About Us

Our Team

At Bright Arrow, we believe that finding alignment between who you are at work and at home is essential to success. That’s why we take a holistic approach to coaching and help our clients create harmony between their personal and professional personas.

What You Can Expect

After your initial meeting with Bright Arrow Founder, Tegan Trovato, you will be presented with the bio of the coach we think would best support you in your leadership development. That coach may be Tegan! From there, we’ll schedule a discovery meeting with you and your proposed coach to make sure you both feel synergy before embarking on the journey.

We Help You Achieve Your Biggest Goals

All of our coaches are highly trained, tenured, certified, and hand-selected for our clients. Our coaches bring a diversity of designations and specialties to every client relationship. This allows Bright Arrow to truly help you identify and leverage your gifts, overcome internal “blocks” or limitations, and take action. Every Bright Arrow coach has one overarching goal: to help you maximize your potential and create lasting change.

We support you throughout your entire journey. On every level. At every step. Regardless of what your goals are.

Our Founder and CEO

Tegan Trovato—CPC, PCC, ELI-MP—is the CEO of Bright Arrow, a premiere Executive and Team Coaching firm based in Chicago and Indianapolis; serving clients nationally.

Tegan is the co-host of the Life and Leadership Podcast, a FORBES columnist for the exclusive Coaches Council, and a regular contributor to Thrive Global and Mantra Magazine.

Recipient of HR Executive Magazine’s HR Rising Star Award, Tegan is an HR industry veteran with twenty years of experience, specializing in Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, and Organizational Learning, serving as an executive or leadership team member for Levi Strauss, Zynga, Xerox and Cielo.

As the Founder and CEO of Bright Arrow, she and her firm offer executive coaching, team coaching, group workshops, inspiring keynotes, as well as training programs for executive coaches. Bright Arrow’s clients work exclusively with certified, tenured coaches who value authenticity, confidence, courage, comfort, growth, and leadership in every interaction.

“I am SURE we wouldn’t be where we are now if it weren’t for you, frankly. Tegan, my thoughts of you is that you are extremely committed to us. Each one of us. You showed a level of commitment that was breathtaking. The amount of extra time, effort, and professionalism and your extreme commitment to each of us; what more could we ask for. As a coach, it was an outstanding performance. ”

COO of $500M company

Meet Our Coaches

Marvin Chambers

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Marvin Chambers is a seasoned leadership coach, talent strategist and human resources executive with 25+ years of experience working with leaders and talent at all levels in world-class organizations including The Coca-Cola Company, W.R. Grace & Co., EY, AT&T, and NCR Corporation.

His mission/purpose is to coach, teach, mentor, and empower leaders to be the best versions of themselves. Marvin’s aim is to encourage, stretch, equip, and empower them to be amazing leaders that make a profound impact on their families, places of work and communities.

KEY WORK EXPERIENCES
  • Built To Last Solutions, LLC: Executive Coach, Speaker, Trainer, Talent Strategist & Human Capital Consultant
  • Forbes Coaches Council Member & Forbes.com Contributor (2019)
  • Work Life Leader Program: Executive & Leadership Coach for Non-Profit Leaders
  • Trinity Washington University – Washington: Adjunct Professor/Lecturer
  • Abt Associates, Inc.: Vice President, Human Resources
  • W.R. Grace & Co: Global Human Resources Director
  • The Coca-Cola Company: Senior Director, Human Resources; Chief of Staff for SVP, Human Resources; Director, Talent Development; Sr. HR Manager
  • Laureate Education: HR Director, Corporate Center & International Operations
  • EY (formerly CapGemini/Ernst and Young: Senior Consultant – Change Management and Human Resources Transformation
  • NCR Corporation / AT&T GIS: Business & Financial Analyst; HR Development Consultant; Human Resources Manager
Engagements with Leaders In The Following Organizations
  • Aflac (Supplemental Insurance)
  • Camelback Ventures
  • Children’s Hospital – Washington, DC
  • EL Education
  • District of Columbia Water (Utility)
  • Georgia Tech University
  • Harbor Bank of Maryland
  • Howard University
  • Human Resources Certification Institute
  • Mastery Charter Schools
  • Night of Peace Family Shelter
  • Towson University
  • W.R. Grace & Co.
  • Visit Baltimore
  • The Universities at Shady Grove
  • World Education Services
  • Year Up – Baltimore
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS, & TRAINING

