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Ben is an executive coach and organizational development consultant. He has helped a wide variety of corporate and non-profit leaders, teams, departments and organizations become more successful by developing and utilizing a better understanding of the impact of individual psychology and group dynamics on all aspects of their performance. His executive coaching and consulting services enable organizations to achieve higher returns on their human capital investments by making better hiring and staffing decisions, enhancing the professional capabilities of executives, managers and employees, configuring teams more effectively, and improving communication and collaboration.

Ben received a BA in Psychology from Harvard College, and his MA and Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from New York University, where he was a MacCracken Fellow. His doctoral dissertation analyzed the relationship between narcissism and fairness in the workplace, and his masters thesis examined the impact of trust on negotiation. Before graduate school, Ben worked at Republic National Bank of New York for three years, first as a Management Trainee and then as Assistant to the CEO. After graduate school, Ben was Director of Human Resources at Blink.com before founding Dattner Consulting.

Ben is an Adjunct Professor at New York University where he teaches Organizational Development in the Industrial and Organizational Psychology MA Program in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and has taught Strategic Career Management in the Executive MBA Program at Stern Business School. Ben is also an Adjunct Coach at the Center for Creative Leadership and part of the Hogan Coaching Network with advanced accreditation by Hogan Assessment Systems. Ben is a member of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, The Society of Consulting Psychology, and the Metro New York Applied Psychology Association.

A frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Ben is frequently quoted in the press, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Business Week, Inc Magazine, Crain’s New York Business, The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, HR Magazine, and The Globe and Mail. Ben has also been interviewed on CNBC and CNN and has served as the Workplace Consultant on Morning Edition on National Public Radio. Ben is the author of Credit and Blame at Work: How better assessment can improve individual, team and organizational performance, published by Simon & Schuster.

Ben’s Executive Coaching bio

Julia is a highly-experienced business coach and facilitator with a broad perspective drawn from experience in a variety of countries and sectors. She has an authoritative yet highly flexible style and her skills have been fine-tuned over the last 15 years by helping people to work effectively together, to uncover ideas and information, and to convert insights into actions. As a consultant and coach, Julia helps teams and individuals to engage with new ideas and identify steps for change in the short and the long term.

Her background includes roles with Shell, Price Waterhouse Coopers, a City of London dot.com, and a number of research, strategy and consulting businesses. She has worked with people at senior levels in a variety of organisations from fast-moving consumer goods to media to finance to government. As a project manager and process facilitator, Julia explicitly encourages a goal-focused, non-defensive working culture and challenges all team members to bring their own experience to planning and problem-solving.

Julia has extensive international experience and is skilled in adapting her approach to different cultures and time zones. She has a BA Hons in Thai and Politics and an MSc in Economics from the University of London and is a qualified executive coach.


Chuck Bush has over fifteen years of management and strategic consulting experience and is a principal in Dattner Consulting’s Los Angeles office. Prior to joining our firm, Chuck founded Great Road Capital, an advisory firm that focuses on strategy, re-engineering, and finance for clients in a variety of industries, including media and entertainment, financial services, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals.

Chuck was the Chief Financial Officer of Our Stories Films, LLC, and as a key member of the executive team, not only implemented and managed the company’s financial and accounting systems, but also was instrumental in guiding the strategic direction of the company. These activities included leading negotiations and fundraising efforts, taking responsibility for various HR functions, formulating the company’s distribution strategy, creating marketing and branding strategies for the company.

Previously Chuck was an Assistant Vice President in JPMorgan’s Entertainment Industries Group in Los Angeles. While at JPMorgan, Chuck helped finance some of the most influential companies in the entertainment business including major film studios and emerging production companies.

Chuck began his career as a strategy consultant at Monitor Company, where he helped Fortune 100 clients identify strategic partners, launch new products, value potential M&A targets, and execute LBO transactions. As a consulting generalist, he worked for clients in the financial services, insurance, telecommunications, lottery and gaming, and oil and natural gas industries.

For several years, Chuck taught accounting, finance, valuation and M&A seminars to attorneys throughout the United States for continuing legal education credit. He received an AB in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


Before becoming a consultant, Allison spent seven years in the financial services industry, working at Capital One in brokerage, credit services, and online banking, and focusing on marketing, analysis, and operations management. Allison now specializes in coaching individual leaders, helping them to clarify their goals and achieve their strategic objectives. She also works with teams, facilitating the improvement of their capabilities in both the task and interpersonal realms, and with organizations, enabling them to become more effective and efficient by overcoming the technical and organizational barriers to change.

Allison received a BA in English from the College of William and Mary and an MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at New York University, where she was a Masters Scholar. She is a member of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Metro New York Applied Psychology Association, and the Organizational Development Network.

