Executive Employment

Itir Keskiner '09

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)

Fielding Arnold

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

Cassandra Shepard

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.

Angela Silak '09

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.

Susan Gurnik - MBA'90

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.

Heidi Giusto - PHD'12

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. 

Kristin Meek '08

Kristin works with each client to develop unique action plans and capture key learnings and “a-ha’s” that help them discover greater purpose, productivity and well-being.

Lawrence Hedblom '78

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. 

Lauren Moses '02

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.

Brian Alco '11

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.

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