Executive Coaches & Program Leaders

Bill Bennett is a retired AT&T executive with thirty years experience in telecommunications. He has been coaching executives and their teams since 1997. Bill is a graduate of Coach University, a Master Certified Coach, and a Certified Professional Behavior and Values Analyst. He has co-designed and delivered leadership development programs with a variety of clients. Bill serves as the Chief Operations Officer of The McNeill Group. Bill resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.
SusanKlien Susan Klein has been coaching executives and leaders for over 25 years. She was one of the first 20 coaches in the world to be awarded the Master Certified Coach credential.  She delivers sustainable, high impact results with leading-edge methodologies. Susan specializes in leadership development, as well as training executives and managers in coaching skills – an essential leadership competency. She has an extensive background in sales and sales management, having worked in broadcasting and advertising as a sales executive and regional sales manager. Her coaching certifications include Life Planning, Emotional Intelligence, LEA 360, DISC, and Coaching Skills Training. Susan resides in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Jane Lawson’s  career as a Business and Executive Development Coach is a natural evolution of 25 years experience in sales, operations, marketing and management development. As CEO and owner of a $5,000,000 Corporate Travel Management company for over 14 of those years, she is intimately experienced in the multitude of challenges in the lives of people in leadership positions. In 1990, Jane sold her company and shifted her career path from developing business to developing people. Over the past 16 years, Jane has partnered with hundreds of entrepreneurs and executives who are committed to their own personal and professional success. Her focus is on behavioral coaching as it relates to personal and professional leadership while maximizing results for her clients and their organizations.

  • 2005, received Master’s Degree in Applied Behavioral Science with a track focus on Coaching and Organizational Development from the Leadership Institute of Seattle.
  • 1999, received Master Certified Coach Certificate from the International Coach Federation.
  • Graduate of Coach University.
  • Certified mentor and workshop leader for the Kairos Foundation, an international personal development training program.

Jane resides in The Woodlands, Texas.

Dan McNeill founded The McNeill Group in 1994 and has over 17 years experience as an executive coach and 21 years experience in sales & marketing and sales & marketing management. Dan is a Certified Master Coach and serves as CEO of The McNeill Group. Prior to forming TMG, Dan was co-founder and a principal of McNeill and Collins, a cultural transformation consulting company that worked with large organizations like AT&T, IBM, Florida Power & Light, Philadelphia Power & Light, Lucent Technologies and others. Dan’s own executive experience was with high-tech firms, both entrepreneurial ventures – in which he helped grow one company from $1 million to $60 million in sales in less than four years – and multi-billion dollar corporations. Dan was one of the pioneers of the then emerging field of Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CADCAM), including its application in engineering and construction firms. Dan completed a five year tour of duty in the United States Air Force, which included one year of electronics, radar and communication equipment training and four exciting years at Cape Kennedy. He received his BS in Mathematics, Philosophy, Business Administration and English from Regis University in Denver, Colorado and his Masters degree in Business Management from Florida State University’s School of Business. Dan is a Certified Coach in Life Planning (World Institute for Life Planning) and a Certified Master Coach (International Coaching Federation).Dan resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife, Brenda.

Coaching Partners

Michele Brown brings over 20 years of corporate experience in marketing and intellectual properties management to the coaching profession. She is a Certified Executive Coach and Professional Behavior and Values Analyst (DISC and PIAV). She serves on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Professional Coaches Association and is an active member and mentor of the Network of Executive Woman. Michele resides in Teaneck, New Jersey.
Nicholas Bauman brings to Executive Coaching a background in psychology, university teaching, organizational training and development and more than 25 years experience in international business management and leadership. Nicholas has proven experience growing small businesses, he has a multicultural perspective and is bilingual in Spanish and English. He is a graduate of both Coach University and Corporate Coach University. Nicholas resides in Washington D.C.
Scott Day has been an executive and business coach since 1999. He comes to The McNeill Group with nine years corporate management experience as a Division Manager with State Farm Insurance Company during his fifteen year career there before retiring. Scott currently coaches dental teams in creating profitable practices and in building an office environment where communication comes with ease. He has worked with Robbins Research International, a leader in human development, and is a Professional Behavior and Values Analyst (DISC and PIAV), and a TriMetrix Talent Systems Analyst. Scott has a B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin and a Law Degree from the University of Toledo. As a speaker, consultant and coach, Scott always gets the desired result. Scott resides in San Diego.
Gayla Doucet combines her extensive management, training, facilitation and talent assessment expertise to deliver insightful Executive Coaching. Her career in IT and talent management services includes industry giants IBM Canada, Adecco Employment Services (formerly Adia), and Target Training International Ltd. Gayla is a Coach University graduate and professionally certified by the International Coach Federation. Her credentials include: Certified Professional Behavioral and Values Analyst, TriMetrix Certified, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Qualified, NLP Practitioner, and Axiology Consultant in Good Standing with the Robert S. Hartman Institute. Gayla resides in Scottsdale AZ.

Michael Ehling is an executive coach who works with leaders for whom business-as-usual is simply no longer acceptable. Mike applies a balance of practical business know-how with deeper insights from many disciplines. Clients appreciate his ability to quickly understand them personally, as well as their business challenges, and his ability to help them put insights to immediate, practical use. Mike holds a B. S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and spent 12 years in enterprise-scale software consulting, sales, and marketing. He is a graduate of the corporate coaching program at Coach Inc. and has been coaching since 1999. He is a certified expert in the use of several business and leadership assessment tools. Mike is a frequent teacher, speaker, writer, reader, and singer. Originally from Burlington, Vermont, Mike lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons.

Michele Parrish is an executive coach and consultant who specializes in leadership and organizational development, culture, change management, relationships, and career management. As a leader and manager with 15 years of business experience in the high technology field, Michele has helped hundreds of individuals and teams break through barriers and achieve their goals. Michele holds two masters degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one in management and one in materials science engineering. She received her undergraduate degree in industrial engineering at the University of Michigan. Michele is a graduate of several corporate and community leadership programs and is the co-creator of the C.O.R.E. leadership model. Michele is certified in coaching by the International Coaching Federation and is a member of the Relationship Coaching Institute. Michele currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Ron Paxton has worked with executives, managers and teams for over 30 years, enhancing individual and team performance, establishing strategic goals and creating success strategies. As co-author of The Michelangelo Method: Release Your Inner Masterpiece and Create an Extraordinary Life(McGraw-Hill, Jan. 2007), Ron developed and uses principles derived from the life and works of this creative Renaissance master to help clients build on their strengths, to be more innovative, and to create passion for their work. Ron’s mission is to help executives, managers and teams get their “greatness” out and achieve extraordinary results in their careers.

  • B.S., Pratt Institute
  • M.S., New York University
  • Executive Coach – 10 years
  • Strategic Management Consultant – 20 years
  • Graduate, Coach U.

Ron resides in Milford, Delaware.

Patricia A. Thomas (Pat) achieved significant success as an executive with AT&T for 20 years, and retired as Regional Vice President for Consumer Services. Her coaching of executives and their organizations focuses on the technology of transformation. In addition to her work as a coach, Pat is a speaker, writes columns for business publications on business coaching topics, including the online magazine, shadesofwoman.com. Pat was named one of “The Best Coaches In America” by Sky Radio, and was interviewed for airline audiences worldwide. She has also received:

  • The New York City Council’s 2001 Pacesetter Award Woman of the Year 2000 Award from the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce
  • The Si, Se Puede Award from the National Puerto Rican Forum, and was inducted into
  • The 1997 YWCA Academy of Women Achievers

Pat resides in New York.


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