Education

  • B.B.A. from James Madison University with specialization in Finance
  • M.B.A. from The George Washington University in Human Resources Management

Certifications & Training

  • Certified Professional Coach Through Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching
  • Energy Leadership Index – Master Practitioner
  • International Coach Federation Credentialed Coach
  • Executive Coaching Certification Training Through International Coaching Association – ICA
  • Hogan Assessments Certification: HPI (Strengths), HDS (Derailers), MVPI (Values)
  • LEAD NOW! 360 Feedback Assessment Certification
  • Coach Mindset – Elite Life Coaching Certification (www.MitchMatthews.com)
  • Case Western (David Cooperider) / EY Certification in Appreciative Inquiry Change Management Methodology
  • AT&T University Certified Coaching Trainer—train internal managers in basic coaching skills

Paul Gilbride

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Paul Gilbride—CPC, PCC, ELI-MP, CDTLF—is a former CPA with close to 20 years of experience in corporate America. He has been an executive coach for 7 years serving leaders in some of the most prestigious companies in the world including Boeing, KPMG, Deloitte, Bloomberg Corporation, Lionsgate Entertainment, Royal Bank of Canada, U.S. Department of Defense, PhRMA and the USOPC.

Paul’s executive coaching style is dedicated to make people’s lives more fulfilling, rewarding, passionate and purposeful. He believes in connection, heart and emotional intelligence; and that we do better when we lead with compassion not fear, growth not scarcity, integration not division, and heart not hurt. And above all else, he believes in courage. Courage to stand tall in our values; the courage to listen with purpose; the courage to speak truth; the courage to have tough conversations; and the courage to put people—all people—first.

KEY LEADERSHIP & EXECUTIVE COACHING ENGAGEMENTS
  • Interviewed and reported to the executive team of a medical data analytics company to identify leadership and culture gaps and opportunities. Led the executive team and four additional key contributors in a 24 hour Dare to Lead™ leadership facilitation.
  • Trained a group of emerging leaders at a $145 billion international insurance company on the Grow Coaching Model, incorporating case studies and emotional intelligence concepts in a full day interactive workshop.
  • Co facilitated a one day training for the international sales team of a $1 billion manufacturing company. Curriculum included connecting to company values, self-awareness, collaboration, curiosity, feedback and personal responsibility.
  • Development training of a team in Kansas for a $3 billion manufacturing company. Training included an initial assessment of team effectiveness and working with team lead to develop training around accountability, difficult conversations and trust.
  • Development and delivery of Inclusive Leadership training sessions for the entire leadership group of the Capital Markets division of a multi-billion dollar financial services institution.
  • Dare to Lead™ training of all managers and above at a private family owned organization.
  • Notable individual leadership training engagements:
    • CFO and Provost of a major west coast University
    • COO of private family owned organization, including full Dare to Lead™ individual training.
    • CEO and founder of privately held consulting company.
    • VP of athlete safety at the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee.
    • Six partners at a major national public accounting firm including the COO.
    • Several partners at an International law firm
    • 3 emerging leaders at the US Department of Defense
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS, & MEMBERSHIPS

Certifications

  • Certified Professional Coach (CPC) – The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) – International Coach Foundation
  • Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator (CDTLF), Based on the work of Dr. Brené Brown
  • Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP)
  • Certified DiSC assessment practitioner
  • Trained in The Five Behaviors of a team disciplines

