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Loeb Consulting Group, LLC partners and collaborates with a variety of talented trainers, facilitators and coaches to offer our clients a choice. Meet a few of them below...

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Natalie Loeb, M.S.

Natalie Loeb, M.S.

Natalie Loeb is the founder and lead consultant of Loeb Consulting Group, LLC. She is an executive coach and facilitator with over 20 years experience in employee relations, training program design and facilitation and executive coaching. Clients include top tier legal services firms and other large and mid-sized organizations placing a priority on leadership development and using respectful and skillful communication to enhance diverse work cultures and inspire collaboration. Natalie’s experience as a member of the human resources team at the international law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates in New York City, provided the foundation for launching her consulting business in 1997. As the lead coach and facilitator, Natalie offers unique and creative coaching and training methods to her clients to support the development of skills and strategies to transition to management roles, build highly engaging management skills and transform to effective leaders.

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Luke “Top Dog” Loeb

Luke “Top Dog” Loeb

Luke Loeb is a senior consultant with Loeb Leadership Development Group. His specialties include relationship building and people reading as he has a very high emotional intelligence. He bonds with everyone and is always supportive and upbeat.

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Gordon Loeb

Gordon Loeb

Gordon is a trusted advisor to business and law firm leaders. As the COO of Loeb Consulting Group (LCG), a leadership and management development company, Gordon’s responsibilities include business development, marketing, financials, and client and consultant relations. Gordon helped grow LCG from a single independent consultancy to a thriving company with over 25 consultants that provides training and development, executive coaching, public workshops and student leadership development programs. Gordon has an extensive entrepreneurial and corporate background including starting and growing two successful companies and running a division of Automatic Data Processing (ADP).

Gordon also utilizes his certifications in Everything DiSC®, The Leadership Challenge® and the Five Cohesive Behaviors of a Team® to help clients understand how to increase self-awareness and leverage their most valuable resource, their employees, to increase productivity and achieve desired results. Gordon takes leaders through the process of identifying their strengths and exploring opportunities for development. He facilitates workshops, conducts speaking engagements and provides executive and leadership coaching for high potentials and high achievers in law firms and a wide variety of industries. He is a coaching certification candidate through the New York University coaching program as well as under the International Coaching Federation (ICF) umbrella.

Gordon is the proud co-founder of the Marlboro Teen Advisory Committee (TAC) in NJ, an organization that helps teens and students develop leadership skills and gets them involved in community service projects. TAC currently has over 1500 local teen members and is the recipient of the 2015 New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award in the category of Youth Volunteer Program/Group.

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Julie P. Kantor, Ph.D.

Julie P. Kantor, Ph.D.

Julie P. Kantor, Ph.D. designs and delivers customized programs aimed at helping executives and groups progress at a wide variety of organizations, corporations and firms. Dr. Kantor appreciates the complexity of the work environment system and understands the psychology of people at work. She views organizational success as the end-product of individual productivity.

For over 18 years Dr. Kantor has worked to maximize individual’s productivity on and off the job.

  • As an executive coach, Dr. Kantor assists senior level executives resolve such issues as enhancing managerial effectiveness, promotion, interpersonal dynamics, work-related problems, harassment/sensitivity issues, management training, assertive or aggressive behaviors and leadership.
  • As a consultant, she has helped professionals, middle management, upper management and employees resolve diverse work-related problems and improve productivity. As a senior facilitator Julie helps management teams address diverse work-related problems, align people, improve productivity, energize organizational change and strategic planning.
  • As a researcher, Dr. Kantor has studied stress and coping on and off the job; and family systems.
  • As Director of Training for a large consulting firm, she developed and delivered seminars to major corporations and firms in organizational change, management, team building, and leadership.
  • As a manager, she has supervised other professionals in executive coaching, management, clinical and organizational issues

Julie is adept at identifying unique culture aspects of an organization and then applying her expertise in psychology, human systems and organizations to effect changes. Methodology and approaches include: executive coaching, needs assessment, offsite facilitation, team building, management training and leadership development

Dr. Kantor received her master and doctoral degrees in psychology with a minor in family systems from University of South Florida. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with highest honors from University of Rochester. She is member of American Psychological Association and The American Society for Training and Development.

