Consultant Focused on Leadership & Team Development / Career Coach / Educator & Mentor

  • Networked with other professionals
  • Earned one or more college degrees
  • Limited-edition achievement recognizing early members of Workfolio
  • Endorsed by co-workers or clients
  • Donates time to philanthropic causes or organizations

Summary

I’m recognized for my ability to effectively assess the needs of clients and design cost-effective interventions. These may include strategic planning, coaching individuals, building teams or designing customized training curricula.

I am also passionate about partnering with professionals to achieve their career goals. We work together to identify and target a career path that is a good fit for their values, skills, and strengths.

Specialties: Interviewed by local television and radio stations on the topics of career transition and women in business. Published in Office Pro and Journal of Performance Improvement.

Career Timeline

  1. -
    Adjunct Faculty, School of Professional & Graduate, Penn State University
    Teaching professional and leadership development programs.
  2. -
    President / Owner, Pellak Consulting Network
    Accountability to several key clients in organizational development, executive coaching, and the design of customized training programs.
    -Designed a 360º feedback vehicle for 20 executives of the largest electronic retailer in the US, streamlining and enhancing the performance management process.
    -Reduced turnover from 12% to 0% in a six-month period for a boutique location of a large retail chain by performing an organizational diagnosis and implementing sound recommendations for improvement.
    -Contributed to the retention of eight key IT managers during a period of significant organizational change by designing and implementing an internal career advancement strategy
  3. -
    Consultant, Right Management
    Compassionately and efficiently counsel hundreds of individuals including executives, senior and middle managers, and individual contributors through career transitions. Lead two training teams in virtual learning delivery.

    Consistently receive training program evaluations of 4.8+ / 5.0.
    Design, develop, and implement learning programs for virtual delivery across the US and Canada.
  4. -
    Adjunct Professor, Eastern University
    Teaching Graduate and Undergraduate management courses in Healthcare Administration and Organizational Leadership.
  5. -
    Professional Development Manager, Aventis
    Worked with management globally in Research & Development and Corporate functions to provide professional development opportunities (coaching, training, team building, etc) to staff.
    -Established in R&D (US, France, and the UK) a competency development strategy including a Professional Development Web Page which increased the number of individual development plans by 20%.
    -Reduced turnover 3% in a three-month period by guiding a diverse 26-member R&D department in interpersonal problem solving, diversity management, and conflict resolution.
  6. -
    M.Ed., Training & Development/Instructional System, Pennsylvania State University-Great Valley Graduate Center
  7. -
    Training & Development Specialist, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer
    Design and management of customized traning curricula for corporate functions
  8. -
    Bachelor's degree, Organizational Management, Eastern University

Experience Highlights

  • Adjunct Faculty, School of Professional & Graduate Studies
    Penn State University
  • President / Owner
    Pellak Consulting Network
  • Consultant
    Right Management
  • Adjunct Professor
    Eastern University

Education Highlights

  • M.Ed., Training & Development/Instructional Systems
    Pennsylvania State University-Great Valley Graduate Center
  • Bachelor's degree, Organizational Management
    Eastern University

Causes

  • Volunteer Career Coach
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Skills

  • Executive Coaching
  • Training & Development
  • Career Counseling
  • Professional Development of Te
  • Instructional Design
  • Resume Writing
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Career Planning for College St
  • Higher Education
  • Leadership Development
  • Career Development Coaching
  • Talent Management
  • Change Management
  • Performance Management
  • Staff Development
  • Employee Training
  • Organizational Development
  • Coaching
  • Career Development
  • Interviews
  • Strategic Planning
  • Training
  • Career Management
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Management
  • Training Delivery
  • Curriculum Design
  • Human Resources
  • Team Building
  • Consulting
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Strategy
  • Leadership
  • MBTI
  • Performance Improvement
  • Executive Development
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Employee Benefits
  • Succession Planning
  • Management Development
  • Job Search
  • Organizational Design
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Employee Engagement
  • 360 Feedback
  • Personal Development
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Career Assessment
  • Blended Learning
  • Adult Education

Location

Greater Philadelphia Area

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