Amanda advises executives in workforce readiness, the integration of data, knowledge, and workforce management with strategic direction, and sensemaking (i.e.: how to structure the unknown so as to be able to act effectively in it).
She brings 30+ years of government leadership experience in a variety of industries including operations infrastructure, transportation, law enforcement, and budget strategy. Amanda has championed knowledge management, strategic workforce management, leader development, and engineering automation, and has advised over 25 Departments of Transportation on crafting talent ecosystems, organizational dynamics, and knowledge, technology, and workforce integration.
She uses her degrees in Industrial / Organizational Psychology and Organizational Leadership to help agencies realize operational efficiencies and build resiliency into the workforce.
Andy advises senior HR leaders in the areas of employee insight (i.e.: the meaningful interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data), HR strategy development, and internal and external communications.
With over 35 years’ corporate experience he has played an active role in driving successful business turnaround programs, supported major corporate mergers, helped reinvent and realign firms to meet changing customer expectations, and generated insights which have enabled organisations to diversify their workforce to better reflect the communities they serve.
Andy’s work across multiple sectors is supplemented by proven skills as an executive counsellor, confidant, and coach with a focus on employer reputation, employee engagement, stakeholder influencing, and cultural transformation.
Anya brings over 20 years of corporate experience to her consulting. Having started her career in commercial roles, she developed a passion for accelerating team and individual performance in ways that align with a company’s mission, culture and values as well as the employee’s capabilities and ambitions. She has held senior positions in both generalist and specialist areas focused on the US, UK and globally.
As a consultant, she continues to partner with companies, both in the US and internationally, to fully optimize their human capital at both the organization and individual level. Her particular areas of focus include Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, High Performing Teams, Change Management, Talent Management and Employee Engagement. Anya is ICF, Hogan, HBDI, TMS and MBTI accredited.
Brittany is a visionary, strategic thinker known for her ability to create order out of chaos, dig into complex challenges, and create processes that drive growth, open-up capacity, and allow for focus on the bigger picture.
She has led teams at both start-up organizations and well-established companies blending her experiences from both in her work.
A skilled communicator, Brittany received her Bachelor’s in Communication – Rhetoric from East Tennessee State University and her 10+ years of corporate experience spans a variety of sectors including consumer goods, automotive, government contracting, and manufacturing industries.
Brittany excels at pioneering new initiatives and thrives in new and unchartered territory. Her interdisciplinary and systems-thinking allows her to synthesize complex data, approach things differently, and identify the straightest path to achieve the goal – all while removing obstacles that would hinder teams from achieving results. She enjoys taking a hands-on approach to collaborate, mentor, and drive growth across teams by understanding the present strengths and opportunities, then leveraging them to their fullest potential.
Over the last 35 plus years Chris has been a trusted advisor to boards of directors and senior management. He has spent the majority of his career consulting but has also served as an executive of a Fortune 100 company responsible for the management and administration of global compensation and benefit programs. This blend of experience has provided the insight needed to transition from design to execution. He helps clients look at complex situations and develop solutions that are implementable, executable, sustainable and explainable to all stakeholders.
Chris has worked across a variety of industries and supported everything from complex mergers and acquisitions to total corporate restructuring and bankruptcy workout. The breadth of experience has enabled him to be as comfortable explaining comprehensive benefit plan changes to shop floor employees as he is explaining complex executive incentive design considerations to a Compensation Committee chair. This approach helps enable clients to successfully implement complex programs effectively.
Claire brings 20 years’ experience gained through a corporate career (working in sectors including retail, telecoms, hospitality, and education), as a consultant working with SMEs and start-ups, and in academia.
Born and raised in Brussels, and having worked and lived in the UK, USA, and Spain, Claire thrives in multicultural environments.
Claire has held senior roles in HR and Learning & Development, leading projects and programmes designed to shift the performance of individuals and teams. She specialises in working across the wide spectrum of learning in its many forms – from designing innovative learning programmes, to training delivery, through to organisational development and change programmes.
