Umbrex is pleased to welcome Theresa Nanigian with TN Executive Coaching. Theresa is an executive coach with a particular expertise in leadership. She works with senior leaders, those in leadership transition and teams to successfully lead themselves and others by taking a future-back approach to sustainable individual/organisational change. Before establishing her coaching practice, Theresa worked at McKinsey as a management consultant, headed strategic planning at a division of GlaxoSmithKline and ran a worldwide technology division at American Express.
She lives in Dublin, Ireland and splits her professional life between coaching and a visual art practice focused on social psychology and interpersonal connection. It isn’t unusual for these seemingly disparate disciplines to influence each other in creative ways to better serve clients.
Theresa would welcome collaborating on projects involving clients in Europe, UK and US.
She is also experimenting with novel formats to complement typical session- or retainer-based coaching relationships, such as short, sharp, intensive deep-dives for leaders who are super busy but could really benefit from a novel approach to changing patterns in their mindset or behaviour that have become deeply embedded over years of repetition. Theresa would love to hear from anyone interested in participating in her beta tests.
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Erica Reischer with Dr. Reischer Coaching. Erica is a clinical psychologist, author, and executive coach. Drawing on over 20 years of experience as a psychologist, business leader, and management consultant with McKinsey & Company, Erica partners with leaders and the organizations they serve to hone leadership skills, enhance teamwork, support organizational change, and optimize workplaces.
In addition to her clinical and coaching work, Erica is a contributing writer for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Psychology Today, The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and The Atlantic.
Erica holds a B.A. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in Psychology / Human Development. During her Ph.D. studies at the University of Chicago, she worked with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a pioneer in Positive Psychology and the author of “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience.”
Erica lives with her family in Vancouver, BC and the San Francisco Bay Area. She is an avid hiker, swimmer, and skier, as well as an encaustic artist.
She is interested in collaborating on projects involving leadership development, executive coaching, employee well-being, and culture transformation.
Umbrex is pleased to welcome James Haywood with Haywood Strategic Consulting. James spent three years at Bain & Company, with a large part of that time in the Private Equity practice doing strategy and commercial due diligence projects across different industries including energy, industrials, manufacturing and telecommunications.
Prior to Bain, James was a Chemical Engineer, and has worked on two oil refineries in the UK, as well as having an operations role for Conoco UK. He then spent five years working at the International Energy Agency (OECD) in Paris as an Energy Analyst and as the Special Advisor to the Deputy Executive Director.
Post Bain, James worked for Schlumberger Business Consulting directing strategy and operations improvement projects for upstream oil & gas companies, across the globe. His last permanent role was Director Global Strategy & Strategic Planning for Baker Hughes, a General Electric Company, an international oilfield equipment and services company.
Since 2019, James has been running his own independent consulting firm focusing on three areas; 1. growth strategy and commercial due diligence, 2. organisation effectiveness and executive coaching and 3. social impact.
James is happy to collaborate on projects in any of these areas across any industries.
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Darryl Stickel with Trust Unlimited. Darryl served as a consultant for the Toronto office of McKinsey & Company prior to founding his own company Trust Unlimited. Darryl has spent the last 20 years helping individuals and organizations understand what trust is, how it works, and how to build it. During those 20 years Darryl has worked with a wide range of organizations around the globe on issues of trust. Included in this was work helping the Canadian military in it’s attempts to build trust with the locals in Afghanistan.
Darryl’s expertise on trust stems from his doctoral thesis, building trust in the face of hostility, written while at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. This theoretical knowledge combined with years of practical, applied experience give Darryl a rare perspective on issues related to trust. Teaching in Luxembourg and working with global companies have also allowed Darryl to learn and apply his insights in a remarkable range of settings. Darryl is happy to collaborate and act as a thought partner and coach.
Darryl lives in Victoria BC Canada and has 2 sons that are the centre of his life.
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Guilherme Bcheche. Guilherme has already dedicated more than 12 years to supporting leaders and teams in complex strategic and organizational challenges. Having worked for several years at McKinsey & Company leading projects for large corporations around the world, Guilherme is focused on supporting leaders and their businesses in their transformation journeys. He is a professor at Fundação Dom Cabral Business School, where he teaches leadership and strategy. He is a psychoanalyst, executive coach, specialist in entrepreneurship and innovation from Stanford Graduate School of Business and has his masters degree in Consulting and Coaching for Change from Insead with distinction.
He lives in Sao Paulo and spend the weekends in the countryside close to the nature. Guilherme is happy to collaborate on organizational transformation and leadership development projects worldwide.
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Peter Costa with Capman Organizational and Leadership Excellence, LLC. Pete leverages his extensive global experience as a Leader and General Manager to help organizations implement transformational strategies and leaders achieve their potential. In addition to his time at McKinsey, where he was an Engagement Manager in the operations practice, he has served as an Officer in the US Navy, a change leader at GE, and held P&L responsibility at Honeywell and Jensen Hughes (a PE-backed global leader in life safety consulting). In all of these operational roles, Pete has successfully turned around struggling organizations and developed a cadre of exceptional leaders. He draws on this practical experience to quickly build credibility with clients and to develop lasting change programs.
After 7 years as an expat based in London and Dubai, he now lives north of NY City with his wife and 4 children at their hobby farm. Pete would be happy to assist on projects involving strategy implementation, management operating system deployment, or building out talent development programs in a US or international setting. He is also a formally-trained executive coach
Paul Millerd invites your mind on an adventure into utopian thinking and a timely reminder on the circular nature of life.
Millenarianism is defined as “the belief by a religious, social, or political group or movement in a coming fundamental transformation of society, after which “all things will be changed”.
I ran across this concept in a fascinating book by John Gray called “Black Mass” where he explored how humans have consistently been drawn toward millenarianist movements. He goes through the history and characteristics of these movements and also applies it to the then current movement to go to war against Iraq during the GW Bush presidency. He showed how their campaign and the associated propaganda embodied many of the traits of these kind of movements.
If you read the book, you can probably skim the parts about the early 2000s, but the broader perspective on these movements and how they continue to occur throughout history was eye opening. Once you become aware of these tendencies you see them everywhere.
He explains the five traits of milleniarism movements:
- Collective, in that it is enjoyed by the community of the faithful
- Terrestrial, in that it is realized on earth rather than in heaven or in an after-life
- Imminent, in that it is bound to come soon and suddenly
- Total, in that it will not just improve life on earth but transform and perfect it
- Miraculous, in that its coming is achieved or assisted by divine agency
Read the full article, What is your preferred pandemic utopia, on the Boundless website.