Our Team

Ruth Wageman
Core Team

Ruth believes that the most important problems and aspirations of our time can only be addressed by brilliant collaborations. She is one of the foremost scholars and practitioners studying and working with teams, especially leadership teams. The core of Ruth’s research has been focused on the conditions that influence superb team performance, resulting in the 6 Team Conditions. Ruth’s current work focuses on building collaborative leadership capacity within and across organizations, studying and working with teams whose purpose is to solve complex problems and lead system transformation. Ruth has been a professor at Columbia, Dartmouth, and Harvard. Widely published in both academia and in the business press, Ruth wrote “Senior Leadership Teams: What it Takes to Make them Great,” (HBS Press) with Deb Nunes, Jim Burruss, and Richard Hackman, as well as many widely cited articles in Organization Science, Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review and Journal of Organizational Behavior. Ruth designed the Team Diagnostic Survey with Richard Hackman and Erin Lehman. She loves to cook, is a huge science fiction fan, and rides horses whenever she can.

Education & Certifications:+-
PhD., Organizational Behavior, Harvard University
Masters in Social Psychology, Harvard University
Bachelors of Arts, Psychology, Columbia College, Columbia University
Krister Lowe
Core Team

Krister is an Organizational Psychologist, a Team Coach, and a Podcaster. He is a Senior Partner at Team Diagnostics, LLC. and is also the Founder of the The Team Coaching Zone. Krister is a specialist in team coaching, conflict resolution and performance management and has more than 20 years of experience consulting to diverse organizations in 30+ countries globally. His coaching, consulting, facilitation and training interventions have reached more than 30,000 people worldwide. He has expertise in a number of sectors including: international organizations, professional services, financial services, information technology, energy, foundations, pharmaceuticals and education.

Education & Certifications:+-
Doctor of Philosophy in Social & Organizational Psychology, Columbia University
Master of Arts in Social & Organizational Psychology, Columbia University
Bachelors of Arts, English Language & Literature, Old Dominion University
Coach Certification (CPCC), Coaches Training Institute (CTI)
Level 1, 2 & 3 6 Conditions for Team Effectiveness & Team Diagnostic Survey Certification with Team Diagnostics, LLC.
Systemic Team Coaching Certificate, Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC)
Team Advantage Team Coaching Certificate, Pyramid Resource Group
Team Coaching Master Class Certificate, Team Coaching International (TCI)
Certified Team Emotional Intelligence Survey Practitioner, GEI Partners and Ei World
Certificate in Conflict Resolution, Columbia University’s International Center for Cooperation & Conflict Resolution (ICCCR)
Mediator Certification, New York State
Thinking Preferences Assessment Certification, NBI(™)
360 Degree Multi-Rater Feedback Instrument Certification, LeaderNation
Pauline Willis
Core Team

Integrative, systemic solutions for individuals, teams and organizations form the foundation for Pauline’s work in consultancy, coaching and supervision and she believes that elegant organization design is essential to effective collaboration and teamwork, which in turn is critical for creating psychologically healthy high performing workplaces. Pauline offers thought leadership in business practice underpinned by psychology which she delivers across a range of industries and sectors internationally through her consultancy and executive coaching. She has served as an industry advisor to Oxford Brookes University Business School, a Past Chair of the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology and as a founding Director of the EMCC & The Coaching & Mentoring Network. Innovation & excellence in the application of psychology in the workplace is recognized within the Australian Workplace Excellence Awards for which Pauline has been a Judge since 2017. Pauline loves growing edible plants and fungi as well as cooking and blending her own herbal teas. Country, coastal & riverside walks keep her grounded and she is also a fan of Science Fiction & Fantasy.

