Our primary focus is our Generative Leadership and Coaching Excellence Programs.
We also do consulting engagements with selected clients under the name Enterprise Performance and draw on a network of leading authorities in their fields to support our program participants and clients.
GENERATIVE LEADERSHIP FACULTY, COACHES, & STAFF
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.generativeleadership.co), 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.
Brian is a graduate of the Institute for Generative Leadership’s three-year program, the Generative Leadership Program (GLP), and is currently a program coach for GLP students.
He is also a certified Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute and a founding member of the Coaching Effectiveness in Organizations Community of Practice.
Previously in his career Brian led software product development teams for over 25 years for industry leaders like Adobe, Getty Images and RealNetworks. As part of his responsibilities he led a global organization that was responsible for qualifying the product readiness of his company’s flagship product.
He is committed to creating great teams that contribute to great products and services by generating “quality conversations” using the practices of generative leadership.
Craig spent 22 years as a corporate line executive leading and managing sales teams for advertising and marketing companies. During these years he was building client relationships in multiple sectors including CPG, Banking, Automotive, Government, Real Estate, Telecommunications, Professional Services and many others. Working in three different organizations, Craig was responsible for firm wide sales, building and managing teams, and providing impeccable leadership, influencing not only sales decisions, but also strategy and development. He has a demonstrated track record of success spanning a number of continents (namely North America, Europe and South America).
The breadth of his background means he is quickly able to grasp the key issues in the client’s environment and relate it to broad business experience and current best practice. As an American who has lived in Europe for over 20 years, Craig is able to bring a deeper understanding of what it means to live and work outside of one’s home country, as well as the ability to work in both English and Spanish with complete transparency. Craig coaches and facilitates senior executives and management teams on how to improve their effectiveness and accelerate their performance. “I work with successful dissatisfied leaders and help them become not only more successful, but also more satisfied.”
Specialist areas are leadership teams and change management (generation of vision, strategy, organisational structure and capability development, sales and sales management, lead team and organisational culture development, effective execution). Influencing in global (multi country, multi cultural, multi functional matrix) environments. Craig is extremely focused on helping teams and senior leaders develop new practices, which are directly relevant and aligned with the results they are promising to produce. Craig has a BA from the University of California, Davis, a Masters in Professional Management: Institute for Generative Leadership (three-year program, and is certified in in Professional Coaching by Newfield Network. Recent clients include: Bayer, Chiquita, Cisco, Citibank, EMC, Genpact, Kraft Foods, Lafarge, NASA, Telefonica, USAID, VISA, Vodafone.
Marcia’s business background spans over 20 years in the design and implementation of value generating programs that deliver measurable improvement in quality, service, and business performance. Her primary focus is coaching leaders and their teams to develop sustainable and reliable core practices for initiating and managing effective change. She has worked with technology, consulting services, health care, financial services, and utility corporations.
She has held the positions of vice-president of systems and development for Business Design Associates, an international consulting firm, manager of systems engineering and product marketing for EG&G Wakefield Systems, and senior engineer for RCA Automated Systems. As director of clinician training and client development for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s nationally recognized program, the Personal Health Improvement Program, Marcia worked with a team formed from three investor health care sector companies. The team developed a comprehensive model for the integration of mind-body based disease management clinician and patient education programs into the delivery of primary care. She has co-authored a study of the business and clinical outcomes of this program that has been implemented in over 25 health care companies. Marcia holds a masters degree in Education and bachelors degrees in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering. She is a graduate of the three year Ontological Design Course and has completed three years of training in the discipline of Somatic Coaching and Leadership with Strozzi Institute.
Mary Ann Ireland
Mary Ann is a talented coach and trainer, known for her ability to listen deeply, engender trust, and produce meaningful results with her clients. Whether working one-on-one or with teams, Mary Ann offers creative insights and practical skills that make a lasting difference for others. She has worked with VPs, directors, and managers in a wide variety of companies to resolve current challenges and attain new levels of success and fulfillment in their careers.
