6/26/2018 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. 

Barry Posner

Co-author, The Leadership Challenge®
Barry Posner is Accolti Professor of Leadership and former Dean (1997-2009) of the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. Kouzes and Posner are the authors of The Leadership Challenge, Credibility, The Truth About Leadership, A Leader's Legacy, Encouraging the Heart, and The Student Leadership Challenge, among many other works. They also developed the high-acclaimed LPI®:Leadership Practices Inventory®.

Deb Calvert

President of People First Productivity Solutions. Author: Stop Selling & Start Leading® (with Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner) and DISCOVER Questions® Get You Connected (one of the “Top 20 Most Highly-Rated Sales Books of All Time”). Named one of the "65 Most Influential Women in Business" and a top 50 Sales Influencer. Founder of The Sales Experts Channel. Berkeley Instructor: Sales Development Principles. Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge® and Certified Coach, Sales & Leadership Speaker, Trainer.    

Karen Atwell

In Karen is a dynamic leader with over 35 years of management, consulting and coaching experience. In her current role as VP Leadership & Talent Development Karen focuses on talent strategy, assessment, succession planning, development, competency design, instructional design, and executive coaching.

Ken Hurdle

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

Helen Green

Business Development Director, Quest Leadership Ltd
Helen is a collaborator, a deadline demon and a diplomat. She is often described by her colleagues and clients as the glue in their projects. After a degree in Hotel & Catering Management at Surrey University, she worked for 10 years with Whitbread, Bass and the Forte Group, gaining broad business experience in operations, communications, senior management and franchising. Helen worked for 10 years in business consulting with Tom Peters Company, UK as a TLC Certified Master and Partner, before co-founding Quest Leadership in 2007. During her consulting career, Helen has worked at all levels, with individuals and teams, to facilitate personal development and world class business results.

Graham Moore

Graham Moore, Certified Master based in the Middle East, is a former television drama and feature film producer. Creating stories was at the core of what Graham did for 17 years. He now utilizes those skills in keynotes and workshops for The Leadership Challenge.

David Bitterman

Certified Master in Training, The Leadership Challenge®
David Bitterman currently serves as the Deputy Director, Leader Training Center, Army Medical Department Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. In his current role, he oversees curriculum development and delivery of professional military education to Army Medical Department Officers. David retired after 30 years of service to the U.S. Army in 2015, and served as a Health Care Administrator and leader of many organizations, to include Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Medical Command. Over his long career, he was awarded many military and civilian awards and honors. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Davis, a Masters of Health Administration from Baylor University, and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the Army War College. David Bitterman is a Certified Master in Training for The Leadership Challenge Workshop, and is part of a team that annually trains over 1,000 Army Medical leaders in the 30 behaviors of exemplary leaders.

Jeffrey Haun

Certified Master, Leadership Coach
Mr. Jeffrey D. Haun is a Leadership Instructor at the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School and Assistant Program Manager for the Army Medical Department Executive Skills Program. Mr. Haun retired from the U.S. Army in May 2011 after 30 years of service attaining the rank of Colonel. During his 30-year career he held formal leadership positions for 27 of those exciting years to include two deployments as a commanding officer (CEO) of medical units to Iraq (2003) and Afghanistan (2006). He culminated his military career as the Director, Leader Training Center, at the Army’s Medical Department Center and School. During this assignment his department was responsible for the military education of all medical department officers to include leadership development.

As a result of his passion for leadership, Mr Haun returned to government service as a civilian employee to teach, coach and mentor leadership to the future leaders of the U. S. Army’s Medical Department. Since his return the department has conducted numerous in-house two-day workshops and exported the workshop to several Army hospitals and medical organizations throughout the United States. These workshops have exposed over 5000 Army medical officers, non-commissioned officers, and civil servant employees to the Leadership Challenge® experience.

Mr. Haun’s practical experience in leadership coupled with his involvement with the Leadership Challenge® allow him to follow his heart and continue to contribute to the leadership development of the next generation of U.S. Army Medical Department leaders.

