Faculty and Staff


The Columbia Coaching Certification Program applies a scholar/practicum framework in inform our approach to executive and organizational coaching. We have assembled a highly experienced, competent and effective team that includes Columbia faculty, alumni, and certified professional coaches.

In addition, during the practicum period we invite guests from the broader coaching community to conduct 2-hour elective sessions that include coaching demonstrations in their areas of expertise.

Dr. Terrence E. Maltbia
Program Director Associate Professor of Practice

Dr. Terrence E. Maltbia is a faculty member for the Department of Organization and Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University, where he is teaching courses in collective intelligences in organizations (i.e., emotional intelligence, social intelligence, and cultural intelligence), qualitative data analysis, strategic learning and leadership.

He is also the Director of The Columbia Coaching Certification Program, a strategic partnership between the Corporation Learning Solutions Group at Teachers College and Executive Education The Columbia Business School.

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3CP Core Faculty Team

As a coach and facilitator Dr. Ciporen works with executives across multiple industries and specializes in helping leaders stretch beyond their habitual thinking, relating, and problem solving patterns. In addition to her private consulting practice, she works in Columbia Business School's Emerging Leaders, Senior Executive, High Impact Leadership, Personal and Social Intelligence, and Not-for-Profit Management programs. She has been working in Columbia's executive education programs since 2004.

Prior to working as an executive coach and consultant, Dr. Ciporen worked at a community mental health center in Seattle, Washington. As a manager responsible for staff training, she began exploring the impact of team and organizational climate on individual and group performance. While in Seattle she also led trainings on cross cultural competence, conflict resolution, leadership development, and team building with the National Coalition Building Institute.

Coaching Program Core Instructor Team

3CP Core Facilitator Team

David Matthew Prior, MCC, BCC, is an executive coach who specializes in leadership development for senior managers and their teams, with a concentration in the leadership pipeline. His 15 years of corporate coaching has included work with a range of leadership levels (C-level, Senior VP, VP, Director, Manager) in a multiplicity of industries, including coaching assignments with L'Oreal, Maersk, BNP Paribas, Nokia, LEGO, Nokia Siemens Network, HBO, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, Newmont Mining,Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Johnson & Johnson, LifeCell, Integra, Weleda NA, and Omgeo.  

David builds trust quickly with his clients though a skillful blend of intuition and emotional intelligence, complemented by his coaching credibility as a known entity within the coaching profession.

3CP Facilitator Team

Elizabeth Guilday is a highly skilled executive coach and performance consultant specializing in interpersonal communication and leadership development.  President of Indigo Resources Inc. since 1998, Elizabeth has guided over 3,000 executives worldwide to dramatically improve their ability to communicate and lead. In 2004 she co-founded the highly successful Coaching Certificate Program at New York University, and is currently on the faculty of Columbia University-Teacher’s College Coach Certification Program. 

As a human resources generalist on Wall Street, Elizabeth created management development workshops and a career Externalment program for Institutional Equities division employees.  She has been engaged by mid- and senior-level leaders in organizations across many industries, including: MTV Networks, Martha Stewart Omnimedia, Marriott International, The Citigroup Private Bank, NYSE Euronext and MediaVest Worldwide.   

In 1991, leaders at Decker Communications, a strategic communication consultancy, guided her to work successfully with hundreds of Fortune 100 leaders on communication style and message organization and led Coaching for Contribution multi-day workshops for managers of Novations Group, a sister company of Decker.


3CP Core Facilitator Team

Tanya Faude-Koivisto is an international executive coach and organization development consultant. She has corporate, entrepreneurial and non-profit clients in the US, Europe, and Asia. Her approach emphasizes intercultural dynamics, systemic thinking, Gestalt principles and the application of newest findings in psychology and neuroscience to the field of organizational and individual development.

She has fifteen years of experience in human development including internal and external work as executive coach and consultant. Her work focuses on leadership development, intercultural competence and family-owned businesses. As a researcher, she has been involved in the fields of motivational, goal and health psychology.

Tanya is a faculty member at the Gestalt OSD Center in Cleveland, Ohio and the Institute for Self-Management and Motivation in Zurich, Switzerland; in addition she is an experienced family and couple therapist. She is certified in numerous assessment tools including: Intercultural Development Indicator (IDI), Cultural Orientations Indicator (COI), Hogan Assessment Suite and Neethling Brain Inventory (NBI).

Tanya’s international experience and perspective comes from having lived in Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, the US East and West Coast, and having worked in a global setting for 20 years. She holds a dual US-German citizenship and speaks German, English, French and intermediate Spanish.

