Bonni Carson Dimatteo

Bonni Carson DiMatteo
CMC, MS, Co-Founder, President

Bonni Carson DiMatteo is co-founder and president of Atlantic Consultants. As a speaker, trainer, coach, consultant, entrepreneur, and family business owner she has worked with family-owned businesses, entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 executives, and mid-sized businesses for over 35 years. She specializes in helping leaders and companies navigate each stage of the entrepreneurial life cycle through leadership and organizational development, strategic, succession and exit planning.

Bonni DiMatteo's expertise as a coach, consultant, speaker and trainer helps businesses and business leaders set and accomplish goals, manage change, enhance communication within a company, and unify the company toward a common vision and mission.

DiMatteo and her associates excel at helping leaders and companies achieve their greatest aspirations and to be the advisors that are there through all the vicissitudes of business and life.

Education & Experience

She received her Master's degree in behavioral sciences from Simmons College with post graduate work in coaching, organizational development, and family business systems. She is a certified management consultant as well as being certified in DISC and 360 assessments. With her partner, Gerald DiMatteo, she established Atlantic Consultants in 1982.


  • Assess and diagnose organizational function/dysfunction based on communication, behavior, flow of information, morale, culture, and conflicts.
  • Implement a change management system that will correct the communication difficulties and create opportunities for optimal teamwork, leadership development, succession, collaboration, and shared vision through coaching, facilitation, and consultation.
  • Assess and develop plan for leadership development.

Client Sample

  • Software Development
  • Architecture
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional Services
  • Non-Profits
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Medical Device

Target Problems

  • Growth/Strategic Planning
  • Succession Planning
  • Exit Planning
  • Leaderships Development
  • Internal Communication
  • Staff Morale/Turnover
  • Partnership Conflicts
  • Low Productivity
  • Team Work Ineffectiveness
  • Managing Change


  • Increased Focus/Collaboration
  • Effective Strategic Planning
  • Effective Teamwork
  • Efficient Succession Planning
  • Better Morale & Decreased Turnover
  • Goal and Vision Alignment
  • Vision, Mission Clarity
  • Effective Communication

Ms. DiMatteo is a member of the Institute of Management Consultants. National Speakers Association, and International Coaches Federation. She is on the board of Big Brother/Big Sister, the University of Massachusetts School of Management, and many companies' Board of Advisors. She has been spotlighted by the Boston Business Journal, The Worcester Business Journal, The Wellesley Townsman, The Boston Globe, and has appeared as a guest on WHDH-TV. She has authored several articles in many journals including The Boston Business Journal, Indus Journal, The Worcester Business Journal, and Leadership Excellence. She has moderated several panels including Atlantic LEADERPRENEUR®. She is an avid cyclist and rides the Pan-Mass Challenge annually to support research and a cure for cancer.

Gerald DiMatteo, Principal

Gerald DiMatteo
MS, Co-Founder, Principal

Executive Coach, LICSW
Helping leaders and organizations overcome obstacles and achieve success

Areas of Expertise

  • Facilitation and coaching
  • Assessing and diagnosing organizational function based on communication, behavior, flow of information, morale, work/life balance, culture and conflicts
  • Assessing and developing plans for leadership development through coaching and training
  • Succession Planning
  • Coaching Coaches

Education & Experience

Gerald has a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching in organizational development from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. He also has a Masters degree in the behavioral sciences from Simmons College. Gerald has been a family business consultant and executive coach for almost 25 years.

Trade Organizations

  • South Shore Chamber of Commerce
  • Social Innovation Forum

Media Events

Jerry appeared on the Boston-based television show Chronicle in a segment entitled "All in the Family" about family-owned business and how the different generations work together. The show aired on Wednesday, January 23, 2008.

To get in touch with Jerry, please contact Jerry at jdimatteo@atlanticconsultants.com