About Us

Debby Stone, JD, CPCC, PCC

Principal/Senior Executive Coach and Trainer

Debby Stone is the founder of Novateur Partners and is a Senior Executive Coach and Trainer.  She is a seasoned attorney and business leader who partners with lawyers, executives and entrepreneurs to develop their leadership skills and improve bottom-line results.

Debby’s results-oriented coaching focuses on helping individuals to:

  • ascertain their strengths and leverage them for career advancement
  • develop key leadership competencies
  • recognize and overcome roadblocks to success
  • enhance their communication skills and professional presence
  • better manage scarce resources
  • smoothly transition careers or roles

Debby has broad experience as an attorney and business leader.  Prior to becoming a coach, she spent over 16 years as a practicing lawyer, focusing on corporate, intellectual property, and technology law.  She has worked with executives within companies of all sizes, from small start-ups to large, multi-national organizations.  In addition to her legal experience, Debby has also worked with a top professional services firm in strategic management consulting.

Debby’s ability to quickly understand even the most complex industries along with her warm, witty, and empathetic personality allows her to quickly build rapport with her clients.  Leveraging her prior work experience, her entrepreneurial creativity, and her ability to navigate diverse corporate environments, she’s successfully coached a broad array of individuals facing a range of challenges and opportunities.

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You can reach Debby at (404) 975-3000 or dstone@novateurpartners.com.

Greg Riggs Emory Lawyer CroppedGreg Riggs, JD, CCCP

Principal/Senior Executive Coach

Greg Riggs is an executive and organizational coach with an extraordinary background in law, business and higher education.  Combining high-level coach training and certification at Columbia University with 30+ years of Fortune 100 and C-Suite experience, Greg brings to his clients a unique understanding of pathways to success, what it takes to reach the top, and how to leverage natural strengths for optimal individual and team performance.

Greg served as Senior Vice President – General Counsel & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer for Delta Air Lines where he reported directly to the CEO and was responsible for the company’s world-wide legal affairs, government affairs, public affairs and corporate communications functions at a time of major transformation in the airline industry.  This top-level position capped a distinguished 26-year career with Delta which included appointments as the company’s chief ethics and compliance officer, deputy general counsel, assistant secretary, and chief administrative officer for Airport Customer Service, Delta’s largest operating division, where he managed a $1.6 billion budget.

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You can reach Greg at (404) 975-3074 or griggs@novateurpartners.com.

Daniel S. Bowling, III, JDBowling Faculty Picture

Senior Executive Coach and Trainer

Dan Bowling is one of the country’s leading experts on positive psychology and the legal profession. Dan coaches lawyers, C-level executives, and organizations on how optimism, character strengths, and positive relationships lead to top performance – at work and in life. A lawyer, Dan is on the faculty of Duke Law School, where in addition to teaching workplace law he pioneered classes on well-being and the practice of law that have been featured in national publications. Also, for the past 6 years he has studied, researched, and taught at the University of Pennsylvania alongside Martin Seligman, the “Father of Positive Psychology,” earning a master’s in applied psychology with a coaching emphasis in the process.

No ivory-tower academic, Dan has vast life and work experience that infuses his work. He was one of the “start-up” employees at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., – the largest IPO in history at the time – and served in a variety of senior roles at CCE during his 20-year career including head of a $2B dollar operating unit and Senior Vice-President of Human Resources. Prior to CCE, Dan was a partner at the Atlanta law firm of Smith, Currie and Hancock.

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You can reach Dan at (850) 377-1400 or dbowling@novateurpartners.com.

R Cummings HeadshotRebecca Cummings, JD

Consultant and Facilitator

Rebecca Cummings is a Trainer and Senior Executive Coach with Novateur Partners. She is an dynamic facilitator, trainer and keynote speaker, as well as a business development coach with outstanding results. Rebecca is a visionary who is easily able to identify possibilities and potential. She is known for her exceptional ability to explain complex ideas and systems in simple terms, and for bringing energy and humor to day-long retreats.

Rebecca is a beloved professor of law, successful lawyer and entrepreneur. She is a past president of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) and was named as one of the top 100 lawyers in Georgia. She has given hundreds of workshops, presentations and keynote speeches to companies and organizations such as Coca-Cola, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), and the Fiduciary Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia on topics as diverse as Georgia’s trust code, running effective meetings and successful negotiation strategies. Rebecca’s expertise is in strategic planning for organizations and individuals, leadership, and family dynamics with regard to money.

You can reach Rebecca at (404) 259-8081.

Vicki Headshot 2011 Dark BackgroundVicki Flier Hudson

Senior Executive Coach

Vicki Flier Hudson is a Senior Executive Coach with Novateur Partners. She provides professional presence and presentation skills coaching to executives, entrepreneurs, and teams.

Vicki has worked with individuals as well companies in industries such as technology, marketing, and consumer goods to create unique, dazzling presentations. She coaches leaders one-on-one to improve their confidence and bring out their best speaking skills. To inspire her clients, she developed the Star Quality Speaking™ method which focuses on exceeding presentation goals while remaining wholly authentic.

Vicki is an in-demand public presenter and has conducted hundreds of keynote presentations, conference sessions, and trainings for organizations in the US and worldwide. Her topics of address focus on global workforce preparation, global leadership, cultural diversity, and success through speaking. She has over 20 years of experience presenting in the business sector, and teaches presentation skills as a part-time faculty member at Emory University.

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You can reach Vicki at (770) 936-9209.

Dan SheedyDaniel Sheedy, MBA, CPT, FNS

Senior Executive Coach and Trainer

Dan Sheedy is a Senior Executive Coach and Trainer with Novateur Partners. With more than 25 years of senior executive business management, career transition and wellness experience, Dan coaches high performing, high potential clients including lawyers, C-level executives and mid/senior management across geographies and industries. He is both a skilled executive coach and an expert in helping professionals become more physically healthy so they can perform at the highest levels.

Dan’s previous positions have included senior portfolio management roles for JP Morgan Investment Management and Sanford C. Bernstein, managing over $1.6 billion in assets. He has also served in managing director roles in marketing and structured products development for firms in the asset management and insurance industries.

Dan delivers dynamic and Co-Active coaching with significant client results in the areas of leadership, career transition, business development, workplace communications, management style impact, and employee wellness.

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You can reach Dan at (404) 434-2814 or dsheedy@novateurpartners.com.