Whether our top executive coaches are working together on a client engagement or just brainstorming about a particular client issue or challenge, we spark each other’s energy and creativity to come up with new and unique responses for you. While we are based in Chicago, Gail Golden Consulting also has a broader network of partners across the US, enabling us to provide locally-based services from Seattle to New York.


Gail Golden
Gail Golden, MBA, Ph.D.

Gail is the Principal of Gail Golden Consulting, LLC. As a psychologist and consultant for over twenty-five years, she has developed deep expertise in helping businesses to build better leaders. Her experience as an entrepreneur, business owner, and consultant to senior leaders of both Fortune 1000 and non-profit organizations informs her approach to executive selection and development.

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John Blattner, Ph.D.

John is an affiliate of Gail Golden Consulting, LLC. John is a Senior Consultant with PAS International, Inc., a consulting firm established in 1995. He specializes in executive coaching, organizational assessment, executive performance and strategic planning for national and international organizations.

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Marie Ciavarella, PsyD

Marie is an affiliate of Gail Golden Consulting, LLC. Marie is the principal of StarWorks Leadership, LLC. She has fifteen years’ experience partnering with individuals and teams to optimize organizational development and learning and to strengthen leaders. Her solutions focus on partnering with leaders and teams to help them meet their stated goals, achieve business results and uphold organizational values.

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Pat Drew, MS, LCSW

Pat is an affiliate of Gail Golden Consulting, LLC.  Pat is the Principal of Pat Drew & Company.  Her areas of expertise include senior-level coaching, senior team alignment, and preparing executives and organizations for transitions. For over twenty years she has coached executives in the media, pharmaceutical companies, consumer product companies, financial and professional services, real estate, communications, not for profit organizations and academia.

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Joann Farrell Quinn, MBA, Ph.D.

Joann is an affiliate of Gail Golden Consulting, LLC.  She is the owner of JFQ Consulting, a consulting firm specializing in leadership and team development. Joann has worked with organizations around the world on a variety of organizational development initiatives, including assessment, coaching and leadership development for high potentials as well as senior executives.

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Howard Fox, MA, ACC

Howard is an affiliate of Gail Golden Consulting. Howard is the Principal of Fox Coaching, Inc. He specializes in helping business owners, leaders, and managers improve their professional leadership capabilities and brand.

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Larry Gard, Ph.D.

Larry is an affiliate of Gail Golden Consulting, LLC.  A consulting psychologist and executive coach, he heads Hamilton-Chase Consulting, a Chicago-based firm that develops leaders and organizations. Larry has particular expertise regarding retirement and business succession.

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Alan Graham, Ph.D.

Alan is an affiliate of Gail Golden Consulting, LLC. Alan is a leader of the APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program and a Founding Fellow of the Harvard Institute of Coaching Professional Association. He is extensively trained in business, education and psychology, and is an internationally recognized expert in Adult ADHD, with a specialty in helping leaders maximize their resilience.

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Marlene Ho

Marlene is an affiliate of Gail Golden Consulting, LLC. As a graduate of North Park University with a BA in Psychology, Marlene has developed an interest and expertise in organizational psychology. While in school, she managed special events and raised community awareness for several not-for-profit organizations in the Chicago area.

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Jim Kelly, M.S, ACC

Jim is an affiliate of Gail Golden Consulting, LLC. Jim is the founder of Real Leaders Lead Executive Coaching, based in the San Francisco Bay area. He spent over 35 years in business, working his way from receiving room clerk to President & CEO.

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Bernie Liebowitz, Ph.D., CMC

Bernie is an affiliate of Gail Golden Consulting, LLC. Bernie is the founder of the management consulting firm of Liebowitz & Associates, PC. He has spent over 25 years consulting to a wide range of businesses and organizations, both privately and publicly held. His consultation includes strategic planning, organization design and development, performance management, assessment of candidates for executive positions, executive coaching and management team-building.

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Bill Moller, BS

Bill is an affiliate of Gail Golden Consulting, LLC. As President of Bill Moller Communications, LLC, Bill is an experienced communications specialist, offering personal and group coaching to support a variety of essential communications needs, including sales presentations, briefings, media events, speeches and webinars. Bill specializes in working with sales teams to prepare them for high stakes competitive bidding presentations.

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Ellen L. Moran, Ph.D.

Ellen is an affiliate of Gail Golden Consulting, LLC.  Ellen is President of Leadership Dialogues, LLC. As a business psychologist and executive coach, Ellen works with clients ranging from global corporations in the US and Europe to small privately held and family businesses. She has led the assessment and coaching components of several leadership development programs for senior executives and high potentials of companies in diverse industries and not-for-profit organizations.

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Julie Orbach

Julie is the Administrative Assistant at Gail Golden Consulting. She graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in Psychology. Her career path took her into the field of meeting planning for trade associations.

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Michael Seitchik, Ed.D.

Michaelis an affiliate of Gail Golden Consulting, LLC. Michael is President of Michael Seitchik, LLC. He has been designing and delivering executive education, executive coaching and executive team dynamics programs to leading companies throughout the world for over twenty-five years.

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Terra Winston, MBA

Terra is an affiliate of Gail Golden Consulting, LLC. Terra is President of inTerract Consulting. She is a leadership consultant and executive coach with over 15 years of internal and external business consulting experience. With expertise in leadership development, facilitation, and diversity, Terra can implement a broad variety of custom solutions for clients.

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Steven Yousha, Psy.D

Steven is an affiliate of Gail Golden Consulting, LLC. Currently Principal at Strategic Talent Management Consultants, LLC, he has been consulting on organizational and leadership development since 1990. His unique expertise allows for quick and accurate leadership assessments and in-depth solutions.

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