NECS Bios

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Beverley Wright

As Founder and CEO of the Wright Choice Group (WCG), LLC, her 30+ years of experience working for IBM in leadership roles in administration, sales, marketing, and operations provides a rich repertoire of experiences to draw upon. Her company offers executive leadership coaching and consulting, and Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) services to clients in multiple industries. Bev led her team in creating an award-winning internal coaching business at IBM, which was recognized with the International Coach Federation (ICF) Prism Award twice. She wrote a bi-monthly coaching column for Eclipse Magazine for five years and had an article published more recently in Choice Magazine, where she serves as a member of the editorial board. Her article was the first for their new recurring column, Kaleidoscope, on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. Ms. Wright is an International Coach Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC), a Co-Active Professional Certified Coach (CPCC), and a graduate of Corporate Coach University. She is a past President of the ICF North Texas Chapter, a past board member of the ICF Foundation and a recipient of the ICF Circle of Distinction Award. A member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 coaches and the 2021 Thinkers50 Coaching and Mentoring Award nominee.

 

Joan Wright

As President of O’Sullivan Wright, Inc. since 2000, Joan is adept at helping Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial businesses effectively develop and retain the leadership strength and talent required to achieve their strategic initiatives. In conjunction with helping client organizations achieve their desired goals, she helps leaders reach their own personal aspirations and significance. As a published author of two books and expert on leadership and organizational development, her background includes 25 years with Philip Morris, Citicorp, GE Capital and Wachovia, where she was head of executive leadership development. Both books UP: Pursuing Significance in Leadership and Life and SOULinks: Pursuing Multi- Generational Significance were featured by Maria Shriver’s Architects of Change and shared with more than 2.1 million Shriver followers.  She successfully summited Mt. Kilimanjaro’s Uhuru Peak to raise funds and awareness for Africa’s most impoverished communities. Fortunate to be doing leadership development work in East Africa and Yancey County, North Carolina since 2010. Additionally, she serves on The Ivey: A Memory Wellness Center’s board and facilitates a caregiver’s group for those caring for Dementia and Alzheimer’s.

 

Thomas (Thom) Wright

Thom is an ICF-certified Executive Coach and Facilitator with a passion for stimulating thought, growth, and transformation in his clients. With his ability to see through complexity and a talent for challenging people to explore different perspectives, Thom creates open, engaging, learning environments in which people become more effective leaders. His thoughtful, collaborative approach encourages clients to leverage their strengths to enact meaningful change for themselves and their teams – to become “greater than the sum of their parts”. Thom loves working with leaders who aspire to grow their own greatness, who have a powerful desire to learn, and who want to inspire others along the way. He has worked with hundreds of clients, from high-potential individuals, emerging leaders, executives up through the c-suite and has coached clients as they create start-ups, step into new leadership roles in large firms, lead their teams through significant organizational change, increase personal resilience, manage complex cultural shifts including diversity challenges, solve complex business problems, and more.

 

 

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