William H. (“Bill”) Berman, Ph.D., ABPP
Bill is a seasoned consultant with more than 25 years experience as an academic, clinician, senior line manager and consultant / coach. He has been assessing individuals since 1983, delivering organizational consulting and coaching since 1993, and has worked with a wide range of companies and leaders since returning to full-time consulting in 2004. Bill has worked with senior leaders, GMs and C-suite individuals from companies like Diageo, Lexis Nexis, Novo Nordisk, Playtex, Reed-Elsevier, Starwood Hotels, Thermo Fisher Scientific, UBS and alternative investment groups.
Previously, Bill started his own software company in 1995 to track healthcare performance, which he grew and subsequently sold to The Echo Group, an enterprise healthcare information management system vendor. He served on their executive management team as the head of professional services, expanding the function to generate 25% of annual corporate revenues through consulting, implementation, training, and support functions. Bill’s early career included clinical and executive consulting work, teaching at Cornell University Medical College, and full time academic research and teaching at Fordham University, where he received tenure in 1994. Bill received his B.A. from Harvard College, and his Ph.D. from Yale University. He is licensed in NY and CT, and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and board certified by the American College of Professional Psychology.
Taylere M. Joseph, Ph.D.
Taylere is a Senior Consultant with Berman Leadership Development, providing leader assessment, development planning, coaching, and organizational assessment services to our clients. In addition, she has experience in culture assessment, organizational design, change management, and leadership training. Her article on psychological contract management during organizational change was published in the peer review journal, Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture and she was a recipient of the 2011 Small Grants Award from the Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research/ Society of Consulting Psychology. Before joining Berman Leadership Development, Taylere served as the 2013 A. Dale Thompson Fellow in Executive Assessment & Coaching for Leadership Worth Following, in Dallas, Texas. Her research interests focus on leadership development and employee engagement.
Taylere holds a B.A. in Humanistic Psychology from Naropa University, a M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling from Saybrook University and a PhD in Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP). She is a limited permit psychologist and licensed psychotherapist in the State of New York. Taylere also holds a license that covers marriage and family therapy and, career and clinical counseling in the State of California.
Bernardo Ferdman, Ph.D.
Bernardo is a CCE Board Certified Coach and a leadership and organization development consultant with three decades of experience, as well as Distinguished Professor in the Organizational Psychology Program at the California School of Professional Psychology of Alliant International University. Bernardo consults to businesses in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America specializing in multicultural and cross-cultural competency across the organization. Bernardo’s latest book, Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion (Wiley, 2014) provides a research-based understanding of inclusion and how to systematically create it, foster it, and navigate its challenges. Bernardo received his A.B. from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in psychology from Yale University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Valerie White, Ph.D.
Valerie White is an executive coach with extensive experience in behavior change and assessment center development and implementation both nationally and internationally. During the past 18 years she has been privileged to work with many Fortune 500 companies to assist them in enhancing their leadership capabilities through individual coaching and through larger organizational programs. She primarily works with senior level executives across a spectrum of functions. Valerie has been a coach for the past 10 years in a best in class assessment and development program at Johnson & Johnson and was among a small number of global coaches selected for several tiered year long leadership programs at Diageo. Her work has often taken her to Europe and Asia to work with the executives in country In addition to leadership development work, Valerie has assisted companies in implementing best practice change management through senior level advisory roles as well as workshops for employees. She is co-author of First Impressions: What You Don’t Know About How Others See You, 2004, Bantam. This book was nominated for a Books for a Better Life Award and is being published in 18 languages. She has presented with her co-author at the 92nd Street Y in New York and has been a guest on the Today Show, Good Morning America, MSNBC, NPR and the BBC. She has been featured in numerous periodicals and has been interviewed for British and German television.
Companies Valerie has worked with include: Johnson & Johnson, Diageo, Atlantic Health Systems, Coring, Hewlett-Packard, Merck, Symrise, PDI, GlaxoSmithKline, HSBC, CHOP, Bristol-Myers Squibb, JP Morgan Chase, Schering-Plough, Aon, Novartis, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Westfield Insurances, Citigroup, Sun Microsystems, BOC Gases, Becton Dickinson, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Wyeth-Ayerst, Wyeth-Lyderlie, and USG.
