Dan Coben

Dan Coben

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High School

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Phoenix, United States

Dan Coben

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Studies at:
High School
Location in:
Phoenix, United States

Bio

I help people find their path forward. I help people understand what they’re doing right so they can do more of it. I help people maximize their career potential, regardless of where they currently stand.

Innovative and consistently effective Career Management Professional whose contributions added millions to the bottom line of a global financial institution while significantly improving retention of top talent and advancement of women and minorities. Trusted Executive Development advisor to senior officers at JP Morgan Chase with experience in the strategic planning and tactical execution of firm-wide learning and development, leadership, professional development and diversity initiatives. Proven ability to lead teams, drive content implementation, negotiate service level agreements with vendors and cultivate relationships across lines of business. As Professional Development Practice Manager, was cited by the Head of Human Resources as “a great role model for J.P. Morgan Chase and our HR team as a whole.” Appraised by immediate manager as “combining savvy business expertise, bottomless creativity and passion for results.”

Specialties: Professional Development
Onboarding and Performance Management
Employee Engagement and Retention
Team Building and Organizational Effectiveness
Learning and Development
Diversity and Inclusion
Leadership Coaching and Strategic Visioning

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Work

2014 – present

Assistant Director/Graduate Career Development Associate

W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University
  • I am very excited and proud to bring my 25+ years of corporate career management and executive coaching experience to the graduate students and alumni of W.P. Carey, a top ranked MBA school at the largest public university in America.
1985 – present

Executive Development Strategist

Dan Coben Consulting
  • I consult to all levels of Executives, including the CFO, COO, CMO and CTO executives of core businesses. My background as an investigative journalist combined with my extensive education in applied psychology, values-based leadership and 20 years of high impact coaching experience enable me to quickly pinpoint problems, clarify objectives, ascertain strengths and obstacles, and recommend sound strategies and practical solutions that work.
  • Built turnkey in-house career development function for leading global pharmaceutical firm, personally coaching 65 executives while working 2 days/week on 12-month contract.
  • Partnered with HR generalists to create Service Level Agreements and a variety of tracking mechanisms that supported company objectives while protecting employee confidentiality. Recruited, screened, trained and supervised a diverse and cost-effective cadre of 25 external coaches, negotiating vendor rate 40% lower than industry average.
  • Enabled scientists to transition into senior corporate executive roles Coached a high-powered sales executive to develop a collaborative and inclusive leadership style with women. Designed and led team building workshops that realigned and revitalized a marketing department following a disruptive change in personnel.
2003 – 2014

Professional Development

JPMorgan Chase
  • Spearheaded firm-wide talent development initiative that provided learning and development solutions to internal lines of business. Won buy-in of senior line and HR managers by presenting a business case proving the program’s ROI would exponentially exceed its costs. Early success led to revenue generating, profit enhancing, talent retaining engagements firm-wide. Assessed strategic development needs of businesses to design and execute a performance-focused and results-driven platform of talent management processes and programs. Areas of focus include talent development, organizational effectiveness, leadership, diversity management, employee engagement, retention, performance effectiveness, professional development and career advancement. Created and managed metrics to measure the effectiveness and return on investment of development initiatives. Reported planning activities and program outcomes directly to senior business managers. Trained staff of 12 development specialists who provided individual coaching services to over 400 bank employees and facilitated several dozen seminars for over 1000 employees. Spearheaded on-boarding/performance management program that reduced attrition from 50% to 7% among women and minorities in key businesses (such as Investment Banking), while saving $15 million in annual severance and talent replacement costs. Contributed to the generation of over $80 million in new revenue for the firm as a result of strategic development and business initiatives originated by the talent development initiative.
1987 – 2003

Senior Associate - Career Development Department

J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Served as strategic partner to Human Resources groups to facilitate career mobility and redeployment for over 3000 employees affected by organizational restructuring, job elimination or negotiated departure. This included hundreds of senior executives with compensation between $350K and $10MM. Frequent letters of gratitude sent by employees to the CEO and head of Human Resources enhanced visibility, reputation and utilization of the department. Designed and delivered career development curricula on topics including vocational assessment, career planning and self-marketing strategies. Created and delivered firm-wide workshop series for WIN, the Women's Network, on “Creating Vision and Taking Risks” that was attended and highly praised by 700 employees for its practical instruction on engineering one’s own mobility within the firm.
1986 – 1987

