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Laurence J. Stybel, Ed.D


Doctorate (EdD) from Harvard University in Organizational Behavior.

Masters in Psychology from University of Texas.

Licensed Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


Larry Stybel is a licensed doctoral level psychologist and co-founder of two companies. His expertise is corporate governance, leadership development, and career management.

Stybel Peabody was founded in 1979 with headquarters in Boston and a staff of 200 consultants in 25 U.S. cities and 32 countries. Clients include 21% of the one hundred companies named by FORTUNE MAGAZINE as "Best Employers in the United States." Core services include retained search, leadership development, and career management.

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With partner Maryanne Peabody, Larry is co-author of NAVIGATING THE WATERFALL, a book on leadership and career management in the 21st Century. sells 1.8 million titles. NAVIGATING THE WATERFALL is 13th percentile of Amazon sales.

Board Options, Inc. is Larry's second company.

Two critical missions for the Board of Directors' Nominating & Governance Committee: a well educated board and an appropriately talented Board. Board Options, Inc. is an online expert resource to Nominating & Governance Committees in both areas.

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PSYCHOLOGY TODAY publishes Larry Stybel and Maryanne Peabody's monthly perspectives on leadership and career management. To date there have been 240,000 downloads.

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In August, 2017 the Marquis Who's Who Publications Board named Larry Stybel winner of its Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. This Award recognizes Larry's lasting contributions to the field of leadership. Larry is listed in Marquis' WHO'S WHO IN BUSINESS & FINANCE and Marquis' WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA.

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Maryanne Peabody


MBA, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.

Recipient/Hoblitzelle Foundation's Women in Business Scholarship.

Further Education

Georgetown University, Certificate in Leadership Coaching.

Columbia University, Advanced training in organizational behavior.

Birkman Method Certified.


Maryanne Peabody is co-founder and Vice President of Stybel Peabody. As President of Arbora Global's United States group she spearheaded its move into developing web based career management tools for use on a global basis. An organization development consultant, she has assisted companies in the areas of leadership effectiveness and career management since 1981. One of Maryanne's areas of expertise is assisting individuals rising through the professional ranks to become leaders without their having received specific education in management. Her work includes the fields or law, medicine, accounting, professional services consulting, health care, technology, and education.

Maryanne is on the Board of Directors of a company which owns nursing homes. Prior to founding the firm, Maryanne held leadership positions in start-up health care organizations. Some of her accomplishments include the establishment of clinics in rural Texas, quality care programs in long-term care facilities and the framework for a home health care program for the City of Boston. Her health care management experience includes hospital, ambulatory care, community health, home health and long term care settings.

Maryanne was on the Board of Directors of the New England Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors, and a founder of NACD's "Best Practices" seminar. She has served on the Board of a company that builds and manages assisted living facilities for low income elderly.

As an elected official and Chairman of the Town of Wayland's Board of Health, Maryanne also gained experience in key environmental health issues. She currently serves on the Personnel Board for the Town of Wayland.

Maryanne's MBA is from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where she was the first recipient of the Hoblitzelle Foundation's Women in Business Scholarship. Maryanne has a certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University and advanced training in organization behavior from Columbia University and has received certification as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coach Federation.

Maryanne has been a guest on various national and local TV and radio programs to discuss career issues. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, and The Boston Globe.


Warren Radtke


Graduate of the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

A member of Beta Alpha Psi/National Accounting Honorary.

Further Education

Graduate, Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Trustee (Past President) of Huntington Theatre in Boston.


Warren Radtke is an internationally recognized Executive Coach and Career Management Consultant. He has assisted individuals manage the senior executive assignment cycle for more than twenty-five years. As an entrepreneur he was a founding principal of an international Human Resources Consulting Firm with offices throughout the world. He became EVP and a member of the Executive Management team when the firm became publicly owned overseeing revenue development and operations for the eastern one third of the United States. He has been with Stybel Peabody for 15 years.

Warren's coaching practice focuses on CEOs and those who report to them especially those who interface with the Board of Directors. Working with individual managers he is especially skilled at helping them become more effective in the management of colleagues and subordinates.

