Program Sponsors (Including C-Level Executives and Functional Leaders in Global 100 and 500 Companies.
If you have any doubt that leadership and culture are primary business accelerators, a few weeks with CorpTalk on your team will change your mind. Their methodologies have repeatedly enabled me to accelerate the development of my team and business. Company.
— CEO, Business Unit of Global 100
CorpTalk helped us define best practices for a struggling team that is now one of the strongest. This is not coaching out of a can.
— Vice President, Global Customer Service, Business Unit of Global 100 Company
By focusing on the big picture and the words and conversations that drive it, CorpTalk can help an organization shift an entire belief system, a culture, an operating environment - they work to bring out everyone’s full potential.
— Director of Communication, US-based Regional Company
(Public Utility)
CorpTalk helped me develop a strategy to build the global sensory and consumer- research organization into a "small world" community. By the end of this process, a 45-member team spanning 11 countries became a highly integrated community who challenged each other's thinking while supporting each other's projects. The strategies we developed led to innovative programs and professional development, creating competitive advantage and resulting in the need to increase the size of the team by half.
— Director of Sensory Science, Global 2000 Company
(Flavor and Fragrance)
CorpTalk’s program didn’t impact just program participants, but also those who interacted with them. People learned vital skills to be collaborative, communicate, hold difficult conversations, take action, start small, empower yourself, share your ideas, build trust, and be a leader regardless of your title. These individuals grew in their roles and the entire organization benefited from their growth. You could see it and hear it from the compliments that came to the team. The energy of the entire team changed for the positive.
— Chief Technology Officer, Business Unit of Global 500 Company
(Financial Services)

Tell Us What You Think

“CorpTalk’s work is broader, deeper, richer and more integrated than any coaching company with which I’ve had experience. The model of development through conversation is superior to any other I’ve seen. CorpTalk invests the time required upfront and afterwards in follow-up to make the most impact possible. We have had situations where two people struggled to work together and after working with CorpTalk, they worked through the problems and modeled the behaviors and processes for others on their team to follow. Those involved were left with specific skills to use in the future. Personally, I’ve learned a lot about systems thinking and conversation. We’ve gotten more than our money’s worth!”
— Human Resources Director, Business Unit of Global 100 Company
CorpTalk provides world class talent at an affordable price. They helped us through growing pains and touched every aspect of the organization. Our teams have become much more aware of how they work together and their impact has improved tremendously. Our whole organization feels more connected now and more aware of how we handle change. Even visitors notice the high- energy, high morale, and collaborative environment. Some coaching companies provide a more superficial relationship and fit you into a formula but with CorpTalk there’s a much more in-depth understanding of the organization and they translate their principles into what works for our organization.
— President of Business Unit in Global 500 Company
(Process Gas and Engineering Services)

Feedback from MyCoach®, TransitionCoach® and ChangeAmbassador® Program Participants

My engagement with CorpTalk was a highly valuable, irreplaceable experience which supported my growth at a critical juncture and growth stage in my career.
“CorpTalk’s program taught me to always give others a chance and not come to conclusions especially since we are a global company and there are indeed cultural and language differences.”
“I am more likely to engage in conversations that I may have tried to avoid in the past. I also try to push myself to take my normal response or activity to the next level. I ask myself - how can I make this a little better?”
My engagement with CorpTalk was a highly valuable, irreplaceable experience which supported my growth at a critical juncture and growth stage in my career.
“CorpTalk was committed to me and truly cared about my success. They earned my total and complete trust.”
“I don't jump to conclusions anymore. I try to get to the real question or thought behind someone’s remark or question.”
“CorpTalk’s program has brought us closer together as a global team. I think the cultural differences were a big barrier for us. We always assumed others just do not respond to emails and felt that our e-mails were being ignored. I now think others understand that we all have a great deal of work and everyone is doing their best.”
“Working with CorpTalk did not just impact people IN the program, but also those around the program - those who interacted with those who were in the program.”
“You could see it and you could hear it from the compliments that came to the team. The entire energy of the team changed for the positive.”
“You could see it and you could hear it from the compliments that came to the team. The entire energy of the team changed for the positive.”

