David C. Borchard, EdD, BCC
In his 30-plus years of experience as an executive coach and licensed professional counselor, Dave has helped thousands of managers and professionals clarify, develop, and apply their signature strengths in work, lifestyle, and leadership. He has been the director of a career assessment planning center at a large urban community college and served on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University, and the federal government’s Eastern and Western Management Development Centers. He has delivered professional development seminars and provided career counseling and executive coaching to various government agencies and outplacement services and at the World Bank in Washington, DC.
He is author of The Joy of Retirement: Finding Happiness, Freedom, and the Life You’ve Always Wanted; Will the Real You Please Stand Up? and ten editions of Your Career Planner. His books and the Pro Energy Profiler have been used by colleges and universities, the World Bank in Washington, DC, and government agencies and leadership programs.
Dave’s educational credentials include a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University, a master’s degree from Brown University, and a doctorate in counseling with support fields in adult development and psychological assessment from the George Washington University.
Patricia A. Donohoe, MA, MDiv
Pat’s work experience includes teaching English and journalism, editing an award-winning alumni magazine at a liberal arts college, leading a public relations team at a large urban community college, and, as an ordained Presbyterian minister (PCUSA), serving as associate pastor at a progressive, midsized Presbyterian church. Her academic credentials include a B.A. in English from North Carolina State University, an M.A. in English literature from the University of Colorado Boulder, and an M.Div. from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.
Her publications include dozens of feature articles, short stories, and essays, as well as her book, The Printer’s Kiss: The Life and Letters of a Civil War Newspaperman and His Family, published by Kent State University Press as part of their Civil War in the North Series. Her writing has won awards from Wyoming Writers, Inc.; West Virginia Writers, Inc.; and the West Virginia Fiction Competition sponsored by the WV Center for the Book and Shepherd University.
She is certified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Pro Energy Profiler (PEP), and as a professional master coach by The Certified Life Coach Institute. When not writing or creating new resources for helping people flourish, Pat and Dave enjoy traveling to rocky coasts and spending time with friends and family, including their eight lively grandkids.
Bonnie Knox, PhD, PCC
Bonnie has been faculty with the Office of Personnel Management and an associate professor at the Pennsylvania State University. In her role as faculty, organizational development consultant, program manager, facilitator, and executive coach she has partnered with thousands of leaders in her 30-year career, addressing a variety of topics including innovation and decision making, political savvy, effective communication, power and influence, leading change, time management, strategic planning, team development, conflict resolution and coaching.
Bonnie has worked with a variety of clients in both the public and private sectors. A sample of her clients include the Department of Justice, The U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NASA, Jeppesen-Sanderson, Department of Defense, Head Start, USDA, The American Cancer Society, The Bureau of Land Management, GMAC, CVS, FDA, NSA, and a variety of businesses, associations and nonprofits. She served as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Vice President, Dean and Director of the Institute for Professional Development with the Lancaster General Health System, and Assistant Professor with Management Development and Services at The Pennsylvania State University.
Bonnie holds a bachelor of fine arts from Bowling Green State University, a master’s of education from The Pennsylvania State University and a doctorate from Pennsylvania State University in Workforce Education and Development.
Mary Burger, BA
Director of Client Relations
Mary is a highly rated and requested presenter, assessor, facilitator, executive coach, and visiting program director for respected programs, including OPM’s leadership assessment programs. She has received exceptional ratings as both a facilitator and leadership coach at over one hundred federal sector leadership programs. She has also served as an executive coach in leadership development programs with the DoD, NNSA, NSA, and VA.
In support of her coaching, Mary draws on her personal leadership experiences in Sales, marketing, analysis, hospitality, and large-scale program management. Her coaching, team facilitation skills, and highly developed interpersonal skills have been honed over 30 years of diverse experience in sales and hospitality management. Mary has received consistent feedback from her coaching clients that her style is caring, direct, compassionate, authentic, and encouraging. Her primary focus is on developing and maintaining exceptional client experiences through intentional communication, transparency, and relationship building. She is the recipient of multiple prestigious sales and management leadership awards.
Mary has a bachelor’s degree in political science and communications from Mt. St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD. She is certified as a leadership coach/assessor by Kent State University’s School of Public Policy and Administration.