Each Member of Pittsburgh Professional Women receives a complimentary coaching session annually with one of our Affiliate Coaches:
Once you have chosen your coach please click here to schedule your complimentary session.
For more information on any of our coaches, please click their name to be taken to their profile information.
Judy Vernick, PhD, PMP, CPCC
Quantum Leap Coaching founder and owner, Judy Vernick is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) through The Coaches Training Institute, the global leader in Coach Training.
With decades of professional and life experience, Judy has excelled as an educator, speaker, researcher, writer, project manager and leader in the software technology community, academe and the non-profit arena. She is also an award-winning triathlete and professional make-up artist.
A master of transformative change in her own life, she has devoted her career to helping organizations and individuals experience their full range, break barriers, reach peak levels of performance, and engage in the joy of attaining what they truly want and need. Her coaching portfolio is enhanced with track records in endurance sports, communications, marketing, project management, software technology transition, workplace learning and performance, and a strong professional network.
Her coaching clients love her quick wit, laser-style communication, clear thinking, discipline, professionalism, engaging warmth and compassion, and her ability to deeply listen as well as swim with them up, down or around stream. Besides one-on-one and group coaching, Judy leads workshops and seminars, and does speaking engagements. She is the author of the forthcoming book, Mirror in the Mud: Finding the courage to change what you see when you’re stuck, to be released in early 2013.
Judy is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh XXII and holds a PhD in Educational Communications and Technology and MA in Linguistics from the University of Pittsburgh. She also holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz School of Business as well as the prestigious Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential from the Project Management Institute. Her memberships include American Society for Training and Development, International Coach Federation, Pittsburgh Coaches Association, Project Management Institute, and the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Project Management Institute. She is a PA-licensed esthetician.
A member of the Board of Directors and Secretary of Friends of the Riverfront, Judy has also served in civic leadership roles at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, National Council of Jewish Women, United Jewish Federation, and Open Stage Theatre. She is an affiliate coach for Pittsburgh Professional Women.
Judy and her husband Lloyd live in Squirrel Hill with their dog Grover, lovingly dubbed “coach dog.”
Dr. Ann Gatty is a business learning specialist, who believes that everyone has the capabilities to get where they want to go if they are enabled with the right strategies and tools. She is the co-founder of www.DrsGattyPeopleSolutions.com an organization that helps businesses develop strong leaders while creating a culture where self-improvement is an intrinsic part of the organization’s value system.
Talk with Ann about how you and she can partner together to develop a strategic path towards the life you always imagined. She can be reached at 855-284-4448 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I work with small business owners, entrepreneurs and leaders, who want to develop, grow and thrive in any market. I own LifePath Associates LLC (LPA) a business-life coaching company. My clients make quantum leaps, resolve problems and achieve goals that eluded them for some time with these strategies: (1) Analyze what worked and identify what is not working; (2) Investigate and choose strategies, tools, and techniques that will help them move to success; (3) Use the most current resources and data and (4) Create customized action plans. LPA offers different ways for our clients to learn business trends and use special job search strategies: Teleclasses, Teleseminars, Individual and Group Coaching, eBooks, eCourses, Books Audios, and Self-Study Programs. I bring 25 years experience in human resources and coaching in corporations, government, non-profit organizations and private business; I have helped these organizations to: Reengineer to improve organizational performance, Coach Leaders and Supervisors to manage effectively, Create professional and leadership development programs that build workplace skills, and Design and implement succession and strategic plans that got results. VIsit my website www.TheArtOfCareerSurvival.com.
Brenda spent over 20 years in corporate finance helping companies all over the world to measure and improve their financial results. Now, as a Profit Coach, Brenda works with entrepreneurs and business owners who want to master their finances and focus on what matters most. By using a simple system, business owners can increase profits, communicate success, and create time to enjoy their business and live their dreams.
A graduate of the Duquesne University Professional Coaching Certification program, Brenda is passionate about working with motivated clients to achieve success and abundance in all aspects of their life.
Brenda lives in Sarver, Pennsylvania, loves to spend time with family and friends, cook, travel, cruise, stay fit, and enjoy life. Brenda has been an active member of a women’s spirituality group for ten years.
