Overview

We, at PowerfulWork, have dedicated our work over the last 30 years to supporting leaders to leverage their strengths, create compelling visions and inspire others to join them in the pursuit of excellence. We partner with our clients to build the skills to lead boldly, purposefully, with the clarity and confidence to achieve real and lasting results.  

At the heart of our work is a focus on leadership embodiment: enabling leaders to access their whole body intelligence in order to respond effectively to ever more complex and challenging problems.  This approach is based on the idea that the mind and body are inextricably linked: to develop one, you must cultivate the other. Our unique approach is informed by organization development, adult development, leadership embodiment, somatics, neuroscience, and mindfulness.

Our mission is to develop powerful leaders. Powerful leadership results in powerful impact.

35

Years of Experience

350

Completed Projects

Marcia Feola

Partner & Co-Founder

As a principal in Powerfulwork, Marcia’s focus is on creating a vibrant consulting firm dedicated to bringing leading-edge leadership and management tools to business and government. With over 35 years experience in the management field, Marcia has successfully helped corporations, universities, government agencies and small businesses to increase productivity, improve teamwork, enhance processes and effectively manage change. Her expertise is in helping leaders focus on the most critical issues facing them, creating clear, compelling visions of the future and in supporting them to realize significant and sustainable change. She specializes in creating effective and innovative organizational change strategies, developing high performance executive leadership teams and designing systems that support development of human capital in organizations.

Marcia is a Master Certified Coach with advanced certification from the Coaches Training Institute and the International Coach Federation. She has coached hundreds of executives and business leaders in a variety of industries.

In addition to her consulting and coaching, Marcia is a regular speaker at local and national conferences, is the author of Reboot! Your Working Relationships and is a panelist on Clear Channels’ radio program Women Talk.

Tom Kornbluh

Co-Founder

Tom Kornbluh is a management consultant with more than 30 years experience in organizational and management development. Tom has provided strategic planning, leadership coaching, team alignment and management training to large consulting firms, not-for-profit organizations, hospitals, engineering and manufacturing firms and many government agencies.

Tom is a master facilitator who can lead challenging groups with great clarity and compassion, while bringing teams to new breakthroughs in creativity and decision making. He has designed and delivered hundreds of highly experiential, creative adult learning programs for businesses and service organizations. Tom is the creator of the Consulting Mastery programs which provide world class training and practice development for business coaches, consultants and change agents.

Tom has a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in organizational development. He is a faculty member of the graduate school of the USDA’s Center for Applied Management as well as long-time faculty and Director of Georgetown University’s Organizational Consulting and Change Leadership Program.

Tom Kornbluh, Partner & Co-founder

Lisa Silverberg

Leadership Coach and Consultant

With more than 20 years of experience in building the capacity of leaders, teams, organizations and coalitions, Lisa supports leaders working for justice on practices relating to use-of-self, managing people, changing culture, re-designing structure, improving processes, and building resonance, relationships and collaborations. She leverages recent findings in neuroscience and somatics to help leaders focus not only on what they are doing as leaders, but who they are being as leaders. She encourages clients to examine their leadership through multiple lenses, including those related to power and privilege as experienced via our dominant and subordinated identities. It is her hope and experience that by building awareness and skill, people and organizations are better able to dismantle beliefs, narratives, structures and systems that perpetuate racism and limit our respective and collective ability to bring our full selves forward to express our gifts into the world. Lisa is the Director of Georgetown University’s Organizational Consulting and Change Leadership program and is certified in MBTI, FEBI, the ILS Inventory and Andiron’s Polarity Navigator. Clients share that Lisa brings optimism, compassion, and integrity, as well as joy, play, and humor to her work—not necessarily in that order!

Sharon Newport

Certified Association Executive

Sharon is an organizational development consultant and a certified association executive who partners with leaders to advance their organization’s cultural and strategic goals. Using neuroscience, mindfulness, leadership embodiment and coaching, along with lenses for equity and inclusion, Sharon helps her clients actualize their most resourced, empowered and authentic selves. As an award-winning leader in the non-profit association community, Sharon is passionate about the mission driven work of her association clients. She is an international facilitator and speaker who spent over a decade working as an actor and documentary film/television producer with programs on The History Channel, The Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. Sharon is an alumni of Georgetown University’s Organizational Consulting and Change Leadership program.

Julie Donatini

Administrative Assistant