Your career is a vital and central part of your life. But still just a part. It needs to work in the context of other parts of your life: your relationships, your priorities, your material circumstances, and, most importantly, your inner “self.” As a therapist, marriage counselor, ex-businessman, and coach I am perhaps uniquely able to help move you in a direction that meets all of the above needs, not simply one that “makes sense” given your previous experience or in response to whatever testing results you may have obtained.
Since 2001, Cynthia Way has had her own coach/facilitator/trainer business called Way To Go! Inc. During Covid, she launched Les Ladies,LLC, which arose out of her passion to work with the community of women who love women.
Cynthia is committed to taking all the skills and training that she’s used to help leaders in organizations have better relationships, deal with conflict, manifest their goals and dreams, align with their passion and purpose, plus all the personal development training she’s had over the last 35 years, roll it all together to help women who love women find, create and maintain healthy, loving relationships.
Cynthia is a Master Certified Coach, the highest level of credentialing as certified by the International Coaches Federation. Besides neuroscience, her work is grounded in social and emotional intelligence, spiritual principles and various relationship modalities to include cognitive behavioral therapy.
Cynthia identifies as pansexual, lesbian and homoflexible. Cynthia uses the pronouns she/her/hers.
If you identify as a woman who loves women, please join her free virtual
community at community.lesladies.com geared towards women who are on the path of self-awareness and personal development. You can also join her meetup at http://www.meetup.com/lesladies.
Bethany Schwartz, a life and leadership coach, works with her clients to create profoundly fulfilling lives and exceptional business outcomes. She partners with individuals and work groups employing thought-provoking life and business transformation practices for achieving sustainable change.
Drawing on three decades of personal and organizational transformation experience, Bethany partners with clients to assess, reimagine and attain exceptional performance and fulfilment.
Leveraging very personal lessons gained during her mid-career transition from male to female, Bethany facilitates client growth with a deep appreciation of the courage and resourcefulness required for building and thriving in an awakened life.
Bethany’s credentials include a Masters of Organization Development, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, and Certified Professional Diversity Practitioner.
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Are you ready to…
- Find a new job, and need to focus and structure your job search?
- Advance in your current job, and seek a career “oil change” with an objective sounding board?
- Make your mark in a new job (congrats!), and want guidance on how to hit the ground running?
Get a better return on the time you would otherwise spend browsing through Indeed or reading fluffy “thinkpieces” on LinkedIn (trust me, I’ve been there).
I work one-on-one, human-to-human, with DC professionals to set realistic and actionable goals for job search, career exploration, and career management. My job is to help private and nonprofit sector clients embrace their awesome, outline their paths forward, and stay accountable.
My work with clients includes:
- Career assessment and exploration, using the Myers-Briggs or Strong Interest Inventory
- Networking strategy, online and offline
- Job search materials review, including resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles
- Interview coaching, including recorded mock interviews and feedback
If you’re ready to make the time and effort for professional change, I would love to hear your story.
Schedule your complimentary 30-minute phone consultation. Email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume and what you’re looking to accomplish.
Brad combines over 25 years of professional experience in Human Resources & General Management work to help professionals and executives define and achieve their peak career and personal goals. His appreciation for and understanding of corporate systems and issues, as a former “insider”, provides him with a unique perspective and empathy for leaders.
His approach to leadership coaching will help keep one’s strategies and creativity alive, maintain clear focus, and provide the feedback and honest conversation required to maximize talents and achieve outstanding results. Brad is known for his straightforward, insightful approach to helping people and organizations identify behaviors that promote or detract from leader effectiveness. Taking a systems approach, he uses a cycle of assessment, challenge, and support to accelerate development, enhance performance and build leadership identity, presence, behaviors and skills. Through the use of various 360 assessment instruments he is able to give targeted feedback and create development plans that align with the needs of both the individual and the organization. His approach reinforces coaching and feedback, by creating a cycle of action and learning that leads to sustained, effective improvement in performance.