Over the last 10 years, Claire has had a foot in both business and academia, working as an examiner for the UK’s Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a guest lecturer in Human Resource Management, and as a Lecturer in Management at Sussex University Business School, with a particular interest in the role of the education sector creating a workforce with the skills needed for the future world of work.
Tracy Cocivera is an organizational psychologist, certified coach, and leadership assessment expert, who creates leadership development and talent management solutions for senior executives that result in lasting business outcomes. She brings 20 years of expertise in systemic executive coaching, top team and board effectiveness, leadership transformation, succession planning, and strategy alignment and planning to her clients.
Previously, Tracy worked for a global provider of talent and leadership development services where she built a national executive coaching practice, delivering leading-edge coaching methodologies and solutions to clients across North America. Before that, Tracy built a successful leadership development consulting firm in Dallas, Texas, working with Fortune 100 companies in a variety of industries including financial services, insurance, consumer product and services, retail and telecommunications.
Tracy holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Guelph. She is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and is a Professional Certified Coach. She has authored more than 20 articles for Forbes and is a regular keynote speaker at national and international conferences.
Combining over 30 years of experience as a CEO, P&L leader, search consultant and executive coach, Gary brings a unique strategic insight to the development of senior leaders.
Gary’s approach to executive coaching places a strong focus on developing strategies and plans at a systemic level, emotional intelligence, and systemic leadership team effectiveness and value creation.
Prior to beginning his coaching career, Gary was a sitting CEO for a PE backed construction services company, so he has a first-hand understanding of exactly what it is like to develop and lead a team, report to a Board, handle the very unique and intense stressors associated with senior leadership, and how to navigate both extreme growth environments as well as crisis management situations caused by significant market and financial factors.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Gary is an active member of several philanthropic Boards.
An HR professional and business leader with over 30 years’ experience across the UK and Europe, Gavin brings a broad skills portfolio to his work in guiding organisations to evolve organically into highly skilled and effective workforces through structured change management and strategic talent acquisition and development.
Prior to his consulting career, Gavin held leadership roles in the aerospace and high value manufacturing sectors where he led the creation of key HR policies, managed business-wide cultural transformation programmes, designed and implemented ‘full stack’ enterprise-level HRIS systems, and drove complex organisation design and recruitment projects.
Gavin’s expertise in apprenticeship and graduate development programmes has seen him provide national and regional policy guidance to UK government and a number of policy institutes.
Based in New York, J’s career has focused on change management, process optimization, data analytics and the delivery of creative digital solutions.
Responsible for driving our data analytics and intelligence capabilities, she brings experience transforming, integrating, and solution architecting through data, products, and differentiated client delivery. J also ensures the ongoing development of our internal and external systems.
J speaks Korean and has a dual degree in Mathematics and Economics from Bucknell University.
Julian is a mentor, executive coach and strategic reputation and communications adviser. He has consistently shown an ability to guide personal and corporate discovery and change, with a strong track record as a mentor, coach and trusted adviser to CEOs, the C-suite and to aspiring executives.
Julian draws on over 30 years’ experience working with business leaders in large international organizations and leading functions across Strategic Reputation Management, Communications, Corporate Affairs, Public Affairs, Issues & Crisis Management, Human Resources and Legal at Global, European and UK level.
He was closely involved with the business turnaround of McDonald’s across multiple geographies and was Chief of Staff to three successive Presidents of McDonald’s Europe during a period of unprecedented transformation and growth.
Fluent in Spanish and French, he has also acted as a principal external representative and brand advocate with national and international media and with external stakeholders at the highest level.
Lauren has a track record of transforming organizations to improve performance and shareholder value. Her 15+ year human resources career spans retail, FMCG, construction, manufacturing and aerospace industries; from large multi-nationals to Silicon Valley funded start-ups. Having lived and worked in the U.S., Europe and Australasia, she has a global perspective and an ability to operate across multiple industries, geographies and cultures. Originally from New Zealand, Lauren thrives on supporting businesses to think big and realise their potential.
