Evelyn Rodstein

Evelyn Rodstein is a recognized authority in Executive and Team Coaching, Leadership, Talent Management, and Organizational Transformation.  She has a unique experience set which combines 25 years as a senior executive running large corporate leadership/talent departments and an earlier career as an individual and family therapist.  As a result, she has pragmatic business acumen as well as the interpersonal sensitivity of her clinical training.  She is very experienced in helping both individuals and organizations to effect change.

She has been Chief Talent Officer or Managing Director of Leadership at:  Greystone & Co., KPMG, Fleet Boston Financial, JPMorganChase, JPMorgan and Bankers Trust.  As an execution-focused leader accountable to a CEO, she has run 100-person departments with $100 million budgets.  Before this, she spent many years as a trained therapist.  Both experience sets inform her coaching practice.

Coaching practice:

Individual Coaching: 

  • CEOs and C-Suite Executives 
  • High potentials in managerial or professional/technical career tracks 
  • Executives taking on more scale, complexity and transitioning to a more complex role 

Team and Organizational Initiatives: 

  • Coaches leadership teams at all levels from board to divisional management 
  • Designs and facilitates off sites 
  • Creates business transformation by helping leaders align strategy, leadership, culture, organizational design, performance management and scalable leadership development and talent programs 

She works across all industries and with a wide range of companies – start-ups, middle market, Fortune 500, Universities, and non-profits. 


As Chief Talent Officer of Greystone & Co, a privately held diversified financial services, real estate, and healthcare company of 5,000 employees, she worked with the CEO and the divisional CEOs to enable this entrepreneurial organization to respond to market growth.  

During her tenure as Chief Talent/ Development Officer at KPMG, she led her department to the number two ranking of Best Companies for Training. Her programs were recognized as benchmarks in the profession. 

In her corporate roles, Evelyn partnered with senior management on large-scale organizational change efforts, including: moving from product to client focus, collaborating across silos, and developing talent to manage business complexity. 

An expert in complex global mergers involving multiple legacy cultures, she helped lead the integration process for the Bankers Trust/Deutsche Bank merger, working with the executive committee and top 100 managers on the strategy and vision for the new firm.  She was a key member of the JP Morgan/Chase merger team, helping to build the chairman-led leadership program for 2000 managing directors to align strategy, vision, and culture. 

She has initiated multiple senior leadership programs with action learning components, utilizing senior management as teachers.  She has built numerous strategy-linked life cycle curriculums, talent and performance management processes.  

She has taught graduate school and published original research, co-authoring a major textbook.  Evelyn has been a valued speaker at the Conference Board and done several global simulcasts for IBM. She has been a board member of the New York Human Resources Planning Society, The Conference Board Council on Executive Development, and the Wharton Advisory Board for Executive Education and the New York City Leadership Academy.  She has a BA in English and Art History and an MSW in clinical social work. 

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