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Our Team

Transforming the Impossible into Possible...and Beyond

Mariam Haddad
Chief Executive Officer
Communication, Change & People Transformation

An entrepreneurial executive, Mariam Haddad is sought after by leaders of organizations and their management teams to unleash the fullest potential of organizations, people, and products. She and her team empower and equip people to rise, evolve, and grow during times of great change, ambiguity, complexity, and crisis. 


With over 17 years of experience leading, advising, mentoring, and coaching global executives and rising leaders, managers, technical SMEs, and entrepreneurs, she equips and empowers leaders to listen, receive, think, communicate, collaborate, and lead differently.

Having designed and authored one of the most comprehensive communication triage and global leadership spring-boarding programs on the market, she works to transform company leaders, practitioners, and teams into purpose ambassadors that Engage, Excite, Ignite, and Amplify results. 

Mariam is a deployable resource able to meet people where they are, support them within the context of their current reality, and execute on realizing a rapid, integration of immediate and sustainable behavioral change and benefits that achieve strategic vision and produce higher ROI.

A known public speaker, she has performed leading operatic roles and in solo and chamber music recitals as both a classical pianist and singer, nationally and internationally, on stage, television, and radio throughout her career.

Shafique Pappa
Advisor, Faculty & Chief Product Officer Online Education 

Shafique is a serial entrepreneur and a subject matter expert in data-driven lean startup methodologies, and artificial intelligence.


In his role as Chief Product Officer for Online Education, Shafique’s contributions have helped us to effectively translate live classroom learning into a robust, blended learning experience that our students can carry in their pocket with 24-7 access.


Shafique's relevant background includes lean data-driven innovation methodology; artificial intelligence to improve product adoption, scale instructional resources, and improve student performance.  


Shafique works directly with our clients to understand their challenges while using the Performance English Platform for The Amazing Speaker Series: Say It with Power! online. The direct feedback helps Shafique and his team design a better user experience that can be easily adopted by our clients. 

Shafique's other passions include helping entrepreneurs succeed.

Natalia Noland
Beyond English Leadership & The Unstoppable English Speaker Program Advisor, Faculty

Dr. Noland has been a faculty member of The Performance Communication Company for 8 years. She has taught English in institutions of higher education to both military and civilian students alike for over 35 years. Additionally, Natalia has performed governmental, technical, and literary translations and has served as an interpreter in technical, business, and governmental arenas.

Her deep understanding of the importance of clear and concise communication as well as her expertise in English composition, grammar, and cross-cultural communications have greatly contributed to the success of our global students.


Dr. Natalia Noland is our Language Specialist for The Unstoppable English Speaker Program with The Performance Communication Company. Dr. Noland is a PhD in Linguistics as well as the Chair for the Translation & Interpretation Program at Houston Community College.

Peter Pasman
Advisor & Faculty

Communication champion, global research manager of groups on 3 continents, member of the business team for $300MM business, innovation champion for $1BB company, and key interface for the extremely demanding core of $25MM customers. PhD in Chemistry retired after 30 years at Shell Oil/Kraton Polymers.

Our clients deeply value his experience, deep interest, and understanding of cross-cultural and cross-corporate communication and his passion for talent development which translates into inspired results.

Peter is a key contributor to all curriculum, infusing it with key leadership concepts and communication expertise utilized throughout his career in empowering deep change in the people he has managed, mentored and served.

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Karine Parker
Director: The Human Experience

As a successful top-level executive in corporate banking in Paris in performance management, financial and strategic planning, Karine observed the importance of embracing the human experience to create satisfying and meaningful work environments needed within the corporate space.  

Since 2007, she has focused on being a change maker and improving the human experience in corporate, civic, school, youth, and family environments. She has led the creation and delivery of integrated tools and solutions based on international socio-emotional education, community arts projects, and therapeutics. The result is healthier, happier, and more fulfilled human beings who live into their strengths, talents, and personal purpose in life.  

​Her award-winning Be the Peace - Be the Hope program focuses on improving mental wellness, coping skills, and enhancing strengths by increasing social and emotional intelligence. A recipient of the Menninger Innovation Grant for Mental Health, her programs are documented to reduce depression and anxiety by up to 60%. 

Be the Peace – Be the Hope was featured in 2017 on the C.B.S. Chicken Soup for the Soul's Hidden Heroes nationally syndicated program and received in 2020 the prestigious Jean Davis Myers Volunteer service award from H.I.S.D., the biggest school district in Texas. 

Her work has been published academically in Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning / Emerald Publishing. A 2019 recipient of the Rotary International Award for Excellence in Service to Humanity, Executive Director of the Texan-French Alliance for the Arts since 2011, Karine has served the community as the President-Elect for the Houston International Rotary Club and representative of the District 5890 Peace Committee and USA-France Inter-Country Committee. 

Jennifer Welch
Director Brand & Marketing Strategist

Throughout my career, I’ve worked to demonstrate that when business strategy and brand strategy are aligned and mutually inform each other, organizations capture maximum space in the hearts and minds of their stakeholders.


I’ve built brands in financial services, technical services, manufacturing, lubricants, chemicals, insurance, oil & gas, real estate, racing, fashion and more. I believe that two factors make or break an organization: a Purpose and a Brand consistently aligned with that Purpose.


Customers want to do more than just buy; they want to buy into something. Products can be replaced, but a well-defined Purpose has the power to draw a mental picture that clients can identify and build a relationship with. As well, employees crave relevance and when they can relate to their brand with passion, the product becomes less relevant leaving the company space to innovate and evolve as everyone is all in.


Thirty years in sales, marketing, communications, and brands, (twenty with Shell and their Global Head of Brand Strategy and Stewardship) I have vectored my career from saleswoman to trainer, marketer to brand speaker to guest lecturer, practitioner to strategist. 


My role is to facilitate growth. With almost thirty years of practice, patience and confidence, twenty with one of the largest and most valuable brands in the world, I have built and collected an extremely broad spectrum of skills and instincts focusing on business growth. I am your subject matter expert in brand strategy.

Alejandra Velasquez
Executive Assistant & Program Coordination Point of Contact

Alejandra is pursuing her degree in Psychology. She joined our team in 2022 and provides friendly, caring support to all of our clients. She is responsible for coordinating coaching sessions and ensuring both the client and coach are moving forward on their deliverables in a timely manner.


Alejandra works directly with the client to create the optimal schedule that helps our clients complete their programs successfully and with less stress.

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