Mary Gail Biebel, President and Founder
Mary Gail has extensive experience in strategic planning, organizational development, high performance system design and executive education. She has worked with a wide range of organizations across sectors, many of whom have partnered with her in long-term work relationships.
Prior to founding Carwile Biebel Consulting, Mary Gail was a manager at Alcoa, where she was responsible for executive and management development as well as technical training ranging from apprentice training to post-doctoral education. Her hands-on experience as a manager continues to influence her work with managers and leaders today.
Mary Gail is particularly interested in helping organizations:
- Strengthen their leadership capacity through assessment, feedback, coaching and counseling of mangers and leaders.
- Design systems to build enterprise-wide leadership and management capacity.
- Design their future using a disciplined, collaborative, and creative planning process.
- Plan for and implement transformational changes in their work cultures designed to improve competitiveness, productivity, and customer satisfaction.
- Build organizational capacity to manage conflict in ways that enhance performance.
Mary Gail has worked in almost every sector including health care, manufacturing, technology, government, military, and not-for-profit. Most recently, she has worked with General Dynamics, Habitat for Humanity, Related Companies, Draper Laboratory, PS21, the Healthcare Consortium, and the U.S. Navy Strategic Systems Programs.
Mary Gail has been the recipient of the American Society for Engineering Education Distinguished Service Award and the American Society for Training and Development National Technical Trainer of the Year Award. She recently received the Healthcare Trustees of New York State Trustee Leadership and Advocacy Award for providing “principled and creative leadership” as board chair of Columbia Memorial Health.
Mary Gail is deeply involved in her community, and considers it a privilege to provide pro bono services to many local organizations, focusing on board governance. She currently serves on the boards of Albany Medical Center, Columbia Memorial Health, the Chatham Rescue Squad, and the Shaker Museum/Mount Lebanon.
She received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.
Richard Friend, Associate
Richard Friend’s passion is to create a world that works by developing leadership capacity and giving voice to the power of inclusion. For more than 35 years, through teaching, research and consulting, Richard has committed his life to building organizations where people transform the status quo and enable lasting results. In today’s increasingly global world, driving results requires leaders who create inclusive organizations that fully engage diverse groups of people who give their best.
Richard is particularly interested in helping organizations:
- Build a pipeline of effective leaders who can guide the enterprise into the future.
- Harness the talent of a diverse and engaged workforce.
- Design and execute change efforts to promote excellence, innovation, and strategic advantage.
His love for academic rigor and practical application emerge from having served on the faculty and staff of both the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College Executive Education Programs. He has worked in almost every sector including higher education, health care, utilities, manufacturing, technology, communications, professional services, government, military, and not-for-profit.
Richard has worked in almost every sector including higher education, health care, utilities, manufacturing, technology, communications, professional services, government, military, and not-for-profit. Most recently, he has worked with BP, East Bank Club, M&T Bank, Council for State Governments, Duke University Health System, The Habitat Company, and the U.S. Navy Strategic Systems Programs.
Richard received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mark J. Spear, Associate
Mark Spear’s practice has focused on building the business decision-making and knowledge capabilities of the workforce by consulting both within and from outside client organizations. He served as Director of Management and Organizational Development for Miller Brewing and as Manager of Training and Development for Alcoa, where he led significant succession planning, business values development, business literacy, strategic planning, executive development, technical and distance/e-learning, and organizational change initiative.
Mark is particularly interested in helping organizations:
- Create great places for people to work.
- Develop realistic and achievable strategic plans.
- Engage employees in the heart of the business.
- Involve everyone in making the changes necessary to sustain success.
Mark has over 30 years of experience as a performance and organizational development specialist and executive level coach and consultant. He has worked in almost every sector including manufacturing, consumer products, technology, government, and not-for-profit. Most recently, he has worked with Mine Safety Appliance (MSA), Brookhaven National Laboratory, Westinghouse, PPG, and the Highmark Caring Place.
Mark has extensive experience as a keynote speaker and has delivered numerous presentations about strategies to enhance organizational performance and build business literacy. He chaired the National Technical Skills and Training Conference for the American Society for Training and Development.
Mark holds advanced degrees in Human Behavior and Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.