The foundation for Mary Ann’s work includes Commitment-based Management (CbM) (listening collaboratively and managing with accountability) and Executive/Leadership Presence (improving one’s ability to influence, engage and lead others while being responsive to change), so that clients can articulate bigger possibilities and deliver on them. As a consultant, Mary Ann has worked with multiple pharma/biotech companies including Johnson & Johnson, Astellas, and Theravance, plus leading companies in other industries including US Bank and TrendMicro. In 2003, Mary Ann founded the Biotech Organizational Learning and Development group (BOLD), a best practice group for HR professionals in the life sciences industry (www.growBOLD.com) and continues to lead the organization.
In 2007, Mary Ann co-founded The Stratam Group, participating as a coach, facilitator and trainer on leadership development, team building and culture change projects. Mary Ann’s previous corporate experience consists of 17-years in sales, marketing and product management in the life sciences industry, including working with teams of scientists and engineers. As a strategic account manager working for $3.4B asset management company, Mary Ann was recognized as the top performer in the country for the life science division, exceeding her quota by $10M. Her past clients include: Novartis (Chiron), Elan, Roche Pharmaceuticals (Genentech and Roche/Palo Alto), Johnson & Johnson (Scios and Acclarent), Portola Pharmaceuticals, Astellas Pharma (Perseid), Theravance, Inc., Cisco, Archimedes, MedAmerica, CEP (California Emergency Physicians), Life Technologies Inc., TrendMicro, Itron Cellular Systems, Agilent, Anaptys Bio, ALEXZA, US Bank (Elavon), SSE Telecoms, Abbott Vascular
Mary Ann holds a degree in organic chemistry from Brown University and a M.A. in Organizational Psychology with coaching certification from JFK University. She is a master somatic coach (MSC) through the Strozzi Institute, and is certified in management and leadership practices through the Institute of Generative Leadership. She also holds a marketing certificate from UC Berkeley Extension.
Jan Irene Miller
Jan Irene Miller is a dynamic coach of teams and a successful designer of real world business solutions in multinational markets. Most recently, as the founder and director of Engineering and Industrial Solutions Consulting in North America for Origin, she recruited and led a team of 30 technical consultants who solved product data management issues in companies including Lucent, Dana Spicer, Advanced Design Communications, Coinco, Australia Defense Institute, Lockheed and Philips Consumer Electronics.Teaching and consulting in more than 20 countries, she was recognized by Computerworld Smithsonian Competition for Technical Innovation.
A systematic thinker, she is an expert in the global deployment of information technology. She progressively developed her skills as a Software Programmer, Systems Analyst, Project Manager, Technical Software Consultant, Global Marketing Manager and Director of Professional Consulting in complex IT projects for fourteen years with Control Data, Silicon Graphics and Origin Technology in Business (formerly a Philips Electronics Company). You can see her website at: www.fitforleadership.com
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.
Suzanne Zeman, CMSC
Suzanne has been delivering, designing, and producing education, consulting and coaching to bring about change and innovation for over 20 years. She has considerable experience managing, training and coaching high performing teams. Suzanne translates complex theories and ideas into action, and has worked with executives and teams in private industry, the public sector, and non-profit organizations, with individuals and groups as large as 300. She has traveled widely and brings a multicultural perspective to her work.
Prior to joining Enterprise Performance, she worked with the consulting firm Dublin Group. As a senior consultant she handled numerous projects including developing a communications strategy and implementation plan for Philips Consumer Electronics and communication and education strategies for Wendy’s International. Suzanne also organized all of the educational programs to support the North American organizational redesign of Levi Strauss.Suzanne began her career as a research scientist, having received her BS in Chemistry from Rutgers University and her MS in Chemistry from Tufts, where she received a NDEA IV Fellowship. Additional post-graduate work included completing the 3-year Ontological Design Course with Dr. Fernando Flores, certification in Mastering the Art of Professional Coaching, and was designated a Certified Master Somatic Coach from Strozzi Institute.