Allison’s executive coaching bio

Dr. Ahmed is a highly accomplished professional with a diverse retail sales, business development, education, and consultancy background. He has significantly contributed to the FMCG sector and holds critical leadership positions in various organizations. With a solid academic foundation and extensive industry experience, Dr. Ahmed has established himself as a respected marketing, management, and strategic planning expert.

Starting his career as a sales executive in the FMCG sector, Dr. Ahmed quickly progressed to roles such as sales supervisor and Business Development Manager, representing renowned companies including Nestle, Savola, Johnson Wax, Hero, El-Rashidy, Covertina, Lava, and Caltex. Currently, he serves as the Vice-President of FMCG Qebaa, a leading distributor in the Egyptian market, which witnessed remarkable sales growth from 2 billion Egyptian Pounds in 2019 to 4 billion Egyptian Pounds in 2021.

In addition to his corporate engagements, Dr. Ahmed is an esteemed adjunct professor of Marketing and Management at prestigious institutions such as the AUC and AASTMT, among others. His teaching portfolio covers various programs and courses, encompassing marketing, management strategies, supply chain, and interpersonal skills development. Notably, Dr. Ahmed specializes in simulation-based classes that offer practical insights. He imparts knowledge on topics like Marketing, Business Strategies, Digital Marketing, and Supply Chain Management.

Dr. Ahmed holds the position of CEO and Founder at Inspire Integrated Solutions, a distinguished management training and consultancy company. The primary goal of Inspire is to provide clients with unique and distinctive solutions, particularly in the realm of human capital development. The company has proudly served prestigious clients in the region, including El Araby Group, National Bank of Egypt, Abdellatif Jamil, Jabal Omar, El Bank El Awel, El Zamil, Enaya, Baashan, Dakahliya Group, Pharco, Parkville, Elfayoumi, Schneider, It works, UN, WFP, Najm, BD, Emirates national bank of Dubai, Emirates NBD bank, Saudi German hospitals, Titan Cement Egypt, Maersk Saudi, BTECH, Netsync, Lecico Egypt, TAQA Gas, Rameda pharmaceuticals, Elsewedy electric, Nestlè, Vodafone Egypt, Nile University, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, ALJ GRP, Philips, Schindler Egypt, Auxilio pharma group, royal pharma, Ideal Standard International, Saudi Telecom Company ‘stc’, Starkey Hearing UAE, Unilever, and others.

As a consultant, Dr. Ahmed has provided valuable guidance to numerous companies across the region, assisting them in navigating various phases of strategic changes. He is an Accredited Trainer from the European Logistics Association (ELA)

Dr. Ahmed is Dattner Consulting’s managing director of the Middle East, the scope of operations includes Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Lebanon, Jordan & Egypt in different services. Services such as Executive Coaching, Talent Assessment, Performance management, team building, and Organizational change.

Dr. Ahmed’s educational journey includes a B.Sc. in Business Administration obtained in 2001, an MBA in Marketing earned in 2004, and a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration with Honors conferred in 2013. His doctoral research focused on developing a new theory in leadership known as “Revolving Leadership.”


Mark Horney is an experienced executive and career coach who has worked with successful professionals at all stages of their careers. He is particularly effective at helping individuals and organizations to maximize performance in the workplace and to define and then achieve their strategic objectives.

Mark holds a BA from Yale University, an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The City University of New York. Prior to graduate school, Mark worked in a variety of positions within the investment banking, health care, and media and entertainment industries. Mark currently serves as Director of Career Management for Columbia University’s Executive MBA Programs.

After receiving his MBA, he served as Associate Director for Career Services at Columbia Business School, where he managed the first and second year MBA recruiting programs as well as the management communication training program. In this capacity, he counseled hundreds of students on how to succeed at self-assessment, interviewing, negotiation, business communication, and career planning. He also worked closely with top Fortune 500 corporations to help develop successful hiring and talent management strategies.


Before becoming a consultant, Emily spent five years working in Human Resources at Ernst & Young LLP. She started in the compensation group and worked on the design and implementation of the variable compensation program. She then worked in the organizational effectiveness group focusing on career development, competencies, mentoring programs and succession planning. Emily managed a large-scale project to transform the Human Resources function at Ernst & Young and served as a key player in the data gathering, data analysis and implementation phases, as well as the subsequent change management and communication efforts. She now specializes in the structure of HR departments, the role HR people play, and the competencies necessary for HR departments to be successful now and in the future. Prior to working at Ernst & Young LLP, Emily worked as a recruiter for a not-for-profit agency serving people with developmental disabilities.

Emily holds a B.S. degree in Psychology from Union College where she graduated cum laude and was a member of Psi Chi, the National Honors Society in Psychology. She also holds an M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a member of the Programming Committee for the Organizational Development Network of Greater New York.