Designing Your Life Certified Coaches
It takes a well-designed plan to create the future we want and answer the important question: “What’s next?” I work with clients to uncover new possibilities and pathways for the future—whether it’s their “Next Act” or simply the “Next Steps” on their current path.
I love partnering with clients to help them design their future. I have worked as a senior executive at major US corporations, at an international women’s network, Encore.org and launched my own business. Those experiences provide valuable insights into navigating life, careers and all that comes on this journey we are traveling along together.
Donnell Turner leverages over fifteen years of experience in career education and career development. As a certified Designing Your Life Coach and Global Career Development Facilitator, he develops and implements strategies and career-related programs to educate individuals in all phases of their career development. Donnell has successfully assisted a wide range of career-changers, mid-career professionals, and clients returning to the workforce in defining and achieving their distinct professional goals. If finding and following your life’s “calling” has been elusive, if what you once considered your “passion” proved to be unfulfilling, or if you are searching for concrete steps to get unstuck and begin moving forward, Donnell can provide you with proven tools and methods to discovering and committing to a career path that works for you.
Melissa O’Malley Tuomi, PhD, RN, CPHQ
Melissa O'Malley Tuomi is the primary of SISU Coaching & Consulting Group. SISU, named after the Finnish word for tenacity, grit, and resilience is focused on career transitions and job crafting for leaders or those seeking advancement to leadership and students in health professions. Melissa works with clients remotely nationwide and in person in central and western MA. Her evidence-based approach to coaching and job crafting apply to a wide variety of clients. As an assistant professor of Nursing and current Nurse Executive, Dr. Tuomi has more than 20 years of healthcare experience, with 15 years of nursing, education, transition to practice, QI/PI project management, and professional development leadership experience. She also offers coaching for capstone and dissertation success, particularly in Nursing and related professions. Melissa’s academic interests include: job crafting, job characteristics leading to job satisfaction, career transitions, Sisu/resilience, and career and workforce development strategies in healthcare.
Katie Kilty, Ed.D.
Katie is an executive coach, a facilitator, and a tenured professor. Katie believes in the power of possibility. She is an experiential learner with an adventurous spirit, driven by curiosity and innovation. Using a combination of courageous leadership and design thinking she works collaboratively with leaders to create high performing, human centered workplaces. As an executive leadership coach and performance consultant, Katie has worked national and international elite sport organizations to build sustainable cultures of excellence and wellbeing. She is a Professor of Sport Management at Endicott College where she teaches courses in Leadership and Sport in Society. She is an active volunteer, energized by creating and supporting community-based programs utilizing sport and the arts for social change.
Dana is a career coach who works with recent graduates, mid-career professionals, and those planning encore careers to find meaningful work and integrate it with their lives. Known for her positive, realistic, and strengths-based approach, Dana aims to help others present themselves authentically and professionally. She is skilled at identifying ways for people to improve their interpersonal, communication, and relationship building skills in the workplace and the community. She has coached many people through career transitions they have chosen and those that have come up unexpectedly. Dana brings creativity, empathy, and learning from positive psychology research to her coaching at Wellesley College and Harvard Business School. She holds a MA from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a BA from Middlebury College in Vermont.
I am a career and leadership coach with a background in retained executive search. I work with midcareer professionals in all types of career transitions including job searches and promotions to leadership roles. Through our sessions, my clients identify their unique strengths, prioritize what is meaningful and create plans for fulfilling careers. I also coach people on improving communication, networking and interviewing skills which helps them to make progress towards career goals. I started working as a Career Coach in 2009 at BCG and now work as a Career and Leadership Coach at HBS. I have coach certifications including the ACC from the International Coaching Federation. I graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Economics and completed a semester abroad at the Budapest School of Economics.
John Giordano, PhD, is the founder of RAMP Education, a consultancy that focuses on educational transitions for teens and current college students, and life transitions for adults. John works with clients to connect their interests with a deep sense of purpose, a vital aspect of the life-design process that is too often not part of a traditional educational experience. 30 years experience in higher education as a professor and student advisor, along with a background in visual art, philosophy, and community engagement, has informed the collaborative and co-creative approach John brings to the coaching process. As an offshoot of RAMP, John recently founded Semester for Change, a program that allows students to delay college or take a semester off to explore their interests through a purpose-finding course, one-to-one coaching, and a self-designed project. He is based in the Boston area and works with clients remotely or in person. In addition to his coaching practice, he is a lecturer in the Experimental College at Tufts University and School of Education and Social Policy at Merrimack College.