As a global HR leader at, Boeing, Motorola, Honeywell, and Cirrus Aircraft, Liz has a track record in driving complex transformational change, accelerating organic growth, and building diverse and inclusive workplaces. She has achieved this through winning strategies, creative solutions, and world-class talent attraction, engagement, and development. She currently advises and sits on the boards of startups in fintech, HR tech, and the health and wellness sectors, as well as sitting on the board and chairing the compensation committee of the School Health Corporation.
Known for translating complex problems into easily understood ideas and strategies, Liz is a trusted advisor to start ups, family businesses and a diverse group of senior leaders across public and private businesses. She holds a JD, Cum Laude from Wayne State University Law School, a BA in Political Science from University of Michigan, and Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
With over 30 years’ HR experience, Marty is skilled in the alignment of People strategy with business strategy to drive the productivity and employee engagement required to deliver bottom line results. He has extensive international and domestic experience in business management, operations, and multi-site HR leadership in a diverse range of global Fortune 500 corporations. Marty’s accomplishments include building high performance teams, re-engineering business processes, and leading cultural transformation including change management and diversity initiatives at local, divisional, and corporate levels in both union and non-union environments.
Marty has served on the Diversity Committee of the American Red Cross of Chicago and Northern Illinois – a nonprofit humanitarian organization with the mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. He was named a top executive in Corporate Diversity by Black Enterprise magazine
Marty has a bachelor’s in Business Administration from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Executive Network, HR People + Strategy.
Delighting clients and colleagues around the world by combining our expertise and innovative methodologies requires the OrgShakers to collaborate effectively across multiple locations and time zones.
The role of Client Services Manager and Executive Assistant is to help OrgShakers achieve these high standards daily. Acting as the ‘Centre Mover and Shaker’, Michael ensures effective co-ordination across the team and the smooth execution of our communication, accounting, and marketing activities.
Michael has 14+ years of experience in Human Resources supporting executive teams.
He has worked in the Automotive, Consumer Packaged Foods and Consumer Products industries both domestically and globally, allowing him to collaborate with colleagues around the globe. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville.
Mo has significant experience in HR Strategy design, alignment, and execution across multiple geographies in the Middle East (GCC & Lavant markets), Northern & Southern Africa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
He has lived in Dubai for 10 years and has worked in 19 countries with sound knowledge of the nuances and challenges of the Middle Eastern markets. His 20+ years of HR experience spans across the Hospitality, Service and Manufacturing industries for multi-nationals.
Mo has been instrumental in driving culture change programs, workforce planning in the GCC markets, employee engagement, labour relations, restructuring and organizational design. Based out of Cape Town, South Africa he is a leader that is action oriented, respected for being a thought partner to operations professionals and thrives on driving business growth.
With over 20 years of successful experience working in various industries such as telecommunications, renewable energy, food, and construction, Natasha is a results-focused HR leader who continuously strives for excellence. She is a firm believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace and has created robust cultures where employees feel motivated, engaged, and with a sense of belonging.
Her thorough understanding and passion for employment law, risk management, and HR compliance have led her to identify risks and opportunities that drive improvements and measurable changes. She is experienced in transforming disorganized HR departments into cost-efficient strategic entities and building HR departments from the ground up.
Natasha holds a master’s degree in law from Florida State University, is the former VP of Professional Development for the Greater Miami Society of Human Resources (GMSHRM) and actively participates in the local chapter and HR community. She holds the Professional Human Resources certification (PHR) and the SHRM Certified Professional certification (SHRM-CP).
A well-rounded PR professional with a specialism in press relations, Nicola’s career spans nearly 30 years. She started in the corporate world as a press officer for Texaco, and worked for an international communications consultancy before setting up her own PR agency in 1999.
She has helped a significant number of market leaders in HR, management, leadership development and business education with their PR over the years, and is known for her deep, issues-led understanding and strategic approach to developing thought leadership. Her extensive international media network means that she is experienced in generating high-quality press coverage in top-tier outlets for OrgShakers’ corporate clients.
Nicola is also the co-founder and features editor of Management-Issues.com, a global workplace site, which has developed a reputation for being ahead of the curve in identifying new management trends.
She values diversity and is cross-culturally aware, having lived across the world: UK, France, Italy, South Africa, Australia and Switzerland. Educated in the UK, Switzerland and the US, she has a BA (Hons) in Psychology.
