AIM associates are leaders in their fields with extensive experience and expertise in leadership development, training, wellness, and human resources.
Scott Halford, CSP
Scott Halford is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer and an engaging speaker. Scott’s brilliance in focusing on the strategy and application of behavioral brain-based concepts distinguishes his work and earns praise from executives around the world. His expansive knowledge in the area of achievement psychology–which includes brain-based behavioral science, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, and the principles of influence–add richness and depth to his programs.
Scott is an accredited and certified Emotional Intelligence Provider. Additionally, he is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), the highest designation of the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation.
Scott is a guest lecturer for the Executive MBA program at the Daniels School of Business at the University of Denver. He is Founder and President of Complete Intelligence, LLC.
Suzanne Levy brings 20 years’ expertise to her client relationships as she guides executives and leaders on a path to exceptional performance.
Suzanne’s clients have included Red Bull, T-Mobile, Deutsche Bank, Accenture, Starbucks, Barclays, Kraft, Diageo, Mars, KPMG, Merrill Lynch, MTV Networks, RBC Wealth Management, Scholastic, Smith Barney, Travelers, and many others in her team’s years of experience as strategic leadership consultants and executive coaches.
Suzanne partners with senior executives to help catalyze positive change. Her guidance is directed toward gaining new perspectives and taking bold actions to achieve outstanding—and measurable—results. Suzanne’s straightforward, insightful approach shepherds clients in identifying behaviors that promote leadership effectiveness, develop sustainable change, sharpen operations and management skills, empower teams, facilitate strategic thinking, and generate action plans for goals achievement.
Suzanne earned a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and has completed numerous coaching trainings. She has lived and studied in Paris and has practiced martial arts for six years. She recently relocated to Boulder, CO with her husband and two young children.
Dr. William Courville
Dr. William Courville is an executive coach with over 25 years’ experience in business, counseling, leadership development, consulting, and coaching. He has worked with executives in the fields of aviation, education, financial services, government, health care, hospitality, labor, nonprofits, politics, real estate, start-ups, technology, utilities, and venture capital.
He has consulted with various organizations on the design, development, and implementation of leadership development programs and has been successful in coaching and developing effective and productive teams. He serves as adjunct faculty and coach for leadership development programs delivered by the National Leadership Institute at the University of Maryland and the Center for Creative Leadership.
Dr. Courville earned his PhD in psychology and religion from the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada. He holds a master’s of education in counseling from Loyola University. He received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Loyola University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Louisiana State University. He studied at the American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, AZ. He received his certificate of leadership coaching from Georgetown University and is a professional certified coach with the International Coach Federation.
Rick Von Feldt
Rick Von Feldt, a former executive at HP and Dell, is a workplace futurist, focusing on the 2020 workplace. He coaches and helps executives prepare both personally and professionally for the urgent change that is coming about by dramatic shifts in technology, social learning, globalization, and five generations in the workplace.
Rick is a specialist in talent management, individual development, social collaboration, and communities of practice. He is an executive coach for over 25 executives and teams around the world, with an emphasis on emerging markets. He had held various human resources roles including talent and acquisition, organizational development, learning, and HR generalist.
Rick facilitates projects with learning organizations and companies in the area of technology and social learning. He has been a facilitator of social learning bootcamps as well as executive courses on productivity on the iPad. He is a writer and tweeter as “The HR Futurist.” Rick is a coach and advisor to the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Communications. He is a coach for the Critical Analytical Thinking Program and the Stanford Sloan Masters Program. He teaches workshops in “power communications” to students and faculty.
Rick has partnered with Karie Willyerd and Jeanne Meister, authors of The 2020 Workplace. The book used extensive research of over 250 companies to describe best practices for companies who are working toward being ready for the 2020 workplace.
Jay Kent-Ferraro, PhD, MBA, specializes in enhancing the emotional intelligence of senior leaders and their teams to drive organizational results alongside robust corporate cultures. His methods and approach to linking the “inner work” of leadership to professional development, succession planning, targeted selection and executive coaching are now used widely in Fortune 500 companies around the world.
Jay brings an extensive background of human performance expertise as a trained clinical psychologist, organizational change and development expert, business coach, trainer, best-selling author, and speaker with proven technologies that get results. He brings unique credentials and experience to his consulting and a grounded leadership based on his experience from both the applied and consulting arenas.
Jay grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. where he received his greatest education—learning about the resiliency of the human spirit. From Brooklyn, Jay went on to pursue a career as a psychologist, completing degree programs in clinical, counseling, and organizational psychology at Kent State University. Jay received post-doctoral training at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland and completed his internship at the Children’s Medical Center with specialties in family psychiatry, management, and business administration. He earned his MBA from the University of Phoenix.
Jay has been a featured guest on personal and professional development topics on radio and TV. The author of the best-selling book, Surprised by Love (www.surprisedbylove.com), he has appeared on ”The Today Show,” “Good Morning America” (Australia), “The Dr. Drew Show” and the Oprah Winfrey Network. He is a regular contributor to O Magazine and Psychology Today, dealing with topics of relationship mastery, empowerment, and performance breakthroughs in challenging interpersonal problem areas. He has a second-degree black belt in Combat Kempo. For fun, he likes to teach Krav Maga and spend time with his wife and five kids.
Colonel Ondra L. Berry
Colonel Ondra L. Berry is the special assistant to Major General Todd Bunting, the chairman of the Human Resource Executive Board at the Air National Guard Bureau. Colonel Berry provides strategic direction for diversity initiatives and directives for Air Guard personnel around the world.