Debra Hirsch (PCC)

Senior Associate, Master Coach

Debbie Hirsch is an executive coach and communication expert who specializes in collaboration, communication, leadership, and change. With more than 20 years of coaching experience, Debbie has worked with a range of companies, from small business to global 100 companies, across industries, including pharmaceutical, financial services, and biomedical/healthcare.  Debbie partners with clients to develop business leaders, while building high-performance teams and ensuring collaborative and global mindsets and behaviors. She delivers high-impact coaching solutions to support clients throughout every stage of their careers, from on-boarding to promotions to career transitions. She has extensive experience in utilizing online coaching solutions and delivering high-energy, interactive webinars.


As a coach, Debbie is known for her ability to deliver fresh perspectives in a straightforward style with ease and humor. This translates into an interesting, fun, and trusting experience for clients, resulting in reduced stress, greater work satisfaction, optimal performance and more optimistic career outlook.


With a particular passion for managing difficult relationships and having game-changing conversations, Debbie provides a big picture perspective, while emphasizing emotional intelligence and collaboration. Her knowledge of what works in multi-player, high conflict situations translates to more meaningful coaching outcomes and sustainable skill development for her clients.


Previously, as an officer and senior account manager in large New York advertising agencies, Debbie managed teams that served as key liaisons between all departments in the agency as well as between the agency and client. In addition to developing the advertising strategy, she managed all projects for her businesses, including large-scale television productions for packaged goods companies such as Procter and Gamble and General Mills. Her rich understanding of the corporate world allows her to map easy-to-implement success strategies that align her clients’ lived experiences with their aspirations.


Debbie is an ICF-certified Professional Coach (PCC) and a CorpTalk-certified Master Coach. She received her BSE from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, is certified in MBTI and EQ-i, and has completed programs on Negotiation and Leadership as well as Difficult Conversations at the Harvard Project on Negotiation. 

Maria Seddio

Principal, Founder

Maria Seddio is an executive coach, educator, organizational development consultant, and strategic advisor. A recognized thought leader and expert in systems thinking, she specializes in communication, corporate community building, collaborative design, and culture change. Through her work, she supports forward thinking business leaders and high-performance teams to achieve competitive success, transformational change, and a more inclusive, and egalitarian workplace.


Building on her clinical training as a family therapist, Maria founded CorpTalk to introduce the art, science, and practice of conversation and narrative change methodologies into organizational settings. Her holistic approach combines behavioral health, interpersonal neuroscience, and the power of story to support individuals and teams to re-imagine what is possible and realize their full potential. She is the author and curator of CorpTalk’s comprehensive content library, comprising thirty-five coaching modules and developed CorpTalk’s signature programs, The Art, Science and Practice of Conversation and Change is a Conversation.


With over twenty-five years of experience working in Global 100 and fast track companies, Maria has co-led and collaboratively designed and delivered highly successful enterprise-wide M&A and culture change initiatives involving tens of thousands of employees. She has contributed original and customized content and train-the-trainer support to build organizational learning systems and working knowledge assets featuring conversation as a core business process.


Known as a coach’s coach and expert facilitator, Maria offers master classes in her subject expertise, working closely with C-level executives and skilled practitioners to integrate the paradigm into business settings and established professional practices. She is regularly consulted on high conflict, high complexity projects requiring advanced skills and sensitivity. She is a motivating speaker and is often invited to host large-scale events, engage in think tanks, and present on leadership in forums such as The American Psychological Association, Applied Brilliance, and TedX Youth.


Trained in interpersonal psychology and systems theory, Maria received her master’s degree with distinction in counseling with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hofstra University and is a past president of the New Jersey Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Maria was awarded Coaching Diplomate status by the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy (IABMCP).

Pia Tempestini

Communications & Culture Specialist

Pia is our culture and communications specialist who works closely with client companies to articulate their values and live into them, aligning ethos to action. Pia’s deep understanding of cultural dynamics is rooted in anthropological study, and her experience in community building is imbued in her work, ensuring a deep regard for diversity, inclusivity, and self-representation. Pia has BA in Cultural Anthropology, Social Entrepreneurship, and International Affairs from Northeastern University; a Masters in Gastronomy & Food Systems from the University of Gastronomic Sciences, Pollenzo, Italy.