Our Team

Cole Consulting is comprised of a core team of dedicated, passionate individuals who work closely with Peter to support the needs of each of our clients.

Peter also works with a consortium of like-minded, committed and experienced professionals who are dedicated to helping organizations adapt to a rapidly changing world.  These partnerships further support Cole Consulting’s ability to create a completely customized approach.  They are listed below the Cole Consulting team.

Alexa Cole, Principal, Trainer & Coach

Alexa is a coach, facilitator and mediator with over ten years of experience. She has managed teams in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors and helped hundreds of executives and mid-level managers–in companies as diverse as Kaiser Permanente, Google, Coach, and SAP gain greater confidence and connection in their business and personal lives. With a Masters Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution and advanced training in emotional-intelligence tools, effective communication, and group facilitation, Alexa employs a discerning, solution-forward approach with each of her clients. You can learn more about her at: www.alexacoleconsulting.com

Sara Holloway, Facilitator, Trainer & Coach

Sara is an igniter, connector, and collaborator. With over 25 years of experience curating learning cultures that inspire individuals, teams, and organizations to excel at what they do and find joy doing it, Sara leads with a deep understanding of how to engage people in work that fulfills them while meeting the very tangible and pressing demands of business. She ignites through her innovative and relatable approach to learning and development, designing and delivering content that generates resonant sparks for individuals, teams, and organizations. Dubbed “Resource Lady” by prior colleagues, Sara is driven to connect people to tools that are accessible and relevant for their unique learning style and needs. By drawing upon her broad experience as a certified professional coach, Human Resources professional, and professional ski instructor, she collaborates with others in a way that centers their needs, builds upon their strengths, and positions them for continuous growth. Sara is certified in Emotional Intelligence (EQi-2.0), Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and the Lominger Leadership Architect frameworks.

See more about Sara on her site: www.hollowaylad.com

Ellen Hallman, Associate, Co-facilitator & Managing Everything Maven 

A Vermont native, Ellen studied Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews and Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont. Through internships with 1% for the Planet, Manomet’s U360 program, and the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), Ellen has participated in nonprofit work and development with a focus on environmental policy and business sustainability. Her time at 1% for the Planet was spent working on identifying business acquisition targets, developing organizational core competencies, and planning community events. At Manomet Ellen developed relationships with small business owners and assessed their overall sustainability. While working at ASBC Ellen helped with policy campaigns, events, and representing member businesses on Capitol Hill. All of these experiences have diversified Ellen’s background, and she is coming to Cole Consulting eager to jump in and contribute. When she’s not helping out at Cole Consulting you can find her skiing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Naomi Keepin, Bookkeeper

We are thrilled to have found Naomi Keepin and welcome her to our team as a part-time Bookkeeper and HR coordinator. Following professionally in her mother’s footsteps, Naomi began her bookkeeping career while still in high school. After graduating from Mills College in Oakland, California with a B.A. in Economics, Naomi specialized in accounting work for non-profits. She has continued that work with an added emphasis on small business and fiduciary accounting. A Vermont native, she has recently returned to New England to pursue the second decade of her career while remaining close to her family, her gardens, and the mountains of her home.

Cole Consulting Partnerships


 Miro Group
Diane Zeigler Consulting

With over 30 years of experience, Diane helps organizations identify and reach strategic goals for growth, especially when internal resources are stretched. She takes a systems approach to strategic communications which involves strong messaging and design to ensure that marketing materials tell a compelling story about your organization.

 Miro Group

Chris Wahl – an ICF Master Certified Coach who created and founded the Leadership Coaching Program at Georgetown University. Chris offers executive, leadership, and team coaching, as well as tailored retreats for clients.

Cornerstone Consulting

Marlene Dailey – Leadership Coach and Oranizational Consultant

Fare Resources

Gabriel Cole, Oliver McGinnis, Gavin Crynes – food management company that combines smart design, responsible food and empowered people to create healthy, sustainable food programs at companies and institutions.

Jablon Consulting

Judy Jablon – Coaching, Consulting, Facilitation & Professional Development

Vermont Small Business Accelerators

Erin Desautels – Leveraging relationships to build you business

Maria Sirois, Psy. D. – Inspirational speaker, consultant, and licensed clinical psychologist specializing in wellness and positive psychology.