Introduction to Our Team
Over the years, The Human Dimension has built close alliances with top organization development consultants and executive coaches in many countries and across the United States.
We are able to easily put together teams of top consultants, or a single consultant, as our clients need, in order to meet their diverse needs.
Team Core Competencies and Values
Our consultants are unique; however, most of them share the following characteristics and values:
- Proven success in leadership positions, many at the C-level, including CEO.
- Broad and deep experience
- Deep caring for our clients and commitment to their success
- A dedication to making a positive difference
- An approach to clients that begins with honoring where they are and how they got there
- The capacity to help clients clarify where they want to go, and to help them build and sustain the energy to get there
- Proven listening, diagnostic and facilitation skills
- Global experience
- Preference for building capacity in client systems versus dependency
Representative Human Dimension Team Members
Senior Executive: John has served as a senior leader with RJR, Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., Molson Inc., Honda, and The Hospital for Sick Children. He is a strategic thinker with a strong ability to identify the issues and translate strategy into tactics. Executive Coach, Workshop Leader, CEO Roundtable Facilitator: John is sought after business-minded executive coach who provides strategic and tactical business solutions to boards and senior management on four continents. He focuses on working with senior executives, political leaders and physician leaders to solve business problems, and specializes in executive development, organizational integration and design improvement, board governance, executive compensation and roundtable facilitation. His clients include enterprises in the banking and finance, food and beverages, airlines, healthcare and hospitals, manufacturing, utilities and communication sectors, as well as local and federal government agencies and academic institutions. He has worked closely on strategic business issues including, mergers, acquisitions and integrations. He is a certified executive coach, certified management consultant, business adviser and provider of leadership coaching within the University of Toronto EMBA program, as well as a business consultant at the Business Development Bank of Canada.
Chicago, IL, U.S.
Organization Development Consultant, Trainer, Coach: Kendra has over 10 years of experience with myriad organizations – public, private, start-ups, not-for-profit and Fortune 500 corporations. Clients include U.S. Gypsum, Kraft, Con Agra, and Williams. Her areas of expertise include leadership development and coaching, change leadership, stakeholder management, and process design and consultation. She served as Director of Multicultural Affairs at the School of the Chicago Art Institute, where she coached dozens of director-level staff, academic leaders, and others over a three-year implementation of their organizational diversity strategy. At Kraft Foods, she redesigned the Core Global Management training modules on Communication and Interaction, and Leading Teams. As Practice Manager for Stride & Associates, she coached and/or trained over 30 associates and 50 technology/IT professionals, greatly contributing to the growth of the West Coast region and ultimately the national revenue. At U.S. Gypsum, Kendra coached internal trainers to deliver and support end-user training as part of an Oracle implementation. She holds an M.S. in Organization Development & Change from American University/National Training Laboratories, and has completed a major 1.5 year post graduate advanced program at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, majoring in coaching, organization and systems development.
Helen Crompton, M.S.
North Carolina, U.S.
Executive Coach and Career Development Counselor: Helen has been a nationally certified counselor and licensed professional counselor since 1985. She has been a forerunner and innovator in the executive coaching field, and has many years experience in leadership and team development, as well as career counseling and development for people at all levels — from college bound high school students to senior executives. She has helped hundreds of young people find and get into the right college for them. IBM Internal Career Developer: For over ten years, Helen has been coaching IBM executives throughout North America. She has designed a leadership-coaching program, and a web talk on career coaching techniques for leaders, for IBM audiences worldwide. Her programs on assessment, teamwork, and negotiating enabled IBM to meet measurable business targets for mentoring during the four years she consulted to them. Helen and Eileen Broer have developed and facilitated many successful team and leadership development programs for executive teams from IBM and many other leading organizations. Duke University Executive Coaching in Fuqua School of Business MBA Program: Helen is also affiliated with Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business, where she is part of a progressive initiative to provide executive coaching to MBA alumni. She is an expert in Myers-Briggs Personality Type (MBTI®), and trains professionals in the use of personality type. Global Experience: Ms. Crompton was born in the UK, and has lived and worked in the UK, Melanesia, and the United States. Education: Helen holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Bridgeport (US), and a Bachelor in Social Science degree from Birmingham University (UK).
