Coaches

Marie Golden

Leadership development roles in three corporations helped Marie discover her passion for coaching.Her work included training and development, then coaching over 400 managers and executives in transition before she was invited to launch an executive coaching practice for a consulting firm 17 years ago.She began coachingC-suite leaders and their teams of officers, directors and managers.She was later invited to coach MBA students at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and discovered how much she enjoys working with emerging leaders, as well.She has coached leaders in a wide range of functional disciplines in at least 18 business sectors.Marie believes coaching provides the context for collaboration at its best and has established enduring relationships with her clients.She delights in partnering with leaders who value bracketed time to summon their best thinking before moving to action.

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Dan Haile, PCC, CPA

Dan is a certified executive coach AND certified public accountant, and he is the managing principal for the firm Haile Coaching & Leadership LLC. Dan collaborates with companies and executives to heighten self-awareness and strengthen leadership, managerial, and interpersonal skills, yielding positive, long-term behavioral changes and ultimately, improved personal and organizational results. His clients have included companies and organizations such as Corrections Corporation of America, Vanderbilt University, Genesco, Hospital Corporation of America, Bridgestone/Firestone of North America, Belmont University, Ingram Industries, Fifth Third National Bank, Tennessee Housing Development Agency, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, Wirtgen America, and Capella Healthcare. Dan has worked with coaching clients in a wide range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, education, manufacturing, retail, government, information technology, consulting, construction, and real estate.

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Kay James

Kay spent over 25 years as a strategic and financial advisor to the health care industry, serving as a partner in an international management consulting practice and as the founder of a successful niche consulting firm. Her clients valued her analytical thinking and advice on technical matters but specifically sought her out because of the benefits they found in her coaching for their growth as leaders and executives. As a result, Kay decided over ten years ago to concentrate her practice exclusively on leadership development. As a coach she draws on her deep understanding of business and organizations as well as on her skills in behavior change and conflict management to enhance organizational performance by guiding the development of key leaders. She is a keynote presenter and workshop facilitator for professional groups and leadership teams on topics related to leadership, strategy, change, entrepreneurship, and teambuilding.

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Sheila Madden

Sheila is an experienced executive, coach and consultant with a passion for working with individuals and organizations to maximize their leadership capability in order to create the highest levels of performance, impact and value creation. Sheila's experience as an executive as well as her organization development and talent management expertise make her a uniquely effective coach and advisor to leaders in high growth companies.She is a very strategic business thinker so whether a situation involves a board of directors, a team, an organization or investors, she is able to provide sound advice and counsel for clear and effective outcomes.Sheila is described by her clients as a trusted confidant and strategic business advisor.

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Mark Robertson

Since 2001, Mark has been the owner of Life Design, www.coachmark.com, and has been coaching executives and leaders, as well as their leadership teams and employees, to rebuild and strengthen trust in their working relationships, enhance and improve the quality of their conversational skills, dramatically improve their ability to coordinate action across and within teams, design their own mood and the morale of the people within their organization and create an organization built on a network of strong, productive relationships.

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Donna B. Yurdin, SPHR

Donna has over 35 years of business experience in corporate leadership and consulting. As an executive coach and performance consultant, Donna utilizes her experience, expertise, and knowledge to bring effective solutions to individuals, teams, and organizations seeking to enhance leadership effectiveness, team engagement, and individual achievement. Her work with clients has brought about increased awareness, self-knowledge, and a focus on goals that support long-term growth. Donna has worked with clients in healthcare, financial services, higher education, telecommunications, manufacturing, government, and non-profit environments.

Donna has been a coach for the Owen program since the beginning, working with MBA and MMHC students to understand the results of their assessments and put new awareness of self into a framework for reaching professional goals.

In addition to individual coaching, Donna works with leaders in aligning what is important for the organization achieving success with how individuals can contribute most effectively. Her expertise extends to assessing culture, developing inclusion strategies, leadership development training, mentoring programs, and change management strategies.

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