We are highly skilled and experienced coaches who work both collaboratively and independently. Each member of our coaching team has substantial experience working in a variety of coaching settings. Our success in coaching outstanding leaders is extensive. Industry experience includes healthcare, finance and banking, sales, business/executive leadership, education, non-profit, and consumer product manufacturing.

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Beverly A. Bradstock

Beverly is an experienced Executive Coach and is a Senior Partner at Associates for Professional Development. She holds an MBA from Wake Forest University and earned a certification in Business Coaching from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has 15 years of business coaching experience and has consulted in a variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, government, energy, and finance. [see all]

Thomas P. Desch

Tom is an experienced Executive Coach and a Senior Partner at Associates for Professional Development. He has coached more than 300 business leaders over the past 15 years. His coaching participants have included professionals from the staff level through regional and international corporate executives with a focus on healthcare administrators and clinicians. [see all]

Cathie Clarkson

Cathie Clarkson is an experienced and enthusiastic career transition coach and facilitator with over 10 years of diverse experience in leadership, education, and career transition.

Certified in Myers Briggs, Change Navigator, and the Emerging Leaders 360 Assessment, Cathie is able to utilize these tools to help clients identify their strengths and develop a plan to achieve their desired goals. [see all]

Rebecca Crabtree

With more than 15 years’ experience working with career development, personal growth, and group facilitation, Rebecca is a proven leader with a diverse ability to work with people of various skill and developmental levels. Rebecca is honored to be a partner in helping her candidates identify techniques that will help them achieve their career goals.[see all]

Pandora Gordon

Pandora serves clients as an executive coach, specializing in 360° feedback coaching, developmental coaching, and career coaching. She believes every coaching session gives clients a unique opportunity to discover something new about themselves, and that this can only happen when they feel their coach is truly present for them. [see all]

Dennis Mauk

Dennis is an experienced facilitator with a background in both management and sales. As a Service Manager in the franchised automobile industry, he developed sales, training, and customer satisfaction programs and personally resolved customer complaints. He excels in problem-solving, coaching, and developing ideas to create and expand growth in organizations and businesses. [see all]

Brenda McCoy Hunter

Brenda is a catalytic agent for people on the move. She helps them master change, remove barriers and recharge for their work/life journey. She utilizes her Masters in Adult Education to create learning experiences and make complex concepts accessible to clients. Brenda is an experienced career transition coach, an entrepreneurial force and published author who loves to help people envision and create a better future.[see all]

Sarah E. Putnam

Sarah earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, her M.S. from Oklahoma State University, in Stillwater, OK and her B.A. from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK. She is a developmental coach with 15 years of experience delivering in-depth coaching, consulting, and training for healthcare, industrial firms, school systems, and governmental agencies. [see all]

Katie Ruzin

An experienced educator, trainer, and consultant, Katie Ruzin has an extensive history addressing and meeting her clients’ individual and group needs. As a music teacher with experience across the educational spectrum, Katie now focuses on personal and professional development, career transition, and leadership success.[see all]