Meet our collective talent
The synergy created by the Collaborative Networks Team
Collaborative Networks International is a global executive coaching and leadership advisory firm. Mindy and the CNI Team harness the energy of decades of collective expertise to grow business performance and profitability through Executive, Team, Peer Coaching and Leadership Development services. We are especially passionate about growing the leadership potential of Millennials, as they are our future. We have deep expertise in the governmental, nonprofit and for profit sectors. These include the high-tech, Cleantech, manufacturing, life-sciences industries and professional firms that service them. Team capabilities include Collaborative Coaching 1-1, Team Coaching, Peer Coaching, Leadership development and WorkLife integration. Our passion is coaching millennnial talent to develop leadership skills. They are our future. Your success is our business.
Mindy L. Gewirtz, Ph.D, President and Founder
Mindy L. Gewirtz has 20+years external consulting experience as a leadership coach and organizational strategist—a choreographer of change from family-owned businesses to global corporations in high-tech, life sciences, manufacturing, professional service firms, government and the not for profit sector. She leads her company collaboratively and has demonstrated success leading teams in complex engagements to drive business performance. Mindy continues to actively coach, publish, present and conduct research.
Governmental agencies include the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Teachers Retirement System of New York City. Nonprofits include Mitre Corporation, Riverdale Senior Services and Home Harvest, and the Jewish Comunity Center of Greater Coney Island. For profit clients include Citigroup, EMC, Bristol Myer Squibb, Evergreen Solar, Malden Mills and professional service firms such as Palmer & Dodge and Goulston & Storrs have engaged Mindy to conduct interventions including large scale organizational change and connectivity, leadership development, project leadership and executive effectiveness. Currently, she is Presidential Advisor to ATCC, (American Type Culture Collection) a global biological resource center.
Prior to her executive coaching and onsulting business, Mindy’s career included serving as an educator, clinician and leadership team executive at not-for- profits.
Mindy earned her Ph.D. at Boston University. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa and a graduate of Brooklyn College, she is also a Board Certified Diplomate in Psychotherapy, and a Certified Coach. Sample publications include the co-authored book chapters: Network Weaving OD Strategies in 24/7 Cultures, which appears in Workplace Temporalities, published by Elsevier, 2007 and Sustaining Top Leadership Teams, in The Collaborative Systems Field Book: Jossey/Bass, 2003. People Power was published in the UK journal IMIS (Institute of Management Information Systems), 2004. Mindy invites your dialogue on her latest research and other publications. She can be reached by email here
Collaborative Networks Team
Deborah Heller, Ph.D.
For more than thirty years, Deborah has helped small and large organizations in almost every sector including for profit and not for profit organizations make the necessary changes and connections to be competitive in today’s market. Deborah Heller focuses on strategic and operational issues confronting leaders in competitive environments and guides clients to collaborations and alliances to generate effective strategies. She has particular interests in strategy, leadership, change and group dynamics and has facilitated small and large groups at all levels of organizations. She is an experienced public speaker and author of several books and articles.
Prior to beginning her consulting firm in 1982, Deborah was the Director of Ambulatory Services for the Department of Psychiatry at The Cambridge Hospital and was a Lecturer in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Deborah is a founder of the New England Women’s Fund and past Chair of the Board of Directors, past Chair of the Fenway Health Center Board of Directors and past Chair of Development for The Boston Club, and the past Vice-Chair for Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology. She received The Boston Club’s President’s Award. She is a graduate of Smith College and received her masters and doctorate from Boston College.
Client list available on request.
Principal and owner of Guided Insights, Nancy helps geographically dispersed organizations achieve exceptional results within a surprisingly short time. A skilled cross-cultural communicator and seasoned facilitator, Nancy has helped a wide range of global organizations to strengthen communications among virtual teams, especially those where cultural differences may act as barriers.
Nancy plans and runs high-impact working sessions, applying the best combination of methods, tools, and techniques for each unique client situation. Nancy also provides training and coaching in several areas, including facilitation skills, intercultural communications, remote team leadership, and change management. Nancy is an active member of the International Association of Facilitators, the Boston Facilitators’ Roundtable, and the American Society for Training and Development.
Founder of Mohr Collaborative, Glen Mohr is an expert on organizational learning for innovation. He leads high-profile innovation programs for Fortune 50 clients, engaging global teams of young executives in turning ideas into practical, customer-facing solutions and achieving consistently extraordinary financial returns from the resulting new products and services. He holds a Masters from Harvard with a concentration in Technology in Education and a BS in Architecture from the University of Virginia.
Prior to starting Mohr Collaborative, Glen was President of The Otter Group where he ran the Global Markets Innovation Program for Merrill Lynch as well as developing numerous e-learning, communications and collaborations projects. The company was a leader in integrating collaborative and Web 2.0 technologies into learning and innovation programs for such corporate and higher education clients as Harvard University, MIT, CDM and Sutter Health.
Glen has extensive experience in media production including six years at the Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Telecommunications where he developed innovative and successful models for technology-enhanced collaborative learning and produced over 200 live television programs while guiding scores of cultural, scientific, and educational institutions in their first forays into distance learning. Glen also served as product and syndication manager for HighWired.com, a provider of web-based publishing tools.
He has published and presented about collaborative technologies and innovation, including a chapter on building community and collaboration with blogs in Collaborate for Success: Breakthrough Strategies for Engaging Physicians, Nurses and Hospital Executives