Relaunch Circles Coaches
Although our Coaching Circles schedule has been temporarily suspended, we invite you to contact our Coaches directly if you are interested in career coaching. Links to their websites are available within their bios below.
Director of Coaching
iRelaunch Coaching Director, Amy Gleklen, is a certified leadership coach and founder of Next Game Plan, specializing in career and leadership coaching. With both an MBA and a master’s degree in counseling, Amy’s passion is working with people to help them discover their unique career playbook as they move to the next level of responsibility and leadership. Amy tailors her coaching to her client’s needs to help them obtain new awareness, make intentional commitments, and develop new practices.
Amy has her own individual coaching practice and has partnered with the Wharton School to provide coaching to its second year MBA students. She also leads iRelaunch Circles.
As a leadership coach, Amy partners with her clients by combining coaching with tools and assessments to help them leverage strengths and identify areas for development on the road to becoming better and more successful managers and leaders. Assessments can include an in-depth study of personality, strengths, 360 feedback, culture, skills and values to help clients achieve a new level of understanding and clarity on a much deeper level than they could obtain on their own.
As a career coach, Amy works with clients individually, develops and leads career transition coaching workshops and programs, and helps clients manage their transitions to a new career. She works with MBAs, women relaunching their career after a break, and with teens and young adults. She also leads workshops for corporate and governmental clients on career management and Myers-Briggs and speaks publicly on “Getting into your Career Zone.” Amy is one of a select few career coaches recommended by the Wharton Alumni Career Management Office.
Before becoming a coach, Amy followed her own playbook with over 20 years of corporate, small business and nonprofit experience, including Merrill Lynch; Biden for President; Booz, Allen & Hamilton; and as director of Compass, a D.C.-based nonprofit. Her background includes leadership roles in management, finance, sales and operations.
Amy specializes in both leadership/management coaching and career transition and management.
Amy has an MBA from Wharton Business School and an undergraduate degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She combines this business training with a master's degree in counseling from Johns Hopkins, and leadership coaching certification from Georgetown University.
Amy is an ACC ICF-certified coach and is certified in a variety of assessments including Myers-Briggs, Strong Interest Inventory and Leadership Circle 360. She completed a 12-week course in Positive Psychology through the University of Pennsylvania in 2009.
Lisa Chenofsky Singer
Lisa’s passion is influencing organizations to recognize an individual’s need to successfully juggle today’s work/life demands and working with clients to create their own success strategy. Lisa has rebalanced how she has managed her career over the years - balancing between corporate life, writing, speaking, and consulting, and her family demands of children and elder care.
Lisa's work in a wide variety of sectors - consumer goods, healthcare, financial services, medical, life sciences, pharmaceutical, media and entertainment, publishing, professional services, technology and non-profit environments - has developed her unique ability to bring together wide-ranging perspectives on executive and leadership development, transition and career coaching, along with human resources and communications consulting. Her previous experience as a Human Resources Executive coupled with her entrepreneurial spirit has led to her own practice, Chenofsky Singer & Associates, LLC, offering: Executive, Career Management & Transition Coaching and Human Resources and Communications Consulting.
Lisa has been featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams; quoted in CNN Money, Martin Yate’s (Knock ‘Em Dead) Secrets and Strategies for Success in an Uncertain World; AARP Magazine; The Wall Street Journal; a contributor to The Star Ledger (NJ.com), a columnist "Ask the Career Coach" for Patch.com and "Career Rx" for theAlternativePress.com. She speaks frequently on job search, motivation, communication and other career-related topics.
Lisa's education includes a master's in Organizational Communications; Organizational Psychology studies at Columbia University; a Leadership Coaching Certificate (ICC) from the International Coach Institute, LLC; and an Advanced Certificate in Executive Coaching from iCoach & Baruch's Zicklin School's acclaimed program. Lisa is certified in Hogan assessments, specifically Leadership Forecast Series, Team Management Profile®, and Leadership Versatility Index (LVI®).
