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Career Consultant / Outplacement Specialist
Angela has been successfully supporting a broad spectrum of professionals in career transition for more than 20 years. Clients appreciate her background as a human resource recruiter, her experience in the corporate, education, nonprofit, and small business sectors, and her knowledge of a wide variety of industries such as financial, insurance, venture capital, manufacturing, software, and alternative energy, among others.
In addition to providing one-on-one career consulting services, Angela occasionally teaches classes through the Center for Professional Education at The University of Texas.
A nationally-known career expert, she’s the author of two books on job search, one book on life purpose, and hundreds of articles. Her career expertise has been featured in numerous media such as the Austin American-Statesman, the Austin Business Journal, the San Antonio Express-News, and she has been quoted in regional and national publications and web sites.
She has also created and contributed to many career-specific programs, such as the 30-Day Conscious Career Challenge; the Get A Job NOW! Workshop; the Career Mind Mastery series; and the Job Search Boot Camp and CareerFinderTM Method seminars, webinars, and self-study courses.
Debbie has always had a passion for business excellence. Early in her career she worked in corporate HR for an investment bank and a venture capital funded start-up company. She then spent over a decade as a consultant for Arthur Andersen, Deloitte Consulting and Buck Consultants where she held the Principal designation and served in several leadership positions. She helped Fortune 100 companies realize their business goals through designing innovative people strategies and programs. Examples of the project she has led are: HR transformation, career planning, performance management, business optimization, and compensation. Most recently she started, ran and sold a successful small business that received national recognition for both financial and quality results. Debbie received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts and a Master’s of Business Administration from Boston College.
Radical Candor Coach
Farrah Mitra, owner of Green Reed, is an executive coach, leadership development facilitator, and a people & culture consultant. She draws on her years of experience as a strategy consultant and People & Culture executive to bring both a strategic and a pragmatic approach to her work. She is well versed in hyper-growth environments and is a like-minded partner to her clients.
She worked at Bain & Company for more than twelve years, first as a strategy consultant earning multiple promotions, and then serving as part of their Global Professional Development team. She then became Director of People & Culture at Medallia and was most recently VP of People at Alto Pharmacy, where she built their people function from the ground up.
Farrah is one of a handful of Radical Candor coaches in the world. She trained at the Coaches Training Institute and holds certifications in MBTI, EQ-i, and the Leadership Circle Profile. She attended Cornell University where she graduated Cum Laude.
LISA BLANTON, SHRM-SCP
Business & HR Advisor
Lisa Blanton is President of the Austin Alliance Group. With a diverse business background that includes over 30 years in corporate positions such as COO, CFO, and CHRO, including 13 years as a business owner, Lisa has a proven track record of helping leaders drive for high achieving results through strategy, integration, and people relationships with a focus on financial, people service, and enterprising aspects of a business. Her core values are help first, do the right thing, do what I promise, grow or die, and be humbly confident.
When you choose the Austin Alliance Group, you get more than a professional; you get an entire team of Business and HR Experts whose passion is to be your guide while you shine as the hero! We are a team of HR and Business experts helping continuous learners adopt mindsets that cultivate diverse, inclusive, and healthy workplaces where people want to spend their days.
The majority of our team hold both a bachelor and master’s degree and are certified Professionals in Human Resources. Our team has certified facilitators in Everything DiSC Workplace, Everything DiSC Agile EQ, Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders, Everything DiSC Management, Everything DiSC Sales, Everything DiSC Productive Conflict, Five Behaviors Personal Development, Five Behaviors Team Development, and PXT Select.
Specialties: Strategic Planning, Ownership Transition, Change Management, Operations Management, Human Resources Management, and Management Advising, Business Optimization, Workforce Planning, Information Systems, Compensation Analysis, and Post- M&A Integration
Lisa’s book Raising Father: A Father-Daughter Adventure Memoir can now be purchased through this Amazon link.
LISA WALKER, Ph.D., MCC
Lisa Walker Coaching & Consulting
Dr. Lisa Walker is a psychologist, speaker, leadership consultant, executive coach, and facilitator, working closely with corporate leaders to help them navigate challenges and excel.
She regularly consults in a number of leadership development areas, including personal executive effectiveness, executive presence; executive transition; leadership resilience; inspirational leadership; optimizing interpersonal and relational skills; leading and developing teams; building trust; managing and leveraging conflict, and sharpening the leadership skills of high potential individuals.
Lisa serves clients such as Dell, VMWare, RSA, Cisco, Apple, IBM, AMD, ConocoPhillips, National Instruments, Convio, Freescale, Silicon Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin, Strattam Capital, Phoenix House, Emergent, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and numerous law firms.