Anna has more than fifteen years experience as an independent business consultant with a focus on embracing change initiatives and creating alignment to corporate goals whilst dealing with the complexities of culture in the industries and the communities they serve. She raises awareness of the interconnections and the impact on Corporate Social Responsibility, both locally and globally. Organization Development Consulting: Anna has provided high-level strategic planning and consultation services to many corporate clients in Asia-Pacific. Her focus is on team building, communication strategies, organizational needs analysis and restructuring to assist companies, teams and individual executives in defining new initiatives as a result of joint ventures and mergers where cultural appreciation and virtual team management were critical to successful business objectives. She project managed an organization-wide culture change project for an international airline undergoing extensive growth initiatives, shifting the culture to be customer oriented and ‘culturally’ sensitive, in a highly competitive global environment. Executive Coaching: Anna has ten years of coaching and consulting experience at all senior executive levels: CEO, CFO, EVP/SVP, VP, and Director. Cross-Cultural coaching: Anna has coached countless people in cross-cultural management and leadership development. Her capabilities also include multicultural team building, global leadership and change strategies, succession planning, and effecting organizational change and personal development. Global Experience: A native born New Zealander, Anna has experience working in Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia. C-Level Executive Experience: Anna served as Marketing Director for a well-known International Cosmetic Company, where she responsible for developing business through agents in Asia, as well as establishing a Joint Venture in Japan. Industries: Anna has worked in or consulted to a wide range of global corporations in diverse industries, including advertising, public relations, banking and finance, utilities, manufacturing, telecommunication, Information technologies, advertising, pharmaceutical and professional services. Education: Anna earned an M.A. degree in Organizational Development, specializing in Chaos, Complexity, and Creativity. She has completed post-graduate work in Communications Management and Design Management. She is also a graduate of the Institute of Executive Coaching in Australia and the Coachville Graduate School of Coaching.
Gloria G. Harris, MSW
Southern California, U.S.
Organizational Consultant, Executive Coach and Psychotherapist: Glo has successfully coached hundreds of managers, sr. managers, directors, senior leaders, C-level executives and board members. She has a reputation for always achieving the highest evaluations from her clients. In her 30 years in private practice, Glo has worked with a wide variety of individuals, families, and corporations. Her expertise in organizational development includes interpersonal communication, conflict management, issues particular to women, and executive coaching and team building – particularly working with teams that are struggling with their process, diversity awareness and sensitivity. Management/Leadership Development: Glo is a senior faculty member of Korn/Ferry International. For ten years, she has been leading monthly management and leadership development programs in the U.S., EMEA and APAC for one of the top five global strategic consulting firms, as an integral part of their internal talent management system, with the objective of assisting these top leaders to become more motivational and inspirational. Industries: Glo’s clients have included the Fortune 100-1000 in most industries.
Rody Kent, C.S.A.
New Mexico, U.S.
Presentation Coach, Rody Kent, is a highly respected presentation coach. She assists executives in much the same way she has coached actors for over 25 years – by helping them achieve their desired goals through strong presentation skills, and by being aware of their impact on an audience. She utilizes her many years as an Actor’s Coach to coach executives in creating the executive presence that they want to portray, and to get their message across effectively. She utilizes videotaping as a tool to help executives build their strengths in areas such as confidence, passion and authenticity, and congruence in body language. Clients have included executives at the world’s leading organizations. She has worked for over 25 years doing casting and actor coaching on Feature Films, TV Series, and Movies, including Places in the Heart, Blank Check, D.O.A., and the Wishbone TV series for four years. She performed casting and actor coaching for 10 years on the TV series, Dallas. She also teaches a mandatory interview skills class to MBA students at the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business.
Northern New Jersey, U.S.