Colonel Berry began his career with the Nevada Air National Guard in September 1986 as an enlisted airman working as an administrative specialist. In 1988 he was named the Outstanding Airman of the Year for the Nevada Air National Guard, and was later one of 12 airman selected nationwide as Airman of the Year. In 1990 he attended the Academy of Military Science and was commissioned as a 2nd. Lieutenant.
Colonel Berry has won numerous national awards in the area of leadership and diversity and is known nationally for his work in these areas for both the military and the private sector. His skills were refined in a celebrated 25-year career in the Reno Nevada Police Department, including many years as assistant chief of police. In March 2009, he was promoted to colonel.
Colonel Berry believes that each human being has greatness inside of them and believes that his role is to encourage each person to unleash his full potential. This principle has inspired Colonel Berry to commit his life to inspire those within his sphere of influence to realize and actualize their hidden potential.
Dr. Gustavo Rabin
Dr. Rabin is a master coach and strategic thinker. He is deeply committed to the improvement of the effectiveness and execution capability of teams and organizations. He is known to CEOs throughout Silicon Valley as a key partner in strategic, organizational, and leadership consulting. His focus is on individual and team leadership development, with an emphasis on coaching executives for effective execution of strategic change initiatives. His work has also focused on identifying and developing organizations’ talent pool, culture transformation, and renewing employee engagement.
Dr. Rabin is an international corporate attorney and a licensed psychologist with over 20 years’ experience. Dr. Rabin has taught at the University of Buenos Aires, Antioch University, Stanford University, and leads personal and professional development workshops at the Esalen Institute.
His clients include major corporations in a range of industries, including high-tech, bio-tech, professional services, financial, educational institutions, and public work, including AMD, Roche Molecular, MacroVision, Spansion, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich, Rosati, PDL BioPharma, Yahoo, UC Berkeley, and Stanford University.
As an international corporate attorney, Dr. Rabin has worked as a consultant for private and public organizations in different parts of the world, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, the development of international relations, and mediation.
Stacy McCarthy’s passion is strategic execution–helping organizations take action to exceed their strategic objectives. She has an energetic focus on helping organizations and individuals develop and expand their capabilities in converting their strategies into reality. With over 17 years’ experience spanning global strategy and planning, global program management, e-commerce, finance, and accounting across the hi-tech and bio-tech industries, she has developed an effective approach to achieving the key elements of success.
Stacy received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington, after which she became a CPA with Arthur Young’s Silicon Valley office. She then launched into the exciting world of start-up biotech. After IPO and a secondary offering she made the shift back to high-tech by joining Hewlett Packard, where she helped establish HP’s consumer direct business before her role as a worldwide director of strategy and planning in their consumer operations.
Sharon Armstrong has 20 years’ experience as a human resources consultant, trainer, and career counselor. Since launching her own consulting business in 1998, she has consulted with many large corporations and small businesses and has provided training and completed HR projects for a wide variety of clients in the profit and nonprofit sectors. Sharon received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine and a masters’ degree in counseling from George Washington University. She is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and until recently taught human resources at Marymount University. She is the author of Stress-free Performance Appraisals, The Essential HR Handbook, The Essential Performance Review Handbook, and the co-author of a humor book, Heeling the Canine Within: The Dog’s Self-Help Companion.
Sharon is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Potomac Employers Round Table. She serves on the advisory board of Disability Leave and Absence Reporter, a monthly publication by the Bureau of Business Practice.
Margie Warrell is an expert on courage as it relates to communication, relationships, leadership, and life. Margie has been quoted in the London Telegraph and other newspapers and magazines both in the U.S. and around the world. Cambridge Who’s Who Executive and Professional Registry recently recognized her as an international leader in her field. She is a syndicated columnist with Women’s Lifestyle Magazine and in 2006 co-authored 101 Ways to Improve Your Life with Jack Canfield, John Gray, Richard Carlson, and other leading success experts. Her second book, Find Your Courage! 12 Everyday Acts of Courage to Unleash Your Potential and Live the Life You Really Want, was recently published.
As a coach, Margie has a special interest in helping professional women develop their unique leadership ability and find the courage to pursue the goals that inspire them, personally and professionally, with greater success, fulfillment, and balance. She also works with individuals and teams within organizations to enhance communication, grow trust, strengthen leadership, and develop individual potential.
Margie speaks regularly to audiences across the United States in Fortune 500 companies, national associations, and professional services organizations. Her clients include Accenture, American Airlines, American Business Women’s Association, British Telecom Americas, ExxonMobil, Medical Society of Virginia, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Sabre Holdings, Southern Methodist University, and Verizon.
Krista Petty is the founding president of KLP, Inc., and has over 12 years’ experience facilitating experiential workshops. Krista’s dynamic presence and intuitive capacity has caught the attention of traditional educators with whom she advises, mentors, and consults. Krista is passionate about integrating philosophical depth with practical value while creating a dynamic, safe, learning environment. Her mission is to awaken individuals to live with greater responsibility, courage, and passion.
Krista has developed and taught workshops in teambuilding, leadership, personal mastery and integrity, coaching, individual effectiveness, and integral learning. She has served as director of trainings of a major American training company, trained other trainers, and designed experiential learning courses in both business and private sectors. She has led or co-led large group experiential learning courses internationally. She is responsible for co-developing an experiential undergraduate curriculum on human development at Washington State University and an innovative teacher-mentoring program in Sacramento, California.