Our Story

  • We are passionate partners for leaders and their teams.
  • We are students of your organization’s fundamental business approach and desired workplace culture.
  • We are catalysts. We are change agents. We disrupt dysfunction.
  • We work with executives and teams who are dedicated to personal and organizational growth.
  • We are from New York and California and Arizona and North Carolina… and we are headquartered in Baltimore.
  • We are the Currier Group and our mission is two-fold: Leadership Transformation. Growth Acceleration.

Our Team

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Dr. Joe Currier

Founder

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Toby Quinton

Partner

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Juliana Gambrell

Partner

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Jim Underwood

Partner

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Kim Carbaugh

Manager

Dr. Joe Currier

Founder
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The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one who gets the people to do the greatest things.”

-Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States

As a psychologist and management consultant, Dr. Joe Currier is devoted to helping clients break through barriers to achieve more productive careers and more joyful and meaningful lives.

Dr. Currier has deep experience in leadership development, executive coaching, succession planning, change-transition management, crisis intervention and team building. His clients have included NFL Super Bowl Champions—Baltimore Ravens, The Allegis Group, Exxon-Mobil, KPMG, Wachovia Bank and the United States Forest Service.

“I recently returned from China where I was working with clients who had traveled from Australia, India, Singapore, and other Pacific Rim countries. I feel privileged to have engaged with these bright, ambitious emerging leaders. As they shared the challenges their teams and organizations face growing and competing in the global economy, I was once again reminded that leadership development and transformation knows no borders or boundaries. Their enthusiasm was amazing as we worked through the Currier Group’s models and programs to transform young talent into tomorrow’s leaders.”

Dr. Currier received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland where he also serves on the faculty of the Executive Management Institute (EMI). He has served as a professor and graduate Department Chairman at Hofstra University and received both Bachelors and Masters Degrees from St. John’s University. He is the author of Connect the Dots: How Significant Life Events Impact Your Life, Ten Leadership Contracts: Key Strategies to Build POWER Teams, Excuses, Excuses: Why Aren’t You Healthier and More Effective?, and Managers Must Lead, Leaders Must Manage. His newest book, The Power Advantage, will be released in early 2018.

Dr. Joe’s clients describe him as “charismatic,” “life changing,” “passionate,” and “a force of nature.” His powerful impact across a generation of business professionals is only exceeded by his personal commitment to each new client’s individual needs.

Toby Quinton

Partner
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“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses. Behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road – well before I dance under the lights.”

-Muhammad Ali

Toby’s favorite quote is all about the preparation, commitment, and hard work required for competition and success. It captures a lot about what made Muhammad Ali “the greatest.” And it accurately captures some of the qualities that make Toby Quinton a standout in the field of leadership development.

Toby started his career with Aerotek in May of 1994 straight out of Arizona State. He moved up within the Allegis Group and eventually served as a DBO with TEK Systems in Seattle, Phoenix, and Indianapolis before founding his own consulting business in career and team coaching. He joined The Currier Group in January of 2012.

When he is not leading workshops or coaching executives, Toby has plenty of coaching opportunities with sons Jack (12), and twins William and Oliver (10). Together they enjoy getaways to Durango, CO to snowboard, ski, kayak, hike, and bike. And when he gets an afternoon to himself, you can find Toby refining his competitive golf game on one of the many courses in his home of Scottsdale, AZ.

“I cover North America and Europe for the Currier Group leading workshops and working with teams to reach and exceed their potential. I love coaching aspiring leaders and seeing real time transformation and career advancement as a result of my work.”

Juliana Gambrell

Partner
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“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

Adventuresome, optimistic, and resilient, Juliana is passionate about her work to develop others and enhance the effectiveness of teams. Joining The Currier Group in 2012 as a Consultant, she says “the key to effectiveness is to understand yourself and the sometimes challenging/dynamic space of interpersonal relationships.” She brings a powerful depth of insight and fierce determination to her life’s work:

“I love working with clients to articulate and honor their passion and purpose – to integrate that into an expression and experience of living a most authentic and genuine life.”

Juliana likes to keep active – tennis, skiing, golf … and a secret passion for bowling! (Her mom still bowls in a league- and is almost 80!) She enjoys hiking in the mountains, adventure travel, and connecting to nature. When she has time at home, she loves watching movies, playing board/card games, and just hanging out with her daughter Eliana (14).

Juliana is an Honors Graduate of California State University Fullerton with a degree in Psychology. She has served as a SELP Program and Seminar Leader for Landmark Education and as a Senior Life Coach for The Handel Group. She lives steps away from the Pacific in Laguna Beach, CA.

“My favorite word? BELIEVE. Our beliefs shape our actions and who we are in the world. It is what we BELIEVE that most determines the quality of our lives.”

Jim Underwood

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“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.”

-Robert Kennedy

Fair minded, resilient, and intellectually curious, Jim Underwood is a native of Goldsboro, North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University. As a corporate attorney, Jim specialized in securities, corporate, banking and financial services. Jim has extensive post-graduate training in organizational theory and in the dynamics of group facilitation.

Growing up, Jim had summer jobs ranging from picking tobacco on a North Carolina farm to washing dishes in a restaurant, but his favorite was as a ride-along observer with the Tampa-St. Pete police department. Jim is a basketball and tennis fan and is a dedicated traveler, recently returning from trips to Sequoia National Park and Death Valley National Park. He enjoys great wine and food, conversations with friends, and spending time with son Clay (24).

Along the way, Jim has developed a love for American History. He is intrigued by the icons of the 1960’s – particularly Dr. Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy. He enjoys politics and had he not become a leadership development professional, he would have loved to have been a political commentator on radio or television.

Jim has deep experience in leadership and management development, strategic planning, and executive coaching and has been part of The Currier Group since 1998.

“I most enjoy having the opportunity to help others realize personal insights and develop wisdom that is transformational in their lives.”

Kim Carbaugh

Manager
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“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

-Maya Angelou

Kim Carbaugh joined the Currier Group in August of 2011. Kim enjoys her work facilitating team building sessions and managing business operations.

“The people I work with energize, excite, and encourage me every day. I especially enjoy working with Dr. Currier who is the most amazing human being I know. Knowing we make a difference and have an impact on peoples’ lives is the most rewarding part of our work.”

A native of Queens, New York, Kim has lived on Long Island and in Anchorage, Alaska before making her home in the Baltimore area. She attended Loyola University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree and Johns Hopkins University where she was awarded her Master’s Degree.

Those who work with Kim will agree she is generous, caring, and up for anything! She is a sushi aficionado but is a terrific cook as well. On weekends you may find her running, hiking, or biking– sometimes followed by a movie – but her favorite getaway will always be a beach somewhere. She parents high school senior, Emily, and a college freshman, Jack.

“I have a favorite quote I have often shared with my son before his cross-country races. It comes from the movie Toy Story: ‘Run like the wind, Bullseye!’ It reminds us both to give our best effort, to be strong, to be fast, and to have fun – which is so easy to forget!”