabilities of her clients, she works with leaders and teams to create the results they want by recognizing and building on their strengths to develop a new level of thinking and skills to deal with challenges and potential blind spots.
Peg has been on the faculty of the National Leadership Institute (NLI) since 1998. She is a feedback specialist with the leadership programs at NLI, CCL and US Government's Program on Creative Leadership. She regularly provides feedback to executive leaders based on a wide variety of tests, group activities, and assessment instruments. She facilitates the Shore Leadership Program on the Eastern Shore of Maryland a program to bring leaders from public and private organizations in the area together to explore possibilities to address issues in a regional and collaborative way. She also is an executive coach with the Power of Self—an innovative leadership program for women executives in Dallas, Texas, and is an adjunct faculty member for Georgetown University's professional development program. She is the past director of the Training Certificate program at Georgetown University.
Peg is a Master Certified Coach as well as a licensed counselor. She has completed the New Ventures West Professional Coaching Program, the Newfield Network Graduate Coaching Program, and programs in Generative Coaching and Coaching with the Body. She is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Leadership Circle Profile, Conflict Dynamics Profile, Benchmarks, Profilor, Emotional Competence Inventory and Emotional and Social Competence Inventory, Hogan Leadership Forecast assessments, Leadership Effectiveness Analysis, and FIRO-B. She is interested in the profound power of listening deeply and is currently writing a book on developing and using deep listening skills in personal and professional leadership.
Peg earned a BA in psychology from The George Washington University, an MS in counseling from the University of Southern California and has completed additional graduate work at the University of Tennessee.
Dr. Geri Lyons began her professional career in executive coaching and leadership development in 1987. Since that time, she has been affiliated with the National Leadership Institute (NLI), the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), and the training and development offices of various agencies within the Federal Government. She joined the NLI staff of adjunct faculty in 1989. As a management consultant to these organizations, Geri offers assessment, feedback, small group facilitation, and coaching to mid- and upper-level managers who attend executive education programs. She supports developmental planning and goal setting to help participants improve their executive competence within the framework of their organizational environments.
As a coach, Geri works with talented individuals seeking to enhance productivity and performance in the public and private sectors. Her clients come from a varied background, such as the military, intelligence, security and protective services, justice, health care, education, information technology, medical and scientific research, domestic and international financial services, engineering, transportation, retail, utilities, and telecommunications. Some are new to management and need to develop basic skills that focus on personal growth, workplace relationships, influencing, and conflict resolution. Other more seasoned managers are moving to the next level of leadership, and aspire to develop vision, strategic thinking, global perspective, and entrepreneurial risk-taking. At the senior executive ranks, Geri's clients demonstrate a profound commitment to lead significant change and transform their organizations to meet the demands of the future. Since she is a product of CCL's coach training program, Geri embraces a coaching philosophy based on these beliefs: (1) leadership can be learned, (2) life experiences teach the most valuable lessons of leadership, and (3) understanding how others perceive us in a leadership role facilitates behavior change.
From 1979 to 1987, before becoming an executive coach, Geri was a staff psychologist at The George Washington University Counseling Center. Her duties included teaching, supervision, research, and assessment. She also coordinated the career services offered to adults in the university community. During her graduate studies, she was a teaching assistant in the psychology department and a research assistant at a mental health clinic in Georgetown. Other relevant work experience consists of clinical research at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and industrial/organizational research at Merrill Lynch in New York City.
Geri's undergraduate degree in psychology comes from Fordham University, where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She received her PhD in the field of Personality and Experimental Psychopathology from The George Washington University. She is a licensed psychologist in Washington, D.C.
Given her primary interest in assessment, Geri pursues professional training and development in the area of testing. She is certified to provide feedback on an extensive array of 360-degree instruments. As a licensed psychologist, she is also qualified to interpret a host of self-report personality instruments that form the backbone of executive training programs.
Dr. Judy Marx has been affiliated with the National Leadership Institute for more than 25 years as a feedback coach, trainer, and executive coach. She has provided training to a variety of federal agencies and private institutions, focusing on leadership development, conflict management, communication and coaching skills. She maintains a private practice in Washington, D.C., where she specializes in individual psychotherapy with adults who are experiencing work and career difficulties, relationship issues, anxiety, and depression. She also has expertise in working with adults with attention deficit disorder. She is a member of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and an adjunct faculty member of the Psychology Department at the George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Previously, Judy was employed at the counseling centers at Georgetown University and Mount Vernon College, and she has provided mental health consultation at a variety of institutions in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Her professional research has focused on self-help books, ethics in psychotherapy, and on terminating psychotherapy; she has delivered numerous presentations and written extensively on these topics.
