Our Team

Our team brings decades of experience in consulting, coaching, learning, and organizational development. We are intentionally diverse across age, gender, ethnicity, race, behavioral styles, education, and lived experience. Many members of our team hold advanced degrees and are certified across multiple modalities for consulting, coaching, and presenting. This also includes qualifications to administer, interpret, and educate clients on assessments. While we value formal education, we recruit talent with an equitable lens and place strong value in leveraging applied real world experience to make an impact in organizations. This diversity is consistently leveraged to ensure we are inclusive of different perspectives and methodologies while affording us the opportunity to match our clients with the consultants that are the best fit for their needs.

Adhlere Coffy

Consulting Partner

Adhlere is a trained engineer and data scientist with years of experience working in the non-profit and philanthropic sectors. He has two patents for his work as an engineer and has published data science projects through various agencies he has collaborated with. He holds Master’s degrees from NYU in Applied Urban Science & Informatics.

Anne Grieves

Senior Training Partner

Anne Grieves is a Gallup certified CliftonStrengths coach / team-building facilitator. With a professional background in career coaching, Anne has the ability to guide individuals, groups, and teams to identify and achieve their career goals. Her unique approach provides people with the tools and insights they need to experience a paradigm shift in how to explore new possibilities.

Chavonne Stewart

Training Partner

Chavonne is a speaker, author, coach, and facilitator with over 10 years of experience in leadership, management and business administration. She is committed to lifelong learning. Currently, Chavonne is working on her Ph.D in Leadership Studies and holds an M.S. in Management with a leadership and organization effectiveness concentration. She is also a certified life coach.

Christa Whitten

Consulting Partner

Christa Whitten has been delivering dynamic, interactive team development programs, trainings and events for organizations for almost 20 years. Her focus is on creating impactful, results-oriented experiences through experiential learning and thoughtful conversations. Christa is a certified practitioner of the MBTI, both FIRO-B & FIRO-Business assessments, Dialogue Education, and is an adjunct professor of Adventure Education at NWCC.

Danni Pruitt

Consulting Partner

Danni is a modern leadership development professional who specializes in all aspects of the L&D eco space. She is a diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity champion who is committed to creating communities where differences are recognized, valued, and leveraged for the good of individuals, teams, and organizations. She is passionate about sparking positive change through creating continuous learning communities.

David Rowell

Consulting Partner

David is a speaker, facilitator, instructor, consultant and published author who believes that working relationships based on authenticity, and open engagement are cornerstone to both individual and organizational achievement. Prior to private consulting David enjoyed a storied career with the US federal government, where he taught diversity, leadership, and team building. He has also worked closely with a U.N. organization developing international gender policy and gender programs.

David Sutherland

Consulting Partner

David brings his experience as a diversity and equity trainer to help organizations create a greater awareness of the ways in which certain behaviors and communication styles -often  grounded  in  gender,  racial,  or  other  identities  –  can  overtly  or  subtly  diminish members of a team. He fosters a non-judgmental, occasionally uncomfortable, often fun climate in which people can examine their organization’s culture, openly share their own biases and presumptions, and explore new ways of talking and working with all of their colleagues and different communities.

Eileen Arias

Operations Assistant

Eileen enjoys analyzing systems, processes, and relationships to ensure that workplaces are being effective and efficient in reaching goals, especially goals pertaining to DEI. She is passionate about developing innovative strategies for inclusive workplace practices. Eileen brings her knowledge in policy implementation, communication, and cultural sensitivity making her a great addition to the operations team.

Ela Mesa

Consulting Partner

Ela is a speaker, trainer, and performer with a passion for igniting others to take inspired action. She is committed to serving as a resource for productive results-driven communities, promoting diversity and creating social change. She has led various initiatives focusing on elevating workplace culture, raising consciousness, and building pathways.

Fabian DeRozario

Senior Consulting Partner

Fabian J. DeRozario is a master facilitator and consultant with more than 20 years of experience spaning across higher education institutions, associations, and private industries. His presentation style is interactive, engaging, and focused on enhancing personal skills that contribute to creating world-class organizations. Fabian has international experience working with several industries in the U.S., U.K., and China.

Heidi Hanson

Director of Consulting Engagements

Heidi is an accomplished and incisive business readiness leader, with a talent for getting cross-functional teams at all organizational levels aligned, enthused and collaborating on a common vision of the future. Heidi has over 20 years of results-oriented learning and development experience. She is a Prosci© certified change practitioner and holds a Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology.

Jason Asher

Consulting Partner

Jason has more than 15 years of experience as a consultant, coach, and facilitator. He has partnered with executives, managers, and teams across sectors in the areas of leadership, communication and performance management. Jason works closely with his clients to enhance their team dynamics and work together more effectively, while also helping them broaden their individual skills.