Suzanne Coonan is an experienced human resources leader, consultant and leadership coach. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the human resources field including past positions at an MBA school, a legal publishing company, a technology consulting firm, and at Hewitt, a benefits outsourcing and consulting firm. Suzanne has been recognized for her exceptional interpersonal, facilitation, coaching and leadership skills.
Most recently, Suzanne served as Vice President – Human Resources at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, a not-for-profit MBA school dedicated to helping improve people’s lives through education. She was on the senior management team and was responsible for all aspects of human resources at the school including talent management, recruiting, leadership development, employee relations, HR technology, compensation/benefits, compliance and organizational development.
Currently Suzanne is Principal of an HR consulting and coaching practice. She provides consulting as well as leadership development and career coaching to experienced business professionals who aspire to reach new heights or find meaning and balance in work and life. Her clients include individuals from Abbott, Allstate, Baxter, CVS/Caremark, GE, Grainger, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson and Wrigley/Mars, among others. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member with the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management’s Corporate Education group where she facilitates sessions on career and leadership development.
Suzanne holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Positive Organizational Development and Change from Case Western Reserve University. She is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institute and is a graduate of the Coach U coaching program. In addition, she has extensive experience working with not-for-profit boards and is a founding board member of BENNU Legal Services. Suzanne is also on the board of Career Resource Center in Lake Forest, IL and was previously chair of the HR committee of the board at the award-winning Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake, IL.
Michelle Friedman, CPCC is a professional development coach, organizational consultant, facilitato, and speaker serving ambitious women at mid-career and the companies that employ them. She is the Founder of Advancing Women's Careers, LLC, a coaching and consulting firm based outside of NYC.
Michelle's passion is empowering women to shine in their professional lives while leading a balanced life outside of the office. She also guides professional women back into the workforce after pauses in their career path. Additionally, Michelle consults to progressive employers committed to attracting, retaining and advancing their female talent. Her clients are located throughout the U.S., Canada and Asia.
Michelle has experience in both corporate and not-for-profit settings. She has worked with clients within Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Private Wealth Management, JP Morgan Asset Management, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Liberty Mutual, GE Commercial Finance, Citigroup, various private equity firms and hedge funds, the National Center for the Arts (Canada) and the Department of Justice (Canada), The Junior League, as well as self-employed business owners and entrepreneurs. In addition to individual coaching, Michelle designs and teaches workshops and facilitates ongoing coaching groups for professional women, including iRelaunch’s NYC in-person Coaching Circles.
Michelle is certified by the Coaches Training Institute, the largest in-person coach-training institute in the world and is a Certified Practitioner of the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator® and Strong Interest Inventory®. She is a member of the International Coach Federation and holds their Associate Certified Coach designation. Michelle graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.S. in business administration and concentration in psychology. She is currently part of a select cohort of 18 change management professionals from around the globe who are engaging in a year-long, intensive Executive Masters Program in Change Leadership at Columbia University in New York City.
Michelle lives in Westchester County, N.Y. with her husband, three school-aged boys, and dog Lola.
Julianne is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with a strong interest in helping individuals to achieve rewarding and successful careers. She is a licensed and experienced career coach who works mainly with mid-career managers and professionals, including women and men returning to the workplace after a career break.
Julianne has an MBA from INSEAD and an MSc in Organisational Psychology. She is a Coaching Associate and visiting lecturer on the MBA programme at Cranfield School of Management and a recommended alumni career coach for INSEAD and Cranfield.
Julianne founded and runs Career Psychologists, a London-based career management consultancy. She adopts a strengths-based coaching approach, drawing on both in-depth psychological understanding and a practical commercial perspective. This helps clients to develop their self-understanding, to address any barriers to progress, and to make clear and achievable action plans. She recognises the importance of a balanced life and is a member of the British Psychological Society working group on work-life balance.
Prior to retraining and relaunching as an occupational psychologist, Julianne worked for 11 years in business in the UK, France and Australia. She was a strategy consultant at LEK Consulting before moving to take on various line management roles in strategy and marketing at United Distillers/Diageo.
Julianne has two children and lives in Wimbledon, London.