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Our Team

Russ Ouellette, DM

President & Managing Partner Dr. Russ Ouellette is a recognized expert in high performance coaching, executive leadership and organizational development. He brings to his clients a vast background of industry and functional diversity, a Doctorate in Management and a certificate in Coaching from the Coaches Training Institute. Currently, Russ manages Sojourn Partners, an executive coaching firm in Bedford New Hampshire. Russ’s consulting centers on executive performance, firm motivation, planning and organizational change.

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Heather Ramsey,

Partner Heather Ramsey is passionate about helping individuals and teams define their leadership path through executive coaching. Her clients move forward fueled, not only by their vision, but with the emotional intelligence to effectively navigate complex situations. Her education and experience is a complimentary mix of business, counseling and education. She is a Certified Professional Coach through the International Coach Federation with a B.S. in Business Management from Northeastern University and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University.  Heather infuses a civic responsibility in her clients, yet augments that with her international background and global approach to organizations.

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Debra LeClair Psy.D

With a strong background in behavior change, leadership development, stress management and brain science, Dr. Debra LeClair utilizes a multidimensional approach in working with clients to move through obstacles in meeting career and personal aspirations. She also consults and trains in corporations, non-profit agencies and public schools to implement positive cultural change, improve interpersonal communication and enhance talent retention and management.

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Trinnie Houghton,

Trinnie works with executives and entrepreneurs across a variety of industries in the United States, Europe and Asia in leadership and organizational development. She brings expertise in communication, relationship management, and employee engagement. Prior to becoming an executive coach, she worked as a civil litigator in Boston, handling a variety of cases at the state and federal level. She graduated with honors from Boston University with a B.A. in Psychology and received her J.D with honors from Suffolk University Law School.

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Sandy Demarest, BA, CCMC

Sandy Demarest is an experienced career coach who helps clients apply unique talents, skills and passion to fuel their motivation at work and fulfill their professional goals. She also helps accomplished professionals nearing retirement to find purpose, meaning and daily fulfillment as they transition out of full-time positions. She notes, “We spend over 50% of our waking life at work. Devoting that amount of time to a career that brings you challenge, growth and fulfillment is critical to your life happiness quotient.” Sandy enjoys speaking at businesses and industry events on such topics as skill development, personal branding, career management/development, succession planning and retirement options.

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Jamie Mechachonis

Jamie Mechachonis has extensive business management, marketing and event planning experience. Her responsibilities at Sojourn Partners include financial management, event planning and day-to-day office and client management. She has served as marketing coordinator at a nationally recognized health food company, sales assistant and assistant to the director of operations for a high-end restaurant and event center, and operations manager for a home healthcare firm. Jamie has a degree in communications and a master’s degree in business education, as well as a graduate certificate in marketing.

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