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Turning up the heat on your leadership with creative, strengths-based coaching.

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Avid foodie & executive coach 

Carolyn Maue
partners with talented leaders to maximize their strengths in motivating their teams to innovate, solve complex problems, and position their organizations for growth. On a mission to "change the world one leader at a time," Carolyn coaches forward-thinking leaders to inspire themselves and those around them to be the best they can be. 

Known for a caring and sophisticated approach that combines leadership theory, practical strategies, and personal experiences, Carolyn serves up the perfect ingredients for people to cultivate a leadership style that advances their aspirations, organizations, and communities. 

A best-selling author, entrepreneur, and collaborator, she has 25-plus years of experience leveraging individuals' and organizations' abilities to affect positive change. In 2004, she founded The Maue Center—which evolved into Gourmet Leadership after the success of her best-selling book—to provide tailored approaches to leadership development for professionals, teams, and organizations. Carolyn also is a member of the Alexcel Group, The Alliance for Leadership Excellence. 

Her interests in international travel, singing, baking, and cooking inform her creative and personal approaches in her proven work with leaders.

What is Gourmet Leadership?

You don't have to be a chef to be gourmet. Leaders from every industry and all levels who excel at truly excellent leadership know how to use their strengths to bring out the best in themselves and in their teams.

That's the Gourmet Leadership approach Carolyn Maue takes with each client and organization—a creative and engaging way to create best-in-class leaders and teams. What's more, Carolyn believes "gourmet leaders" know how to unleash their "secret sauce" of talents, passions, and unique experiences to make their leadership more memorable and effective.

If you are looking for a positive, action-oriented approach to leadership coaching, Carolyn's proven and personable leadership and team development is sure to please every palate—so you can turn up the heat on your own leadership skills and become the leader you want to be.

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What leaders are saying

Paul Hennigan, EdD
President Emeritus, Point Park University

"Carolyn's 'secret sauce' is her ability to genuinely connect with leaders using simple language and examples to address the complex issues associated with leadership."

Ann Bowers-Evangelista, PsyD,
Fortune 500 Leadership Consultant & Endurance Leadership Expert

"Carolyn expertly weaves together leadership frameworks, practical tools and strategies, personal stories and a soupçon of humor to help leaders at all levels find success." 

Clay Marsh, MD
Chancellor & Executive Dean, WVU Health Sciences

"Carolyn Maue is an exceptional professional coach and mentor. In her caring and sophisticated approach, she consistently facilitates personal and professional growth."

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Why Carolyn's mission is to make your leadership gourmet.


Meet our team

As a long-time trusted executive coach, Carolyn Maue has brought together a team of coaches and consultants who help leaders build strong teams that deliver powerful results. Together, Carolyn and her coaching team are experts at helping you navigate every leadership challenge.

Colleen C. Bastian, Ph.D.
Executive Coach

Colleen C. Bastian focuses on achieving business results to help her clients reach their greatest potential. As Principal of Invoke Leadership, LLC., her services include organizational assessment, leadership and team development, and executive coaching. She also has special interest and expertise in diversity and inclusive leadership, leader identity, and human performance.

Colleen’s partial client list includes leaders at Fortune 500 companies such as Gap Inc., Humana, Intel, JM Family, Johnson & Johnson, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), and Ultimate Software. She has worked with leaders in a wide array of industries and levels that include professional services, healthcare, finance, marketing, technology, and sales departments.

Colleen holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from The California School of Professional Psychology. She is a certified professional coach (PCC) and remains active in her own professional development. In addition, she serves on the Leadership Council of the Society of Consulting Psychologists (Division 13 of the APA) as Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Prior to becoming an organizational consultant, Colleen’s business experience included working as an internal coach at eBay Inc. She was also a senior sales representative and held a leadership position in hospital and specialty sales plus served on the Leadership Council. Colleen resides in south Florida with her husband Bruce and her two children and enjoys competing in triathlons and swim races.

