Formerly Chief People Officer at a major UK retail bank, Therese was a key player in the transformation of the UK financial services sector following the global banking crisis.
She is now recognized as a leading advisor and consultant across a range of sectors including Financial Services, Telecoms, Hospitality, Retail, Healthcare, Distribution, Construction, and Property. She also sits on the boards of a number of organizations in financial services, technology, and not-for-profit organizations.
With a track record of adapting and delivering in new and challenging environments, Therese is experienced in creating people strategies which optimize workforces in a way which achieves the sustained high levels of performance and productivity required to deliver the long-term goals of the organization.
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. A biosciences graduate of the University of Durham, Andy is also a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).
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.
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.
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.
Sue was previously the Global Chief Diversity Officer for the Nestle group, and then led the Inclusion client practice at PwC Switzerland. Sue has worked cross-industry and cross-border, with clients from: Private banking, Sporting organisations, Pharma & Life science, Humanitarian sector, FMCG and Life sciences. Sue is a renowned and passionate advocate for Inclusion and has spoken at the United Nations, Catalyst, women’s forum etc. and specialises on educating executives, guiding and challenging them to deliver results as organisations embark on their journey of cultural change.
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.
Tracy Cocivera, PhD
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.
Kim Stangeby, PhD
Kim’s decade of experience with McKinsey equipped her with a set of robust strategy tools, which she applied across numerous industries including telecommunications, financial services, and the public sector. Her practice focus was on organizational transformation and change management, which she translated into a spectrum of client contexts from call centres to C-suite teams. In addition to her client work, Kim also led the design and implementation of leadership development programs for the team of consultants at McKinsey.
Kim’s most recent executive role was as the Chief Strategy Officer at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority. As part of her mandate, she was responsible for Long Range Infrastructure Planning, and served as the Interim Chief Human Resources Officer during the organization’s transition to a new CEO. Prior to the GTAA, Kim held executive and C-suite roles at the Bank of Montreal, the Royal Canadian Mint, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
As a strategy advisor, Kim is known for her critical thinking and ability to advance clarity and unity across complex strategic and multi-stakeholder contexts. Her clients value her as a pragmatic strategic coach who can work collaboratively to create real-time solutions, and who can support them in building diplomatic alignment across the diverse set of deeply experienced leaders with whom they work.
Kim also serves as the Chair of the Governance/ESG and Human Resources Committee for several boards of Instar Asset Management, an independent alternative asset management firm with an emphasis on North American middle-market opportunities in the infrastructure sector, and other alternative real asset categories.
She holds a PhD in Biomechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Chemical Engineering, both from the University of Toronto. She is based in Toronto, Ontario.
Robert Satterwhite, PhD
He was the Founder and Managing Principal of Talent Acuity, a Partner at The Partnering Group, and Vice President, Northeast Region at APTMetrics. He has extensive expertise across a range of industries, including retail, manufacturing, financial services, private equity, insurance, aerospace and defense, internet and technology, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, hospitality, and federal agencies.
Robert has a Master’s in Psychology and a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He has published numerous scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and is co-author of the book, The Importance of Psychological Traits. Robert has appeared in Human Resource Executive Magazine, HR.com’s Talent Management Excellence Magazine, AESC's Executive Talent Magazine, and Retail Leader, discussing human resources, human capital, and talent management issues. He has sat on several advisory boards, including HR.com and Rutgers University’s Design Thinking Program.
John de Regt
Until 2018 John ran JDR Consulting, his executive coaching and leadership advisory firm. Previously, he spent 25-years in executive search, specializing in the aerospace, airline, and industrial sectors as a partner at Spencer Stuart, Heidrick & Struggles, and Russell Reynolds.
John earned his AB from Dartmouth College, MS from SUNY Maritime College, and MBA from New York University. He is the Board President of Warfighter Advance, a nonprofit helping veterans manage PTSD without pharmaceuticals, and a longtime member of the Five Mile River Commission.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An experienced HR generalist, Stephanie’s career has focused on all facets of Human Resources ranging from driving a positive organizational culture, change management, performance management, employee engagement, employee development and training, and more at both start-up businesses and well-established companies.
As a strategic thinker, Stephanie is always looking for methods to optimize both the people within an organization and the organization itself. She also has a strong track record in collaborating with teams to solve “people puzzles” – helping them navigate around roadblocks and focus on growth efforts.
Stephanie speaks Spanish and has a Master’s of Business Administration from Western Governors University.
Always looking for a way to grow and optimize an organization through their talent, she enjoys big questions and multi-faceted approaches. She has led teams and partnered with executives to drive impactful and important outcomes for organizations. She enjoys hands-on approach driving and mentoring growth across organizations through collaboration and observation of strengths and opportunities.
With a focus on continuous development, she holds senior HR certifications, as well as a Master of Business Administration, with an emphasis in Human Resources.
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.
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.
Gary DePaul, PhD
Gary DePaul is a talent-development expert, researcher, blogger, and speaker. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he teaches leadership and management. He hosts the Unlabeled Leadership Podcast with listeners from 82 countries and more than 800 cities. Gary is also a Distinguished Principal Research Fellow at the Conference Board.
Gary completed his PhD and EdM at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has a bachelor's degree in History and Philosophy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
In addition to his academic degrees, the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) has designated Gary as a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT).
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Camille Belle, PhD
Camille holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with a certificate in Africana Studies, a master’s degree in Educational Psychology, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Texas A&M University. The combination of her time as a member of the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M as well as her experiences in the mental health field mean that Camille possesses a unique combination of skills related to empathy, integrity, leadership, and teamwork.
She demonstrates a lifelong commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice through her research, clinical, and outreach work. Camille has participated on several research teams, two of which had particular team research goals related to understanding topics related to diversity, oppression, and identity- with a particular focus on Black American youth. She has contributed to a published paper related to visual analysis of single-case studies. Further, Camille’s dissertation explored the relationship between racial socialization, racial identity, campus organization affiliation and perceptions of campus climate for Black undergraduate students at predominantly white universities.
Additionally, Camille has nearly seven years of clinical experience working as a therapist in community mental health, university counseling centers, an outpatient psychiatry clinic, and private practice. Over the years Camille has created a niche of working with marginalized and minoritized populations in each of these settings. She has seen particular success in her work with identity development and career exploration with college students and young adults with various intersectional identities.
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.
Jeongah 'J' Seo
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.
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.
As our Editorial Assistant, Adam’s role is to capture the team’s latest thought-leadership in a way which creates compelling and inspiring content.
A graduate in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Kent, Adam combines his considerable writing and editing experience with the organizational and commercial savvy he gained heading up a UK non-profit community interest company.
As an HR practitioner, Sandy has over 25 years of hands-on experience across the total employee lifecycle – from attraction, hiring, and onboarding through to engaging, rewarding, and retaining – and as a coach and mentor to many senior executives she is recognized as having helped enhance leadership capabilities and drive profitable business outcomes.
A graduate of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Sandy is a past President of the Institute of People Management (the South African HR professional body) and has acted as an advisor to universities and governments.