CEO with extensive C-level Experience: Winston has served as President of the Palnut Company, the Industrial Retaining Ring Company and Seeger Inc., where he led the successful consolidation of these companies and the implementation of a business strategy to exploit the various brands and marketing channels for profitability and growth. He also served as President and CEO of Crane Canada Inc. headquartered in Montreal, where he successfully re-engineered the company and implemented significant changes in culture, strategy and processes, including plant closure, divestiture and acquisition, to meet the challenges of NAFTA and the severe recession in the early 90’s both in Canada and in the US. Winston also had an extensive and diverse career with Ingersoll Rand Company as Vice President of Distribution, Marketing Manager Asia Pacific, MIS Manager and Manager of Accounting. Executive Coach and Consultant: Winston utilizes his more than 25 years of international corporate executive experience and more than 10 years of international consulting experience to develop leaders who drive organizational performance. His specialty areas include executive leadership development and coaching, team leadership, cross-cultural awareness and change management. He has worked extensively with clients in manufacturing, distribution, chemical, industrial and consumer products. His clients include Ingersoll Rand Company, Verizon, Raytheon, Gallo, Lexmark, Starcom Mediavest, Rosetta Marketing, Becton Dickinson, ConAgra Foods and Reed Elsevier. Global Experience: He works extensively in the US, Europe and Asia. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina, with undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering and Business. Languages: Winston is bilingual in English and Cantonese.
Lily Li has been working with the Human Dimension in China since 1998. She was a technical trainer for Guangdong Nortel (GDNT) prior to discovering her talent for management training through working with us in a joint venture for high-level managers from China’s state-owned enterprises (SOE’s). Lily was born in Xian, China and earned her bachelor’s degree in telecommunications engineering at the prestigious P & T Institute of Xian. She has also completed training in Canada. She is an excellent analytical thinker and is very good at analyzing training needs and developing and delivering customized courses to address them. Lily consistently gets the highest participant ratings. Her courses for Chinese professionals include Myers-Briggs® Personality Type, Team Building, Belbin Team Roles, Customer Service, Management and Supervisory Training, Communications Skills, Office Management, Chinese Business Etiquette, Meeting Design and Facilitation. She also trains management trainers for Global Education Network, a subsidiary of Global Knowledge Network, where she is a training consultant. Her work is grounded in five years of experience inside companies, as a team leader, project manager, and technical and management trainer. She has worked with a wide range of Chinese enterprises, including China Telecom, Cicso Systems in Beijing, Thinker Unity Telecom Consulting, China Mobile, Shanghai Eaton Engine Components, Siemens Electrical Apparatus, Guangzhou Confectionery Panyu, Shenzhen SDG-Modem Computer Manufacturing, Zhejiang University of Science & Technology, and CTX International, Incorporated. Languages: Lily is a native Mandarin speaker, and also speaks and writes basic English.
Colorado, U.S. and Mexico
Internal OD and Leadership Development Consultant: Ernie has more than thirty-five years of experience in business, which includes leadership and management development, business operations, sales management, and training. Ernie served as an Internal Organizational Development Consultant for Coors Brewing Company, and as Internal Learning and Development Consultant with Kaiser Permanente. Consulting and Executive Coaching: Ernie specializes in leadership development, diversity awareness, team development and executive coaching. He served as a coach and feedback giver for the Center for Creative Leadership and provides coaching services for several courses at the Western Management Development Center. Trainer and Team Facilitator: He has facilitated numerous team-building sessions, and diversity awareness workshops and seminars. He worked for three years as a facilitator in the professional development program with Colorado Outward Bound. He designed, developed, and implemented the mid-level Manager Development Series for Kaiser Permanente. Ernie holds an MSBA in Business and a BA in Latin American Studies. Languages: In addition to English, Ernie speaks and writes fluent Spanish.
