"We are providing Latino professionals the opportunity to gain self-awareness and cultural intelligence to support their career journey while being true to their values and identity."
- Maryanne Piña Frodsham
LCA™ Senior Coach
Claudia has a background in both Human Resources and Market Insights and over 20 years of organizational experience in multinational companies such as PepsiCo, Holderbank, and Gallup. She is fully bilingual in both English and Spanish and able to coach present or lead seminars in whichever language her client chooses. She also has vast experience in multi-cultural and diverse environments.
Claudia provides clients with a broad vision, that combines her corporate and practical customer and market-based approach with a profound humanistic-psychology sense. The combination of these approaches drives results for her clients to access self-awareness and positive self-image in a unique and individualized way. She has been in the International educational area for the past 8 years and currently is part of the faculty for Psychology and Nursing at SUAGM, a private dual-language institution in the Dallas area.
Claudia’s expertise includes:
Career Path Planning
Claudia has a BA in Psychology, a Master’s in Humanistic Psychology, a certification in Market Research by the American Marketing Association, a Graduate Certification in Executive Coaching, and a credential as PCC from the ICF. Her additional certifications include MBTI, Conversational Intelligence, as well as various leadership, career, and personality assessments. Claudia is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and of the Hispanic Women Network of Texas.
LCA™ Senior Coach
Frances (Frenchie) is currently leading CMP’s Southern Louisiana presence, in the past working as a member of CMP’s talent management team and as a senior consultant. As a human resources executive, she has more than 20 years of experience with small, medium, and large-sized companies and consulting firms, including Ameritech (now AT&T), Entergy, Navigant Consulting, eLoyalty, PepsiCo, Glazer’s, JPMorgan Chase, Invensys, the American Heart Association, as well as consulting on her own.
With an extensive background in the organizational and talent development functions of HR, Frenchie focuses on corporate transformation, HR strategy development, change, and communications, organizational development, leadership development, coaching, learning & development, and employee engagement. She has won numerous awards for leadership development and learning & development programs. In addition, she has coached individuals at all levels of organizations and in varied industries to guide them through exploring and successfully managing career changes and transitions.
She is bilingual in Spanish and earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of Notre Dame of Maryland. She has participated in Columbia University’s executive development program, Principles and Practices of Organizational Development, as well as Entergy’s Wharton School of Business Executive Development Program and PepsiCo’s Latino Leadership and Women of Color Development Programs. She was adjunct faculty for Ameritech’s Breakthrough Leadership Institute. She is certified in Korn/Ferry’s Leadership Architect, Voices and Interview Architect, Hogan’s Interaction Styles, and as a DDI and Achieve Global/Herman Miller Facilitator.
Frenchie recently moved to the greater New Orleans area from Dallas. She has been a long-time member of an all-women’s Mardi Gras organization, supports numerous Down Syndrome associations, and is becoming involved in community initiatives and activities.
LCA™ Senior Coach
For over a decade, Joe led JBKF Group, consulting with companies across industries on issues of talent and careers. In 2014, Joe merged JBKF Group with Career Management Partners (CMP), a talent and transition firm focused on recruiting, development, career transition, and outplacement solutions. CMP has the national and global delivery capability and is recognized as a DFW 100 fast-growth company.
Prior to moving into the consulting world, Joe served as the Vice President of Talent and Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Tenet Healthcare, the largest publicly owned hospital chain in the United States. Before Tenet, Joe was the Global Director of Leadership Development at Whirlpool Corporation, helping the company achieve a national ranking as the 11th best company for leaders according to the annual Hewitt study. Joe also worked with Compaq Computer Corporation from 1996 to 2002, assuming a series of progressively larger roles, ultimately leading the staffing and organizational effectiveness functions.
Joe earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and his master’s degree in organizational behavior from Brigham Young University. He has published a number of articles, co-authored two seminal books on careers––Make It Work and Don’t Dread Monday: Your Guide to Career Success, and is a speaker and recognized expert on careers, employee engagement, leadership development, organization development, and talent systems.
Joe has consulted with a number of private and public company Boards and served on key community Boards. Currently, he is Chairman of the Board for the American Diabetes Association of Dallas Fort Worth, and the Tour de Cure.
LCA™ Senior Coach
Lupe Prado is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified executive and career coach.
Lupe’s years in public accounting, financial reporting, and professional services have shaped her as a leader and coach. She began her career at PwC in the assurance group, focused on audits across multiple industries including manufacturing, healthcare, and logistics. In this role, Lupe led audit planning and execution of both public and private clients. From there, she joined Denbury Resources, a publicly traded oil and gas company, as an SEC reporting analyst, where she worked in the SEC reporting group, preparing financial reports (10-Ks, 10-Qs) and performing technical accounting research.
