P&A Associates

Our firm prides itself on having a network of experienced and gifted advisors who can address our client’s talent needs from a variety of perspectives- assessment, coaching, motivational speeches, “edutainment’ programs and customized, high-impact leadership development solutions.research and solutions.

Our assessment and coaching services help leaders and senior teams work at their peak by helping them to understand their strengths and unravel the barriers that hinder their performance. We are unique because we work closely with you to uncover hidden information needed to fully understand the dynamics of your situation and then work hand-in-hand with you to implement a plan that will get the desired results.

Our motivational and edutainment services help to train, align and energize organizations to drive for peak performance.

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Presbury & Associates, LLC


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Chuck Presbury, President


Chuck Presbury is the Founder and President. He has over 30 years of experience in senior human resource management and leadership development in a wide range of industries spanning firms including SCM, NBC, Pitney Bowes, Preferred Health Care and McGraw-Hill. He has developed a reputation as an insightful and trusted advisor to top management who is able to coach leaders though complex, challenging talent performance situations. Chuck is also an Adjunct Professor at the Jack Welch School of Business at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut where he teaches leadership, global workforce management as well as diversity and inclusion.

Why Clients Trust Chuck and His Firm’s Work

He Takes a Highly Personalized and Practical Approach to Action… He partners with clients to take a personal and pragmatic approach to their unique circumstances

He Applies Current Thinking on Leading in Today’s Dynamic Business Environment… He keeps current on thought leadership in business and executive performance coaching through his teaching at the John Welch School of Business at Sacred Heart University and his role on advisory boards of various leading talent development organizations

He Draws Upon Executive Experiences That Leaders Can Relate to when Resolving Their Challenges… He has over 30 years of leadership experience linking HR to the business’ strategy across a variety of industries and competitive situations

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Les Martel, PhD

Les Martel PhD

Les is a highly experienced and insightful HRD consultant and executive coach. He has an extensive background executive assessment, feedback, and coaching as well as designing and delivering customized senior management and leadership development programs.

Les brings experience as a leader and consultant to all of his coaching engagements. His background includes experience as the head of global learning and performance for the Instinet Corporation, the world’s largest global electronic securities broker. There he designed, developed, and deployed the corporate-wide learning platform, linking selection, talent development, performance management, and succession planning with the key business initiatives.

He has also served as a senior consultant to DDI and Downey-Kates International, two premier strategic human resources development consultancies. He has led a range of assessment and coaching engagements with leaders at all levels and across a variety of industries.

Marlyn Puder-York, PhD

Marilyn Puder-York

Marilyn is a clinical psychologist who specializes in coaching senior executives and professionals striving for excellence.  She is also a consultant to CEO’s, senior executives and human resource professionals providing assistance in their management of special behavioral issues in the workplace.

In addition to her work as a psychologist, Dr. Puder-York was a corporate Vice President at Citicorp heading their Employee Assistance Program for over ten years.  Through her experience in her executive-centered practice and as a corporate executive herself, Dr. Puder-York brings a practical bottom-line business orientation and perspective to her work with corporate-sponsored individual executive coaching.

Cecelia Carter


Cecilia Carter is a trendsetting strategist, change artist and curator of people. Dedicated to making change happen at work and our communities by helping women lead impactful and fearless lives. An accomplished corporate affairs executive, her experience in both the public and private sectors across many diverse industries including retail, financial, consumer brands and entertainment, make her uniquely positioned to provide strategic counsel both personally and professionally.

Ms. Carter has corporate experience as at  PepsiCo, UBS, BursonMarstellar and General Electric.

Robert Satterwhite, PhD


Bob, has deep, practical mastery of the organizational effectiveness (process redesign, restructuring, engagement), talent management (selection, performance appraisal), and leadership development (executive assessment, competency modeling, 360s, feedback) programs and associated technology platforms that companies require to get the highest performance and most value from their human resources.

He has helped executives at global companies obtain greater insight not only into their own behaviors, attitudes, and performance, but also into how to make the systems and programs that drive their organizations smarter, more pragmatic, and more efficient.