Education & Certifications:+-
Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Organisational Psychologists
PsyBA registered psychologist & supervisor with Organisational endorsement.
Chartered Scientist (British Science Council)
Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society)
Juliane Corman
Core Team

Juliane is energized by the impact that effective teams can have on organizational ecosystems. She is an experienced coach, consultant, and facilitator, and has dedicated her career to supporting organizations, teams, and individuals in change. Her passion for the science behind organizational psychology and belief in its impact, led to her becoming an executive and team coach and organizational development consultant. Juliane's career has spanned industries, from non-profit and government to global retail, where she consulted in change management during industry turmoil. She has provided leadership development training and team coaching to startups and industrial organizations, and built an executive coaching practice working with leaders around the world. Juliane is passionate about the difference the 6 Conditions can make for an organization and its stakeholders. Juliane loves to travel and experience different cultures. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, she loves watching classic movies and learning about the world through her young son.

Education & Certifications:+-
Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation (ICF)
MA in Social and Organizational Psychology, Columbia University
Master of Public Administration (MPA), Maxwell School, Syracuse University
BA, Political Science and Human Rights, Barnard College
David Matthew Prior

David is passionate about integrity as a principle that informs and guides a defined way of living, working and performing in the world. His professional experience with teams began in corporate banking (work unit teams), moving to New York theatre (performing ensembles), then leading to non-profit associations as one of the founders of the Professional & Personal Coaches Association, merging with the ICF where he served on its global Board of Directors (leadership teams). David’s current work with senior leaders in executive coaching, leadership development and team performance covers multiple industry sectors around the world. As a core instructor in Columbia University’s Coaching Program for internal and external coach practitioners, he previously served on the faculty at New York University’s Coaching Certificate Program as well as at the University of Texas at Dallas’ Executive and Professional Coaching Program. David thrives when spending time to reflect, connect and play in the beauty of natural landscapes.

Education & Certifications:+-
MBA, International Business, Thunderbird
BA, French, University of Vermont
AOS, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NY
MCC (Master Certified Coach); BCC (Board Certified Coach)
Gabe Abella

Gabe’s personal purpose is to make the world of work a respectful and rewarding place for everyone. This purpose serves as motivation for integrating a diverse array of coaching capabilities that enables Gabe to effectively engage with every level of an organization spanning individual contributors, teams, team leaders, teams-of-teams, executives, and executive teams. Gabe's approach to coaching is grounded in the principles of Socio-Technical Systems theory with a focus on emergent design in pursuit of joint optimization of both the social systems and the systems of work within an organization. As a Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP), Gabe has a depth of experience in improving the organizational performance of complex systems of knowledge work at enterprise scale through humane evolutionary change that honors the contributions of all participants of the system and the needs of current and future stakeholders. Gabe has a passion for learning and being curious about the world which he happily indulges alongside his partner Dr. Anna Abella and two daughters Evelyn and Leanora.

Education & Certifications:+-
Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP), Lean Kanban University
Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT), Lean Kanban University
International Systemic Team Coaching Certificate, The Academy
of Executive Coaching
JD Lanigan

J.D. is enlivened by the complexity, challenge and promise of working with teams. Over his 15+ years as an Organizational Development professional and Team Coach, he has provided Leadership Development training and Team Coaching services to a range of global clients. Whether it is a Start-up Team in Silicon Valley, a FinTech Leadership Team in New York, or a UN Country Office Team in Jamaica, helping teams along their unique paths toward greater maturity and performance are the experiences he values most. J.D. served as Vice President in the Chief Learning Office at Merrill Lynch in New York City, where he designed and ran global Leadership Development programs for high-potential leaders in Technology and Operations. He provided direct coaching to intact Sales and Technology teams to help them achieve higher levels of performance. J.D. lives with his wife and three daughters in Berkeley, CA. He enjoys playing tennis, learning Farsi, and following his beloved Oakland A’s.