Carol Bennett
Executive Coach

Carol Bennett is a versatile coach with vast experience across multiple sectors, ranging from Fortune 50 clients to nonprofits. Carol brings an intelligent and intuitive style combined with integrity and confidentiality to her custom-designed coaching and leadership development programs.  Her work is informed with a deep understanding of human behavior, relationships, and systems theories.

As a leadership coach, Carol engages high-performance leaders who want to take their expertise to the next level. Carol has a unique ability to synthesize and integrate vast amounts of information from traditional and non-traditional resources, which encompass the fields of neuroscience, psychology, business management, team-building, personal development, peak performance, and wellness practices.

Sindy Cassidy
Executive Coach

Sindy is an experienced leader and professional coach who works with C-suite executives, high potentials, and mid-senior-level professionals.

She is passionate about helping individuals build a toolkit of sustainable skills, leverage their capabilities, and successfully navigate today’s increasingly complex and rapidly changing world. Her practical approach bridges the latest research in brain science with insights to enhance strategy, innovation, communication, relationships, and resilience.

She holds a BA in Organizational Communication/Business and a Master in Human Resources from Rollins College. Sindy is certified in several assessments: Hogan, Myers-Briggs, Birkman, DiSC, EQi2.0/EQi360, Korn Ferry 360, Leadership Versatility 360, and she is Master Certified in the Energy Leadership Index.

Timothy J.G. Edris, MS
Executive Coach, Principal Consultant, and Organizational Leader

Timothy Edris is a team and leadership development specialist with over 20 years of experience designing and implementing corporate and university training programs. Tim has a Master’s of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) from Geneva College as well as certifications in various organizational development tools and techniques.

Tim is the principal consultant at Emerging Leaders Institute. He is a coach who knows how to develop the potential of the people he mentors. He has a knack for creative design and the execution of organizational learning experiences, which are memorable, that help transfer learning to rising leaders’ hearts and minds. In addition to highly creative means of teaching, he has taught in more traditional settings at the collegiate level and other adult environments for over 15 years.

Dan Feldman, Ph.D.
Executive Coach

Dan Feldman is an executive coach who helps senior leaders build sustainable leadership and broaden their style to improve influence, resilience, presentation, and team performance. For over 30 years, Dan has served as a catalyst for change in organizations. Dan specializes in in-depth analysis of a leader’s key developmental requirements for workplace success and provides the necessary intensive coaching to develop or expand the relevant skill areas. Dan helps his clients broaden their impact on individuals and teams, project confidence and executive presence, hold crucial conversations, and expand their capabilities to reach their goals.

Dan has worked in a variety of industries and has provided comprehensive executive coaching to CEOs, EVPs, VPs, and Senior Directors. Dan is a Certified Professional Facilitator, from the International Association of Facilitators, who has designed, developed, and delivered a wide-range of human capital development programs. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. degree in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University, an M.Ed. from the University of Virginia, and a B.A. from the University of Maryland. He is a licensed psychologist, and is certified in the Hogan Leadership Assessments, the Leadership Circle Profile, and the CDR 3-D Leadership Assessments.

Dan is the author of books on critical thinking, workplace coaching, and emotionally intelligent leadership.

Denise Ann Galloni, MS
Executive Coach

Denise Galloni’s mission is to help others find their voices and become better communicators through her company, DG Training Solutions Inc., which was founded in 2014. She has delivered more than 500 presentations across the United States and internationally. Some of her most-requested corporate presentations discuss team work, managing change in an organization, speaking confidently, and electronic health records training.

Denise has created, produced and hosted an award-winning TV show called Empowering Women. Empowering Women was awarded Program of the Month, Education/Information Program of the Year, and Denise was awarded Host of the year in the 2018 local Public Access Television Awards.

