ACT is an internationally recognized coaching, leadership development and consulting company known for its commitment to leadership and performance coaching, valuing its long term partnerships with Brown University, the intelligence communities and its loyal and devoted diverse community.
ACT provides an immersive and engaging learning experience contextualized to your business, taught either in person at the unique historic setting of the Brown University Campus and/or virtually using the most up to date e-learning technology. Our exceptional, geographically dispersed team of trusted partners have skills and experience in coaching, training and consulting. Our programs foster a culture that inspires the extraordinary. Always curious we challenge our students to become empowering multi-dimensional leaders who will go out and make a positive impact in the world.
ACTing with integrity, our trainers are skilled in creating a safe space to explore, challenge and discover through authentic conversations. Supported by a faculty who really care, you will learn to develop collaborative, trusting relationships that will enable you to achieve optimal results and excel as a leader — building your capacity to connect with others, understand them and communicate effectively on different levels.
ACT’s programs and teaching practices are cutting edge, grounded in developmental psychology, neuroscience and the latest research in leadership effectiveness. The curriculum integrates the latest research with the goal of bringing new ideas forward and challenging the status quo.
Mike Hutchins, PCC
Mike Hutchins is the Co-Founder of ACT. He has over 20 years consulting and coaching experience with PwC, IBM Business Consulting and KPMG, where he trained as a CPA / Chartered Accountant. He specializes in Change Management, Organizational and Instructional design, Strategy, Program Management and Leadership Development. Clients include: Vodafone, Nike Inc., Safaricom, O2, BBC, Wolseley, National Health Service, Novo Nordisk, Volvo, Alliance UniChem, Cemex, AECOM, CTI and American University.
Erin Hutchins, PCC
Erin Hutchins is the co-founder of ACT and founder and owner of ACT Government Services. Erin has trained hundreds of individuals from organizations and the Federal Government to become certified professional coaches. She has coached senior executives, teams and large groups in maximizing their relationships and results as well as to become more ‘coach-like’ in their workplace interactions. Erin previously worked as the Director of Corporate for CTI and as a senior consultant for PwC.
Robin Rose, PH.D., ACC
Robin is a highly skilled facilitator, educator and coach. She has worked in senior level positions and as an instructor at Brown University for 38 years. As a coach she works with executives from health care organizations, educational institutions and scientific and technology corporations. She is passionate about learning and helping others develop their practice of leadership.
Ashley Abbott, PCC,
Ashley has 20 years of experience in enterprise software, professional services, and digital marketing, and has held leadership roles in operations, client portfolio management, consulting practice management and project delivery in both corporate and startup environments. He has led enterprise software implementations for many Global 2000 companies
such as IBM, Citibank, British Airways, Best Buy, Merck, REI, and L’Oréal. He is a coach and facilitator with clients such as Rexall, Government of Ontario, Molson Coors.
Jenny St. Germain
Jenny is the Manager of Communications for ACT. With a background in media relations, Jenny brings nearly 25 years of experience working across many sectors, including environmental, consumer, business, entertainment, healthcare, and technology. Clients have included David Suzuki, Grassroots Environmental Products, Britney Spears, The Barenaked Ladies, Beaches International Jazz Festival, Polaroid, and the National Home Show.
L.A. specializes in working with global leadership, as a coach and trainer. She has spent the last 26 years engaged in the exploration of cutting-edge technologies for change. L.A. is a Master Certified Coach. Her specialties are: long-term excellent performance, sustainable self-motivated change and leadership development. Clients include: IBM, Microsoft, Gore, Cargill, Marriott Hotels, Herman Miller, the MS Society, Boeing, AstraZeneca Norway, Fidelity Investments.
Josh is ACT’s voice coach. He brings his talent as an actor and teacher to work with leaders and coaches to expand their vocal range and presence. He most recently closed the Broadway revival of Les Miserables. Joshua performed at most major theaters including Folger Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night, the world premiere of Soon at Signature Theatre and the DC premiere of Sam Hunter’s A Bright New Boise at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. He has taught at American University in Washington, DC and led workshops and classes at Gallaudet University, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (his alma mater) and the Catholic University of America in voice and acting.