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Richard Dana, Ed.D

Executive and Leadership Coach

Our associates represent multiple disciplines and bring broad experience from both the public and private sectors

Dr. Richard Dana, based in Boston, is an executive coach and is Senior Advisor to Richard Levin & Associates, where he is a central thought leader in shaping the firm's growth and direction.  He has over 25 years of experience as a business psychologist, business consultant and educator. Richard’s goal is to provide corporations, family businesses, start-ups, schools and non-profits with integrated and innovative opportunities for change, growth and success.

Richard is a Licensed Psychologist who received his Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Boston University and held an appointment as Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School Combining his business expertise and clinical training, Richard developed the Executive Learning Profile®, a high definition road map.  The Profile is developed through a dynamic assessment and coaching process that utilizes state-of-the-art cognitive, learning and personality research.  Using his expertise in communications and group dynamics, the result is “aha” moments that build momentum for dynamic change.

His clients have included companies in the following sectors: Financial Investment Services, Manufacturing, Construction, Healthcare, Consumer Electronics, Packaging, Retail, Industrial equipment, Product Design and Education. Working with senior executives and management teams Richard focuses on leadership and team development, communications and successful execution of strategic initiatives to drive performance and profitability. A strong background in business, education and psychology differentiates Richard’s work in assessment, coaching and organizational consulting. This integrated skill set is particularly helpful for executives and teams in developing leadership competencies, bridging skill gaps, and building capabilities required for success. 

RICHARD J. LEVIN

Executive and Leadership Coach

Dr. Richard Levin is an executive coach, leadership developer, television commentator, and newspaper columnist with a special knack for bringing successful people together.

As the founder and principal of Richard Levin & Associates; as co-author of the popular and powerful book Shared Purpose: Working Together to Build Strong Families and High Performance Companies; as a founder of Boston University's Center on Work and Family; and as a founder and faculty member of the Executive Leadership Institute, Richard has stretched the boundaries of creativity, inclusiveness, and collaboration to build extraordinary organizations.

Richard’s corporate clients have included AT&T, BJ’s Wholesale, Bausch & Lomb, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Fidelity Investments, The Gillette Company, International Aircraft Associates, John Hancock Financial Services, ModivMedia, Northeast Utilities, Slade Gorton & Company, State Street Bank, Stride Rite, The Timberland Company, and Wachovia, as well as numerous family-owned businesses, law firms, and accounting firms.

Richard has had a long-time relationship with the entertainment industry, where he has coached and advised producers, directors, television and film stars, writers, and network executives. He has also served as a strategic business advisor to The Groundlings School and Theater in Los Angeles, a leading resource for the teaching and performance of improvisation and comedy writing.

During the past several years, Richard has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Fortune, Money Magazine, Bloomberg Business Radio, Entrepreneur, The Associated Press, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, New England Cable News, and National Public Radio. He co-writes a newspaper column, As We Live and Work, with Dr. Barrie Sanford Greiff (published in the Boston Business Journal and syndicated to other publications of American City Business Journals), and is a regular commentator on the Nightly Business Report (broadcast on 238 PBS television stations, the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service, and the WorldNet Satellite Network). In addition, Richard has written several publications on flexible benefits, work/life stress, and family businesses. His 1992 article, The Family Circle: Psychological Issues and the Family Business, was selected by the Family Firm Institute as one of the ten best articles on family business, and was republished in the book The Best of Behavioral Science.

Richard has served as a Guest Instructor in the Executive MBA Program at MIT's Sloan School of Management, and is on the Leading Insights/Leadership Advisory Panel for the Center for Creative Leadership.

Richard received his academic degrees in psychology and education from Brandeis University and Boston University.

Jamie Jaffee

Executive and Leadership Coach

Jamie Jaffee, based in Boston, is a seasoned CEO, trusted advisor, consultant and coach with a strong reputation for dynamic leadership and bottom line focus. A former corporate executive and nonprofit leader, Jamie offers her clients professional coaching and senior leadership/management expertise. Jamie built and led Fidelity’s Charitable Gift Fund, the first of its kind, from $0- $1 billion. (Fidelity Charitable remains the largest in the world within what is now a competitive landscape.) Jamie’s extensive experience — ranging from working with entrepreneurial businesses to helping executives navigate complex large environments — helps her clients grow and achieve high performance. Her strategic insights, energy and enthusiasm positively impact each client relationship. Jamie works across diverse sectors, including financial, philanthropic, management consulting, healthcare and the arts.

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