I have always been interested in decision making. I am most curious about how groups think through to a decision. In my experience, tough, complex, multidisciplinary problems are uniquely intended for teams to solve. I have generally learned that no one person has the answer, we may have more questions than answers, answers are built between thinkers, and we have to integrate multiple perspectives into our thinking. Not every team I have been on does well at these. I understand quality conversation might not guarantee a good outcome, but it does dramatically increase the odds of one. I want to help every team get 100% better at thinking together.
I’ve been working with individuals, teams, and organizations for 40 years. No matter what the goal of the work is: coaching, strategy, organization development, change management, etc. the importance of communication and trust quickly become the cornerstones for success. I am very excited incorporating Airtime into this important work. I’m dedicated to focusing on the fundamentals of trust and communication to better serve those we work with. I live in Ellicott City, MD with my husband and business partner Andre Kotze, along with our pup Aiko.
Having spent my working life as a career expat, living in eight countries and working in at least two dozen more, I have come to believe that diversity in all its forms is not only desirable, but is a prerequisite for thriving in today’s markets. Dealing with multiple languages, customs, religions, and different ways of doing things requires a very clear and effective communication strategy. Have you ever tried to set down company policy or operational procedures when your staff come from 46 countries and speak 90 different languages (this is a real-world example)? This is where Airtime comes to the fore, teaching people the value of effective communication.
I should have been a mechanical engineer, but the internet intervened and I discovered I loved making virtual machines! With programming and visualizing data I love to juggle the many thoughts in my head as they swarm to a solution or pattern. With this basic enjoyment and the damn good luck of being friends with Organizational Development consultants, I have had the pleasure of exercising my mind to fullfill their ambitious projects of bringing better communication and personal realization to folks at work. I get to do the interesting work of making internet based tools that really help people in their work and life. The work my Airtime colleagues do can be employed by their clients at work and at home. It is fullfilling to serve this purpose while getting to play around with virtual machine building.
I’ve enjoyed a career built on the bedrock of communicating in service of making connections. I use words to inquire and uncover obstacles, discover and redefine visions, to engage and inspire action, to share information and teach concepts and to shape the work of organizations. The more I learn about the art and science of communicating, the more I know how much I have yet to learn. I am a firm believer in the notion that the quality of life is enhanced by the quality of communication. I travel life’s adventure with my husband and 10 year old son; we’ve enjoyed putting roots down in New Market, MD, 1 hour outside of Washington, DC.
There’s nothing more satisfying than making the user experience more pleasant and efficient. For many of us, digital and visual tool use takes up a large amount of our time each day, and often this is less than enjoyable. Over the years my background in learning and editing has expanded into helping make the experience of using a digital document, website, or app be the best it can be. My goal is to make the tools and digital aids we use as easy as possible so that a larger proportion of our expended effort can be devoted to the work at hand and less at deciphering. I love energizing this creative side of my work from my home in Annapolis, MD.
My background has always been in customer service. I have experience in many different industries including hospitality, manufacturing, distribution, higher education, and elementary education with special needs students. What is the common factor? Communication. It all comes down to communication and the art of conversation. The team here at Airtime is amazing. There is always something to learn from this positive and very talented team. I live in Ellicott City, MD with my husband and our three kids.
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Anbern calls herself a "Facilitator of Family Play." She received the Family Firm Institute (FFI) Certificate in Family Business Advising, and is a member of the Chicago Family Advisory Council. Using games that promote neuroplasticity, she helps families create a culture that upholds their legacy and values. She uses AirtimeBA to help people develop skills to move forward in their personal and professional life.
More than 30 years of corporate experience working with companies, entrepreneurs, and individuals across the country including Fortune 100 companies; privately held companies; startups; and leaders in consumer products, retail, private equity, transportation and travel, durables, and higher education.
Areas of expertise include executive coaching and leadership training, strategic thought leadership, workshop development and facilitation, and professional/personal development.
Jeanne is certified in AirtimeBA Communications Skills Training, a data-driven method to build awareness of verbal behaviors in group interactions and how they can be used to impact team and personal success!
Tom specializes in communication, cultural competence, and group facilitation. His passion is to see groups and organizations deepen their cultural and emotional intelligence – for better collaboration and efficiency. He has trained and coached leaders for over three decades in France, the UK, and the USA. Since 2020, he has worked with Coaching Cultures to provide skills and tools to navigate our increasingly multicultural world.
For over 20 years Maggie has worked closely with senior leaders to design, develop, and deliver high-impact leadership programs. She is also a coach and facilitator who combines structure, process, and empathy to create moments of insight bringing out the best of individuals and teams. She is particularly passionate about helping new and emerging leaders transition into new roles. She brings extensive experience in Private Equity and Asset Management.
With 30 years’ experience globally using experiential learning methods to liberate the potential of leaders and teams in organizations and the wider community. Ann values using AirtimeBA to explore habits and patterns of behavior for success. She is passionate about creating safe psychological spaces for individuals, groups, and organizations to benefit from open and honest dialogue - conversations that promote self awareness and awareness of others that build trusting relationships and lead to strong commitment to positive action for change.
Tricia has incorporated the AirtimeBA methodology into her 20 years of experience working with teams, leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs in the coaching, facilitation, and consulting arenas. She uses AirtimeBA to help individuals and teams recognize the communication patterns that may be holding them back and create a plan for change and growth, which impacts productivity and effectiveness. Please see her full bio at www.iocoachingconsulting.com
An AirtimeBA Reference Coder, Sara offers an experienced application of behavior awareness coding. Concentrate on your group and coaching while Sara does the coding for you.
With over two decades of executive leadership combined with her doctoral studies in organizational development (Columbia University), Dr. Renee Owen has a multi-faceted, holistic approach to leadership and team development. Renee uses AirtimeBA to help teams and individuals move beyond their typical habits to transform themselves and their organizational culture for thriving.
Roy has a career of over 25 years at Sony Corporation in a number of senior HR roles in UK, Japan, Germany, Singapore, and Sweden including at Board level. Since leaving Sony, Roy has consulted at senior levels in a range of organizations in the areas of leadership development, coaching, team development, strategy alignment, and resilience.
Roy has worked with a number of organizations with Senior Leaders who are facing significant change in their organizations. Roy has a specific interest in supporting leaders’ health and wellbeing using his background in a corporate environment and current Sports Psychology training.