We’re creating the best way to grow as people, in our own lives and careers, as well as in our communities and society

Our Founders

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Edith Cooper

CO-FOUNDER

Edith has built her career on creating environments where people can perform to their potential, and she founded Medley to bring this expertise to a broader audience.  She is one of the nation's leading Black business executives, having spent 30 years on Wall Street. Most recently, she was a Partner, Executive Vice President, and the Head of Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs.

In addition to her role as Co-Founder of Medley, she serves on several public company boards, including Amazon, PepsiCo, EQT Partners, and nonprofit boards such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Mount Sinai Hospital.

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Jordan Taylor

CO-FOUNDER & CEO

Jordan’s purpose is to create teams and groups where people can be their true selves. She co-founded Medley because throughout her life, she’s felt the power that comes from being part of a team, and felt the void when it’s missing.

Prior to founding Medley, Jordan worked in media as Chief of Staff at Mic and was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. She received her AB from Harvard College and her MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar.

HQ Team

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Nellie Choi

HEAD OF OPERATIONS & STRATEGY

My superpower:

Wrapping gifts without scissors

my perfect Soundtrack:

I’m Every Woman

Emma Christus
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Emma Christus

CHIEF OF STAFF

My superpower:

Sudoku and KenKen Puzzles

my perfect Soundtrack:

Loving Is Easy

Dominique Mas
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Dominique Mas

HEAD OF COACHING & CURRICULUM

My superpower:

Trusting my gut

my perfect Soundtrack:

Anything Motown!

Sarah Agopian
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Sarah Agopian

HEAD OF MEMBERSHIPS

My superpower:

Celebrating others!

my perfect Soundtrack:

Dancing Queen

Michele Choi
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Michele Choi

HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING

My superpower:

Having all dogs love me

my perfect Soundtrack:

Hymn for the Weekend

Shabrina Jiva
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Shabrina Jiva

GENERAL MANAGER, ENTERPRISE

My superpower:

Speaking English with no French accent

my perfect Soundtrack:

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

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Sarah Cox

SENIOR OPERATIONS MANAGER

My superpower:

Finding the knockoff version of things

my perfect Soundtrack:

Banana Pancakes

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Iskandar Rafiev

PRINCIPAL SOFTWARE ENGINEER

My superpower:

Annoying others with over-analysis

my perfect Soundtrack:

The Inside Man

Becca Bae
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Becca Bae

SENIOR PRODUCT DESIGNER

My superpower:

Expertly folding a fitted sheet

my perfect Soundtrack:

Raspberry Beret

Blayne Planit
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Blayne Planit

PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

My superpower:

Making a delicious banana bread without a recipe

my perfect Soundtrack:

Boogie Wonderland

Coaches Spotlight

We have a network of 40+ highly-trained and certified coaches to deliver high impact for all our Medley groups

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Tamara Gropper

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Mike Bruny

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Catherine Pao

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Marissa Fernandez

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Isilay Cabuk

Marsha Prospere

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Adam Mirabella

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Mark Guay

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Karen Palmer

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Jomar Gomez

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Stephanie Simpson

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Deidra Mascoll Idehen

Medley began with the realization that something was missing from modern life

With Edith’s years of experience as a finance executive and Jordan’s experience at Harvard, fueled by what they saw as a need to invest in emerging leaders to navigate today's particularly complex environment, they arrived at the same conclusion from different perspectives. The close-knit groups that lead to our most profound growth as people, which in the past came from religious groups, teams, and neighborhoods, had evaporated from today’s social landscape.

Edith and Jordan began working with leadership experts to develop a pilot program that would enable them to test group coaching dynamics that would be most effective in fueling personal and professional growth. They found their structured approach, with thoughtfully-curated, small groups of people from diverse backgrounds, led by experienced guides, achieved the best results. These “Medleys” provided safe and supportive environments for people to exchange new ideas, learn from each other’s experiences, and build collective empathy. 

Interested in joining the Medley team?