Prior to establishing himself as a consultant and coach, Mr. Radtke served as parish clergy for seventeen years after beginning his career in financial services with General Electric.


Michael Allosso


M.F.A. in Directing from Boston Univeristy.

B.A. in Theatre Arts from Brandeis University.

Further Education

Certified Specialist in the Birkman Method.


Michael Allosso has worked for over 18 years with Stybel, Peabody as a presentation and communications coach. He brings his "You on Your Best Day" program to executives, corporations, and organizations. Michael's background as an award winning professional director/choreographer of countless plays, films, videos and live events has given him the tools to augment his talent of instantly pinpointing an individual's communication/leadership skills and shortcomings and to help implement concrete methods of improvement.

Michael has been the Artistic Director and Manager of numerous theaters in the Boston area and has created and managed his own improvisational comedy troupe. He has taught in numerous colleges and schools and has been chief administrator of the Boston University Theatre Institute and National Dance Institute/N.E. under Jacques D'Amboise.


Francis (Jay) Haines, Jr.


Jay Haines brings 23 years of financial management experience. He has held such positions as President, First Deposit National Bank of Tilton, New Hampshire; Senior Vice President, BayBank; Senior Vice President and Commercial Banking Manager, BankEast, Manchester, New Hampshire; International Vice President and Strategic Planning Officer, Girard Bank, Philadelphia, PA; member of the Board for the New Hampshire Banking Institute.

Jay received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania and Masters degree from the Wharton Graduate Management Program.

He was the subject of an "American Banker" article on how senior financial executives can develop career transitions to other fields.


Ken White


Ken began his career as an engineer and then moved into management. He was CEO of two companies and then acquired a career management firm. He successfully sold the firm to a global player in the industry. Ken divides his time between Stybel Peabody and MIT, where he provides career counsel to Sloan School of Management Alumni. He received his B.S. from Yale and his M.S. in Management from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.


Chef German Lam


German Lam's credentials include chef at the Boston and Cleveland Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Harvard Club of Boston and Chatham Bars Inn. Additionally, he was executive chef at Mirabelle Restaurant located on Boston's Newbury Street.

German's awards include:

  • Ritz-Carlton Hotel Employee of the year
  • Boston Food Show Gold Medal
  • Epicurean Club of Boston Junior Culinary Team Coach Bronze Medal

Chief Lam works with Stybel Peabody/Board Options to prepare delicious team building experiences whose lessons can be enjoyed for years after the event.

Chef Lam will have your team/board prepare a meal under his direction. In preparing this meal, we will cook up some dilemma that parallels a complex issue faced by the team in the "real world". The team will have to stick with "tried and true" or leverage its resources to "think outside the box" to complete the task.

As the finished product is consumed by the team, Stybel Peabody/Board Options consultants will lead a discussion about what participants learned from their kitchen experiences that could be applied at work.

Kevin Shields

Kevin Shields


Kevin Shields brings over thirty years of experience in executive search, organization development, and leadership development. He began his career doing construction work and wound up as a member of the Board of Directors of the George B. H. Macomber Construction Company. At the time, Macomber was one of New England’s largest construction firms.

Corporate clients include State Street, Citigroup, General Dynamics, and Bright Horizons.

NGOs and non-profits include the Board of Directors of the Hope for African Children’s Initiative, a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded organization. Other clients include the International Fund for Animal Welfare, where he served as interim COO and Vice President of Philanthropy, Heifer International, and Save the Children.

Kevin received his BA from the University of New Hampshire and his Masters degree from Northeastern University.

Sarah Blute Kaschak

Sarah Blute Kaschak


Leadership Coaching Certificate, Georgetown University.

M.A., Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology.

BA in Psychology, Georgetown University.


Sarah Blute Kaschak’s focus is leadership development and effective communication. Previous positions include leadership roles in operations and project management.

Her work is grounded in the principles of positive psychology, cognitive behavioral psychology, and organization development.

She enjoys hiking, kayaking, scuba diving, sailing, and has even tried skydiving.