WE Lead Coaches

An important and unique component of the WE Lead program is the focus on both professional and personal leadership development. The WE Lead Mastermind Coaching process allows class participants the opportunity to explore their leadership abilities, expand their self-awareness and focus on their personal development in order to achieve goals and results over the course of the program and beyond. This process is guided by an impressive team of Executive Leadership Coaches who create a safe and confidential space for these important, life-changing conversations to take place. 


Lisa Gick

[curious] leadership + change agency

Lisa is a 25-year business leader in retail, most recently as Vice President of Employee Engagement for the Macy’s enterprise. Lisa is a leadership coach credentialed through Georgetown University Institute for Transformational Leadership and is currently completing a PhD with a research focus on leader impact in complex organizations. Lisa’s personal coaching extends to senior, mid-level and emerging leaders in the areas of  refining leadership influence and impact, supporting focus on targeted opportunities, and uplifting teams seeking to optimize functioning and impact through coaching interventions. She is also a proud WE Lead graduate. 

Elaine Suess

Beyondbeing Executive & Leadership Coaching

After a successful 20-year career of corporate learning and leading at General Motors and Hill-Rom company, Elaine founded Beyondbeing Executive Coaching to help high achieving leaders continue to “sharpen the saw” and move beyond the status quo—to realize positive, lasting change for themselves, their people and their organizations. Elaine takes a values-based approach to help growth-minded leaders tap into their strengths and overcome barriers. With research-based tools and proven approaches, she helps clients achieve and sustain the personal shifts and performance improvements they seek. Elaine is a Certified Leadership and Talent Management Coach and a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation.


Johnson, Monique

Dr. Monique Johnson

Dr. MCJ Consulting, LLC

Dr. Monique C. Johnson is the founder, Principal Coach and Consultant at Dr. MCJ Consulting, LLC. As a Board-Certified Counselor, Certified Career Coach and Diversity Consultant, she has dedicated her career to helping individuals, families, executives and professional teams overcome challenges to reach their goals. When helping clients, she draws on deep understanding and professional experience with career development, diversity, inclusion and leadership to impart strategies that open doors, and break barriers Over the past 25 years, Dr. Johnson has served as an Assistant Dean, Assistant Professor (tenure track), Program Director, and now entrepreneur. 

Cindy Weingartner

Success Dimensions, LLC

After 25 years, Cindy left her successful career in Corporate America to follow her passion of coaching others to develop their emotional intelligence and to define their authentic leadership skills. She is certified through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and the International Coach Federation. Cindy specializes in coaching professionals who are ready to challenge the status quo of their careers, develop their authentic leadership skills and transform their careers to fully support their values, their goals and their personal vision. www.SuccessDimensions.com

Lauris Woolford

Woolford & Associates, LLC

Lauris is an executive coach and leadership consultant with over 33 years of hands-on experience in coaching leaders and teams, and in supporting positive cultural transformations. Lauris spent 15 years at Fifth Third Bank, completing her career as the Executive Vice President of Organization Development and Planning. Prior to Fifth Third, Lauris was the Director of Mercantile Stores University at Mercantile Stores (now Dillard’s). She brings a real-world leadership perspective gained from managing multiple retail operations, a corporate university, and leading an Organization Development division for a Fortune 500 financial services company. 

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