Phillip Weiss is an organizational consultant and executive coach specializing in leadership development and workplace relationships. He possesses over 32 years of corporate experience. Phillip is an expert in organization assessment, leadership selection and development, leadership transitions, turn-arounds, mergers & acquisitions, performance management, and employee relations.
Types of Leaders/Sectors Served
Phillip has coached at all levels within organizations, from CEOs to star individual contributors. He has played key roles in two corporate turn-arounds, Continental Airlines and Harcourt Assessment. Additionally, while at Continental, Phillip successfully partnered with the Boston Consulting Group and airline leaders to create a dot-com partnership. He currently serves a broad range of clients in oil and gas, consumer goods, and technology.
Expertise & Past Successes
Throughout his career, Phillip has successfully supported many executives and their teams through demanding strategic business issues and is sought out regularly for his expertise in navigating challenging organizational and employee issues. He has built and led several high-impact teams noted for their business-focused, consultative approach.
Phillip forged his career at Merrill Lynch, Sara Lee, Sony and Continental Airlines. In his last corporate role, he was Vice President of Human Resources at Harcourt Assessment, a division of Reed Elsevier. While at Harcourt Assessment in San Antonio, Texas (a $300 million, 1,500 employee division), Phillip participated in all strategic business initiatives, leadership selection, and development, culminating in the eventual turnaround of the division and sale to Pearson Education.
Phillip was recruited by Continental Airlines as part of a corporate-wide strategic initiative to re-invent the airline by redefining corporate culture. For 7 years the company was designated a Fortune Magazine “Top 100 Companies to Work for in America.” In 2000 while at Continental in his dual role as Director of Headquarters HR and Global Staffing, Phillip was also designated to lead and create the HR function for a dot-com start-up comprising eight other carriers. Led by the Boston Consulting Group, Phillip worked with consultants and airline leaders to establish a joint purchasing exchange based in Washington D.C. In this role Phillip helped to establish all major HR functions and was particularly involved in leadership selection and conflict management.
He has extensive experience working with international teams. At the direction of Reed Elsevier senior leadership in London, Phillip was brought into Harcourt Assessment to help lead the change needed in the newly acquired division. As a member of the senior executive team, Phillip helped the senior leaders navigate a volatile environment and business climate. The division achieved a major turn-around in operations and was ultimately purchased by the company’s number one competitor, Pearson Education.
Education & Publications
Phillip received his Master’s in Human Resources from the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business and his B.A. in History from California State University, Sacramento. Phillip is sought out as a regular speaker at human resources conferences as well as corporate and not-for-profit events. He is certified in the Birkman Assessment tool and has significant experience with other instruments as well.
Teresa Karns Edmondson
Teresa Karns Edmondson, M.Ed, LPC, is the founder of Edmondson Consulting Group, a consulting ﬁrm specializing in coaching individuals and teams towards peak performance and guiding organizations thru major change and transformation initiatives.
SECTORS AND CLIENTS SERVED
Her clients include both national and international for- proﬁt and non-proﬁt ﬁrms spanning across diverse industries and organizational environments. Whether she is working with a start-up software company, consulting to the Nasa Space Program, or coaching leaders at a Fortune 50 company, she eﬀectively works across all levels and functions within organizations, quickly grasping unique cultural and industry nuances. Her list of clients includes oil and gas, energy, large-scale construction, healthcare, legal and software/technology industries.
Teresa’s coaching approach is highly personalized, collaborative, and focused on helping leaders maximize their career and organizational potential. She is skilled at reinforcing and leveraging those competencies an executive performs well, and at providing a clear and honest assessment of any non-constructive patterns or interpersonal behaviors/blindspots that may be hindering career success. She focuses on helping clients better recognize and manage their own reactivity and stress, and in more eﬀectively navigating both personal and work relationships.
