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Resources: Coaches

Quantum Endeavors®, led by Ann Farrell, Founder and CEO, has the ability to support you with a team of highly trained and certified executive coaches who have also enjoyed much success in their  corporate and business careers.  They not only know how to coach success, they know how to achieve it!  All Quantum Endeavors® licensed coaches are personally trained and supported by Ann in each Quantum Endeavors® client and client company engagement.  


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Ann Farrell, CPCC, PCC, MSCCC
Founder and CEO, Quantum Endeavors®

Certified Master Executive Coach
(Senn-Delaney, Coaches Training Institute and Marshall Goldsmith, C-IQ Enhanced Skills Coach)
Award-Winning Author and International Speaker

A highly trained and Certified Master Executive Coach, Ann leverages her impressive corporate experience of creating success, with her coaching skills to ignite high performance in people, teams and organizations through “In-Powerment”. Her passion for supporting people to fully step into their best is at the heart of her success. As the only woman to rise from entry level to the top of the house in the 150-year history of her Fortune 200 company, she combines 30-years of corporate experience leading groups as large as 5,000 and budgets as big as $8 billion with coaching best practices to support her clients to achieve breakthrough results. Her work has earned her a 100% client-company re-engagement rate. Ann has coached more than 1,000 for more than 10,000 hours with executives, senior and emerging leaders in organizations including: Fortune 100 - 500 Companies; a major-league sports team; academic Institutions; partners and small businesses.

In addition to her corporate experience creating success, Ann is widely trained and certified in key industry coaching best practices which includes Certified Master Executive Coach by Senn- Delaney (1998); Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (2006); Marshall Goldsmith Certified Master Stakeholder Centered Coach (2014); C-IQ Enhanced Skills Coach Training (2016) and is also Credentialed by the International Coach Federation. She has trained and Licensed 90 Quantum Endeavors ® coaches, all who have also achieved significant success in their own careers, and are an extraordinary resource for our clients and our client companies.

She currently calls both Winfield, Illinois and Whitehall, MI home and offers Executive Retreats in both plus Waitsfield, Vermont and Charleston and Hilton Head, South Carolina; creating her Quantum Endeavor - living your great life doing your great work - with her husband, Ken Lucas and son, Steven.




Ken Lucas, MBA, MPD
President and Strategy Practice Lead

Leveraging a successful career as a business strategy and product development executive, Ken joined the Quantum Endeavors® team to lead and expand the strategy and execution related products and services portfolio. This expansion builds upon the leading executive, leadership and business success coaching and consulting for which Quantum Endeavors is widely recognized.

Over the course of his career, whether leading company engagements with major global strategy firms, working to gain alignment across the executive staff, or deploying strategy through the organization, he took the intimidation and complexity out of “strategy”. His experience enables him to tailor industry best practices to create the right solution for your specific business.

In addition to strategy, previous experience includes alliances and partnership management, leading the transformation to world-class structured product development processes, hands-on experience leading major vehicle and engine programs, plus manufacturing, sales, marketing and systems implementation.

Ken has an M.S. Product Design and Development from Northwestern University, an M.B.A. from Indiana University and a B.S. Operations Management from the University of Tennessee. He also teaches Product Design and Development at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. Ken calls both Winfield, Illinois and Whitehall, MI home with his wife Ann Farrell and son Steven.




Rosanne Carcasole, CPCC, PCC, MBA
CEO and Founder, Rosanne Carcasole Coaching

An Executive and Leadership Coach, Rosanne has a strong track record in supporting leaders reach their full potential, both at work and in their whole life. This allows them to significantly improve their performance and results.

The key to Rosanne's success is that she supports her clients in showing up at their very best. She helps them eliminate roadblocks and create breakthroughs in both skills and mindset. Her leadership model encourages her clients to enhance their emotional intelligence, relationship skills, building employee engagement, leadership presence and other business success skills. In addition, Rosanne has worked extensively with her clients in the areas of Positive Intelligence and Saboteurs.

