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Meet the people who create a seamless experience throughout our partnership.

  • Janet Blum

    Director of Affiliate Recruitment & Development

    Janet oversees recruiting and onboarding of all ECC Affiliate Coaches, as well as providing ongoing affiliate support to ensure consistency of coaching using ECC's proven framework/model.

    Janet has provided executive coaching and consulting to clients for over 20 years. Her experience spans all organizational levels, and her multi-industry knowledge includes both corporate and not-for-profit sectors. Janet has a keen understanding of the coaching process and the critical skills that help build and strengthen the coach/client relationship.

  • Katie Daigle

    Katie Daigle

    Client Account Manager

    Katie supports ECC's clients through seamless, fully-integrated account service to ensure an optimal client experience.

    Katie’s background is in training and development as well as talent assessment. She previously worked for a $4 billion athletic apparel retailer focusing on sales, visual merchandising, training protocol development, and policy implementation and was also an entrepreneur, owning a boutique salon in Chicago's Lakeview community. Katie has a B.A. in Business Management with a focus on Human Resources from DePaul University. She enjoys being active in fundraising for various charities on the North Shore.

  • Kathleen Dewey, Executive Coaching Connections, Wilmette, Chicago, Illinois

    Kathleen Dewey

    VP, Operations & Strategic Accounts

    Kathleen oversees all business operations at our Corporate offices and manages the operations team. She works closely with clients and consultants to ensure an optimal experience.

    Kathleen was formerly with cable network American Movie Classics for ten years. There, she held many leadership positions, including Vice President-Central Region in which she was responsible for all sales and marketing for the 16-state Midwest region, and excelled in client and affiliate relations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from DePauw University.

  • Jessica Henry, Executive Coaching Connections, LLC

    Jessica Henry

    Executive Services Administrator

    Administrative support for the ECC Partners and office operations

    Jessica’s background is in team and executive support, working with outside sales, marketing and customer service teams. She has led process improvement initiatives and cost-savings projects for multiple companies, including Cintas, Morton Manufacturing, Luxor and Scotsman Ice Systems. She is committed to creating environments that foster team success through support, cross-training and streamlining operations. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, grilling and the arts.

  • Mirela Hukic, Executive Coaching Connections (ECC)

    Mirela Hukic

    Accounts Payable Specialist

    Mirela manages payables for ECC finances.

    Mirela has broad experience supporting financial functions for a variety of businesses including not-for-profit organizations. She is a graduate of DePaul University and holds a B.S. from the Driehaus College of Business.

  • Dianna Kingery

    Director, Marketing

    Dianna oversees the ECC brand to ensure marketing optimization and alignment with all stakeholders including ECC clients, coaches, consultants, partners, and team members.

    Dianna brings over 30 years of diversified business and marketing experience. Working at General Foods and Kraft Foods, she managed a wide variety of businesses with direct responsibility for business revitalization, brand identity, and new product development - with full P&L and alternate channel oversight. Dianna has also served on advisory boards and as chairperson for numerous community and education-based events with focus on strategic direction, revenue & profit growth, advertising & publicity, and sponsorships & fundraising. Dianna has a MBA in Financial Management and a BBA in Corporate Finance.

  • Joanne Straughn, Executive Coaching Connections, Wilmette, Chicago, Illinois

    Joanne Straughn

    Finance Manager

    Managing all financial processes and initiatives.

    Joanne has been with ECC for over ten years and manages the financial operations. Her entire career has been in project and office management, including ten years of fundraising for the Variety Club of Illinois Children's Charities.

  • Jessie Vassallo, Client Services Coordinator, Executive Coaching Connections

    Jessie Vassallo

    Client Services Coordinator

    Jessie supports ECC's day-to-day activities including those of ECC clients, affiliate coaches, and the ECC office.

    Jessie brings deep expertise in client services including scheduling, interviewing and training, and team management/support. Prior to ECC, she worked for a company that provided therapy services to children diagnosed with Autism. Jessie holds a dual Master’s degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology and in Administrative Business, both from Roosevelt University.