Nadia Prescott Principal

nadia bio photoAs a consultant and executive coach, Nadia has over 25 years of experience working with leading Fortune 500 and small to medium sized companies both in the US and Europe. At PeopleSoft where she was VP of Supply Chain Marketing, she was recognized multiple times for outstanding performance and built and trained a team to deliver results on time, on budget and to have fun in the process. Nadia founded Emerging Executive in 2002 to capitalize on her passion and energy to develop sustainable nonprofit organizations with exceptional leaders.

Her work is focused on strategic planning, board and leadership development, and developing diverse applied income streams to address the current economic realities facing the nonprofit sector. She is a trained consultant in the nonprofit lifecycles methodology from the renowned consultant Dr. Susan Kenny Stevens, author of Nonprofit Lifecycles” and worked with Susan and The Gifford Foundation for over four years on the capacity building initiative for small to medium-sized nonprofit organizations. Most recently, she was one of only a select group of capacity building consultants who were part of The Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians/The Haiti Fund Capacity Building Initiative to support grassroots organizations.

Nadia is also a successful grant writer using her strengths in positioning and strategy to develop compelling proposals for her clients. To date, she has generated over $1.5 million on behalf of clients from government and private sources including $100,000 for organizations in the capacity building project.

As an executive coach, she has also worked with individuals – nonprofit and corporate – to help people realize their potential as leaders and follow their passion and dreams which has resulted in career progression and often career transitions.

Nadia holds a BA in Marketing, a coaching qualification through The Coaches Training Institute and is a certified coach through the International Coaching Federation. She is also a graduate and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Communications, Advertising and Marketing Foundation in the UK. She is a member of the International Association of Coaches and the Nonprofit Consultant Network in Boston.

Nadia is an avid traveler and considers herself a citizen of the world. At home in Salem she loves to experiment with recipes collected on her travels, watch tennis and spend time with her two cockatiels.

Marie Peeler Associate

marie-peelerMarie Peeler is an executive coach and leadership development professional that works with individual leaders and leadership teams to increase their business effectiveness. As a coach, she helps her clients make fundamental changes that allow them to decide what’s important, see things differently, and take positive actions to achieve their goals. As a speaker and author, Marie presents on leadership at industry events, leads public and private workshops, and is a frequent contributor to business, industry, and trade publications.

Having “walked in their shoes” helps Marie understand the challenges that today’s leaders face. Previously, Marie was a Managing Director for Harte-Hanks, an international direct marketing and communications firm, for nine years. During her tenure, she held positions as the President and General Manager of operating divisions on both coasts, where she had bottom line P & L accountability and managed staffs of several hundred people.

Marie has a Master of Science degree in Organizational Learning and Development and earned her coaching credentials at Georgetown University in the graduate level Leadership Coaching program. She earned the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coach Federation, and is a certified practitioner of both the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) and The Leadership Circle™. She has also trained in and is authorized to use the Leadership Maturity Framework (LMF) and Profile (MAP.)

Vally Kovary Associate

vallyVally Kovary is a management consultant specializing in strategic management and organizational development. Vally earned a master’s degree in business (MBA) and a master’s in international studies (MA) concurrently as a member of the pioneer class of The Wharton School’s Lauder Institute for International Management, at the University of Pennsylvania. She brings to the practice more than 30 years of service to the private and non-profit sectors in the U.S., Latin America, the Middle East and former Soviet Union. VallyÂ’s commitment to the non-profit sector has included serving on numerous boards of directors, including those of Planned Parenthood, and Project Kesher, an international women’s organization operating in the former Soviet Union. She speaks Hebrew and has also studied Spanish and German. She is especially passionate about helping non-profits build their capacity, and about education, collaborative community development, and human rights.

Mitch Myers Associate

mitchMyersMitch Myers has over 20-years experience in non-profit leadership with a particular expertise in the development and implementation of financial and administration systems. In 1997 he was awarded the Exemplary Director for the State of California by the California School-Age Consortium (CALSAC). Until 2005 he was Executive Director of Growth & Learning Opportunities Inc., an accredited and state licensed before and after school childcare program serving over 800 children in San Francisco. He was responsible for the successful implementation of an infrastructure project to support multiple childcare sites, and led the organization through the National After School Association’s accreditation process. Mitch also developed a financial strategy to secure diversified funding for the organization, which included income from investments and grant funding. In 2003, he was appointed to the Child Care Planning and Advisory Council (CPAC) by the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department where he chaired public council meetings with stakeholders advocating the importance of early care and education in child care. From 2005-2007 he led a consulting project to restructure the accounting and administrative function of Novo Arts Inc, a fine arts consulting organization in New York City. He is currently General Manager and Interim Executive Director of Atchison Village Mutual Home Owners Corporation, in Richmond, California. Mitch holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of California Santa Barbara.  He now resides in San Francisco.

Rhonda Rueger Fibiger Client Support Manager

August 12 2012 013 Rhonda headshotWith over 30 years of experience in the field of education, Rhonda Rueger Fibiger has consistently demonstrated her ability as an instructional leader in the roles of interim assistant superintendent, elementary principal, adjunct college professor and secondary special education teacher.

Through her training and experience, she has developed a unique skill set which enables her to gather, analyze, and report data in a meaningful and practical manner. She has the ability to understand the big picture, to focus in on the details, and to lead others to desired outcomes.

She is able to organize, plan, work collaboratively, problem solve, and take action. Her creativity, style, and sense of humor have stood by her in the past and will stand by her in the future.

Rhonda holds Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Elementary and Special Education from SUNY Geneseo, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Education Administration from SUNY Cortland.

Meghan Higgins Associate Consultant

meghanMeghan serves as an Associate Consultant focused on nonprofit development, including grant writing, fundraising, and donor management, as well as group facilitation. Prior to joining Emerging Executive, Meghan acquired experience in a variety of nonprofit settings and positions.

Following completion of her undergraduate degree, Meghan served with City Year, a national education focused non-profit, as an AmeriCorps team leader. In this position, she acquired significant leadership experience, managing teams working to address the dropout crisis in both elementary and high schools in Little Rock, Arkansas. Meghan has also done policy and advocacy work with YouthBuild USA, focusing on local, state, and federal strategy around youth unemployment, education, and criminal justice. Additionally, she worked on the development team at BUILD Boston, a national youth development organization, where her focus was primarily on grant writing.

A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Meghan is passionate about nonprofit development and management, with a particularly interest in organizations working with youth and families.
Meghan holds a joint M.A. degree in Urban and Environmental Policy & Planning as well as Child Studies & Human Development from Tufts University.