With over twenty-five years of experience and a doctorate in human resource and organization development, Dr. Bianco is considered a leader in her field. Her background includes a core set of industry positions, extensive consulting with corporate and agency executives, and publications/presentations in the areas of organizational change, leadership development, executive coaching, process improvement, conflict and dialogue, and strategic planning. She has worked closely with many companies, government agencies, and the military.
Dr. Bianco began her career as a training specialist at C&P Telephone and AT&T. She managed the development and delivery of both technical and managerial courses across the United States. Later, she progressed into organization development work and sat on the task force that strategized the break-up of the Bell System. She moved on to Corporate Training and Development Manager for Martin Marietta (presently, Lockheed Martin). At Martin, Dr. Bianco delivered executive development programs for high-potential candidates and designed major strategic initiatives in the areas of human resource strategic planning, performance management, succession planning, and process improvement. She coached the top executives at all six subsidiaries.
Dr. Bianco then became Vice President of Human Resources for the Artery Organization, a real estate development firm in Bethesda, Maryland. There, she managed a staff of twelve and orchestrated the work in human resource strategy, organizational strategy, and performance improvement. She sat on the Executive Board and directed activities in corporate strategy, team building, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, process improvement, and executive development. Here, Dr. Bianco coached the owners, President and CEO, and members of the Executive Committee.
Presently, Dr. Bianco is a Professor in the School of Business, Department Chair of Management and Marketing Programs, at Marymount University. She teaches courses in organization development, human resource management and strategy, leadership, team and group dynamics, and coaching. She is also a partner with Strategic Performance Group. Her present consulting engagements include strategic planning with Phillips Corporation, process improvement with Dept. of Agriculture, leadership development with Seyfarth Law, executive coaching with National Science Foundation, team building with the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, organizational change with the Human Resources Certification Institute. Dr. Bianco has a long list of clients in both the public and private sector: AOL, Macys, Next Century Computing, Association of Clinical Oncology, American Red Cross, FDIC, Department of Education, Navy, and Army—just to name a few.
Dr. Bianco has given presentations at several international conferences and has published numerous articles on leadership, change, consulting practices, coaching, and performance. Her major presentations include such titles as “A Multidisciplinary Approach to Implementing Total Quality” (Quality Institute Convention); “Change: Best Practices in the Federal Government,” (ASTD International Convention); “Leader: Coach Thyself,” AACN National Convention; “Leading from the Inside Out,” OD Institute International Convention; “Leadership in Challenging Times,” Washington, D.C. Tower Club speaker series. Her publications include, "Cross-Functional Teams at AOL" (with Fitzgerald, OD Practitioner), and Leading From The Inside Out: A Coaching Model (with Roman and Nabors, Sage Publications). Her most recent publications/products include The Dialogue Deck, 2010; Organizational Coaching: Building Relationships and Programs That Drive Results, ASTD Press, 2009; Executive Stories to Change Your Mindset, 2011 Fall Issue of The Public Manager; and ASTD Coaching Certificate Course (with Nabors, 2013)
Dr. Bianco presently writes an on line column for the Washington Post, On Success.
She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut, masters from Johns Hopkins University, and doctorate in Human Resource and Organization Development from George Washington University.