Our Experts & Advisors
Our experts and advisors – along with our global team of world-class coaches – ensure
we stay on the cutting edge of leadership and human performance.
Our experts and advisors – along with our global team of world-class coaches – ensure
we stay on the cutting edge of leadership and human performance.
Caren Kenney, CEO and founder of Evolve Leadership, is a highly experienced business and thought leader and global C-suite executive coach and consultant. Prior to launching Evolve, she was part of the leadership team at the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute and executive director of its Premier Executive Leadership™ program, which she was responsible for creating and leading beginning in 2016. Before that, she served as part of the Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions leadership team, where she built and launched several strategic health and wellness enterprise platforms, initiatives, and partnerships. In 2001, Caren co-founded a health-tech startup that developed the world’s first direct-to-consumer behavioral health digital coaching programs, which were ultimately acquired by J&J.
As an executive coach, Caren has worked with a range of leaders from early-stage start-up CEOs to Fortune 100 executives and Fortune Most Powerful Women. She also delivers keynotes and workshops for women leaders, HR executives, and leadership teams on how to achieve higher levels of wellbeing and performance for themselves and their organizations. She has published articles on how to build high-performing and sustainable C-suite leaders and has been featured in several publications including the American Journal of Health Promotion, Forbes, Directors & Boards, HR Magazine, FierceCEO, and Authority Magazine.
Sandi Peterson joined Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) as an operating partner in 2019, where her directorships currently include Covetrus and Cynosure. Prior to CD&R, she was group worldwide chairman of Johnson & Johnson, where her portfolio included medical devices, consumer, global operating infrastructure, technology, supply chain, and key strategic initiatives. Previously, Ms. Peterson served as CEO of Bayer CropScience AG, CEO of Bayer Medical Care, and president of Bayer HealthCare AG’s Diabetes Care Division. She started her career at McKinsey and has held executive positions at Medco Health Solutions (formerly known as Merck-Medco), Nabisco, and Whirlpool. She is a member of the Microsoft board of directors, chairman of the board of the American Academy in Berlin, serves as an international advisory board member to global strategic advisory firm Hakluyt & Company, and is on the board of the Institute for Advanced Study, the world-renowned center for science and humanities research in Princeton, NJ.
Ms. Peterson is also on the boards of Zymergen and Volastra, two early-stage life science companies. Previously, she was chairman of EcoHealth Alliance, the world’s foremost global institution at the forefront of pandemic detection and mitigation. She was also a member of the board of directors of The Dun & Bradstreet Corp. where she chaired the Innovation & Technology Committee. She has appeared on FORTUNE Magazine’s list of Most Powerful Women numerous times and was featured on the Magazine’s inaugural list of Leaders Who Are Changing Healthcare. Ms. Peterson attended Princeton University (M.P.A., Applied Economics), and Cornell University (B.A., Government).
Erin Kenney, Founder and CEO of Nutrition Rewired, is a Licensed Registered Dietitian, wellbeing expert, and specialized nutrition coach who leverages the latest research and science to provide highly personalized counseling and coaching to help individuals maximize physical and mental wellbeing. She has worked extensively with athletes, CEOs, and other business leaders ranging from startup founders to Fortune 100 executives, helping them achieve and sustain optimal human performance.
Erin is the author of two books, including Rewire Your Gut, a specialized cookbook and guide with recipes and meal planning designed to reset and heal the gut. In addition to coaching, Erin presents at workshops and seminars throughout the U.S. and is featured regularly in the media on topics ranging from the gut-brain connection, autoimmune disease, hormones and gut health, sleep optimization, and alternative medicine including herbs and adaptogens, CBD, and medical cannabis. She has served as a guest lecturer for universities and sits on the board of the Massachusetts Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Dr. David Fein is the Founder and Medical Director of the Princeton Longevity Center and has been a practicing physician with nearly 30 years of combined experience in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Chronic Disease Prevention. He has traveled extensively to research the latest in medical advances, technology, and wellness tools to incorporate into his nationally recognized preventive medicine center.
Dr. Fein is a Founding Member of the Society for Cardiovascular CT and remains one of the few Internists in the world that are Board Certified in Cardiac CT. He is an expert lecturer on topics such as Radiation Reduction Techniques and Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring in the clinical setting and has taught and certified hundreds of physicians to become proficient in the field of Cardiac CT. He has also been invited nationally and internationally to speak at leading conferences on Preventive Medicine and lectures extensively on topics in preventive medicine, executive health. lifestyle management, and more.
Jim Loehr is a world-renowned performance psychologist, co-founder of the Human Performance Institute, and author of 17 books including Leading with Character, The Only Way to Win, and The Power of Full Engagement. His groundbreaking, science-based energy management training system has achieved worldwide recognition and been featured across multiple media outlets from the Harvard Business Review to Fortune to the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Dr. Loehr has worked with hundreds of world-class performers from the arenas of sport, business, medicine, and law enforcement including Fortune 100 executives, FBI Hostage Rescue Teams, and military Special Forces. From his more than 30 years of experience and applied research, he believes the single most important factor in successful achievement, personal fulfillment, and life satisfaction is the strength of one’s character, which can be built and reinforced through energy investment.
