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Generative Leadership Circle

Bob Dunham

Bob is founder of the Institute for Generative Leadership (IGL), which delivers the action-based discipline of Generative Leadership and management in the Generative Leadership Program™ (GLP) (www.generateleadership.com), as well as the Coaching Excellence in Organizations (CEO) program in partnership with Newfield Network, one of the world’s leading schools of coaching (www.newfieldnetwork.com).

Bob has worked since 1981 as an executive, consultant, educator and coach to executives, management teams, and coaches worldwide in leadership, communication, teamwork, and people process redesign. Prior to founding the Institute Bob was a VP at Motorola Computer Systems, COO of Action Technologies, and VP of Consulting for Business Design Associates.

Bob is co-author of The Innovator’s Way – Essential Practices for Successful Innovation with Dr. Peter Denning, published by MIT Press (www.innovators-way.com), as well as the articles The Missing Customer and Innovation as Language Action with Dr. Denning. He has also published articles including: The Generative Foundations of Action in Organizations; The Body of Management; What Makes Leadership Work?; Back to School – The Top 14 Mistakes that Executives Make; a chapter in the book Being Human at Work, edited by Dr. Richard Strozzi Heckler; and has been published in numerous publications including Communications of the ACM, Training Magazine, the International Journal for Coaching in Organizations, and the Center for Quality of Management Journal. He has written over 30 proprietary papers used in his development programs.

He also developed the one-year Management in Action program for Dr. Fernando Flores, holds two degrees from Stanford University, was on the staff that developed the three-year Ontological Design Course, and has studied the discipline of embodied learning and leadership extensively. Earlier in his career, he led the on-board software development team for the Hubble Space Telescope for several years.  He also co-holds two patents for workflow technology based on the structure of human coordination.

Bob founded and is active in Enterprise Performance, a performance consulting company, where he and his teams have consulted with clients that include IBM, Discovery Channel, Adobe, Toshiba America, Classmates, Scholastic, Wells Fargo, and many other companies.

He is a guest lecturer in the Executive Certification Program for Presidio Graduate School and in the Leading by Design Fellows Program for the California College of the Arts. He was Adjunct Faculty, Executive in Residence, in the Presidio Graduate School MBA program in Sustainable Management for three years, and previously taught at the University of San Francisco. He is currently exploring Chinese inner wisdom traditions for their contribution to understanding and embodying generative leadership.


Gail McDonald

Gail McDonald

President, Transition Resources, Inc.                                                                                                      

Gail is President of Transition Resources, Inc. and a Partner Emeritus of St. Charles Consulting Group.  She specializes in executive coaching, team coaching, outcome-driven meeting facilitation and organizational assessment.  As an executive coach, Gail helps strong leaders and their teams accelerate their growth, shift out of their comfort zones, and move to the next level of performance and success.

Gail has enjoyed great success as a coach and facilitator while working with executives at a number of global companies. Through one-on-one coaching, she has helped senior level executives step up to increasingly complex leadership responsibilities and challenges. Through team coaching and meeting facilitation, she has helped leadership teams develop strategy, engage in critical dialogue, and build cohesiveness around their shared commitments. Gail’s clients span many industries including high-tech, banking, financial services, aerospace, manufacturing, transportation, distribution, and nonprofit.

Prior to forming her own business, Gail was a corporate officer of Ryder System, Inc. for eight years. During that time, she served as Senior Vice-President of Human Resources and Senior Vice-President of Government  Affairs and Communications. Prior to Ryder, Gail held various human resources roles of increasing responsibility at Xerox Corporation, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and Bankers Trust Corporation. Gail also served for five years as the chairman of the Coordinating Committee on Health and Retirement for The Business Roundtable (BRT), a Washington-based association composed of 200 CEOs of large corporations.  In this role, Gail spoke at a variety of forums regarding initiatives by Corporate America to enhance health care quality.

Client companies have included: Baylor Health Care Systems, Bell Helicopter (Textron), BNSF, The Business Roundtable, Celanese, Chi Omega Fraternity, Cingular, CompuCom, Dell, Energy Future Holdings, FedEx Kinkos, Grant Thornton, Haynes and Boone, Honeywell, HSBC North America, Institute for Legal Reform (US Chamber of Commerce), JPMorgan Chase, Lineage Power, Lockheed Martin, McAfee, McKesson, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, NCH, Raytheon, Ryder System, and United Technologies.