Organization Development: Afsaneh has been an organization development consultant for almost twenty years. She supports organizations in developing balanced strategies for transformational change. She has a dynamic presentation style, diverse experiences and real-world application tools to apply to her work. Industries: Her clients include Fortune 100-500 corporations in many industries, including financial services, insurance, power utilities, military, manufacturing, high tech, and telecommunications. Global Experience: Iranian born and raised, Afsaneh and her family moved to the United States when she was 20 years old. All of her organization development work has been in the U.S. Education: Afsaneh earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of South Florida. Organizational Experience: Afsaneh began her career as an Industrial Engineer with the Tampa Electric Company. The company quickly recognized her capabilities beyond the traditional role of engineer, and she became one of their first Internal Consultants, as well as serving in the roles of Trainer, Team Developer and Change Agent. She went on to lead a company-wide education program called Changing Gears, to help employees understand the effects that competition and change had within the utility industry and TECO. This project culminated in her co-producing a training video and coaching upper and middle management for implementation. Consulting Experience: Afsaneh became an external organizational consultant in 1994. She is a creative designer and facilitator of leadership development and team development programs. Author and Speaker: In 2006, Afsaneh’s first book was published — Change Thrivers, a workbook for guiding people through change. It draws upon her organizational consulting experience and personal journey towards self-discovery and from her journey of healing from her wrenching move to the U.S. from Iran at the age of twenty with none of her possessions. Through Change Thrivers, Afsaneh teaches individuals and organizations how to embrace change and how to harvest the growth that successfully managed change can bring to people and organizations. Languages: In addition to perfect English, Afsaneh speaks and writes Farsi.
Iris Poon, MBA
Iris Poon is Hong Kong Chinese and specializes in human resources management, training administrative and professional staff, and teaching workplace English. She has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of East Asia, Macau, PRC, and a diploma in training management from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Human Resources: She has ten years human resource administration experience in a Fortune 500, US aerospace/information systems company, and a Hong Kong publicly listed motor group, where she set up the human resources systems and function from ground level. Industries: Iris worked her way up in both the public and private sectors, initially as assistant to top management in several companies: three international banks, United Press International (UPI), International Computers Limited, and 3M Far East Limited. She is full member of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management. Earlier in her career, Iris worked in television part time for 10 years as a weather announcer on both the English and Chinese television channels in Hong Kong. Clients: Clients include the Hong Kong Management Association, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, MNC’s, the Vocational Training Council on Workplace English, Dun and Bradstreet, Pitman, and the Hong Kong Civil Service Training Institute. Master Trainer: Iris has been an instructor for the School of Continuing Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in their Business English, Office Administration, and Self-Skills Development workshops for their Women’s Studies program since 1998. She is a sought-after trainer of customer service, supervisory, managerial and administrative skills, presentation skills, and workplace written and spoken English. She has trained the operations and administrative staff of United Parcel Service and State Street Bank Global Investor Services Group, the front line staff of Lane Crawford Department Stores; the customer service personnel of Philips Showroom, and the technical personnel of Johnson Controls Hong Kong Limited. Languages: Iris is a native Cantonese speaker, and also speaks and writes fluent English.