Memberships

  • International Coach Federation
  • Egghead Corporate and Leadership Coach Collaborative Authorized Partner
  • Everything DiSC and The Five Behaviors – Wiley
  • Integrated Life Advocate – ThirdPath Institute

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business – Accounting – University of Wisconsin – Madison

Other

  • Faculty and mentor coach for University of Wisconsin Coach Certification Program

Lisa Kaplan

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Recently named one of the top 20 executive coaches in Chicago by InfuenceDigest.com, Lisa has a unique, multi-faceted background that she brings to her coaching relationships. She is a psychologist, professional speaker, and experienced executive and life coach who helps clients identify exactly what is holding them back and how to overcome any obstacle. Lisa has provided leadership, executive presence, change management, and communication development for individuals and teams in a wide variety of industry and organizational settings.

Lisa got her start in the banking industry and while achieving her graduate degrees worked as a real estate appraiser. She has since worked with hundreds of organizations, professionals, and employees at all levels. Her years of clinical and professional experience have helped her to achieve comfort with any issues that arise and to navigate stressful and uncomfortable situations with ease. Lisa is a lead trainer for iPEC Coaching, an ICF certified, international training program for life and executive coaching. Lisa is also a professional trainer for American Management Association and an adjunct executive coach for the Center for Creative Leadership.

KEY COACHING EXPERIENCE
  • Team coaching for CEO and Executive Team of International Educational Organization.
    Focus on leadership skills, employee retention, and change management.
  • Senior Executive of Major Financial Services Corporation.
    Focus on executive presence, communication skills, and leading multi-generational teams.
  • Senior Vice President of Family Owned Business.
    Focus on self-confidence and managerial skills.
  • Senior Legal Professional of Major International Transportation Organization
    Focus on work/life balance, diversity and inclusion, mental wellness and boundary setting.
  • Senior Vice President in Large Banking Organization.
    Focus on managing work/life demands, the unique challenges of being a female leader in this industry, boundaries, and communication skills.
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance with an Economics minor
  • Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology with a System’s minor
  • Professional Certified Coach Certification from the International Coaching Federation

Paul Monahan

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Paul Monahan spent a twenty-five-year career in sales, professional development and senior leadership at global manufacturing organizations like The Stanley Works, Hoover Vacuums, and Barrette Outdoor Living. Today, he is an experienced executive leadership and performance coach with over 2,500 hours of coaching.

Paul’s mission is to help leaders and performers become more aware of the mental and emotional dynamics that allow them to lead, play and perform at their best. His clients are serious about realizing their potential in critical moments.

In addition to his work with corporate clients where he specializes in leadership, teamwork and organizational culture, Paul is also a human performance coach in the golf, baseball, and music arenas. He is a mental-game coach at Graves Golf Academy, one of the largest golf instruction companies in the U.S. He consults with the Cleveland Indians baseball organization. And he coaches elite-level performers in the country music space.

Paul believes that great performances—in the boardroom, on the athletic field, or on the stage—start with a deeper awareness of the mental and emotional energy that we bring to our work. Fundamentally, Paul helps his clients to perform at their best by inspiring insights into how their own thought patterns drive their behaviors and performances.

KEY AREAS OF CAREER EXPERTISE & NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

25 years in sales, training and leadership in large and small organizations:

  • Leadership Development Program Manager, National Accounts Manager with $80M portfolio responsibility: Hoover/Dirt Devil Vacuum
  • Sales Representative, National Accounts Manager, National Training Manager: The Stanley Works (Now Stanley-Black & Decker)
  • National Field Sales Manager: Barrette Outdoor Living: (Largest vinyl fence manufacturer in NorthAmerica)

Corporate Coaching Engagements of Note:

  • Led the Executive Team of a national brand through the Energy Leadership Development System (Leadership training, coaching and assessments.)
  • Trained and coached the National Sales Team at a top consumer durables brand: (Energy Leadership performance training and coaching.)
  • Led a development and coaching program for 25 of the top achievers at a $500M category-leader twice in a three-year period.
  • Launched and led a year-long leadership and coaching initiative with 45 leaders and managers – including the executive team – at a $300M company in the auto manufacturing space.
  • Ongoing leadership and performance coaching projects for a Major League Baseball organization. (Leadership and performance)
  • Mental Game and performance coach for one of the nation’s largest golf instruction companies and its 10,000 active clients.

