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Ann M. Gardner, PhD

Ann Gardner

Ann Gardner is a psychologist with more than 25 years of experience as a trainer and human resources consultant to corporations and non-profit organizations, as well as local, state, and federal government.

"All of the work I do comes from the same place. It's about building relationships and fostering relationship-based organizations with strong, positive collaboration between individuals and teams."

Ann received a B.A. from Wellesley College and a PhD in Psychology from the University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill. Upon graduation, she was already working as an assistant professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. During that time, Dr. Gardner spent two years on a childcare development project in Appalachia.

"While I was teaching, I started doing some consulting work and realized that's what fed me. I recognized my need to work with people to make a difference and be a catalyst for change. "

Nancy Horne

Nancy Duvall Horne founded NDH Search, an affiliate of The Coxe Group, in 1998, establishing her company as one of the leaders in the globalization of architecture. Her executive recruitment firm services the major players in the architecture and design world. She has built an unprecedented reputation based on integrity, process management, and results. Working closely with some of the world’s most prestigious architecture and design firms, she has a deep understanding of her client’s personal and professional goals and talents.

Nancy graduated from Boston University, where she studied political science, international cultures, and business.

She has expanded her practice to international regions such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Singapore, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.

Gregory P. Shea, PhD

Gregory Shea

When Greg Shea was a junior in college, he was sure of one thing — he was done going to school. Then he met a guy who introduced him to the psychology of work, or what is known today as organizational behavior, and Greg changed his tune.

"People spend the majority of their conscious time at work so it ought to be rewarding. I was really interested in the topic and wanted to learn as much as I could. That's how I ended up with two masters and a PhD."

Greg is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard University with an A.B. in history and literature, and he holds an M.S. degree in management studies from London School of Economics. He later earned an M.A., M.Phil. and PhD in administrative sciences from Yale University.

When Greg graduated, he began working as a consultant before returning to academia. He is an Professor (adjunct) at Wharton and has received an Excellence in Teaching Award.

Cassie Solomon

Cassie Solomon

Cassie Solomon is a highly experienced trainer, organizational development consultant and executive coach. Her career spans more than 18 years solving complex client problems in corporations, non-profit organizations and consulting firms.

Cassie's earned a B.S. in Organizational Behavior from Yale. Upon graduation, she went into theater management, working as a development director in New York and San Diego.

"I started out in fund-raising and then joined a consulting firm to work on capital campaigns. From that point on, I worked exclusively with consulting firms but in a number of capacities for both profit and non-profit groups."

With a decade of professional experience, Cassie returned to academia to get an MBA in operations management from The Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia.

Dora Summers-Ewing

Dr. Summers-Ewing is a business psychologist and executive coach who specializes in developing the professional and leadership competencies of individuals and teams. She is dedicated to ensuring that her clients have the optimum human capital to turn their strategic objectives into pragmatic results.


With over 20+ years of experience, her industry expertise is broad and diverse and has spanned across four continents. She has worked with clients in Healthcare, High Tech, Retail, Professional Services, Energy, Manufacturing and Hospitality enterprises. Dora has also provided team building and leadership development services to government agencies and public institutions.


Dora is a frequent speaker at international conferences on leadership development, transformational change, and organizational excellence.  She has been a Corporate Learning Officer for a publicly traded firm, where she designed and implemented programs to support leadership development, succession planning, and talent management.


In addition, Dora also spent 13+ as a consulting psychologist for two global management consulting firms where she partnered with clients to translate their strategic challenges into desired results, both as a consultant and coach.


Earlier in her career, she was the Director of two academic departments (University Career Center and Women’s Leadership Program) and an editorial board member for the Journal of Career Development.


Dora is a licensed psychologist (WA state) and earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Organizational Behavior and Career Development. She also has Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Psychology.