Richard Koonce Joins The Ayers Group as Director, Executive Coaching and Development

TROY, Mich. (May 14, 2014) ̶ Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting (KellyOCG(R)) announced today that Richard (Rick) Koonce has joined The Ayers Group as Director, Executive Coaching & Development. The Ayers Group is a full-service talent management consulting firm, headquartered in New York, and is a division of Kelly Services(R), a leader in providing workforce solutions. The Ayers Group offers talent management consulting services including career transition and executive coaching.
In his new position, Rick will provide coaching services and be responsible for managing client coaching engagements in the New Jersey market. He is based in Princeton and Parsippany, New Jersey.
Rick’s passion is coaching executives and managers as they oversee change, build strong leadership teams, enhance their executive/leadership presence, and communicate effectively with key internal and external stakeholders. An accomplished international leadership coach, Rick has worked with executives and teams in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. The co-author of six books, including Growing Leaders (ASTD), he has coached executives at all levels in a diverse range of industries including banking and financial services, professional services, pharma, healthcare, creative services, publishing, aerospace, and defense. He has also worked extensively with nonprofits, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and federal government agencies.
“I am delighted to have Rick on our team. He has a fabulous track record as an executive coach and will be an asset as we continue to grow our coaching brand in the New Jersey market,” said Joan Caruso, Managing Director, Executive Coaching & Development, The Ayers Group.
Larry Fisher, Ayers’ Vice President, Business Development adds, “We are excited to have Rick join our team and look forward to having him share his expertise and thought leadership with our clients in the New Jersey talent marketplace.”
Prior to joining The Ayers Group, Rick ran a highly successful coaching and consulting practice for 20 years, and served clients both in the United States and around the world. Previously, he served in different capacities for two HR consulting firms in the Washington, DC area.
In addition to being an executive coach, Rick is also a skilled facilitator and retreat leader who has delivered training and facilitated teambuilding programs for companies and nonprofit organizations across the United States. He earned a master’s degree from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree from The College of William and Mary.
About The Ayers Group
Headquartered in New York City, The Ayers Group has five offices in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Michigan. Five additional offices are located throughout the Asia Pacific region, including India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Korea. In 2009, The Ayers Group expanded into Moscow and Budapest. Through its partnership with Career Partners International (CPI), The Ayers Group/CPI serves clients in more than 200 locations around the globe.
About KellyOCG
KellyOCG is the Outsourcing and Consulting Group of workforce solutions provider, Kelly Services, (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB). KellyOCG is a global leader in innovative talent management solutions in the areas of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Contingent Workforce Outsourcing (CWO), including Independent Contractor Solutions, Human Resources Consulting, Career Transition and Executive Coaching & Development, and Executive Search.
KellyOCG was named to the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals(R) 2014 Global Outsourcing 100(R) List, an annual ranking of the world’s best outsourcing service providers and advisors.
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