About Us

Rob Greenly is a savvy, experienced executive coach and organizational effectiveness consultant.  He draws upon twenty years of corporate experience and ten years as a coach and consultant to help his clients maximize their leadership and organizational potential.  He applies expertise in leadership coaching, communications, conflict negotiation, team-building, performance management, culture & organization change, and training to achieve consistent success for clients.

Clients give Rob rave reviews for coaching them—and facilitating their teams—to navigate successfully in large, complex organizations. He draws upon his own firsthand experience as a senior leader and shares lessons-learned from his tenure as Vice President of Leadership and Organization Development—Boston Scientific, Director of OD and Training—Astra Pharmaceuticals, Director of Leadership at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Chief Administrative Officer for Human Resources—Putnam Investments.

Rob has provided executive coaching and/or has developed and delivered programs in management, leadership, teambuilding, organization development, and competency modeling with pragmatic applications, for a wide-range of biopharma/healthcare/medical device clients, including AstraZeneca, Biogen Idec, Covidien, Genzyme, Harvard-Vanguard Medical Associates/Atrius Health, The Medicines Company, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Schering-Plough, and UMass Memorial Medical Center.  Also, Rob has coached or consulted to CVS/Pharmacies, General Electric, Harvard University, IBM, Liberty Mutual, Merrill Lynch, National Institutes of Corrections, Northeastern University, the US Navy, and others.

Rob earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and his MBA from the Yale University School of Management.  Rob is an active leader in several professional organizations. He is the first Harvard College graduate elected President of the Yale Alumni Association of Boston.  He was nominated for the 2013 Executive Coach of the Year award by the International Coaching Federation—New England.  Rob is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and undertook advanced training to become a Certified Physician Development Coach.  He is qualified in an array of assessment and development tools.  He has been a licensed coach for Newton Girls Soccer, and is a member of the National Eagle Scout Association.

Rob has presented nationally at the American Management Association and the American Society for Training and Development conferences.  He has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and in The Boston GlobeFast Company Magazine’s website featured Rob as part of their “Leading in the East Roadshow.”  In addition to delivering leadership workshops at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Rob has been a guest lecturer at Bentley College, Simmons College, Harvard University, and Tufts University.  Rob co-authored “Command Effectiveness in the U.S. Navy.”

Clarissa Sawyer is a senior consultant at The Greenly Group. For twenty years, Clarissa has helped senior executives and their teams develop capabilities and relationships strong enough to master their toughest challenges and resilient enough to implement new technologies, organizational structures, strategies, and business processes. Her clients include companies in a broad range of industries including healthcare, medical devices, financial services, consulting, forestry, and higher education as well as government and non-profit organizations.

Clarissa has in-depth expertise in executive coaching, facilitating executive retreats, team development, and consulting on organizational change.  She also offers customized development programs for client organizations in leadership, team problem solving, organization change, and participatory action research for a wide-range of clients.  Clarissa annually helps to design and facilitate the Innovation Expedition in Healthcare, an international conference and network for leaders of health care innovation.

Clarissa received her masters and doctoral degrees from Harvard University. While at Harvard, she worked closely with Lee Bolman, who chaired her thesis.  Clarissa currently teaches social psychology and gender psychology at Bentley University.  She has taught organizational behavior, leadership, and qualitative research at Harvard University, organizational behavior at Boston University, organizational development at Lesley University, and action research at the University of Massachusetts.  Clarissa has developed teaching cases on innovative leaders for Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, and The New York Case Studies in Public Management, a joint project of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, State University of New York, and the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations.

Clarissa is active as a board member of the Massachusetts Bay Organization Development Learning Group, a professional association and chapter of the Organization Development Network. She has presented at the Innovation Expedition in Healthcare, Beyond High Reliability: Improving Patient Safety Though Organizational Resilience, and the Resilience Healthcare Learning Network.

Dr. Deborah Elbaum is a leadership development coach and facilitator who has been guiding people to think and act calmly and confidently for more than 15 years. She coaches executives from all over the world to build their leadership skills, such as:  strategic planning, stress mastery, confident communication, efficient prioritization, and effective delegation. She equips her clients for success by building their internal awareness and helping them expand their toolkit of strategies and tactics, so that they can increase their external impact and interpersonal effectiveness.

Deb’s clients are senior and high-potential leaders from start-up to large organizations in healthcare, biotech, pharmaceutical companies, high tech, finance and non-profit foundations. She has worked with organizations including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Hackensack Meridian Health, Tufts Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Sanofi, Kaleido Biosciences, and State Street Corporation.

As a presenter, Deb facilitates workshops as masterminds and delivers talks on a variety of leadership topics. Participants appreciate her engaging and relatable style, and her ability to listen carefully, quickly reframe and hone in on the heart of the matter. Through her interactive approach, she offers participants the immediate opportunity to shift their mindsets and behaviors to better serve themselves and their organizations. Examples of past speaking engagements include the American Heart Association, Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute, the Maine Women’s Conference, and the Bryant University Women’s Summit.

Before becoming a coach, Deb trained as a physician and then created a healthcare writing company, writing for organizations such as UpToDate and the Mass Medical Society.

Deb is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation and a Certified NeuroTransformational Coach (CNTC) through BeAbove Leadership. She is certified in the Leadership Circle 360 Profile and Linkage’s Purposeful Leader and Women’s Leadership 360 Assessments. She holds an BA in Psychology from Harvard and an MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.