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.

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 a 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 onboard 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.

Andrés Novoa

Andrés’s clients are mainly leaders and entrepreneurs, committed to implementing winning strategies in their organizations and teams, who are daring to challenge the status quo of their industry and/or organization, challenging themselves to go beyond the conventional way of doing business. He has served thousands of people and hundreds of organizations taking care of strategy, leadership, and organizational development challenges for more than 20 years to become more effective and generate more fulfillment through breakthroughs in their mindset and embodying strategies that create wellbeing, and ownership, alignment, innovation, and productivity.

The organizations he has worked with for over two decades have learned to reinvent, renew, and improve their capacity to make better decisions and generate momentum to make progress towards taking care of what we care about and solve the great challenges that we face as humanity, working hand in hand with people who are committed to generating solutions that impact the systems of which we are part.

His clients choose him because of his experience adding value as a Senior Coach, Consultant & Mentor Coach expert in the domains of Leadership & Teams, Strategy, Transformation, Project Management, and Entrepreneurship to serve clients in industries in all the spectrum. Also, he has reached hundreds of students with IGL’s (Institute for Generative Leadership) and with Newfield Network’s training programs.

With clients in top executive and senior management teams in the Fortune 100, large and medium organizations, and family businesses, he’s an Industrial Engineer with over 20 years of experience generating results in projects with the mining, consumer goods, and entertainment industries in the middle east, the US and Latin-America. Also, he’s invited to support and promote initiatives to generate viable projects that contribute to the vital objectives that are set for 2030 and 2050 in the UN SDGs and the Drawdown Project, among others.

Andrés is an ICF member at the PCC level (with specialization in Leadership, Teams, and Project Management Coaching) with thousands of practice hours (10,000+).

In addition to his academic education, he’s certified as a Firewalk Instructor and an Outdoor and Adventure-Based Learning Facilitator. He’s also invited to support transformation initiatives as the founder of the social entrepreneurship community Tierra-Corazon (Earth-Heart) and US-based NGO The Pachamama Alliance. Also, he’s certified and is actively involved with The Generative Leadership Institute (Bob Dunham – USA), The Pachamama Alliance (USA), and a pro bono volunteer Coach with Accelerate 2030 (Geneva, Switzerland).

Brian Branagan

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.

Croft Edwards, MCC

Croft Edwards is a Master Certified Coach (MCC), leadership expert, and the genesis behind LeadershipFlow, the study of how to help individuals and organizations be at their best. He has been coaching and consulting since 2001. He brings a varied and unique perspective to his clients through his application of leadership from both practical and historical perspectives. Croft’s academic training includes business, history, mindfulness, somatics, and other cutting edge coaching methodologies. His practical experience is through military leadership, corporate work, and consulting careers, and as President of CROFT + Company, a leadership and change coaching and consulting firm.

Croft’s expertise as a leadership coach is in transformational coaching. Transformational coaching helps coachee’s to make deep and profound change in how they show up to others as leaders and individuals. This change can be in not only their leadership but also their health and wellness. He has coached hundreds of leaders and has over 5,000 documented hours as a coach. Croft’s formal coaching education is through the Leadership and Coaching Program from Villanova University and the Newfield Network in Ontological Coaching.

He is also a graduate of the Coaching Excellence in Organizations (CEO) Program from the Institute of Generative Leadership, and several Somatics programs with the Strozzi Institute. He is currently enrolled In the Health and Wellness Program, a National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) certified program through the Coach Partnership in Singapore. He is a mentor coach with The Newfield Network and The Newfield Network Asia. His Master Certified Coach designation is from the International Coach Federation (ICF), where Croft is a member in good standing.

Croft learned and honed many of his leadership skills in the U. S. Army. He spent over five years on active duty in the U.S. and the Far East and spent over 20 years in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve. The majority of his time in the Army was in leadership positions, including an M1 tank platoon leader in Korea, and a commander of a field artillery battery in the Army National Guard. He also spent many years teaching leadership for the Army as an instructor and Adjunct Professor at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Jack W. Johnson, PCC, NCC, NCOC

Jack Johnson is an executive/leadership coach and organization development consultant with more than 25+ years of experience partnering with leaders, their teams, and organizations to generate the future they desire. His clients include leaders and leadership teams in Fortune 500 companies and many major not-for-profit organizations. He partners with his clients in conversations that generate and transform their performance and their effectiveness. This partnership may include working together to design and implement organizational development interventions, team building, strategic planning, whole system change initiatives, innovation and creativity initiatives, and individual leadership development.

Jack served as the internal Senior Executive Coach and Organizational Development Consultant for the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Headquarters of the American Red Cross. In those positions he worked with Admirals, Under Secretaries, Senior Vice Presidents and many other top leaders as well as, their staff to generate a different future. He also consulted with organizations and lead innovation and creative interventions and processes. He is certified in many instruments and organizational and individual assessment tools.  

Jack is also a certified Health Coach. And has coached TED (Technology, entertainment, and design) talk fellows and coached in other non-profit programs where participants have the potential to change the world.