Judy is licensed as a psychologist in the District of Columbia and is certified to use the following instruments: Benchmarks®, the Leadership Effectiveness Analysis™, Emotional Competence Inventory, SKILLSCOPE®, Workplace Big 5, Hogan Leadership Forecast Series, Profilor®, and Conflict Dynamics Profile®. She also has experience in working with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, FIRO-B®, Strong Interest Inventory and California Psychological Inventory. Her higher education was attained at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she earned a BA in psychology, graduating cum laude; an MA in counseling psychology; and a PhD in counseling psychology, with a minor concentration in organizational psychology.
Dr. Bill McCarthy has over 25 years of continual and successful consulting in leadership development. Throughout his time with the UMUC National Leadership Institute, he has contributed to several leadership efforts. He provides one-on-one leadership development consultations to executives and is a trainer for the Center for Creative Leadership's internationally recognized Leadership Development Program (LDP®) and Maximizing Your Leadership Potential (MLP). He has also provided executive coaching through the Online Leadership Assessment Program (OLAP). He has provided presentations on leadership for the UMUC Executive MBA program, as well as prepared and presented a podcast on Executive Coaching for UMUC.
Since 2005, Bill has performed leadership coaching for the Key Executive Leadership Program, at the Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation at American University, Washington DC. This program provides development for governmental leaders aspiring to the Senior Executive Service. Their recent clients include USDA, OIG, DOI, and DOE.
Since 2008, Bill has joined the Federal Consulting Group, a business unit of the US government to provide coaching to federal employees. This has brought assignments for HHS University, SSA and CMS.
Previous activities include leadership training for the SES Candidate Development Program at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. For 12 years, Bill was the senior psychological consultant at a DC-based outplacement firm. He worked in a program for transitioning military officers from the Pentagon and a similar transitioning program for the Department of the Interior.
Bill is certified in Class A psychological instruments for diagnostic purposes and class B and C psychological instruments for personality and career assessment. He is certified in many 360° instruments including Benchmarks®, Emotional and Social Competency Inventory, Conflict Dynamics Profile® and Hogan Assessments. He holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park; a Master's degree in Education from Loyola College in Baltimore; and a PhD in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Dr. Lanning Moldauer is an independent practitioner who consults with organizations and professionals including other psychologists, psychiatrists, judges, attorneys, rehabilitation counselors, and employee assistance plan staff members. Consultations largely concern hiring decisions, career planning, coaching/development issues, and attributes of either criminal defendants or civil litigants. Current organizational clients include The World Bank, McKinsey Consulting, NASA, the Department of Labor, various law firms, and several national associations and small businesses. His testimony in federal and local courts, and related legal consultations, has involved a half-dozen front-page cases.
During a career that has spanned more than 25 years, Lanny has been associated with the National Leadership Institute (NLI), providing individual feedback, coaching training, online course facilitation, and statistical analysis of test scores. He also trains graduate students in clinical psychology at The George Washington University and has taught in the executive Masters of Information Technology program at University of Maryland University College.
Lanny's earlier work experience included similar activities with American Airlines, Ricoh, Coopers & Lybrand, several real estate developers, a bank, a hydroelectric and an environmental engineering firm, manufacturing companies, hospitals, trade associations, executive search firms, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans Administration and several police organizations. Through the Center for Creative Leadership and NLI, he has worked with U.S. Navy flag officers, the National Security Agency, WMATA, Verizon, Inovant (a part of Visa International), the Fairfax County (Virginia) Board of Education, and executives of many other organizations.
Moldauer received a BA in psychology and a General Honors certificate, now referred to as the Benjamin Franklin Scholars program, from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in clinical psychology from The George Washington University. He is certified in Benchmarks®, the Campbell™ Leadership Index, SKILLSCOPE®, the Leadership Effectiveness Analysis™, Hogan Leadership Forecast assessments, the Emotional Competency Inventory and Emotional Social Competency Inventory, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, 360 BY DESIGN®, and a wide variety of neuropsychological, cognitive assessment, and clinical personality diagnostic instruments.
Dr. Lesley A. Perkins is a human capital consultant with more than 12 years of advising, consulting and coaching experience with organizations. She is the founder of Perkins Consulting, which provides strategic and programmatic advice to human resource and business leaders in identifying, selecting and developing employees.