Kathy Wilson

Senior Consulting Partner

Kathy is a speaker, author, coach and Change Strategist who challenges her clients to step outside of their comfort zones and reach their highest potential. A former collegiate and professional basketball player and coach, Kathy shares her unique combination of on-court experience and off-court knowledge to transform the way people lead change in their personal and workplace environments.

Katy Mayo

Senior Technical Training Partner

For over 25 years, Katy Mayo has provided software training to clients nationwide. As a trainer, Katy combines technical and subject matter expertise to provide comprehensive training on some of the most current, cutting-edge software used in the workplace. Katy relies on a hands-on approach that ensures participants develop the software skills they need to perform their jobs more effectively.  Katy is a Microsoft Office User Training Specialist and Certified Virtual Trainer.

Kenn Roberts

Senior Consulting Partner

With more than three decades in both corporate America and the US military, Kenn has developed a deep understanding of team development and an extensive expertise in advising leaders on how to leverage human resources. He has held critical HR roles during major business mergers and acquisitions and has coached leaders on how to assess and strengthen their skills at eliciting peak performance from team members.

Kenya Rutland

Principal and Chief Enthusiasm Officer

Kenya is a passionate and trustworthy consultant who increases the confidence, motivation, and performance of others. He is a persuasive facilitative leader who uses his keen business acumen to build commitment and accountability among staff at all levels of any organization. Kenya has more than 20 years of experience delivering results-oriented consulting and facilitation to a diverse client portfolio.

Kim DeMur

Director of Operations

Kim has a passion for helping others become the best version of themselves by coaching them towards their personal and professional goals. With almost 10 years of experience in operations management and a background in higher education, Kim has the ability build lasting relationships, manage operations, and ensure all parties are set up for a successful engagement.

Kinita Schripsema

Consulting Partner

Kinita is a published international author, speaker, facilitator, consultant and transformational coach who believes that practicing unity while celebrating diversity is key to a healthy community. She has over 45 years experience living cross-culturally with extensive experience in the USA, Canada and overseas in Leadership Development and Cultural Education.

Laura Hurlbirt-Brault

Consulting Partner

Laura has a passion for mission driven organizations that impact the communities in which we work and live. She believes that bringing out the best in the individual paves the way for businesses to realize greater growth and overall success. Laura has over 15 years of experience in organizational learning and development, human resources, communications, and executive leadership. She holds Master’s Degree in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology, and is a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach.

Mari Jimenez-Ortiz

Consulting Partner

As a first generation American, and first-generation college graduate, Mari understands the challenges that many people face when trying to obtain a college education. With more than 12 years of experience working with diverse populations in higher education, Mari  has  developed  a  focus  on  working  specifically  on  access  and  overall  wellness.  With   anyone   she   meets,   she   strives   to   develop   cross-cultural   awareness   and   appreciation.

Nancy J. Lewis

Senior Consulting Partner

Nancy J. Lewis has over 30 years as an inspirational keynote speaker, trainer, author, and corporate coach. She works with organizations develop their people potential and helps executives and managers transform and enhance their careers. She conducts dynamic keynotes and seminars on diversity and inclusion, leadership, human resources and personal development. Her presentations are energizing, interactive, and content-rich learning experiences.

Roosevelt Smith

Consulting Partner

Roosevelt has twenty-five years of rich and extensive experience leading organizations and providing consulting services and training. As a consultant, Roosevelt believes in partnership, meeting people and organizations where they are and facilitating processes that surface possibilities while leveraging existing strengths.

Stephanie Sibille

Consulting Partner

Stephanie has almost ten years of experience leading and supporting large group events, designing and delivering experiential programming, and workshop development and facilitation. She is well-versed in an extensive library of team development programs, as well as the DiSC behavior assessment tool and Belbin Team Roles Inventory. Stephanie is bilingual and has rich international experience.

Steve Ockerbloom

Senior Consulting Partner

Steve has spent the past eighteen years delivering impactful workshops on the topics of leadership, individual, and team development. Steve is an expert in delivering 360-degree feedback tools and assessments such as Myers-Briggs, DISC, and Belbin Team Roles. What truly sets Steve’s workshops apart is his ability to use experiential activities to bring all of these topics to life for his participants.

Tara Flippo

Consulting Partner

Tara has held multiple management roles for the leading experiential training centers in New England. Her passions include facilitation/teaching, social emotional learning, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)/Social Justice. One of Tara’s professional highlights, was the publication of her first book – Social Emotional Learning in Action: Experiential Activities to Positively Impact School Climate.

Vanessa Allison Reed

Consulting Partner

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Xavier Russell

Consulting Partner

Xavier has over ten years of broad-based experience in resource development, corporate and community engagement, project management and grassroots community development. He has a “passion for people” and has dedicated much of his career to connecting individuals and communities with resources and improving systems and programs that help create sustainable community development.