is the founder and president of Edizen, a certified woman-owned consulting firm and an accomplished professional with more than 20 years of experience in executive coaching, leadership training, human resources, and strategic planning. Her clients include organizations in the public and private sectors, such as the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency, AT&T, and Turner Broadcasting. Ms. Gazda holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and a Master's Degree in education. She is a graduate of the Coaching Training Institute (CTI) and has earned the designation of Professional Coach Certification (PCC) by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). In addition, she serves as a certified mediator and an adjunct professor at Elms College.