Lesley is motivated by improving the professional lives of others and is firmly founded in her passion for creating work environments of engagement for all employees. Her interest in studying and understanding patterns of human behavior and motivation in the workplace led her to focus on talent management, training design and evaluation, assessment and selection, diversity and inclusion and strategic human capital measurement.
Lesley' consulting experience has been with private, federal and nonprofit sector organizations. Her clients have included Toyota, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, McGraw-Hill, Family Matters of Greater Washington, Arlington Temple United Methodist Church, Department of Commerce, United States Air Force and Alabama Department of Transportation.
Lesley loves coaching individuals in the midst of transition. She is skilled at creating an intimate and trusting environment for clients to learn and plan for action. She's been described as providing clients with thoughtful insight through her integration of information from multiple sources and helping them use the data to plan and take action.
Lesley earned a PhD and an MS in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Georgia and a BS in psychology from Howard University. She has additional training from The Coaches Institute and in the Skilled Facilitator technique. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.
Lesley is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Human Resource Management and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She is also an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated.
Dr. Robert Ruskin has been Chief Assessor for the Leadership Development Program at the National Leadership Institute since 1983. In this capacity, he has been responsible for the overall quality of the assessment faculty and, in addition, he has provided individual leadership coaching and assessment to many of our most senior corporate and government executives. In particular, Dr. Ruskin worked individually with over 40 General Officers in all branches of the U.S. military and over 80 of the country's most senior corporate officers
Since 1987, Bob has been Director of the Consortium Research Fellows Program of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, where he is responsible for direction of an academic fellowship program providing technical and analytical services to research laboratories in the Department of Defense (DoD). More than 90 graduate students, 35 undergraduate students, and 55 faculty members from 41 universities and colleges are involved in the program. The faculty and students assist in a wide array of DoD-sponsored research projects at 18 sites in the country. As a result of Dr. Ruskin's leadership in the above programs and his contributions to the careers of over 1200 of our next generation of America's psychologists, he was awarded one of the three American Psychological Association's 2008 Meritorious Research and Service Commendations.
From 1971 to 1987, Bob was a professor in the Department of Psychology at Georgetown University. For 10 of those years, he was the elected Chairman of the Department and for two years he served as the Director of the university's Center for Personalized Instruction. He is the author of more than 85 publications and presentations on instruction and teaching, has served as editor on the boards of five scholarly journals, and is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and a Charter Fellow of the American Psychological Society.
Bob earned his BA from Washington College. At West Virginia University he earned an MS in Psychology, with a specialty in behavioral Psychology, and a PhD in Psychology, with specialties in organizational effectiveness, instructional design, and clinical practice. He is a licensed psychologist in clinical psychology in both Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Dr. Robert Seidel has maintained a private psychology practice in Virginia since 1980. He also has a consulting organization called Strategies for Change (www.strategiesforchange.org), which provides seminars, workshops, and consultation to education and industry. Through this organization, he facilitates the process of change in individuals and organizations and provides quality life coaching for attorneys and executives. Seidel joined the National Leadership Institute in 2000.
Over a period of about 38 years, Bob gained expertise in research, development, teaching, and management in the areas of experimental design, the use of technology in instruction, technology transfer, distance learning, and evaluation. He was vice president of a not-for-profit company where he was responsible for policy, emphasizing program development for instructional technology. He gives talks nationally and internationally, and has published numerous articles and eight books in these areas. In 2005, he published a book to aid training developers and educators in course development, relating learning principles to instructional strategies. He now has a second book out, a companion workbook, published as Part II with a reprinting of the original book, as Part I of the volume, which appeared at the end of 2007.
Recently, Bob helped a Texas consortium of school districts successfully integrate computer technology into their school system. For many years, as U.S. representative and chairman of the NATO Research Study Group from 1987 to 2005. He advised NATO on implementation and evaluation of advanced technologies. He just completed tenure as the first research chief emeritus at the Army Research Institute. He has also taught at Denison University, Trinity College in Connecticut, The George Washington University, and the University of Maryland, College Park.
Bob is licensed as a clinical psychologist in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. His educational credentials include a BSc in psychology from Rutgers University, graduating magna cum laude. He was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and the Society of Sigma Xi, earning the MA and PhD in experimental psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he held a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University. He is certified on Benchmarks®, 360 By Design®, Executive Dimensions, and Prospector® offered by the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), the Conflict Dynamics Profile® and the Hogan Leadership Forecast Assessments. His experience is extensive with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI), MBTI® Type II, FIRO-B®, and the California Psychological Inventory.
