Whenever possible, I tap into the talents offered by amazing these colleagues. It’s not just their impressive expertise that compels me to involve them. They are kind, supportive advisers who care about people and make a difference with their work, enhancing every situation they are involved in. Read on to learn more about each of these accomplished professionals.
There is one other team member that provides ongoing inspiration for me: my dog, Grace. You won’t see her at any meetings or workshops but she provides lessons that can help us all become better managers and people. I’d love for you to meet her!
Amee Patel Pant brings diverse HR experience
Amee Patel Pant has more than 14 years of diverse human resources and management experience. Ms. Patel Pant specializes in leading human resources initiatives including policy design, compensation, performance management, recruiting, compliance reporting, employee relations, training, and benefits administration.
Ms. Patel Pant has served on the senior management team at New England Office Supply (now WB Mason) leading Human Resources strategy. In this capacity, she was responsible for all aspects of human resources including developing and implementing on-boarding, training, performance management, employee retention, benefits management and employee relations strategies.
Amee graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in International Relations with a summer spent at Cambridge University, then earned her M.B.A. from Boston College. Amee has spent her professional career focused on thinking about how culture, strategy and capabilities need to be designed together so they can sustain each other as an organization scales.
She is a firm believer in giving back to the community and has volunteered at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC). In addition to her current responsibilities she is also volunteering at a local domestic violence shelter. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, attempting to teach her young son how to play chess, and thinking about new ways to make HR a core strategic function versus an administrative processor.
Nancy Bishop offers career coaching services
Nancy Bishop and Robin have worked together for more than a decade, with a mutual respect and a common interest to help individuals be their best in the workplace. Individuals seeking career exploration support will benefit from Nancy’s expertise, and find real answers from her creative, meaningful, results-based support.
Nancy brings to life the powerful and insightful information revealed from the Pathway Planner assessment, essential for anyone wanting to find their authentic career path.
Nancy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services. She is a member of the International Association of Coaching and Coachville. Her background includes work in the areas of career/professional transitions, human resources, counseling and health & wellness. She has held positions in non-profit organizations as well as in banking, small business, and publishing.
She has written dozens of articles that have been published online and in a variety of health and personal development magazines such as Personal Excellence Magazine and StayFit Magazine.
Her personal story of overcoming the adversity of living with a chronic illness was published in an anthology of inspirational stories, titled “Recovering Your Lost Self from Adversity,” compiled by Art Martin and Tony Stubbs and published by Personal Transformation Press in June 2004.
When not coaching others on pursuing their passion, she is pursuing her own. She enjoys walking in nature, photography, painting, and a good cup of tea.
Leaf Seligman brings strong expertise to animal-theme workshops
From Leaf’s childhood in Tennessee, writing has been her primary way of making meaning, understanding the incomprehensible, and cultivating compassion. She moved to New England where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Relations from the University of Connecticut, then completed a Master’s Degree in Writing at the University of New Hampshire and pursued teaching. Leaf taught writing, human relations and women’s studies at UNH from 1985-1999 with a brief hiatus for graduate studies in playwriting at Brandeis in the early nineties.
Growing up in the South during the Civil Rights era shaped Leaf’s passion for justice and ignited an interest in teaching in prison. She has taught and led writing workshops, administered Humanities Council grants, developed a curriculum for teaching writing to incarcerated individuals and currently coordinates the Alternatives to Violence Project at the North Central Correctional Institute in Gardner, MA.
In 1999, she left teaching at UNH to attend Harvard Divinity School where she earned her M.Div. degree. Leaf spent a year as a volunteer chaplain at the Cheshire County House of Correction and ten years as a congregational minister. During that time, she studied Family Systems Theory, presented at denominational conferences, and served as a volunteer hospital chaplain. A collection of her Sabbath meditations called Opening the Window was published in 2011 (Bauhan Publishing). In 2013, she retired from ministry to resume a writing-centered life.
That life now includes teaching Integrative Thinking and Writing at Keene State College, individual writing guidance and group writing experiences offered through Opening the Window—Writing That Matters, and collaborating with Robin on the Fox and the Hound: Building Alliances Across Personalities and No Snark, No Bark: Creating a Harmonious Workplace. Leaf finds the collaboration with Robin so enjoyable because it affords her the chance to enlist various skill sets honed through all her vocational endeavors.
And of course Leaf is thrilled to have more time to spend with her black German Shepherd, Zuki!