AvoLead blog: Change

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.

AvoLead Team Grows Again

As AvoLead LLC continues to grow, we are pleased to announce three new members of our senior consulting team. Each brings her own stellar combination of outstanding credentials and real-world experience to AvoLead and our clients.

Maggie W. Dunn serves AvoLead clients as an executive coach and team facilitator. Her areas of expertise include executive leader assessment and coaching, change leadership and building leadership teams. Read more about Maggie here.

Susan Hodgkinson is Principal of The Personal Brand Company® which she founded in 1994. She serves AvoLead clients as leadership development expert, award-winning executive coach and professional speaker. Learn more about Susan here.

Julianne C. Wright serves clients as an organizational and leadership development consultant. Her areas of expertise include leadership training, facilitation, executive coaching and assessment. Meet Julianne here.

AvoLead is proud to welcome Maggie, Susan and Julianne. Their talents and those of the entire AvoLead team are instrumental in our mission of building hall of fame leadership.


AvoLead Team Continues to Expand

We are thrilled to share news of three key members of the AvoLead LLC team. After the addition of five new members in February, AvoLead continues to attract top talent to its Board of Managers and consultant rosters.

Joanne McCree has joined the Board of Managers. In more than 20 years with IBM, she led in a corporation undergoing transformational change — cultural, strategic, product and business model. After creating her own executive coaching business in 2004, she joined AvoLead as a Senior Consultant last year. Learn more about Joanne here.

Chris Musselwhite also has joined the AvoLead Board of Managers. Involved in organizational and leadership development since 1972, Chris shares his wealth of experience in program development and delivery, in the creation of numerous learning simulations and assessment tools and as founder, president and CEO of Discovery Learning. Read more on Chris here.

Timothy Stephens has joined AvoLead as a Senior Consultant. Committed to developing high performance teams in the public health, science innovation and other arenas, Tim coaches leaders and teams to better understand their roles and shared goals. As part of the AvoLead LHCS Program, Tim works with first responders and other key medical and governmental personnel on leading in high consequence situations. Meet Tim here.

We proudly welcome these distinguished professionals. Their leadership talents and skills will be called upon regularly as AvoLead continues to help leaders and their organizations navigate the waters of transition and change.