Some of the clients Dr. Kantor has worked include: American Express; Assured Guaranty; Bruce Bierman Design, Inc.; Cablevision; Coach, Inc.Comedy Central; Deutsche Bank; G & J USA; Harris Publications, Inc.; International Baccalaureate Organization; Joel Isaacson & Co.; Ketchum; Merrill Lynch; Mendes and Mount; MTV; New York University; Nickelodeon; North Castle Partners; Planned Parenthood; Princeton Review; Shulte, Roth and Zabel; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Simon & Schuster; Structure Tone Inc.; Unite Health Group; VH1 and Viacom, Inc.

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Marc S. Friedman, J.D.

Marc S. Friedman, J.D.

In addition to his 45 year law practice, including as a law firm Managing Partner and Practice Leader, Marc has provided coaching and strategic counseling to a wide range of people in positions of influence to help them achieve their potential, and then act as a sounding board as they progress with their growth plans. His insights derive from having “walked the walk” and several years of coaching experience and additional training. Marc’s goal is to help each client develop a personalized growth and development plan that capitalizes on the client’s strengths, and to remain at his client’s side until he or she succeeds. His clients have a variety of backgrounds, including accountants, physicians, lawyers, IT professionals, financial advisors, entrepreneurs, public educators, law enforcement officials, and others. He has helped clients in many different areas, including learning to lead, manage and mentor; career advancement; organizational skills; marketing and business development; client relations; and various workplace challenges. In addition to a B.A. degree from The Johns Hopkins University and a Juris Doctor degree (with honors) from The George Washington University, Mr. Friedman has studied courses in Human Relations at Fairleigh Dickinson University and coach training including programs co-offered by Harvard Medical School. He is a member of the Institute of Coaching (IOC) and the International Coach Federation (ICF). As a past-President of a highly-esteemed international trade association, Mr. Friedman has extensive experience with people from many different nations and cultures. Mr. Friedman is a Senior Consultant with Loeb Consulting Group, a premier executive coaching and leadership training company. He also is Senior Counsel at Dentons US LLP, the world’s largest global law firm. Email: marc@loebconsultinggroup.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcfriedmandentons

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Jeanmarie Alessi

Jeanmarie Alessi

Jeanmarie is a senior consultant with Loeb Consulting Group, LLC with over 15 years of experience in designing and facilitating adult learning programs. Jeanmarie held positions as Vice President of Prudential Securities University, and Vice President of Training and Development at Chase Manhattan Corp. She has worked in communications, education, non-profit, and health care organizations where she trained hundreds of employees in the US and internationally.

As a training manager she coached other training professionals and managed organization-wide training and development initiatives. She has consulted to senior management on employee morale, teambuilding and the selection of employees during mergers and organizational change.

Ms. Alessi has a Masters in Organizational Development from Fordham University and a BA in Psychology from Merrimack College. She is qualified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and holds certifications in Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Competency Inventory.

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Kira Copperman

Kira Copperman

Kira Copperman is a recent addition to the Loeb team. She is an engaging facilitator, coach, trainer and consultant focused on getting results. Kira’s understanding of human behavior combined with her strong communication and management skills provide her with specific expertise in improving workplace communication to minimize risk and maximize impact. She assists leaders in optimizing workplace efficiency by creating an atmosphere that fosters growth, innovation and improved productivity for both internal and external stakeholders. Her performance management, leadership and training workshops with follow up coaching assignments have positioned her as a sought after trainer and coach.

Kira helps participants understand their own individual strengths and areas that may benefit from targeted skill development. She works with management and employees to improve workplace collaboration and effectiveness.

Kira has over 15 years experience in corporate management and human resources. She also earned an Advanced Certification in Coaching for Emotional Intelligence from the Six Seconds Institute. Kira has been a featured speaker at national and local conferences on numerous topics, including understanding and improving emotional intelligence, working in a multi-generational workforce and performance management. She is a published author and award winning researcher in the area of workplace communication. She is also the host of a weekly radio show, “Lessons from the Corner Office.”

