Paul Curci Principal

As principal of The Curci Group, Paul has helped individuals and organizations navigate change by improving internal communication and strengthening leadership. His extensive background in media and communications, combined with his coaching and facilitation expertise, has enabled him to effectively lead organizational development efforts for his clients. Paul works directly with senior executives to support change efforts and manage the risk associated with communicating transformational change initiatives. He works primarily with clients in the energy/utility, higher education, healthcare, media and communications industries.

Throughout his 25-year career as a sales director, publisher and visual artist, Paul’s work has focused almost entirely on communication and organizational development. His background includes his 15-year tenure as publisher of Philadelphia City Paper, alongside a career as a visual artist. His leadership work is featured in the latest edition of Productive Workplaces (third edition), by Marvin Weisbord. Paul is also an ICF certified coach and facilitator, and employs a variety of specific approaches to help organizations achieve cultural alignment and rapid improvement. Paul holds a B.F.A. from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. He lives in center city, Philadelphia with his wife and four children.

 

Jeff Grimshaw

Jeff is an expert on accountability, alignment, and leadership effectiveness. Over two decades, he’s helped hundreds of executives deliver the results on which they’ve staked their reputations. His clients include senior leaders in dozens of Fortune 1000 firms. In March 2010, McGraw-Hill published Jeff’s book, Leadership without Excuses: How to Create Accountability and High Performance (Instead of Just Talking about It), now in second printing.

Jeff has also published articles in Chief Executive Magazine, Chief Learning Officer, Conference Board Review, Strategy and Leadership, Strategic Communication Management, and other journals. He has been profiled as a thought leader in Management Consulting International and The Journal of Employee Communication Management. Additionally, Jeff has provided expert insights on Fox Newsand numerous radio programs. Jeff co-founded and chairs the board of Paul’s Kids Vietnam Children’s Charity.

Tanya Mann

Tanya helps clients lead change, drawing on her expertise in employee engagement, leadership development, and organizational accountability. Many of her clients are senior executives at complex organizations who have staked their reputations on their ability to drive a high-stakes initiative or deliver other results. She has a consistent track record of helping her clients address their immediate needs—while leaving behind stronger teams, greatly improved communication processes, and increased change leadership capability. Specific clients include Yale University, Merrill Lynch, Merck, Kaiser Permanente, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, KPMG, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Qualcomm, and many others.

Drawing on her experience and expertise helping leaders create brand alignment, Tanya co-authored the employee alignment and engagement chapter for the graduate school text Reputation Management (second edition). She has also co-authored articles for 1to1 Media (here and here) on creating alignment and accountability.She earned her M.A. in Interpersonal Communication and B.S. in Communication Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

Mare Rosenbaum

Mare Rosenbaum is a change management practitioner with a specialty in transition and intercultural communication. For the past 10 years she has consulted with Fortune 50-500 companies coaching their global executives through personal transition which includes repairing derailed relocations, and transforming resistance to change.

Mare is an experienced meeting and retreat facilitator and a Prosci Certified Change Management expert. She is skilled in teambuilding, coaching, and internal communications. Her past clients have included Comcast, FMC Corporation, and NutriSystems.

As an entrepreneur, she pioneered a new business model to address the human side of relocation, and authored original methodology. Her method was honed and tested while living in Brazil where she consulted at a private American school consisting of students from 30 countries. Prior to living in Brazil she was editor of a regional magazine adding storytelling to her repertoire.

Having a fine art and design background, Mare brings a unique sensitivity to imagery and symbols as tools of communication. She currently serves as an adviser to Independent Television Services on their Indie Lens Pop-Up program that brings award-winning PBS documentaries to the community to “start the conversation” on tough issues. Additionally, she serves on the Community Advisory Board of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She has two children and lives on the Main Line.

Ben Bowman

Ben Bowman is a problem solver, rescue-dog owner, and has even hunted pythons and wild hogs—with only a knife. By day, he is a team performance consultant, tech entrepreneur, and professional speaker.

Ben helps organizations identify, build, and implement the right strategy and team alignment to ensure productive and sustainable results. Ben creates value-enhanced improvements to the bottom line through effort and determination. He applies these same principles of work ethic, dedication, and resourcefulness to his personal business ventures.

