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Gail Finger, PCC Joins the AvoLead LLC Team

We are pleased to announce that Gail Finger, PCC has joined the AvoLead LLC team as Client Engagement Director. Gail brings over 20 years of expertise in interpersonal dynamics and the psychology of change to her coaching, facilitation and consulting work.

Having started her consulting career working with family owned businesses, Gail has since worked with large, complex federal agencies, Fortune 100 companies, not-for-profits and small to medium sized companies. Industries have included public utilities, pharma, manufacturing, finance, technology, engineering, law firms and healthcare.

A Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Gail received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Bridgeport. She is a resident of Washington, DC. Read Gail’s full bio here.

Every AvoLead associate combines knowledge of individual and organizational effectiveness with considerable business experience to make a real difference in the “speed-to-success” of leaders and organizations around the globe.

Future Readiness and my Personal Learning System

FutureReadinessRoy H. Adams‘ latest post opens with “This is not what we expected…”

In the post, entitled “Future Readiness and my Personal Learning System: Collected Knowledge From a Former Senior Army Strategist,” Adams shares how he was forced to rethink his thinking when in October, 2007, he entered a world he had never before experienced — combat operations in Baqubah, Iraq.

Read the complete post here.

Roy H. Adams, III is a Senior US Army (ret) Strategist with 20 years experience leading, coaching, and selecting teams of strategic designers. Their work developed formative approaches to solving complex and ambiguous problems through strategic innovation. Read Roy’s complete bio here.

Two Highly Experienced Professionals Join the AvoLead Team

As AvoLead LLC continues to grow, we are excited to announce the addition of these two highly experienced professionals to our team.

Georgine Madden

With 30 years of experience in Organizational Development and Training and Development, Georgine has worked with diverse audiences spanning organizational levels and functions across a wide range of Fortune 1000 to entrepreneurial enterprises within a variety of business sectors. Based in Minneapolis, MN, Georgine will serve AvoLead clients as Trainer Facilitator, Executive Coach and Organizational Development Specialist. Learn more about Georgine here.

Jude Olson, PhD, ACC

Jude is an accredited, professional coach providing leadership and transition coaching to individuals, teams and organizations with a focus on building strengths for accelerated development. She serves on the faculty of University of Dallas and as coach for the Texas Christian University EMBA Program. Her internal corporate experience includes serving as Head Coach at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. As a Senior Vice President and Regional Consulting Partner with Drake Beam Morin, Inc., she led the Fort Worth office where she marketed, managed and consulted on change projects within a variety of industries. Read Jude’s complete bio here.

Every AvoLead associate combines knowledge of individual and organizational effectiveness with considerable business experience to make a real difference in the “speed-to-success” of leaders and organizations around the globe.

Michael H. Hoppe, Ph.D. Publishes White Paper

Executive Development: Something Is Still Missing. Understanding the role of culture in executive coaching.

Michael H. Hoppe, Ph.D., a member-owner of AvoLead LLC has published a white paper entitled Executive Development: Something Is Still Missing. A seasoned researcher, facilitator and executive coach, Dr. Hoppe writes, “Our work as executive coaches is still missing an essential ingredient. This ingredient is a full appreciation of the societal or cultural context in which our executive development work takes place.”

Following years of research, Dr. Hoppe shares his views on the importance of executive coaches and other leadership development professionals to act on the need to understand, embrace, and incorporate culture into their leadership development work. He writes, “We must become as knowledgeable and competent about the cultural level of analysis as we are about the individual and organizational level.” He then outlines three critical steps towards reaching this goal.

Request a complimentary copy of the white paper via email to: contact@avolead.com

Michael H. Hoppe, Ph.D.

Michael H. Hoppe, Ph.D.

About The Author

Michael H. Hoppe, Ph.D. serves AvoLead clients as program facilitator and executive coach. Life experience in a variety of cultures, leadership development expertise gained within a world-class business institute, and extensive research led to his participation in the largest cross-cultural leadership study, ever. All prepared him to provide AvoLead clients with practical, innovative and culturally calibrated solutions to leadership challenges. Read complete bio here.



AvoLead Announces New Associates

As 2015 gets underway, we are pleased to announce several outstanding new associates to the AvoLead LLC team.

Craig Jones, VP Business Development

Having contributed significantly to the top and bottom line of global organizations he leads, Craig understands the value of investing in people and how to build high performing teams. Responsible for the creation of new departments designed to tap into new markets, he has been chosen to lead several startups within the companies where he has worked. Meet Craig here.

And, with our continued emphasis on being a global provider to our growing client roster, AvoLead announces six new Client Engagement Directors:

Melody H. Clodfelter, Ed.D., High Point, North Carolina, USA

Melody has developed leaders in a variety of organizations and settings. She has also worked in public policy roles with elected and appointed educational, governmental and non-profit boards. Learn more about Melody here.

Diana Danu, Bucharest, Romania

Diana consults with AvoLead clients on public relations, language translation, marketing and media management. Fluent in Romanian, Russian, English and Spanish, her experience as a former press officer and public relations manager for the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova is valuable to leaders in Eastern Europe and to multi-national companies. Read more about Diana here.

Jennifer Hall, Ph.D., St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA

Jen is an experienced leader, coach, leadership trainer and author. Trained and licensed as a clinical psychologist, she blends a genuine concern for individuals and the lives they create for themselves with a pragmatic appreciation for bottom-line business results. Learn more about Jen here.

Larry Osborne, Ed.D., Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

Larry is an executive coach and small group facilitator. His expertise includes executive leader assessment and coaching, change leadership and building leadership teams. He approaches coaching as a partnership with the intent to achieve both client fulfillment and organizational success. Read more about Larry here.

Tess Tholstrup, Perth, Western Australia

Tess is an experienced organizational psychologist specializing in working with individuals, leadership teams and organizations. Her work spans a wide variety of industry sectors, levels within organizations and countries. Learn more about Tess here.

Tammi S. Wheeler, Portland, Oregon, USA

Tammi is an executive leadership coach, facilitator and organizational consultant. Her diverse experience includes serving start-ups and Fortune 500 firms in healthcare, high-tech, manufacturing, retail, natural resources, government, financial services and higher education. Read more about Tammi here.

Every AvoLead associate combines knowledge of individual and organizational effectiveness with considerable business experience to make a real difference in the “speed-to-success” of leaders and organizations around the globe.