To learn more about Brenda, or schedule a session, call 724-524-0226 or visit Brenda DeCroo Coaching Online at www.brendadecroocoaching.com
Cindy Rack has had a proven IT sales and marketing success record for more than 25 years including sales methodology systems that have been adapted worldwide. Cindy has also been very successful in her real estate investments including rehabs as well as buy and hold properties.
A life long learner, Cindy enjoys training with personal development and business gurus such as Dale Carnegie, Jim Rohn, Anthony Robbins, Wayne Dyer, Les Brown, Bill Bartmann and Steven Covey. She is the author of the innovative program “VAPORS of Success” a personal and business development program.
Cindy commits more than ten hours each week studying with Social Media & Business Development Specialists so that her clients always have the latest, most modern tools available to help them achieve their Social Media Marketing goals. She is a teacher at heart and loves educating her clients on Social Media allowing them to be self-sufficient in growing their brand. She does this through public and corporate workshops, Best-In-Class Video-Based Training, consulting and customizations. Her down to earth, relaxed teaching and consulting style is sought out by Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses and Corporations.
She is an active member of her community, serving on the Board of Directors of Genesis House of Pgh which helps girls that are pregnant by providing housing, education, adoption services, life skills and support should they choose to parent. She is active in her church. Cindy loves to golf and ski. She and her husband Barry have lived in Bethel Park for more than 20 years and they are the parents of two teenaged children. http://www.
Diane Dean, MA, RN-BC, LPC, Epiphany Counseling and Wellness Center
Is there a gap between where you are now, and where you want to be? Working with Diane Dean, owner of Epiphany! Counseling and Wellness Center to define and work towards your goals could aid you in getting more of what you want.
Diane’s professional coaching services offer a helping hand in getting you where you want to be.
In utilizing coaching techniques and tools, coaching sessions can aid you in solving problems, creating a new life, turning a business around, doubling sales and profitability, or designing and implementing a plan of action.
Coaching is ideal and essential for entrepreneurs, business owners, professionals, and people in transition…basically anyone in need of fixing, solving, creating, and planning something, both personally and professionally. Epiphany! Counseling and Wellness Center is located on Old William Penn Highway in Murrysville. To schedule a session with Diane, call 724-387-1650.
Visit Epiphany! Counseling and Wellness Center Online here: www.epiphanyweb.net
Evy (rhymes with ‘Chevy’) is an executive coach and consultant to successful leaders who want to take performance to the next level. She combines deep corporate experience, a zest for life’s gifts and formal training to help her clients get clear, get going and get more of what they want.
With over 25 years of Organization Development and HR leadership experience, Evy has worked in Consumer Packaged Goods, Pharmaceuticals, Defense, Technology, Healthcare, and Manufacturing. Organizations she as served include GlaxoSmithKline, Cleveland Clinic, BayerHealthCare, LunaMetrics, FISA Foundation, CASA, The Healthcare Business Women’s Association and Raytheon.
Known for working with teams to increase performance, Evy holds certifications as a Serving Leader® Strategic Advisor, Thinking Environment® Facilitator and Team Advantage® Coach. She is certified in Lominger Career Architect®, Leadership Architect® and Voices 360® and is a Serving Leader® Strategic Advisor.
Evy is an incoming Board Member of the Pittsburgh Coaches Association, an Advisory Board Member of Amachi Pittsburgh and a member of the Thinking Environment® Global Collegiate. She previously served in board leadership positions with the Association for Quality and Participation (now ASQ), Zonta Three Rivers Pittsburgh North and Saints John and Paul Women’s Guild.
Evy earned her BA in Psychology from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She completed the University of Michigan Strategic Human Resources Program and graduated from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). She is credentialed by the International Coach Federation as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and was awarded a Lifetime Designation of Senior Professional, Human Resources (SPHR) by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).
Based in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Evy is a wife, mother, community volunteer and avid bunko player.
