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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.



Dr. Angela Crawford

Crawford Partners
Dr. Angela Crawford is on a mission to help people and organizations discover and live out their passion. She has over 25 years of experience working to design and enhance customer and employee experiences. Her career spans leadership, marketing, research, operations, and sales.  As Dean, of the College of Business at Thomas More College, she enjoys teaching MBA and undergraduate students in the areas of Strategy and Innovation; while also serving as a research advisor for doctoral students at Case Western Reserve University. She is also a proud WE Lead graduate.

Barbara McMahan

Atticus Consulting, LLC

Barbara McMahan is the Founder and President of Atticus Consulting, LLC.   She specializes in coaching executives and professionals, building leadership capacity and change management. The purpose of her consulting is to develop clients and organizations to fulfill potential, accomplish results and affect positive change. Her underpinning philosophy is that of ethics, collaboration, compassion and professional growth. She enjoys helping teams and individuals identify their unique strengths to create innovative opportunities. Barbara has held executive roles in HR and Organizational Development at Mike Albert Fleet Solutions, LCA Vision, well as leadership positions at  Johnson & Johnson and GE.  She has served on the faculty at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University and the University of Cincinnati. Barbara has consulted throughout the United States, as well as globally.

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The Curated Coach, LLC

Tarita is passionate about people and purpose. As the founder of The Curated Coach, LLC, Tarita  helps leaders and teams improve communication, creativity, accountability and emotional intelligence in order to move forward both personally and professionally. She honed her skills in leadership and coaching by working in several challenging environments as an HRBP for General Electric. Prior to joining GE, Tarita held an array of positions in and outside of the United States including as a Parliamentary Assistant at the UK Parliament. Tarita holds two master’s degrees from the University of Illinois at Champaign – Urbana.  She is a guest lecturer at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and the University of Illinois School of Labor Employment Relations in Urbana-Champaign. She is also a proud WE Lead graduate.

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.

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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