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Executive  Coach, Keynote/ Workshop Seminar Speaker

Elene Cafasso is an Executive Coach, and President of Enerpace, Inc.  Enerpace creates agile leaders that people want to work with, and work for.

Elene helps over-stressed and over-busy leaders achieve more agility in their professional and personal lives – all while growing themselves, their team and their bottom line. Elene’s coaching enables leaders to achieve their objectives in the areas most critical to their success: leadership agility, team building, professional communication and organizational effectiveness.

Prior to founding Enerpace in 2002, Elene spent 14 years in the corporate world, holding positions at the Director level and above.  She holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of Chicago Booth, is a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and Coaching and Leadership International (CLI), and is certified by the International Coach Federation as a Master Certified Coach (MCC).

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Speaking Experience

2018

Corporate Politics Survival Guide - Secrets from the Top
58th Annual Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Chicago Chapter

Developing New Levels of Leadership Agility Workshop
Northwest Chicago Professional Development Network (PDN)

2017

Coaching Skills for Women Leaders Workshop
Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Chicago Chapter

Negotiating with Emotional Intelligence - Achieve More, Sell More!
TUG Career Services

People Management
Small Firm Forum (SFF)

Series of Emotional Intelligence Webinars
Forward Progress 

  • Influence Without Authority Using Emotional Intelligence
  • Negotiating with Emotional Intelligence - Achieve More, Sell More!
  • Corporate Politics Secrets from the C-Suite!
  • What's on Your Inner Playlist?  Change the Tune & Create Sales Success!

Valuable Lessons Learned from a Corporate Career
Tales from Around the Water Cooler, The Prinz Law Firm

2016Chicago Booth Womens Network Entrepreneur Summit 2016 (4)

How to Address the Gap in Your Resume
ReBoot Career Accelerator for Women

Booth Entrepreneur Summit
Chicago Booth Women's Network (CBWN)

2015

Ask the Experts: Communication Tips for Telephone, Video, or In-Person Interviews
Workshops

What’s on Your Inner Play List?
National Association of Realtors; NAPFA; Various Chambers of Commerce

2014
Leadership Agility: A New Approach for Today’s Business Environment Workshop Coaching Skills for Leaders
Corporate and public workshops

2013
Coaching Skills for Female Leaders
University of Chicago Booth Women Connect Conference

Want Leadership Success? Make Sure Your EQ is as High as Your IQ
University of Chicago Booth Women Connect Conference; Quality Training Institute Summit

2012
How Agile Are You? An Introduction to Leadership Agility
IAEE (International Association of Exhibits and Events), Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG)

The Brand of You!
Kendall College; Chicago Women In Sports & Event Marketing

2011
Maximize the ROI On Your Networking Time – An Introduction to Networlding
General Public; University of Chicago Women’s Business Group

Speak With Power
Workshops

What’s on Your Inner Play List?
National Association of Realtors; NAPFA; Various Chambers of Commerce

2010
Networking 101 – Ask the Questions You’re Afraid to Ask Anywhere Else
University of Chicago Women’s Business Group

Networking 201- Strategic Networking
University of Chicago Women’s Business Group

2009
Emotional Intelligence & Your Career
IBM Women’s Diversity Network

Throw Away Your New Year’s Resolutions (Goal Setting)
DePaul ASK network; RR Donnelley

Professional Branding
UCWBG Fall Symposium

2008
Taking Care of YOU During a Job Search
Various Career Ministries

Whose Generation Rules? And What ARE the Rules?
Chicago Association of Direct Marketing

2007
All About Coaching
National Association of Elder Law Attorneys

2006
Balance: Is It Possible?
YMCA; Rotary

2005
Maximize Your Energy, Enhance Your Life!
DuPage Executive Network, Elmhurst Women in Business, Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce

2004
Finding Fulfillment in an Hour or Less
Elene Cafasso
University of Chicago Entrepreneurial Roundtable

In The News

In the News

Daily Herald
August 20, 2018
Enerpace President Earns Prestigious Award
Recognized by the International Coach Federation, Elene Cafasso, president of Enerpace Inc. in Elmhurst, was awarded the Master Certified Coach designation. [read more]

CFA Institute Magazine
June 2017
Kick Start
Stuck in a Career Rut? Career experts help set you on a new path. [read more]