Gloria Manchester is a certified executive coach. She is the current President of Leadership Education Action Programs (LEAP). She has marketed and facilitated professional and personal development seminars nationwide for over 25 years. Gloria was also the vice-president and executive director of a construction funds management escrow corporation
Gloria has two grown married children who are both thriving in their respective professions, and she is the proud grandmother of three grandsons and one granddaughter. As an accomplished coach and a committed advocate of professional and personal development, Gloria’s mission is to boldly inspire and re-energize executives to reach their full potential and to lead in the development of a win/win culture within their organization.
Kathy Gillen is passionate about the role that food plays in our health and wel lbeing. As a mother of four, she understands the difficulty of feeding healthy meals to our families. Her children have registered complaints about leafy green foods and lack of Coke in her house. Kathy’s business is called the “Wellness Roadtrip” because she believes health is a journey but we should have fun along the way.
She coaches individuals, including children and teaches classes about wellness and the benefits of a whole food diet. She loves to work with families and will come to your house and give your pantry a makeover. If you know you could be making better choices and you want to feel well, call Kathy Gillen of The Wellness Roadtrip ( 412-427-1137). You can learn more about the Wellness Roadtrip at www.wellnessroadtrip.com
Kelly Eckert is a holistic life coach and spiritual intuitive. She coaches visionaries, change agents, healers, revolutionaries and mavericks—women on a mission to change the world. She helps them release mental, emotional and spiritual blocks so they can expand their idea of what’s possible, reach their highest potential and bring their deepest vision to life without losing themselves or selling their souls.
Kelly is the creator of the Fear Releasing Method™ and the originator of Ayuratha energy healing and alignment. She is a Certified Mentor Coach, an Associate Certified Coach, a Certified Money Breakthrough Method® Coach, and a Certified Money, Marketing and Soul® Coach. Kelly earned a bachelor of arts degree in biological anthropology from Harvard University and a master of science degree in biology from Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She received a teacher certification from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and studied marketing and entrepreneurship at Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business. She is a Reiki master teacher and has training in nonviolent communication, EFT, teaching meditation and conflict resolution.
Kelly is the author of two books, Make Someone’s Moment: Positivity Girls’ Guide to Finding Joy in Making Others Happy and Getting What You Want: How to Go from Stuck to Success; and the co-author of the upcoming book Empower: Stories of Breakthrough, Triumph and Discovery.
Kerissa Kuis is the President and Founder of the University of Wellness. The University of Wellness was created to provide consumers with the most cutting edge wellness services, certifications and education. She has spoken locally and internationally in areas of self development, health and wellness. Her first book “Fear, Faith & Forgiveness: A Guide To Manifesting Miracles” will be released in the Spring of 2014.
Permanent weightless begins in your mind, not in your mouth!
If you are done dieting, counting points or calories, depriving yourself and are ready to change from the inside out I can help you. It is more than what you eat that helps you lose weight and keep it off; your sleep, happiness, stress, mood, energy, as well as how and why you eat all factor in. By changing your mindset and underlying behaviors you can create a new, healthier lifestyle that can prevent disease and support you in maintaining your weight loss.
Have you ever received good advice that you were unable to follow? Has your doctor ever recommended a lifestyle change that you found to be unsustainable? Have you ever wanted something in your life, but found you couldn’t achieve it alone?
Health Coaches are knowledgeable advisors who provide ongoing support and guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness. As your Health Coach, I will listen carefully and help you to navigate the world of contradictory nutrition advice to determine what changes are necessary for you.
Your personalized program will radically improve your health and happiness. Together, we will explore concerns specific to you and your body and discover the tools you need for a lifetime of balance.
As a client of my health coaching program, you will…
• set and accomplish goals in a way that is empowering and exciting
• work to achieve and maintain your ideal weight
• understand and reduce your cravings
• increase your energy levels
• feel great in your body
• learn about new foods and how you can easily incorporate them
• improve your personal relationships
• discover the confidence to create the life you want
Your program includes…
• two 50-minute sessions per month
• e-mail support between sessions
• recipes that are healthy and simple to prepare
• coaching and support to help you make the dietary and lifestyle changes you want
• simple but informative handouts that will increase your nutrition knowledge
• access to my monthly newsletter with the latest health tips and recipes
• my personal commitment to your health and success
To decide if health coaching is right for you, I invite you to schedule a free initial consultation with me. During this session, we will discuss your health and lifestyle to determine how I can best support you in achieving your goals.
