Meet the Leadership Team
Dave Bushy is an ICF- Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with more than 30 years of executive experience. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He has been coaching professionally for ten years and has extensive experience with U.S., Mideast, South American and and European clients in a variety of industries at all levels, including CEO’s and other C-Suite executives in Operations, Finance and Information Technology.
Dave initially works with clients to help them build awareness about their developmental needs. Each client enters into a coaching engagement for different reasons:
• Most are capable professionals who seek to grow their capabilities working in a confidential and “safe” setting with an experienced coach who has extensive leadership experience.
• Some are senior leaders or C-level executives who have encountered a situation or relationship where they seek a thought partner outside of the confines of their own company.
• Others have a specific issue that has been identified by others that they want to explore and address.
In order to build awareness of the client’s needs and intentions, Dave utilizes the Denison Leadership Development (DLDS) 360, interviews with team members and initial in-depth conversations with the client and between the client and their sponsor. He also provides resources, book recommendations and readings to support the client.
From that awareness, action plans emerge which help develop leaders to expand their range and capabilities. In the process, the leader then becomes more effective and learns to see her or his team as a system, with outcomes that include improved communication and effectiveness.
Mentored by the late Richard Hackman, PhD, of Harvard Business School, Dave strongly adheres to Hackman’s research and findings on successful teams.
Dave is the author of "The World Looked Away – Vietnam After the War." He has also authored more than 60 leadership blogs.
Dave and his colleague Susan Clancy also work together on Team Coaching engagements for a number of clients.
Dave served at Delta Air Lines as Senior Vice President of Flight Operations, where he managed more than 10,000 people. He was Vice President of Flight Operations at JetBlue’s and then President of Cape Air/ Nantucket Airlines.
Dave is a graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He earned his M.S. in Industrial Relations from the University of New Haven.
Debra Chaloux is a Leadership Coach and global Organization Development consultant who brings cross-cultural experience to her passion for the learning and growth of organizations and people. With over 30 years of business experience including work in retail, insurance, health care, manufacturing and the non-profit sector, Debra’s capabilities include organizational effectiveness, change management, leadership coaching and cultural awareness.
Debra has the reputation as a trusted partner who helps leaders navigate multifaceted organizational relationships and change by expanding their learning edge and capacity to lead. Her practical style is well suited for creating action while driving long-term strategic change.
As an expatriate living in Belgium, Debra served as the Vice President of Organization Development and Learning for Delhaize Group, a multinational retailer, where she consulted, advised and coached executive leaders. In this capacity, Debra worked with geographically dispersed teams with members from different nationalities, helping to facilitate strong work relationships and achievement of business goals. She brings a deep understanding of the complexities, challenges and excitement of working in a multicultural business environment.
Debra holds a Master of Science in Psychology from the University of Tennessee and has continued her post graduate education in Organization Development. She earned her coaching credentials at the Gestalt International Study Center and is a certified International Coach Federation (ICF) coach.
Debra lives in her home state of Maine with her husband, Steve, where they enjoy the outdoors and travel excursions to experience and discover new places.
Susan Clancy is a leadership coach and business consultant who combines her senior management experience with expertise in human dynamics and coaching. She works as a trusted advisor to leaders, collaborating with them to create clarity, focus, and priorities for their work, their teams and their lives. Susan’s passion is helping managers in specialized disciplines like finance or technology communicate more effectively across functional lines including executive management and the Board. Susan has successfully coached entrepreneurs, small business owners, executives, and individuals.
Prior to becoming a coach, Susan enjoyed a 20+ career in finance and strategy, including C-level roles in global for-profit and non-profit organizations. She played a leadership role at two early Internet pioneers (ZDNet and CNET Networks) and ran Finance and Impact Investing for a world leader in microfinance (Accion International.)
Susan is a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Business School. She received her training and certification in coaching at the Gestalt International Study Center in Wellfleet, MA. (ICF-certified) She also completed a certificate program in Positive Psychology taught by noted psychology professor Tal Ben Shahar.
In addition to running her coaching practice, Susan serves as Chief Financial Officer of a non-profit civic engagement start-up. She also serves on the Board of the Gestalt International Study Center. When she’s not coaching leaders or analyzing financial statements, you can usually find Susan on the tennis court, hiking in the mountains or listening to mindfulness teachings by Thich Nhat Hanh.
Allison serves a coaching client base while maintaining her position as CEO of F.H. Perry Builder. A noted local and national speaker Allison seeks to work with Emerging Leaders, Entrepreneurs, and Leaders and Teams in Transition.
Allison has a BS from Skidmore College and has studied business and leadership extensively, including certifications in Skills for Influential Leaders and Leadership in the 21st Century at the Gestalt International Study Center. She has honed her skill as a CEO of a Boston based business, and, in parallel, works with individuals and teams in multiple industries. Allison is a GISC-trained coach and is certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
In her coaching practice, Allison supports the opportunity for deeper development and understanding of personal presence, impact, and strategic change. Allison believes strongly that individuals and teams cannot become who they want to be until they build a depth of awareness about who they are: why they make the choices they make, what limiting beliefs are at play, and what hidden commitments take energy. Allison is an advocate and a guide in discovery and uses coaching and speaking as a platform for radical empathy and experiential learning.
Allison joined her family business in 2000 and became owner in 2008. During her tenure with the company she has served on many industry Boards and was a member of the Boston Chamber’s Future Leaders class of 2008. Particularly dedicated to transformative education, Allison has sat on the Board of Trustees at Walnut Hill School for the Arts and Touchstone Community School. Currently, Allison is a Mentor for the Eastern Mass National Association of the Remolding Industry (EMNARI) and is a Remodeling Thought Leader.
Allison has been recognized as a Banker and Tradesman New Leader, a Professional Remodeler magazine Rock Star and was named to the Commonwealth Institute’s list of Top 100 Women Led Businesses three years in a row. Allison was recently named a Distinguished Mentor by Design New England Magazine.
Lisa McNeill has spent more than 25 years in the nonprofit sector helping to strengthen the capacity of people and organizations to address community issues, including in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, El Salvador, New York City, Washington, DC, and on Cape Cod.
Currently, Lisa is a consultant and coach, partnering with people, companies, nonprofit organizations, and communities for positive change. Since 1993, Lisa has been in key leadership positions with the international organizations, foundations and grassroots organizations, including two start-ups. Her work has also included researching and reporting on social, environmental, and economic issues facing local communities. She has served on local and state-wide Boards, including Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, and she is currently Secretary of Cape Cod & Islands Commission on the Status of Women, and Board Chair of Pilgrim’s Landing, an Interspiritual Life Center in Chatham, MA.
Lisa holds an MA in International Development from American University and a BS in Business Administration from the University of St. Joseph. She received her Coaching certification from the Gestalt International Study Center in Wellfleet, MA and is ICF-certified. In addition to working with those in career and life transitions, Lisa has worked with clients in banking, manufacturing, natural resource management and mining, aeronautics, government, arts management, and the nonprofit sector.
Lisa lives on Cape Cod with her husband Ed and rescue dog, and she enjoys traveling, hiking, and writing poetry. Some of Lisa’s most gratifying and challenging experience came from being a foster parent with the Department of Children and Families for more than 10 years.