Evette brings over 35 years of leadership, strategic insight and operational expertise to executive coaching.
She is the Managing Principal of The Agilant Group, LLC, dedicated to the achievement of whole-life effectiveness through leadership and life coaching. Evette facilitates strategic planning sessions, working with entrepreneurs and business leadership to operationalize a vision and plan that gets traction, accountability and growth throughout the organization. Additionally, Evette adds to her distinction, executive peer advisory group Chair with Vistage, the global leader in private advisory boards for CEOs, executives and business owners.
Prior to establishing her executive coaching practice, Evette served in senior level positions in the non-profit, public and private sectors which include President and Chief Executive Officer of Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council, Chief Marketing Officer for Global Music Network and Essence Magazine, and Vice President of Global Marketing for Citibank.
Evette has a passion for serving others. She has held numerous community leadership positions in New York and in Charlotte. She serves on the Board of Directors of The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture, the Advisory Committee of Carolina Theatre at Belk Place, and the Executive Committee of The Crown Jewels (NC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.
Evette holds an M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in English and Drama from Tufts University.
Her work, The Phenomenal Coach, is published in the book Coaching Perspectives IV and is available on Amazon.
For 37 years as senior pastor of Memorial Presbyterian Church in Roosevelt, New York, Reverend Reggie Tuggle led the church to record growth from 50 members to over 1,000 members while simultaneously holding secular business leadership positions. His leadership in church growth is recognized nationally. Currently, Reverend Tuggle is the pastor of the historical First United Presbyterian Church in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina.
He has a proven track record in organization-building, fundraising and people management. His leadership style inspires people to excellence, positive transformation and higher levels of productivity. As Associate Vice President of Marketing for Nassau Community College, Rev. Tuggle oversaw all marketing initiatives, website, print operations and public relations. He served as the chief spokesperson for the college.
Reverend Tuggle has served as a business leader in both the private and the non-profit sectors as Director of Public Affairs for Newsday, Long Island’s largest daily newspaper (daily circulation 500,000) and as the first Executive Director of the Urban League of Long Island.
He holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and psychology from Bishop College. Additionally, Rev. Tuggle pursued a Ph.D. at Yale University where he focused his thesis on Ethical Implications of Multinational Corporate Investments in Third World Countries. Opportunities afforded Reverend Tuggle to study for one year at Central Philippine University and three months at the University of Ghana. He has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, Europe, and parts of Asia and Africa.
He has worked with a number of churches in Charlotte as interim pastor, Moderator of the Session, and has served on committees with the Charlotte Presbytery. He is currently the Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of the Board of Directors of the Roosevelt Children’s Academy, a charter school on Long Island, New York.