People Strategies For Visionary Organizations
The Chrysalis Group, Inc.



About Us

Joanne Irving, Ph.D.Joanne Irving, Ph.D is a founding partner and principal of The Chrysalis Group, Inc. Her approach to individual and organizational development has evolved from over two decades of working with individuals to enhance their performance and satisfaction at work and home. Clients come from a wide variety of industries as well as professional service firms and national associations. Dr. Irving’s typical engagements include advisor to the chief executive, key leaders and managers; derailment prevention with valued but underperforming contributors; and pre-promotion/succession planning. When working with an entire organization, Dr. Irving’s typical engagement focuses on visioning and cultural transformation using an array of tools and processes such as organizational audits and CTT cultural assessments.

Dr. Irving has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Tufts University where she graduated summa cum laude. She obtained her PhD in psychology from the University of Maryland in 1983. Dr. Irving has also conducted research in the areas of service delivery systems, consumer satisfaction, program evaluation, and organizational culture analysis. In addition, she has developed and directed programs for mental health service delivery systems and managed county program contracts for over 22 years. A certified Action Learning Coach, Dr. Irving sits on the Board of Directors of the World Institute for Action Learning. A certified Cultural Transformational Tools consultant and Action Learning coach, Dr. Irving is also certified in the Hogan Assessment tools for executive selection and development. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the International Coaching Federation, and the Society for the Advancement of Consulting.

Jude Marston, LCSW-CJude Setian Marston, LCSW-C is a founding partner and principal of The Chrysalis Group, Inc. For nearly 25 years, she has helped individuals, teams and organizations surmount interpersonal and business obstacles to prosper in alignment with their mission and values. Jude consults with work groups in conflict resolution and team development, coaches individuals in professional and personal growth, and assists organizations in understanding their corporate culture. Her style offers a fresh and dynamic approach to those who want to transform insight into action and strategy into peak results.

Jude integrates her finely tuned clinical skills with her knowledge gained through two decades of experience at Booz·Allen & Hamilton, an international consulting firm, where Jude trained executives, managed teams, led projects, and supported business development efforts. Her entrepreneurial background includes founding and leading a successful business communications and marketing company in the DC area. Jude is a licensed clinician, a certified Enneagram Teacher in the Narrative Tradition, and a certified Cultural Transformational Tools® consultant. She is also certified to administer the suite of Hogan Assessment tools for selecting and developing key talent and for evaluating leadership potential. Jude is a member of the International Coaching Federation and Greater Washington Clinical Social Work Society. She earned a BA and a BS from George Mason University, and a graduate degree from The Catholic University of America, where she currently is a part-time faculty member at the NCSSS graduate program.

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