Track 4 Industry Space Panel Discussion: Driving Sustained Organizational Success Through Coaching and Leadership Development

Abstract: This panel, made up of corporate leaders and LHH clients, present multiple industry perspectives for developing coaching and leadership development programs that deliver high ROI. Panelists discuss “space” including Physical (individual/group), Cyber (Cloud Technology-enabled), Psychological (safety, trust, relationship building), Sociological (co-created agenda, goals and outcomes) and Mental (focus and capacity, goal setting, measurement). Each panelist shares their organization’s strategies, practices and measurements that were integrated within their programs.

Moderator: Sue Lawley (USA)

Dr. Lawley works with hundreds of organizations on talent development imperatives, focusing on leadership programs for high-potentials, emerging leaders, executive teams and women.  As a powerful change agent, Sue has indelibly impacted each organization she has been affiliated with and many client organizations.  She is a recognized thought leader who understands the power of embedding coaching into Leadership Development and designs unique programs for Lee Hecht Harrison’s clients.  Sue has taught graduate level Coaching and Leadership courses at Seton Hall and New York University.  She was named one of New Jersey’s 50 Best Women in Business in their inaugural class.




Patti Adelman, AVP, Physician Leadership Institute, North Shore-LIJ Health System (USA)

Patti Adelman, M.S.W., L.M.S.W., is the A.V.P. of the Physician Leadership Institute at the Center for Learning and Innovation, the  Corporate University for the North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health System.  She is responsible for collaborating with Health System Physician Leadership to identify and develop physicians who possess both clinical expertise and substantial leadership abilities.  This role grew as a result of the organization’s response to the nationwide shift to a more patient-focused and inter professional and collaborative care model.   

Johanne  Henderson, Director - Talent Acquisition & Development,  BIC (USA)

Johanne Henderson, Director for Talent Acquisition and Development leads BIC’s full life-cycle talent initiatives across BIC North America.  Responsibilities include the development/management of their talent acquisition strategy, functional/targeted training strategy including the development of a coaching culture; their leadership assessment/ acceleration, career coaching and mapping initiatives.  Johanne is a 20 year BIC employee, earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Albertus Magnus College.  Professional Certifications include Master Trainer status. Professional Affiliations include serving on the Board of Directors of Valley United Way and she is also on the Advisory Board of Quinnipiac University’s Organizational Leadership Bachelor and Master of Science degree programs. 


Cynthia Kelly,  Corporate Director - Talent Management,  North Shore-LIJ Health Systems (USA)

Cynthia Kelly, Corporate Director - Talent Management for North Shore-LIJ, one of the country’s largest health care organizations with 50,000 employees, is responsible for creating and executing a system-wide talent strategy. Partnering with HR executives and business leaders, she implements frameworks and strategies to support key business drivers for a strong performance and development culture. Ms. Kelly joined North Shore-LIJ in 2006 to build the Talent Management function. Her background includes management and organizational consultant roles, neuroscience research, psychometrics and cognitive assessment. Ms. Kelly holds an MA in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Adelphi University, NY.


Aviva Lazar, Global Coaching & Leadership Development, Bloomberg (USA)

Aviva Lazar is responsible for Bloomberg’s global coaching practice, a leadership development support service investing in professional coaching engagements for targeted employees. She oversees the execution of the coaching practice through ICF certified internal and external executive coaches; and in conjunction with senior leadership, she sets the strategic imperatives. The coaching support model is closely aligned with Bloomberg’s global talent review strategy, key business drivers, and leadership pipeline development. She also consults with various business units to provide organizational development support. She received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from New York University and is alum of Columbia’s Coaching Certification Program.


Donald Ledbetter, Corporate Director of Management and Organizational Effectiveness,  L-3 Communications (USA)

Don Ledbetter is Corporate Director of Management and Organizational Effectiveness with L-3 Communications. Don has a doctorate in business administration with an emphasis in organizational leadership.  Don develops and implements leadership practices for corporate, division presidents and directors.  Don takes leading-edge leadership, human behavior, evidence based management, change theories, and creates practical applications that improve top line growth and bottom line profit performance. Don is a recognized expert in HR, organizational leadership by SHRM, Linkage, Inc., and in knowledge management by the International Knowledge Management Institute.  Don has been cited in business journals and is also a member of Mensa.

Robert  Levenson,  Director - Executive & Leadership Coaching,  EMC Corporation (USA)

Robert Levenson is Director of Executive & Leadership Coaching at EMC Corporation, a world leader in technology infrastructure which helps businesses around the world unleash the power of their digital information.  EMC has over $24 billion in revenue and 64,000 employees around the globe.  Bob oversees all aspects of the global Coaching function, providing internal Coaching, brokering external Coaching resources, training HR and managers, and acting as single point of contact for Coaching requests.  The Coaching practice was awarded the 2014 ICF New England Chapter’s Prism Award.  Bob has a BA from Boston University and an MBA from Boston.

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