Jody Rogers

Certified Master & Certified Leadership Coach
Dr. Jody R. Rogers is a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in Healthcare Administration at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and a former Professor at Baylor University. He is a Board Certified Healthcare Executive, a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and has over 40 years of healthcare experience. Dr. Rogers has a Bachelor’s of Science in Medical Technology and Biology, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Boston University and a Master’s Degree from the U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Health Administration. His Doctorate is in Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Rogers served for over 23 years in the U. S. Army, retiring in 1999 as the Director of the U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Health Administration. Since his retirement, Dr. Rogers teaches leadership, strategic management, and professional development at Trinity University. He also serves as the Program Manager, Executive Skills Branch of the Leader Training Center, Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Center and School. Dr. Rogers is a faculty member with the American College of Healthcare Executives speaking nationally and internationally on the subject of leadership in healthcare. He has recently been designated as a Certified Master Facilitator for The Leadership Challenge, an industry leading book on Evidence Based Leadership.

Dr. Rogers’ primary expertise is working with aspiring leaders from all industries to discover their personal leadership skills. Self-awareness is a critical aspect of leader development. He uses his passion for leader development and his servant-based leadership style to encourage leaders to explore why they want to lead. Leaders who clearly understand the why of leadership are more inspirational and engender greater loyalty among colleagues.

Roxanne Kaufman Elliott

Leadership Development Facilitator and Coach
This is the story of Joe
A humble man who lived simply, quietly and kindly, and yet, he was one of the greatest leaders I have ever known. Joe never had a real job; lived on his parent’s farm all of his life; took care of his parents until they passed; worked tirelessly in the community, for the church and all the causes you can imagine; never had a social security card or a bank account; never went to college; and rarely left the town he was born in. He was also one of the most well-read, intelligent and wise men the world has seen; was an amazing self-taught handy man, electrician and craftsman; and amassed a small fortune in cash that he kept hidden on the farm. Anyone who ever knew Joe would have followed him over a cliff without a second thought – I am at the top of that list to this day.

Joe radiated the five practices of exemplary leadership… and lived an extraordinary life that impacted innumerable people in the most incredible ways. How did he do that? Was he born a leader? Did he somehow learn about the five practices? How could someone like Joe, with such a humble background be such a great leader? Joe’s simple story will open the door to some rather profound insights on authentic leadership and will perhaps begin to answer these questions and more.

Presenter Bio
After a successful corporate career, Roxanne Kaufman Elliott founded her leadership development firm, ProLaureate Ltd. in 2005 and has been working with TLC materials since 2008. She is a leadership development facilitator and coach who has devoted her personal and professional life to helping people and organizations “emerge as champions”.

Tom Pearce

President, iLead Consulting and Training
Tom Pearce is President of iLead Consulting and Training and is a CM and a GTP. He has been helping organizations and individuals amplify the greatness of others through the Leadership Challenge since 2008. He is a sought-after mentor and has mentored 9 Certified Masters/Certified Masters in Training (CMIT/CMs).

Renee Harness

Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®, Harness Leadership
Renee Harness is Principal of Harness Leadership and is a CM and a GTP. She has been facilitating The Leadership Challenge for 19 years, and helped grow and develop the LPI Coach Training program with Wiley and the CM Community. She has mentored 5 (CMIT/CMs).

Amy Dunn

Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®
Amy Dunn is a Certified Master and a Certified Professional Coach. Amy leverages her direct experience to optimize talent at the individual, team, and organizational level. Her years as a successful Vice President of HR and Talent Management keep her consulting grounded in the real-life challenges and pressures leaders face.

Alan Lyme

Certified Master in Training, The Leadership Challenge®
Using OARS to Navigate The Leadership Challenge®
Did you ever get stuck for a response to keep a training or coaching session moving forward? Alan will provide a brief description of the parallels between TLC and Motivational Interviewing, with two short exercises demonstrating the power of OARS (Open questions, Affirmations, Reflections, and Summaries) when facilitating TLCW or coaching the LPI.

