About New Horizon Strategies

New Horizon Strategies guides leaders who are facing a change by themselves – and feeling stuck. We help them reflect, resonate, resolve, and refocus so they get bigger breakthroughs faster. Through our executive coaching, facilitation, and consulting, leaders move from transition to transformation.

Our Core Values

Authenticity

We maintain and exemplify the highest level of self-awareness in all interactions.

Accountability

We encourage all parties to accept responsibility of action and the associated contribution of those actions to the whole.

Honesty

We support truth and the perseverance of truth at all times in professional and personal relationships.

Integrity

We perpetually assess best practices to sustain superb quality while ensuring positive impact on society and the environment.

Growth

We remain a constant learner to maximize the joy of adventure and embodiment of these critical values.

Our Why

A MESSAGE FROM LAURIE HALL

In 2011, I founded New Horizon Strategies, LLC to inspire sustainable change in the professional world.

That sustainable part is important.

Because in my former career as a system manager and engineer at NASA, I spent many years trying to make lots of changes stick for different teams in different agencies and departments.

Sometimes a change stuck. But more often it didn’t – or at least not in large enough doses to make a big enough difference to the people and to the organization.

I was disillusioned: Things could be so much better!

What was wrong?

After many years of struggle and many more years of training, I learned this:

The best technical and process-only plans, changes and improvements won’t last if people don’t get what they need.

That’s why today, our work considers both sides of the equation: tasks, tools and systems, as well as people, relationships and cultures.

Think about it: When people don’t get what they need – like security, belonging or respect – they can feel worried, fearful, disconnected, devalued, incapable, unworthy and unhappy.

And then what happens?

You already know.

People disengage. Teams fight. Projects fail. Organizations shrink.

The change you dreamed of … planned for … and worked toward is not sustainable.

At New Horizon Strategies, we’re out to change all that.

Because once people have what they need, they’re able to release their full potential fully and freely.

That’s where courage, innovation and creativity happen – and where we can have the biggest impact on the world around us.

Ask yourself this: Are we maximizing the potential in ourselves? In our teams? In our leaders – and ultimately – in our enterprise?

If your answer is “I’m not sure” or “No” or “Heck, no!” – then please contact me.

Let’s work together.

And begin to inspire real, sustainable change in your professional world.

Laurie Hall

Founder and CEO, New Horizon Strategies LLC
Professional Certified Coach, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Our Team

Our New Horizon Strategies Champions create the coaching, facilitation, and consulting bench to support all your needs.

Aaron Hansz

Associate Certified Coach & Master of Business Administration

Aaron T. Hansz, MBA, ACC, CLP, AIF®, CRPC®, is an Associate Certified Coach and an expert in holestic financial planning and coaching services, working closely with entrepreneurs, corporate executives, retirees and their families, and numerous small businesses and churches.
In addition to holding the Series 7 and Series 66 licenses under FINRA and the Securities Exchange Commission, Aaron has earned the designation of Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor from the College of Financial Planning, the Accredited Investment Fiduciary from Fi360, and the Advanced Birkman Consultant designation.
He also has a Bachelor’s of Science in Management from Johnson and Wales University, along with a Master’s of Business Administration from Concordia University. Aaron also sits on the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations and is currently a Commissioned Lay Pastor and ordination candidate with the Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians as he is completing a Master’s Degree in Christian Ministries from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.
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Dr. Amie Langbein

Professional Certified Coach & Family Physician

Dr. Amie Langbein is an executive coach, board-certified family physician, consultant, educator, facilitator and respected speaker focusing on personal and professional development to create insight-driven meaningful change.

She has more than 20 years of experience with training in psychiatry, family medicine and coaching. Amy – who specializes in transformational coaching, leadership development, education and enhancing a growth mindset – works with professionals and leaders within healthcare, small businesses, startups, universities and Fortune 500 organizations.

Amie routinely helps individuals in highly stressful environments make meaningful transformations personally and professionally:

  • She coaches physicians, medical residents, students and allied health professionals in stress reduction and resiliency strategies, skill building to mitigate burnout, self-awareness, self-care, time management and work-life balance.
  • She also coaches high-potential leaders on leadership presence, communication and presentation skills, growth mindset, stress management, high-performance team building, emotional intelligence, strengths assessments and “managing up.”

Amie teaches health and wellness coaching to undergraduates in the School of Nursing and Allied Health at Holy Family University in Philadelphia. She is a frequent speaker for professional organizations, hospitals and universities.

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Amy Hart

Certified Virtual Presenter & Training Facilitator

Amy Hart not only has been a corporate training director and marketer for the financial services and insurance industries but also has enjoyed 10 years of entrepreneurial success as a training consultant. Throughout her career, she has worked with professionals to mid-level leaders.

A faculty member for two of Shell’s leadership programs since 2015, and an associate at one of the top 10 global leadership training firms, Amy has worked both in person and virtually with small and medium businesses. She is also a frequent speaker on communication skills and leadership at professional associations and conferences.