A former Marketing Director, Rosanne has 20 plus years of business experience and brings her clients the benefit of her real-world experience. Her coaching designations include PCC and CPCC, and she holds a BComm and an MBA. Rosanne has worked with Ann at Quantum Endeavors, Inc. since her launch as a coach in 2008. Rosanne lives in Toronto, Canada.




Deborah Grayson Riegel, MSW, ACC, 
President, Elevated Training Inc.

Deborah Grayson Riegel, MSW, ACC, is the President of Elevated Training, Inc, a consulting company dedicated to helping clients identify and implement behavior and communication skill changes that lead to individual, interpersonal and organizational success. Deborah is highly regarded as a dynamic, creative and results-driven speaker, executive coach, and facilitator. Her unbeatable combination of training expertise and energetic presentation style has helped her develop, design and deliver countless presentations, programs and workshops that get participants excited, inspired and compelled to perform at a superior level.

Deborah’s clients range from Fortune 100 companies to small start-ups, and span the industries from financial services, health care and advertising to law, government and non-profits. Her clients include American Express, Monster Worldwide, NASDAQ, Pfizer, and the United States Army. Deborah has trained and spoken to audiences in Europe, Asia and North America, and serves as visiting Professor of Executive Communication for the Beijing International MBA program at Peking University, China.

Deborah began her career as a speaker and presentation skills coach at age 17, when she beat several hundred high school students across the United States to win First Place as the National Champion in public speaking and speech writing.  Deborah is a now conference speaker for the American Society of Training and Development and for Training Magazine. Deborah was awarded membership into the eliteNational Speakers Association, and is a credentialed member of the International Coach Federation. In addition, Deborah is a graduate of Coach U ., the Coaches Training Institute and is a Certified DiSC ® Practitioner
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While earning her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, and her Master’s Degree from Columbia University, Deborah toured the United States in an improvisational comedy troupe and has made several television appearances.




Kim Mininger, MBA, BCC, CELDC
Principle Executive, Executive Career Success

Kim Meninger coaches current and aspiring executives to advance their leadership roles and reach their full potential. As a certified career and executive leadership development coach, Kim guides executives with a deceptively simple premise: Lead from where you are. In other words, with the right mindset and approach, everyone, regardless of level or title, has the potential to become a great leader.

Kim has coached hundreds of clients and presented on career advancement and leadership topics to corporate and academic audiences. She is regularly sought to train, coach, and mentor current and future business leaders on the art and science of leadership, including strategy development, effective communication, team building and change management. In this role, she manages all aspects of business ownership, including strategic planning, financial strategy, marketing, and client attraction. Kim believes fundamentally that everyone drives their own careers.

Prior to formalizing her leadership coaching expertise, she held a variety of cross-functional leadership roles in the high-tech industry where she interfaced with all levels and departments, both internally and externally. With EMC, she developed a broad view of the political and organizational forces that drive large corporate organizations and was able to successfully navigate these dynamics. Based on her relationship building expertise, Kim was tapped by EMC’s Inside Sales leadership to create a channel sales team where she coached an underperforming group of former sales associates into a crack organization of relationship managers, all by maximizing their inherent strengths. She earned the prestigious EMC President’s Award for her inimitable contribution to the organization. Thus, with credibility borne of corporate experience, training, and talent, Kim proudly works with new and veteran executives seeking to grow into their power and embrace their leadership roles.




Ellen Nastir, M.Ed., PCC
Founder and CEO, Innovative Team Solutions

After nine years of growth in the training and coaching world, Ellen Nastir’s professional programs have evolved into Innovative Team Solutions. Working hand-in-hand with office teams, business owners and office managers, Ellen helps organizations and small businesses create more positive and cohesive work environments. From her early days teaching hearing-impaired children (and their parents) to her current work in training and development, the common thread remains - communication and education.

Ellen’s expertise is developing people-skills to complement technical skills and abilities. With improvements in those areas, her clients achieve increased productivity and retention as well as stronger c ommunication skills, problem-solving and conflict resolution. She helps people to better understand themselves and the perspectives of others, as well as leading team meetings for professional and personal development. As a result, her clients report increased customer satisfaction, higher retention rates and greater profitability.