Some of Denise’s other honors include: Distinguished Toastmaster 2011 & 2018, a 2014 NAPW VIP Woman of the Year, and the 2014 Continental Who’s Who Professional Member. As of 2018, Denise is a verified vendor for Government, Allegheny County certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and Pennsylvania Unified Certification Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).

Denise earned her degrees from Carlow University, with a BS in Business Management/Human Resources and an MS in Professional Leadership.

Alyson Lyon
Executive Coach

Alyson Lyon has over 20 years of experience in executive leadership development working internationally with senior executives, lawyers, physicians and other business leaders.

As a Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ) certified coach (2017) and an International Coach Federation (ICF) certified coach (2006), Alyson is dedicated to working with executive leaders and their teams to mindfully achieve a lasting change in behavior thereby increasing the quality of their relationships, communication and executive presence.

Her research-based approach transforms culture through applied emotional intelligence among team members and other leaders in the organization. In addition to executive coaching, she facilitates and designs cohort-based leadership development programs to meet a variety of current or emerging business challenges. As an Educator, Alyson is an adjunct faculty member at Duquesne University (2008 – present) in the McAnulty College teaching leadership development courses for Graduate and Undergraduate students.

Rosemarie Perla, MS, MA
Leadership Development Coach and Consultant

Rosemarie Perla, an International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach, works with executive leaders on positively impacting today's changing and diverse workplaces through energizing and supporting their desired or pursued cultural change.

Rosemarie brings over 20 years of experience, a knowledge base in behavioral science and human performance, and a passion to assist leaders in transforming their work and their lives. Her experience includes working with business leaders in both nonprofit and for-profit organizations in finance, health care, and higher education, as well as in law, engineering, architecture, aviation, and emerging high-tech industries. 

Rosemarie holds a BS from Carlow College and an MS in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. She is the Executive and Leadership Coach, Consulting Psychologist with the Perla Group.

Bryan Hunt
Business Manager

After an accomplished 30+ year career in international sales, marketing, and product marketing throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States, Bryan Hunt brings his commercial engineering background and strong attention to detail to Gourmet Leadership's sales, marketing and accounting areas.

Leveraging the skills and expertise gleaned from successful stints with Westinghouse and Eaton Corporations and his United Kingdom education and training, Bryan’s support enables Gourmet Leadership to achieve its business goals and develop new strategies for market penetration and service delivery.

Patty Ainsworth
Executive Assistant

Patty Ainsworth has over 25 years' experience as an executive administrator and project manager. She is highly experienced in a multitude of software applications as well as having excellent time management skills. She has spent most of her career serving small- to medium-size consulting companies, as well as being employed by Fortune 500 corporations in the past.

As a native of Silicon Valley, Patty is very familiar with fast-paced climate industries such as accounting, insurance, healthcare, and technology. Patty is well respected by her clients due to her excellent communication skills, organizational savvy, positive attitude, proactive partnering, and attention to detail.

Christine Dellert Mullon
Marketing Strategist

Christine Dellert Mullon is a communications and marketing strategist with two decades of experience in newsrooms, universities and nonprofit organizations across the country. Christine was a newspaper reporter before transitioning into public relations at one of the nation’s largest universities—and its PBS affiliate station—where she built and led teams that developed award-winning content strategy, media relations, crisis communications, public affairs and marketing campaigns.

She is the founder and chief strategist of Sonder Says, a boutique strategic communications group that partners with executives and thought leaders, artists and authors, engineers and entrepreneurs, and inspiring individuals with big ideas. 

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Your guide to gourmet

Check out even more resources to unleash your leadership's finest flavors.

Best-selling Book

Everything you ever needed to know about truly excellent leadership in one approachable, engaging, and fun read. See for yourself why "Gourmet Leadership" is a best-seller and earned top ranks on Amazon from leaders across all industries. 

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Immersive Online Course

Discover all the fundamental ingredients to "gourmet leadership" in this companion course to Carolyn Maue's best-selling book. The Gourmet Leadership Experience is a self-paced course to develop your own recipe for success. 

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