Teresa has worked with diverse employee groups from all over the world, including North and South America, Europe, Africa, India and China. She brings over twenty-ﬁve (25) years’ experience in management, psychology and organizational dynamics to her workshops and keynote presentations, helping leaders gain increased conﬁdence and expertise in handling the “people-side” of business. She is currently developing programs and materials to assist teams, managers, and executive leaders in learning how to respond more thoughtfully and less reactively to the stressors they face, especially during times of transition. Teresa currently serves as an External Faculty Member for BP’s Worldwide Executive Leadership Development program in the areas of Ethics and Leadership Development. She is also on faculty at the Center for the Study of Natural Systems and the Family in Houston, TX.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
Teresa graduated summa cum laude from William Jewell College, holds a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Houston and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is a certiﬁed PROSCI Change Management Consultant and also a certiﬁed Senior Birkman™ Consultant. She has completed extensive training in the ﬁeld of Emotional Intelligence and is a graduate of the Natural Systems Thinking Post-Graduate Training program conducted at The Bowen Center in Washington, D.C.
Nancy Ashworth is an executive coach, team coach and organizational consultant specializing in the development of high-potentials, senior leaders and their teams. She worked in global corporations and other large companies for 25 years before transitioning to private practice where she enjoys coaching senior leaders and their teams as they deﬁne their vision, address complex organizational challenges and work to improve their individual and team function.
SECTORS AND CLIENTS SERVED
Nancy has coached leaders within Fortune 500 companies in multiple organizations and industries, including IT, manufacturing, and high tech, and in national healthcare systems, education and government. Nancy has coached leaders at all organizational levels, from mid-level and senior executives, Board chairs, chief executive oﬃcers, vice presidents, director and selected high potentials. In addition to coaching, Nancy facilitates executive and Board retreats, and leads customized team and leadership development sessions.
Nancy lived in SE Asia and Turkey for 7 years, and thrives working across cultures with diverse groups. Her coaching style includes creating an environment that builds on the clients’ strengths and supports them as they explore new ideas, confront issues, and develop solutions to their business challenges. Through an assessment process, she helps clients discover and clarify areas for development, elicits client-generated solutions and strategies, and throughout the coaching holds clients accountable for attaining their goals. She recognizes that leadership is at all levels of an organization and is energized in her work with emerging leaders.
Throughout her career, Nancy has successfully supported executives and their teams through demanding strategic business issues and organizational change. She has worked with leaders of global business units and their teams to design and implement organizational change initiatives resulting in improved executive team eﬀectiveness and alignment of organizational culture with new business strategies.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
Nancy holds a Masters in Organization Development from American University, and a Bachelors in Political Science, from University of Colorado, Denver. Her interest in team dynamics and work processes led to extended studies in performance excellence, and her selection as a judge for the American Society of Quality (ASQ) International Team Excellence award.
Nancy trained at the Coaches Training Institute and is certiﬁed by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a Professional Certiﬁed Coach (PCC). She is also a Board-Certiﬁed Coach (BCC) through Center for Credentialing and Education, and has received specialized coach training in, “Team Coaching: Living Systems Approach to Coaching Work Groups and Teams”, Adler School of Coaching, Toronto, StandOut strengths coaching, Marcus Buckingham Company. She is trained to administer multiple assessments including, Myers-Briggs (MBTI), StandOut Strengths Coaching, The Leadership Circle 360, Korn Ferry Leadership Architect, Voices 360 and Team Architect.
Kim is a life-long leader, facilitator, consultant and executive coach. Her specialty is developing high potential leaders and executive teams by way of extraordinary experience. She is the founder of two businesses dedicated to personal and professional evolution, using the outdoors and coaching for sustainable results. Kim is an adjunct Program Manager for the Colorado Outward Bound School’s Professional Development Program that integrates: problem solving, teambuilding, eﬀective communication, decision-making with adventure challenge. She leads and facilitates programs that inspire clients to dig deep, expand their awareness and grow through learning.
Kim has a sincere desire to help others. She has always been committed to meaningful work that yields positive and lasting change in the world. She is the co-founder of The dZi Foundation, working in partnership with remote communities in Nepal to implement community driven-programs that create lasting improvements in their quality of life. Kim has designed and led numerous trips to the Himalaya focused on service-oriented treks that beneﬁt these local communities and challenge clients to think outside of the box. To sum it up, Kim opens doors to extraordinary experiences, dialogue and discovery.
Kim is passionate about inspiring clients to expand their professional edge through strength-based strategies and systems thinking. She helps leaders and managers maximize performance, increase engagement and retain their talent. Naturally and playfully, Kim inspires people to expand self-limiting beliefs, lead from an authentic place and make their greatest contribution to the team.
