G-3 [BrainTrust™, Association of Corporate Executive Coaches™, and the MEECO Institute™]
Dr. Frank Wagner, Master Corporate Executive Coach (MCEC)
Frank has been a full-time consultant in the leadership field since 1981. His consulting career began when he joined the staff part-time at The Center for Leadership Studies with Paul Hersey in the late 1970’s. He then became a partner and director at Keilty, Goldsmith & Boone. Besides co-founding Prism Ltd in 1986, Frank currently serves as a Director for GEO Strategic Services Inc., an organization focused on helping organizations with strategic action in FastTime.
In the leadership development arena, Frank’s training specialty is leadership behavior; with an emphasis on commitment, teamwork, influence across organizational boundaries, coaching, and faster strategic planning and execution. His training designs all revolve around a specific leadership model supported by exercises and tools to apply the concepts learned.
As a behavioral coach, Frank brings a wide range of experience working with individuals from mid-level management through C-level positions. First with the Alliance for Strategic Leadership (A4SL), then with Marshall Goldsmith Partners, Frank oversaw the training process in Marshall Goldsmith’s method of behavioral coaching for their first two years in business. In this capacity, he co-developed and trained all coaches in the Marshall Goldsmith Partners network. Now Frank is a partner in The Marshall Goldsmith Group and co-founder of “Stakeholder-Centered Coaching” with Chris Coffey and Marshall Goldsmith. He also serves as a coach and facilitator for Global Leadership Associates.
Dr. David Dye ♦ Board Member
Dr. David Dye has over 30 years of leadership and management consulting in the Federal Government and commercial sectors, contributing to the improved performance of employees, work teams, and organizations. As a Director in Deloitte’s Human Capital Practice, he assists clients in developing and aligning human capital programs to achieve organizational strategy and mission. His areas of expertise span the human capital life cycle for attracting, developing, and retaining talent.
Dr. Dye is the executive sponsor for the firm’s Federal Leader Development Community of Practice, as well as for key eminence initiatives, including sponsorships with the Partnership for Public Service’s Best Places to Work in Government Rankings™, the Senior Executives Association, and The Engagement Institute™. Prior to Deloitte, Dr. Dye worked at Booz Allen Hamilton and the US Office of Personnel Management.
David is a Past President of the Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington (PTC-MW) and the International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC), in which he led the development of the association’s HR certification program. He holds a Top Secret Security clearance and is an ICF certified Executive Coach. Dr. Dye received his Ph.D. from The George Washington University in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He is a frequent contributor to Federal news and media outlets, and has presented internationally and published book chapters and articles in various professional journals, including Public Personnel Management, Personality and Individual Differences, and International Journal of Selection and Assessment
Ann G. Daw ♦ Board Member
An inspiring business leader who consistently achieves stellar results through a clear vision, the development of people and executing with excellence. Ann has a penchant for creating growth by challenging paradigms, handling ambiguity and simplifying complexity. She is a team builder who gets the best out of people by listening and appreciating diversity of thought. She is a savvy marketer having both leveraged the positioning and essence of established brands and creating new brands.
Ann’s experiences have been diverse from leading a not for profit trade association reporting to a Board of Directors, to leading for profit businesses with full P&L control and solid line reporting relationships with all functions – from start-ups to $250MM portfolios, domestically and internationally.
Most recently at the Specialty Food Association where she reported to the Board of Directors, she grew the membership by 30% on a base that had been stagnant, expanded the Assn’s shows significantly, increased the net assets five-fold, put in place proper governance of the business, and inspired a staff towards a culture of innovation, accountability and collaboration. During her tenure she also established the Specialty Food Foundation whose mission is to break the cycle of hunger and improve food recovery. A former Board Chairman said it best: “Before you came along, all I cared about was being in the Fancy Food Show (which the SFA owns and operates). You made me and the membership care about the Association.”
Prior to joining the Specialty Food Association, Ms. Daw was with Kraft Foods as Senior Vice President of Business and Marketing Development in the International Division and VP of Global Marketing Resources and Initiatives. She previously headed Strategic Planning for Phillip Morris International and led Marketing and Sales for the Asia Pacific Division of the company out of Hong Kong.
Ann is particularly passionate about causes having to do with children, sports and health, and hunger. She coached and umpired Little League baseball for 13 years and was the President of the Elmsford Little League. Her husband and she have established a Foundation in their son’s name, giving cross country camp scholarships to students from Division One schools in Westchester and Putnam Counties, and through the Specialty Food Association convinced the Board to create the Specialty Food Foundation to break the cycle of hunger and improve food recovery. Ann is also helping her church as Vice-chair of the Parish Council and on the steering committee for the building of a new hall for the children of her parish.
Dr. Susan (Sue) Lawley,
Ph.D, Master Corporate Executive Coach (MCEC)
Dr. Lawley is SVP and Coaching Practice Leader for the US operation of Lee Hecht Harrison. In that role, she is involved in all Executive Coaching projects across the United States and oversees more than 300 executive coaches and a network for LHH Master Coaches in key cities across the country. Dr. Lawley also insures the quality of all coaching activities and works with clients who wish to tailor specialized coaching programs for their organizations. She also heads LHH’s Coach Certification Program.
Prior to her 15+-year career in leadership and executive coaching, she spent 10 years on Wall Street as a Vice President/Chief of Staff with Bankers Trust’s Investment Banking Department and then Goldman Sachs’ Mortgage Backed Securities Group. When she exited Wall Street to start her own consulting firm, the NY Times covered the event on the front page of the Sunday Business section with an article titled “Weighing the Fast Track Against Family Values.” Ten years later, she and her husband sold The Camelot Group to a publically traded firm.
Dr. Lawley was a member of the highly successful MEECO Designation (Measuring Excellence in the Use of Executive Coaching in Organizations) panel of experts for the MEECO Council:
Frank Wagner, Ph.D., MCEC, Founding Member, The Marshall Goldsmith Group
Dr. David Dye, Director, Human Capital Deloitte Consulting LLP
Ms. Barbara Singer Cheng, MBA, MCEC, President, Executive Core
Mr. Lee Webster, Esq., MBA, SPHR, GPHR, General Management; Human Resources: Director, Talent Acquisition and Recruiting University of Texas Medical Branch; ISO US Tag Team/HR
Mr. Michael Crystal, MBA, President, Myriad Development Inc.
The outcome was that the Mayo Clinic was granted a MEECO Designation at the gold level and the Ford Motor Company was granted the MEECO Designation at the Bronze level.
Dr. Lawley’s dissertation was in the area of Careers and Creativity and she interviewed twelve individuals who had multiple careers simultaneously. She is currently interviewing them again 15 years later to determine if they have stayed on the Career Blender path. William Bridges was the external advisor to her dissertation committee.
Sue has written several articles based on her dissertation and is a published poet. Her volume of poetry, Hieroglyphics of the Heart, won Honorable Mention in the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Poetry Contest.
Finally Sue founded two non-profit organizations. The first, Lasting Connections, paid the communicating expenses of families with a seriously ill member. This organization was active from 1992 through 2004.
Her latest non-profit endeavor, Sisters in Script, supports women writers and men who write about women’s issues in self-publishing their debut manuscript. Sue also hosts creative writing workshops and networking events for women writers within the greater NYC area.