6/10/2019 12:00 AM


Jim Kouzes

Co-author, The Leadership Challenge®
Jim Kouzes is Dean's Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. 

Jackalyn Rainosek

Certified Master
Jackalyn Rainosek, PHD, a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®, directs and leads in-depth training at Texas A&M at Galveston’s Diversity and Social Responsibility Program and is a consultant for its Diversity Initiative.

Liz Cloud

Certified Master
Liz Cloud is a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge® whose background includes extensive experience providing training programs that address the issue of ISMS and the impact of their institutionalization.

Deb Calvert

Certified Master
Deb Calvert, recognized as a Top 30 Global Sales Guru, is a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge® and co-author of Stop Selling & Start Leading (with Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner). An ICF-certified executive coach, she also is Founder of The Sales Experts Channel (YouTube) who’s been recognized as one of the 65 Most Influential Women in Business.

Carol Davis

Carol Bunch Davis, PHD, is Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University at Galveston. Since successfully completing The Leadership Challenge® Workshop she has been instrumental in promoting and supporting the work as the foundation of the University’s diversity program.

Amy Savage

Certified Master
Amy Savage, a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge® and Certified LPI® Coach, has a passion for developing leaders by rooting them in The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®. President of Fine Points Leadership, she specializes in helping leaders leverage their LPI® feedback to transform their behavior and work cultures.

Michael Xu

Certified Master
Michael Xu, PhD, is founder and CEO of Beijing Excelland Leadership Center and a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®. An executive coach and entrepreneur, he is an instructor of leadership development in the MBA program at Tsinghua University and has translated more than 20 leadership books into Chinese, including both the 5th and 6th editions of The Leadership Challenge.

Ken Hurdle

Certified Master
Ken Hurdle is a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®, an effective coach, and a mentor committed to the development of leaders and others.

Graham Moore

Certified Master
Graham Moore, based in Dubai, is a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®. A leadership coach, keynote speaker, and conference moderator, he has delivered The Leadership Challenge® Workshop in 15 countries on four continents.

Terence Yeung

Certified Master
Terence Yeung, Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®, leads TACSEN Management Consultants Limited—named 2018 Talent Development Leader of the Year—as he works with leaders across Asia to enhance their leadership capabilities.

Jody Rogers

Certified Master
Jody R. Rogers, Ph.D., FACHE, is a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge® and Program Manager for the Army Medical Department Executive Skills Program. A Visiting Professor at Trinity College, he is a Board Certified Healthcare Executive and Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives who has conducted numerous workshops in Germany, Saudi Arabia, and across the U.S.

Renee Harness

Certified Master
Renee Harness is founder of Harness Leadership and a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®. Under the excellent guidance of her mentor, Jo Bell, she has gained expertise in the LPI® which has been an integral part of her consulting and coaching practice since 1999. A lead consultant in the ongoing development of Wiley’s LPI® Coach Training, she also has become a highly-respected mentor to others looking to grow their own expertise in the LPI.

Alan Lyme

Certified Master-in-Training
Alan Lyme, LISW, has served in human services for over 25 years. A Certified Master-in-Training of The Leadership Challenge®, he has a passion for facilitating life-changing experiences.

Bill Mugavin

Certified Master
Bill Mugavin, CPLP, is a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge® and a Senior Consultant/Account Manager at FlashPoint Leadership Consulting. With over 25 years of leadership and business experience, his mission is to reduce the stress leaders endure by increasing their professional competence, confidence, and engagement.

Kirsten Abbott-West

Certified Master
Kirsten Abbott-West, Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®, is Director of Talent Development Leadership at Universal Orlando where she and her team deliver The Leadership Challenge® Workshop monthly and continuously nurture The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® with the organization’s ever-growing cadre of engaged alumni.

Kelly Ann McKnight

Certified Master
Kelly Ann McKnight, founding principal of StoneRidge Consulting, is a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®, a dynamic presenter and an executive coach. She also is the author of The Resilience Way, a book about living life on your own terms.

Debbie Nicol

Certified Master
Debbie Nicol, Managing Director and founder of ‘business en motion’, moves businesses and leaders ahead through change. A Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge® she builds organizational and human capability using The Leadership Challenge model, and change management, team, and learning methodologies.

Chris Nel

Certified Master
Chris Nel, a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge® for 21 years, carries the message of The Leadership Challenge throughout Europe and South Africa as founder of UK-based Quest Leadership.

KJ Jenison

Certified Master-in-Training
KJ Jenison is Manager of Leadership Development for Procore Technologies and a Certified Master-in-Training of The Leadership Challenge®.

Ron Siers

Ron Siers has been working with The Student Leadership Challenge® since 2015. Co-owner of Ascendant Global Leadership, LLC (with Greg Allen), he is currently pursuing Certified Master-in-Training status.

Greg Allen

Greg Allen presents The Leadership Challenge® Workshop to aspiring leaders in education and The Student Leadership Challenge to student leaders. Co-owner of Ascendant Global Leadership, LLC (with Ron Siers), he is currently pursuing Certified Master-in-Training status.

Steve Skarke

Certified Master
Steve Skarke, a Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®, has been developing global and nonprofit leaders since 2007. He also brings The Student Leadership Challenge® to various student leadership development programs.

Heather McGowan

Recognized as the 2017 #1 global voice for Education on LinkedIn media network, Heather McGowan is an internationally known speaker, writer, and advisor. McGowan prepares leaders to react to disruption in education, work, and society. As a Future of Work Strategist, Heather has worked with diverse teams to address these challenges. Recognizing that business innovation begins with education, specifically learning faster than your competition, she has worked with university presidents and C-Suite executives to prepare both graduates and workers for jobs that do not yet exist. She assists corporate executives in rethinking their business models, teams, and organizational structures to become resilient in changing markets while helping academic, nonprofit, and foundation leadership rethink education and philanthropy. Her clients range from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies providing consulting to help organizations adapt to the 4th industrial revolution. Her think tank is called Work to Learn because McGowan believes that in the 3rd industrial revolution we learned in order to work and now, in the fourth industrial revolution, we will work in order to learn (continuously). The Future of Work is Learning.
"The sharing of experiences, ideas, challenges, innovations and insights—the Summit is another immersion into the heart of what we do and why we do it. It is beyond excellent…it is extraordinary."
- Roxanne Kaufman Elliott, Certified Master-in-Training, president and CEO of ProLaureate Ltd., Cleveland OH
"I took away so much inspiration and fresh approaches to this amazing work from the Summit. Most importantly, as a newly-minted Certified Master the connections made with others are invaluable—particularly considering my location Down Under."
- Grant Dale, Certified Master and Acting Director, WorkSmart Australia
"What an amazing global family! It is rare to meet so many people with so much wisdom that they freely share. Even as a relative newcomer I felt welcomed with open arms."
- Alan Lyme, LISW, Certified Master-in-Training and Training Director, Phoenix Center, Greenville SC

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