Emily Osbun Bermes MA, CPCC, ACC
Ms. Bermes holds a Bachelor's Degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication from Purdue University, a Masters Degree in Business and Professional Communication from Purdue University, and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC); a credential widely recognized as the most prestigious and rigorous in the coaching industry. This certification is also recognized around the world by the International Coach Federation, the international governing body for professional coaches.
Ms. Bermes began her career in Human Resources in largely industrial environments, and subsequently spent 12 years as a Resident Faculty Member in the Department of Communication at Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne. In her time there she was both an Honors Faculty member and the Basic Course Director where she supervised 30-40 Associate Faculty Members per term and directed a course taken by nearly 2,500 students a semester. Areas of expertise and instruction included Interpersonal Communication, Business and Professional Communication and Pedagogical Design and Strategy.
Ms. Bermes began consulting in organizations in 2000, and expanded Solstice Coaching & Consulting Inc. to include Executive Coaching in 2002 to help meet a burgeoning market need. As the founder and president of the organization, she enjoys the long-standing relationships with corporate clients who continue to see the value of coaching as a professional and leadership development tool. She maintains a small coaching practice of her own, working primarily with senior-level executives.
A 2008 Future Forty winner (top Business Leaders under 40), she is also an accomplished speaker and writer.
Richard J. Kinsley M.B.A
In addition to being a partner with Solstice Coaching & Consulting, Rick also owns affiliate company The Kinsley Group a professional services firm specializing in human capital consulting, leadership assessment, talent development strategies and retained executive search. Prior to these roles Rick was a corporate officer and held senior management positions with Fortune 500 companies including AlliedSignal, Standard Oil of Ohio and British Oxygen Corporation. Rick has been directly accountable for the global leadership of people processes and programs for large, multi-national companies serving global markets. Earlier in his career Rick held general management, sales, marketing, business development, operations, and quality management positions.
Rick has extensive experience consulting with C-suite executives, Board members and other senior functional leaders. His industry experience includes materials, mining, electronics, capital equipment, life sciences, retail and consumer packaging. He is a sought-after facilitator and public speaker. His effectiveness in facilitating large leadership forums intended to launch strategic initiatives or otherwise optimize organizational performance, combined with his broad knowledge of business strategies, processes and best practices, have proven exceptionally valuable to his clients.
He is a highly experienced consultant with a strong track record of helping organizations of all sizes effectively confront challenging human capital issues. As one of a select few in the US, Rick is particularly skilled in designing and implementing comprehensive cultural transformation, talent management, and organizational effectiveness solutions that address issues of strategic importance to CEOs and Boards of Directors across a broad spectrum of industries.
Rick earned dual degrees (Economics and Human Resources Management) from Le Moyne College and his MBA from the University of Rochester's Simon Business School. He is certified in executive assessment, and has personally conducted hundreds of selection and development assessments in multiple industries, including several for Larry Bossidy, former CEO and Chairman of AlliedSignal/Honeywell. He earned certification as a facilitator and coach from the prestigious Arbinger Institute; he is also a Six Sigma Black Belt and is certified in psychometric testing by the Performance Assessment Network®
Paige Chen M.B.A., CPCC
Paige Chen holds an engineering degree from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. She received her coaching certification from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), the training program widely recognized as the most prestigious in the coaching industry.
Ms. Chen brings over 15 years of business experience to her coaching and consulting practice. She is an established business strategist having worked as a management consultant at McKinsey, a marketing consultant at R.R. Donnelley serving both US and international clients, and most recently, as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Wells Fargo. She was also a key member of the leadership team at Internet startup, HomeGain, responsible for developing a new concept into a $6 million business in its first year and the fastest growing product line during her tenure there. This breadth and depth of business experience provides the foundation from which Paige partners with leaders.
Paige has consulted at the top levels of organizations, including executives of Fortune 100 companies, founders of successful start-ups, and leaders of non-profits and international NGOs. Her greatest reward is to see professionals expand their leadership capacity and, as a result, contribute at a higher level both professionally and in their personal spheres of influence. Paige’s recent clients as a coach, trainer, and facilitator include leaders at Cisco, the EPA, Genentech, Hasbro, IGN Entertainment, Walmart, Wells Fargo, and many entrepreneurs. She has also served the non-profit sector with clients including the American Alpine Club, the Tabard Theater Company, and organizations focused on child advocacy and land conservation. Paige is committed to non-profit volunteerism and has served in Ghana, South Africa, South Sudan, and Uganda working with NGOs and small businesses.