Private Coaching Engagements of Note:

  • Year-long performance coaching and assessment work with the CEO of a $50MM company in Canada. (Leadership and performance)
  • Six-month transition coaching and assessment work with the CFO of a large organization who was taking on a new position outside of his company.
  • Leadership and performance coaching engagements for airline captain/ lead flight instructor for a top U.S. airline.
  • Performance coaching for an elite-level PGA teaching professional who later won Player of the Year status in his region. (COR.E Performance Dynamics)
  • Performance coaching for a professional singer/songwriter in Nashville, TN who later released her first EP in January, 2021. (COR.E Performance Dynamics)
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS, & MEMBERSHIPS

Certifications

  • Certified Professional Coach (CPC) from the Institute for Professional Ethics in Coaching (iPEC)
  • Energy Leadership Master Practitioner (ELI-MP)
  • Certified COR.E Performance Dynamics Specialist

Memberships

  • International Coach Federation (ICF)

Education

  • Bachelor, Business Administration (Sales and Marketing): St. Bonaventure University, Olean, NY

Cheryl Schofield

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Cheryl is a skilled professional coach and consultant with a gift and passion for helping clients achieve success through authentic partnership, focusing on possibilities, and employing a positive approach.

When Cheryl works with a client, she is all in. She listens carefully to the client’s goals, interests, desires, concerns, and questions. She cares deeply about helping the client achieve breakthroughs and get results, and has a knack for digging deeper to learn more, culling out greater possibilities for growth and improvement. Cheryl focuses on strengths, talent, skills, and operational excellence, capitalizing on what is going well while having a keen eye for opportunities. She uses critical thinking and creativity to help the client solve problems.

Cheryl serves a variety of people across a broad spectrum, to include corporate and non-profit organizations, as well as individual clients. She brings a combination of respect, empathy and authenticity to her experience with business and personal clients alike, with a focus on goal clarity, action, possibilities, and results. She helps businesses and people realize the power of their own resources, utilizing a variety of tools and techniques aimed at success, designing actions and cocreating with clients to achieve their goals. She has worked with clients and organizations to include Advance Auto, Northern Trust, Walgreens, Whirlpool, Grainger, FleetPride, Kraft-Heinz, and United Airlines; and non-profit establishments to include large health care organizations, arts and conservation foundations, medical research funding associations, and higher education institutions.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
  • Leadership/executive coaching and development
  • Meeting facilitation and training
  • Relationship management and executive influence
  • Organization design and competency development
  • Performance management and development
  • Change management
  • Strategic and critical thinking
  • Communication and learning
  • Team-building
  • Talent management
  • Strengths-based assessment
  • Succession planning
CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
  • Conversational Intelligence® C-IQ Enhanced Program
  • Hogan Assessments
  • Clifton Strengths Assessment
  • Meyers Briggs Type Indicator
  • HeartMath®
  • Now What? Coaching
  • PDI Profilor 360 Feedback
  • Zenger Miller Frontline Leadership
  • Certified Therapeutic Hypnosis Practitioner
EDUCATION
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
    Master of Education, Educational, School & Counseling Psychology; positive coaching emphasis
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
    Graduate Certificate, Positive Psychology
  • Northern Illinois University
    Bachelor’s degree, Psychology
    Business Administration minor
  • Coach University, Inc.
    ICF-Accredited; graduate
  • Hypnotherapy Academy of America
    Certified clinical therapeutic hypnosis practitioner (Residential immersive program/practicum; 500+ training hours)
WORK HISTORY
  • W. W. Grainger
    1991-2010
    Director, Human Resources
  • Safety-Kleen Corp.
    1987-1990
    Manager, Employee Relations
SAMPLE ENGAGEMENTS
  • Executive Coach — Technology VP, Large National Health Care Organization
    One year executive coaching engagement with newly promoted VP transitioning to corporate environment and adjusting to new climate, team, and peer group.
  • Executive Coach — Non-Profit Medical Research Organization
    Two-year executive coaching engagement with CEO of non-profit organization. Commissioned by Board of Directors to help dynamic and energetic leader improve interpersonal communication and collaboration, enhance staff capabilities, and drive a performance culture.
  • Executive Career Coach — Private Client
    Supply chain leader with a long and successful career at Kraft Foods sought executive coaching to support him in his job search. We developed and co-created a strategy to keep him focused and productive, leading to a new leadership position in a timely manner with another multi-billion-dollar organization. This experience was disenchanting for various reasons and he sought me out to assist him with search—this time with a goal to transition to a non-profit organization for which he had a strong passion. We worked through a multi-level search strategy over many months, resulting in a successful networking partnership that allowed him to eventually craft his own position, achieving his desire to transfer his expertise to a completely different experience and organization. Client was thrilled with outcome once thought improbable!
  • Consultant — Industry Leader National Corporation
    Provided business and human resources consulting over a two-year period to this $1B distributor, working in partnership with SVP. Complete reorganization of company’s sales and marketing group to include needs analysis, position calibration, competency development, talent search and upgrade, leadership assessment and development, onboarding program, and change management. Additional engagement involved project management and oversight for planning/preparation of all aspects of annual national sales meeting.