Lynn Seth has over 20 years of experience in behavioral change, self-leadership development, energy management, corporate training and performance coaching. She spent much of her early career within the pharmaceutical industry in leadership roles for organizations such as Parke-Davis, Warner-Lambert and Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
In her current role as a coach and consultant, Lynn has dedicated her career to helping women, people of color and diversity practitioners implement behaviors that enhance resilience, engagement and their performance at work and home. Most recently, she worked as a faculty member for Smith College’s Executive Education division, as a facilitator for Johnson & Johnson’s world-renowned energy management programs and as a coach on MSNBC’s Know Your Value Tour.
Lynn holds a master’s in public health from The University of Arizona and a master’s in organizational development and leadership from The Fielding Institute and is an ICF-certified executive coach.
Dr. Kovacs is a performance scientist, executive, researcher, professor, author, speaker and coach with an extensive background training and researching elite athletes and high performing executives. He is currently the CEO of the Kovacs Institute, a science-based institute focused on optimizing human performance in sport, business, and life. He is also the Senior Director of Sport Science & Health for the Cleveland Cavaliers overseeing all aspects of medical, health, and human performance. His unique skill set has made him one of the worldwide leading experts in the area of optimizing human performance through the application of cutting edge, evidence-based information. His Ph.D. dissertation focused on the physiological and psychological components involved in human excellence in the corporate environment. He formerly directed the Sport Science, Strength & Conditioning and Coaching Education departments for the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and was a Fortune 50 executive with PepsiCo in the area of Research and Innovation.
Mark developed and taught one of the first graduate classes on the topic of Sport Technology in the United States and has been teaching graduate classes in sport science, exercise physiology, human performance, and technology. He has presented and/or consulted for Harvard University, NYU Medical School, Princeton University, University of North Carolina, University of Southern California, Northwestern University, Arizona State University, South Korean Olympic Committee, Chinese Olympic Committee, United States Olympic Committee, Seattle Mariners, International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF), IMG and IMGAcademy, UroGPO, ATP, WTA, Major League Baseball (MLB), and dozens of other leading institutions. Dr. Kovacs is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and has published over 50 research articles and abstracts in some of the top scientific journals in the field of sport and exercise science. He is also the Director of the Gatorade Sport Science Institute which is committed to helping athletes optimize their health and performance through research and education in hydration and nutrition science, and is the co-founder of the International Tennis Performance Association (iTPA), the worldwide leader in tennis-specific performance enhancement and injury prevention education and certification.
As Vice President of Performance Science at WHOOP, Kristen drives thought leadership by engaging with industry-leading researchers and partners to better understand individual and team biometric and performance data across high stakes verticals. Kristen also works with hundreds of the leading tactical, professional, surgical teams, and NCAA Athletes/Teams in the world, helping them interpret WHOOP data to optimize training, recovery, and sleep behavior.
Kristen was a 3x All American, 2 x Big 10 Athlete of the year at the University of Iowa, competing in both Field Hockey and Basketball. 7-year member of the U.S. National Field Hockey Team and one of the most successful coaches in Ivy League history, having won 12 league titles in 13 seasons and a National Championship at Princeton University. MIT Sloan Artificial Intelligence Certificate, M.A. Psychology, and Sports Performance, B.A., Political Science, University of Iowa, Ph.D. Candidate in Psychology, University of Queensland. She currently serves as an advisor to Levels Health and Arena Labs, as Performance Ambassador to Liminal Collective, and sits on the board of Sports Innovation Lab.
Fred Harburg is CEO of AJIL Analytics, a Clinical Professor at the Kellogg School of Management, and the former Executive Director of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute. He provides Boards, CEOs, and C-Suite Teams with catalyzing research and growth guidance.
Fred’s experience as a leader spans corporate, military, and educational organizations. He served as the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) and President of Motorola University, CLO at Williams Energy, and Senior Vice President for Leadership and Learning at Fidelity Investments. Fred has been a guest lecturer at MIT, Harvard Business School, and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. His career began as a pilot in the Air Force, where he flew sensitive missions and taught in the USAF Academy Department of Behavioral Science and Leadership.
Chief Executive Officer – Fortune Media (USA) Corporation
Alan Murray is CEO of Fortune Media. He oversees the business and editorial operations of the independent media company and is known for expanding its digital and conference franchises. Murray also writes a closely-read daily newsletter, the Fortune CEO Daily. Prior to joining Fortune in 2015, Murray led the rapid expansion of the Pew Research Center’s digital footprint as president of that organization. Before that, Murray was at the Wall Street Journal for many years, serving as Deputy Managing Editor, Executive Editor Online, Washington Bureau Chief, and author of the Political Capital and Business columns. He served for several years as Washington bureau chief for CNBC, and cohost of the nightly show Capital Report. He is the author of multiple books, including the classic Showdown at Gucci Gulch: Lawmakers, Lobbyists, and the Unlikely Triumph of Tax Reform
Jana Rich, CEO and founder of Rich Talent Group (RTG), has spent over two decades partnering with some of the world’s leading companies, from early-stage to Fortune 500, to help build teams of proven leaders and diverse thinkers. She founded RTG in 2014 to focus specifically on advancing diversity and inclusion in leadership teams and boards, primarily in consumer and technology spaces. Previously, Jana spent more than eighteen years at two of the world’s largest executive search and assessment firms. At Korn Ferry International, Jana launched the industry’s first digital recruiting practice in 1996. At Russell Reynolds Associates, she led the Global Consumer Digital and Media practice and the Consumer Sector of North America.
