We are a coalition of volunteers with different talents, pulling together to do what we can to provide emotional support to frontline healthcare staff and first responders as they navigate the Covid-19 crisis.
Kathryn Rose is the founding CEO of wiseHer, a global knowledge marketplace that helps business owners and professionals overcome unique challenges on-demand through 1:1 access to thousands of executives, coaches/mentors, education and resources that accelerate business or career growth. She is a serial entrepreneur, former Wall Street sales leader and an author of 9 books. She has been featured in Forbes, Inc. Magazine, CBS Marketwatch, Fox News and more.
Prior to devoting her focus to wiseHer, Kathryn was an executive marketing consultant for large global and local clients developing targeted online campaigns resulting in millions of engaged fans, followers and connections. Kathryn's experience has taken her from startup to multimillion dollar companies. She is an award-winning Wall Street sales leader driving $100 million+ in annual sales and in channel marketing with global B2B clients.
Kathryn is on the faculty for the IT leading association COMPTIA, is a member of the Executive Council of Advancing Women in Technology, and is a sales coach for MBA candidates at Harvard Business School.
Caroline Webb is an executive coach, author and speaker who specializes in showing people how to use insights from behavioral science to improve their professional lives. Her book on that topic, How To Have A Good Day, has been published in 14 languages and more than 60 countries. Caroline is a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company, where she was previously a Partner.
During her 12 years with McKinsey, Caroline co-founded the firm's leadership practice and led McKinsey's work on organizational effectiveness in the Healthcare practice. During this period she coached and advised hundreds of healthcare leaders, including a government Health Minister, a national CMO and CNO, 30 hospital CEOs, 6 regional health system CEOs, and a wide range of clinical leaders driving improvements in patient care and patient safety. Caroline has written on behavioral change topics for Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Quartz, Business Insider, Thrive Global and WIRED. Her work has been widely featured in the media, including in The Economist, Financial Times, Guardian, Inc., Forbes, Fortune, and on BBC Radio. She is one of Marshall Goldsmith’s ‘MG100‘ coaches, and a Founding Fellow of the Harvard-affiliated Institute of Coaching.
Margaret Moore, MBA, is an executive coach and founder and CEO of Wellcoaches Corporation, a coaching school for health professionals, which has trained more than 12,000 coaches in 50 countries since 2000. Prior to Wellcoaches, Margaret was biotechnology executive for 17 years in the US, UK, Canada, France for 17 years, including serving as CEO and COO of two biotech companies. Margaret co-founded (2009) the Institute of Coaching at McLean, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, and is co-director of the Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare conference offered by Harvard Medical School since 2008. In 2010 Margaret co-founded the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching, now a nonprofit subsidiary of the National Board of Medical Examiners, establishing standards and reimbursement for the coaching workforce in healthcare. Moore teaches transformational leadership at Harvard Medical School’s Office of Global Education, and coaching psychology at Harvard Extension School. She is co-author of 20 peer-reviewed articles and 7 book chapters on coaching, the peer-reviewed Coaching Psychology Manual published by Wolters Kluwer, and Harvard Health Books Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life and Organize Your Emotions, Optimize Your Life.
Erika Jackson, MCC, MLHR, NBC-HWC is the VP, Training and Operations for Wellcoaches, which specializes in supporting health and wellness professionals in 1. Understanding human behavior change, 2. Leveraging the science of Positive Psychology so clients flourish and thrive, 3. Utilizing Motivational Interviewing techniques which support a client in uncovering internal motivation, 4. Overcoming resistance to change and uncovering self-efficacy. Wellcoaches achieved an industry first in being endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Erika has expertise in both individual and team performance improvement, having coached professionals at large public and private organizations on issues such as leader, team, and career development. Erika is also a consultant, instructional designer, group facilitator, and conflict mediator. She has completed The Coaches Training Institute's Advanced Co-Active Coaching courses and is a member of the ICF and IAC. Erika is the co-author of the first coaching textbook in healthcare, used in classrooms around the world, "The Coaching Psychology Manual". She also co-authored a chapter on Health and Wellness coaching in SAGE's "The Coaching Handbook" and contributed to research on coaching with patients with fibromyalgia.
