Marcia Ellis is a coach, trainer and consultant on organizational development issues with over 20 years experience in the corporate environment. Marcia combines her human resources expertise with her coaching and training skills to deliver high impact training programs and one-on-one coaching sessions that are interactive, experiential and learner-centered. She specializes in providing tools and concepts that managers can immediately employ in their day-to-day work situations that enhance their leadership capabilities and improve their business results.
Marcia began her career with Sikorsky Aircraft. She held leadership positions in Organizational Development, Employee and Labor Relations and was the Director of Work/Life and Diversity Programs. Marcia was one of the original members of the Boston College National Work and Family Roundtable which brought together thought leaders from 30 global companies to shape corporate and public response to the demands of work, home and community in order to enhance employee effectiveness. She also established a women’s leadership program at Sikorsky that aided in the advancement and retention of women within the organization. This program was expanded to include men and addressed diversity issues in the workplace, which resulted in more effective relationships between men and women with a corresponding boost in morale and productivity. In addition, she was awarded the United Technologies Corporation Team Award for the first successful human resources shared services initiative when she led an inter-divisional team that developed and implemented a key employee opinion survey of the worldwide UTC population.
Marcia has served as a speaker at a variety of conferences including The Conference Board, The Alliance of Work/Life Professionals, The International Association of Business Communicators, and The International Quality and Productivity Center. Marcia’s work in the area of flexible work arrangements won the National Innovative Excellence Award from the Alliance of Work/Life Professionals and was featured in a special work/life edition of the American Compensation Association Journal. Her program, “Managing Flexibility for Productivity” designed for helicopter manufacturer, Sikorsky Aircraft, successfully brought flexible work arrangements from written policy to effective practice. This program was adopted by United Technologies Corporation, the parent company of Sikorsky Aircraft, and implemented throughout all the divisions of the corporation.
Marcia’s training programs have been presented to more than ten thousand participants worldwide. She has consulted for a number of multi-national organizations in the media, transportation, entertainment, manufacturing, technology and financial services industries.
Her areas of expertise include:
- Leadership Development
- Personal and Team Effectiveness
- Coaching for Development
- Flexible Work Arrangements
- Preventing Sexual Harassment
- Performance Management
- Supervising a Union-Represented Workforce
- Work/Life balance
Marcia Ellis graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and received her coach’s training from The Coaches Training Institute. In addition she holds an Insights Discovery Accreditation along with Team Effectiveness and Sales Effectiveness Accreditations, which she uses to help her clients improve individual, team and organizational performance.
James J. Malski
James J. Malski is an entrepreneur, international speaker and award winning business advisor and mentor. Jim re-educates entrepreneurs and executives on how to profitably grow their organizations through the guided implementation of customized business development and leadership practices.
Jim began his career 30 years ago as a certified public accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Fulfilling a desire to learn how to grow and build businesses, in 1984, at age 26, Jim left PricewaterhouseCoopers to start-up a commercial passenger airline that he grew into the fourth largest national airline in the United States generating over $200 million in annual sales before being purchased by American Airlines in the mid-1990’s. Since 1984, Jim has bought and sold 16 businesses; and currently is an owner/investor in 3 successful businesses. During his career, Jim has held a number of senior management positions, including president, COO, CFO, and controller in a number of industries including transportation, professional services, retail, information technology and consulting services.
Since 2001, Jim has successfully taught over 1,700 entrepreneurs and executives on how to profitably grow their careers, departments and organizations with proven financial and business development practices through his seminars, workshops and 1-2-1 mentoring programs.
His areas of expertise include:
- Strategic Planning
- Cash Flow and Financial Management
- Sales Effectiveness
- Profit Maximization
- Leadership Development
- Team Effectiveness
Jim is the author of a number of published columns on business leadership and business development topics; and is a frequent guest on local and national, business focused, television and radio shows.