Gail received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Duke University and her Master’s degree in Organizational Behavior from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She is a trustee of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center and Children’s Medical Center Foundation of Dallas.  She is also a past president of the DFW Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners and a member of the Steering Committee of Women of Tocqueville, a network of women leaders within the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.

Gail has a graduate of the Coaching Excellence in Organizations (CEO) program, is a Newfield CEO Certified Coach, and serves as a CEO Program Coach.  She is also a graduate of the Five Rings Practitioner Program, an in-depth, integrative approach that enhances the non-verbal aspects of leadership presence. Gail lives in Dallas, Texas.


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John B. Lazar

John has been a performance consultant and coach since 1983, including seventeen years as an executive coach to CEOs, business owners, executives, senior managers and solopreneurs through his company John B. Lazar & Associates, Inc.

He works with individual leaders and their teams, altering their perspective, motivation, and performance to produce socially and emotionally intelligent leadership and management, breakthrough execution and business results. He coaches executive teams around their alignment, trust and accountability issues. He also focuses on the fit between organizational culture and strategy, identifying the critical leverage points that can enable positive, sustainable change. John works best with those ambitious, high-achieving, and high-potential performers and managers (and their teams) who intend to further develop their ability to execute, their leadership capacity and capability, and the realization of their higher purpose.

In addition to his business coaching, he consults to companies on issues of leadership and management practices, communications, evaluation, executive team alignment, culture-strategy fit, and organizational change. Client organizations include Alcan, Boeing, Deloitte, E.ON Climate and Renewables, KPMG, NASA, National Starch, Northern Trust, U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rogers Wireless, Stericycle, and Suncor. Family-owned businesses and entrepreneurial companies include Rosin Eyecare, Continental Furniture, BodyEnergy Company, and Darleen’s Interiors.

John is past President of the Board of Directors of the International Consortium for Coaching in Organizations (ICCO, www.coachingconsortium.org). He is co-founder, owner, and Executive Editor of IJCO The International Journal of Coaching in Organizations® (www.ijco.info). He has made presentations to local, national and international audiences in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, England, Belgium, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, India, and China on topics including human capital management, leadership and sustainable leadership, executive team alignment, management skills, coaching, blended interventions, coaching program design, emotional intelligence, communications, evaluation, and ROI.

John has a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lake Forest College. He has been certified as a Master Coach by the International Coach Federation (ICF) since 1999. He received his coach training and certification from Newfield Network in 1992 and from the Institute for Generative Leadership in 2010. He resides in Forest Park, Illinois, USA.


Josephina Santiago

Josephina Santiago

Josephina is a master in the design of integrative somatic learning experiences. She is a collaborator and integrator of somatic approaches to learning and self-realization, and continues to reach out to other practitioners and designers to expand the space of possibilities for somatic learning and collaboration among practitioners.

Her career spans over forty years of the development of somatic design, drawing from many fields and modalities, as well as being an educator. She is the originator of Ontological Body Movement as a frame for learning through the body and emotions, and founder of SomaLearn Designs. She delivers her work through a number of organizations around the world, including the US, Canada, Asia, South America, Europe, Australia and South Africa.

She is a somatic learning leader with Newfield Network, a school of transformational learning and as well as one of the leading coaching schools in the world, as well as with the Institute for Generative Leadership. She works with educators in addition to professional coaches and leaders. Josephina’s work in the area of body and learning includes her original training as a holistic nurse practitioner, and her focus on coaching patients into the new narratives they needed for health and wellbeing.

She is a Newfield Certified Ontological Coach and holds Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentials from the International Coach Federation. She is a practitioner in the ontological tradition for over thirty years.  She is a certified coach in the practices of the Coaching Excellence in Organizations (CEO) program, completed a year of study in the Ontological Design Course (ODC), and studied TEER Technology of Soul with Dr. Barbara Ann Teer.

