As an executive coach, organizational development consultant and educator, Rachel works with global executives across multiple industries and has coached more than a thousand leaders to successfully respond to strategic business challenges through expanding their behavioral repertoire, developing and communicating a clear and compelling vision, and more effectively motivating their team or division. She is a core faculty member of the Columbia University Coaching Certification Program and the Gestalt Organization and Systems Development Center.
She takes a systems approach to leadership development and understands that a leader's behavior is both a function of individual personality and the larger organizational context. She has extensive experience using multi-rater feedback with clients and helps leaders step back from their habitual mindsets and behaviors to build awareness and reflect on their style and impact on others. She coaches individual leaders as well as dyads and teams.
Ciporen received her doctorate in adult learning and leadership and her master's degree in organizational psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a Board Certified Coach through the Center for Credentialing and Education.
Bill de la Cruz
Bill de la Cruz is an inspiring belonging and inclusion facilitator who has been guiding individuals and groups through the process of personal transformation as a mediator and workshop leader for 30 years. Bill has served as a School board member and Board President, co-authored the equity Toolkit for Colorado school administrators and is the former Director of Equity and Inclusion for Denver Public Schools. He delivers keynotes and facilitates bias awareness and bias deconstruction workshops across the country with his Consulting firm De La Cruz Solutions. He developed his programs and workshops to help individuals and groups build self-awareness, enhance relationships and foster positive, sustainable personal growth. Bill has been on his own personal growth journey for more than 40 years which inspired him to develop specific practices designed to help create impactful, lasting change.
Bill is a published author with a book titled Finding the Origination Point, Understanding Our Biases to Create a More Peaceful World.
Bill’s book supports people in working through blame, shame and judgment through an acceptance of our shared humanity. By using self-awareness to normalize the bias conversation, we increase our understanding of the experiential and emotional origination point and narratives of personal bias. The origination point of our biases is the point of understanding and healing. Normalizing bias conversations allows us to talk about how our past experiences play a role in our present personal interactions. Bill uses the processes in Finding the Origination Point conversations to talk about personal influence, the power of narratives and daily practices to disrupt life patterns that no longer serve us.
The Origination Point also explores the connection of how individual biased experiences are transferred into communities, organizations, schools and human cultures.
Bill believes in the power of personal change and works to make the world a more humane place, one conversation at a time.
Glyn Davis AC
Glyn Davis is Chief Executive Officer of the Paul Ramsay Foundation and is responsible to the board for ensuring it breaks the cycle of disadvantage in Australia through programs which address intergenerational poverty. Glyn was previously Vice-Chancellor at the University of Melbourne. A political scientist by training, with extensive experience in public policy, he retains part-time academic roles at the Australian National University and Oxford University. Glyn delivered the Boyer lectures on higher education in 2010 and recently published On Life’s Lottery, a reflection on how chance and birth shape life. Glyn was educated in political science at the University of New South Wales and the Australian National University before undertaking post-doctoral appointments as a Harkness Fellow at the University of California Berkeley, the Brookings Institution in Washington DC and the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He was raised in Sydney but has spent much of his professional life in Canberra, Brisbane and the United States. Glyn now lives in Melbourne, where he escapes work by playing in an occasional band on Sunday afternoons.
Sally Jewell, serves as the Edward V. Fritzky Endowed Chair in Leadership at the UW Foster School of Business for the 2021-2022 school year. Established in 2002, this prestigious faculty position is designed to bring distinguished leaders to campus to share their expertise with faculty and students. From 2013 – 2016 she served as the 51st US Secretary of the Interior under President Barack Obama. With more than 70,000 employees the U.S. Department of the Interior serves as steward for approximately 20 percent of the nation's lands, including national parks, national wildlife refuges, and other public lands; oversees the responsible development of conventional and renewable energy supplies on public lands and waters; is the largest supplier and manager of water in the 17 Western states; and upholds trust responsibilities to the 566 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.
Prior to serving as Secretary of the Interior, Jewell served in the private sector, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer of Recreation Equipment, Inc. (REI). Jewell joined REI as Chief Operating Officer in 2000 and was named CEO in 2005. During her tenure, REI nearly tripled in business to $2 billion and was consistently ranked one of the 100 best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine. Before joining to REI, Jewell spent 19 years as a commercial banker, first as an energy and natural resources expert and later working with a diverse array of businesses that drive our nation's economy. Trained as a petroleum engineer, Jewell started her career with Mobil Oil Corp. in the oil and gas fields of Oklahoma and the exploration and production office in Denver,Colo. where she was exposed to the remarkable diversity of our nation's oil and gas resources.
Jewell is a graduate of the University of Washington.
Fritz W. Schroeder
Fritz Schroeder became Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations in October 2012 and has served Johns Hopkins for more than 25 years in a series of senior management roles.
He provides leadership and oversight for all fundraising and alumni efforts of the university and Johns Hopkins Medicine, and serves as the institution’s chief fundraising officer. He was responsible for planning and executing the recently concluded Rising to the Challenge campaign, which received more than $6 billion in commitments.
Schroeder joined Johns Hopkins in 1996 as Director of Annual Giving and became Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations in 2000. During this time he had responsibility for alumni outreach and for annual giving programs, serving as the Executive Director of the Alumni Association.
In 2004, Schroeder became Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, with a promotion to Senior Associate Vice President in 2006. He shared responsibility with deans and directors for the university’s decentralized fundraising operations in the schools and other units; provided leadership for centralized development support offices; and took the lead on strategic planning, budget planning and oversight, trustee stewardship, prospect strategy development, and general organizational issues.
Schroeder joined Johns Hopkins from the University of Maryland at College Park, where he had served since 1989 in a number of roles, including Director of Annual Giving from 1993 to 1996.
He is a frequent speaker and conference leader, serves as a trustee of CASE, and is the author of the 2000 book Annual Giving: A Practical Approach as well as several other fundraising chapters. In addition, he is currently leading an effort to develop a more consistent advancement curriculum through the work of a task force established by CASE in the fall of 2017.
Schroeder is a 1989 graduate of James Madison University. He earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1994.