Her background in training and development, entrepreneurial sales and operations provides her with a unique perspective on resolving challenges and maximizing the opportunities that can be realized with teams. She is a coach, trainer and consultant who brings real life experience into her client engagements.

Ellen has a BA from University of Florida, and a M. Ed from University of North Florida, M; Certifications include Coaches Training Institute, CPCC, Center for Right Relationship – Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching and Positive Psychology Certification with Tal Ben-Shahar.




Ann Potts
Founder and CEO, Executive Performance Fuel

Ann Potts is an executive coach and consultant specializing in providing leaders with the tools that deliver success, particularly during times of critical change. She believes that when leaders find the alignment between their organization’s requirements and their personal strengths, they experience greater satisfaction, productivity, and authentic success.

Ann came to coaching after a successful 20 plus year leadership career in the Fortune 500. She is skilled at supporting her clients’ successful career management by coaching them through strategic thinking, decision-making, relationship building, and leadership presence. Ann supports her clients in creating a clear and inspiring vision of where they want to be, examining the barriers blocking them and creating strategies that will move them past the obstacles in their way.

Ann is no stranger to navigating unexpected change. After a spinal cord injury almost ended her ability to walk, Ann returned to her feet, assisted by two canes, following many months of physical therapy. Most of all, this experience taught her that harnessing inner strength has r emarkable power to fuel resilience to personal and professional challenges. Through her journey, Ann became motivated to make workplaces stronger by helping individuals discover, develop and deliver their gifts through claiming their core strengths.

Credentials include Neuro Leadership Group’s Results Coaching System Training, Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, DISC and Life Orientations/LIFO® Certification. Ann has a BA in Public Relations from Drake University.




Alice Siehoff, DNP, MS, RN-BC, NEA-BC
Health Care Leadership Consultant and Coach
Quantum Endeavors® Program Advisor and Consultant, Primary Nurse Planner

With over 30 years of experience in health care, Alice has held numerous leadership positions in clinical and academic settings. She has extensive teaching and curriculum development experience.

With a passion for nursing education, team building, ongoing professional development, and coaching leaders for impact; Alice leverages the strengths of individuals, teams, and organizations to implement and sustain best-practice innovation. Alice is able to identify opportunities to develop and implement new processes to prepare for change and transition. Her experience includes leading change and transition during the redesign/improvement of nurse education functions across large organizations, oversight of an award-winning nurse orientation program, and engagement of multiple stakeholders.

Alice is a transformational leader with strategic vision, ability to influence, knowledge of clinical and academic practice, and strong experience related to professional nursing education and practice. She has excellent relationship-building skills and the ability to inspire and motivate others to execute for excellence.

Alice earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from University of Illinois-Chicago and Master and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Nursing from Northern Illinois University. Alice has been a registered nurse for over 30 years. She is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center both in Nursing Professional Development and Nurse Executive-Advanced. In addition, Alice is certified in Leading Organizational Transition through Linkage/Williams Bridges Associates and a Certified Spiritual Director. Alice is an author, speaker, and retreat facilitator. Beginning in January 2017, Alice will serve as a Visiting Professor in the DNP program at Chamberlain College of Nursing Practicum Courses 702,705,707,709.  


My Assurance

I currently have over 90 Certified Coaches licensed and trained to deliver my trademarked Quantum Endeavors®Coaching Engagements. All Quantum Endeavors® Executive Coaches have also created great success in their own careers and have invested significantly in their skills in coaching best practices and certifications. It is my belief that the most powerful coaching is based on this: “you can only coach someone to go where you have been willing to go; to do what you have been willing to risk and achieve.” That is the caliber of coaching that I bring for the success of my client companies and to everyone one of my clients.

For each Coaching Team Engagement, I match the best executive coaches to each specific client company or program assignment paying attention not only to their coaching skill and experience, but also their relevant industry and specialty areas. Additionally, I work directly with each of the coaches on my teams to ensure that all have a comprehensive understanding of the context and goals of the specific coaching engagement, the culture and the needs of the organization as well as the specific needs of each participant that they are assigned. Just as in my individual Executive Coaching Engagements, the focus is always on supporting the client to step up and into their fullest potential, creating their quantum endeavor - living their great life doing their great work!