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Colleen works directly with senior executives worldwide to empower and inspire them to recognize their authenticity and strategically maximize their strengths. With 25+ years experience as a corporate leader and business coach, Colleen advises executives in a wide range of industries across cultures and continents, delivering customized coaching, workshops and motivational talks for clients in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Colleen’s executive-level coaching includes strategic decision-making, problem solving and goal-setting programs to enable executives to maximize their corporate performance. Recognized as an intelligent, creative thinker, Colleen’s action-oriented approach ensures her clients are equipped with the tools and confidence to seize opportunities and overcome obstacles.
Many of today’s most recognized brands including P&G, The Red Sox, LinkedIn, Staples, Genzyme, Unilever, State Street Global Advisors, Fidelity Investments, Boston Consulting Group, Talbots, and The BAA/Boston Marathon have utilized her coaching and team workshop expertise. Colleen also dedicates a significant portion of her time to working as a coach for individual and groups at non-profit organizations and with oncology patients at The Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Working with Capp & Co Ltd. (formerly known as the Center for Applied Positive Psychology) in London, Colleen co-created an executive women’s leadership program for Thompson Reuters. This face-to-face and web-designed training is designed for emerging female leaders to help them utilize and maximize their strengths. Colleen is an accredited R2 Strengths Profiler practitioner, and she delivers the Capp R2 Strengths Profiler accreditation in the U.S. for coaches and HR professionals.
Sloan Group International, a premier provider of leadership development programs for Fortune 500 companies and emerging entrepreneurial organizations, has engaged Colleen for six years to help its clients maximize their leadership potential. Working with executives from large corporations such as Electronic Arts, Exelon, and P&G, Colleen has used her talents to help executives maximize their leadership and management skills.
Prior to becoming an Executive Coach, Colleen spent 20 years in advertising and marketing. Her expertise in leadership branding, persuasive communication, and effective teamwork began when she held senior-level positions with worldwide advertising agencies, J. Walter Thompson and DDB. While there, she worked extensively in the account management of brands and services for Kraft Foods, Sprint, Clorox, General Mills and The Discover Card. In subsequent years, she managed agency departments and held the position of Director of Talent Development with Arnold Worldwide in Boston.
Education and Affiliations
Colleen holds a B.A. in Communications from Boston College, and she is a graduate of the Meyler Campbell business coach program, a program accredited by the Worldwide Association of Business Coaching..
Colleen is a Founding Fellow with the Institute of Coaching, a Harvard Medical School affiliate.
She is an Associate with Capp & Co Ltd, a Coach/Client Relationship Manager with Sloan Group International and a coach with Landit. Her coaching supervisor is Carol Kauffman, PhD, Associate Professor at Harvard’s McLean Hospital and Director of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard University.