About Nettie M. Spiwack

A Life of Making a Difference

Nettie has held a leading role in establishing development initiatives for global corporations.

Author and designer of numerous major corporate Talent Development programs, she has conducted over 1200 day-long seminars at all levels of the workforce, from the C-suite to the factory floor, working personally with more than 15,000 executives, managers and individual contributors in every kind  of economy, company and corporate culture in the US, Europe and Asia.


Called  by her clients "a consummate coach"​, Nettie is equally at home  coaching individuals in the art of managing their own careers and professional development as she is in designing & delivering enterprise-wide initiatives.


Nettie's  laser-like ability cuts to the chase in a style that is humorous and  engaging, producing great insights that open up both individual and group  transformations.


Her book, Coaching Development, Careers  & Performance, co-authored with Dr. Gerald M. Sturman, has been in  use in corporations internationally since 2000.


As VP of Training  & Development for The Career Development Team, Inc., she  spearheaded large-scale customizations, training HR professionals for  licensed delivery reaching well over 250,000 employees in corporations  such as AT&T, Baxter, Bayer, Colgate-Palmolive, Discover, Dow,  Eileen Fisher, Estee Lauder, Federal Reserve Bank of NY, Gillette,  Hershey, Hewitt, Japan Management Association, The Mathworks, Merrill  Lynch, Motorola, Northwestern University, Southco, The New York Times,  Pennsylvania Power & Light, Pioneer Natural Resources, State Street,  Time, Inc., Toshiba, United Airlines, US Army, and many others.

She  was a key contributor to a project that was a Finalist for SHRM's  Global Human Capital Award in Strategic Leadership for "Strengthening  Our Development Culture" initiative, 2008.


Nettie also holds two ordinations: one in Interfaith Ministry from the two-year program of the New Seminary in NY, 2004, and, in 2008, as a spiritual healer and minister through the interfaith organization, Celebrating Life Ministries, following six years of study with Rev. Ron Roth, Ph.D. 


She says: "I've spent my life helping people answer the question: 'Who am I and where am I going?' Whether it is in the domain of career, executive development or spiritual development, it's all the same question. My purpose is to meet people where they are, and help them get where they want to go."


Nettie is a Certified Social Branding Analyst through Career Thought Leaders Consortium

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