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.
Julie is a AFAA certified personal fitness coach and NASM certified nutrition coach. Before pursuing a career in fitness, she studied art and design. Julie holds a Master of Fine Art degree in painting from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating, she exhibited her artwork and taught painting and design at several Pennsylvania and Massachusetts colleges. Julie has had a love for exercise her whole life. At age 40, she had a career shift and started personal and small group fitness accountability coaching. She co-founded Fuel Training Studio in 2008, a personal coaching and accountability group fitness facility in Newburyport, MA. Julie helps empower women to take charge of their health and wellness in order to feel strong and confident in their own minds and bodies. She believes that building a foundation of healthy living habits can permeate and enhance all areas of the Design Your Life principles including work, play, love, and of course, health! Julie has15 years of experience leading groups of women in designing and sustaining realistic, (not deprived), healthy, active lifestyles. Her focus now encompasses personal growth and wellness coaching.
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, MFA, CPCC is the founder of Ramp Coaching. Ramp is a Boston-Area consultancy with a national reach specializing in Life Design Coaching for adults, college coaching for 11th & 12th grade, and direction-finding & skill-building during the college years. John is a certified Co-Active coach, a Designing Your Life coach, and an IECA Professional Member, the gold standard for educational consultants. John came to coaching and educational consulting after 30 years of college teaching in the visual arts, humanities, and community engagement. He takes a creative approach to the coaching experience; John sees personal growth and human flourishing as a creative process that everyone can access, regardless of age or background.
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.
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.
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.
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!