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Ed Cohen

Executive Vice President at Nelson Cohen Global Consulting

Bodega Bay, United States

My partner, Pris Nelson and I have been there done that when it comes to helping organizations through turbulent times like Covid-19.

In 2009, when the CEO of Satyam confessed to cooking the books and through the entire organization into crisis, we documented the steps take to take the company from the brink and save it in our book Riding the Tiger: Leading Through Learning in Turbulent Times. As your organization struggles with Covid-19, we are here to advise on ways to rapidly rebuild. As an Executive Coach, I am passionate about helping leaders and organizations to evolve to be their absolute best. I have more then four decades of professional experience and have been coaching and consulting for more than 25 years in organizations from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

In 2009, Pris Nelson and I brought together all of the pieces of our collective journeys and co-founded Nelson Cohen Global Consulting. Through high impact Executive Coaching, and working with teams and organizations including Amazon, PwC, Farmers Insurance, HCL Technologies, Silverado Memory Care, Time Warner, and Western Union, we build upon existing strengths helping to identify and implement powerful opportunities to enhance leadership, learning and employee engagement.

I have been in the trenches as a leader and truly understand learning and leadership, having led two organizations to the coveted #1 spot on the ATD (Association for Talent Development) BEST Awards annual list. Under my strategic leadership, Booz Allen Hamilton and Satyam Computer Services (now Tech Mahindra) were both recognized as the top learning and development company in the world. I also led Booz Allen Hamilton to a #1 ranking in Training Magazine's Top 125 and assisted Farmers Insurance Group as well as Western Union in doing the same.

During a 7-year stint living and working in India leading talent development for Satyam Computer Services and numerous other organizations, I expanded my expertise in global and cultural leadership. Prior to that, I spent close to 8 years as Chief Learning Officer for Booz Allen Hamilton from 1998 to 2005, where I was instrumental in the development of their assessment process that is still in use today.

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: San Francisco
Speaking Topics: Leading Through Learning in Turbulent Times, Learning & Leadership Strategies, Building Enduring Team

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Company Type: Company
Media Experience: 20
Last Media Training: 05/19/2020
Last Media Interview: 05/19/2020

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Engineering & Construction
Federal & Public Sector
Financial Services & Banking
High Tech & Electronics
Professional Services
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