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Trusts & Estates Department Chair, Law Firm

Michael L. Fay, former Chair, Trust & Estates Dept., Hale and Dorr: “I am particularly impressed with Tana’s ability to earn the trust and confidence of the persons with whom she works and, as a result, to elicit from them on a confidential basis sensitive and candid commentary.” Click here to read the rest of […]

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Harvard Professor & Faculty Chair

  Prof. Mark H. Moore,  Faculty Chair, Hauser Center for Non-Profits, Harvard University and formerly Chair of the executive leadership programs at the Kennedy School of Government for 15 years: “A talk with Tana produces the delightful experience of a series of surprising insights and revelations about how things work in general, and what that […]

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Technology Department Chair, Law Firm

Michael Lytton, then Chair, Technology Group, Palmer & Dodge: “I feel very enlightened and enriched as a result of our interactions.”

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VP, Biotech

Marc B. Garnick, then VP of Clinical Development, Genetics Inst: “Your interviewing skills and ability to get people to focus on the real issues are unsurpassed. Moreover, you were able to translate your findings and observations in a….manner that lent itself to easy implementation of your recommendations.” Click here to read the rest of this […]

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Managing Partner, Law Firm

  John D. Hamilton, then Managing Partner, Hale and Dorr: “Through her deft handling of confidential interviews, skilled analysis of her findings, and the collation and articulate presentation of her analysis with specific recommendations, I have derived invaluable insights about my management approach. It is obvious to me that Tana brings a rich and varied […]

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President & CEO, Biotech

Gabe Schmergel, retired President and CEO of Genetics Institute: “Based on my experience, only a mere handful of other people can duplicate the uniquely effective and personalized approach you have developed. Our experience with you (during the period when I worked with 15 executives) continued to be extremely positive.” Click here to read the rest […]

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President, Biotech

Vicki Sato, PhD, retired President, Vertex Pharmaceuticals: “I found her approach to be an extremely effective one, yielding results where two other approaches failed. I think this was a direct consequence of the highly focused and personalized method Ms. Pesso brings to her cases. Her observations concerning management skills and interpersonal behavior are astute, and […]

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Regional Director, Non-Profit

  James Alston, then Regional Director, United Negro College Fund: “Through your counsel and support, several organizational changes were instituted that resulted in, not only an improved income status for the fund, but a measurable increase in discipline and accountability among those persons reporting directly to me.” Click here to read the rest of this […]

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President, HMO

Thomas Peebles, MD, then President, Harvard Healthcare: “As a result of my personal experience (with Tana) I decided to evaluate our entire top management team of six individuals. They were given an objective analysis of their own management behavior as well as the individual responsibility and opportunity to alter this behavior to become more effective. […]

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Chairman & CEO, Insurance Firm

  Bradford Mitchell, retired Chairman and CEO of Harleysville Insurance Companies: “Your keen insight, in a short period of time, into the structure and culture of our organization displayed an expertise in human character problem-solving that was of tremendous value to our organization. Your comments and recommendations when reviewed on a background of obvious expertise […]

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VP & General Manager, Electronics

Laurence Liebson, then VP and General Manager, Harris Corporation: “Ms. Pesso utilizes a balanced approach which utilizes issues identification, clear communication, and the development of a set of recommendations or programs of action which can improve an individual’s performance within the organization. Without reservation, I heartily recommend her to organizations where there is a need […]

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Executive Director, Law Firm

John R. Colbert, Jr., then Executive Director, Hale and Dorr: “Tana is extremely discreet in her approach and maintains strict confidences with the information with which she has come in contact at the Firm. She is very caring and dedicated to improving the effectiveness of the management team at Hale and Dorr.” Click here to […]

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President, Biotech

  Michael Palfreyman, then President, Psychiatric Genomics: “In addition to Tana’s coaching, her presnce at the company has had a very calming effect and reinforced the messae that the board and investors were very much behind the company and doing everything possible to help us through this difficult time. Tana put the issues in perspective. […]

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