The Soundboard Team

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Richard Magid of Soundboard Consulting

Richard Magid

Founder and President

“I am a big believer in growth. Life is not about achievement, it’s about learning & growth, developing qualities like compassion, patience, perseverance, love and joy.” – Jack Canfield

About Richard:

A recognized expert in leadership coaching and development and author of Small Shifts Toward Collaborative Freedom, Richard founded Soundboard Consulting Group in 2000 to support business leaders in building more productive and profitable companies through the ideals of collaborative leadership. With more than 25,000 hours of coaching experience, Richard is trained in Advanced Facilitation, Conflict Resolution and Executive Coaching. His strategic insights come from starting three companies and consulting over 250 businesses throughout the last 30 years. Richard earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Masters in International Finance from New York University.  …more

Jonathan Hakakian of Soundboard Consulting

Jonathan Hakakian

Senior Consultant – Managing Partner

“Perhaps then someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.” – RM Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

About Jonathan:

Growing up in a family business, Jonathan was exposed to the inner workings of building a company, instilling in him the owner mentality that encouraged his entrepreneurial spirit from an early age. With this strong foundation and a deep curiosity, he has built several businesses in industries in tech, SMB consulting, and real estate/construction. Jonathan joined Sound Board in 2010 to focus on helping early stage entrepreneurs address their challenges head on as they move from concept to pilot to growth. And in 2012 Jonathan co-founded Sound Board Angel Fund to build a community of experienced entrepreneurs to formally invest in early-stage companies outside the major city centers. He has raised capital for the fund, directed the diligence process into a growing portfolio of 30 companies, and coached many of the portfolio’s entrepreneurs on their journeys. He continues to work with mature companies to provide a startup perspective on the business model in order to establish clarity and provide alternative perspectives.  …more

Catharine Petroff of Soundboard Consulting

Catharine Petroff


“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou

About Catharine:

Since joining Soundboard in June of 2014, Catharine has supported our clients through executive coaching of high potentials, facilitating leadership training for managers, and leading strategic off sites for leadership teams. She has also enriched the curriculum for leadership trainings, specifically focused on the next generation of leadership. Prior to joining the Soundboard Team she worked on a number of publication projects as both a writer and sales leader. Catharine is also proud to be involved with Girls on the Run; a non-profit organization that seeks to empower young girls through a fitness based curriculum that focuses on accomplishment, teamwork, and self-awareness.  …more

Diane Gray of Soundboard Consulting

Diane Gray

Client Service Manager

“Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston Churchill

About Diane:

Diane worked for 10 years in a relationship based sales position for a major consumer products manufacturer before joining Soundboard in 2007. Diane provides the administrative backbone for Soundboard and is well known for her skills in planning our events and coordinating client meetings. In her client relations role Diane ensures that each of our clients receives timely attention and successful delivery of service.  …more

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