May 13, 2022

NYU School of Professional Studies Division of Programs in Business to Host Inaugural NYU Coaching and Technology Summit on June 10 in New York City

Digital Technology and its Impact on Executive & Employee Coaching Will Be the Focus of This Event, Featuring Panelists from Ezra, AceUp, Bravely, CoachHub,, Korn Ferry, Headspace Health, Optify, the International Coaching Federation, EEOC, and the City of New York

NEW YORK, May 13, 2022—Digital technology is fundamentally changing the executive and employee coaching landscape. On Friday, June 10, at Convene, at 117 West 46th Street, in New York City, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) Division of Programs in Business (DPB), Department of Human Capital Management will host the inaugural NYU Coaching and Technology Summit, bringing together leaders in HR, business, and the public sector, along with innovators, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders at the forefront of the digital transformation movement in the coaching industry.

“As digital technology has changed industries worldwide, it is also dramatically changing the future of coaching in organizations and how coaching contributes to the overall employee experience,” said Anna Tavis, PhD, clinical professor and academic director of the Human Capital Management Department within the NYU SPS Divisions of Programs in Business. “At this summit, we will explore the intersection of digital technology, data, coaching, diversity and inclusion, and employee well-being. Our speakers will share practical insights and examples of how the coaching industry has evolved through the years and how technology has—and will continue to—accelerate advancements in coaching to the benefit of organizations and individuals.”

Panels are currently in formation, and will include the following. Additional panels will be added in the coming weeks.

Inaugural NYU Coaching Industry Trend Report:  Woody Woodward, PhD, will lead faculty members teaching in the NYU SPS MS in Executive Coaching & Organizational Consulting program and Alex Pascal, PhD, founder & CEO of, in a presentation that will include results from the first annual Coaching Services Trend Survey and Coach Practitioner Trend Survey (with insights from nearly 1,700 participants).

The Digital Transformation of Coaching: An intimate conversation about the impact of digital transformation on coaching services will include Jack Prevezer, co-founder & COO of Ezra; Sarah Sheehan, co-founder and president of Bravely; and Alex Pascal, PhD, founder & CEO of

The Future of Coaching: Automation and AI: Neal Sundberg, director of coaching services, Headspace Health, and Joel DiGirolamo, VP research and data science, International Coaching Federation, will discuss the integration of automated coaching, coach bots, and AI into coaching services.

Current confirmed speakers include:

  • Jack Prevezer, Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder, Ezra (DIAMOND SPONSOR)
  • Mark Arian, Chief Executive Officer, Korn Ferry Consulting
  • Kiersten Barnet, Executive Director, NY Jobs CEO Council
  • Joel DiGirolamo, VP Research and Data Science, International Coaching Federation
  • Will Guillaume Foussier, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, AceUp
  • Pam Krulitz, Co-founder, Optify
  • Matti Niebelschütz, Founder and Managing Director, Operations and Finance, CoachHub
  • Alex Pascal, PhD, Founder,
  • Sarah Sheehan, Co-founder and President, Bravely
  • Keith Sonderling, Commissioner, EEOC
  • Neal Sundberg, Director of Coaching Services, Headspace Health

The event includes a full day of lively discussions, thoughtful debates, and shared insights on:

  • How the practice of coaching continues to evolve in the digital age
  • Why greater access to coaching matters
  • The ways technology and data have enhanced the impact of coaching services
  • New thinking on data access, ownership, privacy, and other ethical considerations
  • How technology is changing the ways organizations approach well-being
  • Why we must be deliberate about integrating inclusion, belonging, equity, and accessibility (IDBEA) into coaching before it’s too late.


If you are a member of the press who wishes to attend this event please reach out to: Alka Gupta at or Michael DeMeo at to acquire a discount for press, and register here once you have the code.


Under NYU’s COVID-19 protocols, guests will need to show proof of vaccination when entering Convene. Visitors must show a valid government-issued photo ID. All visitors must show proof of being up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccination, which includes the booster when eligible, with an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed vaccine. Please be aware that the University’s mask policy remains in effect for all indoor gatherings.

COVID-19 Risk Exposure Disclaimer

All attendees who register and attend the NYU Coaching and Technology Summit voluntarily understand, acknowledge, and assume the potential risks related to possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus. All guests agree to abide by the relevant health and safety guidelines issued by New York University and the venue.

About the NYU SPS Division of Programs in Business, Human Capital Management
The NYU SPS DPB program in Human Capital Management is a portfolio of graduate and executive education programs, including an MS in Executive Coaching & Organizational Consulting and an MS in Human Capital Analytics & Technology.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies
Celebrating More Than 87 Years of Excellence in Applied Professional Education

For more than 87 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) has been a deeply respected institution of higher education that is grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation’s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 22 graduate degrees, 14 bachelor’s degrees for traditional and degree completion students, four associate’s degrees, and a plethora of continuing education courses and credentials.

NYU SPS is a thought leader, and serves as an incubator for new ideas in industries that are constantly changing, including real estate, real estate development, and construction management; hospitality, tourism, travel, and event management; financial planning; global affairs and global security, conflict, and cybercrime; global sport and sports business; publishing; executive marketing and strategic communications, integrated marketing; public relations; project management; executive coaching and organizational consulting, human resource management and development, and human capital analytics and technology; management and systems; translation; and professional writing. It is focused on building skills that open doors to opportunities in emerging fields and global markets. NYU SPS faculty members are leading experts in their areas of discipline, with a hands-on approach that encourages students to push beyond their limits and to break new ground.

Home to some of the largest and most prestigious industry conferences in the world, including the Schack Institute of Real Estate’s Capital Markets Conference, REIT Symposium, and National Symposium of Women in Real Estate; and the Jonathan M. Tisch Center’s International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, the School’s invaluable connections to industry leaders is a truly distinguishing factor in the education that it provides. Through career development services and resources provided by the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU SPS, guest lecturers, site visits, participation in numerous conferences and events, and Global Field Intensives, students benefit from an NYU education that will set them apart. In addition, they have the opportunity to learn from and network with more than 39,000 NYU SPS alumni who live, work, and contribute to innovation in industry around the world. To learn more about NYU SPS visit:

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