Our Team

Laura R. Novakowski, MBA, RN, NHA, Certified Executive Coach

Laura Novakowski’s has been describe as a catalyst to create the environment for motivation, action and result; a builder of talent and potential.    Her experience and contributions have been focused in the following arenas:

  • Organizational and Departmental Turnarounds
  • Strategic Thinking and Planning
  • Building Motivational Space for Dynamic Cultures
  • Leadership and Management Expansion
  • Team  Building & Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • Board and Corporate Retreats
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship

Ms. Novakowski over the course of a research and application has created the ACTS™ Approach, an approach that supports unlocking  personal, professional and organizational  motivation and potential.  The ACTS™ Approach is designed in four simple steps.  First, an introduction to some key concepts and diagnostics by engaging in revealing assessment processes. Secondly, experiential strategies to create, clarify  and focus  individuals, teams and organizations towards achieving dynamic and sustainable results. Third, engagement in a collaborative and goal centered process to transform relationships, performance and results.  Finally, actively establish dynamic matrices for measuring levels of accountability to determine quantifiable levels of progress and success.

David Sorin, Esq.

David Sorin is an attorney and long-time entrepreneur, with a number of start-ups under his belt. He works with companies of all sizes in both the non-profit and for-profit areas. He is deeply involved in the entrepreneurial community in the Philadelphia region and donates his time to programs for high school entrepreneurs, incubators and accelerators,mentoring entrepreneurs to help them start and grow their businesses.

    • Leadership Development
    • Executive Coaching
    • Strategic Thinking
    • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
    • Communication and Presentation
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Innovation
    • Ethics and Culture
    • Decision Making
    • Executive Retreats

David also is founder and president of Managementmpowerment.  To learn more visit www.managementmpowerment.com.


Leanne Hoagland-Smith, M.S.

Leanne Hoagland-Smith, M.S. views her main role as being a forward thinking facilitator who works to create sustainable solutions that are common sense driven and don’t cost an arm or a leg.  Her approach is to unlock sustainable results in people, process and strategies. With over 30 years in business and education, her key areas of expertise are:

  •  Business process improvement
  • Executive Coaching
  • HR process alignment
  • Organizational development
  • Performance diagnostics for organization and individuals
  • Sales and marketing
  • Small business consulting
  • Succession planning through strategic thinking
  • Sustainability initiatives implementation
  • Youth Leadership capacity expansion

Leanne is also the Chief Results Officer for ADVANCED SYSTEMS. To learn more visit www.processspecialist.com or read her blog at www.increase-sales-coach.com

Laura Canter, Psychologist

Laura Canter is a registered Psychologist (Australia) specializing in Positive Performance Consulting. She works with high performing executives, organizations, athletes and performing artists to help them achieve successful outcomes with their goals.  Laura’s philosophy is simple – Using your Strengths to Maximize your Success! TM Laura takes the principles of Sport & Exercise Psychology, Positive Psychology, Appreciative Inquiry, Transformational Leadership and other evidence-based practices to make you, your team, or your organization the best version of itself.

  • Developing a Strengths Based Individual, Team, or Organization
  • Leadership Development
  • Developing Presence
  • Mental Toughness Training
  • Executive Coaching
  • Improving Communication
  • Team Building
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Role Clarity/Role Ambiguity
  • Executive Retreats

Laura is the founder of Canter Associates. To learn more visit: www.canterassociates.com

Sybilla Ruark-Lenz, Author, Feng Shui Consultant, Financial Consultant

Sybilla is a certified Feng Shui consultant and author with over 12 years of experience in teaching, practicing, and using Feng Shui principals for herself and others.  Feng Shui is the art and science of energy and placement in one’s home or business with the purpose of creating space that is conducive to supporting health, wealth, and harmony.  Sybilla teaches the power of using Feng Shui for the purposes of enhancing some the following areas:

  • Techniques and tools for implementing space clearing to improve health
  • Learning simple adjustments for enhancing wealth and overall prosperity
  • Understanding the elements in an environment that support loving relationships

You can learn more about Sybilla Ruark-Lenz and Feng Shui at: www.positivefengshui.com

Sybilla is also  a financial consultant with over 20 years of  business experience working with small and medium sized business in addition to serving individuals in the areas of retirement planning, estate and insurance planning.  She has an insurance agency in Tunkhannock, PA.   For more information visit:  www.sybillalenz.com

Judy Rienzi, RN, MS, Holistic Health Practitioner, Integrative Imagery Practitioner, Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition

Judy is the owner of Health Promotion Associates, a personal development company dedicated to promoting personal growth, self-management, and health excellence by creating effective strategies for healthy living in all aspects of life. She is the creator and author of the CONNECT© Personal Health Management System, an empowering, educational, and facilitative organizer, guide, and planner, that builds confidence in people’s ability to be an active participant with their health-care team and in their own self-care. CONNECT©, a seven step process that implements new healthy behaviors, has been integrated into this guide to improve overall health performance.

Key areas of expertise:

  •  Develops individual self-management skills
  • Implements techniques for personal growth and development
  • Develops organizing tools and time management skills for healthy living
  • Builds confidence in the ability to collaborate with members of the healthcare team through effective communication skills
  • Excellent at providing resources for health living in all aspects of life
  • Change agent for creating and sustaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Effective at discerning clients needs
  • Educator in the use of Imagery, Aromatherapy, and Plant-Based Nutrition

For more information go to www.healthpromotionassociates.com.

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