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Lisa Barrington

VP, Managing Director, Organizational Effectiveness & Development
lbarrington@stewartcoopercoon.com
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Lisa Barrington is an ICF certified coach, workplace & engagement strategist, and speaker with over 25 years of experience. Lisa has worked with organizations spanning from small non-profits to Fortune 100 companies in health care, higher education, finance, and technology. Lisa harnesses her unique blend of business and psychology education + vast experience to help organizations foster leadership effectiveness and improve employee engagement.

Through a strategic blend of coaching, consulting, and facilitation, Lisa has promoted learning and growth in individual and group settings. Leveraging her expertise in workforce strategy and organizational development, she has partnered with organizations to increase leadership effectiveness, deepen employee engagement, and improve business results. Lisa also draws upon this experience in her role as an adjunct university instructor, teaching business, leadership, and organizational development courses.

Lisa’s work has been published in Forbes Online and The Association for Talent Development and she has been quoted by the Associated Press, US News and World Report, CNBC, Zenefits, and Fast Company among other publishers. Lisa has spoken about organizational effectiveness in front of several audiences, including the Western Association of Colleges and University Business Officers, the Society for Human Resources Management, and at Arizona State University.

Lisa is a doctoral candidate, currently completing the dissertation requirements for a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology (with a focus on employee engagement). She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management. She is a certified coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation as well as a Board Certified Coach (BCC); certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Human Resources Certification Institute; and a Senior Certified Professional through the Society for Human Resources (SHRM).

 

Carol D’souza

Executive Consultant
cdsouza@stewartcoopercoon.com

Carol is a Certified Coach and workplace consultant and has more than 15 years of experience in Human Resources working at both large and small organizations. She has advanced through positions of increasing authority and decision-making and has been a valuable resource and critical link between internal/external customers, management team members and governmental/regulatory agencies for the organizations she served at as an HR Executive. She supported various discipline teams at the system level as HR Advisor. Carol’s primary goal is to make a positive difference in the lives of people. She demonstrates energy, enthusiasm and passion in all she does. She is courageous in her work and has taught leaders to be courageous in leading their teams.

Carol holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University with an emphasis in HealthCare Administration and a Master’s Degree in Sociology. She is also a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), Central Arizona Human Resources Management Association (CAHRMA), and Arizona Human Resources Executive Forum (AZHREF). She has been serving on the Personnel Advisory Board for the City of Casa Grande since 2014 and the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for the City of Casa Grande since July 2017. She is also active in various civic and community organizations in the Casa Grande area.

Bradford Wright

Senior Consultant
bwright@stewartcoopercoon.com

Bradford Wright has had the privilege of engaging in the startup of several prominent healthcare service providers in the nation that all became leaders in their particular healthcare service niche. These companies have included Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Coastal Healthcare Services, and Premiere Anesthesia. During Bradford’s career he has held positions as Director of New Business Development, Sr. Vice President of Development, Executive Vice President of Development and CEO.

Over the past 25 years Bradford has been utilizing organizational development and leadership skills to open new divisions or new businesses and growing these businesses successfully in preparation for public offering or sale. Bradford has a track record of putting in place over $200 million dollars in new business.

Bradford served as the first Senior Vice President of Development for the launch of Cancer Treatment Centers of America and led the team that garnered millions of new revenues for the new company.

Bradford has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, an MBA with a major in Finance and Accounting from Keller Graduate School of Management and a Doctorate in Leadership with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership and Performance from the University of Phoenix.

Fred Coon

Founder, Chairman, and CEO
fcoon@stewartcoopercoon.com

Fred Coon

Fred Coon is Chief Executive Officer of Stewart, Cooper & Coon. He started SC&C as an Executive Search firm and grew the company into five divisions. In that process he has advised thousands of executives on their job search campaigns. Fred is quoted in Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Money Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Success Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and other major national publications, and appears on affiliate stations of ABC, NBC, and CBS as an expert on the job and employment market. His SC&C Career Advice Blog has over 5,000 monthly subscribers worldwide.

Fred was on the senior team of two different companies, in two different industries, achieving multiple listings in Inc. Magazine’s top 500 fastest growing companies in America. One of those companies, Certified Collateral Corporation, was in the top 100 fastest growing companies in the United States. CCC was number 31 on the 1986 Inc. Magazine 100 List and number 54 on the 1987 Inc. Magazine 100 List, as well as first in profitability among all of the listed companies in both years.

He is a Licensed Employment Agent, a Nationally Certified Job and Career Transition Coach, a Behavioral Consultant and a Certified Disc Administrator. Mr. Coon is a member of the Arizona Technology Council – Policy Advisory Committee, the Workforce Business Intelligence Board, and The Forbes Coaching Council.

He is a founding member of The Arizona Corporate Council on Veteran Careers. This is a collaboration of companies focused on maximizing career opportunities for all service members, veterans and their family members statewide. The corporate council works in partnership with the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, the Arizona Coalition for Military Families and other key stakeholders in support of the Arizona Roadmap to Veteran Employment.

He is author of several best-selling career books. His first, Ready Aim Hired, was used as one of the textbooks for the Strategic Career Management course at the Daniels College of Business Graduate School, University of Denver.  He was also the first appointed Virtual Executive Mentor for Graduate and Undergraduate students at Daniels, as well.

His best-selling book, Leveraging LinkedIn For Job Search Success is available on Amazon. The 2014 version of this book has over 34,000 copies in the marketplace. Mr. Coon is a contributing author to the book, Business Model You, by Tim Clark, which is currently printed in seven languages. His latest book, Hire The EQ, Not The IQ, is due for release in 2017. This book focuses on hiring the right “fit” for any given job using behavioral interviewing tactics that he and his co-author, Ron Venckus, spent 10 years researching and developing behavioral questions that will help managers hire the right fit for any given job.

Concurrently, he is authoring a military transition book specifically directed at anyone leaving the Armed Forces who would like to better understand how to make a personally meaningful and financially rewarding transition. He lectures and conducts hand-on workshops throughout United States for universities, educational, professional, business and management conferences and on military installations, nationwide.

On a personal note, he is also a well-known 5-string Appalachian claw-hammer style banjo player with concert performances in Ireland, Scotland, England, Australia, and throughout the United States, with media appearances on local, regional, and international radio and television programs, both in the U.S. and overseas, for over five decades.

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