ANNE SIGMAN

PARTNER

Anne has always been passionate about helping leaders build successful organizations through the most advantageous use of technology—and developing the people and processes to use that technology effectively. She’s been a serial entrepreneur involved in building five different companies that provided executive consulting, software products and services to myriad organizations.
As one of very few women entrepreneurs in technology, Anne knows the unique challenges faced by women business owners. She leverages her passion and experience to challenge and guide CEOs to drive change and growth for themselves and their organizations.
To those ends, Anne leads an Executive Roundtable with Women in Technology Central Maryland (WiTCM), and she serves on the steering committee. She also helps mentor startup companies as a TEDCO Network Advisor.
Anne facilitates Peer Advisory Mastermind Groups, including Women’s Executive Groups, and coaches clients one on one, guiding business owners and executives on the journey of professional and personal growth.

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ZACHARY M COCHRAN

PARTNER

Zachary M. Cochran is a partner, facilitator and coach with Clark Leadership.
He founded Cochran Coaching LLC in 2017, a company offering career development services for Millennial-aged professionals to help them flourish in their careers. Zachary developed the Cochran Career Alignment Model to support his clients in developing the wisdom they need to align who they are with what they do.
An insatiable learner and experienced coach, Zachary excels at bringing peers together to facilitate the learning process regarding business issues.
Early in his career, Zachary spent over a decade studying and working in New York City. His professional background is in museum management, tech marketing, and crisis communications.
Zachary works with clients across the U.S. and has developed a solid niche with Millennial business owners and executives.

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BETH (PERL) BERMAN

PARTNER

Beth is an internationally recognized Speaker, CEO Peer Advisory Group Facilitator and EOS Implementer. She got her start in business as a teen, helping her dad in his multiple entrepreneurial ventures.  And it paid off.  From a successful career in telecom sales and marketing, Beth transitioned to what she was meant to do, leading conversations on growth strategy.   As a partner in a recruiting firm, Beth used her innate facilitation skills to help her company navigate the 2008 financial crisis. She led her organization’s pivot to a Résumé, Interview and Job Search coaching firm – and it grew while many other recruiting firms were folding.  In 2011, Beth launched her own consultancy, Compellications™. Serving as a Certified EOS Implementer, she helps entrepreneurial companies craft their messaging and align their teams.  In 2019 Beth became a Clark Leadership partner, bringing leaders of growth-oriented companies together for in-depth facilitated peer advisory groups and  one-to-one executive coaching sessions, building a sense of community among fellow business leaders.  Though quite small in stature, Beth holds the attention of even the toughest room with her presence, insight and charm that has been honed over many years in business.  She serves a diverse base of small to mid-sized entrepreneurial companies, helping them execute their goals, realize exceptional results, and create healthy, aligned teams who enjoy working together.  Through CEO Peer Group Facilitation, Executive Coaching, and EOS Implementation, Beth guides owners and senior executives to sustainable business growth and abundant lives.

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KIM GROUNDS

PARTNER & DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Kim began her professional career in IT, specifically in the areas of software development, systems analysis and project management. After 20 years, she shifted her focus to her family and then returned to the workforce as an entrepreneur. In 2008 Kim launched a Virtual Assistant company supporting various small businesses, including Clark Leadership.
Working closely with Bill since 2010 has been extremely rewarding for both Clark Leadership and Kim. She has provided invaluable contributions in structure, organization and continuity, allowing Bill and the Clark Leadership partners to focus on what they do best: helping people develop and run high-performing organizations.

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MICHAEL MARCH

PARTNER & CHIEF LEARNING OFFICER

Since 2011, Mike has brought his no-nonsense coaching approach and strategic style of thinking to the clients of Clark Leadership. He is a successful entrepreneur with an extensive background in both the service and manufacturing sectors, including small and mid-market companies.
In addition to his past positions as CEO of two corporations, Mike serves on the board of several organizations, including the Pennsylvania Angel Investment Network. Outside of the business world, he teaches business and entrepreneurship as an adjunct instructor at York College.
Mike leads Peer Advisory Groups and coaches business leaders one on one with an eye toward mission strategy and operational improvement.

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JOHN STARLING

PARTNER & CHIEF GROWTH STRATEGIST

John has been advising owners, CEOs, and their management teams since 1999, helping hundreds of companies define their growth strategies, and identify the factors limiting their achievement.
Over the years, he’s developed a keen instinct for enterprise growth strategy, as well as a deep understanding of human nature, performance and motivation that gives his clients a winning edge.
John’s business life has a triple bottom line: profitability, social good, and environmental responsibility, and he’s especially interested in working with companies that share, or aspire to share, that philosophy.
In 2010 he founded a first-of-its-kind MMA (Mentoring & Martial Arts) school, and in 2016 he founded a girls’ soccer club for elementary-aged school girls in Korea who have little opportunity to play “the beautiful game.”
John is the author of children’s books and is a songwriter and recording artist, signed to Ruby Records. Clients appreciate his insight, candor, and creativity.
He has a gift for helping companies that are at a strategic inflection point figure out what the real issue is and break through to the next level of growth. He facilitates International Peer Advisory Groups, and coaches clients one to one.

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In Life and Business there are “Knowers” and there are Learners.

Learners know one thing for sure: they don’t have all of the answers, so they keep learning.
Learners are okay with being afraid sometimes. They live outside their comfort zones and they’re brave enough to be open, authentic, and coachable. They’re committed to the outcome – and willing to do the hard work required to grow – no matter what the context may be.
Knowers are fearful (and potentially dangerous to themselves and their organizations), because they operate at the level of pretense. But knowers taste good. Their competitors love them.

Learners Wanted. Leaders Developed.

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