William H. 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 Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP). She is a licensed psychologist and psychotherapist in the State of New York. Taylere also holds a license that covers marriage and family therapy, as well as, career and clinical counseling in the State of California.
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.
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 inthe 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.
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.
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.
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
Carol Kauffman, Ph.D.
Carol is a leadership coach with over 25 years’ experience helping leaders raise the bar on their performance and managing their success. She is most interested in engagements when the stakes are high, outcomes are uncertain and it can be necessary to intervene quickly. Dr. Kauffman has extensive coaching experience working with multi-national organization either on an individual basis or in tandem with large-scale leadership development programs. In addition to coaching, she has designed and delivered Leader as Coach training programs to hundreds of business and physician leaders. For the past 25 years Dr. Kauffman has taught at Harvard Medical School where she is an Assistant Professor and the Founder/Executive Director of the Institute of Coaching. She is also the Director of Faculty Coach Training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Carol is a member of the American Psychological Association, and is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).
Joanna Rock, Ph.D.
Joanna has 15 years experience in coaching at all levels of management. She assists leaders and managers in identifying the critical behaviors needed to elevate their performance to the highest levels. Whether 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, Summit Partners, Silver Lake Partners, United Nations Federal Credit Union, Merrill Lynch, Novartis, and American Express. 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 and was a Senior Manager at Aon Consulting. 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.
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. 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. 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, and has taught Strategic Career Management in the Executive MBA Program at Stern Business School. 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, and many other media outlets. Ben has also been interviewed on CNBC and CNN and has served as the Workplace Consultant on Morning Edition on National Public Radio.
Greg Pennington, Ph.D.
Greg provides leadership development for Fortune 500 corporations. With a focus on increasing organization capacity and capability, Greg provides executive coaching, leadership competency development, and leadership development programs and presentations. Prior to moving into executive consulting, Greg served as V.P. Senior Leader Development and Planning for Johnson Controls, Inc. His over 25 years experience in human resources, training and development, diversity and inclusion and executive coaching, includes leadership roles with The Hay Group, RHR International, and J. Howard and Associates.
Greg holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. degree cum laude in Psychology and Social Relations from Harvard University.