William Dann spent 13 years as a CEO before launching his consulting business, Professional
Growth Systems, LLC, in 1981 – a company that has served over 200 organizations in the
U.S. and abroad, using proprietary solutions to accelerate performance with as little time and
resources as possible. Additionally, Dann has taught for several years at the graduate level at
Boston University and is also the founder of BoardGrowth.com, a website devoted to advancing
the effectiveness of governing boards. Dann currently resides in Anchorage, Alaska
with his family. Read his article about ensuring onboarding processes for new hires are as effective
as possible, starting on page 35.
CHRISTINE BURYCH, MHRM, CPC
As the president of StarlingBrook Leadership Consulting, Christine Burych comes with a
strong background in mental health, leadership and organizational development. She works
with leaders and their teams to create collaborative, inclusive and mentally healthy workplaces.
She is a trainer, facilitator and coach. Her career has spanned 25 years, starting from a
frontline community mental health clinician to acting vice president of human resources and
organizational development at Canada’s largest academic mental health facility. Read the article
she co-authored about the benefits of internal vs. external coaches, starting on page 39.
SARAH McVANEL, MSC, CHRL, PCC, CSODP
Sarah McVanel has been in the fields of organizational development, training and communications
for 14 years. A perpetual student, most recently she earned her Certified Human
Resources Leader (CHRL) designation, became a certified professional coach in 2013 and
received her senior organizational development professional designation in 2013. Following
a senior leadership role in healthcare, she founded Greatness Magnified, helping coaching
and consulting clients leverage the greatness within themselves and their organizations every
day. Read the article she co-authored about the benefits of internal vs. external coaches,
starting on page 39.
Jeff Fernandez is the cofounder and CEO of Grovo, a learning platform that’s closing the
growing digital skills gap with 60-second training videos. Grovo’s microlearning method enables
professionals to learn the digital skills required to perform better at work. Organizations
in 190 countries use Grovo’s video lessons and assessments to train teams on the Internet
tools, cloud services and professional topics their employees need to know. Read Fernandez’s
take on the potential of microlearning in today’s business environment on page 48.
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