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Marc Efron

Marc Efron

President, Talent Strategy Group
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Marc Efron

Marc Efron

President, Talent Strategy Group

Marc helps the world’s biggest brands and most successful companies elevate the quality and impact of their talent. He leads transformational projects globally in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to consumer products to technology. As the founder and President of the Talent Strategy Group, he leads the firm’s global consulting, education, executive search and publishing businesses.

Marc co-authored the Harvard Business Review Publishing best-selling book One Page Talent Management, often called the “talent management bible.” Companies worldwide apply its discipline of science-based simplicity, accountability and transparency. His upcoming book 8 Steps to High Performance will be published by Harvard Business Review in July 2018.

Marc co-founded the Talent Management Institute at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. It has become the world’s most popular executive education program on talent management with more than 3,000 graduates.

Marc publishes Talent Quarterly magazine which he founded in 2013 to help executives make smarter decisions about how to manage talent.

Prior to forming The Talent Strategy Group, Marc served as VP, Talent Management for Avon Products and led the Global Leadership Consulting Practice for Aon Hewitt. He was also SVP, Leadership Development for Bank of America and a Congressional Staff Assistant.

Marc is a sought after speaker on talent management and leadership topics by both corporations and conferences. He is widely quoted on talent issues in the business media and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Influencers in HR.

Marc founded and leads the New Talent Management Network, a non-profit HR networking and research organization that is now the world’s largest talent management organization with more than 3,000 members.

Marc earned a M.B.A. from the Yale University School of Management and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington.

Robert Golderberg

Robert Goldberg

Founder of Organization Insight, LLC
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Robert Goldberg

Robert Goldberg

Robert Goldberg is founder and managing partner of Organization Insight, LLC., a community of top-caliber consultants dedicated to helping companies improve their effectiveness and competitiveness through people. As a leadership and organizational development specialist, Goldberg’s work is primarily focused on assisting organizations implement strategic, cultural and other changes, developing executive teams to effectively lead their organizations, and building individual leadership capacity through training and coaching.

Prior to founding Organization Insight in 1998, Goldberg managed the Change and Team Leadership practice at the Center for Creative Leadership, a premier leadership and research institution in the United States. Before CCL, he held positions in human resources management, training and organization development at AIG and Raytheon Corporation, two Fortune 100 corporations.

Goldberg’s recent clients include Roche Pharmaceuticals, Macy’s, Inc., VOLVO, Riverbed Technologies, Wells Fargo Bank, the American Society for Mechanical Engineers, TIAA-CREF, 2U, Trilogy Educational Services, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, TrueBridge Capital Management, and several others.

Goldberg is a versatile consultant, whose theoretical grounding, practical approach, program design, and facilitation skills are called upon for a variety of complex and sensitive organizational and leadership development needs.

Goldberg has published numerous articles in nationally recognized organization development and leadership publications, including the Organization Development Journal, Leader to Leader, the OD Practioner, Issues & Observations, BizLife Magazine, and others. In addition, Organization Insight’s blog shares knowledge and experience about organization change, team effectiveness and individual leadership development.

Goldberg received his MBA in organizational psychology from City University of New York, and his B.A. in psychology from the SUNY at Binghamton.

June Gunther

June Gunther

Co-Founder & CEO, TeachingHorse
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June Gunther

June Gunther

Co-Founder & CEO, TeachingHorse

With 30 years of experience in leadership development, June brings depth of understanding and clarity of purpose to preparing leaders for innovation and transformation.

June holds a Doctor of Education degree in the field of Adult Learning from North Carolina State University.

She is a Certified Equine Guided Educator (CEGE), Certified Equine Interaction Professional (CEIP-ED) and the author of TeachingHorse, Rediscovering Leadership, Bloomington, Indiana: Authorhouse, 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stacey Hanke

Stacey Hanke

Stacey Hanke, Inc.
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Stacey Hanke

Stacey Hanke

Stacey Hanke, Inc., 

Stacey Hanke is the author of the book Influence Redefined-Be the Leader You Were Meant to BeMonday to Monday® and co-author of Yes You Can! Everything You Need From A To Z To Influence Others To Take Action.

