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Gabelli Leadership Certification Coaches

Barbara Babbitt

Barbara Babbitt

Barbara brings thirty years of experience in administration and research. She has worked for the General Board of Global Ministries and the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of the United Methodist Church, as well as for PEN America (NYC) and Hollyer & Schwartz Software Consultants (Chicago). More recently, Barbara has served as a freelance drama and vocal coach. She has a BA in English from Indiana University and a MA in Performance Studies from Northwestern University. She has appeared on stages in New Jersey, Chicago, and New York City. In addition to training students for auditions and performances, she has taught writing and presentation skills for various applications and audiences.

 

Stacey Engels

Stacey Engels

Stacey is a writer, teacher and coach based in NYC. She holds MFA’s in Playwriting (The New School), Memoir (Hunter College) and a Certificate from the Center for Arts in Healthcare Research (UF Gainesville). She has extensive experience as a consultant and program director. She is an Adjunct Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Lehman College-CUNY.

 

Vivian Garcia-Tunon

Vivian Garcia-Tunon

Vivian is the founder of VGT Consulting Group, a strategic human capital consulting firm that specializes in building high performing teams in fast-paced growth organizations. With nearly 20 years of experience, Vivian has served as the Sr. Director of Human Resources for Commercial Banking at Capital One, HR Manager at American Capital, Corporate and Investment Banking Recruiter at Credit Suisse, and as the head of university partnerships at the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship. Vivian has coached over 100 executives on leadership, teamwork, strategy, communication, and change management to build stronger leaders who cultivated more engaged associates. She is a graduate of Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business

 

Marjorie Heyman

Marjorie Heyman

Marjorie is the founder of a learning and development consulting firm. In her corporate career, Marjorie was the VP of Training and Development at Macy’s East—a $5 billion division of Federated Department Stores. She was responsible for the development and implementation of training programs for over 20,000 employees in all levels of the organization. With over 20 years of human resources experience, Marjorie leverages her strong business acumen to work with clients to design and facilitate training programs that address critical issues. As a highly-respected professional, she uses innovative and dynamic training techniques to teach employees how they can successfully close performance gaps. Marjorie received a BS in Communications from Northwestern University.

 

Amanda Holston

Amanda Holston

Amanda is an educator, healer, and artist based in Philadelphia. Amanda teaches communication skills to executives and corporations using play-based experiencing to deepen people's connection with themselves and others. Amanda also offers healing work in the form of Shiatsu bodywork and intuitive insight. Her background as a theatre artist is the heartbeat of her work.

 

Stephen Kaliski

Stephen Kaliski

Stephen is a theatre director, playwright, and educator. He's Artistic Director of the New York theatre company Adjusted Realists, and he’s currently a Visiting Professor at Davidson College. He taught public speaking at Fordham for six years and has also worked as a corporate coach in developing communications skills.

 

Danny Kofoed

Danny Kofoed

Danny is Co-Founder of About Love and works as a Facilitator, Coach, and Curriculum Designer. He’s reached over one million people through his writing, online coaching, and keynote addresses; and he’s hosted over 40 events around the globe. Danny is also a certified trainer for VitalSmarts’ Crucial Conversations.

 

Mara Kofoed

Mara Kofoed

Mara loves to help people transform and live their best possible life. She started her company, About Love, to help people learn how to choose happiness and feel deep self-worth, regardless of their circumstances. She coaches clients, hosts retreats around the world, and shares teachings on A Blog About Love, which has received millions of page views worldwide.

 

Joseph Masi

Joseph Masi

Joe has been leading individuals and groups towards greater freedom and healthier living for more than 20 years. As a coach, counselor and actor, Joe is a behavior change expert, guiding clients to use their mind, body and voice in new and more expressive ways. He holds a MS Ed., Counseling and Personnel Services from Fordham University, an MFA in Drama from Brooklyn College, and is an ELI master practitioner, all of which have equipped him to effectively guide clients in fun and engaging ways through their process of personal and professional transformation.

 

Emily Porter

Emily Porter

Focusing on wellness and community building, Emily helps direct a pre-law program at CUNY School of Law that reaches out to students from underrepresented communities and offers them a chance at a law career. This work allows her to teach practices of mindfulness and wellbeing that strive to empower students throughout the program.

 

Katie Proulex

Katie Proulex

Katie is an educator and theater artist who believes in the power of improvisation, the importance of bringing a spirit of play to one's work, and the beauty of a well-designed spreadsheet. She is a proud graduate of Boston College (BA) and Brooklyn College (MFA in Acting).

 

Brian Rashid

Brian Rashid

Brian is an international speaker and recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in branding and digital storytelling. He is CEO of Brian Rashid Global, a modern-day branding, marketing, and communications company that works with the most influential companies, small businesses, and entrepreneurs worldwide. Brian has advised over 100 startup companies in California’s Silicon Valley.

 

Jonathan Rizzo

Jonathan Rizzo

Jonathan teaches a set of skills and conduct that constitute effective leadership to personal, professional, and corporate clients. He has coached Fortune 500 companies, best-selling authors, and Silicon-Valley entrepreneurs on best leadership practices for the successful launch of new projects, finding solutions to existing problems, and streamlining system-flow.

 

Marygeorge Stephenson

MaryGeorge Stephenson

MaryGeorge brings over 30 years of experience in Leadership Coaching and Consulting – with expertise in inspiring greatness in leaders by creating conditions for success.  Through her thought-provoking and creative process, she has helped numerous senior executives, as well as emerging leaders to thrive professionally.  Her clients include multiple market-dominant companies, such as Bloomingdale’s, Maslansky + Partners, Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret Beauty, Richemont, Balenciaga, David Yurman, Test America, Moncler, Tory Burch, Macy’s, Proud Living and Scholastic.  MaryGeorge holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Fordham University, a BS in Education from the University of Tennessee, and a Master Coach Diploma from New York University. She is certified as a Professional Credited Coach (PCC) from the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

 

Deborah Weatherbee

Deborah Weatherbee

Deborah graduated from Bates College and The Ohio State University. After a move to NYC, she joined the Bloomingdale’s operations training squad and progressed through six operations assignments in positions of increasing responsibility. Transitioning to Human Resources she retired last year as a Senior Vice President. She is experienced in many assessment tools and has worked one on one as an executive coach to improve skill level of high potential executives focusing on attainable and practical skills. She is currently consulting with retail / wholesale companies in NYC.

 

Mary Wood

Mary Wood

Mary is a learning professional with over 25 years of experience developing the talent at Macy’s. Most recently as a Regional Director of Learning and Development, she took on a coaching role for a senior executive responsible for $7 billion of business, helping him better meet the needs of the teams he served. Prior to that, Mary led the design and execution of all learning for a $6 billion division as Vice President, Leaning and Development. Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dowling College. She resides in a bungalow in Amityville, NY with her husband and two orange cats.