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Robin Bichy
D. Robin Bichy, Partner

Robin is known for her outstanding presentation, communication and team building skills. She is effective in seeing business opportunities, and creating an engaged workforce aligned with the corporate mission and values driving results. She has developed and facilitated customized leadership workshops focused on coaching, delivering candid feedback, personal development, team effectiveness through strength building, delivering legendary customer service, and more.

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Ray Kniphuisen
Ray Kniphuisen, Partner

A former submariner, Ray started his career as a US Navy nuclear operator and nuclear prototype instructor. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management from The New School, a Master of Science degree in Management from Albertus Magnus College, and a Master of Art in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University. Most recently, Ray has been engaged in implementing Strategic Performance Management into the fabric of organizations as a Partner at Excelerated Leadership Partners. His dynamic and engaging approach results in significant and sustained organization improvements.

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Evan Offstein
Dr. Evan H. Offstein, Ph.D., SPHR, Partner

A former Military Intelligence Officer, Dr. Evan Offstein is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He earned a Master of Administration degree from Central Michigan University and a Doctorate in Business from Virginia Tech. Currently a member of the business management faculty at Frostburg State University, Dr. Offstein has managed and led corporate and non-profit organizations to include Corning Inc., Target Corporation, and the Virginia Military Institute.

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ELP Leader Coaches

Becky Arruda
Becky Arruda, Leadership Coach

Becky Arruda is a certified executive coach, bringing more than 20 years of HR leadership and experience with a Fortune 200 organization to the ELP team. While at Dominion Resources, one of our nation’s largest utilities, she earned a reputation as a thoughtful, strong leader capable of coaching and consulting at every level of the organization.

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Dan Brown
Dan Brown, ACC, Leadership Coach

Dan coaches individual leaders, teams and work groups within government agencies, non-profit organizations and private enterprise. He brings to ELP's financial-services clientele a strong background in bank regulation, enforcement and supervision. As former publisher of "The Bank President’s Letter and Bank Safety & Soundness Advisor", Dan has provided institutions with news, analysis and guidance to help them comply with FDIC, OCC, and Federal Reserve safety-and-soundness requirements.

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Libby Dishner
Libby Dishner, MLHR, ACC, Leadership Coach

Libby Dishner, MLHR, ACC, holds a master’s degree in Human Resources and is credentialed by the International Coach Federation. She is a sought-after leadership coach, human resources strategist, and speaker that helps people find success and happiness by reaching their full potential.

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Chris Dowell
Chris Dowell, Leadership Coach

Chris is an experienced executive coach, executive recruiter, and a former U.S. Navy Carrier pilot who brings more than 30 years of leadership and management experience to ELP. He specializes in leadership development of senior executives within organizational settings. His dynamic and systematic approach assists individual leaders and their broader leadership teams in identifying and removing barriers to success.

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Terry Ellis
Terry Ellis, Ph.D., Leadership Coach

Terry brings more than two decades of experience serving as a consultant, coach, strategy execution advisor, leader, business process improvement expert, facilitator, trainer, or project manager. Her systemic and dynamic approach in coaching leaders and teams integrates multiple perspectives including business strategy, organizational alignment, organizational psychology, systems thinking, process improvement, transformational change, change management, leadership effectiveness, organizational culture, and organizational/group dynamics.

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Marsha E. Friedman
Marsha E. Friedman, Leadership Coach

Marsha is passionate about leading individuals, teams, and organizations to their full potential. She helps leaders dramatically improve bottom line performance by bringing the organization’s vision and mission into focus and translating them into actionable steps.

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Chris Jones
Chris Jones, Leadership Coach

Chris is an accomplished and experienced executive coach and an expert in personal leadership development and goal setting. Through his introduction of training initiatives he enhanced the trajectory of such organizations as LexisNexis and the University of Dayton’s Center for Leadership and Executive Development. With a track record of delivering solid returns, Chris’s background centers on the training and development of a firm’s most vital resource—their customer service employees.

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Doug Moran
Doug Moran, Leadership Coach

Doug Moran brings more than 25 years of hands-on leadership experience to ELP. Since 2009, Doug has focused his attention on leadership development through executive coaching, consulting, training, and speaking. Doug has led organizations of all sizes, from a complex enterprise of more than 16,000 employees to small teams of individual contributors.

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Jack Risendal
Jack Risendal, Leadership Coach

Jack Risendal is an experienced HR professional and executive coach with over 36 years of experience in the utility industry. He has served in a variety of roles that includes director-Human Resources, director-Supply Chain Management, and director-Commercial Operations Training.

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