Executive Employment




Debby Stone '84, JD'89

Location:

Atlanta, GA

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(404) 975-3000

Debby believes that a career path should leverage an individual’s natural abilities, as well as the values and skills they’ve developed over time. Debby is the author of The Art of Self-Promotion: Tell Your Story, Transform Your Career, and she helps her clients speak confidently about who they are and what they do. She coaches her clients to create individualized career roadmaps, build decision-making confidence and develop practical strategies for continued success. Coaching topics include self-promotion, career management, communication skills, career transition, executive presence and leadership skills.

Brian Alvo '11

Company:

NextGen Center

Location:

Durham, NC

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(703) 899-2824

Brian specializes in coaching the "Next Generation" of young professionals, first-time managers and their teams. Because there is no cookie-cutter manual for success, he works with these individuals and their companies through an intentional process of business coaching and consulting to create opportunities for them to discover their abilities, develop their skills, and ultimately deliver results.

Ann Park '87

Company:

Ann Park, M.D.

Location:

U.S. and Greater Tampa Bay Area, FL, FL

Ann Park is a coach and psychiatrist who brings a holistic approach to her exclusively female clients. Her specialties include a mindfulness-based approach to anxiety and stress, work-life integration, helping people resolve conflict, and coaching leadership skills in the executive setting. Ann has additional expertise in relationship coaching for parents and couples. She tele-coaches across the country and sees clients locally in the Tampa Bay area.

Katy Hansell '84

Location:

Chicago and Evanston, IL

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(847) 687-3469

Katy works with individuals at any career stage (from college students through C-Suite executives) aspiring to improve their career and leadership performance or seeking a complete change in career direction. Her expertise is in helping clients identify their talent stack and value proposition to reposition them to leverage their strengths, align with their purpose, and maximize their impact and legacy. Katy works with clients all over the US remotely and uses customized approaches to optimize each client experience.

She specializes in: Forbes Coaches Council Coach, TEDx Speaker, Career Re-entry, Career Strategy, Career Transition, Career Advising for College/Graduate Students, Millennials Career Expert, Women's Leadership Expert, Negotiation Expert, Entrepreneur Strategy and Scaling Advisor, High Performance/High Impact Coaching, C-Suite Executive Coaching, Alignment Coaching, Value Proposition/ Talent Stack ™️ Coaching, Leadership Team Coaching

Susan Gurnik - MBA'90

Company:

Strategic Gain

Location:

Orlando, FL

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(407) 718-0895

Susan specializes in clients that are looking for a change but not sure which direction to go, or don't know how to do the job search because they have no clarity surrounding the perfect job. She helps clients gain clarity, discover and define their personal brand, and network to that next job.

Angela Silak '09

Location:

Hollywood, CA

Angela has worked in and hired for entry-level positions across Hollywood. In an industry where most jobs are filled through internal referrals, she believes that it’s crucial to impress not only the recruiters, but those in the actual departments that are hiring. After successfully helping numerous clients, she is eager to share her services with the Duke community.

Lawrence Hedblom '78

Location:

Chicago, IL

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(312) 337-5955

Lawrence specializes in helping individuals make the transition from management to leadership in middle to senior level positions. He uses a variety of approaches and assessments to help clients make gains in confidence, satisfaction, and performance. 

Heidi Giusto - PHD'12

Location:

Apex, NC

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(919) 698-6408

Heidi has a diverse background and education that makes her comfortable working with a wide range of people. Her specialty is helping people transition by articulating their value to the new, intended audience. 

Karen Shapiro '88

Location:

Haverford, PA

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(610) 642-4313

Karen’s goal as a coach is to help her clients rise to new heights, with a renewed sense of accomplishment and self-confidence. Whether it be a career or life related goal (or both), Karen supports clients to navigate hurdles and be their best, most authentic self. She is a certified coach and lawyer. She coaches primarily by phone.

Kristi Dinsmore - MBA'96

Location:

Dayton, OH

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(937) 344-7071

Kristi works with clients to transition to new roles, move up in their current careers, and increase their contribution to an organization. She uses a variety of assessments to help customize her work with clients and to meet their specific goals and needs.

Itir Keskiner '09

Company:

itirkeskiner.com

Location:

Durham, NC

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(919) 599-3522

Itir is an Executive Life and Leadership Coach who specializes in coaching professionals who want to get more satisfaction out of life. Whether her clients are in the midst of a career transition, trying to enhance their performance at work without compromising on life, or wanting clarity on what to prioritize, she helps them bring their values, strengths, and actions into alignment so that they can be their most powerful selves. Itir uses her 15 years of corporate leadership experience in creating brands and driving growth at Unilever, Samsung, and Burt's Bees to help her clients develop and live their personal brand. 

Free one-hour coaching session offered to Duke alumni and staff.

Certifications: CPC (certified professional coach), ELI-MP (Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner)

John Marth '59

Location:

New York, NY

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(212) 433-1390

John’s expertise is recruiting and placing professionals across functional disciplines and industries.  He guides his clients through the job search process, prepares clients for job interviews and assists with networking and mentorships. John volunteers his services and there is no charge to Duke Alumni.

Cassandra Shepard

Location:

Colorado Springs, CO

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(970) 439-0288

Cassandra brings her years of experience as a global C-suite executive to coaching her ideal clients: talented, driven women who are looking to move into higher levels of leadership and make greater contributions to their organization, while still living an amazing life.

Fielding Arnold

Company:

Third Mast

Location:

Durham, NC

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(617) 939-4676

Fielding is an integral coach. She looks at the whole person and their whole life in supporting her clients as they work through the challenges they bring to coaching.That includes all aspects of life - work, leadership capacity, family and friendships, health and fitness, spirituality, culture - believing these are all interrelated, and often the need for support in one area can show up as an issue in another. Fielding works with entrepreneurs, executives, and leaders to address the issues that they feel are keeping them from achieving their goals and dreams.

Specialties/certifications:
Training, Certificate etc.
New Ventures West, PCC

Chris Coward '87

Company:

ChrisCoward.com

Location:

Denver, CO

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(267) 226-7935

Chris works with Executives and Leaders to create a fulfilling career and life. She is trained to help her clients discover their strengths, challenges and what truly lights them up so they can excel in their career. The industries that she most works with are non-profit, government, academia and financial. Her clients say that through their work with Chris they increase their confidence, productivity and life satisfaction.

Lauren Moses '02

Company:

The Moses Group

Location:

New York, NY

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(347) 435-3835

Lauren’s goal is to strengthen a client's awareness of his/her inner resources and to support her client in achieving greater professional fulfillment. She loves to celebrate clients' progress toward their dreams.

Marsha Egan '74

Location:

Reading, PA

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(877) 749-4036

Marsha specializes in working with entrepreneurs and mid to executive level organizational leaders to assist with goal attainment, leadership strategies and confidence building.  Marsha is hired by individuals and organizations to clarify goals and to define actions to work through obstacles and to accelerate personal growth.