Dr. Richard Tanenbaum is a skilled, energetic performance enhancement practitioner, with over 20 years's experience providing executive coaching, training, facilitation and organization development services to a wide variety of private and public sector organizations. Richard delivers a broad range of leadership seminars and workshops, including live and web-based leadership development programs for the National Leadership Institute at the University of Maryland University College, a Center for Creative Leadership affiliate. Richard received his B.A. degree in psychology and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology, with an emphasis on organizational/industrial psychology, at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia.
Richard established his private practice in 1987, and since that time has worked with a broad array of organizations and institutions, including: American Institute of Architects, Cablevision, Doubleday Manufacturing, Effective Leaders Program (University of Cape Town and Duke University), Freddie-Mac, the International Monetary Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank, Office of Personnel Management, Philip Morris, USA, United Virginia Bank, the World Bank, and all branches of the military. Richard has consistently maintained academic appointments at several institutions. From 2003-2007, He served as Executive Director and Principal Investigator of the Uniformed Services University (USU) Center for Health Disparities Research and Education. As leader, he was responsible for "building" and staffing the Center, and all operational and fiscal aspects of the organization.
Integrating his training in organization behavior, psychology, and the performing arts, Richard employs a wide variety of engaging experiential methods to facilitate learning and promote sustainable change. In addition, he has particular expertise in communications skills training, 360 degree leadership assessment systems, performance appraisal methods, and conflict management. A licensed psychologist in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland, Richard is certified to administer a wide spectrum of psychological and leadership-oriented assessment instruments, including: Benchmarks, California Psychological Inventory, Campbell Leadership Index, Change Style Indicator, Conflict Dynamics Profile, Emotional Competency Inventory, Firo-B, Hogan Assessments, Leadership Effectiveness Analysis, MBTI, Skillscope, Profilor, and WorkPlace Big Five Profile.
Dr. Marlene Thorn is president of IMT Consulting Associates, LLC, consulting to international and domestic organizations in organizational development and redesign, executive assessment and development, executive coaching, and human capital management. Her work includes strategic work force planning, leadership and succession planning, human resource policies and programs, and career development and training.
Dr. Thorn's consulting experience has been in private, federal, non-profit sector and international organizations. Recent consulting clients include: UN-International Fund for Agricultural Development, in Rome, Italy, a UN international financial organization; DMS International, an information management company; the University Research Company-Center for Human Services, specializing in health and education; and the World Bank.
Prior to consulting, her professional experiences included: The International Monetary Fund (IMF), G.E. Information Services (GEIS), Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO), Gallaudet University, and St. Elizabeth's Mental Health Hospital.
She is an adjunct assessment feedback coach for the National Leadership Institute and the Center for Creative Leadership, and an adjunct professor for Business and Executive Programs, Graduate School of University of Maryland University College.
Dr. Thorn received her PhD in Human Development with a specialty in Organizational Management from the University of Maryland, and her M.A. and B.A degrees in counseling and psychology from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. She holds an Executive Development Certification from ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. She is a CCE Board Certified Coach and is certified in assessment instruments including: Benchmarks, CPI, CLI, ESCI, ECI, FIRO-B, MBTI, Profilor, Strong Interest Inventory, and The Workplace Big Five.
She is President and Chair of the Board of the Society of Psychologists in Management, a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Human Resource Management, International Association for Applied Psychology, and Institute for Coaching Professional Association – Harvard. She sits on several Boards, including the Foundation for the Advancement of Psychologists in Management.
Dr. Stephen Zaccaro a professor of psychology at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He has been studying, teaching, and consulting about teams and leadership for more than 25 years. He has been associated with National Leadership Institute since 2005.
Previously, Steve served on the faculty of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and the College of the Holy Cross. He has written over 100 articles, book chapters, and technical reports on group dynamics, team performance, leadership, and work attitudes. He also has written a book, titled The Nature of Executive Leadership: A Conceptual and Empirical Analysis of Success, and coedited three other books, Occupational Stress and Organizational Effectiveness, The Nature of Organizational Leadership: Understanding the Performance Imperatives Confronting Today's Leaders, and Leader Development for Transforming Organizations. He coedited a special issue for Group and Organization Management on the interface between leadership and team dynamics, and special issues for Leadership Quarterly on individual differences and leadership.
Steve has directed funded research projects in the areas of team performance, shared mental models, leader-team interfaces, leadership training and development, leader adaptability, and executive leadership. He has consulted for projects on developing leader assessment tools, constructing leadership training systems, and on measuring performance in human-robot team systems.
Steve's PhD in social psychology was earned at the University of Connecticut.