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Megan Tobin, Penny Kastaris, & Ken Katzeff Share Info on 3 Coaching Programs

Friday, July 1, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jesus Diaz
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Inquiring minds have wanted to know about Coach training and certification. This year, ATD NYC Coaching SIG members have begun aggregating information in brief summary formats to acquaint you with several professional development options.  There are a multitude of training organizations and programs available, but we covered 3 known programs at the May Coaching SIG.  Ken Katzeff, Penny Kasteras and Megan Tobin led and facilitated discussions on the respective programs:

  • iCoach New York/Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business Executive Education  (Ken Katzeff) Click to view.
  • Columbia Coaching Certification Program, Columbia University & Teachers College (Penny Kastaris, with Susanne Mueller) Click to view.
  • Core Essentials Program, CoachU, Inc. (Megan Tobin) Click to view.

We're happy to answer any questions you may have related to the summaries, which provide you with direct contact information for each of the programs. 

If you would like to review or present information on a coach training program you attended, please contact: Megan Tobin,

More about contributing ATD NYC Coaching SIG Members:

Penny Kastaris, MS
Penny is an award-winning and sought after business coach and consultant, working for a global talent management firm and in her own practice.  A former officer of ATD with a master's degree in HR Education focusing on organizational effectiveness and adult learning, Penny has provided more than 4000 hours of coaching and consulting services combined and led hundreds of engaging training programs, evaluated highly by participants and stakeholders alike. She is known for implementing best-practices across her specialty areas including: executive, high potential and staff coaching, talent management, performance consulting and strategic career development.  Previously, Penny has served in several leading roles within internal HR organizations, worked as a Product Support Manager for an IBM Marketing Affiliate, and served as media consultant for a global tribute coinciding with the 2004 Olympics.

Ken Katzeff
Ken is a Principal at Advanced Performance Solutions. He is a highly versatile Learning and Development consultant with over 25 years of experience in helping clients achieve their business goals and increase organizational effectiveness.  Ken's work focuses on bridging the gap between technology and learning.  He works collaboratively with companies looking to maximize their Human Capital by offering cutting-edge learning tools and experiences that improve individual and team performance. This combination of Best Practices accelerates employees' learning and increases their productivity, giving organizations a competitive advantage.

Megan Tobin
Megan provides Executive Coaching and Management Consulting services for business, professional and career development, serving corporate and individual clients in the US and abroad.  She works with Human Resources Talent Management firms based in New York and Los Angeles, as well as with referred clients through her own business, Time2Market Inc.  Megan brings 20 years professional experience serving Fortune 500, small business and individual clients in the North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Her experience includes working with senior and cross-functional management in lead Strategy, Finance, Business Development and Marketing roles at companies including AT&T, ING Barings, Ernst & Young, and MCI among others.  Megan currently serves on the Board of ASTDNY, as the Vice President of Special Interest Groups ("SIGs") and is the Chair of the Coaching SIG. She also serves as a Career Advisor for UC Berkeley's Haas, Haas/Columbia and UCLA's Anderson MBA and EMBA alumni. Her business information can be found at and

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