Associates

We are a lean business and have carefully selected team members who have the experience and expertise to deliver our services.

 

Chris Wahl

President, Miro Group Consulting and Christine M. WahlConsulting

A seasoned leader and ICF-certified master coach, Chris is recognized as a pioneer and thought leader in the field of coaching ~ coaching leaders and their teams, and training coaches to work with leaders and their teams.

In her practice, Chris works with leaders, executives, and teams who care about an integrated, resilient, positive, and inspiring approach to their own greatness ~ greatness that achieves and yet goes beyond the numbers, that goes beyond personal mastery, that taps the very essence of the client’s aspirations and capacity. Greatness in this sense can also be thought of as wholeheartedness and an ability to be present to oneself, to learn one’s own blind spots, and to bring attention to the places that matter in the day-to-day as well as the long-term vision of a leader’s work. Results, yes.  In a big, great, holistic way.

Chris has years of experience coaching executives and senior level leaders in multiple industries, including the financial sector, IT, health care, luxury retail, beauty, and federal and local government. Sought after for her kind, wise, and results-oriented approach, Chris has enjoyed a thriving coaching and consulting practice for 25 years.


Meredith Persily Lamel

President MPL Partners LLC

Meredith is an instructor, coach, consultant and trainer through her own firm MPL Partners LLC. She also serves on the faculty of the American University School of Public Administration in the Key Leadership Program. Through MPL, she offers customized leadership solutions including leadership program design and delivery, management consulting, management workshops, retreat facilitation, individual and team coaching. She also founded Working MAMA, a group coaching program for high-achieving professional moms.


Rob Moran

Partner Brunswick Group

Robert was previously President of StrategyOne’s US operations, Edelman’s strategic research consultancy, where he led StrategyOne’s $20 Million US operations across 3 business lines, 8 offices and 70 employees. In July 2011 StrategyOne was named the 5th fastest growing major US research firm between 2005 and 2010 by Inside Research. Prior to StrategyOne, Mr. Moran was Vice President at Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates and began his career at Public Opinion Strategies.


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Kristin Olson

Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

Kristin is a second-year Master's student in the nationally-ranked George Mason Industrial/Organizational Psychology program. She graduated in May 2006 from George Washington University with a B.A. in Psychology with Special Honors and a minor in Women's Studies. She is originally from Frederick, Maryland and now reside in Arlington, VA just a few miles outside of Washington, DC.

Kristin is presently working at the consulting firm Federal Management Partners, Inc. (FMP). At FMP we consult for the federal government on a range of projects such as organizational assessments, employee coaching, and implementing results-oriented performance cultures with relevant metrics. She has also recently completed a fellowship with the Consortium Research Fellows Program (CRFP) at Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC). At DMDC Kristin was involved in the Human Resources based surveys on spousal and family satisfaction in the military, as well as equal opportunities, gender relations, and focus groups exploring issues of sexual harassment and assault in the military academies. Additionally, in the spring of 2007 Kristin was a Teaching Assistant with Dr. Jose Cortina for undergraduate statistics.


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Stefano Petti

State of Mind Research

Stefano is Partner and Managing Director of Asterys, a global organizational development firm with 80+ Associates in three continents.

Stefano started his professional career in London working for ENI Group and moved back to Italy in 2000 where he took on senior roles in the financial industry within various divisions of the French group Société Générale.

Since 2002 he works primarily as executive coach and he supports senior leaders and managers, largely within multinational contexts, who are engaged in transformational and change initiatives, areas that he is particularly passionate about.  His approach to people development embeds a strong focus on their actual business context and the results they need to produce.

Stefano is also lecturer at the Master of International Management programme (University of Bologna, Italy) and former lecturer at the Executive MBA programme (CUOA Business School, Italy).

After graduating in Business Economics in Italy, he specialized in International Marketing and Finance in Sweden and in 2000 he was awarded a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in London.

Stefano is an ICF (International Coach Federation) Professional Certified Coach (PCC), former member of the ICF European Leaders Group, former member of the Executive Committee of ICF Italy and co-founder of a no-profit association for the organization of Cultural Events


Jeremy Hirshberg

State of Mind Research

Jeremy is currently a Senior Faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership where he consults, designs and delivers custom leadership programs to global audiences across all levels of leadership. For over a decade, Jeremy has been a leadership and organizational development practitioner providing consulting, executive coaching, and leadership development across all organizational levels.  He was worked in numerous industries including Finance, Utilities, Federal, State and Local Government, Healthcare, Retail, and Manufacturing.

Prior to joining the Center, Jeremy was the Defense market practice lead for Booz Allen Hamilton’s Leadership Development practice, where he led the market strategy, business development, and design and delivery of leadership solutions to the Department of Defense, Defense Intelligence Agency, IRS, and VA.  Prior to that, he was a talent and organizational development consultant for AllianceBernstein, San Diego Gas and Electric, and Southern California Gas Company.  

Jeremy is also an expert in executive assessment for selection and development and has assessed leaders in the Energy, Consulting, Entertainment, Government and Steel industries. Additionally, Jeremy edited the 8th edition of Management of Organizational Behavior by Hersey, Blanchard, and Johnson, and authored the final chapter, “Synthesizing Leadership Theories.”


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Junli Ping 

State of Mind Research

Junli Ping is a Yale graduate with a degree in Neuroscience


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Alicia Rodriguez

President of Sophia Associates Inc.

Ms. Rodriguez founded Sophia Associates, Inc. in 2000.  Sophia Associates reflects her belief in a new leadership mythology that includes the whole – the whole person, the whole organization, and the whole community.

Alicia is a transformational teacher, leadership advisor and guide. She inspires and empowers individuals to lead powerfully, live authentically and act purposefully. She is a dynamic speaker, author, writer and visionary whose work unites the world of business with wisdom, mindfulness and spirituality. Her experience includes powerful strategies in business, leadership and personal development. Ms. Rodriguez is known for her intuition as much as her results in coaching leaders and executives who commit to developing themselves from the inside out.  The base of her own wisdom lies in her studies of spiritual teachings, psychological frameworks, cognitive science studies, and indigenous wisdom traditions.  Alicia works in the United States and South America.


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Lauren B. Weinstein

Lauren B. Weinstein is passionate about coaching as a tool for change and enjoys working with both individuals as well as organizations in the domain of strategic advising/consulting, coaching, facilitation, and training.

Previously, Lauren spent seven years at Accenture, where she worked primarily in Corporate Social Responsibility and International Development through Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), a group that employs an innovative non-for-profit business model to make Accenture services accessible to the international development sector.

Her clients have included Accenture, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, International Rescue Committee (IRC), Womanity Foundation and World Association for Girl Guides & Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). She has supported these clients with strategic planning, organizational and operating model design, process improvement, leadership/ management training program development and communications. While working for Accenture's Corporate Social Responsibility group, Lauren helped expand the US skills-based volunteering program and created awareness around childhood obesity and patient navigation/advocacy.

Lauren is the author of "Coaching is Calling: A Guide to Coach Training Programs and Professional Career Paths." She has a BA in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania and a Certification in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University's Institute for Transformational Leadership. Lauren is a StartingBloc Fellow and Net Impact Professional Member and she speaks Spanish and Portuguese.