Education & Certifications:+-
Master of Arts, Organizational Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University
Master of Arts, Classics, St. John’s College
Bachelor of Arts, History, Saint Mary’s College of California
Georgina Woudstra

Georgina has built a thriving executive coaching practice over a career spanning more than 25 years. She specialises in coaching Chief Executives and senior leadership teams. She ardently believes that teams have a more important role than ever to play in leading in today's unpredictable world, where organizations needs to be even more agile than ever before. Teams are all about collaboration and achieving more together than we can alone. She is also the principal of the Executive Coach Studio, a coach training school dedicated to advancing the development of coaches, especially in team coaching. Georgina Woudstra first trained as a coach in 1992. She graduated from Corporate Coach University and since then has studied with many different coaching schools developing an integrative approach. She is an ICF Master Certified Coach, and has become a leading-light in executive and team coaching. In 2010 she co-authored "Coaching Top Teams" in "Leadership Coaching: Working with Leaders to Develop Elite Performance" with Katherine Tulpa. She loves music and the arts, cooking, travel, yoga and time with her friends, family and dog

Education & Certifications:+-
Diploma in Transactional Analysis, TA Works
Relational Organisational Gestalt, ROG
Corporate Coaching Program, Corporate Coach U
Advanced Diploma in Coach Mastery, ITS
Certificate in the Supervision of Coaches, Mentors and Consultants, Bath Consultancy
Certified Mentor Coach and a TA People Practitioner and a member of the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA)
Harvey Floyd II

Harvey Floyd II is an organizational psychologist, senior executive coach and university lecturer who specializes in the areas of diversity and inclusion, leading and managing complex change, executive development, and team performance. Currently, Harvey holds Lecturer positions in the University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics Program, and the Wharton School’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education where he teaches on Diversity and Inclusion in 21 Century Organizations, High Performance Teams, Collaboration for the New World of Work, and Strategic Persuasion. As an Executive Coach at the Wharton School, Harvey coaches cross-sector leaders in signature programs including, the MBA, Executive MBA, and General Management Program, and serves as a Lead Executive Coach for the Executive Development Program. Harvey is also an Adjunct Faculty in the U.S. State Department’s School of Leadership and Management at the Foreign Service Institute. Harvey is deeply committed to helping Women advance, and supporting organizations as they build inclusive, thriving cultures. Outside of work is deeply engaged in building his own team of burgeoning Changemakers, becoming a certified drone pilot, and amateur cycling.

Education & Certifications:+-
Masters in Organizational Psychology and Change Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University
Bachelor of Science, Education, University of North Carolina Greensboro
Krish Iyer

Krish has worked for over 3 decades across several organizations globally such as 3M and SAP, as a catalyst for transformational growth in teams & organizations. Krish’s wide experience enables him to bring a practitioners approach to his coaching engagements, and is most passionate about engaging with teams in their journey of transformation. Through his coaching endeavours, Krish seeks to support individuals and teams achieve greater levels of performance, growth and fulfillment in their professional and personal spheres of life. As a coach and facilitator, he has worked with senior leadership teams across various sectors including technology start-ups and giants, banks and financial services organizations, consumer goods multinationals, quasi-governmental agencies, universities, and international developmental agencies. A Singapore national, Krish is an avid runner and meditator; when he is not pounding earth or seated in a half-lotus pose, you’re likely to find him engrossed in a book, strumming his guitar or listening to his collection of vinyl records.

Education & Certifications:+-
Advanced Coaching Certification, Columbia University
ICF, Team Coaching Community of Practice Singapore
Associate, The Team Coaching Zone (www.teamcoaching zone.com)
Associate Faculty and Coach, Center for Creative Leadership
Expert Facilitator, Harvard Business Publishing
Fernando Dias

Fernando loves learning challenging things that serve important needs in the world and that taps his talents. Team coaching came as a natural development and passion following his training and experience as an executive ontological coach and his 14 years’ work as a group coach, facilitator and faculty using Insights Discovery with teams at major pharmaceutical and fashion companies, hotel chains and other large multinationals in several industries and countries. He's translated the Team Diagnostic Survey into Portuguese and Spanish and has been applying its methodology with teams at all levels of his clients' organizations. Fernando is the host of the Team Coaching Zone podcasts in Portuguese and Spanish to be launched by mid-2019, which will explore the art and science of the team coaching practiced in the Iberian Peninsula and in Latin America. He’s married to Karin, and has a lovely daughter, Gabriela. Fernando is a keen surfer, snowboarder, diver and yoga practitioner, he loves nature and the great outdoors, and always tries to get to know the local culture and food wherever his busy professional life takes him.