Contact me today to schedule your free initial consultation.
I am the president and owner of North Hills Psychological Associates, Inc., a private psychotherapy practice established in 1990 with 23 clinicians and four locations in Wexford, Coraopolis, Squirrel Hill and Pittsburgh. My practice offers psychotherapy for individuals of all ages, couples and families.
As a Collaborative Divorce Coach I offer a different way for divorcing and separating couples to focus on their most important goals in a respectful way without going to court. As a psychologist and Collaborative Divorce Coach I work as part of a team with collaborative attorneys to address all of the aspects of the divorce process; legal, financial, emotional and parenting. I work as a peacemaker to coach the parties to improve communication and co-parenting skills and help to manage the process of peaceful resolution to conflict. The collaborative process offers the divorcing couple control over the process and outcome versus litigation where a judge makes the final decision. I help to facilitate the process of reaching agreements in a respectful and thoughtful way in order to address the unique needs of each family. I am happy to meet with you for a FREE 30 minute consultation to discuss how the Collaborative Process may benefit you and your family.
I also offer Co-parenting Classes and private Co-Parenting Coaching that assists separated or divorced parents to support their children and work together peacefully in the business of raising their children.
In addition, I bring my over 20 years of experience in running a successful group psychotherapy practice to offer Private Practice Business Coaching for mental health professionals who are interested in starting a practice or expanding their practice. Learn what works and avoid what does not. Receive valuable coaching to make your practice the success that you deserve.
I am also a trainer with the Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania (CLASP) offering training in the Collaborative Process and I am available to provide Collaborative training nationally. My memberships include: American Psychological Association, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association where I am past Treasurer, National Association of Masters in Psychology, National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania where I am co-chair of the Training Committee, Pittsburgh Professional Women and Women’s Small Business Association.
For more information please visit www.nhpa.com or call 724-759-7500.
Mary Lee Gannon’s mission is to transform as many lives as possible with strategies that took her from welfare to CEO. With more than 16 years of experience as the President of organizations with up to $26 million in assets, Mary Lee is an executive and life reinvention coach, and strategic planning consultant. Her company, StartingOverNow.com, is a coaching and consulting firm that helps people transform their lives, organizations and businesses to the measurable freedom, financial abundance and fulfillment they want.
Melody Firmani has cracked the code on intense energy! As a Transformational Energy Coach, speaker, author, and founder of Celebrate CareGivers, LLC, and Transform Your Economy, LLC her unique mission is to move clients from negativity, despair, and hopelessness to extreme optimism and energy leaving each day better than the last. “I teach people how to strip away ineffective thinking and say YES to life! Everyone has this power deep inside but through no fault of their own, has buried it.”
Want to get your life back? Need to Declutter your Brain?
YOU are someone who needs to “make it happen”. The problem is that the mental, time, and emotional clutter are in the way. Certified Organizer Coach® Patty Kreamer will work with you to clear the emotional, time and mental clutter so you can connect with what matters most and put the “life” back in your lifestyle. She works with business owners, CEOs, managers, salespeople, and anyone who needs to “make it happen” but feel like they are constantly being pulled in a million different directions. If you believe that your lifestyle shouldn’t fit into your work BUT your work should fit into your lifestyle, Patty’s coaching can get you there!
No longer will you:
Wonder how to best use your time
Be held back by unseen obstacles
Feel like life is passing you by without you in it
Be in your own way
Fear success or failure
Patty is a Certified Professional Organizer®, author, speaker, Certified Organizer Coach®, and President of Kreamer Connect, Inc., a company that works nationally with businesses that are looking to become more productive. She is the author of But I Might Need It Someday! and The Power of Simplicity as well as a co-author with Stephen Covey in Success Simplified. You can contact Patty at patty@ByeByeClutter.com, 412-344-3252 or visit her at www.ByeByeClutter.com.
