About GoCoach

Our Mission

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 at work.

Our Vision

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.

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Our Values

Empowerment

Here at GoCoach, we believe in empowering each other to make decisions, try new things, fail fast, and to learn. We believe that coaching empowers companies to invest in their employees. This helps bridge the gap – when employees are happy, companies will skyrocket.

Learning

We are a learning  company. We believe that anything can be accomplished through the power of education. 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.

Equality

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 accountability in their careers.

Integrity

We do the right thing. Always.

Trust

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.

Change

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.

Our Team

Kristy McCann Flynn: Co-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 the CEO & Founder).Kristy’s goal is to help and educate companies to meet their ultimate goals by empowering their employees to take ownership of their career.

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Rebecca Taylor: Co-Founder, Chief Operations Officer

Rebecca brings her years of experience in the HR and People space to GoCoach as the first official employee and Co-Founder. Throughout her 10 years in HR, she developed programs that optimized talent acquisition, employee retention, upskilling/reskilling, employee engagement, employee experience, succession planning, and more. She used this expertise to build People strategies that made her companies successful and protected their most valuable asset – the people. At GoCoach, she works cross-functionally to deliver solutions and experiences that push learners beyond their perceived limitations to unlock their potential. She aligns with key stakeholders to ensure they see ROI and continue making learning more accessible within their organizations. Her goal is to empower people to invest in themselves and their teams, to increase employee engagement, retention, and performance.

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Elise James DeCruise, Learning and D&I Strategic Advisor

Elise is a Learning & Development Professional and Diversity & Inclusion Advocate with over 15 years of global experience in marketing, strategy, design and delivery of learning solutions for clients, partners and digital marketing industry professionals. She previously led Global Multicultural Marketing and Inclusion initiatives at MediaMath. In her role, she helped MediaMath think about and better position diversity and inclusion within the workforce, workplace and marketplace, and inspire others to do the same. Elise is excited to work with the GoCoach team to help make lifelong education accessible to all.

Angela Schwers, HR Strategic Advisor

Angela was recently the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for North America at Pearson, responsible for the people strategy throughout all of the North American business units. Responsibilities included, Organizational Design, Change Management, Internal Executive Coaching, Employee Grievance Resolution, Diversity and Inclusion, and Talent and Employee Retention Strategies.  She worked at Pearson for 20 years in a senior human resources role and previously held senior human resources roles with Viacom and Simon and Schuster. Angela has also served on the Harvard University Women’s Leadership Board for five years, and currently serves on the Rockland County chapter of SHRM’s Board. She joined the GoCoach strategic advisory team because she loves the passion around what GoCoach brings to the market.  There are so many opportunities for this organization within the human capital environment.  Additionally, she is passionate about helping individual’s  enhance their performance and promotability within their chosen careers.

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Terry Pauzer, HR Strategic Advisor

Terry is an innovative hands-on HR Business Executive with extensive information technology experience who translates business vision into people management initiatives improving performance, profitability, growth, and employee engagement in fast-paced high growth organizations. An empowering business leader who supports companies and top executives with a unique perspective and appreciation that human capital is every organization’s greatest asset. A genuine influencer who thrives on tough challenges and converts visions and strategies into actionable, value-added goals.

Ted Brodheim, Education Strategic Advisor

Ted is a co-founder of StartEd, an EdTech Accelerator based in NYC that provides EdTech companies and founders with funding and programs that help companies solve the biggest problems in education. He has a long history of supporting the education space, including CIO for the NYC Department of Education and President & Chief Operating Officer of ePals/Cricket Media a global education media company. Most recently he ran the Education practice for Samsung Electronics America. Ted joined the GoCoach Advisor team because he’s passionate about redefining learning at work and is excited about the way GoCoach is approaching the solution.

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 built SaaS systems that deliver millions of assessments and learning experiences per month and serve millions of students per day.  As a technologist with a wide-range of 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 is 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.

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Tarek Pertew: Sales Strategic Advisor

Co-Founder of Uncubed, the career platform for digital millennials with clients ranging from BuzzFeed & Peloton to Amazon & IBM. Tarek is also the Co-Founder of NYC Footy, an adult soccer league.He’s also an adviser to University of Virginia (his alma mater) and UKTI.Tarek lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.

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Navarrow Wright: Tech Advisor

With more than 18-years experience in the technology and media industry, Navarrow has established himself as someone who can conceptualize and develop advanced technology solutions for leading global organizations. Wright’s unique understanding of the internet space and ability to marry those technical advances with consumer and business demand has placed him as one of the premier technology experts in the Internet and media. Navarrow joined GoCoach to advance their agnostic learning platform to bring continuous upskilling to all people, right here, right now.

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