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Dick Heller

Dick Heller

Dick Heller, a senior consultant with LCG, has consulted and trained with organizations in the U.S. and abroad to design programs that enhance leadership, branding, team building, and customer service in climates of change. He has consulted with senior management groups to create leadership and organizational development interventions aimed at achieving and surpassing corporate and business objectives and he has trained all levels of organizational personnel on these issues. Dick brings a unique combination of perspectives to his speaking, consulting, and training. He spent ten years with tompeterscompany! as a consultant and facilitator, ultimately serving as Vice President and Chief Inspiration Officer and being named a Fellow of the Tom Peters Institute. He had previously spent five years consulting with ODI, a major TQM company focused on issues of productivity and quality in a wide variety of organizations. He is also a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®. Over the years, his clients have included AT&T, Barry Callebaut, Comcast, Congressional Federal Credit Union, Fidelity Investments, Nielsen Media Research, Microsoft, MathWorks, Herman Miller, The Smithsonian Institution, Treasury Executive Institute, UBS, the United States Coast Guard, US Department of Defense, United Rentals, United Technologies, and John Wiley & Sons. Before he began to focus on life in organizations, Dick worked at WGBH-TV (public television in Boston) directing many programs, including broadcasts of the Boston Symphony and Pops Orchestras and the children’s program “ZOOM.” For a period of years, Dick established and ran his own video production company. Dick has a view of the world of work that encompasses passion, energy, and perception. As an avid scuba diver, art historian, crossword constructor and photographer, Dick is always searching for new ways of looking at our lives and the way we work.

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Mimi Darmstadter, M.A., PCC

Mimi Darmstadter, M.A., PCC

Mimi Darmstadter, MA, PCC Mimi is a senior consultant with Loeb Consulting Group and a seasoned leader in the Human Resources field (e.g. learning and performance). Mimi;s areas of topical interest/expertise include individual growth and capacity building, leadership development, employee lifecycle issues (on-boarding, performance management, individual development planning, retention), workforce engagement, mentoring, diversity/ inclusion, communication skills, emotional intelligence, mindfulness/stress management, and team building. She designs and leads training curricula and workshops for firms and organizations on the same topics. Mimi is certified in a number of assessments, including the Strong Career Inventory, the EQi 2.0 self-assessment and 360 tools, DiSC, and PDI Ninth House’s Profilor 360 instrument. She is also a certified trainer through Development Dimensions International (DDI). Mimi’s prior professional experience includes 12 years of employment for Covance Inc., a global organization in the pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare consulting space. She completed her tenure as its Senior Manager for Training and Development. Highlights of her career at Covance included championing the full design and implementation of a global mentoring program, overseeing Covance’s diversity and inclusion training initiatives, contributing to leadership and workforce development programming, and executing the top 150 succession planning process. Prior to Covance, Mimi served for five years as the training manager for the National Network for Youth, overseeing its CDC-funded HIV/AIDS prevention training grant for youth workers. Mimi earned a double Bachelors Degree in Psychology/Creative Writing from the University Michigan where she was the recipient of a Hopwood Award for Underclassman Fiction Writing. Her Masters Degree in Social Work is from the University of Chicago. She completed Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program. Mimi’s personal interests include watching independent films, creative writing, and working out including yoga and teaching cycling (spinning) classes. She also is a blogger for the Huffington Post. Mimi resides in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Rich Litt

Rich Litt

Rich Litt Following his 30 year career at ADP, Rich has recently joined the team at Loeb Consulting Group, LLC. Rich is leveraging his executive and leadership experience to lead and deliver management and leadership development initiatives; including program roll out and delivery. Prior to joining Loeb Consulting Group, Rich was a Global Sales Manager for ADP’s Multi-National Corporations Division. In this role, Rich had global responsibility for some of the largest Fortune 100 corporations working closely with their CFO’s, CHRO’s, and CIO’s. Prior to that, Rich was the VP, General Manager for ADP’s Small Business Services where he was responsible for 400 associates across 8 locations, servicing 75,000 clients generating $175M per year in revenue. His focus on team building and the discipline of execution propelled his division to company-leading financial growth and client satisfaction results. Rich is a versatile leader, having held senior level executive assignments in Sales, Corporate Sales Operations/Training, and General Management/Service with a consistent track record of attaining strong results during periods of organizational change. As Division Vice President of ADP’s Leadership Development Program, Rich and his team trained hundreds of ADP Managers and Executives on everything spanning from coaching and feedback models, to behavioral interviewing skills, to workplace collaboration. His reputation for growing and mentoring others earned him a role as one of a dozen ADP-Certified Executive 360 degree feedback coaches. Rich is certified in Everything DISC and in The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team. Rich holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the State University of New York at Albany and has completed the Executive Program in Corporate Strategy at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business. He is an avid tennis player and keyboardist for several rock cover bands. He resides in the Atlanta area with his wife and two boys. Rich’s Areas of Expertise o Workshop Facilitation o Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team o Everything Disc o Behavioral Interviewing o Coaching and Mentoring o Team Leadership o Sales Training

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Shawn Devine

Shawn Devine

Combining professional experience in higher education, the financial services industry, and consulting, Shawn Devine has worked over 18 years in the fields of learning and development, human resources management, instructional design, facilitation, and presentation.

