President
 

Bernard Liebowitz, PhD, is president of the Chicago-based consulting firm of Liebowitz & Associates, PC. His undergraduate degree (with Honors) is from Brandeis University in Boston and his doctoral degree in psychology is from the University of Chicago. Dr. Liebowitz has been consulting to business and industry since 1978 (both mid-sized entrepreneurial firms and Fortune 500 corporations such as DaimlerChrysler, Roche Diagnostics, CNA Insurance, etc.) in the areas of executive and management coaching and development, strategic planning, team building, organizational design and restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions. He has aided many firms in developing efficient business structures and designs and has developed methodologies that help staff overcome their resistance to change. He has also developed processes that have made the merger of different firms with different cultures a more fluid process. His experience with CEOs and C-level executives is reflected on his book, "Succeeding at the Top" (published by the Business Expert Press). His initial consulting focus was working with family owned businesses -- he was among the first psychologists in the mid-western area to focus on this niche. This continues to be a prominent specialty of his -- it has resulted in the publication of his book, "The Family in Business: The Dynamics of the Family Firm:"

He is a member of the American Psychological Association, Illinois Psychological Association, Institute of Management Consultants, American Society for Training & Development, Society for Human Relations Management, TEC Associates, Athena Foundation and Menttium.

He serves on the Executive Boards of the Organization Design Forum and American Israel Chamber of Commerce (Vice President), and on the Chicago Board of The Entrepreneurship Institute.

Senior Consultant
 

Gail Golden, MBA, Ph.D., is the Principal of Gail Golden Consulting, LLC. As a psychologist and consultant for over twenty years, she has helped to develop the skills of hundreds of business leaders in dozens of organizations. Her experience as an entrepreneur, business owner, and consultant to senior leaders of both Fortune 1000 and non-profit organizations informs her approach to developing high-performing individuals, teams, and organizations. Her areas of expertise include executive assessment and coaching, new leader integration, team building, change management, change management, high-potential leadership programs, succession planning, management due diligence, organizational analysis, and board development.

Senior Consultant
 

John Blattner, Ph.D., is an Organizational Consultant and Executive Coach. He specializes in executive coaching, leadership development, organizational culture assessment, executive assessment, staff development and strategic planning for national and international organizations.For the past 30 years, John has assisted individuals and organizations to manage change and develop their individual and organizational strengths. He works with CEO’s, Superintendents, Presidents and Senior Executives to help them develop as leaders. He has helped hundreds of individuals across functional areas including Finance, Sales & Marketing, Operations, and HR. John’s areas of coaching specialty include: communication skills, delegation, conflict resolution, effective supervision, stress management, dealing with problem employees, and goal setting. At the organizational level, John consults on strategic planning and development. He provides workshops and seminars at all levels of the organization. He helps companies with climate and culture transformation. John consults with organizations on managing employees with performance issues. He has designed and executed professional development programs for large organizations including 3M, Grainger, General Mills, Nucor, Advocate Health Care, District #204 (Naperville) and DSM (Netherlands). John is a frequent speaker, author, and television commentator. He is a licensed psychologist with a Ph.D. from the Fielding Graduate University. He has served in numerous leadership roles for the Illinois Psychological Association, including President, as well as the Executive Board for The Society of Consulting Psychology (Division 13) of the American Psychological Association.

Senior Consultant
 

PhD. in Human Development & Psychology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Family Systems and Couple & Family Therapy & Research

since 1974 Private Practice of Couple and Family Therapy
since 1976 Faculty member, Principal Investigator on numerous research
projects on family development & transitions
since 1980 Consultant to Agencies, Businesses and Healthcare Institutions
since 1988 Senior Trainer & Supervisor in Family Therapy

 

Dr. Skerrett is the author of numerous articles, book chapters and is on the Editorial Review Boards of 3 international professional journals. Her research focus has been on couple and family therapy treatment, training, supervision and consultation, with a special emphasis on on relationship enhancement, gender relations and life cycle transitions. Her organizational consultation is in the area of change management and the development of success strategies for resilience within complex systems. Her client-base includes Bosch, Roche Diagnostics, CNA Insurance as well as a host of mid-sized firms.