Stacey is founder of Stacey Hanke Inc., celebrating 12th year of business, helping over 15,000 people to rid themselves of bad body language habits and choose words wisely.

She has delivered over 500 presentations for business leaders in the financial industry to the healthcare industry to government and everyone in between. Her client list is vast from Coca-Cola, Kohl’s, United States Army, Navy and Air Force, Leo Burnett, Nationwide, University of Chicago, Deloitte, GE, General Mills, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cardinal Health. In addition to her client list, she has been the Emcee for Tedx.

Stacey has inspired thousands as a featured guest on media outlets including; SmartMoney magazine, Business Week, Lifetime Network, NY Times, Chicago WGN and WLS-AM.

Her area of expertise lies in offering practical influence skills and techniques that build confidence and credibility into leadership, customer relationships and our personal lives. She does this by helping individuals enhance their influence to maximize performance, improve results and build relationships to win business.

Stacey has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Development and Public Relations from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.

Rob Lippert

Rob Lippert

Financial Economist
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Rob Lippert

Rob Lippert

Financial Economist

Dr. Lippert is a financial economist who has held corporate, consulting, and academic positions in the areas of finance and strategy. He has more than two decades of business experience around the world. Robert is also the co-author of The New CFOs: How Finance Teams and Their Leaders Can Revolutionize Modern Business, co-authored with Liz Mellon, David C. Nagel, and Nigel Slack.

Through executive education, consultation, and executive coaching, Robert assists organizations in developing and executing strategies to achieve sustainable financial success. Robert has been on the faculty of Emory University, Georgia State University, Rutgers University, and the University of South Carolina. He has won numerous teaching awards, published extensively, taught and consulted in 50 plus countries, and been Keynote Speaker at numerous events across five continents. He currently designs and delivers a variety of Executive Education courses for Duke CE, Emory, UCLA, UNC-Chapel Hill, and University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.

Specific to Executive Education, Robert designs, develops, and delivers executive education programs on the topics of strategy, finance, and leadership for clients across a variety industry segments. Recent Automotive/ Transportation and Manufacturing clients include CSX, GE, Genuine Parts Corporation, International Paper, Milliken Corporation, Nissan, Rolls Royce, Sonoco Products, and UPS. Energy and Mining Sector clients include Arcelor-Mittal, British Petroleum, Chevron, and Rio Tinto. Healthcare clients include Abbvie, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CVS, Novartis, Merck, Palmetto Health, and University Medical Center. Financial Services clients include ADP, AEGON, AON Risk Services, Bank of America, CitiBank, Cincinnati Financial, Farmers Insurance, Merrill Lynch, SunTrust, and XL insurance. In Technology and Professional Services, he has worked with Alcatel, HP, IBM, KPMG, Leidos, PWC, Samsung, and Tyco Industries. Other clients include Bosch, CenturyLink, Coca-Cola, Comcast-NBCU, CCA, Enterprise Ireland, Fuji Film, Genpact, Gerdau, Home Depot, Howden Buffalo, Piggly Wiggly, VELUX, Verizon, numerous state agencies, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Navy.

Robert has also coached senior executives in the areas of strategy, finance, and business acumen. These sessions were typically provided to senior executives who have had a narrow career path and/or executives changing industries or companies. The one-on-one coaching is typically a combination of face-to-face, on-line, and phone meetings. The coaching is intended to close specific gaps in knowledge or experience and begins with the identification of key desired outcomes and the process by which to achieve them.

In addition to being a faculty member, his work in executive development, consulting, and executive coaching, Robert was CFO and Vice President of Strategic Planning for a publicly traded holding company, which specialized in insurance-related activities. His primary duties in this capacity were to manage the acquisition, integration, and divestiture of existing businesses; oversee the formulation and implementation of the corporate strategic plan; manage the business planning and budgeting process; co-manage a multi-million-dollar investment portfolio; and interact with Wall Street analysts, investment bankers and investors in the financial community. Robert earned a BSBA from Xavier University and a PhD in Finance from the University of South Carolina. He is also on the Board of Directors of Pareteum Corporation and Chair of the Audit Committee.

