Our Leadership Team
The CEO of Goren and Associates, Dr. Levick has over 25 years of experience in training, professional coaching, and consulting. As a psychologist, he has spent many of his clinical years in private practice. In 1987, he began to transfer his clinical expertise into the field of business management.
For the past 20 years Dr. Levick has coached managers and executives in a variety of industries in the area of personal and professional productivity, change management and interpersonal skills. He has coached many executives in their transition from the world of management into the world of leadership. Read more here…
Corinne M. Smereka serves as the Vice-President of Education for Goren and Associates with responsibilities in strategic planning, and course design and development. She is an acclaimed senior executive and management trainer, and delivers Goren and Associates courses worldwide.
Formerly, Ms. Smereka worked for a global mobility society, and several large training companies holding positions of Director of Operations (division of 70 staff), Director of Instructional Systems Design, Director of Corporate Business Development/Professional Development, and Director of e-Learning Business Development. Read more here…
Bill Albert serves as the VP of Virtual and Simulated Learning. Bill has been designing and delivering board-based business simulations for 15 years. Specializing in helping organizations develop their employee’s financial and business acumen, he has developed programs in a wide range of industries including Manufacturing, Healthcare, Call Centers, Distribution, Sales, Customer Service, Budget and Talent Management, and many more. Read more here…
Jim is the VP of assessment services and has over twenty years of experience in assessments, training, coaching, and consulting.
Jim spent more than 28 years in industry, 14 years in automotive and 14 years in special machine tools. He served in a variety of manufacturing, quality control, and human resource positions starting with Ford Motor Company. He was Director of Human Resources for Bendix Machine Tool Corporation, Director of Quality Improvement for The Cross Company, and Vice President of Materials for both The Cross Company and Giddings & Lewis. Read more here…
Jim Park has 25 + years of experience working with clients around the country to discover innovative ways to boost productivity, increase employee job satisfaction and streamline processes. His career began on Radio but after a couple of years in the booth Jim preferred to work with people directly and so began his career in organizational management.
In the beginning Jim managed programs for several non-profit service organizations in Northern California. After he was recruited by Intel Corporation he joined the management group and moved the Memory Components division up to Aloha, Oregon. Read more here…
Heather Strouse, D.M. Dr. Strouse educational background consists of a Doctoral Degree of Management in Organizational Leadership, a Master’s Degree in Management of Organizational Leadership, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations. Certifications include various courses related to airline crisis communications and accident investigation from the National Transportation Safety Board Academy. Read more here…
Brian Cole, Project Leader
Brian brings over two decades of experience leading teams, running projects, and streamlining processes at many companies including Harley-Davidson, Honda Motors, Mitsubishi, Rolls-Royce, and Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Group. He has overseen $200M program portfolios and also led project teams on mission-critical projects.
Brian holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Michigan Technological University and an MBA from Walsh College of Business. He is also a Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and recently received a graduate certificate in Organization Development from Eastern Michigan University.
Martin B Maddin, Esq., VP of Coaching Services
Martin is a highly effective and dynamic leadership and performance coach. He brings a wealth of practical experience to the coaching world, having successfully started, managed and grown a small business to the point of profitability and ultimately sale. In addition to running a business, Marty also spent numerous years practicing law as a commercial real estate and corporate business attorney.
Marty has worked across numerous levels of leadership, industry and stages of business development. Whether working with the CEO of a start-up company, management at a Global 500 Company or attorneys at a law firm, Marty has successfully impacted individuals and organizations through the delivery of personalized coaching and training.
Marty is a dynamic leader with a remarkable capacity to foster environments where others feel safe around accountability and free thinking. He delivers results by combining authentic communication with a significant understanding of human emotions and behaviors. Marty brings energy and an entrepreneurial spirit to everything he does, and he works with professionals who are willing to conceive and then achieve extraordinary results.
Marty currently serves on the Board of Directors for numerous Detroit based non-profits. He is a member of the International Coach Federation and the Professional Coaches Association of Michigan. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan and his Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Don Levonius, M.A. VP Southeastern Region
Don provides executive consulting, coaching, and leadership development training to help leaders achieve their potential. Don is a master facilitator and certified international speaker. He draws on more than 18 years of leadership experience. Additionally, he is certified to facilitate John Maxwell materials. His ability to connect with groups of all sizes has helped tens of thousands in North America, Europe, and Asia master the life-changing skills they need to live and lead well.