She has written a book for coaches, managers, and executives titled Listening to Bodies: a Somatic Primer. Her website is www.somaticbusinesscoach.com.
GLP GUEST SPEAKERS
The following is a short sampling of the guest speakers that have been featured in the Generative Leadership Program (GLP).
Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD.
Richard Strozzi-Heckler holds a Ph.D. in Psychology, is a 6th Degree black belt in Aikido, and has been teaching somatic coaching, aikido, and leadership over the last twenty-five years. He is co-founder of the Lomi School, Strozzi Institute, and the Two Rock Aikido dojo. He is a successful writer, having published four books including: the classic The Anatomy of Change; In Search of the Warrior Spirit, which chronicles how his teaching helped an Army Special Forces unit dramatically increase its measurable performance; and most recently Holding the Center, Sanctuary in a Time of Confusion.Richard coaches senior executives in embodying new leadership skills. He has worked with executives of companies such as The World Bank, Cemex Corp., AT&T, Cargill, as well as officers in the US Marine Corps, Navy Seals, and Army Special Forces. His approach is based on the somatic (body-action) approach which he outlines in his book The Anatomy of Change.
Richard’s approach enables us to shift our abilities and open up possibilities for new abilities, through awareness and focus on how our bodies enable or prevent capacities for action. Leadership, in this perspective, is the ability to move with others in a way that produces certain results: a compelling vision of the future, trust for the leader and team members, a commitment to excellence, and the ability to produce effective action to fulfill the vision. In Richard’s coaching, we can build our ability to produce these results by shifting the range of leadership actions we can make.Richard offers courses, including Somatics and Leadership, and consults with corporations, businesses, and executive teams. He has worked with thousands of individuals, including CEO’s, managers, gang kids, professional athletes, psychologists and health professionals.
Matthew Budd, MD
Dr. Budd, a past Harvard Medical School professor, has developed an approach for improving health, well-being, and organizational effectiveness based on the interrelationships of language, emotion, action, behavior and the body. His book on this approach, You Are What You Say, has just been released.In twenty-five years of practicing medicine with the Harvard Community Health Plan (HCHP) Dr. Budd became aware of the those people who have stress or emotionally based physical symptoms but no physiologically identifiable source of their symptoms. He discovered that this population accounts for a majority of people visiting physicians (approximately sixty percent), and is an immense health care problem with little effective response available to physicians.To address this issue, Dr. Budd spent ten years in intensive study in the biology of cognition, linguistics, and emotional patterning, and then developed the Ways to Wellness Program that evolved into the Behavioral Medicine Department at HCHP. The goal of this program and the department itself was to supply a missing dimension in health care, the recognition of and intervention in the emotional aspects of wellness and illness in a way that is integrated, not alternative to main stream health care. The program is a major success with patients improving in their general life-function scores, and their rate of appointments with physicians falling 50%. The program has been reported in more than twenty articles in scientific journals and the press, and in a radio special on PBS. In 1995 the program was produced under the name of the “Personal Health Improvement Program” and is now marketed and delivered nationally by a major pharmaceutical company.
To introduce this approach to the physician community, Dr. Budd and a team from HCHP developed the New Physician Orientation Program in 1990. All new primary care physicians joining the plan were students in this year-long effort which focused on building skills for success in managed primary care practice. In this program he observed first hand the difficulties physicians have in succeeding in managed care environments. He subsequently founded HSC Associates, a consulting and education company organized to enable leadership to align their organization around strategy and build internal skills for delivery.Dr. Budd is a graduate of Amherst College, where he received the Phi Beta Kappa award, and Harvard Medical School, where he was elected to AOA. He trained in Internal Medicine at the University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Massachusetts General Hospital and in Pediatrics at the Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Budd served as clinical Chief of Internal Medicine at HCHP’s Cambridge Center, and twice won the Joseph L. Dorsey award for innovative contributions to the Harvard Community Health Plan. Dr. Budd is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine (ret.) at Harvard Medical School.