Presenter Bio
Alan Lyme is a CMIT with over twenty years’ experience in the Human Services field. As a communications trainer, he is excited to blend his knowledge as a social worker with the heart-centered philosophy of TLC.

Lowri Sparkes

Market Development Manager

Connie Stephens

Certified Master & Global Training Partner
Connie is the Founder and President of HeadStart Consulting in Shanghai, China. She is certified master & global training partner and has taught the Leadership Challenge to leaders and teams around the world since 2015. She is also executive coach and creator of Systematic Coaching, which is on the process to be certified by International Coach Federation (ICF).

Beth High

Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®
Beth High is President of HighRoad Consulting. She and her team work from a core belief that demonstrating exemplary leadership: is possible for anyone, starts with a personal choice, and takes practice. Beth is a Certified Master Facilitator of The Leadership Challenge® and has worked around the globe introducing the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership model. She has developed several online programs including Leadership in the Workplace and The Leadership Challenge® Workshop Online.

Gary Morgan

Gary Morgan has been involved in student leadership development throughout his entire career holding various positions administrative and faculty positions at several universities and consulted on student leadership with international universities and organizations. He has co-authored three books on The Student Leadership Challenge with Jim, Barry & Beth High. He currently runs his own leadership training, consulting and speaking business in Orlando.

Evans Kerrigan

Global Training Partner
Evans is CEO and co-founder of Integris Performance Advisors.  Integris is one of The Leadership Challenge Global Training Partners. Evan says, “My energy comes from seeing others grow, learn and accomplish things they did not think possible. As people apply new ideas, thoughts and practices to their work, they create new possibilities, greater results and a healthier place to work and continue to grow.”

Andrea Davis

Founding Partner, Flashpoint
As a founding partner, Andrea is focused on growing FlashPoint by marketing our services and connecting us with potential customers, as well as overseeing the day-to-day business functions to ensure an outstanding client experience. At the same time, she’s also committed to delivering results for clients by consulting with them especially in the areas of executive leadership development and leadership development strategy.

Bill Mugavin

Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®
A Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®, Bill is a Senior Consultant/Account Manager at FlashPoint. 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.  
Bill has a master’s degree in education and in training and performance improvement. He’s a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), a senior professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Brent Carter

Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®
Brent Carter, a TLC Certified Master, is an Executive Coach and Senior Consultant with Leadership Excelleration, Inc., based in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has deep expertise in leadership development, team effectiveness, culture development and new leader assimilation.

Steve Coats

Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®
Steve Coats is a managing partner and owner of International Leadership Associates, a leadership development education and consulting firm. Steve’s work is focused on leadership and team development, change, growth and strategy. For over thirty years, he has taught, coached, and consulted with executives and all levels of managers in several countries around the world.

Steve is one of the first people to be certified at the master level, on the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®, the leadership model from the worldwide best–selling book, The Leadership Challenge. He has been involved with this work and its authors, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, since 1987. Steve has worked with a wide range of clients, in a variety of industries, from household name, top 100 corporations to small family owned businesses. He has also worked with universities, government and non-profit agencies.

Steve is co-author of the book, There is no Box, (Executive Excellence, 2007) and also co-authored the booklet, Raise the Bar. He is a frequent writer, and his articles have been published in industry magazines, trade journals, and have been used in educational efforts at the UN and the Management Institute of Paris.

Prior to ILA, Steve had sixteen years of experience with AT&T, where he led a National Account Team and provided leadership and executive development and consulting.

Steve received his MBA in Executive Management from North Texas University, and completed an executive program in technology and innovation at the Wharton School.

Kelly Ann McKnight

Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®
Kelly Ann McKnight is a personnel development professional who focuses on bringing innovative tools to her clients. Her business thrives because of her ability to assess the needs of clients, and design programs to develop appropriate skills and abilities. Kelly Ann provides consulting services, training workshops and executive coaching. She tackles leadership and management development, behavioral profiling and team building. Her toolkit includes The Leadership Challenge®, Everything DiSC®, Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®. Kelly Ann helps her clients to understand that they have what it takes to tackle the big issues and she shows them how to do it.