Most people don’t need a therapist, they just need a change!™
Susan Lieber, MS, CPO, COC, ACC specializes in working with individuals living with ADHD who struggle with organization and time management and want to gain control of their lives. Her interest in helping persons with brain-based conditions began during her first career as an occupational therapist and later became dedicated to the ADD/ADHD population soon after she stared her business; Leave it to Lieber, in 2003.
Susan provides professional programs on variety topics related to living with ADHD to academic, civic and business groups. Her presentations consistently receive high praise for valuable content and attendees highly regard her responsiveness to their questions and concerns. Learn more at www.LeaveItToLieber.com.
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Coaching is a great catalyst for both inner and outer change. Do you have specific goals, such as an edge in your career, improved relationships, or a healthier lifestyle? Or perhaps you have broader desires such as enhancing your overall sense of purpose and well-being.
As a Board Certified Coach offering life coaching and executive/career coaching, Susan Moore works with clients seeking to fulfill their potential and experience more genuine satisfaction in both their careers and personal lives. Susan’s background and training as a professional coach, therapist, and manager with a large corporation have given her a solid grounding in the dynamics of personal and professional development and meaningful change.
Susan achieved her certification as a professional coach at the Hudson Institute, a respected training organization that is accredited by the International Coach Federation. She has also achieved certification as a specialist in positive psychology, with training from leaders in the field such as Martin Seligman and Chris Peterson. Susan is a member of the Pittsburgh Coaches Association and has served for seven years on their Board of Directors.
Most of Susan’s clients are seeking the next level of success in their career, while also wanting to achieve their most meaningful personal goals. These have included individuals employed by Rand Corporation, Carnegie Mellon University, Deloitte, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, PNC Financial Services, and several leading Pittsburgh law firms and nonprofit organizations, as well as self-employed professionals and those with small businesses.
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Tom Volkar, Business StartUp Coach
Have a big decision to make that you just aren’t making? Have you always wanted to be in business for yourself but have hesitated to make your move? Business StartUp Coach Tom Volkar of CoreU Coaching wants you to know that you can discover and create the ideal business that will bring you alive in fulfillment and prosperity. Tom has coached hundreds since 1998 and he is dedicated to guiding you to your entrepreneurial greatness.
These are the biggest reasons why people hesitate to start their own business:
1. They dread having the “I want to quit my job” conversation with a spouse. 2. They don’t really know what business to start. 3. They worry about how their decision will impact others. 4. They fear risking security, benefits and a comfortable income.
Are you tired of putting the best interests of others in front of your own? Isn’t it your turn to do what you really want to do?
Tom is one of the founding members of the Pittsburgh Coaches Association and served as their second president. He calls his coaching company CoreU because he has always enjoyed going deep within my client’s messes and guiding them out.
Want to feel what it’s like to be totally supported and championed? Call 724-823-0317 or email Tom today with your biggest challenge – your confident new life waits.
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Wendy Lydon, LPBC
Business Coach / Vice President ThistleSea Business Development, LLC
Wendy’s background and expertise combines astute strategic, business and project/program management skills with over 20 years experience in business, association management, consultancy and analysis that enables her to assist clients to generate revenue and profit growth.
She is a collaborative leader skilled in motivating staff to achieve aggressive goals and objectives. She has a global business operational perspective through exposure to diverse business protocols and markets. She led highly successful sales, recruitment and retention initiatives that grew new sales initiatives to as much as $350 million in top line growth. She is skilled in product and market development with solid background in customer relationship management (CRM), sales, marketing and customer service.
Wendy brings ThistleSea Business Development business and executive clients’ a background and expertise in business, health care, medical group practices, group purchasing, association management, distribution, food service, franchise operations, medical waste and behavioral mental health.
Wendy holds a degrees in business and information systems from Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA. In addition, her expertise includes formal training in leadership, association management, supply chain, consultative sales, customer service, teamwork, telemarketing, strategic planning, human resources and healthcare legislation.
In addition to working with clients, she is highly involved developing the CNICUS Buying Group initiative and providing marketing services to ThistleSea Business Development clients.