Anna Carroll, MSSW

Anna Carroll, MSSW, is an Austin, TX based organizational consultant specializing in workplace feedback, facilitation and development of leaders and groups, designing training and competency-based human performance tools She continuously uses motivational formats to address leadership, process improvement, strategy development, career planning, and many other initiatives.

Carroll completed her undergraduate work at Sarah Lawrence College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received an MSSW from the University of Texas at Austin. Through her consulting practice at Interaction Design, Inc., she has worked with clients such as American Electric Power, Applied Materials, Austin Regional Clinic, Degussa, Dell Computer, Doosan (Korea), GE, Horseshoe Bay Resort, Lockheed-Martin, Tellabs, Starwood Hotels, University of Texas Center for Instructional Technology, TECO-Westinghouse, Washington Trust Bank and Zimmer.

Carroll is well known for her ability to explain and facilitate the linkage between people and business results in a clear and compelling way.  She is a recognized innovator in identifying future trends affecting the workplace and addressing goals for each client with a focus on their unique business, culture, and vision for the future.

To read blogs and other material about feedback in the workplace, visit
Phone: (512)-431-6619.

Mary Anne Connolly

Mary Anne Connolly is a content creator – as a journalist/writer/editor/producer/publicist – as well as a media consultant. Her 23 years combined experience includes both regional print publications (8+ years) and national broadcast news organizations (10 years), as well as in public relations and social media. She is currently editor-at-large at AW Media, Inc. and principal and founder of M.A.Communications in Austin, TX.

As the former executive editor of AW/austinwoman magazine, Mary Anne was responsible for the content, creation and assignment of all editorial aspects of the magazine; managing and working with over 50 freelance writers, photographers, production designers, advertising staff, and both co-founders and publishers to best serve their readership from July of 2005 until August of 2011. Her editorial responsibilities included not only the production of 72 issues of AW/austinwoman magazine, but ancillary publications such as biannual Guides to Good Health, annual Anniversary Event Special Editions and Pink Pages (women-owned business directories) as well as assisting with the recent launch of ATXMan or Austin Man Magazine in June of 2011 and the subsequent relaunch and revamp of AW and release of the 2nd issue of ATXMan in September of 2011. During her tenure, the magazine experienced an exponential period of growth and enhanced reputation in the community since its initial founding by Melinda Garvey and Samantha Stevens in September of 2002.

The magazines now reach over 27,000 readers each month in the Austin and central Texas area and are available for free in over 1000 locations. Read by a devoted and loyal following that encompass a broad range of educated women professionals (and men), including both the self-employed and small business owners, mothers and grandmothers, singles, married and divorced women. Also of note, this female demographic makes over 80% of the buying decisions for goods and services in most households.

AW’s features and cover stories center on successful and inspiring women in the Austin area, from Amy Simmons of Amy’s Ice Creams to Susan Dell to First Lady of Texas Anita Perry. All industries, age groups and cultures are represented in the magazine, from the arts, high tech, politics and government to media, sports and music. It also features subjects of major interest to women such as books, travel, food and wine, fashion and fitness, the arts, health, education, parenting and relationships.

With experience in print and broadcast journalism, public relations, sales and marketing, Mary Anne also brings a unique blend of expertise and perspective from the media world to her clients and projects. At M.A.Communications, she provides a diverse range of services, from ghostwriting and editing for books, bios, articles and corporate communications; to field production for local shoots and interviews in both documentaries and television; as well as media consulting on interviews, production and post-production for broadcast and print. Due to her extensive experience as an editor and producer, she brings an ‘insider’s’ understanding and unique approach to both social media and public relations campaigns. She knows all the players and how best to get your story picked up and told in a newsworthy and compelling way.

Mary Anne Connolly
producer/writer/editor/publicist/content developer

Wesley Faulkner

Wesley likes living on the edge of innovation. Technology excites him, and is his motivation for coming to work everyday at AMD as a Product Development Manager. If he gets the opportunity to reshape a product for the better, then he is a very happy camper.

He is also founder of WordRipple which is designed to bring non-profit organizations, their markets and supporters and dollars together in meaningful, significant ways.

Our Vision Enactor Collective can go to Wesley for the hard and necessary business questions we need to ask to be effectively and supportively addressed.

Action Oriented, Priority Setting, Time Management, Learning on the Fly, Problem Solving, Peer Relationships, Dealing with Ambiguity, Technical Learning.


Christine Martin, MCC, MBA

“Trust is the conviction that the leader means what he or she says.  It is a belief in two old-fashioned qualities called consistency and integrity.  Trust opens the door to change.” … Peter Drucker, PhD – Claremont Graduate University

A high performance business and executive coach since 1992, Christine Martin was President/CEO of T. L. Consultants, Inc. from 1986 to 2005. She is the founder of Innovation Coaching, LLC, established in 2005.
A graduate of the University of Southern California and Pepperdine University, Christine taught ethics, leadership, organizational theory & development, organizational behavior, and human resource management from 1994 to 2005 when she moved from California to North Carolina, and now to Canada.

