Staff

Renee Booth

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Dr. Renee Bellamy Booth of Leadership Solutions Inc. is an Industrial Organizational Psychologist specializing in leadership assessment, coaching, development and motivation. Her clients include but are not limited to the University of Pennsylvania, the Steinhardt and TISCH schools of New York University, The Vanguard Group, GE Life Sciences, Astellas Pharmaceuticals, Biogen Idec, Lincoln Financial Group, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, Quest Diagnostics, CardioNet, The Investment Company Institute and Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Dr. Booth’s, particular area of expertise is in supporting leaders to achieve strategic objectives through people effectiveness strategies such as, assessment, development, executive coaching and team building.

Prior to founding Leadership Solutions, Inc. in 1999, Dr. Booth was the Eastern Regional Practice Leader for the Human Capital Group of Watson Wyatt Worldwide. Dr. Booth held the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Human Resources for ADVANTA Corporation. Before joining ADVANTA, Dr. Booth spent twelve years with Hay Management Consultants. Positions at Hay included Vice President and General Manager and Partner.

Dr. Booth holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park. She received her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Booth is a member of the American Psychological Association has authored articles on the topic of leadership and executive development. Dr. Booth is a Board member at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia and former Board member of Kenexa, which was recently acquired by IBM. She has also been a guest lecturer at the National Black M.B. A. Association, University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Pennsylvania State University and numerous other professional conferences. She continues to be a guest speaker on leadership at corporate conferences and meetings.

 

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Michele Porterfield

Michele A. Porterfield is a Practice Leader with Leadership Solutions, Inc. and has been with the firm since 1999. Michele’s consulting expertise is in the areas of leadership assessment and selection, employee development, and executive coaching. Her focus is on helping client organizations leverage talent to achieve organizational success, with specific expertise in assessment and development center design and delivery. She also enjoys working with individual leaders in the coaching process, helping them to understand how they are perceived by others and partnering with them to identify pragmatic solutions that will work within the realities of their specific personality characteristics. - Michele works with both small and large clients across various industries, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and financial services. Select clients include Astellas Pharma, The Franklin Institute, Investment Company Institute, Lincoln Financial, Vanguard, and Walgreens. In addition to her client work, Michele is actively involved in helping the firm design and develop new products and services that will meet the changing needs of clients. - Prior to joining Leadership Solutions, Inc. Michele worked for nine years as a Consultant in the Human Resource Planning and Development practice of the Hay Group in Philadelphia, an international human resource consulting firm. Her work centered on developing and implementing competency-based applications in the areas of assessment, development, training, and performance management. - Michele holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University (1988) and an M.S. in Organizational Development from The American University in Washington D.C. She has also served as Adjunct Faculty for The Philadelphia Center (TPC), teaching career development at the undergraduate level for a unique off-campus program that offers academic study and internships to liberal arts students. She recently co-authored a book entitled Outsmart Your Leadership Genes: Practical Prescriptions for Today’s Leaders. - Michele resides outside of Philadelphia with her husband and two children.

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Tracy Brown

Tracy Brown is Senior Consultant who has worked with Leadership Solutions since 2011. Her primary areas of expertise include coaching, leadership development, team building and organizational development. She partners with organizations to build high performing teams, shape culture and develop both experienced and emerging leaders. Clients include The Franklin Institute, The Vanguard Group, University of Pennsylvania, and Financial Accounting Foundation. Prior to joining Leadership Solutions, Tracy worked as an independent consultant and for a range of organizations including Hay Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and WebCritical Technologies. Tracy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from James Madison University and a Master of Science degree in Organizational Development from Johns Hopkins University. She is also a graduate of CoachU’s Core Essentials Program, an International Coaching Federation (ICF) accredited program, in effort to complete her Associate Coaching Certificate (ACC).

 

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Aaron Weiss

Aaron Weiss is a Senior Consultant who has worked with Leadership Solutions since 2007. He offers a broad range of expertise in the areas of leadership development and organizational effectiveness. Aaron creates solutions to people-related business challenges by combining artful wisdom and behavioral science methodology. More specifically he works with HR departments and specialized business units to identify their next generation of leaders, and develops these high potentials into impactful professionals. His consulting experience encompasses diverse sectors including AmeriHealth, Biogen Idec, Financial Accounting Foundation, Lincoln Financial Group, New York University, and The Vanguard Group. Prior to joining the firm, Aaron held corporate roles with the Walt Disney Company in New York City. Aaron graduated with honors with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Arizona State University and a Master of Science degree in Strategic and Organizational Communication from Temple University. He has also taught as an Adjunct Instructor at Temple University, and conducted federally sponsored research on behalf of the National Science Foundation as part of his graduate training.