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Our Mission and Team

Our Mission:

To guide individuals and organizations in identifying their unique talents, passions, and purpose as well as to provide the tools necessary to spark the joyful fulfillment of their individual & collective missions, and, in so doing, improve the world.

Allison Rimm, President and CEO

Allison Rimm is a best-selling author, consultant, coach, and strategic planning expert who inspires individuals and organizational leaders to create breathtaking visions and practical plans to make them come to life. The former Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Information Management at Massachusetts General Hospital, she engages the hearts and minds of her clients to drive performance and create teams joyfully committed to their collective missions. In her book, The Joy of Strategy: A Business Plan for Life, Allison presents eight practical steps to help readers find their purpose, set priorities, and fulfill even their most elusive goals. She serves on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School Continuing Medical Education and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Executive and Continuing Professional Education Programs and is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review. A sought-after speaker, Allison presents on topics related to strategic planning, workplace engagement, and leadership and professional development. allison (at) allisonrimm (dot) com


Celia Brown, Consultant

Celia Brown is a Management Consultant with an extensive global human resources and corporate law background with deep experience managing business and leadership transition, integration and expansion. She has served as Chief Human Resources Officer of Willis Group Holdings and as Head of HR and Public Relations at XL Capital Ltd. She has logged 25 years of service as a trusted advisor to senior leaders in the areas of CEO transitions, succession planning, talent identification and development, executive compensation, M&A, climate assessment and culture change. In addition to her consulting practice, she is currently a member of the Board of Directors of celia (at) allisonrimm (dot) com

Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP, Workshop Speaker

Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP is a Professor of Medicine and the former Faculty Dean for Continuing Medical Education (CME) at Harvard Medical School. He currently serves as a Marshall Wolf Master Clinician Educator in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and co – directs the CME division in the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel/Deaconess Medical Center. He has earned numerous awards including the American Gastroenterological Association’s Distinguished Educator Award and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for “Exemplifying outstanding qualities in both one’s personal and professional lives while continuing to preserve the richness of one’s particular heritage.” Dr. Chopra is the bestselling author of ten books and a sought after inspirational speaker throughout the United States and abroad. sanjiv (at) allisonrimm (dot) com

Manny Correia, Coach

Manny Correia is a highly sought-after coach working with individuals and corporate clients. With over 25 years of experience as a senior executive, consultant and coach, Manny drives exceptional performance by creating and fostering an inclusive culture that inspires individuals to fulfill their potential and contribute to superior business outcomes. Prior to joining Allison Rimm & Associates, he was the Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer at Harvard Management Company, Inc. responsible for all corporate functions, including Human Resources, Education and Development, Budgeting, Accounting, and Facilities Management. Through his work as the founder of the Financial Services HR Group, he has mentored and coached hundreds of professionals in prominent companies and non-profit organizations. With a particular passion for diversity and inclusion, Manny has held leadership roles on numerous non-profit boards. manny (at) allisonrimm (dot) com

Sara Laschever

Sara Laschever, Coach and Consultant

A leading authority on the obstacles ambitious women confront in the workplace, Sara Laschever is the co-author of two groundbreaking books about women and negotiation, Women Don’t Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation—and Positive Strategies for Change and Ask for It! How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want. She consults with organizations focused on achieving gender balance and coaches individuals who are developing their own leadership capacities. She lectures and teaches for organizations and leadership conferences in the U.S. and around the world. She is a founding faculty member of the Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women and a former senior fellow at the Center for Work-Life Policy. Her work has been published in The New York Times, the Harvard Business Review, and many other publications. sara (at) allisonrimm (dot) com

Linda H. Lynch, Coach and Consultant

Linda is a seasoned leader with over 25 years of experience as a manager, entrepreneur and strategic advisor in the areas of private equity and asset management. She is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Winthrop Square Capital, a newly established private equity investment firm serving institutional and individual investors through global private equity and venture capital solutions. Prior to WSC, she co-founded and was Managing Director of Fisher Lynch Capital, a private equity firm managing over $2 billion in funds and co-investments. She has dedicated her career to building and supporting teams that are focused on aligned values and inclusive leadership. Linda is passionate about empowering women leaders, particularly in start-ups and the financial service industries. She earned her MBA from Stanford and her BA from Yale and remains actively involved in the community through extensive board and committee work. linda (at) allisonrimm (dot) com

Eric Nadel, M.D., Coach

Eric Nadel M.D. is an Emergency Physician, Associate Director of Graduate Medical Education for Partners Healthcare, and the long-serving Director for the Brigham and Women’s/Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard-Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency. His passion for educating and mentoring the next generation of physician leaders is the driving force behind his work. He has developed innovative curricula related to the integration of simulation, competency-based assessment, and wellness. His commitment to helping faculty and trainees define their own career paths, solve problems in complex organizations, and navigate a wide range of personal and professional challenges has fueled his own career success. He is known for being accessible and providing expert guidance to physicians facing a variety of sensitive situations by helping them to synthesize the essential elements of the challenge in order to craft a positive solution.
eric (at) allisonrimm (dot) com

Catherine Robbins, Consultant

Catherine Robbins is Interim Director and an award-winning Professor of Practice at the Simmons University School of Business. She is experienced in both on-the-ground and online teaching and previously led the Simmons Health Care MBA Program. She has held a number of senior finance executive positions including Vice President of Finance at Partners Healthcare, Chief Financial Officer at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Vice President of Cain Brothers Health Care Investment Bank. She has deep expertise in strategy, financial and business planning, and all aspects of financial administration. Catherine is committed to helping her clients integrate strategic and analytic competencies into their organizations and their individual leadership.
catherine (at) allisonrimm (dot) com

Lee Ann Ross Berry, Consultant

Lee Ann Ross Berry has over 25 years experience as a senior executive specializing in risk management and operations analysis. Prior to joining Allison Rimm & Associates, she was the Director of Insurance at Harvard where she directed the University’s vast property and liability portfolio. Lee Ann’s warm and engaging style, together with her extensive background in results-driven project leadership, round out her expertise in change management. She involves key stakeholders in the process of developing value-based, creative solutions and believes in leveraging employees’ passions and competencies to exceed expectations by optimizing individual and team performance to deliver extraordinary organizational results. Lee Ann uses her exceptional skills to make a difference and currently serves as the business manager for Allison Rimm & Associates’ featured Non-profit organization, Our Space. Check out our “Giving Back” page for more details. leeann (at) allisonrimm (dot) com

Professional Affiliate

Bonnie S. Michelman, Coach

Bonnie S. Michelman is a leadership development coach and teacher and has extensive leadership and security management experience in diverse industries. She currently is the Director of Police, Security and Outside Services at Massachusetts General Hospital and is an Instructor at Northeastern University, College of Criminal Justice. Bonnie is on the Regional Board of Directors for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and chairs their National Security Committee. She was appointed by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). She was formerly District Manager at First Security Services overseeing 60 diverse operations and 1,200 people and Assistant Vice President for General Services/Operations at Newton Wellesley Hospital managing 16 departments. She is a recognized leader in her field and is frequently sought out by the mayor of Boston as well as federal and state governments to lead major security initiatives. She lectures and consults internationally and has over 60 publications in various journals on safety, security, leadership and management. bonnie (at) allisonrimm dot com