Shaara is passionate about advising companies on creating successful strategies on organization design, values alignment in hiring and leadership, eliminating toxic stressors in the workplace and fostering engaged and productive teams. Shaara is a frequent speaker on the role of company culture in driving employee and business success. Prior to founding The Silverene Group, Shaara held executive leadership positions at CGI, Fannie Mae, NRECA and Visa. Born in, Bombay, India, raised in Lagos, Nigeria, and educated in the UK, Shaara’s global upbringing provided the foundation for her distinctive expertise in crafting winning workplace strategies for multinational organizations. She holds an MBA from Georgetown University and serves on two non-profit boards. As a working mom, Shaara is busy on weekends cheering her teenage kids in their various activities.
Angela brings reliable support to The Silverene Group to work effectively with cross-functional teams in ensuring operational and service excellence. She received her MBA degree from DeVos Graduate School of Management and has experience optimizing productivity, efficiency and service quality across various environments. Her major areas of expertise are in operations management, business strategy, digital marketing and client relationship management. She is a value-driven business manager in the online space, and absolutely loves what she does, working with inspirational entrepreneurs who are pursuing their passions and making an impact in the world. In her free time, Angela enjoys spending time with her family, playing sports and traveling the world.
Consultant & Facilitator
Emily is an advocate for developing systems in which people thrive. She is a dynamic, engaging trainer and facilitator committed to building high-performing and inclusive teams, cultures of collaboration, and strong partnerships that accelerate growth. Emily is passionate about developing innovative and nuanced solutions for work and social challenges. She brings 13 years of experience in rural nonprofit social services and health care delivery, leading, managing, and evaluating innovative programs that enhance equity and access to services.
Emily earned her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Knox College, where she spent a year at the University of Barcelona before serving in Peace Corps Guatemala as a public health volunteer. In May 2021, Emily graduated as part of the first cohort of the Inner MBA certificate program through Mindful NYU and Sounds True, focused on developing business as force for good and creating a conscious work culture that supports all people engaged in the mission. Emily is a certified yoga instructor and bilingual in English and Spanish. She lives on the north Oregon coast with her spouse where she enjoys outdoor adventures and travel just as much as a lazy morning with good book and warm drink.
Agile project manager by trade, LaTia loves coming up with efficient and creative solutions to business problems. Shehas an eclectic skill-set and uses various resources to help solve problems. LaTia has worked with clients in various industries that includes healthcare, higher education, marketing, medical cannabis companies and Information Technology, where she manages and tracks projects, develops budgets, and creates process documents. The most important thing is that she is energized by providing value to clients.
She received her MBA degree from University of Baltimore and recently graduated with a Master of Science degree in Medical Cannabis Science & Therapeutics, a part of the inaugural class from University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.
When not managing projects, LaTia loves to travel, particularly to any Caribbean island, spending time in nature, learning photography and finding delicious cuisines and restaurants to try.
Jinay is a multi-tasking project manager who brings her organizational, communication and customer service experience to bear every day in support of the team. Her strong personal and task management experiences keep things moving! In addition to keeping us super-organized behind the scenes, she also gets to work with clients on projects as a Producer for virtual events. Jinay, who is bilingual in Spanish and English, also brings her expertise and perspective as an administrative assistant for offshore companies in her native country Panama to the team. She received her Associate’s degree in Business Administration at Northern Virginia Community College and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology at Virginia Tech. She loves to spend time with her daughter, their puppy Sprinkles and working as a certified makeup artist.
Principal, Leadership Development
Fiona helps professionals explore new perspectives, build personal resilience and create momentum in their lives. As a coach, diversity and organization development consultant she draws on her 25-year HR career at Accenture and Lockheed Martin, where she led work on executive talent management, leadership development, succession planning, recruitment, employee engagement and D&I initiatives. At Accenture she created the LGBTQ network and ensured future sponsorship. Fiona received a MA in HR Management from Westminster University and a BA in Politics and History from Birmingham University in the UK. She has a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University, is a Leadership Circle Certified Coach and a CliftonStrenghts Certified Coach. She is a keen cyclist, loves the outdoors and is a parent to two teens.
Learning & Organizational Development Consultant, Facilitator
Bhakti Karkare is a new age Learning & OD professional who on a mission to help organizations build strong talent capabilities through leadership and managerial development.
Bhakti is a facilitator at heart and specializes in building facilitation capabilities in others. She has over 10 years of corporate experience with organizations like Amdocs and Fujitsu.
She specializes in working with leaders to help them overcome people issues to build a sustainable, high- performance team culture.
Having worked with HR teams across the globe, she brings unique cultural insights to her consulting work and builds highly relevant global programs tuned to local
Bhakti holds an MBA in Human Resource Management and a Master in Labor Laws from University of Pune (India). She is also an SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).
Bhakti lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and their 3-year-old son. In her free time, Bhakti enjoys hiking, running, and learning Indian classical music.
