New Partner Announced!
May 24, 2019 —HREA is thrilled to announce it's newest Partner - Ellen Petersen!
Ellen is an executive coach and consultant with over 25 years of experience providing coaching, executive strategy, business, and leadership facilitation across a spectrum of top-ranked organizations and industries, in both for-profit and non-profit sectors, across the globe. Her industry and functional coaching experience are far reaching: pharmaceutical, petrochemical, manufacturing, automotive, banking, financial, insurance, consumer products, real estate, healthcare, tech, fine fragrance, hospitality, and managed services.
She has coached executives through turbulent organizational change -- acquisition, mergers, turnaround, start-ups, new positions and new market expansion -- and achievement of their personal career goals. Ellen has specialized in assisting leaders as they assume new positions and build teams, consensus, communication, constructive conflict, followership, and brand themselves. She is featured in the book, Coaching Competencies and Corporate Leadership, by Dr. Tracey Weiss.
Some representative client position titles have been CEO, Chief Nursing Officer, President, General Manager, General Counsel, Chief Marketing Officer, Marketing Director, Chief Information Officer (and MD-CIO), Quality Director, Director Project Planning and Management, Vice President-Technology, Human Resources Director, Business Development, Senior Vice President Employee Services, Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. Some specific company and client experience includes , Radian, Nissan, ABB, Guardian Life Insurance Company, Arkema, Bristol Myers-Squibb, The Four Seasons Hotel, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Microsoft, Waste Management, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Volkswagen/Audi, Subaru, SEI Investments, Symrise, Firmenich, Campbell’s Soup, GlaxoSmithKline. Citizens Bank, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and The National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
She is also an Executive Coach at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania for the Advanced Management, Executive Education (corporate clients of Wharton) and MBA Programs and also serves Penn State University in their Executive MBA Program.
Prior to starting her own firm, Ellen served as Vice President, Human Resources, at ARAMARK, where she had accountability for the health care and refreshment services businesses, as well as global training and organizational development across the businesses. Ellen’s capstone assignment was to assist the CEO in managing the transition from a private to a publicly held company; she was responsible for planning and managing internal employee communications for this endeavor.
Ellen is certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as a Professionally Certified Coach (PCC) and completed a Leadership Coaching Certification from Georgetown University. She also has a bachelor of science in labor relations from Cornell University. She is certified to administer a number of instruments used in coaching individuals and teams such as Hogan, DISC, CCL feedback, ESCI (Emotional Intelligence) and MBTI. She is on the Board of the Economy League of the Philadelphia Region (Chair of the Leadership Exchange Committee) and Broad Street Ministries. She moderates forums for issues of critical public interest to Philadelphia and the U.S. such as the Philadelphia mayoral election, waterfront development, and both Philadelphia and Federal budgets. Back to all news