Fred Jacques

Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®
Fred Jacques is a leadership educator and organizational consultant with over thirty years of experience in both the public and the private sectors. His consulting practice focuses on leadership development, executive coaching and change management with clients globally, and was launched following a successful career as an internal consultant and human resources manager for several large organizations. Fred has developed programs on emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, effective inter-personal communication, team-building, and all facets of leadership development from the individual to the executive level. He has a Ph.D. in Organizational Behaviour and teaches in Executive Development Programs at the University of Calgary, Canada. Fred is a Certified Master Facilitator of The Leadership Challenge® and a Certified Professional in Human Resources (CPHR).

Dan Schwab

Leadership Coach
Dan Schwab has been involved in adult learning for more than 30 years, and has taught The Leadership Challenge Workshop to thousands of people from all sorts of backgrounds.  He dreams of an international cadre of citizen leaders thriving in the monumental task of creating a just and sustainable society.

Brittney Majka

Certified Master-in-Training of The Leadership Challenge®
Brittney Majka is a Certified Master-in-Training of The Leadership Challenge® and has been working in the leadership development field for more than 10 years. Recognized for her work building leadership development programs and communities for women and millennials, she currently leads Coaching Programs as part of the Enterprise-wide Leadership Development Team at Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Mary Cooper

Mary’s professional background includes specialty retail, hotel resort management and quick service restaurant operations with Fortune 100 companies. She believes in experiencing all life has to offer and making a positive difference.

Amanda Nelson

Certified Master-in-Training of The Leadership Challenge®
Challenge the Process: Complexity
In a world of increasing complexity, leadership becomes more important. In this short TED-style talk, we explore the latest leadership theory, Complexity Leadership Theory, and how it reinforces the role of leadership in making systems evolve rather than atrophy.

Presenter Bio
Amanda Nelson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, has been working to improve organizations, systems and human experiences through her work in organizational development and human resources for 19 years. She is passionate about creating workplaces where individuals thrive and experience their best, as well as coaching individuals to success. She is holds an Expert Coach Certificate from ATD and is currently a Certified Master-in-Training of The Leadership Challenge.

Marisa Kelley

Senior Brand Manager
Marisa Kelley is Senior Brand Manager of The Leadership Challenge, A Wiley Brand. Approaching her 12-year mark with the organization, she knows the brand inside out and a passionate proponent of leadership development accessibility for all.

Matt Adair

Sales Manager

Matt Cox

Client Services Manager

Maureen O'Leary-Pickard

Certified Master of The Leadership Challenge®
Maureen O’Leary-Pickard is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) and has over 25 years of progressive experience in positions in Human Resources. Through her consulting practice at The Performance Group, she has provided human resources services, facilitated learning and provided executive and performance coaching. Her areas of expertise include Leadership Development, Change Management, Team Building and Organizational Effectiveness. Clients have included manufacturing, health care, education, technology and start-ups. She has a reputation as a trusted advisor and is consistently described as knowledgeable, insightful, enthusiastic and practical. Maureen is a Western University graduate and has studied at St Francis Xavier and Queens Universities with ongoing certification in a variety of assessment tools. She has held leadership and Board positions within business, education, not for profits and has been awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for community service. She currently serves on the Human Resources Committee for the London Health Sciences Centre Board of Directors and is a Director for the Greater London International Airport Authority. The goal of her firm, The Performance Group, is to bring purpose, heart and effectiveness together in the workplace to enrich people's lives.

Joshua Carter

Platform Specialist

Steve Skarke

Steve Skarke is "double engineer" who has discovered that leadership must be learned and practiced. He is now both an internal and external organizational development planner, facilitator, and executive coach with certifications in The Leadership Challenge®, Everything DISC®, the Five Behaviors of Cohesive Team®s, and The Birkman Method. Steve is President of the Kaneka Foundation and owner of Leading Elements.
"The Leadership Challenge Forum is a transformational leadership experience. I appreciate the opportunity to learn from leadership scholars and experts coupled with the opportunity to network with colleagues."
- Ron Siers, Department Chair, Department of Education Specialties at Salisbury University

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