In 2005, he became an external executive coach and consultant. Many of his clients achieve significant breakthroughs which lead to outstanding results and awards for their outstanding achievements of identifying and executing new and exciting possibilities for their organizations and their lives. He authored chapter 13, “Leader as Coach of Innovation” in McGraw Hill’s book A Manager’s Guide to Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Teams published in 2010. His clients range from major corporations as such Intel, DuPont, Northrop Grumman, The Principle Financial Group, and Pioneer Seed to the Children’s Defense Fund, the University of North Carolina, Wake Forest University, NPR and The Arts for Learning in Miami.  He also is a coach to TED (Technology, Entertain, and Design) fellows.

Jack not only has individual leaders and leadership teams for his clients, but he is also a mentor and program coach that teaches with Newfield Network, Newfield Asia, Coaching Excellence in Organizations, and Excellence in Generative Leadership.  Jack works with these organizations specializing in individual transformation programs, coach training/mentoring programs, and leadership development.

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

Josephina Santiago

Josephina’s career spans over forty years of the development of somatic designs, generative leadership coaching, and community youth development – drawing from many fields and modalities. As a certified Ontological ~ Generative Leadership coach, educator, healer, poet, author, storyteller, Josephina has dedicated her life to the development of sustainable whole-body practices that integrate the healing of physical, linguistic, emotional, and spiritual being, for the sake of creating communities where everyone thrives.

Josephina is a master at generating safe, sacred, and playful learning environments. She guides participants through a series of self-reflection practices that lead to increased awareness and choice points – as they explore how our racialized embodied emotional historical cultural narratives define the way we observe, stand, and move in the world. 

She has worked through several organizations around the world, including the US, Canada, Asia, South America, Europe, Australia, and South Africa.

Josephina is a collaborator and integrator of somatic learning experiences that nurture learning and self-realization through body-centered practices that show individuals and groups alike to unapologetically tap into and resource their newly found sense of body freedom.

Core Specialty: 

  • Embodied Generative Somatic Presence
  • Generative Leadership – Individual & Team Coaching
  • Emotional Literacy Capacity Building
  • Somatic Anti-Racist Education – currently studying w/ Resmaa Menakem Somatic Abolitionism/Anti-Racist Practices
  • Holistic Community Youth Leadership Development

“My fundamental commitment is to find ways of expanding the historical Observers and Actors we are in the domain of the Embodied Generative Presence, as a way of embracing the whole body as a powerful sacred arena where wholesome passionate living and learning can happen in the mood of inquiry and playful wonder.

I truly believe that a healthy and sacred love affair with our whole body holds the promise that we may begin to experience our physical ~ emotional ~ spiritual temple creatively while re-discovering the creative healing possibilities that we are.” 

Maribell Gonzalez Encinales

Executive Coach

With 10 years of experience as a consultant, facilitator, and coach, I have been developing leaders and teams to improve efficiency in their relationships and results. I use leadership and team coaching to guide people to transform themselves into leaders capable of inspiring, designing and creating the future they care about.

I work together with my coachees, changing their awareness, giving them greater capacity to choose and design the future they want.

 We develop habits, create new practices, and get into action to produce new results. I use Generative Leadership and Ontological Coaching to support the well-being and productivity of individuals, to help them become aware of the actions and moods they need, and to align their purpose with their team’s mission. I propose paths of development and create new practices for learning. Together, we forge a path for transformation.

I have been coaching individuals, teams, and executives over the last 10 years using a philosophy called “Generative Leadership,” a hands-on method that is based on inspiring people, declaring goals and delivering on promises they make for a better future. Leaders learn to have the appropriate conversations, coordinate actions, make plans, prepare and deliver their declared future with their teams. I support my clients to embody these skills in the practice of their work and life, so they can integrate mind, body, emotions, and soul, and be passionate about what they love to do. The result is greater productivity and well-being. I guide the leaders through the practices and the conversations they have, so they can constitute high-performance teams.

Pam Fox Rollin

I care about speaking to reality and working with deep regard for people. I work with my clients to see these aren’t opposite poles but twin conditions of healthy businesses and workplaces.

My depth of experience in corporate strategy, executive development, and organizational transformation help clients cut through the noise to focus on their most important issues. I guide clients to find their courage to say the hardest stuff and figure out how to join their ambitions to create a future that matters for their business. Whether I’m coaching, facilitating, or consulting, I’m focused on putting clients in touch with their own insights, energy, standards, and courage.

My clients are mostly in technology and healthcare, including Autodesk, Cisco, Genentech/Roche, Medallia, Microsoft, PayPal, Stanford Medicine, VMWare, and fast-growth companies in Silicon Valley and around the globe. I work on C-level and VP leadership, CEO transitions, and organizational culture.

I also coach Executive Education at Stanford GSB, where I have my MBA and facilitated NTL-style T-groups for five years. My research is in how leaders of various personalities develop emotional intelligence; I work deeply with both Myers-Briggs and the Enneagram. My book is 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role.

