Meet the MB-SC&C Team

Lisa Barrington

VP, Managing Director, Organizational Effectiveness & Development Organizational Development Consultant and Executive Coach

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).

Erin Collier, MS

Organizational Development Consultant and Executive Coach

With over twenty-five years of experience with countless, diverse organizations and a deep understanding of human behavior, Erin Collier brings a unique perspective to talent management and organizational development. Her work focuses on organizational culture and talent management to help companies solve challenges to achieve business goals and become more effective and efficient. Erin’s clients value her professionalism, expertise, and comprehensive set of skills.

Erin received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. She also attended the University of Nevada Reno where she earned her Bachelor of Science. Erin is a Certified Coach. She is a skilled facilitator of DiSC; Multi-Health Systems EQ-i 2.o; the Core Capacity Assessment Tool (CCAT); Gallup’s Strengths-Based Leadership, and the Platinum Rule.

Erin is a member of American Psychological Association, Division 13, The Society of Consulting Psychology. Additionally, Erin served on the Board of Trustees of the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona and was appointed to the Foundation’s Advisory Council in 2015. In her role as a Trustee, Ms. Collier Chaired the Grants Allocation Committee and led the Foundation’s brand revitalization effort and launch.

Carol D’souza

Organizational Development Consultant and Executive Coach

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.

Christine Mann, PCC, CPC, MA

Organizational Development Consultant and Executive Coach

Christine is passionate about people. Christine partners with clients to overcome challenges, achieve goals, and rise above the competition. Her style is outcome oriented and goal centered with a level of enthusiasm considered her trademark. Christine’s high expectations compel people to stretch their abilities and reach new professional heights. Her clients respond to her empowering approach and broad base of Fortune 100 executive experience. They are offered real world insight based on bootstrap practical education and application, not just theory.

Having spent 28 years in the corporate arena, Christine held various leadership roles at Grumman Aerospace, Northrop Grumman and American Express, most recently as Vice President within their Global Shared Services Organization. She also has expertise in several cross-functional disciplines including Materials Management, Procurement, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Communications and Corporate Change Management.

Christine earned her MA in Computer Resource Information Management from Webster University and her BBA in Management from Hofstra University. She also holds a Global Leadership Certification from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in addition to her coaching certification from IPEC -Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching. She is also a certified Myers Briggs and Five Behaviors practitioner. Christine is a native New Yorker now based in Scottsdale, Arizona with and her husband Bruce and 9-year-old son.

Fred Coon, CEO

Founder, Chairman, and CEO

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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