Meet the Team
Aria is comprised of veteran operators who have been there, done that. We know what it’s like to be in the ring and bring that perspective to every engagement.
Clients love working with us because every interaction is personal and powerful. We give you the space you need to challenge your assumptions, face your fears, and do your best work.
Christine Grimm has over 25 years of experience helping executives change and grow organizations while accelerating the execution of organizational priorities and goals. As a practice leader in the area of alignment, she has led major endeavors to merge organizations, blend leadership teams, move dysfunctional and emerging organizations forward and build strategic alignment, ensuring that both individuals and functional groups focus on performance and move in cadence with other parts of the company.
Karuna brings over 20 years of international and domestic expertise as an executive leading strategic planning, operations, mergers and acquisitions, business development and human resources. Karuna’s extensive management and operational experience spans across the technology, social media, entertainment, engineering and professional services industries.
Michele spent her early years of her career as a corporate Vice President in Human Resources where she focused on the employer point-of-view. Michele had to develop and execute corporate human resource strategies to hire the right people for the right jobs and ensure the company was able to achieve its goals; but she never lost sight of the value of people and their dreams, wants and needs, so she, too, shifted jobs.
John DiBattista brings over 30 years of leadership know-how to his coaching, training and facilitation. John served as a pilot and an officer in the United States Marine Corps and then transitioned into corporate America where he rose through the ranks of numerous Fortune 500 companies, including SC Johnson & Son, Alberto Culver and MGA Entertainment.
This is my 30th year coaching, training and facilitating. Throughout most of that time, I’ve been connected with Chris.
I always learn from her.
I’m a communications coach. What’s that? It means I help leaders manage their personal brand. I specialize in “The Look & Sound of Leadership.” When someone doesn’t get promoted because she doesn’t “feel” like a VP yet, that’s when I can help. When someone needs executive presence, I can help. And when a high performer needs to be a little better with people, I most definitely can help.
In Shelli’s 20+ year career as a consulting psychologist, she has gained tremendous experience working with various industries, geographies, functions and levels of talent within organizations. She has partnered with numerous organizations in translating business strategy into an actionable talent strategy. She has extensive experience in developing and facilitating the following talent processes: assessments, coaching, competency frameworks, high-potential processes (identification, cultivation, retention), leadership development, succession management, performance management and team effectiveness.