Her work in education includes being co-founder of a NYC high school El Puente for Peace &Justice (the Bridge) in Brooklyn, New York, where she was a faculty director for fourteen years, and she has a passion for the education of young adults and young leaders. She has also served as President of the school board of Boulder Preparatory Academy, an alternative high school for youth at risk, in Boulder, Colorado.

She is currently working with a body of apprentices in Ontological Body Movement, and is founder of the Generative Leaders Scholarship Fund for young community leaders. She is an author and poet, having published the book of poetry BodyFreedom~A Woman’s Poetic Journal, and Earth Spirit/Espiritu Tierra, a bilingual children’s book of creating a connection to nature where ever you are. Josephina lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband.

 
Him Frerichs

Kim Frerichs

Kim is principal and founder of Red Frog Coaching and Consulting, and is a CEO program coach.  As an executive coach and consultant, Kim Frerichs has a passion for developing people’s capacity to encounter the challenges of our time with greater clarity of mind, strength of heart, and fullness of presence.  Since leaving corporate management for coaching and consulting in 1999, Kim has been privileged to help leaders around the globe bring their own best forward, as well as bring others together in a way that creates great things. Experience with clients in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe has fortified her belief that the world needs the unique talents from each one of us, as well as what we can only bring together. Known as a keen observer, deep listener and committed learning partner, Kim helps people to see themselves and their organizations from new vantage points, gaining the insights, energy and skills to generate new outcomes.

Kim brings to her work over 12 years of progressive responsibility within corporate management. Charged with leading a range of company-wide initiatives and special projects as her career progressed, Kim gained an insider’s understanding of organizational dynamics, and demonstrated her ability to help diverse groups of stakeholders find common ground and gain traction on shared concerns.  Kim also draws on an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Masters work in Education and an extensive range of coaching and consulting certifications. These include a three-year program in Coaching Excellence in Organizations with the Institute for Generative Leadership (IGL) , and an 18 month program in Generating Transformative Change (GTC) with Pacific Integral and LIOS, a graduate college of Saybrook University. She also holds certified practitioner status in Five Rings Coaching, the Leadership Development Framework and Team Emotional and Social Intelligence.

As an executive and team coach, meeting and retreat facilitator, and trainer in the generative leadership of teams, Kim has supported a broad range of organizations, including: The Campion Foundation, CareOregon, the EPA, Evergreen Hospital, Expedition Trips, Federated Department Stores, K2Sports, Microsoft, The National Ability Center, NASA, the National Park Service, The News Tribune, Outdoors For All, PATH, SAP, The Seattle Times, the US Navy, Verizon, Willamette University and Zumiez.

Additionally, Kim serves as a Senior Program Coach for coaches in training with the Newfield Network and IGL, as Faculty for the GTC program, and as a member of the SupporTED coaching team. Kim was honored to present on Leading Through Complexity at the 16th Annual International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa, on Leveraging the Nonverbal at the 2012 International Coaching Federation’s Midwest Regional Conference, and on Finding Balance at the 2012 TEDx Conference in Quito, Ecuador. You can see more about Kim’s work at www.redfrogcoaching.com.

 
Marty Raphael

Marty Raphael

Marty Raphael is an ontological business coach with over 7500 hours of coaching experience worldwide. She has focused on social and organizational change as a consultant, mediator, and corporate executive for over twenty years. Marty is a published author and speaker on such topics as Global Business Ethics, How Coaching Supports Effective Leadership, and Complexity Intelligence in the Workplace. In particular, the body of distinctions within what Marty has termed complexity intelligence is her own synthesis from Goleman and Gardner’s work on emotional intelligence, Stuart Heller and Richard Strozzi Heckler’s ontology of the body, her coach training with Coaching Excellence in Organizations with IGL and Newfield Network, her training with the Coaches Training Institute, and her training and work as a certified mediator. By increasing leaders’ complexity intelligence, she is privileged to help executives become formidable forces to affect positive and lasting organizational innovation and change.

Marty holds a number of coaching and mediation certifications, including: International Coaches Federation – MCC, Master Certified Coach; Certified Newfield Ontological Coach – Newfield, Inc.; Certified CEO Coach, Institute for Generative Leadership; Certified Victim/Offender Mediator, New Mexico; Certified Peer/Teen and Family Restorative Justice Mediator, Center for Dispute Resolution, New Mexico; Certified Consultant – TESI Team Emotional and Social Intelligence (Collaborative Growth, LLC); Certified IACP – International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (Collaborative Divorce Practitioner); Graduate, Coaches Training Institute, basic and advanced programs.