Partnering with Altus means I can say yes to organizational transformations bigger than I can accomplish on my own. The Altus team combines the finest consultants anywhere, with shared methodology and commitment.

Scott Blessing, MBA, PCC

Scott Blessing, Founder of Inspired Leadership Now, is an executive coach known for helping successful leaders play a bigger game and unleash their superhuman mindset, so ultimately they command greater influence & income for their abilities and have a game-changing impact. His no-nonsense, science-backed approach has helped successful leaders, teams, and organizations cause a measurable shift in culture and performance – beyond what was ever thought possible.

He is the author of the Game-Changing Warrior Blueprint, an immersion coaching system that guarantees measurable leadership growth enabling executives to 2X their impact.

With more than 25 years of executive management experience and 2-time CEO, building 3 companies from scratch to 8 figures with massive success impacting millions of consumers, Scott’s been in your shoes and understands the pressures, relationship challenges, and isolation leaders face. His approach is based on inspiring leaders to evolve fresh approaches and innovative ideas in complex situations where there are no easy and obvious answers. His proven, easy-to-apply, science-backed and practice-based approach, enables clients to 2X their performance, by developing the Resilient Warrior Mindset and Performance Conversation Skills needed to lead in organizations with today’s speed and complexity. Scott’s coached C-Suite, VP, and Director level executives with exemplary results since 2005. What is also unique to his approach, like what Sports Science is to pro-athletes, is he leverages the latest advances in scientific testing and cutting-edge research, science-backed practices proven to work,  to fast-track the executive’s edge and impact.

Scott’s clients get breakthrough results. Leaders he coaches accomplish what previously would have been considered difficult or even impossible. Leaders report these successes from coaching with Scott:

  • Navigate calmly and wisely through turbulent situations and overwhelm.
  • Learn how to create an executive presence to become the kind of leader people rave about.
  • Transform distrust into cooperation.
  • Learn Performance Conversation skills to effectively influence people up, down, & across matrix complex organizations.
  • Breakthrough what’s been blocking you from getting what you want.
  • Uncover your core limiting beliefs and eliminate what keeps you playing small.
  • Become skilled at changing your thoughts and emotional responses to produce results not currently possible.
  • By building self-awareness, you move into powerful, heart-centered action in a way that inspires collaboration, innovation, and creativity.

Scott is a trusted resource and confidant to Fortune 100 executives, entrepreneurs, and high performers with Intel, Bayer, Godiva Chocolatier, Sony Music Entertainment, National Park Service, Center For Disease Control, AARP, Fannie Mae,  IBM, Villanova University EMBA, Kaiser Permanente, Sandia National Laboratories, Radian Guaranty, and TED to name a few.

Scott is a Professional Certified Coach(ICF) with 5000+  hours of coaching experience. He has an MBA (St. Joseph’s University), multiple coaching certifications to include Marshall Goldsmith, The Institute for Generative Leadership, and soon to complete his Ph.D. in Natural Medicine with Quantum University, Honolulu, HI.

Scott is a co-author of Yes You Can with Dr. Warren Bennis and Jim Rohn; Roadmap To Success – Mastering the Art and Practice of Leadership with Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. Ken Blanchard released, 2016, author of The 5 Executive Landmines To Avoid, released 2017.  Also, author of newly released Smarter Brain – Better Life  — Brain Training And More Ways To Increase IQ, Focus, And CreativityThe Warrior Mindset – How To Get The Bulletproof Mindset Of A Fearless Warrior, and The Meaningful Life – How To Find Your Life Purpose So You Can Live A Life Of Significance.

Sonia Bu

Sonia is a Coach Development and Training Specialist with the NYC Leadership Academy and has 30 years of experience working in senior leadership positions in education-focused, youth development and community building organizations. She currently works with school leaders and their leadership teams in school districts in New York City, and as an executive coach for senior leaders in school districts and non-profit organizations. She has been a program coach for the Institute for Generative Leadership for the past ten years, in both the USA and Latin America Programs.

She is a Certified Coach by the Newfield Network (NNPC), the Generative Leadership Institute (CEO Program), and has received Professional Coaching Certification (PCC) from the International Coaching Federation, and Courageous Conversation About Race (CCAR) Affiliate with the Pacific Education Group (P.E.G.).

Sonia holds a B.A. from Barnard College and an M.Ed. from Lesley University. In addition, she attended Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Science, the School of International Affairs at Columbia University, and the Institute for Not-for-Profit Management of the Graduate School of Business of Columbia University.

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 minefields, 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.


The following is a short sampling of the guest speakers that have been featured in the Generative Leadership Program (GLP).

Ariana Strozzi-Heckler

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 10 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.

James Flaherty

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.

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 25 years of practicing medicine with the Harvard Community Health Plan (HCHP) Dr. Budd became aware of 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 mainstream 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.

Peter J. Denning, Ph.D

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.

Richard Ogle, Ph.D

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 an 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.

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 a 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.