Meet the Team

The Team Behind Arudia’s Coaching & Training

Anne Collier, MPP, JD, PCC

Chief Executive Officer, Professional Certified Coach

Anne is a highly respected Business Coach and Keynote Speaker, with 20+ years coaching and consulting experience. She has given over 3,000 keynotes and workshops, and coached over 2,000 leaders.

Read more about Anne here.

Cynthia Shaffer, MS, MBA, ACC

Chief of Operations, Practice Group Chair, Healthcare

Cynthia Shaffer is an essential member of the Arudia team. Her commitment to excellence on behalf of our clients is nothing less than inspiring. With a passion for getting the job done right, she is a natural problem solver. With expertise in strategic management and a twenty-year career in healthcare and life sciences, Cynthia brings her experience in establishing and developing large-scale programs and initiatives to Arudia.

Cynthia has a Master of Science in Biotechnology and Master of Business Administration and is a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Certified Practitioner. She is a graduate of the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation.

Esther Zhang, MS

Director of Online Learning

Committed to excellence, Esther approaches her work with a keen attention to detail. A team player, Esther does everything from video editing and managing our online courses, to data management, to providing support to our team and clients.

Esther earned a Bachelor of Arts in Ancient Civilization and Certificate in Museum Studies from University of Iowa as well as a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from Simmons University in Boston. She brings to Arudia diverse experience, including that in education outreach programs as well as in managing retail inventory systems.


Director of Client Services

Friendly and excited when anyone walks in the door, Greta is responsible for office morale. She brings levity and humor while helping staff find exactly what they are looking for, usually by sitting on it. Her curiosity inspires creativity for designing workshops and providing individual services. Her constant antics remind us all that life is too short not to enjoy a good belly rub!