Client Companies (partial list):
Northrop Grumman Huntingdon Ingalls Industries BAE Systems
Hogan Lovels TASC Ball Aerospace
MITRE Hilton Worldwide L3
DRS Defense Technologies Booz Allen Hamilton US Intelligence Community Agencies
FDA NIH US Armed Forces
Ernst & Young PricewaterhouseCoopers Georgetown University
Toyota Volvo Paralyzed Veterans of America
Universal Studios Cross Country Consulting Cleveland Clinic
Fairfax Water Authority Sun Microsystems Human Genome Sciences
Representative Coaching Clients:
- Biotechnology; CEO CFO, Chief Legal Counsel, CSO, VP, Director
- Information technology :CEO,CIO, SVP, VP, Director
- Accounting firms: Partner, Director, Senior Manager, CFO
- Government clients: SES, SIS, Institute Director, GS 15
- Automotive industry: Director
- Entertainment industry: SVP, VP
- Not-for-profit professional services; President, CEO, Board Chair
- Government contracting: SVP, VP, Director
- Director of Human Resources, commercial division of TRW
- BDM International (subsequently acquired by TRW).
- MBA Temple University, concentration in Industrial Relations/ Organizational Behavior
- BA Juniata College in Human Behavior and the Organization
- Certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
- Certified as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
- Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University
- Certificate in Organizational Development from NTL Institute
- Certified in theDrexler/Sibbet Team Performance Model, DISC, various 360 Feedback and Emotional Intelligence instruments, the Hogan Leadership Suite and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). He is also trained in the Interaction Associates method for Facilitation.
“My personal experience with Brad as a coach has been excellent. He has had a direct and profound influence on the clarity of my vision and managerial effectiveness as a CEO. He has accomplished this by weaving together a range of approaches and tools with an encouraging personal touch. His background, experience, and persistence in helping me view the broad perspective has provided me with a prism that has been invaluable in elevating the clarity to my thinking in the extremely dynamic situation of leading a cutting edge entrepreneurial biotechnology company. His coaching has been pivotal both for refining my approach to executive leadership as well as management of a large and complex board of directors and investor group.” CEO Biotechnology
“I highly recommend Brad as a coach. This is based not only on his coaching skills, but also his character of trust, discretion and ethics. He creates an atmosphere where you can provide very sensitive and personal information with confidence that it will only be used within the coaching arrangement and only for your benefit.” – Senior Manager Accounting Firm
“Thank you for all that you have done to help me these past months. Our interactions were definitely a big part of my maturing as a leader and being seen as viable for this position” Defense Contracting VP upon being promoted to SVP
“ Brad did a great job of helping me to think and view things in different ways, both up stream, with peers and to my staff.. This will certainly help long term and has already” Partner Accounting Firm
“Brad Sterl is an insightful Executive Coach who has real impact. His sage insight and wisdom is broad in scope, and I have witnessed on multiple occasions the extraordinary efficacy of his practical, pragmatic approach to coaching and team building. I would absolutely recommend Brad’s services to anyone who desires a no-nonsense approach growing their leadership capabilities or the effectiveness of their team.” SVP Manufacturing
Lloyd Raines has been a seasoned practitioner in leadership development for over 30 years and a Master Certified Coach (ICF) since 2004. He works holistically with leaders, appreciating their unique style and capabilities, while bringing to awareness their blindsides and how to address them. He studies leader innovations globally and draws from them to support a leader’s flourishing and positive impact with others. Clients speak of Lloyd’s calm presence, refreshing curiosity, insightful observations, and focus on bringing about changes that serve strategic goals. Within the safety of relationships, he challenges leaders to do what they aspire to do and contribute with others the full wingspan of their collective capabilities.
While in the Army and in Vietnam, Lloyd was on the receiving end of many leadership styles—some effective, others not. He became interested in how people use power in positions of authority. Soon after his tour of duty, he began his undergrad and grad studies in psychology and justice for a deeper understanding of power and leadership. He became director of a non-profit working with juvenile offenders in Washington, DC. Then for two years he taught cops at the Metropolitan Police Training Academy as an adjunct instructor through American University. Shortly afterwards, he was tapped to be Director of the Washington Semester Justice Program at AU where he taught (for five years) honors students from across the country. While there he learned through feedback from students more effective ways of using his own authority and power in service to learning and development.
He is a founding faculty member of Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program and the Institute for Transformational Leadership. He taught in that program until 2012. Also, for 10 years he taught adult students a unique course he designed on business and professional ethics through University of Maryland University College.
