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VOL. 127 | NO. 110 | Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Executive Coach Burtch Earns Int’l Designation

By Kate Simone

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Bill Burtch, founder and president of full-service management consultancy firm Harmony Coaching & Consulting, has received the Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation, becoming the second PCC in Memphis. Burtch, who also holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources designation, focuses his consulting work in executive/team coaching, professional development training and human resources consulting.


Hometown: Paulding, Ohio

Education: Bachelor of Science in business administration, Bowling Green State University

Work Experience: Prior to Harmony Coaching & Consulting, I held leadership roles in hotel operations, call centers, human resources and training. With HC&C, I have 11 years of helping organizations maximize human capital through leadership/management training, executive coaching and HR consulting.

Family: Life partner and our Yorkie, Daniel

Favorite quote: “Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Last book read: “Change Your Questions, Change Your Life” by Marilee Adams

Favorite music: American songbook/standards and pop

Favorite movie: “Moulin Rouge”

Sports team: Tennis is more my sport … but I love the Grizzlies, University of Memphis basketball and Ohio State Buckeyes.

Activities you enjoy outside of work: Singing with Lindenwood Christian Church Choir & Gary Beard Chorale, performing in community theater, spending time at Pickwick with friends.

What talent do you wish you had? Ability to forecast the future!

Who has had the greatest influence on you? My parents, instilling a strong work ethic along with the emotional intelligence needed to be successful with others.

Why did you pursue a career as a professional coach? I love helping people grow, develop and become great leaders as well as realize their full life potential.

What is the process for earning Professional Certified Coach credentials? Two hundred hours of training, more than 750 hours of actual coaching with clients, written examination, evaluation of a recorded coaching session, oral exam (coaching an examiner while another listens in and evaluates against the core competencies), recommendations by two certified coaches, 10 hours of mentor coaching.

What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Taking the skills from my corporate career and launching and growing a successful executive coaching and HR/training consulting business over the last 11 years.

What do you most enjoy about your work? Watching my clients grow and develop. Since I typically work with clients for extended periods, I really get to see how they develop through the work we do together.


Dr. Ann Dail Brown has been named medical director of the Methodist Healthcare Primary Care Physicians Group. Brown will collaborate with the 11 primary care practices partnered with Methodist to implement programs to ensure quality patient care.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has awarded five attorneys as its Memphis pro bono attorneys of the year. They are Leo Bearman, Lori Patterson, Kate Bogard, Gabe McGaha and Ashley Satterfield.

James Davant Latham has been honored with Lambda Alpha International Memphis chapter’s 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award. Latham was the chapter’s 2002 president and recently retired from Magna Bank as a commercial mortgage banker.


Minton P. Mayer has joined Wiseman Ashworth Law Group PLC as of counsel. Mayer will work with attorneys in Wiseman Ashworth’s Memphis and Nashville offices on civil litigation matters.

Rhodes College has named two Memphians among its 2012 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards winners: graduate Salar Rafieetary and admissions staff member Dorothy Brownyard. The awards are presented annually to two graduating seniors and one non-student who have given selflessly to others and the college.

Courtney Pugh has joined Askew, Hargraves, Harcourt & Associates Inc. as survey crew chief. David Carter has joined A2H as an electrical engineer. Emma Campbell has joined as an engineer intern. Lynn Spencer has joined as a survey office technician. And Patricia Stewart has joined as an administrative assistant specializing in vertical projects.

Kaori Ogasawara has been named New Ballet Ensemble & School’s summer intensive guest instructor. Ogasawara, a former soloist with Boston Ballet and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, will join New Ballet Ensemble’s teaching staff in August.

Dr. Danielle Hinton of Germantown and Dr. Justin Monroe and Dr. Paul Klimo of Memphis are among the Tennessee Medical Association Physician Leadership College class of 2012.

John Dotson and Joe Clark, attorneys with Thomason, Hendrix, Harvey, Johnson & Mitchell PLLC, have been named Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediators by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission of the Tennessee Supreme Court.

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