In 2018, her passion for leadership development led her to make a career pivot to executive coaching. She completed her graduate work in leadership and organizational development with a concentration in executive coaching.
As an executive coach, Lupe has partnered with leaders in high-performing companies to help them grow, address challenges, and drive toward positive outcomes for them and their teams.
Lupe is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She completed the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) training in 2017 and the UT Dallas Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching in January 2020. Lupe completed her Master of Science degree in Leadership and Organizational Development at UT Dallas in December 2020.
Lupe is also the host of the Paid Vocation podcast. She lives in Frisco, Texas with her husband and two kids.
Sandra Lopez Garza
LCA™ Senior Coach
Sandra Lopez Garza combines her 18+ year’s leadership experience with her solid bottom line career coaching approach. Her own career has given her a series of administrative and coaching experiences, leadership training, and mentoring, and conflict resolution training.
With Sandra’s background in education and leadership development, she has developed new leaders and worked with many individuals as an internal career consultant. Sandra’s passion and mission provide a guiding light to job seekers and career changers as they navigate the waters of an ever-changing world of work. She works collaboratively, in partnership with her clients to identify the real issue(s), match values with career choices, gain more self-awareness, explore options, overcome obstacles, and set goals with accountability.
Sandra has been a member of the United Way Leadership Society, Texas Principals and Supervisors Association, MANA Fort Worth, and The Hispanic Women’s Network. She currently serves on various boards, holding leadership roles within the community. She has volunteered in mentoring middle/high school students while assisting in raising over 1/4 million dollars in college scholarships.
Areas of career consulting specialties include Career Transition; Career Change; Career Decisions; Retirement, Life and Career Options; Leadership Development; Program Management; Performance Coaching; and Training and Development.
Sandra earned her M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her post-graduate studies have been at the University of North Texas and attended the Harvard School Urban School Leaders Program.
LCA™ Senior Coach
Irene is an Ontological Coach with a passion for empowering individuals to take control of their finances and find fulfillment in their lives. With an MBA from the University of Connecticut and extensive experience in finance, including serving as a Senior Auditor for Ernst and Young (EY) in both Caracas, Venezuela, and Stamford Connecticut, working in the financial department for Philip Morris International, and holding a role in the Budget department for Middle East and Africa at Kraft Foods International (Mondelez International) while based in the UK, Irene has developed a deep understanding of financial strategy and cross-cultural openness.
After taking a break from her career to raise her children, who were born in the USA, UK, and Venezuela, Irene discovered her true calling as a Coach. She completed certification as an Ontological Coach with Newfield Network and earned a degree in Humanistic Psychology and well-being from IBERO University in Mexico City. With her extensive cross-cultural experience gained from living in Caracas Venezuela, Stamford Connecticut, London UK, Monterrey Mexico, Lima Peru, and Mexico DF, and now in Dallas, Texas, Irene is highly adaptable and able to understand and work with clients from a wide range of backgrounds.
Irene’s coaching approach emphasizes helping clients set and achieve their goals, while also recognizing and addressing the emotions and obstacles that may be holding them back. She is dedicated to helping her clients achieve their full potential and find meaning and satisfaction in all areas of their lives. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Irene is able to effectively communicate and connect with clients in either language.
In her free time, Irene enjoys playing tennis, listening to music, and exploring the diverse cultural offerings of her community. Her caring and intuitive style can help open new opportunities and possibilities for her clients.
LCA™ Senior Coach
Anna Garcia has recently completed her career in the telecommunications and technology industry as a senior sales executive of over 28 years. Anna also served on the national board of HACEMOS a 501c3 non-profit employee resource group as national president, receiving over 10 recognitions during her two-year term.
She began her career at Southwestern Bell in Houston, TX working in the bilingual call center. After navigating various roles in different segments, she recently retired as a senior sales executive at AT&T working with national and international portfolios, and launched ALG Consulting, LLC. In addition to her professional role, Anna has found a passion in advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion to help advance the next generation of leaders.
As National President of HACEMOS she launched and implemented programs targeting the empowerment and growth of Latinos in the workforce. During her leadership, HACEMOS has received numerous recognitions including, Top 15 ERGs 2020 & 2021, LatinaStyle; Employee Resource Group of the Year 2021, USHCC; and the ERG’s initiative Latino Talkswon Best Overall 2021 at the Employee Group Annual Conference.
Anna also mentors and consults with a variety of individuals and organizations seeking professional growth. She holds a degree in Business Studies from Dallas Baptist University and a Master of Business Administration-Global Business from the University of Phoenix.
Anna resides in Houston with her husband Edgar and children Anaidah, Edgar, and Jaime.