Assistant Director - Career Planning and Placement

New Jersey City University
  • Co-directed successful launch of the largest cooperative education program in the nation. Established relationships with numerous Fortune 500 companies, creating student internship programs and accelerating permanent placement of students in jobs following graduation. Personally coached and advised over 300 business majors. Pioneered pro-active diversity and inclusion strategies by working with numerous first generation college students from Africa, Asia, South Asia and Latin America to ensure their success and eventual employment in major corporations.
1984 – 1986

Executive Recruiter

The Executive Search Group
1980 – 1984

Broadcast News Reporter, Writer, Anchor and Producer

CBS & ABC NEWS

Work

2014 – present

Assistant Director/Graduate Career Development Associate

W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University
  • I am very excited and proud to bring my 25+ years of corporate career management and executive coaching experience to the graduate students and alumni of W.P. Carey, a top ranked MBA school at the largest public university in America.
1985 – present

Executive Development Strategist

Dan Coben Consulting
  • I consult to all levels of Executives, including the CFO, COO, CMO and CTO executives of core businesses. My background as an investigative journalist combined with my extensive education in applied psychology, values-based leadership and 20 years of high impact coaching experience enable me to quickly pinpoint problems, clarify objectives, ascertain strengths and obstacles, and recommend sound strategies and practical solutions that work.
  • Built turnkey in-house career development function for leading global pharmaceutical firm, personally coaching 65 executives while working 2 days/week on 12-month contract.
  • Partnered with HR generalists to create Service Level Agreements and a variety of tracking mechanisms that supported company objectives while protecting employee confidentiality. Recruited, screened, trained and supervised a diverse and cost-effective cadre of 25 external coaches, negotiating vendor rate 40% lower than industry average.
  • Enabled scientists to transition into senior corporate executive roles Coached a high-powered sales executive to develop a collaborative and inclusive leadership style with women. Designed and led team building workshops that realigned and revitalized a marketing department following a disruptive change in personnel.
2003 – 2014

Professional Development

JPMorgan Chase
  • Spearheaded firm-wide talent development initiative that provided learning and development solutions to internal lines of business. Won buy-in of senior line and HR managers by presenting a business case proving the program’s ROI would exponentially exceed its costs. Early success led to revenue generating, profit enhancing, talent retaining engagements firm-wide. Assessed strategic development needs of businesses to design and execute a performance-focused and results-driven platform of talent management processes and programs. Areas of focus include talent development, organizational effectiveness, leadership, diversity management, employee engagement, retention, performance effectiveness, professional development and career advancement. Created and managed metrics to measure the effectiveness and return on investment of development initiatives. Reported planning activities and program outcomes directly to senior business managers. Trained staff of 12 development specialists who provided individual coaching services to over 400 bank employees and facilitated several dozen seminars for over 1000 employees. Spearheaded on-boarding/performance management program that reduced attrition from 50% to 7% among women and minorities in key businesses (such as Investment Banking), while saving $15 million in annual severance and talent replacement costs. Contributed to the generation of over $80 million in new revenue for the firm as a result of strategic development and business initiatives originated by the talent development initiative.
1987 – 2003

Senior Associate - Career Development Department

J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Served as strategic partner to Human Resources groups to facilitate career mobility and redeployment for over 3000 employees affected by organizational restructuring, job elimination or negotiated departure. This included hundreds of senior executives with compensation between $350K and $10MM. Frequent letters of gratitude sent by employees to the CEO and head of Human Resources enhanced visibility, reputation and utilization of the department. Designed and delivered career development curricula on topics including vocational assessment, career planning and self-marketing strategies. Created and delivered firm-wide workshop series for WIN, the Women's Network, on “Creating Vision and Taking Risks” that was attended and highly praised by 700 employees for its practical instruction on engineering one’s own mobility within the firm.
1986 – 1987

Assistant Director - Career Planning and Placement

New Jersey City University
  • Co-directed successful launch of the largest cooperative education program in the nation. Established relationships with numerous Fortune 500 companies, creating student internship programs and accelerating permanent placement of students in jobs following graduation. Personally coached and advised over 300 business majors. Pioneered pro-active diversity and inclusion strategies by working with numerous first generation college students from Africa, Asia, South Asia and Latin America to ensure their success and eventual employment in major corporations.
1984 – 1986

Executive Recruiter

The Executive Search Group
1980 – 1984

Broadcast News Reporter, Writer, Anchor and Producer

CBS & ABC NEWS

Education

High School

1997 – 1999

Teachers College of Columbia University

Leadership & Organizational Development
1991 – 1997

Seton Hall University

Ph.D. (ABD)
– 1988

New York University

MA
– 1981

New York University

BA

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