We believe people are designed to accomplish exceedingly more in life, both professionally and personally. Each of our coaches has 20+ years of business/corporate experience, giving them the opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge and insight to help clients take their career to the next level.
Tanya Ezekiel, CEO / Certified Executive Coach (CPC, PCC)
Tanya Ezekiel is a performance-driven Executive Coach whose wide-ranging practice sees her engaged for leadership development coaching and training by Fortune 100 C-Suite executives through to startup entrepreneurs.
Her clients include senior executives from large and small, public and private organizations, as well as entrepreneurs and mature business owners across a variety of industries including finance, media, health care, real estate, communications, technology, film production, consulting and coaching.
Tanya takes pride in hiring and personally training a talented group of individuals equally certified by iPEC, and accredited by The International Coach Federation (ICF) who are driven, passionate, and committed to helping their clients grow.
In 2010, Tanya developed a transformation strategy for the $1.3 Billion Enterprise Division at Thomson Reuters and was later hired to lead execution and manage business operations to transform a moderately successful business into an aggressive growth platform. She drove the mandate process as a first step to defining the operating model, restructuring management and clarifying job functions for the 2,000-person organization.
From 2004-2008, Tanya was a Managing Director for Bank of America as the Global Head in Sales Business Development. During her tenure, she created and managed the Sales Business Development platform to support an ambitious growth model in Global Markets, reporting directly to the Global Head of Sales. Tanya built and led a global team located in New York, London and Hong Kong responsible for new business development across all the Fixed Income, Equities, FX and Commodities divisions.
From 2000-2003, Tanya served as Director of Product Development at ICAP/BrokerTec for the development of electronic trading platforms in several fixed-income broker markets including Treasuries, Agencies and Repo. While there, she designed and implemented a user-friendly trading interface to convert voice market into an electronic platform.
In 1999, Tanya provided sales coverage for corporate clients in high technology, healthcare, diversified finance, restaurant, retail, environmental services and financial institutions sectors as Vice President, Fixed Income and Currency Derivative Sales for BankBoston.
From 1996-1999, Tanya traded a Latin American and Russian book of Brady and Sovereign bond options, consisting of both client-driven and proprietary trading for Salomon Brothers. She was able to exceed the budget by 50% in 1997 and 200% in 1998.
After earning a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University in 1993, Tanya went on to obtain her MBA from Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University in 1996. She became a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).
What else should you know about Tanya? She is fluent in French and conversational in Spanish. When she isn’t coaching, you might find her kitesurfing.
When my parents divorced when I was 12, I started reading every self-help book on the shelves at the book store. Needless to say, there weren’t many 12 year olds in that aisle. I read The Power of Positive Thinking, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, Reading a Person like a Book, Psycho-Cybernetics, ESP. I would visit that same aisle in the bookstore in Rockland Shopping Center in Montreal, Canada every week to see if anything new had come out. I even read Think and Be Rich as soon as it hit the shelves in 1987. I didn’t know where this was all going but I did know it felt good and kept me out of darkness.
When I turned 19, my Finance class at McGill took us on a Day on Wall Street visit to the Salomon Brothers Trading Floor then on the 42nd floor of 7 World Trade Center. It was love at first sight. I saw the goal posts. I spent the next three years applying for an internship and finally a full-time job and got repeated “thank you but no thank you” letters from the campus recruiting departments at Salomon. I was forced to accept a job as a life insurance salesperson at the young age of 22, cold calling people to talk to them about what would happen IF… I can’t imagine that I really understood what the IF was but, I guess it made a lot of sense to sell financial security when I was brought up with none. I was also trained to sell “Freedom 55″ which was the concept of retiring at a young age of 55. Sounded old to me then but what did I know.
After a year on the job, I found myself uninspired and unmotivated. I met with a therapist. In just six sessions, I quickly came to the conclusion that there was a much bigger world out there for me and it was time to make a move. My fire was lit again! While most days at home had been defined with going through coat pockets for change that may have been left behind, I somehow believed that I should apply to business school and I didn’t need to worry about how I would pay for it until I got accepted. So I did. I applied to three schools and while my eyes were set on New York City , I thought life in Ithaca would be more affordable, so I headed for Cornell. In hindsight, all those decisions which provide some illusion of control of our destiny now seem like a little chuckle from the universe. It’s interesting that I even thought of going anywhere else because Cornell is where I met the love of my life, whom I’ve been with for the past 17 years.