Diane Wilcoxson has over twenty-five years experience as a business consultant focused on creating change in industries and the communities they serve. She has provided high-level strategic planning and consultation services to corporate clients and their governing boards in Asia-Pacific since 1987. Organization Development Consulting: Diane’s focus is leadership effectiveness, team building, communication, organizational needs analysis and creative solutions to aid companies, teams, and individual executives managing change. Executive Coaching: Diane’s has coached executives at all levels. Her areas of coaching expertise include company and team leadership, strategic planning, negotiation, organizational change management, multi-cultural workforce optimization, process design and company positioning. She has considerable expertise in providing high-level facilitation in conflict resolution between major corporations, as well as in global branding and problem-solving. Cross-cultural Coaching: Diane has resided in Hong Kong since 1986. Much of her work includes cross-cultural consulting to individuals and teams navigating these dynamics in and between Asia, Europe, and North America. Varied Experience: Diane’s work in Hong Kong started with co-developing and managing a trading company to source and sell sophisticated magnetic products from China to the U.S. From there, she undertook a consulting assignment with a well-established Hong Kong company to document and develop policies and procedures, and made recommendations on plans for considerable expansion of operations in Asia. Subsequently, she provided project expertise to a top-end management consultancy in Hong Kong on a major customer service initiative for a global bank and an internal communication and productivity program for an internationally recognized clothing company. Following this, Diane established a company to represent, as an agent in Asia, Franklin Covey. For three years, she did all marketing, advertising, training and customer service in Asia, expanding the client list from several hundred to thousands. Industries: Diane has worked with financial services, banking, airlines, chemicals, oil, electronics, consumer goods, transportation, publishing, computers, accounting, high tech, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, retail industries and others. Community Leadership Initiatives: Diane is founder of a center serving specific education and resource needs of a community in Wyoming (USA). She developed the center from concept through to implementation and directed it for seven years — it continues successfully twenty-seven years later. In 2000, Diane was appointed a Member of the first Women’s Commission for Hong Kong Government, serving two terms through 2005. In 2002, she founded The SPIRIT of Hong Kong, a community change project, leading it for several years. Education: Diane holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Languages: Diane is fluent in Spanish and speaks basic Cantonese, as well as her native American English. She is learning Mandarin.
Suanne Williams-Lindgren, M.A.
Organization Development Consulting: Suanne Williams-Lindgren is an OD and human resources consultant with over 20 years of experience in leadership development, process consultation, appreciative inquiry, conflict resolution, change management, team development, strategic planning, performance management, and human resource management. Industry Experience: Suanne has worked with companies in retail, manufacturing, health care, specialty chemical, direct mail marketing, advertising, family owned firms, municipalities, church congregations, school systems, and social service related organizations. Internal OD Experience: Suanne was responsible for the OD and communication functions for LL Bean’s distribution group for several years. She also worked as the Human Resources Manager for Baxter/Health Data Institute, a startup purchased by Fortune 300 company Baxter Health Care. Mental Health Consultant: In addition, Suanne has worked as a mental health consultant. Adjunct Faculty: Suanne has served as adjunct faculty at several colleges teaching Organization Behavior and Human Resource Management. She has served as teaching faculty of “Gestalt Consulting Skills for Change Agents and Leaders”, taught annually. Education: Suanne has a Masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University and a Masters of Arts degree in Education from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is a graduate of, and practicum supervisor of three postgraduate training programs at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, Ohio.
Jimmy Zhao was born in China’s Henan Province. He has a Master of Arts degree from Nanjing University and has worked in managerial positions in the human resources and training fields in China for several companies, including Heinz, GEC Alstom, and Nortel Networks, prior to starting HR Partners consultancy in Shenzhen and Guangzhou, PRC. Jimmy as worked with the Human Dimension in developing and delivering seven-day management development programs for state-owned enterprises (SOE’s) in China. Jimmy taught English at Henan Normal University for five years. He is a member of the Canadian Management Professionals Association. In addition, he has translated five books from English to Chinese, including David Guterson’s Snow Falling On Cedars, which was subsequently made into a movie. Languages: Jimmy speaks native Mandarin, and is fluent in written and spoken English.
Marenda Zhu has been an Associate of the Human Dimension in China and Hong Kong since 1998. She presents workshops, and performs simultaneous translation during workshops. She has served as Manager – HR and Administration – for two large manufacturing facilities in China – both wholly owned by multi-national corporations, one based in Germany, and one based in the U.S. She also worked for five years at Guangdong Nortel, the corporation’s large manufacturing facility in Shunde (Southern China) in increasingly responsible positions in the human resources, purchasing, and training departments. She is an expert in using several personality inventories, including the Myers-Briggs(R) and the Human Patterns(R) inventories, to help people understand themselves, their co-workers, and their family members. Marenda was born and raised in Guangdong Province, China and lives in Southern China. She has earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees: one from South China University with a major in technical English of the foreign language department, and the second degree from Beijing University with a major in Psychology. Languages: She speaks and writes Mandarin, Cantonese and English fluently.