Alix von Cramon, MCC

Alix von Cramon founded Skills for Intentional Living, a Transformational Life Coaching Practice, out of an inspiration to create an alternative to counseling and therapy. She has decades of experience in the corporate world of global travel. Now through Skills for Intentional Living, her coaching practice, she has found a synthesis for her passion for business and human development. She supports people in closing the knowing doing gap by discovering what tools, strategies, and inner and outer resources that can generate their desired outcome - one that leads them to experience the excitement that comes when finding ones courage, tapping into inspiration and ultimately transformation.

Alix holds the MCC credential from the International Coach Federation. She serves as a Mentor Coach for coaches in preparation for the ICF credential application to achieve ACC, PCC and MCC levels. She is also certified in Meta-Coaching and is a Neuro-Linguistic Master Practitioner.

Catherine Sanderson, Ph.D.

Dr. Catherine Sanderson is the Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Psychology) at Amherst College. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology, with a specialization in Health and Development, from Stanford University, and received both masters and doctoral degrees in psychology from Princeton University.

Professor Sanderson's research examines how personality and social variables influence health-related behaviors such as safer sex and disordered eating, the development of persuasive messages and interventions to prevent unhealthy behavior, and the predictors of relationship satisfaction. This research is a grant funding recipient from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health. Professor Sanderson actively publishes - over 25 journal articles and book chapters in addition to four college textbooks, a high school health textbook, and a popular press book on parenting. In 2012, she was named one of the country's top 300 professors by the Princeton Review.

Dawn Chandler, Ph.D.

Dr. Dawn Chandler is a recognized authority on organizational development, organizational behavior, mentoring and coaching. Her knowledge of and experience with talent management and strategic human resource management enables her clients to make effective human resources decisions and create innovative programs. She consults with corporations, bringing value through the identification of key business drivers and practical business solutions.
Dr. Chandler has more than 20 years of experience in consulting, doctoral and master's studies and corporate experience in the recruiting (finance and accounting) and finance industries. She has appeared on CNN's HLN multiple times and written or been interviewed for articles featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. Dawn teaches in all graduate programs of the McColl School of Business at Queens University. In ten years of teaching, Dawn has received seven teaching excellence awards.

Denise Kasper, PCC

Denise Kasper is an Executive Coach at Capital One. Before joining she had careers as a dean of students, college professor and development professional in non-profit management. Since coming to Capital One in 2000, Denise's roles include leadership development trainer, change consultant, and HR Director for several departments in Card as well as Brand and Digital.  

She has a bachelor's degree in Math, a masters degree in Counseling Psychology and an MBA. She received her executive coach training at Georgetown University in 2004 and holds the PCC credential from the International Coach Federation. She frequently presents to college audiences, professional organizations and other companies on the topics of gender-style communications and change management. She currently chairs The Conference Board's Council on Executive Coaching, a board comprised of 25 Fortune 500 company representatives that focuses on improving executive coaching programs.

Karen Oldham, Psy.D.

Dr. Karen Oldham is a licensed clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience. Dr. Oldham taught in the doctoral program at The Florida School of Professional Psychology and the Psychology Department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Dr. Oldham runs a 20-year practice offering psychotherapy, supervision, mindfulness classes, and mindfulness in business. She developed an eight-hour Beginner's Mindfulness Practice class, and has written a companion guidebook. Karen joined Potential Project, the leading international organization bringing Corporate Based Mindfulness Training to Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Oldham helps businesses, corporations, and individuals with integrating mindfulness into their work lives.

Mark Hamilton, ACC, SHRM

Mark Hamilton is a leadership and encore career coach who has worked with clients since 2001. Mark's coaching practice is Third Stage Ventures, specializing in leadership coaching and encore career coaching. He also helps a select group of organizational clients identify and develop their key talent and leadership teams. Prior to starting his practice, he served as vice president of leadership development for a Fortune 500 multinational corporation where he led the design and delivery of global programs to develop front line leaders, business unit leaders and helped build the bench that is leading that company today.

Mark is certified by the International Coach Federation and Coach Academy International and also completed an apprenticeship with Kaplan-DeVries to coach leadership versatility. Mark received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, and earned his masters in organizational communication and behavior from Marquette University. He is also a graduate of the University Associates OD internship program and Damien Memorial School in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Society of Human Resource Management recognizes him as a Senior Certified Professional.

Mary Howerton, Ph.D., PCC, BCC

Dr. Mary Howerton is principal of a management consulting firm (Mary Howerton Consulting, Inc.) with over 30 years of experience in business leadership, people development and executive management. Her experience includes developing people through personal & professional leadership development, organizational culture advancement, facilitating strategic initiatives, and executive coaching for professionals and business leaders.

