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Meet the TalentED Advisors coaches

Corey Graham, a TalentED Advisors coach
Corey Graham
Corey Graham is a leadership coach, consultant, facilitator, and speaker. He works one-on-one with clients at a variety of different organizations — from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits — to help them maximize their potential and realize their impossible future. His passion is using the power of coaching and speaking to redefine clarity, commitment, and conviction for individuals, teams, and organizations. Corey approaches his coaching and training work through the lens of diversity, equity, inclusiveness, and belonging — and consistently integrates these principles into his practice.

Corey received his bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and then landed a management position with a national retailer. His career spans both sales and client service in the insurance industry, as well as human resources, operations, and financial management.

Corey specializes in coaching to support career transitions; efficient and effective communication; and diversity, equity, and inclusion. He is a Certified Master Coach, a Certified Professional Coach, and a Certified Academic Life Coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF) certified coach training programs at the Center for Coaching Certification and Coach Training EDU. He is a member of the International Coach Federation and holds an executive certification in nonprofit management from Winthrop University.
DJ Cervantes, Director of Talent Management and coach at TalentED Advisors
DJ Cervantes
DJ is a Director of Talent Management at TalentED Advisors where he specializes in strategy. He brings extensive experience in project and program management, adult coaching, social and emotional learning, and instructional leadership.

Previously, he was the Director of Partnerships at Transforming Education where he coached school and network leaders and managed a partnership with the NewSchools Venture Fund. He coached teachers and teacher coaches at Teach For America’s regional offices in Boston and Buffalo, NY — in addition to leading a Teach For America summer school program for three separate summers. He also spent a year serving as Leader in Residence at Phoenix Charter School in Massachusetts. DJ began his career as a secondary science teacher in Oakland, CA.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from Ohio University and is an IHI-trained performance improvement coach.
Jillian Hubbard, a TalentED Advisors coach
Jillian Hubbard
Jillian is a consultant specializing in organization development, talent development, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). She supports leaders and organizations to create more inclusive environments and increase their effectiveness by empowering their human capital.

Her work has spanned a variety of sectors, including education, nonprofit, corporate, and government. She has partnered with clients and leaders to develop company-wide diversity initiatives and has facilitated trainings on inclusion and unconscious bias. She has also worked with organizations to implement sustainable recruitment and retention initiatives, develop curriculum for DEI programming, create and integrate organizational values, and develop strategic action plans from talent and inclusion diagnostic surveys.

Jillian is an IDI-qualified administrator and a certified life coach. She holds a master’s degree in organization development from American University and a bachelor’s in multicultural studies: conflict and cooperation from the George Washington University.
Katherine Wieland, founder and CEO of TalentED Advisors
Katherine Wieland
Katherine Wieland — founder and CEO of TalentED Advisors — brings over 15 years of experience in public education and talent management.

Previously, she served as the Senior Vice President of Talent Strategy and Operations at education management company Source4Teachers, overseeing a $220M portfolio focused on talent acquisition strategy, onboarding, retention, and recognition. Prior to this, Katherine worked with the New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of Intervention, revamping district-wide human capital efforts in state-run and state-monitored districts such as Trenton, Paterson, and Atlantic City. She also led talent strategy and performance management efforts in two of New Jersey’s neediest districts, Newark and Camden — serving as Interim Chief Talent Officer in Camden. Earlier in her career, Katherine supported talent management efforts at the New York City Department of Education. At Brown University, she successfully devised and implemented a national graduate student recruitment strategy for two education programs. She began her career as a co-teacher in an elementary school.

Katherine received her master’s degree in urban education policy from Brown University and her bachelor’s in political science and elementary education from Wheaton College in Norton, MA.
Kelly Harris Perin, a TalentED Advisors coach
Kelly Harris Perin
Kelly helps people take themselves, their teams, and their work to the next level. She helps them identify and take concrete steps — “little bites” — that make a big difference.

Kelly became a coach to help people work better and feel better. She believes that it is possible to do hard work with joy and energy — and without burning out or harming ourselves or others. She believes that organizations can and should be inclusive, healthy spaces where everyone can thrive. She believes that each of us can and should step into our own highest vision of leadership and make the biggest impact we can.

She specializes in goal-setting and strategic planning; maximizing time and energy; leadership development; team development; healthy culture; and transitions, leave, and re-entry. And she is committed to equity, balance, and healthy, inclusive workplaces.

