“No matter what accomplishments you achieve, somebody helps you.“

These are the words of Althea Gibson (1927-2003) — who has often been referred to as the Jackie Robinson of tennis, and who was a pioneer in both amateur tennis and professional golf.

I agree with Althea, nothing I have achieved was done on my own. It was accomplished with the help of others.

In addition to my Professional Affiliations listed here, the resources that follow have been instrumental to my personal, professional, and business success.

Giving back

Most people want to do some good that is purely charitable. We strive to help worthy charities by giving of our time, our money and our resources.

If you’re looking to be charitable, we think these charities deserve your support.

The ALS Association Greater NY Chapter – For those of you who know me and my family, you know we lost our father in Oct 2006 after a long “battle” with ALS. ALS is a devastating terminal illness. No family should have to watch their loved one die “an inch at a time,” as my father described it. We’ve been supporting their annual walks since their LI inception. Help us find a cure to ALS.

Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition – An amazing local organization founded, staffed, and supported by breast cancer survivors and their friends and loved ones. Another small agency in need of our support and generosity .

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island – I’ve been a volunteer “Big” since 2003. BBBSLI is in desperate need of men to volunteer and be paired up with a boy or young man who needs a positive male role model in their life. Talk about an impact. Give of your time and help build a man.

Hobblejog Foundation – Founded by my amazing and tireless “Big Sis”, Susan Hahn, who survived a life threatening injury (getting hit by a car going 50 mph while walking her triathlon bike across the street). It’s a message of hope and perseverance AND helps kids!

Kilimanjaro Education Foundation – founded by Todd Grossman, a man I completely admire and respect. Through this foundation, Todd and the KEF folks are making real and significant change in a local village. In fact, 98 cents of every dollar goes to the local village.

Partnership for Student Advancement – PSA was founded by Anne Bonfiglio to help high school students get started on the right career path. A little money goes a long way and the more money she receives, the more students she can help. Response-Able Consulting has offered pro-bono coaching/training services and donated to her program. Please give generously.


Professional Affiliations

I currently belong to or support these organizations because of the help, guidance, community, example, and inspiration they and their members provide.

International Coach Federation (ICF)

ICF-Long Island

Midtown Networking Group

TAB – The Alternative Board (Suffolk County, NY)

Association for Talent Development

Society for Human Resources Management

Leadership Resources

  • "Emotional Intelligence," Daniel Goleman
  • "Lincoln on Leadership," Donald T. Phillips
  • "First, Break All The Rules," Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
  • "The First 90 Days," Michael Watkins
  • "Developing the Leaders Around Us," John C. Maxwell
  • “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership,” John C. Maxwell
  • "The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader’s Day,” John C. Maxwell
  • "The Path: Creating Your Mission Statement for Work and for Life," Laurie Beth Jones
  • "What Got You Here Won’t Get You There," Marshall Goldsmith with Mark Reiter

Business Resources

  • "The E-Myth Revisited," Michael Gerber
  • "Guerilla Marketing," Jay Conrad Levinson
  • "How to Master the Art of Selling," Tom Hopkins
  • "Purple Cow," Seth Godin
  • "Good to Great," Jim Colllins
  • "Blue Ocean Strategy," W. Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne
  • "How They Started," David Lester
  • "Steal These Ideas," Steve Cone
  • "The Creative Business Guide to Running a Graphic Design Business," Cameron S. Foote
  • "Play to Win," Larry & Hersch Wilson
  • “Get Clients Now,” CJ Hayden
  • "Sell Your Business Your Way," Rick Rickertsen with Robert Gunther
  • "The Starbucks Experience," Joseph Michelli

Career Resources

  • "Getting from College to Career," Lindsey Pollak
  • The Career Development Team (visit http://www.cdteam.com/index.html)
  • "Do What You Are," Tieger & Barron-Tieger
  • "What Colour is My Parachute," Richard Nelson Bolles
  • "Who Moved My Cheese?" Dr. Spencer Johnson
  • "Never Eat Alone," Keith Ferrazzi
  • "Up is not the Only Way," Beverly Kaye
  • "Now Discover Your Strengths," Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton
  • “The Inner Game of Work,” Timothy Gallwey

Spiritual Resources

Financial Resources

  • "Rich Dad, Poor Dad," Robert Kiyosaki
  • "The Millionaire Next Door," Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D. & William D. Danko, Ph.D.
  • "The Millionaire Mind," Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D.
  • "Think & Grow Rich," Napoleon Hill
  • "The Little Book that Beats the Market," Joel Greenblatt

Creativity Resources

  • "The War of Art," Steven Pressfield
  • "The Path of Least Resistance," Robert Fritz
  • "The Artist’s Way," Julia Cameron

Success Resources

Time Management Resources

  • "No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs," Dan Kennedy
  • "Getting Things Done," David Allen
  • "To Do … Doing … Done!" Snead & Wycoff
  • "The 10 Natural Laws of Successful Time and Life Management," Hyrum W. Smith