Jonathan Kirschner is the Founder and CEO of AIIR Consulting. As an executive coach himself, Jonathan founded AIIR Consulting with the mission to make individuals and their organizations more effective through technologically-enhanced, business psychology solutions. In 2009, he developed the AIIR® coaching method for achieving sustained behavioral change. He also developed AIIR’s technology platforms including the Coaching Zone® and Enterprise Coaching Manager®. Dr. Kirschner graduated from New York University with a focus on Psychology and Religion. He holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Widener University. Jonathan resides in the Philadelphia area with his wife and three kids. When not working, Jonathan derives energy from his vegetable garden, reading existential philosophy, mastering the art of BBQ, and playing late night ice-hockey for his local team.
Mitchell Kirschner serves as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of MIK Development LLC, a development and licensing company. He has also served as Corporate Vice President of KV Pharmaceutical Corporation, a publicly held NYSE corporation, and as the Vice President of Particle Dynamics, a specialty ingredient fine chemical company. Over his career, Mitch has developed over 30 pharmaceutical and nutritional products, holds over 50 global patents, both in the Pharmaceutical, Eyeglass, Toy, and the Flat Screen Display industries. Mitch has executed over 100 global licensing and strategic alliance agreements in North and South America, Eastern and Central Europe, and in all major countries in Asia.
Mitch is the Chairman of the AIIR Consulting Advisory Board, lending his extensive expertise in corporate affairs, intellectual property, strategy, and global business development. He is also the proud father of AIIR’s CEO, Jonathan Kirschner.
Mary Sue is a member of the AIIR Consulting Advisory Board providing a special focus on HR Technology. Mary Sue is a professional services executive with extensive global experience and a passion for building robust business strategies. She is an expert in HR and Talent Management with a love for coaching senior executives and mentoring junior staff. She is passionate about HR Technology and has been for over 30 years, having worked in organizations such as PwC and IBM. Mary Sue is also a non-executive director of Women on Boards and Save the Children Australia, as well as several other organizations in Australia, Thailand, UK and the USA. She is certified IDP through INSEAD’s IDP (International Directors Program) and is an active member of AICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors).
Michael Wright is currently Vice President of Diversity and Health Equity for Northwell Health system. He joined Northwell Health in August 2014 with over 20 years of experience in leadership development and implementation of talent strategies across various industries globally. Michael earned his Doctorate in a joint business-organizational learning program with the Wharton School of Business and the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He also has two Master’s degrees from the University of Toronto and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Waterloo.
Michael received the medal of the Order of St. John from the Governor General of Canada for his contribution to community leadership and has served on the Board of Directors for Leadership Tomorrow, a Puget Sound Region leadership development program. Additionally, he was the Chair of the LENS Steering Committee for the National Center for Healthcare Leaders (NCHL). Michael is currently an adjunct faculty at Hofstra University (MBA and Executive MBA programs) and a former adjunct business faculty at the University of Maryland, University College. Michael is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board, Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University.
Michael is a member of the AIIR Consulting Advisory Board, lending his extensive expertise in talent management, leadership development, and strategy.
Terrence E. Maltbia is a member of the AIIR Consulting Advisory Board providing a special focus on AIIR’s scientific research, academic partnerships, and overall strategy. Terry is an Associate Professor of Practice for Adult Learning & Leadership Programs in the Department of Organization and Leadership at Teachers College (TC) at Columbia University. He also serves as the Faculty Director for The Columbia Coaching Certification Program, a strategic partnership between TC & The Executive Education Division of The Columbia Business School. Since joining TC in 2006, he has become internationally recognized as a practitioner-scholar in the areas of strategic learning; executive and organizational coaching; global leadership development; and emotional, social, and cultural intelligence. Terry brings nearly a quarter of a century of corporate experience, where he held leadership roles in Sales, Sales Training, Corporate Marketing, Organizational Effectiveness, and Management Consulting, to his research, teaching, and advisory roles.
Megan Danowski is the Vice President of Operations at AIIR Consulting. In her role, Megan oversees the successful delivery of all services to our clients from 1-1 executive coaching to team coaching and leadership development programs. Megan also serves as the main point of contact for new coaching requests and is passionate about coming alongside clients to understand their goals for developing leaders in their organizations. This relationship and understanding ensures that AIIR offers coaching that is aligned with the organization’s strategy. Megan graduated Summa Cum Laude from the College of Charleston with a B.A. in Corporate Communication. Outside of AIIR, Megan enjoys being active and spending time with close friends.