LearnVest
July 11, 2016
Not An Early Bird?  How Night Owls Crush It at Work
Are you one of those folks who can't truly be at your best in the morning...or until a certain amount of coffee has been consumed?  Here are six ways to help us all be efficient! [read more]

U.S. News
September 16, 2014
6 Signs You Have Too Much on Your Plate
Feeling overwhelmed at work? Enerpace offers sign that you are in over your head and need to take a step back! [read more]

U.S. News
June 12, 2014
6 Rock-Star Habits That Lead to a Promotion
Enerpace offers "rock star" advice - we're Tip #2! Read the article "6 Rock-Star Habits That Lead to a Promotion" to boost your career! [read more]

The Fast Track
May 23, 2014
Building Alliances at Work – Getting Help Before You Need It
We don't work in a bubble - eventually you will need the help of someone else in the company to get your job done. The article, Building Alliances at Work - Getting Help Before Your Need It, offers some tips on how to create a helpful work environment. Enerpace offers some advice too! [read more]

NFIB.com
April 24, 2014
4 SIGNS YOUR MEETINGS ARE A WASTE OF TIME
Tired of wasting your time in meetings that aren't productive? Check out these "Red Flags" and how to resolve them in the article, "4 Signs Your Meetings are a Waste of Time" and Enerpace gives some advice too! [read more]

MonsterWorking
March 27, 2014
7 ways to show you’re ready for a promotion
Think you're ready for a promotion?  Then demonstrate it!  Read the article "7 Ways to Show You're Ready for a Promotion" to boost your career! [read more]

Career-intelligence.com
February 13, 2014
Positioning Yourself For Promotion
Ready to move up within the company? Follow these tips on 'Positioning Yourself For Promotion' and check out Enerpace's advice! [read more]

CFA Institute Magazine
January 2014
The Inefficient Frontier:Work-Life Balance
The article offers some insight into work-life balance. Check out Enerpace's thoughts! [read more]

The Job Scolar
October 21, 2013
Turn Overqualified Into Perfectly Qualified
Here are some great tips to consider when you are pursuing a job you are overqualified for. Enerpace offers some insight in the article, "Turn Overqualified Into Perfectly Qualified" in The Job Scholar. [read more]

Career-inteligence.com
2017
7 Myths About Getting Ahead — What Women Need to Know
7 Myths About Getting Ahead - What Women Need To Know - careerintelligenc... - We help dispel the myths to help women better manage their career! [read more]

Our Team

Diana Atkins
Diana is a leadership development coach whose clients include business owners, senior leaders and emerging leaders in a variety of disciplines and across a broad range of industries.  It is said that “Great Leadership requires Great Courage.”  Diana is passionate about coaching her clients to lead courageously and authentically.  She partners with clients to explore what is so and what is possible –  and from there, create what they want in their lives.  With humor and insight, Diana calls her client’s forth to awareness, responsibility and full engagement in leading a powerful and impactful life.  The breadth of Diana’s 21 years of corporate business leadership experience allows her to quickly grasp key issues in the client’s environment and facilitate their growth and development as powerful leaders.   Her coaching areas of expertise include Communication; Decision Making; Motivating and Building    Relationships; Tactical Problem Solving; Time Management; Delegation; Career Management; and Work/Life Balance.  Diana’s coaching enables her clients to develop new ways of Being and Doing; as well as, cultivating the skills and habits of self-reflection and awareness that ensure learning and growth will continue.   Diana has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Business.  She received her coach training from Coach U, Coachville and the Coaches Training Institute.  She is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst and an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation.

Victoria Cook
Victoria Cook is a professionally trained Executive and Personal Coach.  Victoria helps her clients climb their unique ladders of success while FIRST ensuring they’re leaning against the right wall.   Ms. Cook had a successful 15-year career in Information Technology before making a conscious decision to move away from computers and towards people.  By shifting her focus to Communications, Organizational Development and Corporate Cultural Change, Victoria utilized her understanding of the big picture to grow leadership abilities in several business divisions.  She also helped make mission and vision statements a reality, creating positive changes in corporate culture throughout the business.

Desiring to have this same impact on a personal level, Victoria pursued professional training as a coach and graduated from CTI (The Coaches Training Institute).  CTI is one of the only programs accredited by the International Coach Federation, the governing body of the coaching profession.  She is an ACC certified member of the International Coach Federation, and a member of the International Association of Coaches and the Chicago Coaching Alliance.