Dan Lyons

Dan Lyons

Founder, President and CEO of Team Concepts
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Dan Lyons

Dan Lyons

Founder, President and CEO of Team Concepts

Dan Lyons is the Founder, President and CEO of Team Concepts, Inc. a global team building and leadership development company. Through their work, Team Concepts helps leaders and organizations viscerally experience how to create, lead, and maintain high performance teams. The genesis of Team Concepts’ leadership model, The Eight Secrets of Inspirational Leadership, is based upon Dan‘s 30+ years of high performance athletic achievements, academic training, and military experience.

As an oarsman, Dan rowed on seven U.S. National Teams. He won a World Championship in 1986 and competed in the Seoul Olympics (1988). Dan was inducted into the U.S. Rowing Hall of Fame in 1997. His professional coaching career includes positions at the U.S. Naval Academy, Oxford, Stanford, Drexel, Georgetown, and as an elite coach for the Penn Athletic Club in Philadelphia. Dan‘s leadership skills are also a product of his military history training and service. He received his BS from the U.S. Naval Academy, MS from Oxford University and MA from Villanova University. Dan served as an officer in the U.S. Navy. During his service, he attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

With strong ties to the University of North Carolina, Dan and his team have been partnering with UNC Executive Development since 2012 to design and deliver powerful experiential activities.

Angela Nix

Angela Nix

President & CEO of The National Institute of Leadership & Organizational Development
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Angela Nix

Angela Nix

President & CEO of The National Institute of Leadership & Organizational Development

Angel Nix is the President & CEO of The National Institute of Leadership & Organizational Development (NILOD), which is committed to providing excellence in leadership and organizational development services. As an industrial and organizational psychologist, Nix brings more than 16 years of experience in the fields of leadership and organizational development. Additionally, she possesses a broad experience and knowledge base in executive coaching, executive development, succession planning, human capital management, strategic planning, talent management, development of recruitment and selection systems, performance management, workforce planning and development, and organizational development. Nix takes an experiential learning approach to training.

Training topics delivered by Nix over the past 12 months include:
EQ Applied at Work: Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence; Less Stress, More Success; Ethics and Accountability; The Power of Effective Communication; Coaching for Performance Excellence; Servant Leadership; Performance Management; Problem Solving & Decision Making; Managing Through Systems; Building a Team; Building Relationships Through Interpersonal Communication; Leadership Imperatives; Strategic Thinking; and Preparing to Lead.

As a facilitator, organizational development practitioner, and board certified executive coach, Nix creates an initial focus of building rapport and establishing an accurate organizational context to ensure successful outcomes. Angel’s approach to launching developmental solutions for the clients she serves is rooted in the proper assessment of the current state of the organization, its culture, as well as past performance. This may involve needs assessments in the form of surveys, focus groups, stakeholder analysis, and one-on-one interviews with key business leaders, employees, and customers.

Angel holds a Master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology as well as a post master’s certificate in organizational development. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and biopsychology with a minor in chemistry. Additionally, Angel is a board certified coach through the Center for Credentialing Education, Inc. Finally, Nix is certified to administer the following 360-Degree Assessments: Executive Dimensions™, Benchmarks®, Prospector®, 360 By Design®, Skillscope®, Global6 360®. She is also certified in the following assessments and training modules: WorkPlace Big 5®, NEO-PI-R®, FIRO-B®, FIRO Business®, 4MAT 4Business Learning Type Measure®, MBTI®, Change Style Indicator®, Influence Style Indicator®, The Organization Workshop®. Angel is the author of Job-portunity: Your Career GPS – Going Places Successfully in the World of Work.