Dr. Walker's most requested speaking/workshop/training topics are:
Boosting Productivity through Emotional Intelligence
Essential Influencing skills for Exceptional Leadership
Build Trust and Improve Relationships through Conversational Intelligence®
Dr. Walker’s Credentials Include:
Ph.D. in Psychology from UT Austin.
Executive Coach Certification from Columbia University.
Master Coaching Certification with the International Coach Federation.
Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach Certification (Individual & Team).
Conversational Intelligence Certification ®.
Certified Analyst for the following assessment tools: MBTI; Hogan, Birkman: Total SDI; EQi.20, EQi 360 & TESI (team); Conversational Intelligence Catalyst Tool; Neethling Brain Instrument (NBI).
Founder and Ace Thinker at Wildcard Thinking
Liz Aebersold is an experienced facilitator, trainer and coach with out-of-the-box techniques to help leaders manage change and generate innovative solutions to challenging problems. Her sense of humor and high energy ensure her workshops are engaging, interactive and packed with concepts that attendees can apply immediately.
As a coach, Liz shows up with your success front and center. She is here to challenge and help you to be an even stronger leader and communicator. Whether you are defining your organization’s moon shot, searching for innovative solutions to complex problems or building powerful trusting relationships within your team, Liz is here to help.
Areas of Focus:
Creativity and Innovation
Communications and Presentations
Unlocking High Performance
Liz has numerous tools in her tool belt. She is certified to administer FourSight, DiSC and the Myers-BriggsType Indicator. She is also a certified facilitator of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methods and materials and a Certified Trainer in Training from the Back of the Room.
Liz holds an adjunct faculty position at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and performed for several years in the international improvisational comedy troupe ComedySportz. She holds a Master of Science in Creativity and Change Leadership from the State University of Buffalo and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science from Gettysburg College.
Marie has over 23 years of experience in talent management, including leadership development, talent development and executive coaching. She utilizes her knowledge of leadership and high potential development to assist her clients in growing their leadership capabilities and removing barriers to success along the way.
Prior to launching Albright Snidow, Marie served as AVP of Leadership Development for NFP, a global company where she designed and facilitated leadership programs in both classroom and virtual formats. As a skilled executive coach, Marie managed the executive coaching practice at NFP, providing leaders and high potentials with leadership assessment, feedback, customized individual development plans, and coaching. She also selected and managed all external coaches.
A former Talent Development Consultant, Marie’s experience spans a wide variety of industries, such as technology, medical device, semiconductor, healthcare, aerospace engineering, energy, financial services, insurance, and chemicals. Former clients include: Mayo Clinic, Lockheed Martin, Los Alamos Laboratory, IRS, TXU Energy, Mobil, Dow Chemical, Medtronic, City of Carrollton, and Intel.
Marie holds a Master’s degree in Counseling, is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR ®) and a Certified Master Coach. She is also certified to use many assessments, such as Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Hogan Assessments, Emotional Intelligence EQi2.0, DISC, Assess 360, Situational Leadership, and Center for Creative Leadership Benchmarks 360.
Marie is a member of the International Coaching Federation and the OD Network. As a leader in her community, Marie has most recently served as an Advisory Board Member for Seton Hospital Northwest in Austin and as leadership coach for the executive team of Austin Women in Technology Forum.
RON J. WEST
Transformational Leader |
Author | Coach
I’m pleased to be partnered with Ron on a number of leadership development projects. As a coach, speaker and author, Ron guides clients including 7-Eleven, NASA, Samsung and Target through vital transformations by supporting the growth of their leaders.
Ron’s Chrysalis Program is a six-month leadership development program that gets results. It is soundly based in the science of adult development theory - known as vertical development. LEADING THROUGH CHANGE is an eBook that details how to use this vertical leadership development to transform yourself and your company. Click the link for your free copy.
Ron’s credentials include:
Professional Coaching Certification with the International Coach Federation.
Certified in the entire CCL suite of assessments.
Certification in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
DiSC trainer accreditation.
Certified in the Leadership Circle Profile and the Leadership Culture Survey
His e-book, “Leading Through Change”, is available through this free link.
Director of Community Education, SAFE
I’m pleased to partner with SAFE Institute and their lead sexual harassment training expert, Sandra Molinari. As a trainer and leader, Sandra has helped clients including Alamo Drafthouse, Planet Fitness, the City of Austin, Bumble, BookPeople and more to build safe, inclusive workplaces.
As SAFE’s Director of Community Education, Sandra leads the BASE Program which focuses on recognizing, responding to, and preventing sexual harassment. In her 17 years of experience in training and program management, Sandra has designed and led hundreds of empowerment workshops, as well as engaging skills-based trainings for professionals in the United States and Latin America.
Sandra’s Credentials Include:
B.A. in International Relations from San Francisco State University
M.A. in International History and Politics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland
Certified in Nonprofit Leadership & Management Program of ACC’s Center for Nonprofit Studies
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