Ted’s unique skills are based on 25 years of experience as a mediator, executive, consultant, trainer and coach. His specialty lies in assisting executives in addressing and resolving issues in business strategy, conflict management/negotiations, organizational and leadership development and team alignment. His background further includes experience in facilitating strategic planning and alignment sessions with senior management teams.
He has been noted for his work in enhancing leadership capabilities for organizations through individual executive coaching, facilitation of strategic alignment and strategic planning for leadership teams, and leading leadership effectiveness programs in conflict management, negotiations, asserting influence, among others.
His experience spans many industries including financial services, pharmaceuticals, energy and hospitality.
Ray has spent 29 years as an Organizational Consultant and Executive Coach, specializing in change management, organizational design and development, team development and leadership coaching. He has worked with over 100 organizations, from Fortune 500 companies, to small and medium-sized businesses. His clients include Motorola, McDonalds, Allstate Insurance, US Bank, RR Donnelley, OfficeMax, Tellabs and Kaiser Permanente.
Ray has been noted for his extensive work in building leadership effectiveness and improving decision-making and communication among executive teams and boards.
With the goal of helping organizations and their leaders grow, Iona specializes in developing, implementing and measuring the effectiveness of business and human resource strategy, leadership and manager capability and organization effectiveness.
In her work as a consultant, and in her previous roles at AT&T and Lucent, she has been successful in guiding development and cascading of strategic plans, linking human capital to organization success and leading change management. She also serves as interim human resources and talent management leader for a number of clients.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the HR Certification Institute, and is an adjunct professor at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ and the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business in Bangkok, Thailand.
Matthew J. Mangino
Matthew Mangino is a senior consultant with a solid track record of success, providing insights and solutions to enhance the performance and effectiveness of knowledge workers, managers, teams, departments and key business units in a wide-range of domestic and international companies.
Matthew has driven large-scale innovation, transformational change, employee engagement and organizational development initiatives throughout North America and Europe. He has helped leaders at all levels to better align and leverage the full diversity and capability of their workforce. He has developed customized competency models for departments up to entire companies, and helped to integrate these models into selection, onboarding, development and succession planning. He is also an experienced individual coach, and has supported leaders at all stages of their careers.
Some of his research can be found in top publications, including Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, et al, and the Organizational Development Journal.
Over his career, he has held senior leadership and organizational development positions at Deloitte, Coopers & Lybrand, KPMG, Johnson & Johnson, and Gartner.
Laura A. Mindek
Laura, the president of MindShift Solutions, is a client-focused coach with a solid grasp of both business and people goals. She is highly successful in working with clients who are expected to achieve innovative results through others within time-intensive deadlines. Her innovative coaching methodologies for increasing an executive’s capability for thinking have enabled leaders to exceed business goals.
Laura has extensive coaching experience across many industries. She has particularly deep experience in financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, global outsourcing, insurance, public relations, oil and gas, not-for-profit and publishing.
American Express, AT&T, J.M. Huber, Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan Chase, Reuters, Pfizer, Telcordia, PSEG and Sony are among the clients to whom she has provided her coaching expertise.
Prior to launching Mindshift Solutions, Laura held leadership positions with AT&T, Reuters, American Express and Merrill Lynch.
Leslie A. Guth
Leslie A. Guth, Ph.D. is a Senior Associate Consultant and Solutions Advisor intent on helping organizations work more effectively and efficiently, with practices that improve interactions and collaborations. She previously worked 25+ years at AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs and Alcatel-Lucent, in both line management and corporate roles. Those jobs included leading both large and small teams as well as supporting innovations and transformations in Agile/Lean, IS/IT, product development, manufacturing, operations, and enterprise architecture. Dr. Guth is a Bell Labs Fellow and received a Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Steve Ginsburgh is Executive Consultant with Metrus Group, focusing on strategic talent development and HR leadership. His 39 year career of HR accomplishments spans several industries including: aviation, consulting, energy, beverage, chemical, and utility. He has led projects globally on all major continents.
Steve is the former Senior Vice President of HR and Workforce Development for Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. As a senior HR leader his companies were selected as a Best Places to Work in Houston on eight occasions. At Universal Weather, his departments' projects were nominated for ten separate HR Houston Impact Awards and achieved the Organizational Excellence Award in 2010. He was selected for the HR Executive magazine's Honor Role in 2012.
Steve’s education includes an A.B. degree in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and an A.M. degree in LIR from U. of Illinois at Champaign – Urbana. He achieved his SPHR certification in 1995, and has written and contributed to multiple publications on leadership and HR's strategic role in business success. He has presented at ASTD, SHRM, SHRM Foundation and SIOP conferences.
He served in the Navy on an aircraft carrier during the Vietnam era. He has served as the President of the Board for Literacy Advance of Houston and SER Jobs for Progress, and as a board member of the SHRM Foundation.
Amy W. Mysel
Amy Mysel is a seasoned business consultant, coach and HR expert who helps leaders understand what matters most in developing a capable and engaged workforce. From her over 25 years as chief HR officer in leading global organizations, she brings an unusual breadth of experience and pragmatic perspectives to address client’s needs. She is adept in all areas of HR, helping leaders optimize their greatest asset - PEOPLE.
Amy is most known for her work shaping HR centers of excellence, developing highly effective cultures, building employee value propositions and dynamic recruitment, development and retention plans, and coaching for enhanced performance.
Amy is a trained executive coach (through LHH) and certified in Myers-Briggs, and a sought after Vistage facilitator and advisor. She serves on the boards at HRMAC, The American Red Cross of Chicago, and other philanthropic organizations.
Allan L. Weisberg
Allan is an executive consultant specializing in leadership development and the design, implementation and integration of HR processes and employee development programs.
Prior to his consulting work, Allan had a successful 31 year career at Johnson & Johnson. During his tenure as Chief Learning Officer, Johnson & Johnson was rated number one in the industry for talent development, succession planning and training and education. He is credited with creating the Johnson & Johnson E University, the executive leadership curriculum for the organization, as well as leading the transformation of the Company’s employee survey process.
In addition to his roles at Johnson & Johnson, Allan also held senior level positions in HR and organizational development at the National Center of Healthcare Leadership and Bracco Diagnostics.
He is Vice Chairman of Atlantic Health Systems and serves on its Board of Directors. He also serves on the advisory board of Overlook Hospital.