Career Coach

Stacey is an executive coach and facilitator, with a focus on talent management, career development and diversity and inclusion. She partners with organizations to inspire and support peak performance, enhance working relationships, maximize team effectiveness and create more inclusive cultures. She draws on 17 years as a lawyer and trusted advisor to leaders of large international law firms, where she has coached hundreds of professionals, helping them to develop skills, habits, self-awareness and confidence that transform behavior and maximize impact. Stacey has developed and delivered interactive, customized training and programming on a range of topics including career strategy, performance management and feedback, mentoring, business development and networking, career transition and interview skills, diversity and inclusion, reducing unconscious bias and career re-entry. Stacey practiced as a litigator at Davis Polk & Wardwell and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and held leadership positions in professional development and diversity and inclusion at Weil Gotshal & Manges, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Proskauer.

Executive Coach

Kathleen Schafer is principal of Leadership Connection and an innovator of leadership development programs and curriculums. She specializes in guiding leaders and their organizations to reach goals through engaged employees that lead through the alignment of their true talents with their roles and responsibilities In addition to her more than 25 years experience as a leadership coach, published author and in-demand public speaker, Kathleen has worked with C-Suite executives in the private and public sectors guiding them to greater professional success and societal impact through her innovative approach. Her professional achievements include the development of leadership programs at Michigan State University and The George Washington University, working with clients at the United Nations, US Department of State, the US Green Building Council and the American Medical Association among numerous other domestic and international organizations.

Writing & Editing Coach

Mayrav Saar is a seasoned public relations professional with an expertise in thought leadership and a background in the disparate worlds of medicine, technology, fashion and pop culture/entertainment. After a 20-year career as an award winning journalist, Mayrav parlayed her expertise into an effective thought leadership portfolio. She is dedicated to framing clients’ narratives into messages of resonant meaning and enjoys helping other writers hone their craft. Mayrav is based in Los Angeles and has three children, two dogs and one husband.

Facilitator & Coach

A lawyer, lecturer at UCLA School of Law, certified mediator and coach in social and emotional intelligence, Judith trains law firm and professional service firm leaders. She provides communication, business development and leadership training that helps firms and professionals grow their business, increase visibility, enhance their reputations and lead more productive, satisfying lives. Judith writes and speaks regularly on issues of well being and the high-achieving professional. She creates programs for executives who are driven to thrive both professionally and personally. Judith practiced law before her segue into business communications. She was Associate Director of Communications at the Milken Institute, a nonpartisan economic think tank, and she headed the marketing and professional development department for Buchalter Nemer, a full-service business law firm.

Visual Practitioner

Kara Carrier, Visual Practitioner, has over ten years of marketing and human capital experience in corporate and consulting arenas, leading learning programs and supporting leadership initiatives. She has a passion for learning and development and a professional goal of helping individuals, teams, and organizations achieve their potential. Firebird Consulting grew from her desire to help others reinvent their futures.

Creative Director

As an expert in marketing, branding, advertising, social media, graphic design and website development, Jeremy trains corporate, entertainment industry, real estate, start-up and nonprofit C-suite and V-suite executives. Jeremy leads summits and seminars that show professionals how to launch successful marketing campaigns and manage effective promotions. He coaches and consults teams and individuals in the areas of business development, brand strategy and social media. Jeremy is a Spartan racer, charismatic connector and master networker. His presentations are highly motivational and energizing, showing teams how to overcome obstacles and develop a shared vision. Jeremy draws on his experience at Universal Television and Xerox Corporation to train senior managers of Fortune 500 companies.

Communication Trainer

Keith Anderson holds a B.A. in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University, and a M.A. in Forensic Psychology from the The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He is a Deputy for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, where he has been since 1988. He has worked in Patrol Division, Custody Division, and Court Services Division. He currently is assigned to the department’s Civil Management Bureau. He is also an instructor at Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Academy where he teaches Ethics, Interpersonal Communications, and Cultural Diversity. Additionally, he is a facilitator for the department’s Deputy Leadership Institute and a Peer Support Counselor for the departments Psychological Support Services Bureau He is also an adjunct instructor at Azusa Pacific University where he teaches the American Court System, and at Argosy University where he instructs courses in Psychology and the Legal System, Psychology of Criminal Behavior, and Interrogations and Investigations.