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Martha is a seasoned organization builder, with over 25 years of nonprofit management, consulting, and entrepreneurial experience.
Martha founded Seven Centers Leadership Consulting in 1995. Seven Centers is dedicated to energizing leaders, teams, and organizations with the confidence and capability to be bold and purposeful in realizing their mission, as we strive together to realize a more equitable, humane, and healthy world.
Martha’s mission is to develop leaders who are more courageous, creative, and compassionate in their thought and action. For Seven Centers, these qualities, when reinforced with astute management skill and relationship maturity, distinguish an Intrepid Leader. Martha’s vision is an ever expanding alliance of Intrepid Leaders TM in business, government, the non-profit arena, communities, and families who are transforming the practice and impact of our human institutions for the greater common good.
In addition to her coaching and consulting practice, Martha is the executive director on a part time basis for Save One Life, a sponsorship agency that links caring individuals and businesses to children and adults suffering from hemophilia in the developing world.
Martha is a certified professional coach. She received her M.Sc. in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and her B.A. in Economics and Urban Studies from Wellesley College. Martha’s background includes nearly ten years living and working overseas as a Field Director for Foster Parents Plan International and Peace Corps Volunteer.
Harry Hutson is a trusted advisor who helps executives and their teams
determine leadership strategies that deliver needed results.
His strength is aligning complex issues at the individual, team or company
level, and providing a path forward.
His clients range from large to startup — public, private, and
non-profit. He is adept at talent development, change management, organizational
integration, conflict resolution and the use of feedback.
Harry’s internal experience includes 21 years as director and corporate
officer in human resources and organizational development with three
multinational corporations. At Cummins, he was the senior HR generalist for
Corporate Staff, R&D, Marketing and Sales. At Avery Dennison, he was VP for
Leadership and Organizational Development. At Global Knowledge Network, he was
Corporate VP of HR.
He is the Vice Chairman of the New England Center for Children, and for over
20 years he was a leader in human resource management at Cummins, Avery
Dennison, and Global Knowledge. He has written articles on human resources and
organizational development for a variety of business and professional
publications and delivered numerous presentations and workshops to
Harry’s academic and professional degrees are from Indiana University
(Ph.D.), Stanford University (A.M.), Harvard Divinity School (M.T.S.), and
Hamilton College (B.A.). He has post-graduate education and certifications in
management, coaching, and psychology.
Carol’s consulting focuses on emotional intelligence, coaching, and systemic leadership. Her clients span health care, financial, high tech, federal and state governments, education, the energy-related industry, and consumer product organizations. Carol is also an Associate Professor at Suffolk University in Boston and is a certified consultant for the EQ in Action Profile.
Prior work experience includes being a senior training and organization development instructor for Motorola, Inc.
Carol has many publications to her credit and is a frequent presenter at regional, national, and international conferences. Her international experience in consulting, teaching and research include the following countries: Amsterdam, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, England, Estonia, Germany, India, Japan, and Russia.
Alison is a Chair for Vistage International, the world’s largest CEO
membership organization. She works with CEOs, individually and in groups, to
accelerate the growth of their companies and themselves. Alison believes that
“We are each THE common denominator in the success or failure of everything
we do. The fastest, surest way to improve our outcomes is to improve
ourselves”. Alison has spent hundreds of hours coaching CEOs to improve
their emotional intelligence and their ability to lead. Alison’s clients have
found over and over again that better leadership creates better results.
Alison is a graduate of University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business
and holds designations of ACC and CPA. She has worked in public accounting as
well as 3 different Fortune 500 companies, running various business units within