Dr Om Lala, MD, MBA, MPH, is Executive Director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean/Harvard Medical School, a Senior Researcher in Organizational Behavior at Harvard Business School, and a Senior Director at NYC Health + Hospitals. At Harvard, where he previously earned his BA, MD and MBA, Dr. Lala has done a range of work in the fields of executive coaching and well-being research, including co-authoring Harvard Business School's first in-depth case on executive coaching, “Coaching Makena Lane”. Concurrently, as a healthcare executive at NYC Health + Hospitals, New York City's public hospital system serving 1.4 million patients, he has managed a team of coaches to catalyze operational transformation and quality improvement at 70+ clinics and continues to lead technology initiatives that improve patients' access to care. Previously, Dr. Lala was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he served clients in health care, education, and the public sector, while also serving as a Coach to new Partner-level hires. Additionally, Dr. Lala co-founded a consumer health technology startup in pediatrics that raised $3.5 million in venture capital funding, served as Economic Policy Advisor in President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, and Special Assistant to the former Assistant Surgeon General.
Phyllis Dealy is a management consultant and executive coach for ThinqShift, a leadership services company helping to craft a new generation of high performance, adaptable and purposeful leaders for the AI era - The Fabulous Leader.
Phyllis is a three time entrepreneur, creative strategist, and expert facilitator with 25+ years of experience bringing creative ideas to life for top tier organizations like Duracell, Pirelli, Sony, Hewlett-Packard and Hickory Farms to name just a few. Her diverse background includes developing multi-platform communication campaigns, building digital brand experiences, and helping organizations build sustainable and culture-driving brand systems. Prior to joining ThinqShift, she was founder and CEO of Reinvent The World – a social impact consultancy that worked with nonprofits and socially conscious organizations like the Energy Project, Epilepsy Foundation and Susan G. Komen. From 2007 until 2015 she was a founding partner at Woods Witt Dealy & Sons, a boutique creative advertising agency based in Manhattan. She is a lifelong student and practitioner of the Presencing Institute including Theory U Foundations Program, and Social Presencing Theater Advanced Training.
Leigh-Ann Webster, NBC-HWC, serves as the Executive Director for the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC), a nonprofit subsidiary of the National Board of Medical Examiners, establishing standards and reimbursement for the health & wellness coaching workforce.
Prior to joining the NBHWC, Leigh-Ann served as the Business and Sponsorship Manager for Lesley Paterson, a professional triathlete and 3X XTERRA World Champion. She is also the founder of 52 Healthy Weeks, an organization dedicated to supporting people who aspire for a healthy and active lifestyle through health & well-being coaching and fitness training.
Leigh-Ann is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine Health Coach Interest Group, and serves on the board for the Palomar Family YMCA. She is a graduate of the University of California San Diego and enjoys spending time with family and exploring nature, national parks and running trails.
Sara ‘Zora’ Boas, MCC, MA, RDMP, is a leadership coach, advisor, speaker and educator, who helps people find the source of their power and use it wisely. Having established her coaching business in 1987, she is a pioneer of the profession who has developed and upheld standards of excellence through her mentoring, assessment, and training of other coaches around the world. Her unique approach to ‘leading from within’ weaves her background in dance, anthropology and psychology with insights from organizational behaviour, adult development, somatics and the philosophy of science.
She is the founding director and principal coach of Boas Partners, an international consultancy committed to transforming leadership in business, the public sector, research institutions, NGOs and the arts. Together with her team, she has coached thousands of individuals across 100 countries on five continents. In 2007, she was a recipient of the Leadership Gurus Award of Excellence. This award is bestowed upon individuals who have attained the recognition of their peers and the general public for the originality, practicality and impact of their ideas, and for their visionary leadership.
With additional thanks to...
Luann Barndt (Georgetown University Institute for Transformational Leadership)
Brian Gorman (ICF New York City chapter, Gay Coaches Alliance, Gay Coaches Collective)
Ruth Ann Harnisch
Angelo Ioffreda (Georgetown University Institute for Transformational Leadership)
Lorri Manasse (ICF Washington DC chapter)
Beth Masterman (ICF New England chapter)
Lacey Leone McLaughlin (C4C)
Jennifer Paylor (IBM Blue Core Coaches)
David Peterson (Google)
Melissa Schreibstein (George Mason University Center for the Advancement of Well-Being)
Brian Underhill (CoachSource, Alexcel)
Doug Winnie (ActionCOACH)
The Marshall Goldsmith MG100
Our generous early funders: Lisa Tepper, Jane Condon, Cindy Lima, Ted Rubin, Julie Connelly, Lorna Garey, Jennifer Mello, Sarah Waschler, Jess Hutchins
...and the 400 coaches who have signed up to help