About Us

Jan Gelman + Associates is a global leadership development company dedicated to building healthy and successful leaders, teams, and organizations.

Our team brings expertise in leadership and organizational development, experience as leaders ourselves, and perspective with our Whole Health Leadership lens, to help our clients get exceptional results personally and professionally. We work with companies around the world, and have team members based in the United States, Australia, Rwanda, India, and Canada.

Our clients are CEOs and C-suite executives, high performing leaders, and Human Resources, Organizational Development, Culture, and People Officers. They are thought leaders, learners, and influencers who are making a positive difference with confidence, courage, and conviction.

Meet the Team

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Jan Gelman

CEO and Founder
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Jan Gelman

CEO and Founder

CEO and Founder (MA, Professional Certified Coach)

Jan helps global leaders make choices that will bring them greater success. As an executive coach, facilitator, program designer, and applied behavioral scientist, Jan works worldwide with companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Adobe, Facebook, Time Inc., Tom Douglas Restaurants, and Cambia Health Solutions. Her passion is to help people excel as leaders, find fulfillment in their work, and lead happier, healthier lives. Combining her 20 years of experience as a senior leader in business, technology, and media with more than 15 years of leadership development, Jan helps clients navigate complex demands. She has written for New York Magazine, MSN, and MSNBC, and published eight books for young adults. Jan is based in the United States.

Giving back: Jan is currently focused on helping vulnerable children in Rwanda and stopping elephant poaching in Zimbabwe.

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Stacey Sargent

Facilitator, Designer, Coach, Speaker, Author
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Stacey Sargent

Facilitator, Designer, Coach, Speaker, Author

Facilitator, Designer, Coach, Speaker, Author (MA)

An inspiring, energetic, and authentic facilitator, coach, program designer, and speaker, Stacey has a passion for helping individuals, leaders, and teams grow and develop in ways that bring meaningful success. She brings directness, in-the-trenches experience, a sense of humor, and a focus on results to every interaction. Clients have included Microsoft, Amazon, Groupon, Blizzard Entertainment, Time Inc., and Expedia. She is skilled in designing and facilitating experiential and interactive programs that result in greater application. She has a BA in Business, a MA in Applied Behavioral Science, and is the author of Inner Critic, Inner Success: Claiming Your Own Success While Taming the Critic. Stacey is based in the United States.

Giving back: Stacey focuses on homelessness, animal care, and mental health causes.

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Erin Lockhart O’Connell

Facilitator, Consultant, Executive Coach
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Erin Lockhart O’Connell

Facilitator, Consultant, Executive Coach

Facilitator, Consultant, Executive Coach (Ph.D., Professional Certified Coach)

Erin pairs clear thinking, fierce determination, and humor with her broad knowledge of organization effectiveness to get results. She is a recognized consultant and facilitator, effective in aligning business strategy with practical solutions and change management methods to accelerate performance. Erin coaches her clients to challenge their perspective and capitalize on the diversity everyone brings to collaborations. She brings more than 25 years of experience consulting to and holding leadership positions within both the public and private sector, including Microsoft, Expedia, Accenture, and AirForce. Erin is based in the United States.

Giving back: Erin volunteers in Girl Scouts to help girls build confidence and embrace their innate leadership strengths.

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Shabari Madappa

Leadership Facilitator, OD Consultant, Executive Coach
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Shabari Madappa

Leadership Facilitator, OD Consultant, Executive Coach

Leadership Facilitator, OD Consultant, Executive Coach (MA, Professional Certified Coach)

With over 28 years of corporate experience, Shabari works extensively with leaders across different cultures (India, SE Asia, Australia, UK, USA), and industries. Her learning sessions help individual leaders and groups enhance human sensitivity, potential and learning agility. As a coach, she helps senior leaders derive insights about their unique strengths and blind spots with a mix of 360-degree feedback and psychometric instruments. Several learning journeys are for women leaders and offered as a mix of training and coaching sessions. Some of her clients are from Adobe, Bajaj Auto Ltd, Ensono, Groupon, Myntra, Rijk Zwaan, Texas Instruments, UiPath, Unilever. Shabari is based in India.

Giving back: For several years, she has been passionate about educating the girl child in India and contributes to various causes monetarily and through pro-bono work in this area.

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Jim Boneau

Executive Coach, Master Facilitator, Author
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Jim Boneau

Executive Coach, Master Facilitator, Author

Executive Coach, Master Facilitator, Author (MA, Certified Coach)

Jim is an internationally recognized executive coach and facilitator of leadership and organizational development workshops. Leaders and teams who work with him strengthen their ability to effectively communicate strategy, build bonds of trust, and live the organization’s values and vision. Jim’s approach challenges leaders to renew their individual leadership beliefs and engage in meaningful dialog to turn those beliefs into action. His clients include Microsoft, General Electric, Corning, The Mayo Clinic, American Association of Corporate Council and Unity Technologies, among others. Jim is author of the book, The Rumble Zone, Leadership Strategies in the Rough & Tumble of Change. Jim is based in the United States.

Giving Back: Jim is committed to community development, leading diversity conversations and facilitating community building music events.