Ben has worked with clients of all sizes—from venture-backed start-ups to global/Fortune 500 corporations. He has a unique ability to see the big picture and drill down to the details while remembering that the best plans fall short without the right people to implement them. His diversified professional experience and broad skillset has earned Ben the reputation for as a catalyst in helping organizations succeed and equipping leaders to lead.

Beyond his passion for all things business and innovation, Ben has always been actively involved in the community. He is a sought-after speaker, regular contributor for several publications, and has served on numerous community boards and committees. He and his aforementioned dog, Leonidas, live in Philadelphia where they spend most of their free time outdoors and traveling. He is a graduate of the University of Florida Warrington College of Business and bleeds Orange-and-Blue.

Lynne Viscio

Lynne consults with clients on organizational effectiveness, organizational design, internal communication strategy, and leadership development.
Lynne brings focused problem-solving skills, facilitation expertise, and deep organizational experience to a broad range of situations and challenges. She has advised leaders and facilitated teams and processes across multiple industries, and has worked with dozens of clients, including DTE Energy, Kaiser Permanente, McDonald’s, Lincoln Financial, State Farm Insurance Company, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and The World Bank.

She works to drive business results by removing barriers, strengthening processes, and developing leaders and team members.

Lynne has graduate degrees from the University of New Hampshire (M.S.), New York Medical College (M.P.H.), and Temple University (M. Ed.).

 

Josette Davids

Josette Davids helps clients develop and implement national and global training programs that enhance employee orientation, quality service, management development, and general instructional curricula. She has worked on large-scale projects for several US banks and accounting firms over the past 15+ years. She has developed and delivered numerous training programs on a broad range of topics, including sales, leadership, and performance management. Josette is an expert in utilizing technical tools to develop and facilitate distributed, any-time/anywhere tutorials and live Webcasts (MS Live Meeting and WebEx).

Josette is also a passionate musician who writes and performs whenever and wherever possible.

Brian Goldthorpe

Brian Goldthorpe is the President of Privileged Communication, a DC-based consulting firm. He specializes in consulting and training businesses, elected officials, political candidates and charitable organizations in crisis management and messaging.

His working definition of “crisis” is a broad one, including natural disasters, consumer or customer service complaints, allegations of unprofessional or illegal conduct, problems with staff or board members, misuse of funds, and personal problems that penetrate the professional arena. He helps clients plan, prepare for and navigate crisis situations that may threaten their reputations, or interfere with their abilities to execute key responsibilities on a daily basis. He also establishes the content of key crisis response messages and customizes optimal distribution strategies.

Brian has 10 years of professional experience in strategic communication, politics and public policy – during which time he has accumulated a consistent track record of success with over 500 unique / favorable editorial media placements on behalf of his clients.

He holds a Masters degree from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. He also has a BA in Communications and Political Science from Denison University in Granville, Ohio where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Brian is a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society, a recipient of the NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship (Swimming).

Stasia DeMarco

Stasia is a communication and social media consultant. Her expertise is working with small and large companies to implement social media strategies designed to drive business. As a communications and social media consultant, she helps companies leverage technologies like Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft SharePoint. Stasia launches marketing campaigns using social media and advises communication teams on how best to connect the social media platform to the communication strategy.

As a freelance journalist for the past 14 years, Stasia worked as a reporter, podcaster, and editor with KYW Newsradio 1060, a CBS radio station in Philadelphia, and is the weekend web producer of CBSPhilly.com. Stasia also contributes to NPR, Voice of America and online publications.Stasia teaches journalism and media criticism at Drexel University and has her MA in Communication Studies from the University of Portland, Oregon.

Rob Stoller

Robert L. Stoller has a Broadcasting & Film degree, as well as an MBA in Management from Boston University. He was a full-time faculty member in Temple University’s School of Communications and Theater for five years, was a Master Lecturer at University of the Arts, and currently serves as a supervisor in the Internship/Co-op program at Holy Family University.

Rob also completed two seasons on PBS (WYBE-TV), producing and hosting a weekly television series, called “Art In Motion”, featuring artists, performers, educators and community activists; Ordinary people doing extraordinary things.Founding Board member of The Brick Playhouse, Convergence Dancers & Musicians, and ArtsTribe, Mr. Stoller was a founding partner in Fantastical Tales, LLC, Founding Board Chair of Partners for Civic Pride, Inc., and he sits on the Board of the Big Picture Alliance. Rob is also the former Head Coach of the New Jersey State Champion Pennington School’s Boys’ Varsity Tennis Team.