Today, Shawn works with companies, non-profit organizations, and higher education institutions to help them assess, develop and implement learning and development solutions. While specializing in the delivery of training and development programs, his strong background in research and analysis brings further depth to the training solutions he develops and presents. Shawn is qualified to administer and interpret a variety of assessments such as DISC, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the FIRO-B, the CPI 260, and other well-known workplace psychometric tools. By designing learning and development programs that incorporate these tools, Shawn helps participants achieve a deeper level of understanding about themselves and their jobs. Because they combine solid content and insightful assessment tools with a light, humorous touch, Shawn’s training sessions have a well-established reputation for being informative, engaging and fun.

While Shawn enjoys working with and developing programs for all levels of employees within a variety of organizations, he has a special passion for working with managers and their teams. He researched, designed and delivered the original curriculum for the Management Development Certificate program for Emory University’s Center for Lifelong Learning. Since then he has gone on to create and deliver numerous management and leadership programs for clients around the United States. He finds this work especially meaningful because it provides an opportunity to develop stronger relationships with his clients and to be more intensely involved in helping them develop the skills they need to be successful.

Shawn complements his work experience with a solid educational background and holds a B.A. degree with a major in psychology from North Carolina State University and a M.Ed. from The University of Georgia. He combines his academic credentials and a wealth of real world experience with his energy, humor and interactive style to create a comfortable atmosphere where people enjoy the process of learning. And his commitment to making training a valuable learning experience for each participant helps the organizations he works with achieve their goals.

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Mimi Krumholz

Mimi Krumholz

Mimi Krumholz is an associate with Loeb Consulting Group, LLC. Mimi is a seasoned Human Resources professional with an appreciation of and curiosity in organizational dynamics and effective management development. Mimi’s 21 years of experience at the international law firm of Latham & Watkins; first as the Administrator for their DC office and then eleven years, as the Firm’s Chief Human Resources Officer, provided Mimi with opportunities to observe dynamic and challenging work environments. Mimi was at the forefront of integrating diverse cultures, professional goals and management styles into Latham’s overarching ethos.

As a facilitator, Mimi presents to multiple populations on a variety of topics ranging from the impact of a multi-generational workforce to motivation, performance management to effective leadership. She is known for being the one to always raise the provocative question and considers it the responsibility of all strong leaders to mentor as many people as possible. Mimi would say that the successes and professional growth of her participants bring her tremendous joy.

Mimi is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, the American Psychological Association and a past member of the Association of Legal Administrators. She holds a B.A in Education and B.S in Psychology from SUNY at Stony Brook and Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Towson University.

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David Robert

David Robert

David Robert brings over 15 years of experience as a thought leader in the areas of Learning and Development, Talent Management, and Change Management. David has held both internal and external consulting positions at companies across several industries, and is the former CEO of Great Place to Work (Middle East). In that role, he partnered with hundreds of organizations to help them foster high-trust, collaborative workplace cultures. Previously, David worked with Blue Cross and Blue Shield as Director of Change Management. In that role, he was responsible for the overall people and culture strategy of the organization. In addition, David worked for several technology companies where he designed and implemented Learning and Development programs. David is passionate about helping leaders create a compelling legacy for themselves and their organization. David�s consulting experience spans nearly every industry and many continents. He has worked extensively with companies in the healthcare, legal, retail, technology and hospitality industries, as well as with companies in North America, Europe, Asia/Pacific and Africa. Much of David�s recent work has focused on learning & development, workplace culture assessments and analysis, organizational design consulting, and executive coaching. Specifically related to his experience with law firms, David has worked with several large to mid-size law firms in the US (Chicago and Detroit-based). In these engagements, David worked with the firms to assess workplace culture and values alignment, set up employee skill development plans, and to provide executive coaching to senior level partners. For several years, David led the Middle East affiliates of Great Place to Work. In that role, David had complete P&L responsibility for the affiliate and led the expansion of GPTW across the Middle East, helping to open the newest affiliate in Saudi Arabia in 2013. David also led an executive strategy network, which brought together C-level leaders across the Middle East with the purpose of conducting research, sharing insights and working together to solve common challenges. David had a monthly leadership column with the Kipp Report and has appeared on several television and radio programs, including CNBC Arabia.