She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband and daughter.

3CP Core Facilitator Team

Margaret McLean Walsh is an experienced executive coach and consultant.  She is passionate about helping clients create a clear vision, get the results they care most about, and have fun in the process. Working with financial and technology leaders to build on their strengths and stretch themselves is her specialty.  Ideal clients are ready for their next adventure – to get clarity on their goals and to challenge themselves to be their best.

Her positive approach encourages clients to uncover strengths, celebrate wins and find ways to do more of it!  Through a mindful and creative process, she inspires clients to be open and dream big.  Clients appreciate how her questions and use of humor help them to change the conversation and reframe their situation.  Margaret’s clients are senior leaders from entrepreneurial start-ups to global institutions such as 1010data, Xerox, Coca-Cola, Scholastic, Wiley, and MEC. 

Facilitating leader development is her sweet spot.  As MD and CHRO at Omgeo LLC, her team fostered a coaching culture, developed and supported leaders and enhanced employee engagement.  Her more than 30 years of corporate experience includes HR executive, training and organizational development roles with Markit NA, Omgeo LLC, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corp., JPMorgan Chase, and the FRBNY. 

Margaret is ICF PCC credentialed, and is certified in the NBI, EQ-i 2, TESI, Birkman assessments.  She serves on the International Coach Federation NYC Chapter Board, currently as President.  A native New Yorker, avid skier and golfer, she and her husband split their time between the Catskill Mountains and NYC.

3CP Core Facilitator Team

Dana Kirchman is a graduate of Harvard Law School cum laude and Yale University summa cum laude. She completed the Columbia Coaching Certification Program in Cohort V, 2011, and co- chaired the Columbia International Coaching Conference in 2016. Dana is an accomplished management consultant and coach with twenty-five years of business experience. Dana began her career at McKinsey & Company, where she remains affiliated. Dana then led global marketing teams at Viacom and American Express and advised start-ups. As an executive coach, she works with senior leaders and their teams on culture transformation, emotional intelligence, executive presence and learning development. She is certified in Leadership Circle, Hogan Assessments, Barrett Values, MBTI, NBI, ESCI, CWQ and Inclusive Leadership and is a Tibetan mindfulness meditation instructor. She is a board member of the Ars Nova Theater. Her academic interests include creativity, ethics, assessment, succession and behavioral decision-making.

3CP Core Facilitator Team

Ben Jooste is a graduate of Baruch College with an M.S. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. He is an executive coach and consultant who draws from his experience as a sales enablement professional in tech organizations. He is passionate about helping his clients find their own special meaning and purpose and then translating that into their professional lives. His coaching clients come from a variety of tech, finance, advertising, and consumer goods organizations. Benjamin is on the board of ICF NYC where he builds out and manages various pro bono coaching programs to serve local communities in need well as being on the leadership team for the biannual Columbia Coaching Conference. His scholarly interests include using semiotics and the humanities as a tool to make meaning, scaling the power of coaching to systems, coaching as an enabler to sales, leadership in VUCA organizations.

3CP Core Facilitator Team

John Schaffner is a practitioner-scholar with a doctorate from CWRU where he studied under Richard Boyatzis, Ph.D.  His research on coaching millennials has been presented at several academic conferences (i.e. AOM and Columbia), and his chapter on coaching with compassion will be published in Positive Psychology Coaching in the Workplace. John’s career started with Wynton Marsalis and lead to many interesting stops including all the way -- Abercrombie & Fitch and Home Depot.  John graduated in 1993 from Franklin & Marshall College where he played baseball and completed a B.A. in Classics with honors. Coaching has driven his primary purpose since receiving his certification from 3CP (Cohort V) and Columbia MBA (2000). Presently, John serves as Coaching Program Director and Management Lecturer at the Ohio State University where he has won five teaching awards.  In this role he has taught 1000’s of students and supervises 200 coaches.

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3CP Core Facilitator Team

James is a certified Leadership Coach at Columbia Business School and works with senior executives coming through the Executive MBA program on leadership development, career transitions, and work-life integration. His most distinctive quality as a coach is his ability to create a comfortable environment that enables co-ideation, all the while applying rigorous frameworks to develop customized plans to sustain behavioral changes. James is driven by a deep desire to help people see themselves with clarity and make conscious choices to generate positive impact in themselves and their communities. Prior to joining Columbia, James was a management consultant at Deloitte, where he focused on strategy and innovation projects in the high tech and human capital space, and spearheaded numerous talent development and coaching programs. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in Economics from Yale University. James earned his coaching certification from the Columbia Coaching Certification Program (Cohort 24). James is also a licensed personal trainer and a competitive powerlifter.