Dawn Harry M.Ed., CPCC
Dawn Harry holds her Masters degree in Human Development & Cognition and received her professional coach training from the highly acclaimed Coaches Training Institute. Her areas of specialty include team building, human growth and learning, and social/emotional intelligence. Dawn works with clients in the corporate, non-profit, and education sectors to create clear and compelling visions of what they want to achieve, strategic plans for how to get there, and support to maintain momentum toward their goals and balance in their lives.
She is a Coaches Training Institute Circle Coach for the Quest Leadership program and is an adjunct faculty member at University of Washington and Seattle Pacific University.
Donna Krone CFP, CPCC
Ms. Krone is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and a Certified Financial Planner. Her vast experience in business, combined with her warm interpersonal skills, gives her a unique presence as a powerful leadership coach.
Donna received her coach training and her certification at The Coaches Training Institute (CTI), the premier international coaching school accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). She furthered her knowledge by completing training with The Center for Third Age Leadership and holds a license as a Third Age Fulfillment Coach." Donna is a graduate of a year-long CTI leadership intensive in Northern California, which focuses on both internal competencies and high impact front-of-the-room leadership skills. Donna has studied Tim Kelleys Know Your Purpose curriculum and has taken courses from The Center for Right Relationships Organization and Relationship Systems coaching program. Donna recently completed a term on the board of directors for the Life Planning Network. She rounds out her diverse skills with an early career as a Registered Nurse, holding a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.
Donna is an Associate Coach with Solstice Coaching and Consulting Inc., where she brings her powerful one-on-one coaching style to senior and mid-level leaders. She also has her own practice in Boston, where she works with financial advisors, senior leaders, and Baby Boomers in transition.
Along with her one-on-one coaching, Donna is known for creating and presenting a wide assortment of unique experiential workshops and group coaching classes focused on personal transformation and sustainable change. Through her diverse and varied content Donna leads her clients through a process of self discovery and reinvention.
Judy Elkin M.Ed., PCC, ORSCC
Judy Elkin holds a Masters degree in education and is a member of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association (ICPA), affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She earned the esteemed distinction of Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from The International Coach Federation (ICF) after completing training at The Coaches Training Institute and The Center for Right Relationship. Judy brings a 25 year career in education and professional development to her coaching. As a coach, she believes her clients all have the capacity to lead successful, powerful, and fulfilling lives. Judy helps her clients create goals for themselves and move beyond what’s not working past any roadblocks that may stand in their way.
More recently, Judy has served as the director of an education program at Brandeis University. She also continues her own professional development by studying positive psychology and strengths based leadership.
Hanna Cooper MPH, PCC, CPCC, ORSCC
Hanna Cooper holds a Master's Degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. She earned her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) certification from the International Coach Federation, her individual coaching certification (CPCC) training from the acclaimed Coaches Training Institute (CTI), and organization and relationship systems coaching certification (ORSCC) from the Center for Right Relationship.
Hanna has over 10 years experience overseeing public health programs in local and state government, and several non-profit organizations. As a coach, Ms. Cooper specializes with assisting new and established executives and teams to maximize organizational effectiveness. Hanna's clients have described her coaching style as intuitive and authentic paired with a fierce dedication to their success.
Kira McGovern CPCC
Kira is nationally known for her dynamic and down-to-earth approach guiding executives, managers and work relationships to reach their full potential and expression. By moving beyond old habits and histories, clients experience breakthroughs in their personal and professional lives. Kira's coaching is practical and positive, and draws on the inherent wisdom in each person to enable them to access their inner guidance system for achieving what matters most.
Prior to her coaching career, Kira has 15 years leadership experience in start-up, change management and business development in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. As Founding Executive Director of Giving New England, Kira led an entrepreneurial initiative to leverage new economy resources for social profit. Under her direction, Giving New England emerged as an innovative leader in the field of venture philanthropy, and was featured in Kiplinger's, The Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, National Public Radio andWomen's Business.
Kira McGovern has over 12 years coaching experience. She is also on the teaching faculty of the pioneering CRR Global (www.crrglobal.com) where she mentors coaches in mastering Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching.
Kira conducted her training with the internationally renowned Coaches Training Institute where she earned her distinction as Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, and has advanced training in personal and organizational Relationship Systems Coaching. Kira is certified by the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach, and is an alumna of University of California at Berkeley.
Lauren Elliott BA, CPCC
Lauren holds a Bachelor Degree in Humanities from the University of California at Berkeley. She completed a year abroad in Spain attending the Universidad Compultense de Barcelona and speaks, reads and writes Castellano. Trained at the venerated Coaches Training Institute, she is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach.
Lauren brings 17 years sales and marketing experience in the advertising and promotions industry. She has worked extensively with decision makers in corporations such as LVMH, Cisco, Chiron, Bank of America, Mizuno, and Wired Magazine.
