Co-Founder and President
Rupert A. Hayles, Jr.
Rupert A. Hayles, Jr. is the President and co-founder, with his wife Maryann, of The Center for Emotional Development in addition to being Chief Operating Officer of 7,500 member non-profit organization in New Jersey. He is certified in many emotional measures, which include EQ, EQ-360 and TESI (Team Emotional and Social Intelligence) instruments. He has coached leaders ranging from CEO of companies to senior spiritual leaders. He has over fifteen years in the field of strategic management from such companies as Prudential Financial, Cytec Industries and Merck Pharmaceutical Company. He is a lecturer and adjunct professor for American Management Association and Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University. Rupert is author of the books, Practical Strategy: Aligning Business with Information Technology and Emotional Intelligence and the Church.
B.S. – Management Information Systems & Accounting, Stillman School, Seton Hall University
MBA – Finance & Decision Sciences, Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. Candidate, Change Strategy, School of Leadership, Regent University
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Maryann L. Hayles, Jr.
Maryann L. Hayles is the Managing Partner for the Center for Emotional Development. She has coached in the emotional intelligence and inner healing realms for many years and is certified in the Baron Emotional Intelligence instruments. She is the previous Founder and President of Babyz & Kidz Dynamics, a specialty store for children’s apparel. She has trained many in the realm of emotional development, formation and life transformation. Prior to her current position, she served as an Accounting Manager in Corporate America at Lloyd Registers of Shipping and Salter Housewares, giving oversight to both the United States and Canadian financial operations for each company.
B.S. – Finance, New York University
Executive Coach and Social Sector Leader
Valerie Althouse is an experienced social sector leader and coach who is certified in Emotional Intelligence EQi and EQ-360 instrument through Multi-Health Systems in Toronto, Canada. She currently serves as the New York Area Director for International Students Inc (ISI), based at New York University. She is the founder/director of both the English Connections program at NYU, and CoMovement (a network of groups working among international students). Valerie is certified in several areas, including emotional intelligence testing (EQi), cross-cultural communication, and critical-incident stress debriefing. She previously served in the fields of student affairs and social sector mobilizing. Her current focus includes outreach and mentorship among international students, training and oversight of leaders, and training in mentorship on a national and international level.
B.S. – Biblical Studies, Cairn University
M.S. – Counseling, Cairn University
Certified Life Coach – Light University
Associate Executive Coach
Jonathan Frejuste is an Associate Coach with The Center for Emotional Development. He is certified in the emotional measures EQ and EQ 360. He has coached leaders ranging from directors of law enforcement agencies to senior spiritual leaders. He has worked as an auditor with Deloitte and Touche serving companies such as BlackRock, Morgan Stanley, and Rockwood Specialties. He is currently working in financial services as a senior financial planner with Ernst and Young serving Fortune 500 companies such as Bank of America, Merck, Exxon Mobil, and Pfizer. He is also a life skills advisor at the Somerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children and a behavioral assistant with Supreme Consultants, LLC.
B.S. – Accounting and Finance, Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph’s University
Certified Public Accountant, New Jersey State Board of Accountancy
Series 65 Registered Investment Advisor
Fitz Hayles is an associate of the Firm focusing on strategic capture and operational deployment. He has several years of experience in the business management arena, working for prominent firms such American Cyanamid Pharmaceuticals and Wyeth Vaccines Research in the area of vaccine production, quality assurance and safety development. He holds a dual Bachelors degree in Biology & Chemistry from Seton Hall University and participated in post-baccalaureate work at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in medical education. He has significant expertise in the areas of project management, supply chain material management, and marketing and communication.
B.S. – Biology and Chemistry, Seton Hall University
Post-Baccalaureate – University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey