FINAL VOTES ARE IN!
Voting for Coach of the Year has ended.
Winners will be announced at the Gala
on Monday, June 13!
The nominees for the 2011 Gratitude Awards Gala Coach of the Year are…
Business Coach of the Year
Kate Hyland Mercer, Business Concepts
Empowering entrepreneurs to build bold, fulfilling businesses, Kate helps them keep more of the money they make. She offers a program called ‘Courage to Launch’ which helps new prospective entrepreneurs to move forward with their business idea, and offers a Mastermind Group for Women.
Suzan Czajkowski, MyCommCoach
As a Social Media Marketing and Communication Coach, Suzan helps business owners design and implement a social media marketing strategy that fits their business needs. Through coaching and training, she helps her clients learn to use the right tools to convey the right message effectively and efficiently.
Career Coach of the Year
Dawn Quesnel, Career Life Balance
Early in her career, Dawn helped bring the first coaching studio to Boston, started a radio show to educate the public about coaching certification and served on ICF-NE Board of Directors. She specializes in coaching marketing, advertising, and creative entrepreneurs to reduce the amount of time they transition between jobs by 50%. Her propriety method, the BRIDGE, has been featured on ABC-TV, Fox News, WBZ-TV, and is published in the book 101 Ways To Enhance Your Career. Dawn trained with CTI, CCI and IPEC-Energy Leadership.
Deborah Busser, Essex Partners
Deb brings over 20 years of corporate leadership experience in talent development and acquisition, employee relations, and marketing to partner with senior executives in exploring new corporate roles, entrepreneurship, consulting, and board leadership. A seasoned career coach, she has also served as an executive coach and mentor, facilitating leadership development programs and delivering coach training programs within the US, UK, Israel, Ireland, and Cyprus.
Life Coach of the Year
Anne Barry Jolles, Anne Jolles
Author & illustrator of two books – Keeping Your Sanity while Loving, Letting Go of Your Teen and Rise and Shine Anytime – Anne conducts workshops on increasing happiness, resiliency, productivity, and energy. She conducts a 5-week webinar, appeared on numerous TV cable and radio shows and has been keynote speaker at numerous events.
Helen Kosinski, Better Than Ever Coaching
An ICF Certified Coach, Helen Kosinski is principal of Better Than Ever Coaching. She has an M.B.A. from Boston University, is a Coach U Certified Graduate, earned her ACC from the ICF, is a certified Equine Guided Educator, and successfully completed Adventure and Retreat Training. She loves partnering with people interested in creating better lives and having fun in the process!
Grace Durfee, Balance With Grace
As a Professional Certified Coach and Professional Mentor Coach, Grace Durfee, PCC, PMC, helps busy professionals, career changers, and solopreneurs achieve professional success while enjoying more balanced lives. She is a Coach U faculty member, an ICF assessor, a Past-President of ICF-New England, a Reiki Master Teacher, and a Team Northrup member. She is the author of Success with Grace and Balance with Grace: Celebrate the Kaleidoscope of Life.
Stephanie Marisca, Empowerment Coaching
As a lead coach trainer with iPEC, Stephanie shares her talent and knowledge with future coaches. She is a certified Transformational Presence Coach through Alan Seale’s Center for Transformational Presence. She is also certified in the Genos Emotional Intelligence Assessment Scale, Energy Leadership Master Index and DiSC Assessment.
Executive Coach of the Year
Dave McKeon, Game On, LLC
Dave is a PCC-certified coach, a seasoned business executive and executive coach, and the managing partner at Game On LCC. He has personally guided strategic business planning efforts, served on various boards, led professional organizations, and chaired nationally recognized conferences. He has appeared in Time, Leader Magazine, INC Magazine and Fast Company.
Karen Burke, Mobius Coaching
A PCC-certified coach, Karen is a Business Leadership Coach for Women in Business and coaches executives in large and small companies. Her specialty is helping them think big and create a vision that dramatically shifts their leadership approach and business acumen to run their business and find personal balance. She is a mentor coach for Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and a faculty member of the Abel Business Institute.
Stephen Carr, Stephen Carr Associates
With 30 years of experience working and coaching executives and senior leaders, Stephen Carr, PCC brings a practical, systems approach to his coaching with a keen focus on helping his clients achieve sustainable change in behavior and results. He has been a leader in the New England coaching community as a board member and past president, presenter and teacher. Stephen is a certified PaperRoom Coach and Facilitator and is the co-creator and co-leader of the PaperRoom System Licensing Program, an ICF accredited program.
Lauran Star, Excellence Consulting Group
Lauran created LEIPTM Leadership Emotional Intelligence Proficiency, a highly specialized leadership assessment tool developed to increase her clients’ goal attainment. She is a certified speaker through National Speakers Association, licensed and certified in Emotional Intelligence, DISC and several 360 assessment tools. Lauran conducts Women’s Mastermind Group Coaching Programs as well as Executive Women’s Coaching Programs.
Susan Gallant, SMGallant
Susan’s coaching practice is focused on enhancing self-awareness, empowering positive change, supporting skill building, and adding velocity to the client’s development as a leader. She works with the client’s energy fields in tandem with a Leadership 360 profile. She conducts workshops that explore beliefs, assumptions, and the use of energy.