Xiomara Padamsee

Xiomara Padamsee

CEO, Promise 54
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Xiomara Padamsee

Xiomara Padamsee_

CEO, Promise 54

Xiomara is: a proud Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Indian cisgender gay woman; a family-first mother and wife, daughter and sister; an enthusiastic pinata maker, former pianist, and a dedicated educator and activist.

Xiomara’s 20 years of education and organizational effectiveness experience include roles as Leader of the talent advising practice and management team member at Bellwether Education Partners, Manager in Deloitte Consulting’s human capital practice, and as Vice President of Staffing & Organizational Development on Teach For America’s management team, where she built the organization’s first national talent team.

Xiomara holds a BS from Cornell University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Pilar Ryan

Colonel (Ret.) Maria del Pilar Ryan (Pilar)

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Colonel (Ret.) Maria del Pilar Ryan (Pilar)

Pilar Ryan

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Colonel (Ret.) Maria del Pilar Ryan, Ph.D., is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and earned a MA and Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. She has served in a variety of command and staff positions, stateside and overseas, during her 27-year Army career, including command of Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 30th Field Artillery Regiment, the largest artillery battery in the Army at the time. Some of her other assignments include service in a tactical Military Intelligence battalion in Germany, as executive officer of 1/30th Field Artillery Battalion, as Deputy G2 (Intelligence) of III Corps Artillery, both at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, as a political-military planner and counter-proliferation strategist for United States Forces Korea, and as the executive officer to the Assistant Chief of Staff, Strategy and Policy, United States Forces Korea/Commanding General, Marine Corps Forces-Korea.

Pilar retired from active military duty on July 1, 2013 as a Professor of History and Chief, International Division, Department of History, United States Military Academy. Since her retirement, Pilar has worked with business organizations dedicated to developing authentic, courageous, and inclusive leaders. She was honored to be inducted into the New York State Veterans Hall of Fame in 2016, and to receive the 2013 Compass Award from the Women’s Leadership Exchange, awarded to those “who have shifted the paradigm of how women are perceived as leaders.” Pilar was thrilled to give a TEDxHudson talk on leadership in September 2014.

Pilar provides keynote addresses on leadership and leader development, partnering with several providers of executive development including the Thayer Group at West Point and Battlefield Leadership. She has been facilitating diversity and inclusive leadership sessions for UNC since 2013.

In addition to her work developing leaders, Pilar serves as an educator at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

Jim Shanely

Jim Shanley

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Jim Shanley

Jim Shanely

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Jim Shanley retired from Bank of America in January, 2006 after a 20 year career with the company. He played a leadership role in growing the company from a small regional bank into one of the world’s largest and most profitable companies earning in excess of $70bb in revenue, $20bb in net income and employing over 250,000 people. He led the cultural integration in over 10 significant mergers and acquisitions. In 2012, he cofounded the Talent Management Institute at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

At Bank of America, he had corporate-wide accountability for Staffing, Executive Development & Succession Planning, Organization Development, Leadership Development and Learning. He was a member of the Management Operating Committee and regularly worked with the Board of Directors. He led a team of almost 2,000 professionals. Under Shanley’s leadership, Bank of America earned a reputation as a benchmark company for their Leadership Development and Talent Management programs and processes.

Prior to Bank of America, Shanley was a Naval Officer, a management consultant, and headed up leadership development for a medium size-manufacturing firm.

Since beginning his consulting firm in 2006, Jim has worked with some of the most well-regarded companies in the world. His consulting and coaching engagements have been in North America, South America, Western & Central Europe, Russia, India, China, and Australia. Some of Jim’s clients include Medtronic, J&J, Abbvie, PayPal, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Cognizant, Avon, Maersk , KKR, Oaktree Capital, Centerbridge Partners, Advent International, HarbourVest Partners, American Securities, KPMG, PIMCO, Federal Reserve Bank, USAA, MasterCard, Coca-Cola, Chick-fil-A, P.F.Chang’s, RJ Reynolds, ITW, Textron, JPMorgan Chase, Clear Channel, Kellogg’s, Halma, DPDHL, Fidelity Investments, Volvo, Schneider Electric, Mass Mutual, Protective Life, Corning, Plastipak, Cotiviti, Covance, Telstra and National Australia Bank.