Lauren lives her values of inclusiveness, collaboration and community as an active member of the Glide Memorial Foundation which serves San Francisco’s homeless population with outreach programs.
About her association with Solstice Coaching and Consulting she says:
“It’s exciting to contribute to work I believe in. The Solstice approach of highly individualized client attention and its commitment to quality product align with my sense of integrity and professional values.”
Lauren’s clients describe her coaching style as deeply intuitive, rigorous and compassionate.
Monique Svazlian CPCC, ACC
Monique Svazlian, CPCC, ACC, holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from San Francisco State University and is a trained Co-Active Coach through The Coaches Training Institute, where she also completed the rigorous 1 year Co-Active Leadership Program. In addition, Monique holds an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Monique is an International Executive & Leadership Coach passionate about developing exceptional leaders and teams within organizations. She has served as an Executive Coach for Director level executives in international companies such as Selgene (US/Italy) and Dundee Mining Company (Canada/Armenia), and Digital Foundry (Tiburon, CA). With over 10 years in corporate and non—profit settings, Monique’s coaching expertise is complemented by her distinguished business background. She worked as an Event Marketing Manager leading large-scale conferences for eBay, Inc. and in several other large corporations in Silicon Valley.
Jillian Dahm BA
Ms. Dahm holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies from Ball State University and is finishing her Masters Degree in Business and Professional Communication from Purdue University at Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne (IPFW). She is pursuing her Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) certification through the esteemed Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and is currently an instructor in the Department of Communication at IPFW where she has been teaching since 2010.
Ms. Dahm began her career in sports marketing for the Indianapolis Colts and has since worked in marketing and event planning in the nonprofit sector and higher education. Her management experiences include positions in both Financial Development and serving as Associate Director of Student Services at Keiser University in Tampa, Florida.
Ms. Dahm has been with Solstice since 2010 and is currently the firm’s Project Manager. Her responsibilities include coordinating projects and managing operations and communication with 20-70 “end-users” on any given project. Ms. Dahm says she looks forward to growing in her position at Solstice and “loves working for the firm” because she believes in Solstice’s brand of maintaining “high-touch” culture where the standard is putting clients’ needs first.
Claudia Eben CPCC
Team Lead Switzerland & Germany, Executive Coach
Claudia Eben is a Swiss based Executive Coach who specializes in leadership development and building confidence in the work place. She holds a German Degree in Business Administration comparable to the MBA. She is a Certified Professional Coactive Coach from the Coaches Training Institute and the International Coach Federation (ICF), a Certified Trainer by the German dvct, and a graduate of the intensive CTI Leadership program in Spain that focuses on internal qualities and front-of-the-room leadership competencies. Claudia has coached and trained all over the world for such companies as Lufthansa German Airlines, PwC, SAP, Star Alliance etc.
As an executive coach, Claudia offers her clients her expertise and coaching knowledge in Team and Conflict Management, Sales, and Self-marketing, Negotiation, Leadership and Communication. Her clients have described Claudia's coaching style as authentic, empathetic and challenging.
Anne Taylor BA, CPCC
Anne Taylor holds an Honor’s Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada and is a certified executive coach based in the UK. She received her Certified Professional Co-Active Coach through The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and the International Coach Federation (ICF). Anne brings over 20 years of managerial experience working at Fortune 100 companies such as Nestle’s International Headquarters in Switzerland, P&G and IBM where she has worked in marketing, sales, and strategy development supervising accounts in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.
Anne’s coaching style and energy keeps her clients moving forward. She specializes in coaching executives who are ready to achieve new levels of excellence and encourages her clients to approach their career and life challenges with strategic thinking. Anne combines elements from her background in corporate business with the passion for personal awareness and choice from training to help clients and get results by improving their performance and gaining satisfaction.
Boris Prigmore, M.Comm B.Sc, CPCC
Boris Prigmore is a Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC) graduating from the Coaches Training Institute in London. He currently holds a Honor's Bachelor's Degree in Management Studies from Brunel University in Uxbridge, Middlesex and a Master's Degree in Commerce Information Systems and Management from the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia.
Boris is well- versed in the areas of IT systems and Leadership and has coached in various business organizations. Mr. Prigmore has also managed, designed, and delivered a communication skills training program to a major petrochemical firm. Mr. Prigmore was also selected as one of twenty-five coaches to coach the scholars of the Marketing Hall of Legends Foundation in the UK. In addition to executive coaching, Boris works part-time as a group coach for teenagers at a top boarding school in the UK.