I've spent my professional career launching business students into exciting careers at a competitive business school in the Northeast. I know how to work with a client to create a step by step action plan that changes mindsets and leads to goal achievement. Now, I'm focusing my efforts on women like me who are planning for and moving through transition into life beyond 55 years of age. Ladies, there is much to acknowledge, celebrate and share with the world!
I'm a Life Coach for Women 55+ Years Young. Nothing brings me more joy than to partner with you in shaping a life beyond midlife that supports the full expression of your wisdom and authenticity. I use Life Design strategies to help you ReClaim, ReWrite and ReNew your life blueprint and step into the next destinations of your life journey.
Nicole Stephen, founder and principal consultant for Miramar Group is a results oriented, proven partner who brings over 20 years of applied experience working across industries and cultures to help individuals, teams, and orgs accelerate growth and realize their potential. An I/O psychologist by training, Nicole is passionate about making a difference in the world - through serving all types of organizations and all types of people.
As the founder of Miceli Leadership Coaching, Roberta takes a unique approach to leadership coaching by creating customized partnerships with each client. Clients identify their own personal goals, define a success summit and create an action plan to reach their goals and maintain success. Roberta is a highly sought after leadership coach in part because clients move past obstacles and achieve success through their work with her.
Christina is an experienced coach and organizational specialist. Her coaching clients come from a wide range of backgrounds with a common desire to move in a new direction toward their goals. Christina brings a depth of professional experience to her work with individuals and organizations, helping them get clarity, identify values, and navigate complex change.
Career coach invested in supporting people to empower purposeful, inspiring lives. I can help you develop a vision to inspire your path, with scenarios of next steps to help yourself create this path. My experience includes executive coaching with candidates, employees, managers, senior leaders, and board members in for-profits and not-for-profit organizations, including corporate banking, credit unions, and a variety of small businesses. I have done extensive career development work in higher education, specifically with women. Prior to over ten years of working with undergraduate and graduate students, I spent about 18 years as an independent Human Resources Practitioner working with small businesses, primarily in the areas of talent management, career/succession planning, employee engagement, team leadership, learning & development and human capital planning.
Pippi Kessler is an organizational psychologist, facilitator, trainer, and coach who has worked with thousands of people at all stages of their careers and is known for her transformational consulting with nonprofits, universities, schools, arts organizations, and activist groups around the world. Her approach draws on ethical leadership techniques, systems theory, and social psychological research to help people translate their principles into concrete practices and behaviors and work towards building a life and work life that they love and feel proud of. She uses the Designing Your Life coaching tools to help clients figure out the next steps in their work and lives, enjoy their current jobs more fully, and demystify figuring out a career path. She received her M.A. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.
I work with clients who need support figuring out where there is overlap in their values, interests, and strengths. With training and work history in higher education settings, I have extensive experience in helping students align their undergraduate experiences with their goals for career exploration and experiential learning. I am also a skilled editor of credentials, including resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles, that tell a consistent story. With a personal work history that includes a career break caring for family; several years with nonprofits addressing food insecurity and access; and building social justice-based volunteer experiences, I bring flexibility and curiosity to my approach. I hold a BA in history from Hamilton College and an MA in higher education administration from Boston College.
Janet Ehl is an innovative and dedicated career development professional with more than 25 years in higher education career services encompassing coaching, teaching, and developing strategic relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. Key areas of proven success include: one on one career coaching; group workshops; effective team leadership; and organization development. Janet has worked with undergraduate and graduate students and alumni throughout her time in higher education. Janet joined Bentley University in 2008 having had prior career services experience at Northeastern University and Babson College after making a career change from financial services. Janet has an MBA from Babson College. Janet and her husband Charlie have three adult children – two living in Boston, MA and one in Charleston, SC. Janet enjoys family, traveling, golf, kayaking and great meals!
Susan Sandler Brennan
Susan Brennan is a higher education thought leader and career coach with 30 years’ experience in career development and team building at the world's leading organizations. A certified CliftonStrengths coach who also leverages training in Positive Intelligence and Co-Active Coaching, she leads strengths-based organizations by focusing on what is right with people, helping individuals and teams realize their unique power and potential. Known for her strategic, creative and relational approach, Susan is a proven leader of organizational culture transformation, balancing left and right brain solutions and turning creative ideas into actionable solutions that engage and energize her team. She guides change with love, transparency and vulnerability. Susan currently leads a team of 30 who coach and support business professionals at all career stages, providing tools and methodologies to help them explore their strengths and values, understand the market, and find opportunities where there is alignment. Susan recently completed an Executive Education Certificate in Leadership from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and she holds an MBA from Babson College, an Ed.M. from Harvard University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.