In 2012, he cofounded the Talent Management Institute at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Shanley received a B.S. from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Georgia. His spouse, Vera, is an Integrative Health Coach, a studio potter and a retired pediatric anesthesiologist. They live on a farm in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

John J. Sumanth, Ph.D.

John J. Sumanth, Ph.D.

James Farr Fellow and Assistant Professor of Management at Wake Forest University School of Business
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John J. Sumanth, Ph.D.

John J. Sumanth, Ph.D.

James Farr Fellow and Assistant Professor of Management at Wake Forest University School of Business

John Sumanth is the James Farr Fellow and an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Wake Forest University School of Business. Prior to joining Wake, Sumanth spent two years on the faculty at the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas. An award-winning teacher, he has been recognized at multiple institutions (Wake, SMU, UNC) for his outstanding performance in the classroom. His extensive corporate consulting experience includes coaching, teaching and mentoring student-athletes and coaches (e.g., Wake Forest Athletics), senior-level executives (e.g., ExxonMobil, Wells Fargo, Royal Caribbean) and top US military officers and government personnel (e.g., Army, Navy, Air Force, Special Operations, Veterans Affairs) on how to enhance their leadership effectiveness.

Sumanth’s research interests and expertise are in the areas of organizational communication (e.g., employee voice), leadership/trust, and status. To date, his research has appeared in several top, FT50 journals, including the Harvard Business ReviewAdministrative Science Quarterly, the Journal of Applied PsychologyJournal of Business EthicsPersonnel Psychology, the Journal of Organizational Behavior and Organizational Psychology Review. In addition, Sumanth serves as an Editorial Board Member for the Academy of Management Discoveries journal.

Sumanth holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), an MBA in Marketing and Management from the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Industrial Engineering (cum laude) from the University of Miami. He is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key, Tau Beta Pi and Iron Arrow, the University of Miami’s highest honor.

Prior to academia, Sumanth spent nearly a decade working in a number of high-profile strategic planning, marketing, and R&D positions for large, multi-national corporations in the insurance, global tourism and fast food industries. At Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), Sumanth had executive-level responsibilities for product development and planning of cruise itineraries for fourteen NCL Corp. vessels operating under three separate brands. Despite being the youngest member of the leadership team, he successfully negotiated long-term, multi-million-dollar agreements with port authorities and local, state and national governments to help facilitate NCL’s expansion into new markets. During his time in the R&D group at Burger King Corp. (BKC), Sumanth worked effectively across functional lines to lead the rollout of a variety of new menu items and process improvements across the BKC system.

In his spare time, Sumanth enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching college sports and following the auto industry. He resides in Winston-Salem with his wife and two young daughters.

Mike Whitehead

Mike Whitehead

Founder, The Center for Intentional Leadership®
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Mike Whitehead

Mike Whitehead

Founder, The Center for Intentional Leadership®

As founder of The Center for Intentional Leadership®, Mike Whitehead advises senior executives and their leadership teams to create enterprise-wide conditions for success. Mike has developed and practices an approach called Intentional Leadership which is designed to yield profound results for leaders and their organizations. This approach is the product of twenty years of intensive study and application in executive development, team building, and corporate culture.

The clients of the firm include corporations from Fortune 500 to small business, as well as non-profit and civic organizations, with the aim of creating breakthrough results. He speaks publicly on the practice of Intentional Leadership as it applies to performance, managing change, innovation, balance, collaboration and purpose.

In addition to his work in organizational development, Mike has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Winthrop University. In addition to helping others achieve their highest purpose, Mike’s favorite pursuits include spending time with his family, building a vibrant, purposeful organization, running and biking. Mike’s work and life is a laboratory of insights and experiences which he uses to help others lead effective and deeply fulfilling lives.