SCG is privileged to work with a team of highly skilled and experienced professionals to meet our clients' needs. They each embody a unique quality that makes them the best at what they do.
MICHELLE BURKE is ENERGY
Michelle is well known as a communication, culture, and workplace strategist. She has twenty years’ experience working with Fortune 500 companies and is a leading expert in bridging communication, gender and cultural gaps. Michelle's passion is helping individuals and organizations increase their energy and capacity. Her work is strengths-based and aimed at improving self-awareness, communication, morale, and performance. When Michelle works with companies, they experience improved productivity, stronger employee engagement, and a more energized workforce.
Michelle is President of The Energy Catalyst Group and author of the book The Valuable Office Professional.
NATASCHA NIKOLAI is COMMUNICATION
Natascha Nikolai is a consultant and executive coach with over twenty years experience helping individuals and organizations achieve powerful communication. Her approach to training and coaching emphasizes interpersonal dynamics, leadership capabilities, and presentation skills in the context of organizational objectives. By improving interpersonal abilities, she helps clients create the trust and confidence needed to be an effective leader and manager.
ALENE GABRIEL is EMPOWERMENT
Alene blends a decade of business expertise with her naturally intuitive and empathetic style to engage young leaders and teams. Alene's ability to coach individuals through the difficult transitions and pivotal conversations that are the staple of excellent management leads to immediate impact, increased leadership capacity, and more effective working teams. Alene takes a strengths-based approach to help individuals and teams work on the edge of their developmental capacity and is known for pushing people to find their own power and put it to good use.
TINA AHOUBIM is POTENTIAL
Tina has a doctorate in psychology and organization development, and she has spent the last 15 years enabling organizations and individuals to achieve their full potential. She blends her extensive experience in education with psychology and common sense to enable leaders of small and mid-sized businesses to extend their potential beyond the limits they set for themselves. Tina provides her clients with the tools required to grow both personally and professionally taking a "whole-person" approach to management training, coaching, and organization development.
MADGE GAYNOR is PRACTICAL
Madge has spent twenty years helping organizations improve their performance. As the Director of Professional Development at the University of Southern California, Madge developed deep expertise in human resources and adult learning. This orientation means that Madge’s training and organization development work is fully integrated into other organizational systems. Madge’s pragmatic approach to skill development ensures that participants leave her programs with specific and implementable strategies to increase their ability to impact others through communication.
JOACHIM FISCHER is OPERATIONS
With over twenty years of hands-on operational experience, Joachim helps clients across many industries (aviation, automotive, consumer electronics, packaging, mining, petroleum) improve performance through the principles of Lean manufacturing combined with leadership development. Seven years at McKinsey & Company gave Joachim the expertise needed to become a trusted advisor to his clients, and a bias toward building human systems makes him an especially powerful change agent.
JILLIAN PIERSON is GLOBAL
Dr. Pierson is a speaker, strategist, and educator, specializing in preparing a global workforce for cultural transitions and successful intercultural interactions. She has researched and consulted with multinational teams and high-tech companies in the U.S. and Asia. She is a highly regarded keynote speaker who engages audiences with science and humor and leaves them with new ways to see the challenges they have at work and an increased ability to work effectively with others. As a professor at the USC Annenberg School, she engages students in social science theory and how it applies to interpersonal, intercultural and organizational interactions.
MICHAEL SCHENK is STORYTELLING
Michael has helped myriad Fortune 500 clients tell their stories through commercials, internal videos, and branded content. Whether the story you have to tell is directed at employees or customers, Michael can help you translate it into high-end and high-impact video. His team of industry veterans and bright young talent have just the balance of experience and creativity to ensure that your story is a compelling one.
Michael is Owner and Executive Producer at SCG Kino a production service focused on commercials and branded web content.