Karen Bedell, Consultant

Karen Bedell Consultant and co-founder of Careerstone Group, is highly skilled in the practices and methods of organizational and professional development. She adds significant value to her clients by bringing more than 20 years of business experience in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Karen's approach to organizational needs is representative of her comprehensive corporate experience coupled with the business acumen she’s acquired through her: post-graduate degree in international marketing management; involvement in Georgetown University’s Center for Professional Development Transformational Leadership Program; Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® certification; and membership in the International Coach Federation and the Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network. A professional and executive coach, former Vice President of Product Development and successful consultant in both the private and public sectors, Karen is a valued partner in her clients’ organizations.

In addition to Karen’s rewarding professional career, she is proud to be the mother of two young adults.

Cliff Kayser, Consultant

Cliff Kayser is an organization consultant, executive coach, and leadership trainer with a specialty for helping clients who are “stuck” in chronic or unsolvable problems. Cliff is praised for his ability to blend warmth with power – using both head and heart – while pulling from his broad base of organizational and life experiences and practical application of cutting-edge tools and processes. His coaching expertise spans a variety of areas, including Leadership presence and style, time/energy management, career strategy/development, managing transition, conflict, change, and large-scale organizational values assessments. Cliff’s passion and dedication is to help clients achieve generative and desired results that can be sustained over time.

Cliff’s current government clients include: Department of Homeland Security, Defense Intelligence Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Cliff holds a BS in History and Business from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC; Master’s Degrees in both Organizational Development and Human Resources from American University; and completed Georgetown University’s Executive Leadership Coaching program. He is an International Coaching Federation certified coach and certified by The Society for Human Resource Management as a Senior Professional in HR. Cliff also completed a two-year Mastery certification in Polarity Management under Dr. Barry Johnson and completed the Gestalt Institute’s Becoming an Effective Intervener certification program in 2008.

Cliff’s outside interests include tai chi, yoga, gardening and spending time at Kayser Ridge Retreat & Learning Center in Berkeley Springs, WV.

Daphne Miller, Consultant

Daphne Miller coaching experience is grounded in her corporate experience in sales and marketing. Her 15 years with Ritz Carlton and Kinko’s corporate gave her a strong understanding of fast paced environments and managing people and resources to their fullest potential. It was during her management days she became credentialed as a coach.

Now a seasoned executive coach, Daphne has expertise in working with individuals and groups with an emphasis on leadership development, team building, facilitation and training. She specializes in leadership and team development and coaching teams and individuals during times of change and transition. Specifically, Daphne works with clients to create change that is supported by new behaviors that create sustainable change. She believes that we learn not only through language, but our emotions and bodies as well; therefore, she brings this philosophy to her coaching.

Daphne holds an ACC accreditation from the International Coach Federation. She is also certified in the Center for Creative Leadership 360 Benchmark assessment.

Ramien Pierre, Consultant

Ramien Pierre is an organizational development consultant, trainer, and executive coach. As a consultant and trainer, Ramien specializes in helping clients align their organizational goals and their human capital. A significant portion of Ramien’s coaching experience is in Entry Coaching - helping employees use their first 90 days on the job to ensure their fantastic success at work. Ramien uses his knowledge as a Myers-Briggs Type® Indicator practitioner in his organizational development work.

Ramien has 13 years of experience working in not-for-profit organizations, including 5 years as the Administrator for Education at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Haverford College where he also minored in Peace Studies. Ramien went on to earn Master’s Degrees from Brown University and Harvard University in Social Studies Teaching and Mind-Brain Education respectively. Presently, he is a doctoral candidate in Human and Organizational Learning at The George Washington University.

Having worked with young people from grades four through college, Ramien has been something of an education journeyman. He has worked as a history teacher, volleyball coach (of two championship teams), dean of students (twice!), camp counselor, director of a college office of multicultural affairs, youth mentor, and youth leadership program co-chair.

Pamela Ramadei, Consultant

Pamela Ramadei is an Executive Leadership Coach and Trainer with over 25 years of experience. Pamela’s specialties include: masterful coaching, both for executives and their teams; leadership development; group dynamics; inter-personal relations; conflict resolution; communication and presentation skills; and collaborative learning skills. Pamela is well versed in the use of psychometric instruments as well as 360 feedback reviews to assess leadership competencies. Additionally, she is skilled in the design of professional development plans complete with strategic action steps and clear accountability.

Pamela has been serving the Federal sector since 1999. She is recognized by her clients as an engaging, trustworthy and innovative trainer, facilitator and master coach. Her leadership and delivery style are described as calm, yet meaningful, and always incorporate integrity, intuition and a splash of humor.

Pamela is a graduate of the Adler School of Professional Coaching, the Alfred Adler Institute of Minnesota, and she continues to teach and study Adlerian psychology. Her Professional Associations are the North American Society of Adlerian Psychologists, and the International Coach Federation, and she is accredited as a Master Coach.

Pamela has a passion for Sustainable Development, and she resides in her off-the-grid solar home in the Rocky Mountains.

Sheppard Lake, Consultant

Sheppard Lake works with corporations in the area of Organizational Development. As a consultant, facilitator and coach, Sheppard specializes on authentic leadership, employee engagement and the people side of change management. Her expertise and style allow her to guide individuals and teams on a journey of self discovery to increase effectiveness and improve results. Certified in both the Birkman Personality Assessment and Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Sheppard can work with people to help them gain greater self-awareness, a critical aspect of leadership effectiveness.

Sheppard has held professional and leadership positions in small boutique firms to Fortune 500 companies. Her background is varied and includes sales, marketing, event planning, recruiting, and training.

A native of North Carolina, Sheppard received a Masters of Science degree from the London School of Economics in Organizational and Social Psychology. Her areas of focus were Psychology of Gender and Psychology of Leadership. In addition, she graduated cum laude from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing and Minor in Psychology.

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