More currently, Christine was a founding faculty member and advisor to the University of Texas at Dallas virtually taught graduate level ACTP Executive and Professional Coaching Program from 2005 through 2008. She teaches Intensive Group Coaching for ACTP MentorCoach, LLC .

She was formerly the Training Director for ACTP Coaching de Gestion, a French language ICF Accredited Coach Training Program located in Québec, Canada. 

A Vice President of the ICF Board of Directors during 2004 and 2005, Christine worked on various initiatives and task forces. She was chair of the Credentialing Committee in 2006, and chair of the ICF Global Credentialing Initiative in 2005 and 2006. Her past assignments included membership on the Executive, Finance, Ethics & Standards, Professional Practices Review, Portfolio Application, and (chair) Language & Distinctions Committees.

Christine was a nationally ranked swimming official with the NCAA and USA Swimming from 1984 to 2008. She had major management roles at both the 1984 and 1996 Olympic Games. She was Competition Director for the immensely successful U. S. Olympic Team Trials for Swimming held in July 2004 at Long Beach, California.


Tom Parish

Tom Parish is founder and CEO of Tom Parish Inc. and a proven thought leader in the realm of social media. Having worked with/on/in the Internet since its infancy, Tom has been intimately involved with the mingled evolution of web and business over the last two decades.

Tom also hosts the multi-interest interview show Talking Portraits, as well as the show, designed to illustrate where business management and IT meet at the CIO level. He current produces an audio and video podcast show for BMC Software on IT management technologies and services.

Check out the recent production for TV by Tom Parish Inc. called Shooting the Americans.


Dara Quackenbush

Dara Quackenbush is a public relations professor at Texas State University and a strategic communications adviser. She has more than 15 years of experience in marketing communications, public relations, branding and product positioning and has worked with both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. Dara began teaching in 2005 and strives to bring real-world experience to the classroom. Outside of the university, she works with clients to develop branding, positioning, social media strategies, messaging and strategic communications plans.

Dara is very involved in the community and volunteers for several local theatre and art organizations. She is a member of the board of directors for the Austin chapter of the Association of Women in Communications and was the chair of the marketing committee for the Austin American Heart Association’s 2007-2008 Go Red for Women and Heart Ball campaigns and the 2008-2009 Art Alliance Austin season.

Dara is a graduate of the Leadership Austin Essential program. She is one of winners of the 2010 Austin American-Statesman Texas Social Media Awards and the recipient of the 2010 Mentor Award from the Austin professional chapter of the Association for Women in Communication. She was a finalist for the 2009 Student Organization Faculty Adviser of the Year, Texas State Student Organizations Council and a 2008 Foundation of Excellence Honoree, Texas State University Student Foundation.

Dara earned a master’s degree in mass communication from Texas State University, where her research emphasis was blogging and opinion leadership, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas.

Dara Quackenbush

Sherry Scott

Providing innovative ways for people to internalize challenging topics is Sherry’s goal. Many clients tell her that one of her best skills is listening, then providing feedback and a concise picture of their project. Sherry has an ability to tune in to key words and concepts and organize them visually thus providing an easy way for people to understand relationships within systems and ideas.

Her extensive background in Project Management, along with her technical and creative skills, give her many tools through which she helps people achieve clarity, easily meet deadlines and gather the appropriate tools to streamline their efforts. Sherry has the tools to help her clients define priorities so that their work time is efficient and effective.

Sherry received her Master of Liberal Arts from St. Edward’s University in 2002 and was honored with an award for the Outstanding Master of Liberal Arts Graduate.

During her own time Sherry loves reading, cooking, swimming and being outdoors. She is an accomplished singer and participates in the popular Hilde Girls organization. Sherry loves all kinds of music and would rather create or listen to music than do just about anything else.

Sherry Scott
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Sonya Ware

Sonya is a master at partnering with clients to deliver customized coaching solutions that result in breakthrough success and business profits. Her clients include aspiring and emerging leaders, executives and entrepreneurs. With over fifteen years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies in industries that span wholesale grocery, airline and oil & gas, her firm, Blue Beagle Consulting is the expert at catalyzing new possibilities into breakthrough results. It’s Possible!

Sonya Ware earned her BBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation from the University of Houston and a Masters of Liberal Arts from the University of St Thomas. She is a certified Newfield Network coach, an ICF Associate Certified Coach, Myers-Briggs certified and Strong Interest certified.

Leadership, Life Purpose, Group Coaching, Career Transition

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