Phyllis Arceneaux

Phyllis Arceneaux, NCC

Managing Partner, Founding Member at Excelerant, Lafayette, Louisiana

Phyllis K. Arceneaux is a Managing Partner, Executive Certified Coach, Leadership Strategist and Facilitator and Trainer, Founding Member of Excelerant. Phyllis works with an international clientele and specializes in Facilitated Executive Group Coaching.  She works both as a coach for Executives and their teams and as a coach’s coach.  Her expertise in executive communication is unparalleled.

Corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, teachers, health care professionals, lawyers, accountants and engineers have all benefitted from Phyllis’ coaching. In addition to being an Executive Coach for over 20 years, Phyllis has 35 years as a successful entrepreneur in both business-to-business and consumer-focused industries.  This experience allows her to make powerful connections and generate instant rapport whether in the board room or in the field.

For the last 33 years, Phyllis has studied with Fernando Flores, Julio Olalla, Rafael Echeverria, Humberto Maturana, Robert Dunham, Charles Smith, Charlie Bloom, Roger Burnell and Dr. Stuart Heller; experts in the field of coaching, communication, leadership and human interaction.  She is a certified, Ontological coach with Newfield Coaching, Boulder, CO. She has also achieved certification in HR Chally Assessment, a predictive instrument for selection, development and succession planning for individuals and organizations.  Most recently, Phyllis has completed Newfield’s CEO Program for Advanced Coaching and Generative Leadership with Robert Dunham, a 3 year program for an advanced certification in coaching executives and their teams, in Boulder, Colorado and is currently in the third year of a Practitioners Program with Walking Your Talk, a program that covers the 90% non-verbal communication and human interaction, with Dr. Stuart Heller, in Cleveland, Ohio.  Additionally, she is a member of ICF – International Coaching Federation.  Phyllis has not only studied with these prestigious Coaches but is also a Program coach for Newfield, the CEO and the TED programs.


 
Renee Freedman

Renee Freedman

President, Renee Freedman & Company

Renee Freedman believes that collaboration is as essential for organizations, teams, nations, and communities as breath is for living. To support this belief, Renee develops innovative collaboration methodologies that offer expertise in four primary areas:

  • Transforming organizations with difficult and divided relationships into cultures of collaboration that achieve previously unimagined outcomes
  • Creating large scale incubator interactions for executive leadership development, complex issue resolution, and project launches
  • Initiating and implementing professional coaching programs that support the development of leaders skilled in collaboration.
  • Coaching rebel-thinking leaders who have hit the ‘wall of normalcy’ and are surrendering to their call to change the status quo.

Renee developed these expertise areas over a career spanning 30 years, and 15 business sectors as a senior leader within human service, engineering, and technology organizations. Renee earned a MSEd from the University of Miami and a BS in Human Development/Psychology from the University of California, Riverside. Her coaching certifications originate from the International Coach Federation, the Newfield Network, and the Institute for Generative Leadership.

Weaving together her business experience, education, and interests, she works with clients who have an unstoppable need to make a positive discernible impact in their organization, their community, or the world. Additionally, as co-founder and managing director of SupporTED, Renee presently matches 300+ TED Fellows with world-class coaches and mentors. Some of the organizations that have benefited from Renee’s work include: Modern Language Association, TED, Tucson Electric Power, and American Eagle Airlines.

Renee looks forward to continue to offer her facilitation, design, and team building capacities to groups with challenging issues and out-of-the box visions who are ready to commit to an organizational culture based in collaboration.

 
Scott Blessing

Scott Blessing, MBA, PCC

Scott Blessing, founder of Inspired Leadership Now, is a sought-after executive and leadership coach, author, and speaker who has gained a reputation for Changing the Game for developing dynamic, confident, and empowered leaders.  His no-nonsence approach has helped successful leaders, teams, and organizations cause a measureable shift in culture and performance – beyond what was ever thought possible.   He leverages the latest neuro-biological, neuro-scientific, and quantum physics models along with Promised-Based Management and Aikido principles to understand “how to” change from the inside out.