Christopher Cotteta is the Director of Research and Innovation at AIIR Consulting. In this role, he blends discipline and creativity to create new products and services, customize solutions according to client needs, and foster a culture of learning within AIIR. Chris has been instrumental in developing AIIR’s Team Effectiveness and Coaching Mindset Index programs, which empower AIIR’s clients to maximize their potential and cultivate their own capacity to coach others. He graduated with honors from Temple University with a BBA in Marketing. In his spare time, Chris enjoys hiking, making music, and playing kickball.
Robert Morgenstern is the Finance and Strategic Operations Manager at AIIR Consulting. With a passion for finance, behavioral economics, and IT, he operates the financial department at AIIR and supports numerous projects within the business. Robert prides himself in making sure that AIIR is on the forefront of technology and runs efficiently. He is an alumnus of Rutgers University and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in finance. In his spare time Rob enjoys spending time with his wife and twins, volunteering at his community fire department, and tending to his garden.
Bronte Grigoruk is an Operations Manager at AIIR Consulting. Her passion lies in developing and sustaining client relationships and ensuring that both small and large-scale projects run successfully. Bronte values being able to work directly with talent leaders to achieve key leadership development goals within their organizations. After spending a semester abroad studying psychology in Copenhagen, Denmark, Bronte earned a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Leadership, Ethics, & Organizational Sustainability at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. In her free time, Bronte enjoys exploring the local food scene, getting involved in the various aspects of her community, and bringing her dog to dog-friendly spots around Philadelphia.
Darla Scudder is an Operations Manager at AIIR Consulting. She coordinates the operations of AIIR’s one-to-one coaching engagements, team effectiveness programs, and leadership development projects. She especially enjoys the opportunity to work with clients across various industries and ensure that they receive the best possible experience in every interaction with AIIR. Additionally, Darla manages the coach on-boarding process and engagement strategy, continually striving to find new ways to support AIIR’s global coaching team. She holds a B.A. in Organizational Communications and an M.A. in Leadership Communications. In her spare time, you can find Darla spending time with her nieces and nephews, trying out a new recipe in her kitchen, or attempting a new project around her house.
Stephanie Greer is the Administrative Manager at AIIR Consulting. Stephanie aids in client and coach success through the management of the internal office and coordinating the CEO’s schedule. She strongly believes that by focusing on the internal team’s needs and success, the AIIR team will be able to in turn provide their best work for our coaches and clients. Stephanie earned her master’s degree in ministry with a focus on organizational culture, team-based leadership and change, conflict, and peacemaking. In her free time, you can find Stephanie exploring a new museum, trying a new recipe, or reading with a good cup of coffee.
Daphne leads AIIR’s coaching technology portfolio, ensuring that AIIR’s customers’ experience is consistently excellent and supports their business mission and needs. Daphne has over 20 years of experience in technology integration and adoption, HCM transformation and strategy consulting, change management and complex program management. When not trying to keep up with technology trends, Daphne enjoys music, antiquarian books, gardening, hiking, and her two rescue dogs.
Phoebe Flint is a Research and Innovation Coordinator at AIIR Consulting. As a member of the R&I team, Phoebe supports AIIR’s initiatives to design and deliver new programs and services to bring out the best in global business leaders and their teams. For Phoebe, it is exciting to be a part of a company that strives to bring together practice and research in an effort to provide evidence-based solutions for our clients. In her own work, she aims to promote AIIR as a thought-leader in the world of consulting psychology. Phoebe graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in Psychological Sciences. While she was there, she participated in faculty-led research on youth mentoring programs. Based in the Philadelphia area, Phoebe is an avid podcast listener, enjoys spending time on the Chesapeake Bay, and loves watching episodes of Saturday Night Live.
Dr. Claire Jaffe is an executive coach, as well as the wellness ambassador and internal coach for the team at AIIR headquarters. Claire’s background in clinical psychology and yoga informs the enthusiasm she brings to keeping the AIIR team in tip-top shape, both physically and mentally, so that it can continue to deliver the highest caliber results possible. She is proud to be a part of a team that values learning and growing in the spirit of continually pushing its limits. Claire received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Widener University and her bachelor’s in journalism from Boston University. A fun fact about Claire is that she was on TV in 3rd grade to perform a dynamite song she wrote about dragons. That day, she was a star.
Iqra Shaikh is a Leadership Development Associate at AIIR Consulting. In her role, she supports the Operations Team in planning, executing, and following up on client-facing coaching programs. She is currently pursuing her M.A in Social-Organizational Psychology at Columbia University and has her B.A from Franklin & Marshall College, where she studied Psychology and Philosophy. Her academic interests are in leadership development, team effectiveness and conflict resolution. In her free time, she enjoys baking, trying new workout classes, and attempting DIY projects around the house.
AIIR Consulting is a global leadership development consultancy dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and performance of leaders and their organizations. Through the strategic integration of coaching and technology, AIIR Consulting brings agile leadership development to today’s connected leader.