Marc Celentana


  • B.A. in Economics from Franklin & Marshall College
  • Ph.D. in Psychology from Miami University
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship with Emory University SOM

Relevant Experience

  • Founder & Principal of Propel + Excel, LLC
  • President of the NJ Chapter of the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Member of the Society of Consulting Psychologists
  • Past Member of the Faculty at Princeton University & Manhattan College
  • Executive Coach with the National Diversity Council
  • Previous Head of Behavioral Science at Keeper AI

Relevant Cert/Lic.

  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with ICF
  • NJ Licensed Practicing Psychologist
  • Certified in Hogan Assessments & EQ-i 2.0

More about Marc

My person-focused orientation helps individuals, teams, and organizations optimize performance, increase engagement, and create extraordinary workplaces. I provide services such as executive and leadership coaching; selection, development, and high potential assessments; survey design and evaluation; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) consultation, as well as strategic activities including transition consulting, conflict resolution, retreat facilitation, strategic planning, and, organizational redesign. I possess particular interest and expertise in helping ownership groups, leadership teams, and boards of directors connect, clarify, and commit to one another and the common interests of the organization, particularly during times of transition, e.g., mergers, acquisitions, and downsizing. I provide high-touch personal service to align mission, vision, values, financial goals, and strategy, with every organization’s most valuable assets, i.e., people, to supercharge growth and development.

The How

Applying a psychological lens and employing coaching best practice while adopting a highly responsive, discreet, and ethical approach to client engagement, has earned Marc trusted advisor status in a wide range of organizations and industries, including but not limited to: construction; law; pharmaceutical and life sciences search; finance and accounting; design; engineering; insurance; education; social justice; homeless and community services; and, regional and national non-profits.

Personal Info

  • Married for 20+ years with two children – one in high school (The Pennington School), the other in college (University of Cincinnati) as well as a well-loved German Shorthaired Pointer.
  • Outside the office I can often be found hiking, biking, and working out. During the winter months, I enjoy skiing. At every point during the year I enjoy traveling domestically and internationally and learning about other cultures.
  • For nearly a decade, and ending earlier in 2022, I served as a Trustee of the Ewing Township Public Education Foundation.




Phone: 973-656-0220 ext 748