Kyra Cavanaugh is president of Life Meets Work, a consulting firm that helps organizations implement and improve workplace flexibility. She provides companies that are striving to be “best-in-class” with an online member-based community and services that include coaching, consulting, and training. She’s a nationally-recognized speaker on workplace flexibility, telecommuting and work/life issues, and the recipient of the 2011 Work-Life Rising Star Award by Alliance for Work-Life Progress.
Mark Daniels joined IBM in 1985 where he served in Client sales & marketing. In 1990 Mark joined IBM’s services business where he has held a variety of leadership roles in the last 22 years serving clients primarily in Industrial and Communications sectors. He is certified as a consultant and is a GBS Partner. Mr. Daniels currently leads integrated business operations for GBS’ Globally Integrated Capabilities across fourteen strategic global delivery countries. He formerly held leadership positions in Applications Management Services and Oracle Applications Services within IBM. A graduate of Clemson University with a BS in Computer Engineering, Mark, his wife, and 3 children live in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Natasha Getway is Associate Director of HR at KPMG, LLP. She is a graduate of Presbyterian College in South Carolina and has over 15 years of HR experience, including 6 years with KPMG. She has her SPHR credentials and has facilitated numerous training sessions during her time as a Human Resources professional. Her knowledge base and training experience includes topics such generational differences, workplace effectiveness, flexibility in the workplace, Performance Management training, and Situational Leadership. Natasha is a champion of workplace flexibility for her own organization and serves as a leader on KPMG’s Employer of Choice committee and KPMG’s Network of Women where she supports and advocates workplace flexibility programs. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of employee relations and management, alternative work arrangements, workplace programs, being an effective PML, and strategic HR leadership.
Rebecca A. Nagy, a professional member of NSA (The National Speakers Assn.) is a Motivational Speaker, Meditation Master Teacher and Corporate Trainer. She is the author of the audio program, “Instant Calm, Meditations To Train Your Brain And Calm Your Emotions In An Instant”. For more information: http://www.rebeccanagy.com
Sharon Reed is a global and civic-minded business strategist and thought leader – connecting ideas, people and data to drive sustainable and innovative solutions that enhance the bottom line. She recently served as Senior Manager for Strategic Market Initiatives at Lime Energy, and continues to partner with the City of Charlotte, Brookhaven National Lab, and industry leaders to promote best practices in clean energy as part of the U.S.-China EcoCities initiative. In her spare time, Sharon writes on the importance of values-aligned leadership, personal development, and organizational effectiveness and is a respected blogger within the leadership and training industry.
Kelly Sakai-O’Neill is a Progam Manager at Families and Work Institute. Ms. Sakai manages the Institute’scommunications and media efforts, including social media and the FWI blog. She also staffs the When Work Works project, managing the data collection, scoring, analysis and reporting for the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility. Previous project work has included 9/11 As History and Salute to Educators. Ms. Sakai studied political science and women’s studies at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Prior to coming to the Institute, she worked in marketing for SmallWorld.com.
Zachary White is an Assistant Professor and the Interim Director of MA in Communication Program in the Knight School of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte. His teaching emphasizes the way we manage meaning and communicate everyday experiences. He has served as a communication consultant for organizations and practitioners in the health care field. His research examines end-of-life communication and the challenges encountered by professional caregivers, volunteers, family members, and employees. Dr. White holds a Ph.D. in Communication from Purdue University. He is the founder of The Unprepared Caregiver, a popular blog and resource for caregivers.