Pam brings more than 20 years’ experience as an HCPC Registered Psychologist and a Master Executive Coach.
Before this, a career in corporate lending developed her extensive business nous and awoke in her the realisation that it was people, how they were inspired and led, that created success (or not) for businesses. This led to her retraining as a business focused psychologist and coach, to more fully explore and leverage this knowledge.
She is relentlessly curious, constantly exploring new ideas and focused on developing organisations and leaders to be more effective today and importantly for the future.
She has worked with leaders across the globe, helping them maximise the quality of their thinking and decision making. She has experience across a multitude of industries including Film & TV, Media, Pharma, Finance, Telecoms and Professional services. Clients have engaged her when facing business and personal challenges, working in stretch roles or transitioning into bigger and broader roles. She is particularly energised when working with transformation in her roles as coach, business consultant or talent assessor.
She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Founding Member of the Association for Coaching and a member of the Neuroleadership Institute. She is also qualified in an extensive suite of psychometric instruments, which she utilises in development and in assessment for recruitment.
Saleem has led major restructuring, change, and transformational initiatives on behalf of large high-profile global organizations across multiple sectors. He has a consistent track record of influencing restructuring and turnaround strategies at board level by forging strong executive and management relationships by influencing and encouraging behaviors aligned with business goals.
He has supported clients in driving critical change agenda across all key areas of the organization including the design and development of strategic reviews; organizational restructuring; business transformation; the implementation of change programs; the delivery of target operating models; and joint ventures.
Saleem’s restructuring and business turnaround expertise is underpinned by experience within a global professional services firm in the areas of accounting, audit, corporate administration /recovery, and liquidations and insolvency. He has a BA in Accounting & Finance from Leeds University Business School.
A seasoned business IT leader with 20+ years of industry experience, Sayid has a natural aptitude for software, development, systems, architecture, and network design solutions, as well as for creating innovative mergers and acquisitions programs with a corporate presence. With sound commercial acumen and extensive experience in leading $multi-million, global change programme and transformational initiatives across IT, finance, legal and business operations, he excels in virtual and onsite CIO, CTO, and CISO services to small-to-mid-size organisations and start-ups.
Having graduated in Law and French at De Montfort University, UK, Sayid went on to obtain further qualifications in technology, change management, and leadership methodologies, and in 2017 was recognized as winner of the IT Leadership category at the British Legal Technology Awards.
Chief People Officer who is a Human Resources recognised industry expert, advisor and consultant for a range of sectors including Financial Services, Telecoms, Hospitality, Retail, Healthcare, Distribution, Customer data, Dotcom, Construction and Property. Therese also holds Non exec and Trustee position in both tech startup and charity organisations.
Extensive experience across all corporate functions in talent acquisition, leadership development and organisational design and effectiveness.
A track record of adapting and delivering in new and challenging environments, creating the people strategy to deliver the long term goals of the business. These have included board efficiency reviews, developing reward strategies and talent management in some regulated environments and in line with European legislation
Experienced in advising and influencing leaders in both structural and operational opportunities across markets for growth and turnaround
Led a government task force for retail and hospitality for the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy 2016 / 2017 which included CEO’s and HR Directors from over 50 Companies
Member of a government think tank on health and wellbeing across leading companies in the UK
Sought after keynote speaker and contributor for Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion and Organisational Effectiveness.
Non Exec Director of MeVie
Non Exec Directr and Global Strategic advisor of Wagestream
Charity Ambassador for Kids Out. Trustee for Teens Unite.
Therese Procter LTD
November 2017 to date
Business owner – Strategic Advise and consultation at Board level with both UK and Global businesses that are in start up, growth or turnaround.
This has included reviews of leadership competencies, Board effectiveness reviews, introduction of new reward strategies, leadership frameworks and organisation effectiveness. Clients include but not exclusive; McDonalds, NHS, Palmer & Harvey, Hitachi, Sony, Royal Mail, The Body Shop, Hertford Glass, Three Mobile, Travis Perkins, Waves.