Plum Cluverius is a catalyst for creative change in her clients and their organizations as an executive coach, facilitator and consultant. With each client, her goal is to find the “sweet spot” where fulfillment and productivity connect. Since founding her company, Vedere Consulting, in 2000, Plum has coached and consulted clients in Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations, including Anthem, LifeNet Health, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Bon Secours Health System, Union First Market Bank, the Federal Reserve, James River Financial Corporation, and the Maymont Foundation. She serves on the adjunct faculty for the Federal Executive Institute, where she facilitates executive groups in FEI’s signature Leadership in a Democratic Society program, and at the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business. She is also an executive coach for the United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg’s emerging leaders program and for the Virginia Healthcare Foundation’s executive development program for the healthcare safety net.
While a Senior Internal Consultant in Organization Development at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (then Trigon), Plum coached executives, created an employee outplacement program, and led an intensive six month leadership development program (LDP) for mid-level managers and lower level executives that she helped create. Many LDP participants moved on to serve in executive positions at Trigon and later at Anthem. She also was a trainer/consultant for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Human Resource Management where she co-designed and facilitated the Commonwealth Management Institute for its first five years.
Early in her career, Plum recognized that emotional mastery and relationship building were critical to leadership and organizational success, and she has been working and studying in those fields since 1977. She is a professional certified coach, a designation she earned from the International Coach Federation. Plum has a Master of Arts in the Applied Behavioral Sciences from the Leadership Institute of Seattle and Whitworth College and a Bachelor’s degree in history and sociology from Virginia Tech. She is a graduate of the George Mason University and Newfield Network certificate program in Coaching and Organizational Learning and Newfield’s advanced coaching program. She also graduated from the Mid-Atlantic Association for Training and Consulting’s Professional Development Program and served as a trainer/consultant at MATC. She is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Conflict Dynamics Profile, the William Bridges Managing Organizational Transition Program, and the Leadership Circle 360 Assessment.
Plum is a member of the International Coach Federation, where she is the current president of the Greater Richmond Chapter, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), The Chrysalis Group, and the Association for Psychological Type International, where she was honored with a New Chapter Leader award in 2005. She is a facilitator for NAWBO’s executive dialogue program. She writes a blog on leadership at her website,www.verdereconsulting.com.
Susan Otim-Neal is the founder and principal of Syncerity Speaks, LLC, a leadership development firm based in Northern Virginia. Through her company, Susan’s mission is to facilitate the growth and transformation of the leaders and groups she serves. With her international background, Susan brings over 20 years of combined experience in sports, business and communications to coaching. Her current engagements include working with Women in leadership and leaders in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) to develop executive presence and lead with emotional intelligence. Susan is a certified Integral Coach® and certified EQ Consultant. When she’s not coaching, you can find her reading, dancing to her playlist, or volunteering with her favorite non-profit. Susan lives in Northern Virginia with her husband Steve and their mischievous dog Huxley.