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TIERNEY Coaching & Consulting, Inc. is a virtual company. Our consultants / life coaches live and work all over the world. We are a powerful team of experienced professionals with multi-layered skill sets to serve your needs.

 

Lisa Tierney, CLSC

Lisa Tierney, CLSC

Lisa Tierney became a certified life strategies coach the same year as she launched TIERNEY Coaching & Consulting, Inc. (2009).  “I was rather terrified of starting my own business.  It was in the middle of the recession and I was raised to value being employed by company, working hard to get promotions and save money in a 401(k).   That year I challenged everything and it was coaching training that gave me the courage and focus that I needed to bring to all together.  Becoming a life coach was enormously empowering for me and I knew that it would be the value add that my company could offer our accounting clients.”  Coaching has proven to be the key and it’s what makes our firm stand out from our competition.

Specifically, I work as a change agent by using a process that is called brain hemispheric integration.  “You see, every interaction is experienced by both sides of the brain but, most likely, one side’s stores of that information is more dominant than the other.  When we can re-experience that event from the other side of the brain, this offers us a congruent perspective – one that embraces both sides of our brain.  In this way, we understand motivation behind behavior, resolve conflict, see ourselves differently, and are able to remove the obstacles that keep us from CHANGE:  start doing something differently, stop a pattern of behavior that doesn’t serve us or implement new strategies around behavior around us,” explains Lisa.

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Cheryl Oribabor, MBA, CHLC 

Cheryl is a certified holistic life coach with over ten years of experience working with accountants.  She is also happily married to one.  Cheryl was employed as a Marketing Director by several regional and/or national CPA firms on the east coast of the U.S.  She is a very talented and creative marketing professional with a proven track record of implementing new programs and projects by utilizing a strategic approach.  As a coach, she is able to inspire her clients to achieve more than they ever thought possible.  “CPAs are really entrepreneurs – and that requires bravery and independence – along with maintaining technical knowledge around ever-changing accounting rules and regulations.  A coach can help you see the big picture and challenge you to go beyond what you think you’re capable of.”

A Senior Marketing Consultant & Life Coach, Cheryl helps develop practical marketing plans. Clients partnering with Cheryl benefit from her supportive and assertive approach, learning how to market yourself in a way that works for you and your business. Her strength is in providing strategic insight to help you grow your business and do more of what you love.  The accountants that work with Cheryl consistently increase their visibility and uncover their value proposition resulting in increased revenue.

James PersingJim Persing, JD, CPCC, PCC

Jim is an attorney and a professional certified coach with over twenty years of experience assisting accounting and legal professionals (at both large regional firms and solo practitioners).  He is dedicated to helping those he works with to reach their professional potential and personal satisfaction.  His personal experience as a professional services provider, while an attorney, gives him a personal understanding of what our accountant clients experience each and every day.

As a coach, Jim assists his clients in pragmatic and powerful ways. One of Jim’s strongest focus areas is helping accountants achieve their goals, either through a re-dedication to their existing work or in a transition to a new focus area within their current practice.  Jim facilitates rejuvenated focus and revenue generation for his accountant clients. He also has experience in wellness and health coaching, and has helped professionals reach their full mental and physical potential.  As a trusted and dedicated ally, you can always count on Jim’s full attention and support as he assist you to fine-tune or re-think the way you can contribute to the growth of your firm.

“My greatest satisfaction comes from helping accounting professionals introduce change that genuinely benefits them and the colleagues around them and alters an outdated or unreliable process,” Jim says.

DenasmDena Lefkowitz, ACC

Dena brings unique insights, intuition, perceptions and guidance to accounting professionals because she can offer pertinent life experience along with effective coaching.  Dana has served as a professional services provider herself, having worked as an attorney for more than 20 years.  As such, she understands the complex climate of a multi-partner professional services firm.  Dena’s accomplishments cover a range of specific skills that promote marketing and business development initiatives for our CPA firms – including strategic planning, niche-focused marketing, problem solving, developing resources, creating alliances, fostering team work, increasing productivity, managing substantial workloads, meeting deadlines and ensuring accountability.

She works with her clients to set goals, design actions, measure outcomes and facilitate accountability.  She is both funny and insightful and has a wide and diverse skill set and understanding of the human condition.  She is an associate certified coach through the International Coach Federation.

Dena says,  “I believe that an important component of coaching is working with the whole client (the physical, mental, intellectual, emotional and spiritual components) and, while some behaviors and beliefs may be challenged, the client’s essential nature will be nurtured and encouraged.”

RosyRosy Elliott, PCC, MSed

Rosy is a certified professional coach through the International Coach Federation and has 10 years of experience in providing leadership coaching for professional services providers, government agencies, and organizations who specialize in performing arts.  Rosy is best-known for coaching leaders and organizations to identify their unique spark, align with their purpose and commit to their potential. Her style is engaging, fun, challenging and inspiring.  She is a co-creator of TIERNEY’s Emerging Leadership Development program which was designed specifically for CPA professionals.  She is passionate about human potential and the magic that can happen when groups of people are firing on all cylinders.

“Adaptation, innovation, collaboration and embodied leadership are the pillars of success. Collaboration is at the core of great leadership and it’s at the core of the work we do. We work closely with your professionals to create an effective program that meets where the CPA firm is now and launches it to the next level,” says Rosy.

Furman_medKay Furman, MA, LPC, CPCC

Kay is a licensed psychotherapist and a certified life coach. Kay specializes in leadership training with teams and individuals to cultivate emotional intelligence, clear communication, and greater alignment among team members. She is a co-creator of TIERNEY’s Emerging Leadership Development program which was designed specifically for CPA professionals.  She brings an enthusiasm and compelling vision to her work and her energy and collaborative approach brings fresh and innovative perspectives.

Kay’s leadership and team training has spanned many arenas over 15 years including education, where she has trained faculty to incorporate social and emotional intelligence into mainstream academic curricula.  She has brought personal leadership development training to large and small professional service providers and has also served as an adjunct professor at Naropa University where she lives in Boulder, Colorado.  “I am passionate about developing leadership within,” says Kay.

HahnumJean Hanham, MBA, ACC

Jean is a certified professional coach and a business development, marketing & leadership consultant with 20 years of professional experience.  She has extraordinary talent for inspiring and supporting CPA professionals in the discovery of a perfect blend of talents, interests and aspirations enabling accountants to make necessary changes to achieve desired goals.

She is a trained Certified Professional Co-active Coach from the highly acclaimed Coaches Training Institute and a member of the International Coach Federation. Whether coaching, facilitating or public speaking, Jean’s engaging communication style, her ability to deeply connect with others and her infectious positive energy create a dynamic safe space for candor, discovery and growth.

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Individual coaching sessions are conducted via telephone as we have discovered that, since your journey is a powerful one and requires deep introspection, it’s more effective when we remain just a little voice in your ear.  Of course, we will come to your location to host a training, facilitate a retreat – or let you take us to dinner once in awhile!