Valerie received her B.A. from Middlebury College and her M.A.and Ph.D. from Fordham University. She is a NYS licensed psychologist and is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) and the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP). Valerie is married and has a young daughter and numerous pets.
Rebecca Turner, Ph.D.
Rebecca “Becky” Turner has 25 years of diverse experience including consulting to organizations, research, and coaching executives. She provides assessment and coaching for seasoned leaders engaged in business challenges, high-potential executives, teams, conflict management and culture change. Expertise includes:
- Assessing organizational dynamics and conflict that impact leadership teams and results, and promoting effective management of relationships
- Navigating challenging leadership initiatives and culture change
- Developing effective senior teams
- Organizational culture assessment
- Coaching senior leaders and C-suite executives
- Transitioning leaders from technical experts to influential, strategic leaders
- Developing a diverse leadership group
- Assessing and coaching professionals and business leaders for career development
Becky has worked with a wide range of client organizations and individuals including technology companies, design and manufacturing firms, healthcare organizations, investment management groups and universities. Her consulting career began in the 1980s when she worked with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop performance metrics for research and service programs. She was trained as an executive coach at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) and has been coaching leaders for the last 13 years. In addition to her consulting career, Becky has served as a faculty member at Alliant University, as well as principal investigator and collaborator for scientific studies in health and behavior. In this role, she has led and participated in cross-functional and multi-disciplinary teams.
Becky is on the Board of the Society of Consulting Psychology and is a member of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology from The George Washington University and has been a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University. She has authored numerous papers for journals and conference presentations.
Robert C. Satterwhite, Ph.D.
Robert has more than 15 years experience helping Fortune 100 companies and federal agencies to develop and implement state-of-the-art human capital practices and programs. He has partnered with clients to provide selection systems, executive development, high-potential assessment and development centers, and performance management tools, as well as the training and HRIS technologies associated with these programs.
Robert has worked with senior leaders at Walmart, Coca-Cola, Nestle, Samsung, GE, Pfizer, Novo Nordisk, Bristol-Myers Squib, Johnson & Johnson, MetLife, Sodexho, Verizon, Sprint, Fannie Mae, and Lexis/Nexis as well as the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and FEMA.
Robert received a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Master’s degree in Psychology from Wake Forest University, and a BA in Economics and Spanish from UNC-Chapel Hill. He is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) as well as a board member of HR.com, Southern CT SHRM and Global Workers Justice Alliance. Robert has published and presented over 30 papers in the areas of human resources and talent management.
Joanna Rock, Ph.D.
Joanna is a Managing Partner at JRock Consulting. By strategically applying her expertise in talent management, Joanna enables her clients to achieve significant business results. She has 15 years of experience in coaching at all levels of management including in the C-Suite. Leveraging her years of experience in designing and validating competency models she is able to assist leaders and managers in identifying the critical behaviors needed to elevate their performance to the highest levels. Building on validated competency models, she is able to design and apply legally sound assessment and development programs to assist in succession planning and performance management. Whether it is coaching executives, designing and managing large-scale executive assessment centers or assessing individual executives for selection or development, she is able to provide clients with critical insights on leadership behaviors that will impact the business’s bottom line. A sample of current and past clients includes companies such as Gartner, Cisco Systems, Bristol-Myers Squib, The Coca Cola Company, Thomas H Lee Partners, Summit Partners, Silver Lake Partners, United Nations Federal Credit Union, Brixmor Properties, Merrill Lynch, Highbridge Capital Management, Credit Suisse, Bank of America, Novartis, American Express, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, St John’s University and Trident University.
Joanna is certified in MBTI, LJI, OPQ, and possesses advanced certification in Hogan Assessments.
Prior to co-founding JRock Consulting and Fisher Rock Consulting, Joanna’s corporate experience included serving as Director of Organization and Management Development for PepsiCo International, where she was responsible for the company’s Leadership Development and Career Development programs, Organizational Survey, and Performance Management. Prior to joining PepsiCo International, Joanna was a Senior Manager at Aon Consulting. At Aon she designed, implemented and validated programs on executive assessment, leadership development, selection, performance management, and customer service and training for a variety of clients in industries such as financial services, travel, technology, pharmaceuticals, medical catalog sales, and insurance. She has served as an executive coach to many senior managers and executives. She is certified in MBTI, Leadership Judgment Indicator and Hogan Assessments.
