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Leveraging Executive Education and Leader Development For Strategic Planning, Action Learning, Customized Executive Education and Enhanced Business Meetings - all supported by a philosophy of Breakthrough Centered Development.
Research and Publishing:
Eight National Benchmarking Reports.

Staff Biographies

Anthony J. Fresina, Ph.D.

Anthony Fresina - Hanover College

Anthony is the former Corporate Manager of Executive and Management Education for Motorola, Inc. and one of the founding managers of what became known as Motorola University. Prior to his seven years with Motorola, Anthony spent seven years on the faculty and administration at the University of Dayton. He was the creator and Director of the University's Center for Professional Development.

More recently, Anthony served as a visiting Assistant Professor at Marquette University's Executive MBA Program in the School of Business and former Associate Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Business Preparation at Hanover College.

Anthony has a Ph.D. in Management and Organization Development. His research and consulting interests include:

  • Executive education and executive development
  • Problem-centered learning
  • Consultation to and coaching for human resource development executives

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Over the past twenty plus years, Anthony and his associates in EKW have designed, built and facilitated executive education, organization development and business strategy initiatives for a long list of Fortune 500 corporations, including:

AT&TKnight-Ridder, Inc.
Abbott LaboratoriesLend Lease Inc.
Allina Heath SystemsLincoln Financial Group.
AmocoMallinckrodt, Inc.
American Bankers Assoc.Marion Merrell Dow, Inc.
Baxter InternationalMiami Herald Publishing Co.
BellSouthMotorola, Inc.
Caterpillar Americas Co.NationsBank
CIGNAPfizer, Inc.
CitibankDupont /Pioneer Hi-Bred
Dow ChemicalShell Exploration and Production
Gap, Inc.Southern Bell
GAMA FoundationGlaxo Wellcome Inc.
United TechnologiesJohnson & Johnson

Martha Stock
Martha, formerly a Learning and Development Manager with DuPont, is the author of EKW's National Benchmarking Report - Executive Coaching: Emerging Trends and Best Practices in Corporate America.

Martha Stock

Martha currently offers executive coaching for high performing individuals and teams.

Her focus includes development coaching that:

  • Is customized to a leader's specific development challenges.
  • Is supported by key stakeholders.
  • Produces measurable results (guaranteed).

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Barbara Taylor is an HR professional with 25 years of corporate experience. She specializes in executive coaching, corporate and individual development planning, succession planning, talent assessment, competency development and customized learning initiatives. Prior to starting her consulting career, Barbara was Second Vice President of Executive Development at Lincoln National Corporation (LNC). During her tenure, she began and implemented LNC’s first customized succession planning, top grading and 360 feedback processes. In addition, she provided business-focused learning initiatives and executive coaching. Barbara also managed quality/change management process as a Quality Commitment Manager at American States Insurance, an affiliate of LNC.

Barbara is certified in Lominger tools and has affiliation with several organizations, including the American Society of Training and Development, the Human Resources Planning Society and the LOMA Executive Development Council. Barbara earned a graduate degree in Communications from Indiana University. As an undergraduate, Barbara graduated cum laude from Ohio University with a B.S. in Communications.


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