With more than twenty-five years of executive management experience and a track record of substantial success as a CEO, Scott understands the pressures, relationship challenges and isolation leaders face.   His approach to freeing leaders from their blindness and self-deception has made Scott a trusted resource and confidant to Fortune 100 executives, entrepreneurs, and high performers with Intel, Godiva Chocolatier, Sony Music Entertainment, AARP, Fannie Mae, National Park Service,  Villanova University’s EMBA Program, IBM, Kaiser Permanente, and TED to name a few.

Scott is a frequent speaker for Fortune 500 companies, executive leadership forums, and industry conferences on topics of  “Leadership Presence – How to Build It, How to Embody It & How To Regain It When You Lose It”; “Building & Sustaining High Performing Teams”,  and “Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself”.    

Scott received his professional coaching certifications (PCC) from the International Coach Federation (ICF), the Institute for Generative Leadership, Strozzi Institute, the Newfield Network, and is ranked in Aikido.  He holds an MBA from St.Joseph’s University and a B.S. from Shippensburg University. Scott is co-author of the books Yes You Can with Dr. Warren Bennis and Jim Rohn ;  and Roadmap To SuccessMastering the Art and Practice of Leadership with Deepak Chopra and Ken Blanchard released April, 2013. Scott lives in Wyomissing, PA.


Stephanie Rosol

Stephanie Rosol

President, Skye Coaching

Stephanie Rosol works with leaders and teams to improve performance, enhance communication, and increase satisfaction in both professional and personal domains.  As an executive coach and leadership consultant, she brings 25 years as a Senior Executive and Non-Profit Leader – perspectives from the front line to the board room, inside and outside of business – to listen and support organizational leaders as they navigate the choices in their lives.

As VP of Human Resources for Wynn Resorts and as Corporate Director for Talent Development with Caesars Entertainment, she was responsible for organizational culture and engagement initiatives impacting more than 100,000 employees.  She co-created and delivered development programs for newly placed leaders and executives.  As Board President, she led the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada through a $4 Million Capital Campaign to purchase and renovate a permanent facility.  As graduate of The University of San Diego’s Masters of Science in Executive Leadership program she partnered with the school of business to establish alumni coaching and mentorship.

Stephanie earned coaching certifications from the Newfield Network and The Institute for Generative Leadership.  She is a member of the International Coach Federation and a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources.  She serves as a coach on the SupporTED Coaching Team for TED Fellows and for the Institute for Generative Leadership.


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Terrie Lupberger, MCC

An executive coach and advisor to leaders and teams worldwide, Terrie works at the intersections of leadership and coaching to elicit the very best – the greatest potentials – from an individual or a team.   Combining her passions for business and for people, she uses innovative change processes to help individuals and teams improve their performance and get results without sacrificing well-being.

As an executive, Terrie’s career has spanned 25+ years in various management and leadership positions, in both the private and public sectors. She was CEO of an international coaching and leadership development company; a Federal manager overseeing large scale initiatives, and director of a 1,000 person outplacement program.  She knows, first-hand, what it takes to build teams, lead large scale change and manage complexity.  Her passion for people eventually led her to become an executive coach so she could support others in navigating the mine fields, pitfalls and blind spots inherent in playing a bigger game.

In the profession of coaching, Terrie is a pioneer in the field.  She helped develop the core coaching competencies being used today as the standard of coaching professionalism worldwide.  She is a former Board Member of the International Coach Federation, has managed coach training programs at three Universities, and is a contributing author to several books on coaching and leading.  Terrie teaches executive coaching internationally in both virtual and live settings and is currently writing a book for coaches and other change agents on how to generate greater impact with their work.

Terrie has a degree in Business and post graduate certificates in computer science and Generative Leadership.  Her international clients come from various organizations including Intel, Unilever, Department of Defense, and TW Telecom just to name a few.  Terrie is part of the coaching teams for the TED Fellows Program and the Institute for Generative Leadership.  Her best clients are those who realize that more of the same is a poor strategy for change.  They have decided, even if reluctantly, that new thinking and new behaviors are needed to have the outcomes, and life, they desire most.