Executive Coaches

Each Fellow receives three hours of individual coaching during the course of the program.

Marie Amey-Taylor, Ph.D.

Marie Amey-Taylor was the Assistant Vice President of the Human Resources Department, at Temple university and the Associate Director of its Academic Center on Research in Diversity (ACCORD). She has a rich and varied career history that includes professional experiences as an educator, program administrator, internal and external training and organizational development consultant, group facilitator, executive coach, theater troupe founder and artistic director and public speaker. She holds a doctoral degree in Psycho-Educational Processes/Adult and Organizational Development and a master’s degree in Urban Education and Policy Studies, College of Education, Temple University. She is also qualified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

She has provided consulting services for corporate, government, public and private education, and human services organizations throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, South America and the Middle East. Her areas of expertise are leadership and organizational development; diversity/sexual harassment awareness training; management development; interpersonal relations and communication; change management; team building; train-the-trainers programs; conflict resolution and mediation; and a wide range of professional development programs. She is a charter member of the Board of Governors of PRIME, a multicultural training and research group and is a Senior Associate for Tulin Diversiteam Associates, an internationally acclaimed diversity and sexual harassment consulting firm.

Frederick V. Bryant, Ph.D.

Frederick V. Bryant is an executive coach with an extensive background in organizational, group and individual change. Experienced as an internal and external consultant he brings 25 years experience in management consulting and leadership development to each coaching relationship. He works with the client to identify specific behaviors congruent with their success and address those challenges that detract from their effectiveness. His approach is data driven, 360º interviews, and other targeted surveys and assessment tools are used to inform the coaching process and create a developmental plan. Development plans are designed to align business strategy and client’s individual performance results.

Dr. Bryant holds an Ph.D. in Psycho-Educational-Processes a concentration in Organization Development/Behavior from Temple University and a Master’s of Human Services from Lincoln University. He is certified by the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland in Organizational Development and Design and Group Interventions.

Judith Katz, EdD.

Dr. Judith Kapustin Katz is a licensed psychologist with more than 25 years of experience working with individuals and organizations on leadership and transition issues. Her areas of interest include leadership, assessment for career development and transition, career and outplacement counseling, change management, and coaching to enhance effectiveness. She has consulted to management teams in health care, higher education, the profit and not for profit sectors.

Dr. Katz is currently Educational Consultant at Temple University School of Medicine and a core faculty member in several leadership development programs such as: ELAM (Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine), HERS Institutes (for Women in Higher Education Administration) at Bryn Mawr, Wellesley and the University of Denver, NELI, and the North Carolina leadership program for women in academic administration, BRIDGES. Her leadership roles include fourteen years as Director of Career Planning and Placement at Swarthmore College, and a handful of years as Dean of Students at Moore College of Art. Dr. Katz has authored professional articles and made numerous presentations in her areas of expertise. She received her AB in psychology from Temple University, her MA in psychology from the University of Michigan, and her doctoral degree in counseling from the University of Pennsylvania.

John Rice, M.Div., MBA

With over 25 years as Founder and Executive Director of the Metropolitan Career Center, a job training organization in Philadelphia, and ten years as a consultant with non-profit organizations, Mr. Rice is a practitioner of non-profit management, trained in the trenches. Mr. Rice has worked with organizations confronting the needs of special populations: Hispanic children with disabilities, Southeast Asian immigrants or African refugees finding their way in Philadelphia. He has worked with organizations confronting significant social issues: reducing the level of gun violence, increasing the income of working families, improving literacy and school achievement among the needy and offering greater access to good schools for African American children.

His work in these organizations is typically helping to frame a strategic plan, giving guidance on Board development, helping shape a fundraising campaign or designing a new pilot program. In seven out of ten of Mr.Rice’s client assignments, executive coaching is a prominent feature. Mr. Rice is a founder of the Philadelphia Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia, on the Board (and chair of the Development Committee) for Esperanza, Inc. and a trustee of the Samuel Fels Fund. Mr. Rice holds a Master’s Degree in Divinity from Union Theological Seminary (1967) in New York and a Master’s in Business Administration from Drexel University (1973).