With a Ph.D. in multicultural counseling, Mary combined her 25 year experience as an executive leader with her doctoral studies in human development to develop a management consulting firm in 2004. She is a past President of the International Coach Federation-Charlotte Area Chapter, a member of the Graduate School Alliance in Education in Coaching, and is an Adjunct Professor of Behavioral Science & Business at the McColl School of Business (Queens University of Charlotte). She is also a certified Professional Certified Coach through the ICF and a Board Certified Coach through the Center for Credentialing and Education.

Reginald Willis

Reginald Willis is the Sr. Director of Diversity & Inclusion and Early Talent Programs at Ally Financial and has responsibility for all diversity and inclusion activities at the company, including, enhancing and implementing diversity and inclusion framework, partnering with stakeholders across the organization and in the community, and ensuring these activities are coordinated and align with the overall corporate strategy.

Reggie joined Ally Financial in December of 2011 to build and implement the Bank's policy and governance program. Since then he has held positions in operational risk and third party supplier management. Prior to joining Ally, Reggie held different leadership roles with Willis Towers Watson, Bank of America, and The Remi Group. Reggie is a Certified Executive Coach and holds an executive master's degree in business from Queens University in Charlotte, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, from the College of The Holy Cross.

Robert Johnson

Robert (Bob) D. Johnson has over 30 years' experience as an international consultant working with teams in the corporate, government, educational, healthcare, and non-profit sectors. He specifically helps organizations identify and develop the skills needed to succeed in today's competitive professional environment. As a member of the Charlotte Speakers Bureau, he specializes in leadership-development programs, workshops, and seminars designed to help people navigate new landscapes of leadership. He is also the lead facilitator for the Blumenthal Leadership Institute for Change, a program designed to move leadership and empowerment throughout an organization.

Mr. Johnson has created a wide-range of developments in the area of learning intervention and a series of seminars and patented tools for teams. Most noteworthy is the Black Box™, a premiere tabletop, experiential tool, which has been proven, through extensive research by numerous groups around the world to be effective in indicating collaborative dialogue as a vital problem-solving skill.  In his book, "A Touch of Reality", Mr. Johnson writes extensively on leadership skills and team dynamics, using stories and cases from several world-class high-performance teams, uncovering the secrets to their success and illustrating the fundamentals of effective team dynamics. 

Tanya Bibby, Ph.D., ACC, SHRM

Tanya Bibby has over 25 years of experience consulting to strategic human capital initiatives in organizations. Currently she is an Enterprise Strategy Consultant, leading Wells Fargo's coaching practice. She is responsible for the design and development of corporate coaching strategy, services and program offerings, including day-to-day, leadership and executive coaching. Before joining Wells Fargo, she led the Leadership Development & Succession Planning Consulting Practice at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Tanya holds a PhD and a MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, with a concentration in Human Resources, from North Carolina State University and a BA, in Psychology from North Carolina A&T State University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and is certified as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). She is a member of the Conference Board's Council on Executive Coaching, sitting on its' Executive Committee for three years, and holds an International Coach Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach credential (ACC).

Wendy White

Wendy B. White is the Co-founder and CEO of Continuum Consulting, specializing in leadership, team and organizational development services for over 20 years. She works with a wide range of sectors including Fortune 500 companies, government, educational institutions, International NGO's, non-profits and social entrepreneurs, and has held internal OD positions at FHI 360 and Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC.

Her more recent client challenges focus on the human component of acquisitions and mergers, launching and developing leaders and teams, employee engagement, strategic planning, executive coaching and meeting facilitation. In 2016, she partnered with Smart Game Systems and is exploring how the field of serious games can be leveraged for behavior and culture change work.

Will Sparks, Ph.D.

Dr. Will Sparks is the Dennis Thompson Chair & Professor of Leadership at the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte, where he also serves as the Director of the Office of Leadership Initiatives. He is a Visiting Professor of International Management with Franklin University in Lugano, Switzerland. While on leave from Queens in 2015-2016 he served as Global Vice President of Talent with EnPro Industries. Will is a Principal with William L. Sparks & Associates, LLC, a professional services firm founded in 1999 focused on leadership and team development, human potential, and change management. He designed and validated the "Actualized Leader Profile" (ALP) and the "Group Culture Profile" (GCP) leader and team development assessments and offers certification programs for practitioners to use these instruments. He is the author of the forth-coming book "Actualized Leadership: Meeting Your Shadow & Maximizing Your Potential" (2017).

Will holds a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from Winthrop University, an M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management from Appalachian State University. He completed his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Development under the direction of Dr. Jerry B. Harvey from The George Washington University's School of Business and Public Management, where his research focused on group dynamics, organizational culture, and leadership.
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