Prior to working at Aon, Joanna was an Assistant Vice President at Chase Manhattan Bank. At Chase, her work areas included the employee survey program, management development programs, and reward and recognition programs. Joanna has a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from New York University. She is an active member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Society for Consulting Psychology
Joanna is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the CUNY Baruch Zicklin School of Business, teaching Coaching and Assessment for an Executive MA in Singapore and Taiwan.
Ben Dattner, Ph.D.
Ben is an executive coach and organizational development consultant. He has helped a wide variety of corporate and non-profit leaders, teams, departments and organizations become more successful by developing and utilizing a better understanding of the impact of individual psychology and group dynamics on all aspects of their performance. His executive coaching and consulting services enable organizations to achieve higher returns on their human capital investments by making better hiring and staffing decisions, enhancing the professional capabilities of executives, managers and employees, configuring teams more effectively, and improving communication and collaboration. Ben has coached executives in a wide variety of industries, including financial services, hedge funds, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, manufacturing, retail, professional services, media, technology, healthcare, government, non-profit and many others.
Ben received a BA in Psychology from Harvard College, and his MA and Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from New York University, where he was a MacCracken Fellow. His doctoral dissertation analyzed the relationship between narcissism and fairness in the workplace, and his masters thesis examined the impact of trust on negotiation. Before graduate school, Ben worked at Republic National Bank of New York for three years, first as a Management Trainee and then as Assistant to the CEO. After graduate school, Ben was Director of Human Resources at Blink.com.
Ben is an Adjunct Professor at New York University where he teaches Organizational Development in the Industrial and Organizational Psychology MA Program in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and has taught Strategic Career Management in the Executive MBA Program at Stern Business School. Ben is also an Adjunct Coach at the Center for Creative Leadership. Ben is a member of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, The Society of Consulting Psychology, and the Metro New York Applied Psychology Association.
A frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Ben is frequently quoted in the press, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Business Week, Inc Magazine, Crain’s New York Business, The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, HR Magazine, and The Globe and Mail. Ben has also been interviewed on CNBC and CNN and has served as the Workplace Consultant on Morning Edition on National Public Radio. Ben is the author of Credit and Blame at Work: How better assessment can improve individual, team and organizational performance, published by Simon & Schuster.
Beth Minton, M.S., MBA
Beth has over 30 years of business management and consulting and executive coaching experience. Her expertise lies in helping people understand themselves and others, facilitating group processes, teaching useable people skills, and guiding progress toward business and personal goals. Beth’s skills and perspectives result from her diverse and rich background. She began her career as an officer in the US Coast Guard, spent five years as a brand manager in packaged goods companies, was a strategic planning and organizational effectiveness consultant for 14 years, and has been coaching executives, high-potential leaders and teams for the last decade. Equally as diverse are her clients, which have included KB Home, Nortel Networks, Research Triangle Institute, Novo Nordisk, Easter Seals UCP, and GKN Driveline.
Beth has been certified as a Professional Coach by the International Coach Federation (PCC) and Coaches Training International (CPCC). She also holds certifications in several individual, team and 360 degree feedback assessments. Her MBA is from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, and she holds an MS in Industrial Psychology from California State University at Long Beach.
Ed Bancroft, M.A.
Ed specializes in executive development and coaching. Ed’s consulting experience includes clients in health care, non-profits, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, distribution and energy. These clients have ranged from 50 to 50,000 employee organizations. He takes pride in practical solutions molded to the specific organization’s strategic issues. Ed is an experienced leader. He was a World-Wide Partner and Midwest Performance and Rewards Practice Leader for Mercer Human Resource Consulting, national performance management consulting leader for Watson Wyatt, senior management development specialist for Perrone-Ambrose Associates and Regional Training Director for ACTION. Ed has a Masters from Loyola University in Chicago in Urban Studies, and completed the Program Specialist in Organization Development certification from National Training Laboratories.
Brian Bienn, Ph.D.
Brian Bienn is a licensed organizational psychologist. During his 25 year career he has consulted with executives and owners across a wide array of businesses. His areas of expertise include leadership assessment, executive and high potential coaching, leader transition coaching, Partnering and team building, and emotional intelligence. Brian serves as an adjunct executive coach with the Center for Creative Leadership. He has worked extensively with organizations in the following sectors: service and distribution, technology, construction, financial services and hospitality.