With a background in fine arts, Brooke is a firm believer in the necessity of utilizing both visual and verbal language to deliver meaningful messages. She is inspired by The Silverene Group’s commitment to instilling intentional culture and effective communication within organizations. After years of experience working in art galleries, a public-art nonprofit, and one of the world’s largest auction houses, she realized that the common thread in all her interests was showcasing the important work going on at purposeful organizations. With that realization, she founded her own communications agency, Social Canvas, which has allowed her to focus on helping brands refine their messaging and cultivate their audiences. Brooke holds a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY, where she majored in Visual and Critical Studies and graduated with honors.
Sheryl Phillips, a leadership consultant and executive coach, has partnered with leaders for over 25 years to create more effective and forward-thinking organizations. She works at the individual, team and system level providing executive coaching, leadership development, organizational development and strategic and business planning. Sheryl is on the faculty of the internationally acclaimed Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program (since 2001) and is the (co)Director for the new Executive Certificate for Transformational Leadership. Prior to consulting, Sheryl spent a decade as a Senior Executive, giving her a unique insider perspective on the challenges and complexities of leadership life. Her career focus has been, quite simply, service for the sake of positive change in the world.
Sheryl provides Executive Coaching to individual leaders and leadership teams and has worked with hundreds of clients across the public, non-profit and corporate sector, in the US and internationally. Sheryl’s coaching style has been described as insightful, a blend of persistent and patient, challenging and supportive. She is known for her good humor, easy manner, southern charm and solid sensibilities. Sheryl holds a Master’s degree from the College of William and Mary, as well as five coaching-related certifications.
Sid is an HR and talent consultant who helps clients achieve strategic talent objectives with modern human resources elements of insights, inclusion and agility. He brings over two decades of experience in technology and consulting businesses working with senior leaders in talent management, workforce planning, executive careers, mergers & acquisitions, and talent acquisition. Sid spent 16 years with Accenture in a variety of HR business partner roles. He began his career with Mercer HR Consulting and ICICI Bank Ltd in India. Sid received his MBA from the prestigious Xavier School of Management (XLRI) in India and has a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institute. He lives in Northern Virginia and is passionate about pediatric liver disease and the ecological footprint.
Lead Facilitator & Consultant
Erica Rossi is a multi-faceted consultant specializing in strategic planning, organizational design and transformation, employee experience, team development, and communications and change management. Most of her 20+ years of experience has been in support of IT-related transformation and modernization efforts within the federal government (military and civilian agencies) and mid-size ($15M) to large ($500M) businesses. Earlier in her career, she earned a rare national “triple crown” by interning at the White House, the Supreme Court, and Congress. She holds a JD from George Mason University School of Law, an MPA from American University, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is also a Certified Practitioner of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment (MBTI) and FIRO, a Wiley Authorized Partner of Everything DiSC and Five Behaviors, a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner, and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and basset hound.
With a passion for innovative HR solutions and process improvement, Danielle has over ten years of experience developing and supporting the HR function in mid-to large organizations. She has worked with defense contractors Harris Corporation, General Dynamics Information Technology, Northrop Grumman, and L3 Harris technologies. Danielle has a demonstrated record of providing exceptional client centered business solutions through partnership with executives and senior leaders, in areas such as project management, training & development, and talent management. Danielle graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, and received a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Marymount University. She currently holds both a PHR and SHRM-CP HR certification, and is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), specializing in agile project management. In her spare time, Danielle performs philanthropic work to educate and support underprivileged children in developing nations.
Kate is a skilled trainer, instructional designer, and project manager with almost 15 years of experience working with or for the federal government. She spent the earlier parts of her career at the Partnership for Public Service and the U.S. General Services Administration before becoming a Senior Management Consultant at Federal Management Partners, Inc. As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and a Kirkpatrick Certified Evaluation Professional, Kate brings a wealth of learning and development and project management expertise to the role. She is experienced in designing and delivering classroom-based content on topics ranging from soft skills to technical training. Kate holds a BA in Communications from John Carrol University and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. She resides in Maryland with her husband and two young children.
Gabrielle is an Organizational Development and Human Resources Management specialist with 30+ years of experience in the private and public sectors, primarily with international organizations. She advises clients on strategic Human Resources strategies as well as facilitates retreats, leadership and management programs for emerging and current leaders. She combines her expertise acquired in various areas of talent management with a long history in conceptualizing, delivering, and evaluating programs to increase the performance of employees, managers, and teams.
Gabrielle received a BA in Psychology from Drew University and an MA in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. She is also a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) from the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) and is certified in the use of a variety of personality assessments instruments.
Gabrielle also has a passion for working with youth and her most recent adventure is serving as a substitute teacher in high schools. Gabrielle lived and travelled in Europe and Latin America and has undertaken assignments in Asia and Africa. She is bi-lingual in English and Spanish, and conversational in German and French.