About Us

The Wiederhold & Associates team is made up of highly specialized coaches and expert industry-specific practitioners — many of whom have past experience in healthcare.

About Us

Our Mission and Vision

To create sustainable positive change with our clients, guiding them in their career journey, while impacting their current and future organizations in a meaningful way.

Be the leading provider in the healthcare industry creating sustainable change for individuals and organizations — specializing in the areas of career development and transition, executive coaching and onboarding, relationship building and networking, online reputation repair and business start-up services. To coach and teach our clients to be the best version of themselves, allowing them to discover and develop to their full-potential.

Our Team

Meet Our Team

Over the last 25+ years, I’ve worked with more than 1,800 VP, SR VP and C-level executives, helping them transition to the next level professionally. This unparalleled access gives me a unique insight into the evolution of the healthcare industry AND, most importantly, how to create an effective program and network guiding executives on the path to continued success.

My team of dedicated professionals provide customized programs designed with each client’s particular needs in mind. From career coaching, onboarding, network expansion, external and internal transition to emotional intelligence and executive coaching, with an emphasis on a partnership approach. The focus of our programs is to achieve balance between business and personal goals/desires. 

Jim Wiederhold

Jim Wiederhold

President and Founder

Jim Wiederhold, President of Wiederhold & Associates, has over 31 years of experience in the healthcare industry.

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Core Team

Chris Ekrem

Chris Ekrem

Vice President, Business Development and Operations

Erin Davis

Erin Davis

Vice President, Client Operations and Finance

Michelle Carter-Banzhaf

Michelle Carter-Banzhaf

Vice President, Career Transition Services

Claire Sakaoka

Claire Sakaoka

Vice President, Marketing and Branding

Jaylene Elmslie

Jaylene Elmslie

Website Content and Communications Manager

Deanna Nielsen

Deanna Nielsen

Career Transition Specialist/ Leads Specialist/Executive Assistant

Martha Padilla

Martha Padilla

Career Transition Specialist

Candyce Castaldo

Candyce Castaldo

Executive Assistant/Data Entry Specialist

Deb Porth

Deb Porth

Executive Assistant/Data Entry Specialist

Special Forces

J. Larry Tyler, FACHE, FHFMA, CMPE

J. Larry Tyler, FACHE, FHFMA, CMPE

Master Career Coach for Senior Players

Greg Nielsen

Greg Nielsen

Executive Advisor

Katherine Allen

Katherine Allen

Chief of Staff

Gary Foster

Gary Foster

Executive Director, Business Development and Coach

Cynthia Hanson

Cynthia Hanson

Executive Resume Service

Margo Flores

Margo Flores

Executive Resume Service

Diane Scott

Diane Scott

Nursing Executive Leadership Coach

Joy Goldman, RN, MS, PCC

Joy Goldman, RN, MS, PCC

Executive Director of Leadership Coaching

Mike Harbour

Mike Harbour

DISC Assessment Administrator

Sandy Somers

Sandy Somers

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Administrator

Our Methodology

The world we live in now is much different than it was 10 years ago.  You can no longer approach transition the way you did in the past, it is now highly competitive and you need to take your career to the next level. Transition has become a science, not a mindless process utilizing old and outdated methods.

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Main:  800-618-2650

Accounting/Billing:  888-273-6983

Fax:  866-699-3204

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