Natalie Siston

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Natalie’s career has taken her from Silicon Valley to the Fortune 100 and into entrepreneurship, but being raised in Republic, OH (population 600) is where she learned her greatest leadership lessons. In a small town, each person’s work matters, everyone feels cared for, and collaboration is necessary to survive and thrive. If you are seeking a fresh way to look at your company and leadership style, think of it small town style. It’s where everyone plays an important role, working with what you have is the norm, and a culture of caring is expected.

In addition to being a 10-year 4-H member and repeat State Fair champion in public speaking, Natalie is a two-time graduate of The Ohio State University and Professional Coach accredited through the International Coach Federation. She has 20+ years of experience coaching, developing leaders, and strengthening teams in the non-profit, higher education, and corporate sectors. She works with both 1:1 and small group coaching clients to help them be more connected – to themselves, their work, families and communities. She is a frequent speaker at leadership, university and corporate events.

Natalie resides in Dublin, Ohio with her husband, Rob, and two young daughters. When she’s not writing, speaking or coaching, she enjoys mentoring students, training for endurance athletic events, and improving her golf game.

Education and Certifications
  • MBA – Marketing and Talent Management – The Ohio State University
  • B.A. Psychology and Political Science – The Ohio State University
  • Certified Professional Coach – Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching
  • Associate Certified Coach – International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • DISC and Motivators Certified
  • Positive Intelligence Certified Coach (one of first 10 coaches to be certified worldwide)
  • Unconscious Bias Certified Trainer
Professional Experience
  • Leadership & Executive Coach
  • Coach Experience Director at Positive Intelligence
  • Director of Sales Coaching & Development at Nationwide Insurance
  • Director of Business Development & Affinity Relationship Management at Nationwide

Kisha Wynter

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Kisha Wynter – CPCC, FCA, MBA is an executive coach, speaker, and leadership development consultant with 20 years of corporate Human Resources experience in talent development, organizational effectiveness, and diversity, inclusion, and equity at General Electric.

She has had the pleasure of coaching a variety of leaders in over 50countries. She specializes in helping leaders demystify what it takes to advance to the C-suite. While Kisha works with all leaders, she has a special passion for working with people of color and women who may not have the right level of exposure, mentors, sponsors, or insights to get to the next level.

