Darcy has coached, inspired, and motivated change for individuals and teams at companies including Wachovia, The Home Depot, The Coca-Cola Company, AOL, Biogen Idec, and Verizon. She also has been a featured speaker for the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), the Public Relations Society of American (PRSA), the Credit Insurer’s Association, and Best Buy’s Women’s Leadership Forum (WoLF). Her coaching expertise has been cited in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Modesto Bee, Atlanta Business Chronicle, ABCnews.com, and CareerBuilder.com.
Before founding her company, Darcy was a Principal, Internal Coach, and Senior Communication Consultant at Hewitt Associates, a top human resources consulting firm. She served on Hewitt’s national Communication Leadership team and led the Communication Consulting business in the Southeast US. In that role, she was responsible for developing and retaining successful people and teams, helping clients create better results, and managing a healthy, growing bottom-line. At Hewitt, Darcy also innovated an Associate Coaching program, designed to support associate retention and growth in ways that made a tangible difference to the company and its clients. She coached associates one-on-one, plus coached teams accountable for serving multi-million dollar, complex client relationships.
Darcy holds the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is the 2010 president-elect of the Georgia Coach Association, and graduated from Northwestern University.
William Crossley was born in Columbus, OH after which he was educated and raised around the world as a military child. After attending several Universities from Sophia University in Tokyo to Georgia Tech, Bill graduated from Mercer University.
During Bill’s 28-year career in the Army, he commanded field artillery units at every level from Lieutenant to Brigadier General. He retired in 1988 after three years as Chief of Staff – V Corps in Germany, where he was selected by Colin Powell.
Retirement last a whole 10 days before Bill was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug. He co-founded and successfully ran various entrepreneurial ventures before settling down for retirement.
As a retiree, Bill now writes business books with a twist. His first was H2 which was an espionage thriller set in Europe and more recently Build it! Run it! Sell it! (BIRISI)- a business book disguised as a novel, that comes out in the next couple of weeks.
Short Introduction to Build it! Run it! Sell it!
BIRISI is a business book disguised as a humorous novel, with a plot that makes for an entertaining and informative read. Set in the disparate worlds of sailing aboard luxury yachts and women’s high fashion, BIRISI is organized around the framework of the entrepreneur’s mantra—Build it! Run it! Sell it!—into which are woven the imperatives of a multi-million dollar entrepreneurial enterprise and the structuring of a deal that investing angels and green card seekers can’t refuse.
A long time resident of Atlanta, Jim moved to Marietta in 1980 while he was working with AT&T. He spent 36 years with AT&T and affiliated AT&T companies progressing through positions of greater responsibility up to Area Vice President. Jim retired from AT&T in 2001 and went on to work for OFS, Conklin Corp., Carbon Motors, Ameriprise Financial and Penn Mutual, before finally settling into a slower paced life.
He has remained active with Georgia Tech teaching financial planning and supporting the alumni organization through the Cobb Georgia Tech Executive Network group as a coach and mentor for senior level graduates in career transition. Jim is also a member of the Kettering Executive Group.
Jim first came to Atlanta to attend Georgia Tech where he received a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration majoring in finance. He is also a graduate of the Executive Program at Penn State.
His has 3 grown children, and 8 grandchildren, and lives with his wife of 44 years in East Cobb. His hobbies include golf, bridge, motorsports and writing. His book “LifeSpan Financial Mapping” is listed with Amazon.com.