Jana is an advisory board member for MAKERS and World 50. She has served on the Forbes Executive Women’s Board and has been honored three times by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business. She received a BA in psychology from Vassar College and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Dr. Monika Misra is a physician leader, executive coach, performance and resilience program facilitator, and board member with extensive experience in healthcare and pharmaceutical and consumer products businesses. She is currently Head of Employee Health and Wellbeing, Europe at GlaxoSmithKline. Dr. Misra is experienced in enhancing workplace culture and the employee experience, setting workplace wellbeing and mental health strategies, and leading global teams to operationalize these. She has over a decade of experience in delivering behavioral change programs and supporting managers to create a positive environment for their people to thrive. Dr. Misra has facilitated life changing energy for performance programs globally at team and individual levels through training with the Human Performance Institute in Orlando, Florida.
She started her medical career as a General Practitioner, specializes in Occupational Medicine, and holds a masters in nutritional medicine from the University of Surrey, UK.
Dr. Misra coaches all levels within organizations, including executives, with a passion to enable people to lead more fulfilling lives at work and at home.
As the Head of Advisory Services, Dr. Joanna Starek oversees rhr international’s suite of services for C-level executives, top teams, and boards. As a trained sports and performance psychologist with deep-rooted business expertise, Joanna is uniquely positioned to guide leaders toward their fullest potential under high-pressure scenarios. She brings a holistic mindset to her work, specializing in advising CEOs and boards navigating hypergrowth. Joanna’s career began as a faculty member in sport and exercise psychology at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where her research on self-deception in athletes was nationally recognized and featured on NPR’s Radiolab. Fascinated by the social and emotional factors that contribute to elite performance, Joanna joined rhr and turned her attention to the performance of leaders in multi-billion dollar companies. She spent the next 15 years honing her skills as a coach to CEOs, identifying the key navigation challenges faced by leaders and teams in high stakes environments. Joanna then pioneered the firm’s expansion into Silicon Valley, identifying a key market opportunity and enabling rhr to serve the leaders of the future.
Joanna values being a champion for others and is driven by her ultimate desire to make a profound impact in people’s lives, as well as her insatiable appetite for a healthy challenge. She grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and received a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University, a master’s from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a PhD from Colorado State.
Jack Groppel is a sport scientist, educator, author, entrepreneur, consultant, and coach, and is currently a Professor at Judson University, with a joint appointment in both Exercise & Sport Science and Business. Dr. Groppel, an internationally recognized authority and pioneer in the science of human performance, is a co-founder of the Human Performance Institute and served as an Adjunct Professor of Management at the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University for several years. He authored The Corporate Athlete book on achieving the pinnacle of corporate performance and co-authored The Corporate Athlete Advantage.
Dr. Groppel addressed the issue of worksite wellness and performance at policy events including the United Nations Side Event for Physical Activity and Non-Communicable Disease, delivered three U.S. Congressional Briefings on Worksite Health Promotion, and represented the worksite wellness industry at the historic Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Walking and Walkable Communities. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO).
Bob Carr is a physician leader, educator, consultant, executive coach, and board member with extensive experience in Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, and Consumer Products businesses and is the Chief Medical Officer for Kumanu, a neuroscience behavioral precision well-being company.
Dr. Carr was most recently the President of the American College of Preventive Medicine, the professional society for physicians dedicated to preventive medicine and population health, and Director of the Executive Master’s Program in Health Systems Administration and Associate Professor at Georgetown University. He also served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Medical Director at GlaxoSmithKline with a career spanning 25 years and was a Flight & Preventive Medicine Specialist with the US Air Force for 12 years.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Americas and Global Learning for IHG Hotels and Resorts
As Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Americas and Global Learning for IHG Hotels and Resorts, Raymond is responsible for leading and driving the Talent, Organization, Culture and Capability programs for the company.
Prior to joining IHG in 2013, Raymond held several leadership roles at Procter & Gamble, working across multiple geographies including the Philippines, Hong Kong, United States, and China. He has significant experience in a wide range of HR areas including HR Business Partnering, Centers of Excellence, and HR Shared Services.
Raymond has solid history and track record of building strong and cohesive teams while creating robust and engaging cultures. Passionate about coaching and mentoring, Raymond is also dedicated to building health and wellness organizational support programs for individuals at every level of the organization.