Prior to becoming a coach, she worked as a middle school teacher, nonprofit manager, training and development lead, and human resources partner. She also co-created the Shine360 Leadership Review, a 360-degree feedback coaching process for executives and school leaders.

Kelly is a certified practitioner of the Leadership Circle and the Myers-Briggs Typological Indicator. A member of the International Coach Federation, she trained in the Gallup Strengths Finder and the Immunity to Change coaching process at Harvard University. She earned a master’s degree in education policy from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s from Northwestern University.
Maelle Fonteneau, Director of Talent Management and coach at TalentED Advisors
Maëlle Fonteneau
Maëlle is a coach, facilitator and consultant. As a coach, she works to support individuals to deepen their self-awareness and to create new approaches to meet their goals and find more fulfillment.

She brings over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, most recently as Turnaround for Children’s Vice President of People and Engagement, where she developed human resources policies and practices in the areas of recruitment, performance management, culture, and learning and development. She began her career in direct service, supporting predominantly immigrant communities in legal services, early childhood education, and micro-lending before working in consulting for nonprofits and grantmakers.

Maëlle received her master’s degree in public administration from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and her bachelor’s degree in political science from Davidson College. She is completing her coach training program through iPEC and working towards her accreditation through the International Coach Federation.
Marion Biglan, a TalentED Advisors coach
Marion Biglan
Marion is a certified coach and facilitator who is passionate about helping mission-driven leaders and organizations amplify their impact and create a just and equitable world for all.

She brings over two decades of experience in education, human capital, and nonprofit leadership — starting as a 5th grade teacher through Teach For America, then launching Teach For America’s Chicago region as the founding Executive Director. As Vice President of Teach For America’s People Partner team, Marion and her team supported senior leaders on leadership, culture, diversity and inclusiveness, and more.

Marion is committed to continuing her journey to learn and foster racial justice in her community and all areas of her life. In her work and personal life, Marion convenes spaces for white leaders to learn, process, and grow in anti-racism.
Mikal Anderson, a TalentED Advisors coach
Mikal Anderson
With nearly 20 years of experience as an educational practitioner and consultant, Mikal has witnessed, encountered first-hand, and studied the complex issues that perpetuate educational inequity and poverty within urban communities. Because of this, he is passionate about delivering solutions to maximize the educational and economic outcomes of underserved populations. To that end, he manages relationships between universities and K-12 institutions to enhance teacher preparation and community-based programs; guides partnerships between local educational agencies and the private sector; and supports educational organizations with work including diversity and inclusion initiatives, strategic planning, and program evaluation.

As a leadership and executive coach, Mikal supports existing and aspiring leaders with aligning their professional development, performance, and personal goals to advance their careers and achieve maximum impact.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s in secondary education from Temple University, and both a certificate in education policy and program evaluation and an executive certificate in nonprofit management from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Currently, he is a doctoral candidate in the Global Executive Doctor in Education program at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education where his research focuses on culturally responsive leadership in K-12 school systems. Mikal is also a licensed trainer in the Restorative Practices model credentialed through the International Institute for Restorative Practices.
Sharma Graham, a TalentED Advisors coach
Sharma Graham
Sharma started her career at Golin, a global marketing and public relations agency. From there, she went on to work for the city of Chicago, helping to lead the public relations efforts for the city’s booming tourism industry. After that, she expanded her marketing focus to a larger external affairs portfolio and led the Individual Giving team for Teach For America’s Houston office. Over time, her focus centered around leadership and talent development. She had the opportunity to serve as a Managing Director on Teach For America’s National People Partnership and Coaching team where she was an internal executive coach and a strategic advisor on talent and diversity. In 2013, she co-founded a leadership development firm with a focus on activating self-aware, authentic, and courageous leadership.

Sharma is an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF), a Certified Leadership and Talent Management Coach through the Workplace Coach Institute, and a Certified Professional Coach through the Center for Coaching Certification. She is also a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and the International Coach Federation.

Sharma specializes in coaching to support executive presence and communication, internal/external self-awareness, values alignment, making courageous/strategic asks, building decision-making skills, getting work done through others, developing and navigating relationships with critical stakeholders, increasing influence and impact, developing management and leadership skills, and overcoming limiting beliefs.
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