Over the span of his career, he has coached well over 1000 leaders from an internationally diverse group of business, government, and NGO organizations. He has travelled extensively in Asia and Europe, and a smattering of travel in the Middle East, South America, and Africa. In his private life he reads widely and enjoys the arts, writes on leadership, enjoys international travel with his wife and two artistic daughters, and is always open for a good, leisurely café conversation. He was spiritually mentored for 18 years by his venerable chocolate Lab.
The coaching work I do is focused on two areas: Integral Life Coaching, a powerful form of coaching aimed at personal and professional growth and development. It’s grounded in the notion that when people live and act in a more balanced and holistic way (an integral way), they are much more likely to function optimally in the world; End of Life Coaching is coaching that’s focused upon working with those who are dying (and their families) as well as with those who are grieving the death of another or a loss in their life (marriage, job, beloved pet). As with all coaching, it involves partnering with the client on his or her unique journey.
Kevin Bliss is a certified as both an Integral Professional Coach and End of Life Coach. He comes to coaching out of a 30-year career in energy law and policy. He holds B.A., J.D. and LL.M. degrees.
Marshall Brown founded Marshall Brown & Associates LLC, in 2003. Today, it is a leading talent acquisition, coaching and leadership development company. His work includes a broad spectrum of recruiting services as well as talent development through credentialed, experienced coaching of individuals, teams and organizations.
Known for his passion for growth, and laser like focus on results, Marshall has spent much of his early career focused on the not-for-profit sector, later expanding his reach into the for-profit arena and government sector. In his recruiting and retained search practice, Marshall has led searches successfully placing C-suite leaders, senior and mid-level managers and individual contributors. He brings a unique combination of organizational expertise, talent development and coaching to each search. Marshall’s expertise in training managers in effective communication, strength assessment and staff development helps improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the search process, enabling clients to select the right talent for their teams. Clients know that Marshall is a focused, results-oriented partner who recognizes that the selection of top talent is a first step in his investment in their organization’s success, increased effectiveness and performance.
In addition to the selection of top talent, coaching and talent development represent another aspect of Marshall’s partnership with his clients. His personal belief is that everyone has the capacity to succeed and he has mastered the ability to awaken an individual’s desire to do so. Through his intuitive and unique coaching and training techniques, he enables people to take hold of their inner power and unleash the champion within them. He helps individuals, teams, and organizations hone their skills and reach optimum performance. Accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), and trained by the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), he is well-recognized and respected coach, sought after by all levels of professionals. He has shared his expertise in interviews with ABC and Fox News, CEO Update and WUSA Channel 9 in Washington, D.C. and his writing has been featured in Associations Now Magazine, Associations Trends and Bottomline News Briefing.
A sampling of clients includes the American Counseling Association, International Association for the Study of Pain, Retail Electronics Association, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Commerce, Gensler, and Encompass, LLC. Just prior to founding the firm, Marshall handled membership, marketing and special projects for the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives for almost ten years. His focus was on member coaching and engagement. Earlier in his career, Mr. Brown worked for several Fortune 500 organizations in management holding responsibility for talent acquisition in major departments and divisions.
Marshall holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. He is an active speaker and lecturer on talent development and not-for-profit management. As a volunteer professional, Marshall served as board President of the D.C. Chapters of both the International Coach Federation and the Association of Career Professionals International. He is also an active member and volunteer leader for the American Society of Association Executives and the Association for Talent Development. A native of Pittsburgh and now residing in Washington, D.C., he enjoys spending time with his labradoodle Simon, traveling, cycling, friends and family.
Personally, I’ve always been a listening ear, counsel, and confidant. After years of doing great work, yet still unfulfilled, I chose to develop that which is innate within me, while still making a difference in someone’s life and the world. The path to becoming a life coach was an absolutely transformative experience, and I’m here to share that magic with my clients.
As a coach, I work with my clients to not only articulate and achieve their goals, but to excel and shine while doing so. My clients and I mine their values to uncover what’s truly meaningful to them, and honor it. I help clients navigate career change, major life transitions like big moves and relationship ruptures, medical issues, business growth, stifled creativity, and even just living a stable, balanced life in this fucked up world where everything is questionable. I can coach my client on whatever they need in order to live their best life. I call this value-based living. In addition to value-based living, my practice also focuses on two niche areas: gender & sexuality and diversity & inclusion in the workplace, and I’m happy to share more about those if you think they are applicable to your or an acquaintance’s life or workplace.