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Career Coaches

WGR is pleased to offer our members free and discounted consultations with highly regarded career coaches, each with distinct areas of expertise certain to meet your specific needs and goals. Whatever your career challenge, WGR has a coach to help you break through to the next level. Review our hand-selected coaches and contact them directly to set up your free initial consultation today. Inquire about discounts for future consultations.

Tiffany Adams
T. Adams Consulting, LLC
Tiffany has developed and managed high-functioning and motivated teams for more than 20 years and believes strongly that professional development is key to broadening and growing one’s career. She conducts professional performance coaching on two levels, working with executives directly to strengthen their skillset and ability to lead and she also works with team members. Tiffany believes that coaching is beneficial no matter your professional level and as a result, in addition to executive-level coaching, she has packages geared specifically toward mid-level managers and the millennial generation, to ensure that they are receiving strategic direction, growth ideas, and the tools to build their own leadership abilities. Strategic, career-path planning doesn’t just happen, and Tiffany will help you to ensure that you are focused on the care and feeding of your own professional mission. Her coaching style is relatable, fluid and above all, she assures you honesty, confidentiality and an opportunity to better your professional self! A native New Yorker, Tiffany currently resides in Washington, and believes that we should all play as hard as we work! She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University in Philadelphia and is a proud and active alumnus (Go Owls)!

Specialty Areas:

  • Leadership Development
  • Situational Coaching
  • Management Skills; Executive Presence
  • Performance Growth and Evaluation
  • Strategic Transitioning (incl. Resume and LinkedIn Review)
Contact Information:
Tiffany Adams
T. Adams Consulting, LLC


Alyssa Best
Career Coach
Alyssa Best serves as a coach and advisor promoting career advancement, salary negotiation, and personal wellness. Her approach is to foster optimal living for her clients through increased momentum towards their goals. She brings warmth and empathy, a sense of humor, active listening skills, and career development expertise to work that she finds joyful. Alyssa offers 1:1 sessions tailored to the individual (women + men) and her clients report higher rates of success when they engage her as their coach. She is a certified Personal and Executive Coach from The CaPP Institute (Coaching and Positive Psychology).

Specialty Areas:

  • Navigating a career (or life) transition
  • Personal and professional goal-setting
  • Job search strategies (e.g. resume/cover letter development, interview skills, and salary negotiation)
  • Expanding and maximizing your network
  • Succeeding and advancing in your current job/career
  • Boosting personal and professional wellness (e.g. happiness habits, strengths-building, work-life balance, stress management, and resilience)
Contact Information:
Alyssa Best
View online calendar to schedule consultations: calendly.com/alyssabest

Paulette Carnicelli Pidcock
Pidcock Coaching Partners, LLC
Drawing on her decades as a successful corporate lobbyist and leader, Paulette has created a coaching business to make a difference in the lives of her clients. She spent her career as a Government Relations Executive for three multi-billion dollar energy and utility holding companies (PPL Corporation, PG&E Corporation and Baltimore Gas & Electric Company), where she actively contributed in numerous leadership positions within my corporations, industry trade associations and professional organizations. Paulette earned her Leadership Coaching Certificate from Georgetown University and is currently a member of the International Coaching Federation. She holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science degree from California University of Pennsylvania. Since every client has his or her individual needs, our time together will be a safe environment, in which our coaching sessions will be tailored to meet your goals and conducted at the pace that ensures your optimal development.

Specialty Areas:

  • Leadership presence
  • Self-awareness
  • Career and life transitions
  • Bringing extensive, real-life experiences and expertise to my strategies, skills and knowledge of what contributes to effective leadership
Contact Information:
Paulette Carnicelli Pidcock

Anne Collier
Ready for a career boost? Interested in moving to the next step on the ladder in your current organization or, perhaps, somewhere new? Executive coach and personal branding expert Anne Collier will help you step into your power. Anne believes that everyone deserves a fulfilling personal life and career and she believes it’s possible. She supports her clients in creating just that while giving them a competitive edge that gets them to their goals quicker and with more ease. Anne's work guides clients to discover a fresh perspective through proven assessment tools such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, to make the most of their strengths, to minimize the effects of their blind spots, to communicate with presence and intention, and to be more effective and less stressed. Clients find that they can exceed their own goals, attract better opportunities, and be more confident by working with Anne. Anne’s clients include female executives from a wide variety of industries and Fortune 500 companies.