Education & Certifications:+-
M.Sc., Organizational Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London,UK
B.Sc., Business Administration, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo, Brazil
ICF ACC, Ontological Executive Coaching, Escuela Europea de Coaching, Madrid, Spain
Certification in Systemic Team Coaching, AoEC, UK
Linh Tran

Linh is a consultant and coach on individual, team, and organizational development. She has worked across the USA, Europe, and Asia in sectors such as financial services, pharmaceutical, humanitarian & development, technology, and academia as a trusted partner to senior leaders, executing innovative learning solutions that improve talent capabilities, performance, engagement, and organizational growth. She currently consults on leadership development initiatives and provides group, team and individual coaching, facilitation, and training to leaders and teams across the globe for various organizations. Linh is an ICF PCC accredited coach and holds a Masters in Intercultural and International Management from the SIT Graduate Institute as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Human Resources. She is certified in Brain-Based Coaching®, Career Management Coaching, Conversational Intelligence®, and the Team Diagnostics Survey. Linh has also worked with various psychometric and multi-rating tools such as MBTI, DISC, GlobeSmart, KLSI, and various 360֯ feedback tools. Linh's personal goal is to explore a new place every year. She spends her free time fantasizing about the next journey.

Melissa Sayer

Melissa is the Managing Partner & Founder of The Performance HUB, a coaching and consulting business based in Ireland. She has 20 years of business experience across multiple industries at senior leadership and board level. Melissa is from a professional advisory background in the London property industry, with 12 years advising, consulting and coaching large-sized companies with organisational development, strategy and leadership challenges. She is focused on providing solutions that can be practically implemented and grounded in scholarly research. Melissa partners with organisations to deliver sustainable organisational change and performance through coaching. Her approach is to work with organisations to develop the internal talent and leadership to enable organisations to deliver on their strategic agenda. Melissa supports leaders, managers and teams to improve performance through developing skills, confidence and focus. Nominated by Trinity Business School to an adjunct professor role, she teaches on their MBA and executive education programmes. Melissa is currently a DBA candidate at Portsmouth Business School researching the contribution of team coaching to organisational learning.

Education & Certifications:+-
Brain-Based Coaching, NeuroLeadership Institute, 2019
Senior Practitioner, Systemic Team Coaching from Academy of Executive Coaching
Post Grad. Diploma Executive Coaching from the Irish Management Institute
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Trinity College Dublin
Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors MRICS
B.Sc. (Hons) Real Estate Management from Oxford Brookes University
Carissa Bub

Carissa believes the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. Her coaching practice is built on 20 years guiding leaders from the boardroom to the factory floor to transform how they lead, communicate and catalyse meaningful change. Her expertise is coaching Chief Executives and senior leadership teams to boldly engage all stakeholders; and developing resilient teams. Carissa partners with clients to integrate longer-term aspirations and strategy with the immediate need to build relationships founded on psychological safety, transparency and openness. Often, intergenerational teams who must navigate systemic leadership challenges that typically arise during transition. She has led a network of professional facilitators under Bubworks since 2002, to develop leadership capacity in human skills essential for companies to flourish in today's VUCA environment. She is an ICF Professional Certified Coach, Team Coach and Organizational & Relationship Systems Coach. Carissa hosts the Team Coaching Zone podcast, drawing on her previous career as a news and current affairs broadcast journalist. She loves being on the yoga mat, immersing herself in nature and escaping into the attic to write.

Education & Certifications:+-
Organizational & Relationship Systems Coaching, CRRGlobal
Co-Active Professional Coaching, Co-Active Training Institute
Certified Team Performance Coach, Team Coaching International
Systemic Team Coaching, Renewal Associates
NLP Master Practitioner, University Santa Cruz
Postgraduate Diploma Broadcast Journalism, University of Arts London
MSc Psychoanalytical Developmental Psychology, University College London
BSc Urban Estate Management, University of Westminster