May 26, 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 26, 2022—Digital technology is fundamentally changing the executive and employee coaching landscape. On Friday, June 10, at Convene 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.”

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 (IBEA) into coaching before it’s too late.

Current confirmed speakers include:

  • Meg Barber, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, NYU
  • Mark Arian, CEO, Korn Ferry Consulting
  • Joe DiGirolamo, VP Research & Data Science, International Coaching Federation
  • Will Foussier, Founder & CEO, AceUp
  • Alex Haitgolou, Co-Founder, Ovida
  • Pam Krulitz, Co-Founder, Optify
  • David Lipsky, Head Coach, Samsung
  • Matti Niebelschutz, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of CoachHub
  • Alex Pascal, PhD, Founder and CEO of
  • Jack Prevezer, Co-Founder and COO, Ezra
  • Sarah Sheehan, Co-Founder and President, Bravely
  • Keith Sonderling, Commissioner of EEOC
  • Melonie Staff-Parsons, Global Head of Talent and Leadership Development, Visa 
  • Neal Sundberg, Director of Coaching, Headspace Health
  • Nicky Terblanche, Professor, University of Stellenbosch 

Current panels scheduled include:

  • Coaching Industry Survey – Michael “Woody” Woodward, PhD, clinical assistant professor, Human Capital Management program at NYU SPS DPB, and Alex Pascal, PhD, founder and CEO,, will share the results of two industry surveys conducted just prior to the conference. This will serve as a segue to the opening panel.  
  • The Convergence of Coaching and Technology: What is Coaching in the Digital Age? – Woodward will moderate a panel with three founding leaders in the digital coaching tech space: Pascal; Jack Prevezer, co-founder and COO, Ezra; and Sarah Sheehan, co-founder and president, Bravely.
  • The Client Perspective - Jack Prevezer, co-founder and COO, Ezra will moderate this Ezra Client Panel.
  • The Future of Coaching and Innovations in AI and Automation - Beverly Tarulli, PhD, clinical assistant professor, Human Capital Management program at NYU SPS DPB, will moderate a discussion with three panelists: Neal Sundberg, director of coaching, Headspace Health; Alex Haitgolou, co-founder, Ovida, and Nicky Terblanche, PhD, University of Stellenbosch. 
  • A View from the Other Side: Why Coaching Technology Makes a Difference in Business - Tavis of NYU SPS DPB will moderate a panel with Melonie Staff-Parsons, global head executive talent management, Visa; and David Lipsky, head coach, Samsung.
  • Coaching Horizons: How Will Executive Coaching Adapt - Woodward of NYU SPS DPB will moderate a discussion with three panelists: Mark Arian, CEO Korn Ferry Consulting; Will Fousier, founder of AceUp; and Pam Krulitz, co-founder of Optify
  • The Regulatory Landscape and Standards for Technology in Coaching – Tavis of NYU SPS DPB will facilitate a conversation and Q&A with Keith Sonderling, EEOC commissioner, and Joel DiGirolamo, vice president of research and data science, International Coaching Federation.
  • How Digital Transformation is Democratizing Coaching and Elevating Our Responsibility for IDBEA as Coaching Service Providers - Angela Dash, adjunct instructor, Human Capital Management program at NYU SPS DPB,  will moderate a panel of two guests: Sarah Sheehan, co-founder of Bravely; and Matti Niebelschutz, co-founder of CoachHub.  

If you are a member of the press who wishes to attend this event please reach out to Michael DeMeo at  or Alka Gupta 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.

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.

NYU School of Professional Studies
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 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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