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Suzi Skinner

Leadership Scientist, Executive Coach, Author
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Suzi Skinner

Leadership Scientist, Executive Coach, Author

Leadership Scientist, Executive Coach, Author (MSc, PhD Candidate, Master Certified Coach)

Suzi is a published author, international leadership practitioner, global executive coach, and popular presenter. Her executive coaching approach combines the proven evidence base of coaching with fresh research perspectives on tapping into the leader identity and leadership potential of every individual. Suzi coaches and facilitates at executive and board level in leading organizations including Microsoft, Cisco, Expedia, Dell, and Kimberly-Clark. Her book, “Build Your Leader Identity: A Practical Guide to Leading Authentically from Any Position,” has sold thousands of copies. Suzi is a Harnisch Scholar with her research published in a peer reviewed academic journal. She is currently completing a PhD exploring the role of life experience in leader self-efficacy. Suzi is based in Australia.

Giving back: Suzi is a passionate advocate for advances in curing cancer and is an active supporter of the pioneering work of EnGeneIC Cancer Research Foundation.

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Randy Pomeroy

Executive Coach, Master Facilitator
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Randy Pomeroy

Executive Coach, Master Facilitator

Executive Coach, Master Facilitator (MA, Professional Certified Coach)

Randy is skilled and experienced in supporting and challenging leaders and their teams to reach top aspirations. He is an expert leadership coach and facilitator with more than 25 years of experience working with high performance individuals, teams, and organizations. He has extensive training and practice in experiential education, helping clients to illustrate and embody key principles in effective leadership, followership, and teamwork. Randy works with leaders from all over the world in Fortune 500 companies, as well as not for profits, higher education, and startups in a range of industries including high tech, energy, entertainment, and healthcare. Randy is based in the United States.

Giving back: Randy is passionate about community, adventure, nature, culture, and connection. He is regularly involved in building community through world music.

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Teri Citterman

Executive Performance Coach, Author
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Teri Citterman

Executive Performance Coach, Author

Executive Performance Coach, Author (Certified Coach)

Teri works with CEOs and senior executives to expand their impact through their executive presence, power, and influence. She draws on 20 years of experience advising leaders on internal and external communications and strategic thought leadership. Her clients lead companies such as Alaska Airlines, Lockheed Martin, DocuSign, WeWork, University of Washington Medicine, Holland America, Bill & Melinda Gates Investments, and Microsoft. Teri is a member of the Forbes National Coaches Council and author of From the CEO’s Perspective. She is based in the United States.

Giving back: Teri serves on the boards of the Holocaust Center for Humanity and One Love.

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Jeremy Solomons

Global Leadership Consultant
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Jeremy Solomons

Global Leadership Consultant

Global Leadership Consultant (MA Oxon, Associate Certified Coach)

Jeremy coaches current and future leaders around the world from his base in Kigali, Rwanda. He also consults, designs curriculum, facilitates, trains, and writes on: Career/Life Planning; Difficult Conversations; Equitable Feedback; Gender Dynamics; Inclusive Leadership; Team Synergy; and Virtual/Distance Communication. In the past, he has been a full-time banker, educator, and foreign correspondent in six global organizations, including Reuters News Agency and the World Bank. After being born and raised in the UK, Rwanda is the eighth country he has lived in for an extended time. He is fluent in four languages.

Giving back: Jeremy’s focus for the last 25 years has been on the safety of women and children from gender-based violence and sexual abuse.

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Susanne Biro

Master Coach, Consultant
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Susanne Biro

Master Coach, Consultant

Master Coach, Consultant (MA, Professional Certified Coach)

Susanne is a coach to C-suite and executive level leaders worldwide. She is also a master facilitator, program designer, Forbes and CEO Magazine contributor, author, and a TEDx and keynote speaker. For close to two decades, Susanne has worked internationally with senior-level leaders in some of the world’s best companies. Whether coaching one-on-one or authoring, designing, and delivering leadership programs, her passion is the same: to help leaders reach their next level. Clients have included the Mayo Clinic, General Electric, American Airlines, Bay Federal Credit Union, American Express, and Genentech. Susanne is based in Canada.

Giving back: Susanne supports Amnesty International and is on the Advisory Board of Vegan Leaders in Corporate Management.

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M. Humphreys

Business Manager
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M. Humphreys

Business Manager

Business Manager

M is a business manager, bookkeeper, and photographer. Her professional life is rooted in two different areas: behind the lens, exploring the craft of photography, and behind the scenes, accounting. Blessed with a keen eye and attention to detail, she directed accounting and project management for a successful upscale design firm for over a decade and subsequently worked for a top landscape architecture firm. She currently manages accounts for executive coaches, general contractors, property management, event coordinators, real estate developers, and more. With over 25 years of experience, she navigates with confidence and accuracy to put her client’s minds at ease and is a great team player with vendors and subcontractors. She is based in the United States.

Giving back: M is an active supporter of Alzheimer’s Research, is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), and aims to volunteer in Africa.

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Lily Vasquez Brown

Executive Assistant
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Lily Vasquez Brown

Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant

Drawing on her passion for creating collaborative spaces, successful teams, and joyful individuals, Lily is creating her own major as an undergraduate student at Western Washington University. Her focus is business development, merging organizational leadership with diversity and inclusion through sustainable practice. Lily’s leadership journey began young, speaking on panels and receiving varsity letters in swimming, lacrosse, and rugby in high school. She combined her interest in entrepreneurship and public speaking through acting on PBS’s Emmy Award winning show BizKids. Lily approaches leadership holistically, focusing on aspects of individual development as well as diversity and inclusion. She is passionate about helping organizations support their employees, so employees can better support their organizations. She is based in the United States.

Giving back: Lily is passionate about teaching kids leadership and self-advocacy through sports. She has served as a soccer, lacrosse, sailing, and rugby coach for various organizations across Seattle.

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