James Flaherty is the author of Coaching – Evoking Excellence In Others (Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999). He has devoted his career to organizational development and leadership training in both the corporate and public sectors. His uniquely effective approach to management education is based on discoveries in twentieth-century philosophy and linguistics. His work includes practical applications of the work of such thinkers as Heidegger, Flores, Habermas, Austin and Searle.For more than fifteen years, Flaherty has led workshops in coaching, communication, leadership, and project management for more than 12,000 people. These courses have been conducted for many Fortune 500 companies, including AT&T, FMC, Chrysler, Pacific Telesis and Digital Equipment Corporation.Educated at the University of California in psychology and literature, he lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter.
Peter J. Denning, PhD.
Peter Denning is Professor of Computer Science and University Coordinator for Process Reengineering at George Mason University. He served previously as vice provost for continuing professional education, associate dean for computing, and chair of the Computer Science Department in the School of Information Technology and Engineering. He is founding director emeritus of the Hyperlearning Center, formerly the Center for the New Engineer, founded in 1993. He was the founding director of the Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science (RIACS) at the NASA Ames Research Center, was co-founder of CSNET, and was head of the computer science department at Purdue.Dr. Denning received a PhD from MIT and BEE from Manhattan College. He was president of the Association for Computing Machinery 1980-82, chair of the ACM publications board 1992-98 where he led the development of the ACM digital library, and is now chair of the ACM Education Board. He has published four books and 260 articles on computers, networks, and their operating systems, and is working on two more books. He holds two honorary degrees, three professional society fellowships, two best-paper awards, two distinguished service awards, the ACM Outstanding Contribution Award, the ACM SIGCSE Outstanding CS Educator Award, and the prestigious ACM Karl Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award.
Ariana is co-founder and CEO of Strozzi Institute. She works with businesses and individuals to develop effective communication processes, generative focus skills, team and leadership competencies, conflict resolution strategies, integrity and trust. She has worked with a variety of professionals including CEO’S, CFO’S, COO’S, therapists, consultants, teachers, small business owners, children, and handicapped adults to integrate the wisdom of one’s presence and leadership into their personal and professional pursuits.Over the last ten years, Ariana has developed the powerful metaphor of working with horses to develop mastery and inter-relational skills. Her Leadership, Somatics & Horses and Somatic Horsemanship seminars focus on developing a centered presence, communication, listening, authenticity, vision, intention, balance and intuition. Horses are great teachers as they reflect back to us moment by moment the strengths and weaknesses of our presence, leadership, and intention. Ariana received her BA in Zoology from UC Davis where she specialized in Animal Behavior Systems and Wildlife Ecology, then working with birds of prey to refine her skills in nonverbal communication and presence. She has worked with horses for over 30 years, winning championships in numerous equestrian events and styles. A former President and Vice President of Petaluma Business & Professional Women, she has managed and owned several businesses prior to RSI.
Richard Ogle, PhD.
Richard Ogle is the founder and president of Southampton Software Inc., a knowledge-management software and business-communications consulting company based in Menlo Park, California. He is a coach in effective thinking and writing ¾ which he shows are linked skills. He currently offers a course in effective thinking and writing called Writing from the Clearing.Dr. Ogle is currently leading a team engaged in developing software designed to facilitate business communication and information retrieval on the Internet. He is currently completing a book on writing and thinking, in addition to his consulting in organizations. He holds a doctorate in linguistics from UCLA, taught linguistics, writing and the language arts for over 18 years at the University of Essex (UK) and the University of California at Davis. His academic publications include articles on language, rhetoric, linguistics, the history of ideas, legal language, bioethics, business communication and business development. He was also editor of the award-winning book Understanding Computers and Cognition by Prof. Terry Winograd (Stanford University) and Dr. Fernando Flores (Action Technologies, Inc.), and most recently, The Living Organization: Transforming Teams into Workplace Communities by Dr. John Nirenberg of the University of Phoenix.