Starla Sireno Professional Development Team 

Our national team of certified executive coaches is adept at creating programs that appeal to smart and highly sophisticated audiences.  All of our team has worked together for years.  We have successfully designed and delivered programs in almost every industry, at every level nationally and internationally.  

Unlike many other organizational development consultancies, our team is composed of certified executive coaches which informs both our consultative approach to clients, as well as how we work inside the classroom.

  • In developing programs with the client, we invest the time up-front to understand culture, context, and objectives to ensure that the end-product is in-line with expectations.

  • Inside the classroom, our coaches are adept at providing immediate feedback to participants in a “digestible” way. This creates an environment that provides in-the-moment feedback as well as models the skill for participants.

  • We take a team-based approach to ensure seamless communication, as well as consistency in delivery

  • Both our formal and informal assessment processes render key information that will guide the entire engagement from the team assignment to the learning modality.


Jenn Giordano

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Jenn is passionate about helping people develop the skills they need to succeed in the future workplace. Jenn’s approach goes well beyond just the traditional training and skill building. Her unique approach to learning comes from her own experience in large, complex organizations, coupled with an unparalleled ability to connect with her audience.  As an executive coach, Jenn is able to create an open and participative learning environment where participants find themselves engaged in what feels more like a discussion than a traditional training.  Her style weaves humor, storytelling, inquiry, and skills practice with in-the-moment feedback.

Jenn has been an executive coach, trainer and facilitator for leading companies such as Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan Chase, and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Her professional background, coupled with her Masters in career counseling and organizational psychology from Columbia University, and her undergraduate degree in Human & Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University has given her deep skills in facilitation, group coaching and individual executive coaching. 



Tina Jackson, MCC


Tina Jackson brings to her clients nearly two decades of experience as an organization development consultant, dynamic facilitator and leadership coach.

Tina designs and delivers high-energy programs focusing on Leadership and Management Skills, Communication Skills, Coaching & Mentoring Skills, Performance Effectiveness, and Team Building.  Tina is a graduate of the Hudson Institute's Master Coach program. As a Master Certified Coach, she holds the highest certification level awarded by the International Coach Federation.

Tina holds an M.A. in Organization Development from the Fielding Graduate University.



Joy Leach, M.S., M.C.C.


Ms. Leach is an ICF-certified Master Coach who specializes in working with leaders to build their presence, confidence and skills necessary as they navigate higher within their organizations.

Joy is on the Leadership Team at the Hudson Institute in Santa Barbara, an ICF-certified coaching school. Joy co-authored Personal Power and A Practical Guide to Working with Diversity:  The Process, The Tools, and The Resources.  She has also co-authored over fifteen training manuals on topics such as Leadership, Facilitation, Managing Change, Ethics and Conflict.

Joy received her Master of Science degree from the University of Buffalo and is a graduate of National Training Laboratory’s Graduate Professional Development Program, the Organization Development Certificate Program at Georgetown University and The Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara.



Melissa Hammer, PCC


Melissa Hammer has over a decade of experience designing and facilitating leadership programs; coaching teams and individuals; and managing worldwide projects.

Melissa has designed and facilitated programs for executives, managers and staff, including virtual sessions, in-person classroom programs, and self-study e-learning programs.

Melissa leverages her background in professional services and working for Fortune 500 companies to support her clients’ focus towards their organizational and individual goals.  She holds a Bachelors in Accounting and Finance from Indiana University. She is certified in numerous tools including the MBTI, Bar-On EQi, HBDI and the Strength Deployment Inventory. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Ohio.  



Barry Coleman, MSOD, ACC

Barry Coleman Organization Development Consultant Coach

Barry is an Organization Development Consultant and Coach with more than 25 years of experience delivering results that maximize the effectiveness of individuals, teams and organizations. He provides services in Team and Group Facilitation, Leadership Coaching, Leadership Development, Performance Management and Development of Training programs for public, private and government agencies.

Barry holds a Master’s of Science in Organization Development from American University, in addition to certifications in Myers-Briggs Type Inventory, Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University,  Center for Creative Leadership Benchmarks Assessment, and is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation.




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Based in Los Angeles, Maris is a coach, facilitator and trainer with impressive experience as an executive in large, national, high-growth organizations. Her direct experience includes growing organizations, growing people, building and managing boards, growing high-value relationships, navigating complex relationships and succeeding in resource-restricted environments. She has managed multi-million dollar budgets and staff across the country. Her training and facilitation experience includes work with for-profit, nonprofit and government clients in the areas of presentation, negotiating, networking skills, building mentoring programs, change management, leadership, people, and team development, effective delegation and more. Her program design experience includes creating customized workshops and retreats to better support teams and leaders in achieving their desired outcomes (both as a team and as it relates to their bottom line).

Maris holds a B.A. from Barnard College where she consistently received Leadership awards. She is certified in the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument and has completed the rigorous certification in coaching from the Hudson Institute of Coaching.



Kim Shope


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Kim is a executive coach and facilitator based in Portland, Oregan specializing in talent and leadership development. Her mission is to help organizations and individuals put their purpose into action to realize successful outcomes.

Prior to launching her executive coaching organization Shope On Purpose, Kim consulted in the “Big 4.” Then, as PwC Learning & Development Faculty, she ultimately coached, led, and spoke at programs for audiences from sizes 10 to nearly 1,000.

Kim is a Certified Hudson Institute Coach and Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI) and a PwC Six Sigma Green Belt. She holds an MPH in Health Policy and Management from Emory University and BA’s in Psychology and Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin.



Kim Bielak, Content & Program MANGER

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Kim supports all programming, marketing and business development for Starla while going back to school for her Master’s in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies from UC Berkeley and 5+ years of experience in Marketing & PR , Kim started transitioning her focus into the world of coaching and wellness to help individuals and organizations find the purpose, perspective and tools for success she felt through first-hand experience that many lack today.

A huge believer in the mind-body connection, she earned her 200 Hour Yoga Certification in Bali through Zuna Yoga in 2018, and launched the first official National Fitness Day in the US in 2017 to celebrate and promote empowerment through physical activity.