My application said “I am applying for a Cornell MBA so that I can study derivatives with Bob Jarrow and Peter Carr and become an Options Trader at Salomon Brothers”. Cornell probably didn’t see too many 22 year olds and accepted nearly none of them but, as they also thought they were making a choice, they accepted this young, driven, determined woman into the program. 18 months later, I signed my acceptance letter into the Salomon Brothers training program. Five years after that, at 8:30 am on September 11th, 2001, I was at my desk in 1 WTC, at a different firm, looking at the schedule for the Waters Financial Technology Conference, which was taking place on the 110th floor. I was scheduled to go that morning at 8am but one of my colleagues asked that I attend a meeting with him at 8:30 that morning on the 25th floor. I had agreed, and planned to go to the conference at 9:30 am instead. As we approached the time of the meeting, it was cancelled so I sat contemplating whether to go up for the first session or still wait for 9:30. I made a seemingly random decision to eat the breakfast I had brought from home and go later.
I didn’t know at the time why I had gotten “lucky” that morning.
I spent the next 10 years of my career checking the boxes. When I get back on the trading floor, I’ll be happy. When I have a great boss, I’ll be happy. When I run a global team, I’ll be happy. When I get promoted to Managing Director, I’ll be happy. When I can drop $100K at Prada in one year, I’ll be happy. When I make seven figures, I’ll be happy. I checked every one of those boxes and something was still missing.
I had been searching for meaning and purpose since roaming the self-help aisle at the bookstore when I was 12. Yet, 25 years later, I was still keeping who I am separate from what I do.
Serving people to help them find the clarity and confidence to bring who they are into what they do, is in fact, who I am.
Sharon Weinreb, Certified Executive / Career Coach (CPC, PCC)
Motivating and challenging individuals to excel both professionally and personally has been the focus of Executive Coach Sharon Weinreb’s 20-plus year career. She strategically guides senior executives and aspiring managers in a variety of industries, including finance, media, healthcare and human resources through leadership development, effective negotiation, powerful communication techniques and Energy Leadership. Sharon is certified by iPEC and ICF and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Master of Arts in Gerontology and TR Administration from the University of Maryland.
Beverley Caen, Certified Executive / Career Coach (CPC, PCC)
Beverley Caen is a motivating and results-focused Executive Coach whose professional experience empowers her to truly understand and inspire her clients. She coaches at all levels, from senior executives to high potentials, using her unique perspective to help enhance leadership development, communication skills, goal setting and decision-making. Beverley ran an Executive Search firm in the Financial Services industry for 10 years following more than a decade in Equity Sales on Wall Street. She is certified by iPEC and ICF and holds an MBA from Indiana University – Kelley School of Business.
Sindy Cassidy, Certified Executive / Career Coach (CPC, PCC)
Sindy is an iPEC and ICF certified Executive Coach with more than 20 years of corporate leadership and business experience. She has worked with senior executives and high potential professionals who are motivated to nurture their leadership and personal growth. Sindy has coached individuals with diverse backgrounds in a variety of industries including finance, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, sales, hospitality and non-profit. She is inspired by her clients who, through the power of coaching and their abundant energy, live fully and with purpose.
Mark Schall, Certified Executive / Career Coach (CPC, PCC)
Mark specializes in the area of interpersonal communication, conflict resolution and Energy Leadership. He is a recognized expert coach, facilitator, educator and Lead Instructor for the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), teaching iPEC’s coach certification training program and mentoring coaches throughout the US, Canada and Europe. Mark has been speaking and facilitating as well as coaching managers, executives and front-line employees at some of the nation’s top companies and government organizations including American Express, Mass Mutual Financial, NASA and Bristol Myers-Squibb.
Amy Scialdone, Executive Trainer / Certified Coach (CPC, ACC)
Amy is a versatile and dynamic trainer and Senior Human Resources Executive from the media industry. She is a strong business partner and trusted adviser to executive leadership teams, managers and employees. An iPEC and ICF certified coach, Amy focuses on empowering new and experienced managers with key tools for continued growth and success in the areas of effective communication, employee development and engagement. She has over 10 years of experience leading management essentials and sales training programs and introducing foundational tools to help organizations thrive.
Michael O’Brien, Certified Coach (CPC, PCC)
Michael has over 20 years of corporate experience building leaders and developing engaged cultures across sales, marketing, and operations. As an executive and team coach certified by iPEC and ICF, Michael specializes in advising aspiring leaders and senior executives on self-awareness, establishing trust, celebrating diversity and Energy Leadership. He uses his own personal story of triumph over tragedy to help his clients move beyond their obstacles and toward success in business and their lives.
Want to join our team?
Are you iPEC certified? Do you have corporate experience and love helping your clients grow? Email Lesley Briskin at Lesley@careercoach.com. We are always looking to expand our team.
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