At GoCoach, we know that growth is fundamental to the happiness of all human beings. It is our mission to make it easy for everyone to grow in their careers, unlock their potential, and achieve greater happiness.
We envision a world where people have the tools they need to grow in a transparent, safe, and supportive work environments. By making career growth accessible, we are investing in a happier, more empowered world.
Here at GoCoach, we believe in empowering each other to make decisions, try new things, to fail fast, and to learn. We believe that coaching empowers individuals to make thoughtful decisions about their careers, and it empowers them to learn the gaps that they’ve been missing all along. When people are empowered, companies will skyrocket.
We are a learning company. We believe that anything can be accomplished through the power of education and learning. We believe that learning enables you to grow and make an impact. Our coaches help our clients learn, and we all learn from each other every day through feedback, transparency, and communication.
We believe that everyone should have access to learning and development. We believe that everyone deserves an education, and our coaching allows people from all walks of life to get the help they need to take charge of their careers and make something amazing happen.
We do the right thing. Always.
We operate with our client’s best interest in mind. We are customer focused, and we will protect their information at all costs. We trust each other and are honest with each other. We embrace different viewpoints, and we get things done together. We live for feedback.
We embrace change. We guide through change, and we learn through change. We know that change is the only constant, and we are here for it in every way.
Kristy McCann Flynn, Founder & CEO
Kristy has 15 years of experience as a Strategic Human Resource Leader, Change Manager and Organizational Development Expert. She has served in senior leadership positions throughout her career most notably with Pearson Education and Constant Contact. Kristy brings a big picture perspective and a hands-on, tactical approach to her leadership that she is now bringing to life with GoCoach where she is CEO & Founder. Kristy’s goal has always been to help and educate others to meet their ultimate success. She is now converting this energy into a company whose mission is to help and educate others to own their career.
Rebecca Taylor, Chief Operations Officer, Sales & Consumer Management
Rebecca has 8 years of experience in Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, and Coaching. She has built teams at multiple startups in Silicon Alley, and loves working with people who want to grow their careers. She is most helpful navigating complicated workplace conversations, and finding ways to develop skills in a fast-moving environment. Both operational and strategic in her approach to Talent, Rebecca is happiest when she sees people reap the rewards of their coaching and hard work. Rebecca is excited to join GoCoach as COO where she can continue to realize her goal of helping people claim their growth and own their careers.
Meredith Haberfeld, Sales Advisor
Meredith is Founder/CEO of ThinkHuman, a leadership development and manager training firm that works with fast-growth, entrepreneurially-spirited organizations such as Spotify, Flatiron Health and SoulCycle. Meredith’s professional journey began with a degree in biochemistry from Reed College, researching the impact of stress on the health of the brain and immune system. Yearning to move past the Petri dish, she quickly found her way into entrepreneurial environments. Meredith became one of the five senior execs at Paradigm Direct as they grew the firm into a $200 million company in its first four years, then sold to a public company. That “on-the-court MBA” led Meredith to want to bring the impact of a focus on human potential in business into other organizations. In addition to her work at ThinkHuman, Meredith teaches at educational institutions including MIT and The Esalen Institute and is a frequent expert for media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, CNBC, CNN, and Forbes. Meredith lives with her husband and two kids in New York City.
Marquess Lewis, Tech Strategic Advisor
Marquess has over 25 years of experience in complex systems development and operations, delivering SaaS platforms and services supporting millions of customers. An accomplished software engineer, Marquess has architected and built SaaS systems that deliver millions of assessments and learning experiences per month and serve millions of students per day. As a technologist with broad-ranging skills, Mr. Lewis has also had responsibilities for SaaS systems architecture, IT Operations, Project Management/PMO, and software quality.
As a student of leadership, Marquess has taken, sponsored, and led leadership development programs at the staff, director, and VP levels, as well as C-level executive development and leadership master classes. Mr. Lewis has successfully led large acquisitions and internal organizational integrations through open and collaborative leadership. Marquess' current full-time role is with Unicon, Inc. as CTO where he is active in learning systems architecture for various clients, operations, architecture, security and as a member of the Unicon executive team. Mr. Lewis is frequently active mentoring technology leaders transitioning into Director, VP, and C-level roles, and for that reason, among many, is excited to join GoCoach as a strategic advisor.
Anthony Garone, Tech Strategic Advisor
Anthony has more than 20 years’ experience in IT and software development. His first 15 years were spent in educational technology beginning at a large K-12 school district, then at Arizona State University, and finally at Pearson where he was responsible for global operations over dozens of products. He found his entrepreneurial side as an executive leader at a digital marketing agency managing teams, products, and partner relationships. This gave him the confidence to start some of his own ventures.
At Make Weird Music, he interviews some of the world’s most creative artists, hosts and promotes concerts, and performs music with his lifelong heroes. At Kensho Education, he coaches and delivers training to hundreds of professionals, develops training courses on self-awareness and self-actualization, and creates training programs for companies. At Jargone, he’s trying to rid the world of crappy job descriptions full of mind-numbing jargon.
Anthony is incredibly excited to work with GoCoach as it synthesizes his love of learning, creativity, and making the world a better place for working humans. He lives in Mesa, Arizona with his wife, three kids, and the studio he constructed in his backyard. More info can be found on his website.
Suzanne Cruse, Strategic Advisor
Suzanne Cruse is a senior executive, board member and general counsel with cross-functional experience in the manufacture, marketing, sales and distribution of food products and services. She also has experience in developing multi-year strategic plans, succession planning as well as mergers and acquisitions for privately held companies.
Suzanne earned an undergraduate degree from Binghamton University, and a law degree from the University at Buffalo School of Law. She has studied internationally, participated in international human rights projects and speaks fluent Spanish.
Tarek Pertew, Sales Strategic Advisor
Co-Founder of Uncubed, the career platform for digital millennials with clients ranging from BuzzFeed & Peloton to Amazon & IBM. Co-Founder of NYC Footy, an adult soccer league. Advisor to UVA (his alma mater) and UKTI. Lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.