As a coach, Victoria partners with her clients to create focus, accountability, and strategies for accomplishing sustained success.    Her results-oriented approach and broad time management and organizational skills help her clients obtain greater balance and fulfillment in their lives. In addition to coaching, Ms. Cook is also an energetic and infectious speaker, offering presentations and workshops on topics such as strategies for successful career transitions, reversing stress and burnout and enhancing work-life balance.

Thomas A. Horne
Thomas A. Horne is an Executive Coach and mentor to CEO’s, Business Partners, Vice Presidents, General Managers, and other leaders in privately owned, middle market, businesses. He coaches and advises leaders who aspire to make a significant impact on the results and direction of their companies, with those they lead, and those with whom they come in contact in business and life. He focuses on these five key areas of concern to these business Leaders: 1.) Growth, viability, and the bottom line; 2.) Creating an environment of trust and fun among team members; 3.) Making significant organizational impact; 4.) Legacy issues; 5.) Assuring integrity in Leadership.

Tom has more than 30 years’ experience leading business teams, developing new businesses, and creating international sales in hard-to-enter markets. He served as the president, CEO and Chairman of Guernsey Bel, his family’s business and a world-renowned ice cream ingredients manufacturer in Chicago. He has worked with the top and mid-level leadership teams of most of the world’s largest ice cream producers in new product and market development endeavors. He built Guernsey Bel’s revenues up from $700,000 to over $30 MILLION prior to selling the company in 1999. He then managed various consulting assignments in privately owned businesses and, as a partner, developed a new soy foods ingredient and soymilk business named Signature Ingredients.

In 2001, Tom became a graduate Business Coach and now works as a valued business advisor, coach, and change agent with CEOs and executives of privately owned and family-owned businesses. He is a visionary leader, has a keen sensitivity of interpersonal relationships and motivations in private businesses, and understands firsthand the fears of personal growth and change. He lives through and according to his values in the practice of CEO and Executive Coaching.

Tom is an accountant, has been active in the Young President’s Organization, the World President’s Organization, is a member of various Chambers of Commerce in the Chicago area, is a member and former Board member of the Chicago Coaching Federation, participates as a Board Member of Park Castle Condo Association, is a longtime member of St. Mary’s Church Choir (bass), and is the Chair of the Faith Awareness Ministry at St. Mary’s Church of Evanston, IL.  Professional Affiliation:   Founding Member, Business Performance Council of Chicago.

Ariadne Moisiades
For more than a decade, Ariadne Moisiades has worked with leaders at all levels to realize their professional excellence, business growth, and personal fulfillment.  Ari’s work is driven by the belief that people reach their potential when they assume leadership roles in every area of their lives. She supports her clients as they identify and build on their innate leadership strengths along their journeys to personal and professional success. Ari is credentialed by the International Coach Federation(ICF) and the Coaches Training Institute(CTI).  She has also completed training in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching at the Center for Right Relationship(CRR).  In addition to her work as a coach, Ari holds advanced degrees in education and music and has been inspiring both individuals and groups to their peak performances for twenty-five years as a musician, educator, speaker, and clinician.

Carl Nielson
Carl Nielson is founder and Managing Principal of the Nielson Group, formed in1998, and Success Discoveries, founded in 2003.The Nielson Group specializes in maximizing human capital by identifying talents, leveraging strengths, helping managers engage their employees and equipping teams to be more effective. Carl has been recognized as an expert in predictive selection assessments, team development and high potential and executive coaching.  Success Discoveries was created to provide individuals with personal effectiveness programs and services from a consortium of independent coaches. Prior to starting his own company, Nielson worked for 18+years in human resource management in oil and gas exploration and production, fun foods manufacturing, and professional services. His corporate responsibilities included managing organizational reengineering, developing and managing hiring strategies, designing compensation and performance management programs, supporting employee relations, ensuring effective leadership development and designing and implementing HR technology solutions. These experiences gave him a solid foundation for designing pro-active, strategic solutions that result in higher performance and lower costs for his clients. Carl works with companies in all areas of employee development, leadership and management development, hiring-for-fit, career coaching and team effectiveness. He holds a BS degree in Organization and Industrial Psychology and is a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst, Certified Professional Values Analyst and TriMetrix® certified. He is also a certified facilitator of The Coaching Clinic™.