She also appreciates the opportunity to partner with allies who want to gain knowledge on how to help people of color rise through the ranks, ultimately creating a truly inclusive leadership team and company culture.

KEY AREAS OF CAREER EXPERTISE & NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • Organizational Learning & Talent Development
    Developed and delivered a comprehensive live 5-day training program for new people leaders in collaboration with John F. Welch’s Leadership Development Center, inclusive of Fundamentals of People Leadership, Leading without Bias, Speed of Trust, Tough Conversations, Emotional Intelligence for Leaders, Brain Based Coaching for Leaders, and Audit & Advisory Management for PeopleLeaders.
  • Cultural Transformation & Change Management
    Utilized expertise in change management and leadership coaching to shift leadership culture from micro-managing to empowering coaches through sourcing and contracting vendor to deliver training at all levels of the organization, delivering manager coaching workshops, establishing coaching COE to provide one-on-one peer coaching to high potential employees, and assessing progress through employee surveys, manager skip levels and including accountability metric in performance and promotion reviews.
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
    Designed and delivered content for the Own Your Power Coaching Program for high potential women to build their confidence and executive presence to step into leadership roles, including virtual modules, and live conference seminars. This resulted in doubling the percentage of women who were promoted to people leader positions as well as decreased the opt-out rate by 10%. Designed and led diversity training and inclusion initiatives to impact hiring and promotion decisions across the organization and partnered with the executive leadership team to implement action plans from feedback received from employee survey, focus groups, and employee resource groups.

Sampling of Leadership & Executive Coaching Engagements

  • Leadership & group coaching for 20 high potential female leaders in an Oil & Energy company in Dubai inclusive of teaching leadership coaching skills to the organization’s broader leadership team
  • Executive & life coaching for the CEO of a software company in Bulgaria
  • Executive & leadership coaching for VP Finance, Product & Engineering for a US-based multi-national cloud communications platform
  • Executive & leadership coaching for Attorney-at-Law Office of The Public Defender, Nassau Bahamas Life coach for the Elevate Extraordinaire program at Motivating The Masses Corporation(August 2020 to March 2021)

Professional Experience

  • Global HR Leader, Americas GE Corporate Audit Staff, GE’s 120-year-old premier leadership development program
  • Organizational & Talent Development Manager & Diversity Leader for GE Asset Management
  • Compensation & Benefits Manager, GE Capital Financial Services
  • Human Resources Business Partner, GE Commercial & Industrial Finance
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS, MEMBERSHIPS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Certifications

  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) – The Coactive Training Institute (CTI)
  • Fascinate Assessment Certified Advisor (FCA) – Fascinate Corporation
  • Neuroscience, Consciousness and Transformational Coaching Certification (CNTC) – Jan 2021 BEabove leadership

Memberships

  • National Association Of Black Accountants – National, Training Advisor to the Southern NewEngland Chapter International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Association for Talent Development (ATD) Member – National & Stamford, CT Chapter

Education

  • Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies focus on Latin America, California StateUniversity, Long Beach, CA

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • Breaking Through Self-Doubt & Perfectionism As A Woman Lawyer – Women Of Law Virtual 2020
  • Navigating Organizational Politics & Race In A Virtual World – NABA Southern New England
    Westchester 2020
  • Featured Presenter – Sensational Woman Virtual Summit 2020
  • Owning Your Career – Salem State University Salem, MA 2019
  • How To Advance In Your Career With Confidence & Strategy – Concordia College Bronxville, New York 2019 Featured Speaker – Speak & Write To Make Millions Newport Beach, California 2019
  • Featured Speaker – Living Your Best Life Now! Conference New York, NY 2019
  • Featured Presenter – GE Brazil Women’s Network Development Workshop, Sao Paulo Brazil 2019
    Breaking Through Your Internal Glass Ceiling – GE Corporate Audit Staff Global Leadership Conference 2018

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