CoWorks LLC

Certified Partner

About CoWorks LLC

CoWorks is a consultancy firm offering expertise in management coaching, leadership development and talent optimization. We combine best practices with fresh approaches and data-driven insights to maximize the potential of individuals and teams.

Since we are all humans working with other humans, mastering the art of dealing with people is critical. This is why CoWorks focuses on the people aspect of organizations. Our services improve the way managers lead and employees interact. We also offer services to enhance the way organizations hire, onboard, engage and upskill employees. Our day-long workshops teach core leadership competencies. We also optimize talent using data-driven approaches to ensure delivery of your desired results.

Team Leaders


James "Jay" Guilford

President and Founder

After a decade of training leaders, Jay ran away with Cirque du Soleil. At Cirque, Jay led the design of their corporate training program. Mastercard, Microsoft, Uber, Adobe, Google, the National Hockey League, SwissLife, Kmart Australia and SABMiller Latin America are just a few of the groups with which Jay has worked. Jay has a BA from Emory University and an MA from Columbia University. He specializes in experiential learning, conflict resolution, and best and next practices in leadership.

Mark Guadagnoli, Ph.D.

Mark Guadagnoli, Ph.D.

Chief Talent Optimizer

Mark spent several years at Zappos.com, where he developed their corporate university (Zappos University). In addition to Zappos, Mark has also worked with companies such as DaVita Healthcare Partners, Gemvara, Grammarly, Naturebox, and Walker & Co. He has also conducted research and provided consulting services for Bose, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Google, Sony, and Panasonic. Mark specializes in performance optimization, leadership development and the neuroscience of team work.