Kim has a unique way of carrying her adventurous spirit into the corporate world and conference room. She will customize an engagement based on the speciﬁc needs and goals of an organization in order to optimize impact and results. Her integrative strategy aligns her clients to their values, beliefs, emotional intelligence, communication style and eﬀective decision-making skills. Executive coaching emphasizes the program goals, accountability and applied in-depth learning.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
Kim is a Certiﬁed Professional Co-Active Coach, a Certiﬁed Marcus Buckingham StandOut Coach, with additional training in neuroscience, and Organization & Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC). She is a graduate of The Coaches Training (CTI) Institute’s Leadership Program and has been an executive coach since 2002.
In 2015, Kim was inducted into the American Mountaineering Hall of Excellence for her lifetime achievement as a climber, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Her endeavors have had a positive inﬂuence on the Outdoor Industry, inspiring this spirited community to give back and make a diﬀerence.
Precilia has spent her career gathering experience in the various dimensions of small business needs. She has a legal background that depicts her natural attention to detail and desire for all things in order.
Precilia supports Phillip Weiss Executive Solutions with a confident tone and get-it-done attitude. Precilia oversees project management, guides the team on deliverables, assists with Phillip’s travel and calendar, and more.
Precilia is dependable and thorough in her various skill sets which include Microsoft, social media platforms, CRMs and Spanish/English translation. Precilia holds a Paralegal Certification and studied Political Science & English at Sam Houston State University. She and her husband enjoy nature walks, movie outings, weekend getaways and spending time with their teenagers.
Michelle is known to coworkers, friends and family as having a special place in her heart for planning! As someone who’s always thinking about the details, she is a reliable partner, team player, and master prioritizer.
Michelle supports Phillip Weiss Executive Solutions in several different facets. She helps manage Phillip’s calendar, organizes multi-layer projects, coordinates with vendors and assists with day to day operational tasks.
A native Houstonian, Michelle comes to us with experience working as a staffing coordinator and event manager where she managed corporate events. Most recently as a project manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, she managed multi-million-dollar projects, specifically, for their largest client, Microsoft.
Michelle graduated from Texas A&M University with a concentration on Event Planning and a minor in Business Administration. She is a huge Aggie fan and enjoys Saturdays on the couch watching games with her husband and daughter.
Dewitt Dees is a Principal at PA WEISS, Inc., a Denver-based executive coaching and consulting firm helping leaders and their teams achieve positive, sustainable change in themselves and their professional relationships.
As an enterprising and forward-thinking business development and marketing executive, Dewitt is proven as a top thought leader that specializes in employee development, leadership training and executive coaching. A strong and collaborative executive coach with a warm, encouraging yet direct style, Dewitt is comfortable in addressing across-the-board organizational issues. Dewitt is skilled in enhancing managerial relationships, designing one-on-one coaching methods to improve performance as well as tailoring team-building strategies that maximize competitive advantage. Throughout the assignment, Dewitt does not lose sight of the overall business objectives and how they relate to the client’s improvement and performance both for themselves and the client’s organization.
CORPORATE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Having served in roles such as CEO, Director and Senior Vice President over the last 30 years, Dewitt has successfully built his skill base to develop excellent interpersonal relationships by strategically cultivating strengths, resolving challenges and driving positive change. Dewitt brings energy and enthusiasm and a unique ability to assure buy-in on a shared vision, define a clear mission and improve performances across the board by raising the bar of the overall team.
With an experience base in energy, industrial, municipal and the utility Industries, Dewitt’s approach to leadership and his management relationships increases productivity and enhances revenue generation. His training in communicating shared goals creates an inspiring atmosphere of drive and success. His ability to convey abstract concepts in an easily understandable way allows him to connect effectively, investing teams with strength and self-reliance.
Additionally, Dewitt has developed and executed marketing strategies enabling companies to focus resources and talent to promote their brands and reach their overall goals. Highly skilled in return on investment studies across a broad range of industries, Dewitt can look at specific assignments with a process driven point of view and quantify the advantages of leadership and team building assignments to his clients. Dewitt resides in Denver, Colorado and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology from Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. Dewitt is an ATD Certified Master Trainer and a Birkman Certified Consultant. Additionally, he is pursuing post-graduate studies in Family Systems Leadership Theory with Webb and Associates in Denver, Colorado and Coaching Certification with the Hudson Institute in Santa Barbara, California.