Frederick C. Jefferson, Jr., Ed. D. is Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Rochester and is CEO of Jefferson and Associates. Jefferson and Associates is a consulting company that specializes in executive consultation and coaching; team and leadership development; facilitating the development of corporate diversity strategies; and developing organization change processes designed to improve work environments and customer service.
Frederick has more than 30 years of experience in graduate-level teaching, and research in organizational change, leadership development, understanding the influence of human diversity on the change process and managing diversity. His thought-provoking, enthusiastic and innovative approach to his work has made him a highly sought-after professor and consultant. Frederick has worked with numerous large corporations and not-for-profits. He has chaired several not-for-profit boards of directors including Action for A Better Community, the United Way and the Red Cross.
Jim Ramerman is CEO of Ramerman Leadership Group and certified Executive Coach (MCC through ICF). He is an innovative executive coach and organizational consultant who has spent more than 25 years helping executives and their teams find better ways to work to achieve their personal and organizational goals. He generates thought-provoking and effective dialog and powerful questions, creating insights that lead to long-term positive change. He is the training director for LCCP, which is accredited by the ICF.
Jim provides an encouraging and probing consultative presence. He invites his clients to find answers by getting clear about themselves and their organizations. He leads minds to higher functioning and teams to better results as they work the key drivers of leadership: clarity, credibility and encouraging presence.
Jim’s experience includes consulting within a broad range of public, private, family-owned and not-for-profit organizations. These include but are not limited to engineering, education, hospitality, high tech, healthcare, advertising, retail, manufacturing, community services and professional services.
Dr. Dena Swanson has been a faculty member in Counseling and Human Development at the University of Rochester since 2005. With experience as a counselor and researcher, her work examines identity development among ethnic minority youth and experiences of stress that contribute to academic and behavioral problems. As a graduate of LCCP Cohort V, she enhanced her consultations with local and national organizations to support leaders focused on creating and sustaining vision-centered, culturally appropriate practices. She recently became co-chair of the Capacity Development and Racial Equity Committee for Rochester’s Facing Race=Embracing Equity (FR=EE) Initiative.
Frederick C. Jefferson III currently holds the position of Acting Director of the Leadership Management School at The Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, VA and serves as Course Chair and Lead Trainer for the US Department of State’s executive level leadership development programs, including the Ambassadorial Seminar, the Senior Executive Threshold Seminar (SETS) and the National Security Executive Leadership Seminar (NSELS). Frederick is a certified Leadership Coach and graduate of LCCP Cohort III. He is an executive coach with more than 20 years of international experience in organization change management, leadership development, and strategic communications.
Frederick has worked as a senior consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, The MITRE Corporation and Lee Hecht Harrison where he has had the opportunity to develop and deliver leadership and organizational development programs that focus on strategic planning, strategic communications, and change management.
Frederick’s thought-provoking coaching and consulting presence encourages leaders to take stock of their strengths, get clear on their goals, and gain perspective on how to effectively accelerate change and drive organization effectiveness. In addition to his Leadership Coaching certification Frederick is also certified by the International Coaching Federation.
Frederick holds a master’s degree in Organization Development from American University/NTL, an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Psychology from Cambridge College, and is currently pursuing an Ed. D in Human and Organization Learning at George Washington University.
John has trained, consulted, coached and presented for a variety of industries including public school systems, criminal justice, construction, universities, banking, insurance, senior living, churches, interior design, boards and other not for profits. He has experience in executive coaching, team development, culture building, presentation, transformative mediation, behavioral instruments, experiential workshop design and strategic planning. He is a faculty member for the ICF accredited Leadership Coaching Certificate Program and is a mentor to participants who are looking to become certified coaches. He serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Saunders Summer Start-up program at the Rochester Institute of Technology, developing entrepreneurial student’s skills in effective leadership and collaboration. John has training in transformative mediation through the Center for Dispute Settlement.
John is passionate about social justice issues such as gender inequality, poverty, homelessness and racism. He is involved in several local initiatives to combat these injustices. His vision is to more deeply understand the systemic nature of community issues and to collaborate with existing organizations to more effectively address them.
John has studied Interpersonal Communications at The College at Brockport and has earned his Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management at Roberts Wesleyan College. He is working on his Masters in Organization Development at Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University to further enhance the impact he provides for his clients.
Diane serves as the full-time executive administrator for Ramerman Leadership Group (RLG). She is a hard-working, organized and detail-oriented individual with a broad range of experience in administrative and management positions. She excels at creating smooth workflow even in complex and dynamic work environments. She has a great combination of strong administrative ability and excellent oral, written and electronic communication skills. Diane has wonderful interpersonal and client-centric skills and is a team player with outstanding work ethic who is eager to take on new challenges.
Diane is also the Program Manager for the Leadership Coaching Certificate Program (LCCP). She has the unique experience of having been a previous participant and is able to bring her program management skills to LCCP to enhance the program administratively. As a result of the program, she has also begun her own coaching business (Momentum Coaching).
Diane is a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College. Her work in developing a new church in the Rochester area prior to coming to RLG provided a great inroad to joining the team at RLG. She is passionate about people making positive changes in their lives- both personally and professionally. She is excited to serve as part of the faculty for LCCP and on the RLG team to work towards the goal of helping people accomplish meaningful transformation in their lives.