Specialty Areas:

  • Leadership/Teams
  • Personal branding/Business development
  • Career enhancement and change
  • Quality of life
Contact Information:
Anne E. Collier
202-449-9751 ext 1

Kyle LeBlanc
What do you get when you mix a spin doctress with an eagle-eye grammar geek who has a flair for design? Meet Kyle of Resumoxie. Balancing meticulous attention to detail with creative panache for more than a decade, Kyle loves collaborating with her clients to create custom resumes and professional documents that make a lasting impression. Whether it’s reframing the value of an entry-level internship or concisely capturing expertise gained after decades in the workforce, Kyle empowers professionals at all levels to understand, communicate, and defend the value they will bring to their next position.

Specialty Areas:

  • Resumes
  • Cover Letters
  • LinkedIn
  • Bios
  • Interview Coaching
Contact Information:
Kyle LeBlanc
202 997 7432


Amy Showalter
The Showalter Group, Inc.
Amy helps government relations professional identify, maximize and exploit their innate talents and strengths. She proudly admits that she has never worked in another profession ----- Amy is a life-long government relations professional, so she speaks your language. Her coaching clients report that she is able to uncover their brilliance and motivate them to achieve their highest priority outcomes in their work and / or personal life. In fact, she's been described as "part Oprah, part Judge Judy," and that combination of inspiration and "tough love" will help you achieve your goal.

Specialty Areas:

  • Strengths identification and exploitation for career advancement and mobility
  • Persuasive presentation skills
  • Science of ethical persuasion
  • Quantifying and demonstrating your value
  • Interview and sales skills
  • Upward influence
Contact Information:
Amy Showalter
The Showalter Group, Inc.

Ann Timmons
Communications Artist
Ann helps her clients become dynamic speakers and communicators by discovering their authentic presence. Her approach is based on 25 years’ experience in theatre, onstage and behind the scenes. Her approach to speaking and presentation is holistic, creative, and above all, experiential. She gives clients the physical and mental tools they need to present themselves at their best—every time!

Specialty Areas:

  • Authentic presence
  • Executive/leadership communications
  • Speaking with authority
  • Presentation/platform skills
  • Presentation content development
  • Speech writing
  • Vocal technique/voice “make-overs”
Contact Information:
Ann Timmons
ann@anntimmons.com/ ann.timmons@comcast.net
Communications Artist

Carol Vernon
Communication Matters: Executive Coaching & Training

Carol Vernon is a Certified Executive Coach focused on helping leaders and teams fine-tune their executive presence and leadership communication skills. Carol is fueled by a belief that doing your job well isn’t enough - without executive presence and the ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders, you can’t achieve your full potential or achieve the professional and personal results you seek.

She is passionate about helping other women tap into their full potential and maximize their impact through individual and team coaching and training.
Based in Washington, DC, Carol brings more than 20 years of senior-level experience working on Capitol Hill, and in the association and corporate arenas to her coaching. In addition, since 2008 she has served as the communications coach for the Women’s Campaign School at Yale. She has helped more than 500 women committed to seeking, or helping other women seek, elected office.

Specialty Areas:

  • One-on-one coaching; small group coaching; team coaching
  • Fine-tuning Executive Presence and Communication Skills Coaching & Training Programs
  • Wide Range of Assessment Tools: DISC, MBTI (Myers-Briggs);
  • Emotional Intelligence; Communication Style Preference
Contact Information:
Carol Vernon

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