Amy focuses on programs and practical tools that help participants:

  • Build stronger relationships with leaders, employees and clients
  • Communicate more effectively in person and virtually
  • Make conflict more productive, especially in teams
  • Enhance a growth mindset, self-awareness and emotional intelligence
  • Build and sustain newly acquired skills through accountability processes

In addition, Amy partners with her psychotherapist husband of 30+ years, Mark Groblewski, LCSW, to train couples and families in building stronger relationships and communication skills at home and at work.

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Ellen Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Associate Certified Coach, Executive and Leadership Development

Ellen Zimmerman is an energetic presenter, trainer, coach and curriculum developer who creates high-impact learning activities. She believes people are powerful when they focus on their strengths and set goals, and that is why she works to enhance leaders at all levels.

Besides coaching for development, Ellen specializes in delivering training and development curricula with real-world discussions and activities. She knows it takes courage and confidence to address the challenges of today’s workforce, and the only way to maintain those skills is to embrace new learnings every day.

A frequent keynoter and trainer for organizations and nonprofits, Ellen applies programs such as Dare to Lead™, Fierce Conversations, DiSC, Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team and her own team-focused content. She knows that developing courageous leadership, and the confidence to lead teams through collaboration and clear communications, are crucial for success.

Ellen has enjoyed careers in business, education and healthcare, where she trained and coached existing and new leaders. She currently teaches College of Business graduate and undergraduate courses at Lamar University in Texas, where she is working on a coaching program for students.

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Gary Payne

Associate Certified Coach, Executive and Leadership Development

Gary Payne brings experience as a CEO, P&L leader and executive search consultant to his role as an Associate Certified Coach.

Today he coaches senior executives and their leadership teams in organizations in North America, focusing on first-time CEOs, high-potential leaders, and professional services partners and principals. He also coaches leadership teams to be high-performance and value-creating, and helps high-potential leadership candidates develop their emotional intelligence and approach to leading people.

Gary’s success as a CEO gives him insights to help clients navigate company dynamics and strategic change. He understands C-suite pressures and the need to effectively manage them; knows how to develop and display emotional intelligence while leading a company; and appreciates what it’s like to report to a board. Because Gary also ran a $90 million P&L for a consulting company, he knows the difficulties of developing a sustainable, value-added professional services practice and brings this perspective to his coaching engagements.

Gary is a member of the North American Leadership Advisory Practice for Odgers Berndtson, a UK-based global executive search firm. He executes strategic C-suite and board-level executive search engagements, primarily for private-equity-backed companies.

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Joni Goodman

Leadership Development Facilitator

Joni D. Goodman is a top Certified Professional in Talent Development who taps into her clients’ potential. She collaborates with every client – employees, sales professionals, leaders and executives – and together they boost learning initiatives, sales and leadership, and achieve strategic goals.

Over the past 20 years, Joni has delivered professional development programs such as Miller Heiman Group’s conceptual and strategic selling, DiSC/PIAV behavioral styles instruction and situational leadership.

Joni was selected and trained by Dr. Brené Brown as one of the first Certified Dare to Lead™ facilitators in the world. She is also a published author in “The Book of Road-Tested Activities,” “Association for Talent Development’s Trainer’s Toolkit Application,” and “101 Ways to Make Training Active.”

A game-changing executive coach, Joni is also a captivating speaker and an engaging and approachable facilitator. She creates appealing learning opportunities and holds herself to a gold standard in performance consulting and in the planning and production of sales meetings/events. Her experience includes effective management development, sales training, mentoring and executive coaching.

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Kelly Baughman

Leadership and Cultural Transformation Facilitator & Consultant

Kelly is a Leadership and Cultural Transformation Facilitator & Consultant who focuses on helping leaders achieve their fullest potential and push beyond fear and discomfort. She knows that success is always uphill and that it takes a careful, deliberate and consistent approach. So, knowing that transformational change is complex, she uses integrated approaches with her clients rooted in the principles of leadership growth, values-based behaviors in action, and forging authentic connections.

“Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Laura Licato, Ph.D.

Professional Certified Coach, Leadership Development

Laura Licato is a leadership development coach, teacher, trainer and scientist who helps individuals, groups and organizations reach beyond their goals into their highest potential.

She specializes in executive and faculty development, focusing on enhanced job performance, resilience, engagement and health through the development of personal leadership attributes and competencies such as emotional intelligence and peaceful conflict resolution. She supports people in making transformative and sustainable changes that bring forth their most engaged and effective selves.

In addition to providing coaching, workshop trainings and consulting, she teaches integrative wellness coaching to graduate students in the Mind-Body Medicine program, College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, at Saybrook University in California.

Before becoming a coach, Laura – who holds a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology – was a successful cancer research scientist and manager for more than 20 years. Throughout her scientific career, she nurtured the professional growth of her employees, empowering them to achieve new levels of success and satisfaction. She now brings to her coaching career her expertise creating collaborative work environments, enhancing team dynamics and creating sustainable strategies for continuous improvement.

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Laurie Goetz

Associate Certified Coach, Executive and Leadership Development

Laurie J. Goetz has more than three decades of experience helping clients develop strategies to maximize their individual potential and optimize their performance. Her style has been described as personable, practical and focused.