3CP Core Facilitator Team

Mark is a 2016 graduate of the Columbia Coaching Certification program. Mark works with executives and their teams to become leaders people want to follow. His clients have included leaders at IBM, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, ExxonMobil, Kimberly-Clark, Hess Corporation, EDP Renewables, CenterPoint and Total. Following a 26-year consulting career with Towers Perrin, Mark served as an internal coach to the CEO and executive team – and led the reinvention of the work environment through COVID – as VP Culture for global tech company Sabre. He served as Director of Communication Studies at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College (City University of New York) and on the faculty of New York University and Fairfield University. Mark co-authored two books on employer brand – Brand from the Inside and Brand for Talent – and has a Master’s Degree in business communication from the University of Denver and a Bachelor’s Degree from Austin College. He is ICF PCC credentialed and holds NBI and EQ-I 2.0 certifications.

Other Columbia University Faculty

Professor, Social-Organizational Psychology Program

Dr. Caryn Block has been working with Executive Education Programs at Columbia Business School since 1997. Her executive education work includes teaching sessions on Managing Organizational Change and Creating Work Group Climates that Promote Learning. In addition, she coaches executives using multi-rater feedback on improving their capacity to lead. 

She also facilitates small groups of executives to create a climate where they can share their experiences of leadership dilemmas and learn from one another. She has been a faculty member in programs such as the High Impact Leadership Program, the Emerging Leader Development Program, the Columbia Senior Executive Program, the Fundamentals of Management Program, the Institute for Not-for-Profit Management Program, and the New Principals Leadership Development Program, which she also directed.

Associate Professor of Psychology and Education

Dr. Debra A. Noumair is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Organization and Leadership at Teachers College Columbia University. In addition, Dr. Noumair is Director of Executive Education Programs in Organization Development sponsored by Teachers College Columbia University. A licensed psychologist in the State of New York, Dr. Noumair maintains a private practice of organization consultation and executive coaching. 

Debra is also on the core faculty of leadership development programs sponsored by Columbia University Business School, the Mercer-Delta Executive Learning Center, and Simmons School of Management. Using multi-rater feedback, Debra coaches senior executives at such companies as Avon, Bovis Lend Lease, Exxon-Mobil, Ericsson, KONE, M&T Bank, and Time Warner. At Simmons School of Management, she coaches women leaders at Deloitte, Eli Lilly, and Time Warner.

Philip Hettleman Professor of Business

Joel is the Chairman of the Management Division at Columbia Business School, and he also is the Faculty Director of the highly regarded executive education program at Columbia Business School, entitled High Impact Leadership. In addition, he has served as an expert witness, and he has consulted to a variety of organizations (including Citigroup, ConocoPhillips, Eastman Kodak, IXIS Capital Markets, MBNA, Pfizer, State Farm Insurance, Southern New England Telephone, and Stratus Technologies) about the planning and implementation of significant organizational change, leadership development, decision making, and negotiation behavior.

Professor Brockner is a leading authority on a variety of psychological issues in the workplace, including change management (e.g., the effects of layoffs on the productivity and morale of survivors), leadership, decision-making, the role of the self and cross-cultural differences in work behavior. He has published two books (one on decision making in "sunk cost" situations and the other on the causes and consequences of employees' self esteem). In addition, he has published more than 100 articles and book chapters in a variety of prestigious outlets, including Administrative Science Quarterly, the Harvard Business Review, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology to name a few.



Eugene serves as the  program manager for the Columbia Coaching Certification Program. Prior to joining 3CP, Eugene worked for the New York City Economic Development Corporation as a graduate research assistant. He also worked as a graduate intern for the Mayor's Office of Adult Education. 

Eugene graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the Pennsylvania State University. He also received his Master of Science in Applied Statistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. 


My name is Erick Raphael III. I’m a native of New York. I’ve worked in the audio/visual field for over 15 years. I began my career as an audio engineer and transitioned into videography. Through video I grew a passion for still photography. I enjoy shooting landscape & nature photographs. My photography is inspired by the energy of the big city.

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Sonia is pursuing an M.A. in Social-Organizational Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. Before joining Teachers College, she worked as a Speech Language Pathologist in medical and educational settings, gaining firsthand experience coaching parents, educators, and caregivers. Sonia is also working as a summer intern in a tech company's Learning & Development (L&D) department and is involved in research about Disability in the workplace.

In her free time, Sonia enjoys taking care of plants, exploring jazz scenes in NYC, and experimenting with different cuisines.

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