When women ascend to leadership positions, the collective only gets stronger.
We are a team of organizational leaders, PhDs, and leadership consultants with rich, real-life experience. We are passionate and committed about guiding organizations to maximize their female talent so they reach their fullest potential –– crushing that proverbial glass ceiling.
We created Her New Standard to set a new norm for women leaders –– to help them rise up in today’s competitive world and make their mark. We understand organizational systems, cultural dynamics and women. Our work stimulates change that leads to breaking through barriers so women can create their own new standard.
ELLEN KEITHLINE BYRNE, PhD
Ellen is an executive coach, social scientist and leader who develops people to be mindful, courageous and innovative so they can thrive in their roles. She believes with guidance, individuals and teams become more aware of how their thoughts, feelings and behaviors influence their outcomes. Ellen holds a doctorate in Organizational Development and Change and has over 18 years of experience working both on a global learning and development team, and as a consultant servicing Fortune 500 companies like Morgan Stanley, Walmart and Microsoft, smaller firms, and non-profits including Save the Children. Ellen is a contributing author to Harvard Business Review, Forbes and Mindful.org.
KAREN KIRCHNER, MS, PCC
Karen Kirchner, MS, CPCC is an executive coach who challenges and supports women to amplify their voices and increase their impact. She has a 20-year track record of catapulting clients to greater levels of leadership effectiveness. Her years of HR at Citigroup and Reader’s Digest provide a business-savvy perspective, which combines powerfully with her optimism around people’s potential for change. Karen’s unique blend of intelligence, insight and creativity has made her a trusted partner to an impressive list of organizations, from Fortune 500 companies like Aetna to technology start-ups like Datto. Executives report that working with Karen helps them to elevate their presence and make better decisions, resulting in enhanced reputation and results.
DENISE D'AGOSTINO, CEC
Denise, CEC, HR Leader and Executive Coach brings practical approaches and a high level of energy enabling leaders, teams and organizations to perform and deliver. Her 25 years of real-world experience as the Head of HR for both Bayer HealthCare and Ciba Specialty Chemicals offers a powerful advantage for her clients. Leaders value her creativity, ability to challenge the status quo and design comprehensive solutions that build talent at all levels of an organization. Equipped with her extensive HR experience and certifications in multiple psychometrics, Denise is well poised to help clients, ranging from Fortune 500 to start-ups reach their fullest potential. She is an adjunct instructor at Cornell University, the ILR School of Human Capital Development.
While Chief Marketing Officer at Prudential, and after 20 years of front line and senior level financial services experience, June decided to change careers in order to pursue her passion for leadership development. For the past 8 years, and across a broad spectrum of disciplines and industries, June has coached high potentials preparing for next level, solid performers who need to close performance gaps and individuals making the leap from management to leadership. Her clients appreciate that June knows first hand what it is like to manage a large team, tight budgets, challenging deadlines and her personal satisfaction comes from seeing clients perform at higher levels while enjoying their jobs more.
Simone Morris is a certified coach who specializes in providing coaching to empower women to get in the driver’s seat for their careers. She has a background that includes over two decades in Corporate America spanning information technology, commercial strategy and human resources (diversity and inclusion). She is the CEO of Simone Morris Enterprises LLC, a certified minority and women-owned business enterprise that provides consulting, training, coaching, and speaking services. Simone’s thought leadership can be found on various platforms (Glassdoor, Leadercast, Smart-Recruiters, Social-hire, and BambooHR) and she is also the author of The Power of Owning Your Career: Winning Strategies, Tools and Tips for Creating Your Desired Career.
Madhu Krishnappa Maron is dedicated to supporting individuals and organizational leaders on the path to transformation. She merges expertise as a Human Resources professional with stellar coaching skills and a belief in her clients’ innate resourcefulness to help them envision and make changes they never thought possible. As a coach, facilitator and consultant, Madhu brings a dynamic, curious approach to understanding what makes people tick. She is passionate about helping clients peel back layers of outmoded thinking and behaviors to shine a light on their underlying brilliance. Through coaching others and navigating her own professional transitions, Madhu has learned how to identify, create and sustain the changes that lead to more meaningful and effective professional lives.
Karen is a certified coach and specializes in courageous leadership. Certified as a Brené Brown Dare to Lead™ and Daring Way™ Facilitator she partners with leaders looking to lean into vulnerability as a key skill for dramatically changing their leadership and creating courageous organizations. She has over 25 years corporate leadership experience and over 4 years non-profit experience in Operations, IT, Diversity and Inclusion, Training, Facilitation and Change Management. She believes in partnering with leaders to create their unique blueprint and a supporting toolkit for sustainable inspiration, resilience, advocacy, and impact so they can show up, be seen and lead brave.
Prior to becoming a certified executive coach, Milena lived half of her life abroad in 7 countries and has extensive experience in Business Development and Sales. The past 10 years of her corporate career took place at The New York Times, out of the Paris office. Milena brings a rich combination of human and business understanding to the coaching process. Her holistic approach is informed by her training as a yoga and mindfulness teacher. Milena is fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish. As a multilingual coach, she works with clients all over the world, especially with diverse teams, focusing primarily on Leadership Development and Women’s Empowerment.
LINDA SCHNABEL, PCC
Accredited through the ICF, Linda has over two decades of solid experience as a leadership, team, and career development coach. With both private and public sector clients, Linda deploys her advanced coaches’ training to serve as a catalyst for organizational learning and leadership development. She has worked with hundreds of individuals, including C-suite leaders, to influence the expression of their leadership intelligence organizationally, supporting them to convert key objectives into success stories. She has worked in a diverse range of industries, including healthcare, packaged goods, transportation, technology, finance, insurance, food services, and manufacturing.