Halina Jaroszewska MA, PCC
Ms. Jaroszewska became a Professionally Certified Coach through the proclaimed International Coach Federation and is currently working towards her Master Certified Coaching status. Halina has a Master’s Degree in Applied Educational Research and a Master’s of Business Coaching from International Mozaik with The Coaches Training Institute in Paris, France.
Passionate about coaching, Ms. Jaroszewska assists her clients to understand the dimensions of the world in which they work and live, while enabling them to access their competitive advantage. Working in the public and private sector, Ms. Jaroszewska has coached executives including senior team executives in the law, banking, manufacturing, and publishing industries, as well as a CEO of a major UK charity. With her coaching style, Ms. Jaroszewska’s clients are coached at the highest level, enabling them to step into their true power, gaining confidence and promoting growth and change. In addition, Ms. Jaroszewska has also made outstanding contributions to the coaching community as the former Director of Professional Development for the UK International Coaching Federation.
Liberto Pereda MA, CPCC
Liberto Pereda received his coaching training through The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. As a multilingual coach with a vast background in multinational companies, Liberto is dedicated to helping his clients reach their full potential by guiding them through the transformational executive coaching process. Mr. Pereda is passionate about helping clients create the future they want for themselves.
Liberto understands the dynamics of both small businesses and large corporations serving as a former Managing Director for EMEA at BIC Graphic. He believes and encourages clients to transform their challenges into opportunities.
Monica Clare MBA, CPCC
Monica Clare is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach executive coach, consultant, mediator and trainer. Ms. Clare received her formal education in Canada, receiving an undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Western Ontario and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University and a diploma in International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Austria. Furthermore, she has also studied Modern World Systems and Comparative Political Economy with California Polytechnic State University in Thailand and is a Certified Management Accountant in Ontario, Canada.
Coaching at national and international level, Monica’s clients include CEOs, diplomats, politicians, and civil servants. She guides clients to develop clear visions of their goals and create powerful plans and strategies. Monica’s coaching techniques are influenced by a variety of mentors and teachings, including training with the Coaches Training Institute, Non-violent Communication with Marshall Rosenberg in Switzerland, and negotiation and mediation skills with Erica Fox and Kenneth Cloke at the Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative – a part of the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School Dispute Resolution Program. Ms. Clare also held the position of auditor for Coopers and Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) and was a Financial Analyst with Rogers Cable Systems in Canada. Monica currently resides in Sicily, Italy and is fluent in Italian and German and conversant in Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Pascal Frei CPCC
Pascal Frei is a Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC) graduating from the esteemed Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, CA. Mr. Frei holds a Federal Diploma of Professional Education and Training in Business Administrations and Applied Technical Management. In addition to coaching executives and start-up entrepreneurs, Pascal has also enjoyed the opportunity of coaching junior athletes as well as world cup skiers and Olympic champions.
Tina Helboe CPCC, ACC
Ms. Helboe holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark with a concentration in marketing and sales. She is a member of the reputable International Coach Federation and became a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach upon graduating from the renowned Coaches Training Institute. Tina is a passionate coach and strives to help her clients discover their individual strengths and talents to reach their individual and organizational goals. Tina’s clients have described her coaching style as energetic, direct and honest.
Virginia Skrobisch BA, CPCC
Virginia Skrobisch is a member of the International Coach Federation and became a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach after graduating from the prestigious Coaches Training Institute in London. Ms. Skrobisch graduated Cum Laude from Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in French Literature. She was also awarded the “Diplôme du 1er Degré” from the University of Paris—Sorbonne.
Virginia aims to develop trust with her clients and her coaching style is characterized by her interpersonal skills. She has coached leaders in large organizations, self-employed managers, and taught new coaches in the Executive MBA program at EADA, one of Spain’s top business schools. Ms. Skrobisch has a natural interest in other cultures and serves as a professional interpreter for upcoming leaders in the corporate market, industry experts, and government leaders in high-level negotiations. In addition to executive coaching, Virginia has worked as an interpreter for the full CTI co-active coaching program and Organization and Relationships Systems Coaching Program.
Tony Barton CPCC,PCC
As well as being qualified through the prestigious Coaches Training Institute (CTI) as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Tony Barton is also a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF), an authorized Team Diagnostic Facilitator, MBTI assessor and certified Leadership Circle 360 assessor. Tony’s work includes training coaches all over the world for CTI as well as working for global companies like Siemens and Vodafone as a leadership trainer and coach.
As a coach he is described as insightful, supportive, brave and truly innovative. When not working, Tony loves to go on long cycling trips, short walks and generally enjoys being outdoors, even in the rain (which is a good thing when you live in the UK)!