Connie Rose, MBA

Connie Rose, Certified Professional Coach, is the owner of C. Rose Coaching which provides leadership and executive coaching services.  She partners with business people who want to move to the highest possible level in their current organization and still maintain a balanced and fulfilling life.  Her clients gain a new sense of clarity around what they want and how to get it.

Her client list includes companies in the pharmaceutical industry, government, telecommunications, banking and non-profit sectors.  She is also an executive coach in the Department of Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. 

Ms Rose has extensive experience in corporate America with several Fortune 500 companies.  Specifically, she spent more than ten years in Human Resources developing corporate policy, providing career counseling, leadership development, and managing recruiting events targeted at underrepresented groups.  Before that she spent an equal amount of time in sales and marketing positions. 

She previously served as VP-Education and Board Member for the Philadelphia Area Coaches Alliance. She is a member of the International Coach Federation.  She also served as Board President for Wings for Success, a non-profit organization that provides clothing, workshops and other support for women seeking to enter the workforce. 

Her academic background includes an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Ohio University, an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from LaSalle University in Philadelphia and completion of the University of Michigan Executive HR Program.  She received her coaching certification from the Academy of Coach Training in Seattle, Washington in 2002.

Sally Rosen, M.D.

Dr. Rosen provides career coaching and leadership development. She has extensive senior leadership experience in academic medicine and at the university level, including Career Coaching and Leadership. A board certified pathologist, Dr. Rosen received the M.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Following residency and fellowship training, she joined the faculty at Temple University School of Medicine, achieving the rank of Professor with Tenure. She served as Acting Chair of the Department of Pathology and had over 15 years of experience in various leadership positions in the Dean’s Office at Temple University School of Medicine, including Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, where her responsibilities included student affairs, medical education, continuing medical education, graduate programs and academic affiliations. She was instrumental in developing new dual degree programs, the Committee on the Status of Women Faculty, the Faculty Affairs Committee, and many professional development programs for faculty, residents, post doctoral fellows and students.

After a career in senior leadership at the Medical School, Dr. Rosen transitioned to the University, where she serves as Special Assistant, Office of the Provost, and Director of the Center for Women’s Health Research, Leadership and Advocacy, Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and Strategic Initiatives, Temple University. She has served as the Women’s Liaison Officer to the Association of American Medical Colleges for over 15 years. In 2006, Dr. Rosen was named the first ELAM (Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine) Senior Scholar, a position created to help advance research and other initiatives aimed at redressing the paucity of women leaders at the topmost levels of U.S. academic health centers.

Cheryl Vermey, Ph.D.

Through life and professional experience Dr. Cheryl Moen Vermey has honed the skills critical for effective coaching. With the listening and assessment skills of a nurse, the passion for learning and imparting new knowledge as a teacher, and the leadership, business savvy and strategic planning experience of an association executive and university dean, she is motivated by her desire to help others succeed. Dr. Vermey’s coaching credentials include:

  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), the Coaches Training Institute,
  • Graduate, CTI Leadership Program in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Certified Tilt 360 Coach (CTC) and a Preferred Leadership Coach on the Tilt 360 Network. 
  • Graduate, Center for Right Relationship, Organization & Relationship Systems Coach (ORSC).
  • Certified Coach, International Coach Federation (ICF).

Cheryl serves on the ICF Global Board of Directors (2010-2013), is vice president for 2011, and previously served on the ICF Research and Education Committee (2007-09).  She is also active in the Philadelphia Area Coaches Alliance (PACA), and has served on the Bylaws, Nominating and Program Committees and was Vice President of Professional Development on the Executive Board.

Prior to becoming an executive coach she spent more than twenty-five years as an educator and administrator in both academic and non-profit settings including West Chester University and campuses of Temple University. Dr. Vermey earned a Management and Leadership in Education (MLE) certificate from Harvard University as well as doctoral and master’s degrees from Temple University in adult and continuing education with an emphasis on organizational development.

Cheryl’s ability to recognize and cultivate strengths to initiate change is one of her greatest assets as a coach. She is a seasoned facilitator and uses experiential learning methods to deepen learning for sustained change. In both her formal positions and as a consultant to organizations, she focuses on leadership development and acceleration, strategic decision making, navigating change, program development, and team building.