She believes all leaders have the potential to improve their impact and achieve optimal productivity by developing and maintaining a growth mindset. Her clients report increased confidence, a broader perspective and more agile thinking as they develop their teams and deliver results to their organizations.

Previously, Laurie led the corporate leadership and executive development department for Comerica Bank. She was responsible for talent management, succession planning, internal and external coaching, mentoring, high-potential programs, performance management and leadership training.

Laurie has worked with clients in both large corporations and small businesses in industries including financial services, banking, marketing, public relations and nonprofit. Her client list spans multiple levels of management, from first-time leaders to C-suite executives.

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Michael Conteh

Professional Certified Coach, Six Sigma Black Belt Facilitator, and Behavioral Analyst

Michael is an accomplished International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach, Six Sigma Black Belt Facilitator and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He has a
comprehensive management background from years of working in the C-suite of his own businesses and various industries to support training and education for patients with Autism.
His proven leadership abilities culminate in driving daily organizational
operations, providing management training, and supporting clients with wellness
coaching. Michael has exceptional communication skills and expertise in delivering
business consulting to companies on enhancing on-boarding, retention rate, and staff
motivation through the Organized Behavior Management (OBM) model.
During his career, Michael has collaborated with HR leaders for on-boarding and staff reinforcement programs and developing training curriculum for companies of all types all while bringing passion and creative energy. He was previously a full time entrepreneur for 13 years growing a company to 3 large facilities serving 1,000+ children and employees. Michael has also spoken to the police academy about special needs de-escalation techniques and started a nonprofit to help parents who have children with special needs. Michael has a special desire and extensive experience supporting children and young adults with Autism.
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Patricia Porter

Professional Certified Coach, L.C.S.W., Executive and Leadership Development

Patricia “Pattie” Porter is a certified coach, Certified Virtual Facilitator™, credentialed workplace mediator, seasoned leadership team development facilitator and professional speaker.

Since the mid-1990s, Pattie’s study and practice as a conflict management and resolution consultant, mediator and team facilitator has helped to reduce the anxiety and organizational distress many leaders and teams experience as a result of destructive conflict engagement and ineffective change-transition management.

Today, Pattie provides executive coaching plus specialized conflict management and abrasive behavior coaching for individuals and teams wishing to change their caustic environments. She has coached clients with federal government agencies, universities, research institutions and municipal services in the U.S., as well as a private firm in the Mediterranean. She also facilitates programs to help companies, universities, and federal and state agencies change the status quo.

Pattie is a mentor to coaches, facilitators and mediators for the Navy, Transportation Security Administration and Department of the Interior. She is also an adjunct faculty member for the graduate program in dispute resolution at Southern Methodist University in Texas, teaching conflict coaching and group facilitation since 2013.

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Sincia Shi

Professional Certified Coach, Executive and Leadership Development

Sincia Yuebo Shi – a certified coach and former vice president of a Fortune 500 company – specializes in executive coaching, career and leadership development. She inspires and develops future leaders with a special interest in women and minorities.

Sincia provides individual coaching, group coaching and essential skills workshops for leaders. Her coaching clients include high potentials, managers, senior executive leaders, and boards of directors in the high-tech, energy, financial, healthcare and fashion industries, and at universities and nonprofits. Sincia is also an independent coach for the Rice University Doerr Institute for New Leaders; an adviser for the Tsinghua University Global MBA Program; and a frequent speaker in career forums.

Before becoming a coach, Sincia served in many senior leadership roles at Baker Hughes, a global energy leader, and was responsible for a large P&L and 1,800 employees. Her leadership roles encompassed the supply chain; global marketing and business development; strategies, acquisitions and divestitures; product development processes; region engineering; and operations.

To her coaching engagements she brings strong business and commercial acumen as well as critical and strategic thinking. She has lived in the U.S., China and Russia.

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Laurie Hall

Founder, New Horizon Strategies LLC
Professional Certified Coach, Keynote Speaker, & Executive Facilitator

Laurie Hall – a certified coach, certified facilitator, and seasoned speaker – founded New Horizon Strategies LLC in 2011 to inspire sustainable change in the professional world. She provides transformation to leaders through coaching, facilitation, consulting, and speaking. She is a frequent keynote and breakout session speaker on technical and motivational topics to inspire personal and professional growth.

Laurie brings a unique perspective to coaching and facilitation since she spent the first part of her career in project- and system-level engineering and management, facilitation, and organizational development to support human life in space and operational excellence on the ground. Her work effected change at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Lockheed Martin, Jacobs Sverdrup, and Schlumberger-Dowell.

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Our Clients

New Horizon Strategies serves individuals, teams, and leaders just like you.

  • Board members
  • Business owners
  • Coaches
  • C-suite leaders
  • Doctors and nurses
  • Engineers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Government leaders
  • Human Resources professionals
  • Inventors
  • IT professionals
  • Lawyers
  • Leaders and emerging leaders
  • Psychologists
  • Scientists and researchers
  • Social workers
  • Therapists
  • and many more!

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