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ELP Partners

Robin Bichy
D. Robin Bichy, Partner

Robin Bichy is one of the original founders and partners of Excelerated Leadership Partners (ELP). Robin is a graduate of William & Mary and holds an MBA from George Washington University. Lauded throughout many of our nation’s top industries, Robin is renown as an expert leadership coach, brilliant facilitator, and master organizational development (OD) specialist.

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Ray Kniphuisen
Ray Kniphuisen, Partner

Ray Kniphuisen is one of the original founders and partners of Excelerated Leadership Partners (ELP). Ray earned his undergraduate degree from The New School and obtained graduate degrees from both Ablertus Magnus College and also from Fielding Graduate University. All of Ray’s degrees focus on Human Resources, Management & Leadership, and/or Organizational Systems and Design.

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

Evan Offstein is one of the original founders and partners of Excelerated Leadership Partners (ELP). Evan is a graduate of West Point and later earned his doctorate in business from Virginia Tech. Evan also is a full professor of business management at the AACSB accredited business school at Frostburg State University, which is the largest Maryland university west of Baltimore.

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ELP Leader Coaches

Becky Arruda
Becky Arruda, Leadership Coach

Becky is an Executive/Leadership Coach and OD Specialist for ELP. Becky’s a graduate from the University of Central Florida and also earned her MBA from Florida Atlantic University. We’re proud that she’s on the ELP team, as she’s also a Certified Executive Coach (CEC) from an ICF accredited program.

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Dan Brown
Dan Brown, ACC, Leadership Coach

Dan is an Executive/Leadership Coach and OD Specialist for ELP. Dan earned his degree from the University of Maryland. He’s exceptionally well credentialed in the leadership arena evidenced by his Associate Certified Coaching (ACC) status with the International Coach Federation (ICF). Of particular note, he earned his coaching qualifications through Georgetown’s prestigious coaching program.

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Libby Dishner
Libby Dishner, MLHR, ACC, Leadership Coach

Libby is an Executive/Leadership Coach and OD Specialist for ELP. Libby holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University. She also earned her graduate degree in Human Resources from the widely acclaimed Fisher College of Business also at Ohio State. Moreover, Libby earned her Associate Coaching Certification (ACC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF).

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Chris Dowell
Chris Dowell, Leadership Coach

Chris is an Executive/Leadership Coach and OD Specialist for ELP. His education, by almost any standard, is impressive. Chris earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and followed that up with an MBA from Webster University. Fluent in French, Chris also earned a graduate degree from the French Postgraduate Naval War College.

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Marsha E. Friedman
Marsha E. Friedman, Leadership Coach

Marsha is an Executive/Leadership Coach and OD Specialist for ELP. Marsha came to ELP with a graduate degree in Organizational Leadership from Fort Hays State University and an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Also in her quiver are certifications in Myers Briggs, that of Master Trainer, and Grant Proposal Writing.

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Chris Jones
Chris Jones, Leadership Coach

Chris is an Executive/Leadership Coach and OD Specialist for ELP. Chris holds a B.A. degree from Wright State University in the field of Organizational Communication. He also earned his Professional Writing certificate, also from Wright State University.

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Doug Moran
Doug Moran, Leadership Coach

Doug is an Executive/Leadership Coach and OD Specialist for ELP. Doug earned his B.S. degree from James Madison University. He also earned the coveted Associate Coaching Certification (ACC) from the International Coach Federation (ICF). Doug is also a graduate of the prestigious coaching program offered at Georgetown University.

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Jack Risendal
Jack Risendal, Leadership Coach

Jack is an Executive/Leadership Coach and OD Specialist for ELP. Jack graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Finance and followed that up with an MBA from George Washington University. He is also certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt and was awarded a certificate in Employee Relations and Law from the prestigious Institute for Applied Management and Law.

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