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Nicole Garcia

Nicole Garcia

Nicole Garcia is an associate with Loeb Consulting Group, LLC. Nicole is a seasoned Human Resources executive bringing 20 years of Human Resources experience to Loeb Consulting Group. Nicole’s vision of what a forward thinking Human Resources professional is meant to be provides the back drop for her progressive reputation in HR leadership roles in a variety of industries. From the beginning of her career, it was clear to Nicole that she would lead a movement to turn HR executives into real business partners within their companies. Knowing that you can only bring out the best in people and companies when your voice is valued around the table, Nicole is not afraid to challenge the “status quo”.

As the Vice President of Human Resources for a successful creative company within the design industry, Nicole gained recognition for delivering high quality, budget-conscious HR programs that supported the entrepreneurial spirit within the company. Realizing that “traditional HR” didn’t fit most entrepreneurial environments inspired her to branch out on her own to create ready-made HR solutions for entrepreneurial companies.

Nicole’s progressive entrepreneurial spirit led to her launching “HR Coach in a Box” in 2011. “HR Coach in a Box” provides ready-made HR tools to companies that don’t have access to HR expertise in-house. Nicole also spends her time as an HR consultant working with companies to implement HR programs related to culture-building, policy development, recruitment strategy, compensation and benefits strategy, employee development and leadership development. In the interest of spreading the “good to great” philosophy, Nicole works as a Pro Bono Consultant with Taproot Foundation and provides leadership counseling to faith-based organizations.

Nicole has a degree in Interdiscplinary Studies from Brooklyn College. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and the American Society for Training and Development.

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Fritz Galette, Ph.D.

Fritz Galette, Ph.D.

Fritz Galette, Ph.D., is a consultant with Loeb Consulting Group, LLC. He is a seasoned therapist, coach, presenter and facilitator with over 20 years of experience and a doctorate in Psychology from Fordham University.

As a New York State Licensed Psychologist, Fritz maintains a thriving private practice in the Time Square district of Manhattan and in the borough of Staten Island. Areas of specialty include executive coaching, career planning, peak-performance training, managing change, stress management, biofeedback and mental health counseling.

As a facilitator, Fritz designs and leads workshops teaching managers how to motivate workers for culture change, manage and cope with organizational change themselves and how to lead employees successfully through uncertain times. Fritz leverages his background as a therapist helping participants discover new practices and learn skills to be successful in today’s unique business environment. His warm and engaging style sets a comfortable tone for exploring and learning.

Fritz has been a lecturer at New York University, Fordham University, Queens College, and Lehman College and has taught various courses including “The Psychology of Every Day Life” and “Therapeutic Interventions.” He is a workshop presenter for various organizations in both the private and nonprofit sectors and has presented his dissertation research internationally.

Fritz is the Co-founder of Psychwatch.com®, an online resource for professionals in the field of mental health. Since 1998, Psychwatch has published over 500 online newsletters and has evolved into a global communication and information portal with a readership of over 14,000 professionals in at least 106 different countries. Psychwatch has received numerous awards and accolades over the past ten years. Fritz has many times been contacted for expert comment by the media.

On the extracurricular side, Fritz holds a 6th degree black belt in martial arts, has completed 20 New York City Marathons, and is a musician. Fritz brings these and all of his many years of various experiences to the table when facilitating workshops and working with clients.

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Sharon Armstrong

Sharon Armstrong

Sharon Armstrong began her career in Human Resources in 1985 as a Recruiter/Trainer in a large international law firm; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

LLP. She was promoted to a managerial role within six months of her arrival. Since then, she has served as a Director of Human Resources at another law firm and three non-profit associations in Washington, D.C. Her responsibilities have included oversight of employee relations, policies and procedures, employee records, benefit programs, training and orientation, recruitment and selection, performance management, and disciplinary discussions and terminations. Since launching her own consulting business, Sharon Armstrong and Associates, in 1998, Sharon has consulted with many large corporations and small businesses. She has provided training and completed HR projects for a wide variety of clients in the profit and non-profit sectors as well as government settings. Among her clients are Mayer, Brown; Fried Frank; Stern Kessler; and Wiley Rein. Sharon has designed and conducted workshops on Behavioral Interviewing, Motivation, and Performance Management. A sampling of her HR projects includes conducting exit interviews and analysis, executive coaching, recruitment assignments, handbooks, performance appraisal designs, outplacement, and employee relations’ interventions.