Melissa Stevens
Melissa is a certified life and executive coach through the Coaches Training Institute and the International Coaching Federation.  She has been in private practice since 2004 when she founded Ripple Effects Coaching.  Melissa’s areas of specialty include leadership development, personal growth, relationships and divorce.  Her ideal clients are those desiring growth and willing to be open, introspective and honest.  Melissa’s coaching helps clients gain new insights and perspectives, more positive results and achievement of their dreams.

Melissa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Counseling.  She is also a professional corporate facilitator with over 20 years’ experience conducting leadership workshops for Fortune 100 companies.  Melissa uses her expertise to train leaders on how to empower others through coaching and effective leadership practices.  She is currently a facilitator and executive coach at HSBC Bank.   Melissa devotes her personal time as volunteer for the American Cancer Society, acting as a resource to women with breast cancer.  She has run grief and divorce groups in her community, and is a volunteer facilitator for Woman to Woman International.  Melissa works with the Midwest branch, “Woman Within,” to conduct weekends dedicated to the personal transformation of women.

Candace Goodwin
Dr. Goodwin has over 25 years of executive leadership experience directing innovation, culture change and organizational & leadership development. Her professional experience ranges from a Vice President of Accounting to a President of a University. She is results driven and adept in strategic planning and implementation; one of her strongest leadership competencies is the ability to drive excellence in execution. Additionally, she has a strong focus on human resources and organizational development resulting in her commitment to leadership and employee advancement.

Her educational background includes a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership, a Masters of Business Administration in Human Resources Management and a Bachelors of Art in Finance. She is also a Genos Certified Practitioner of Emotional Intelligence, a Catalytic Coach, and a Rapid Change Facilitator.

Dr. Candace Goodwin is currently CEO/President of Organizational Leadership Partners, LLC. Organizational Leadership Partners specializes in employee engagement, culture change, organizational development, emotional intelligence and leadership development for executives and high potential employees. The outcome of her organizational services results in exceptional business growth and helping employees thrive. Dr. Goodwin also partners as a consultant with both Energage, LLC and Enerpace, Inc.

Goodwin has also founded, and is the Executive Director of the non-profit organization, My Charlie’s Heart Foundation. My Charlie’s Heart Foundation is a 501c3 established to serve the disenfranchised in the Chicagoland area. The focus is to supply basic hygiene products to individuals that are homeless or find themselves in need of these basic essential products.

Nancy Tylim
Nancy has experience working with all levels of the organization, from plant employees, to Managers, to C-Suite and Executives with a background as an Employee Assistance Professional for the first 8 years and focusing mostly on Executive Coaching and Leadership Development in the last 23 years. She enjoys coaching individuals and organizations to help them create more fulfilling and productive work environments. In her coaching, she supports individuals to remain engaged and productive while helping them step it up from whatever level they are at. Nancy and her clients work together on leveraging the individual’s strengths, set powerful goals, and achieve tangible, long-lasting results. Her coaching provides clients with powerful tools to shift their perspective in order to empower themselves and create transformative change. Nancy completely and totally commits to her client’s greatest success while supporting them with strategic thinking and decision making, strengths-based development and growth, illuminating blind spots, addressing needs, uccessful career management, leadership effectiveness and presence, 360 feedback coaching, team building and leadership development.

Karen Staib Duffy
Karen is an Executive Coach who has been a confidential sounding board, thought partner and collaborator for great success for over 15 years.  Karen acts as a catalyst, making  your best even better,  Karen works with you to discover new ways to make better decisions, handle difficult situations smoothly, and improve organizational relationships.  Her focus is on long-term results as she moves leaders to improve their current performance, prepare for promotion, and move into new roles and higher levels of responsibility.

Karen’s specialty is Development and Career Coaching, with a focus on Strategic Coaching – practical and performance-based, and Ontological Coaching – concentrating on the development of Emotional Intelligence(EQ), Political and Leadership skills.   Karen is adept at working concurrently with multiple layers of leadership within an organization, maintaining confidentiality and trust at all times.

Karen is an Ontological Coach, certified through Newfield Network’s Coaching for Professional and Personal Mastery(CPPM) and a Professional Certified Coach(PCC) with the International Coach Federation.  She has an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.

Karen specialized in finance for over 20 years and was a Managing Director at on of Chicago’s leading financial institutions, Banc One Capital Markets (now part of JP Morgan Chase).  During that time she has exposure to management, risk management, sales and relationship management, and business/product development.  Karen’s early career was with First National Bank of Chicago and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.