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Jay M. Seiff-Haron, MBA, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist and Certified EFT Couples Therapist specializing in the personal or professional challenges facing bicultural individuals and families. As an executive coach, he trains colleagues and corporate executives in leadership and communications skill-building; as a psychologist, Jay also works with young children who have experienced separations from loved ones or traumas in San Francisco.
A member of the National Training Labs Institute (NTL) with advanced standing in the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) Facilitator Network, Jay co-leads professional development groups at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, has coached MBA-track professionals at Management Leadership for Tomorrow as well as parents and children going through divorce at Kids Turn, and guest lectured at USF, Sonoma State University, WCAN (Women of Color Action Network), SEEDS Community Resolution Center, Argosy University, San Francisco TalkLine and Sofia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.) Dr. Seiff-Haron holds a doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology, an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from Yale University. Jay is Executive Director of Cross-Cultural Communications, Inc. a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to enhancing possibilities for teamwork and value in multicultural settings.
Freeman Barnes has worked as a senior consultant and facilitator of Diversity programs for over 25 years. He is co-founder and President of Financial & Management Systems LTD., a coaching, consulting and training organization. Mr. Barnes has developed, and facilitated skills training programs in more than 10 African countries and 3 Middle Eastern countries. One of his most successful training interventions was a training-of-trainers program for a West African nation, where he and a colleague trained 190 local women and men who then delivered that training to over 30,000 of their countrymen in a three year period.
Mr. Barnes received a B.A. from Kentucky State, is an adjunct faculty member at Alliant International University's Presidio World College, and has served as a guest facilitator/presenter at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), Sonoma State University and the Wright Institute. Mr. Barnes a member of the Stanford Facilitator Network, a former Director at National Training Labs Institute (NTL) , and a Director of Cross-Cultural Communications, Inc.
Judith Noel has degrees in Education, Counseling Psychology, and Organizational Behavior. She has expertise in organization culture change, leadership development, diversity, work redesign efforts, quality improvement processes and building high performance cross-functional teams.
Ms. Noel coaches senior executives in Fortune 100 companies in numerous industries. Her 32 year old consulting firm, the Seapoint Consulting Corporation, specializes in organizational change and executive development. She has co-led and mentored several 3-year collaboratives about women's leadership, is the founder of the LUNA Institute for Women's Leadership and Learning,and has held teaching positions at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire, and at Sonoma State and Georgetown.
Ms. Noel qualifies practitioners in the MBTI through Otto Kroeger Associates, is a guest trainer at the Stanford Facilitator Network at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), is a current Director at National Training Labs Institute (NTL) and also a Director at Cross-Cultural Communications, Inc.
Jana Basili is an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law where she teaches experiential courses in Communication, Negotiation and Mediation Skills, and a professional facilitator serving Stanford University in several capacities since 2003. Her engagements at Stanford include co-leading the Interpersonal Dynamics for High Performance Executives experience for the GSB Executive Education Program, Interpersonal Dynamics for the Graduate Schools of Business, Law, Medicine and Education, running support groups for the GSB's Women in Management Program, and training facilitators for Stanford's I-LEAD program. A member of the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science, Jana teaches Diversity, Communication and Relationship skills for Cross Cultural Communications, Inc., SEEDS Community Mediation Center in Berkeley, and other Bay Area non-profit organizations.
Mary Ann Huckabay, Ph.D., MFT, is a lecturer in Organizational Behavior at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Adjunct Faculty at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. A member of National Training Labs (NTL), she is the Director of the Stanford Group Facilitation Training Program and the Women in Management Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She maintains a private practice in clinical and organizational consultation to individuals, couples, groups, and organizations, specializing in issues of interpersonal power and effectiveness.
In the past, she has held Adjunct Faculty positions at the California School of Professional Psychology, John F. Kennedy University and the American University/National Training Labs Institute. Dr. Huckabay has a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve, an M.S. from San Francisco State University and a B.A. from Stanford University.
George Soto, M.Ed. is an international Executive Coach to leaders needing to collaborate cross-culturally, utilizing technology and social systems in today's demanding global environment.
A Vietnam veteran, George is particularly adept in managing the shifts in cultures and boundaries as organizations engage in their day-to-day activities. A long-time member of National Training Labs Institute (NTL), George has deep experience in most aspects of M&A, leadership in start-ups, international culture integration, leadership and management development, and front line supervision.
Recently, he has trained NTL's foundational week-long Human Interaction Laboratory as well as Consultation Skills and Interpersonal Skills for Leadership Success. George holds an M.Ed, M.A. and B.A. from Columbia University.
Dorothy M. Tucker, Ph.D. has been repeatedly honored for her work with LAPD by the City of Los Angeles. She is a past President of the California Psychological Association, the California Board of Psychology, the Foundation of the State Bar of California and of the National Conference of Bar Foundations. She is Consulting Faculty, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center and an Organizational Psychologist for the LAPD, was founding director of a CBO providing mental health services to underserved populations, and consults on race, gender, police psychology, cross cultural psychotherapy/evaluation, workforce diversity, forensic psychology, custody, access/fairness in psychology, law and the judiciary.
A former Director at National Training Labs Institute (NTL), Dr. Tucker has been honored by the California state legislature for leadership and advocacy of the underserved and under-represented in psychology. Dr. Tucker holds doctorates from Ohio State University and the California School of Professional Psychology (Los Angeles).
Hizam Mohamad is an internal consultant overseeing corporate branding for McKesson, a US-based pharmaceutical distributor with revenues over $120 billion. Singaporean by birth, Hizam now resides in San Francisco; past clients include the PM's Office of Singapore, Macy's, Banana Republic, Sony, Microsoft, Autodesk, Williams-Sonoma, Nordstroms and others. Several of his designs are included in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Hizam is a Director of the Board of Cross-Cultural Communications Inc, the sponsoring organization of the Effective Influence Conferences. He has been honored with the Uniquely Singapore Talent award by the Singapore-American Business Association, and is a veteran alumnus of six experiential and cultural trainings through the Stanford Graduate School of Business Interpersonal Dynamics Group Facilitation Program and through Cross-Cultural Communications. He holds a BFA from California College of the Arts and a diploma from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
Judith Cohen has almost 30 years of experience as a leadership coach, facilitator, psychotherapist and trainer. She is a trainer-of-trainers in the skills of listening, interpersonal communication and personal growth. Whether she is training graduate students at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) or training coaches at CTI (The Coaches Training Institute), she is constantly listening to the messages that people wish to convey via their language, somatics and attitude in order to help them to achieve a more desired life.
A Master Coach via the International Coaching Federation, Judy is the founder and Principal of The Opportunity Game, an experiential model which promotes resilience, creativity and community. Born of out her own personal and professional experience of working with people who survived traumatic life events, The Opportunity Game trains people to see their challenging situations in new and powerful ways. Useful in both personal and professional settings The Opportunity Game model assists people to do the work of reframing their situations and transforms loss, and personal and professional obstacles into catapults to success.
Nirit Hazan, MS, is a senior facilitator for several courses and programs taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), notably High Performance Leadership, Women in Management and Interpersonal Dynamics. As a cross-cultural coach at O Partners, Nirit designs experiential trainings and leadership development courses. Ms. Hazan co-founded Dialogue Circles, a series of group-based personal growth platforms for Israeli women in California.
Ms. Hazan has over 20 years of experience as a teacher and coach of communication skills in both community and corporate environments, and as a clinical social worker with Palestinian and Jewish families, teens and children facing extreme life challenges in Israel. Ms. Hazan holds an MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from San Jose State University, and a BA in Social Work from Tel Aviv University.