Sharon is the co-author of a humor book, published by Random House. Heeling the Canine Within: The Dog’s Self-Help Companion was published in 1998. Her first “serious” book, Stress-Free Performance Appraisals – Turn Your Most Painful Management Duty into a Powerful Motivational Tool was published by Career Press in July 2003. Her latest book, The Essential HR Handbook – A Quick and Handy Resource for Any Manager or HR Professional was published by Career Press in August 2008. Her next book, The Essential Performance Review Handbook, will be out in Spring 2010.

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Allison Barnes

Allison Barnes

Allison Barnes is a senior consultant and coaching with Loeb Leadership Development Group, a division of Loeb Consulting Group, LLC. She has over 15 years of professional experience helping leaders and organizations develop and work better together. An expert in the global space, Allison’s international background includes leading Learning and Talent for a Fortune 100 organization in the Middle East. In addition, she has a cumulative 20 years of living and working in Asia, Europe and Latin America and draws on this unique background in her coaching and consulting approach. This real-world experience forms the foundation of her success and enables her to provide clients with the strategies, tools, and inspiration to thrive and lead with vision, values, and purpose in complex, global environments. Her holistic coaching approach is intuitive and strengths based. She helps leaders develop and leverage self-management skills to improve their performance, organizational impact and relationships. Through supportive connection, she helps leaders minimize their resistance to change and challenge their assumptions, resulting in enhanced resilience, self-awareness and innovation. In addition to coaching, Allison partners with clients to identify their organizational challenges, proposes solutions and ensures sustainability through reinforcement. Her custom solutions target culture change, employee engagement, leadership development, team effectiveness and strategic planning. Allison is certified and proficient in a variety of tools, assessments and models that serve to anchor her coaching and facilitation engagements in research. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Virginia and received a full merit scholarship to obtain her Master’s Degree in International Training and Education from American University. She obtained her coaching certification from iCoachNewYork at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business.

David B. Sarnoff, Esq.

David B. Sarnoff, Esq., is an executive coach and leadership trainer with Loeb Leadership Development Group.  As a former attorney and experienced executive search consultant, David is uniquely qualified and experienced to understand the mindset, demands and challenges of attorneys and legal professionals.   He acquired this experience over 25 years of working in the legal world.  As a litigation associate, he learned about the impact of leadership and the importance of workplace culture’s influence on employee performance and motivation.  As a search consultant, David coached and guided hundreds of attorneys in discovering what inspired them in their professional lives.  He has worked with attorneys at all levels in a variety of practice areas, in law firms and in-house.

His coaching model is to focus on facilitating opportunities for a client’s development and awareness to elevate their leadership capabilities while addressing other challenges to professional growth. David uses his listening and powerful questioning skills to guide clients to identify and discover blind spots.  This practice supports development opportunities allowing his clients to discover solutions to individual challenges.

David utilizes his strengths as a coach to enlighten attorneys and leaders to elevate their professional performance, mindset, emotional intelligence, soft skills, leadership potential and team building skills.  He also counsels high potentials and performers with business development and establishing internal and external networks.

Additionally, David serves on the Fort Lee Board of Education and presided as Board President for three consecutive years.  In 2015, he received the Archie Hay Award for distinguished service and leadership from the Bergen County School Boards Association.  He was also appointed to the Advisory Committee of the New Jersey Association of School Resource Officers.

In addition to being a sought after coach, David has presented at bar association and CLE events on effective interviewing, business development, marketing and leadership training

Sample coaching engagements include:

  • A Chief Human Resources Officer to enhance leadership and relationship building while adopting a strategic mind set.
  • An assistant General Counsel at financial services company to improve leadership skills, time management and gaining clarity on career goals.
  • A law firm partner to strengthen communication skills to better manage and inspire direct reports, strengthen leadership skills, refine and execute on a business development plan.
  • A law firm partner to improve networking skills and nurture client relationships.



  • Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business, iCoach New York, Professional Coaching Program,

Executive Coaching, Certificate

  • Rutgers University Law School, JD, Dean’s List
  • Hofstra University, BA, cum laude, Social Sciences


Other Experience:

David has authored and/or co-authored several articles including:

  • Are You Ready For Some Feedback? June 19, 2018
  • Why Law Firms Need Executive Coaches Now More Than Ever, May 12, 2018
  • The True Grit of a Summer Associate, April 30, 2018
  • Soft Skills are Vital in an Ever-Changing Tech-Driven World, January 3, 2018
  • Buckle Up, Speed is Coming: The Urgency of Adaptability, November 14, 2017
  • Exploring Non-Traditional Attorney Positions. How Bob Boland Became the Athletic Integrity Officer of Penn State University, October 6, 2017

David can be reached at 866-987-4111 ext 05, or dsarnoff@loebleadership.com

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Susan Schoenfeld, M.A.

Susan Schoenfeld, M.A.

Susan Schoenfeld is a facilitator with Loeb Consulting Group. Susan has over 20 years of corporate experience, particularly in the legal arena. She worked at Baker & McKenzie as a Professional Development & Performance Management Consultant where she was responsible for attorney reviews and the creation of Professional Development Plans. Prior to that, she spent over eleven years as Professional Development Director at Foley & Lardner LLP. As part of her responsibilities she provided individual communication coaching for the attorneys and she presented CLE seminars for attorneys and their clients. She was also the Training Manager at Extendicare Health Services where she designed, managed and delivered orientations and training to 350 employees in 240 nursing homes and assisted living centers nationwide. Susan is well respected in the field of education. She has an MA in Communication and continues to teach courses at several Universities including Marquette University, University of Wisconsin and Cardinal Stritch. She was the Program Design and Curriculum Manager for new business projects at Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin. Since 1987, Susan has provided customized coaching, seminars, strategic planning and motivational speaking services to individuals, businesses and community groups statewide. She has presented numerous workshops to law firms and legal associations. Her background in professional theatre has helped to make her presentations more engaging. Some of her clients include Hyatt Corporation, Time Warner, Mercury Marine, Hinshaw & Culbertson, Greenberg Traurig, Chicago Bar Association, National Association of Realtors, Wisconsin Transportation Association, Credit Management Association, Milwaukee County, Dewitt Ross & Stevens, Wisconsin Parking Association, CRS, Journal Sentinel, and Purchasing Managers Association. Susan is a certified DISC instructor. She has had articles published in several professional journals and she has coached executives on management skills and presentation techniques. She was contacted by the local media on several occasions to appear on television to critique communication situations such as the Bill Clinton interview following the Monica Lewinsky situation. She is currently a Senior Associate with Loeb Consulting Group. Some of her webinars are being sold by PH Heninger. Susan’s Areas of Expertise o Workshop Facilitation o Instructional Design o Webinar Design and Delivery o Presentation Skills Workshops and Coaching- o Writing and Delivering Speeches o Susan is trained as a professional actress. She assists lawyers with delivering opening/closing arguments. o Certified Everything Disc Facilitator

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Susan Arnold, Esq

Susan Arnold, Esq

Susan is a consultant with Loeb Consulting Group. She is an experienced attorney, certified mediator, facilitator, mentor and coach and has been a lawyer, with an emphasis on music business transactions, for more than 25 years, working for several major global companies, including among others, Sony Music Entertainment and EMI Entertainment World. In addition to being a licensed attorney, Susan practices mediation, training and coaching through her company, Arnold Resolution. She is certified by the Institute of Leadership Management, The Great Place To Work Institute, New York’s Center for Family & Divorce Mediation, The Center For Mediation in Law, and CLUSTER, a Westchester County Mediation Center.

Susan has been mediating, training, and coaching for several years, working with people who wish to achieve meaningful change and those who find themselves facing life changing circumstances. She has consistently achieved phenomenal success with her clients, teaching them new skills, providing advice and support and helping to create new dreams personally and professionally. Working and facilitating through any and all kinds of conflict, whether it be divorce, rising or ‘stuck’ executives, family members or business partners, Susan assists in helping people reach their fullest potential by opening channels of communication. Limiting habits are changed and new skills and perspective are learned.

Susan has discovered that her unique approach to mediating, consulting, advocating and coaching provides the tools, motivation and support to help her clients achieve their goals.