Coaching leaders, team members and whole organizations is a passion of mine cultivated by close to 30 years of study, practice and service. As both a graduate and faculty member of the United States Military Academy at West Point and a retired commissioned officer in the United States Army, I have a very unique perspective on leadership and development that has since been refined through my work as a campus leadership educator as well as my continuing education at the College of William and Mary and the University of Kansas. In addition, I serve as the President of the National Collegiate Boxing Association which requires significant volunteer effort in non-profit leadership and athletics.
My leadership philosophy is shaped by theory, which I have both studied and taught, and by significant experience. I believe in leveraging talent to maximize success and engagement and therefore prefer to coach using a lens provided by the Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment. I am Gallup Certified since 2016 but coaching with Strengths for many years prior to that. In addition to a Strengths-based approach to leadership, I also formulated the Mission First, Team Always (MFTA) Leadership philosophy which seeks to balance the competing demands of orienting to results versus people. Therefore, my coaching will focus both on individual self-awareness and improvement as well as increasing organizational performance through a culture of excellence and engagement.
I am also very passionate about athlete and team leadership development. I coach a collegiate boxing team and lead a non-profit collegiate athletic governing body. In addition to that, I am a leadership coach for several intercollegiate athletic teams and use Strengths/MFTA coaching as a tool to increase athlete and team engagement and performance. Our athletes are better prepared to handle the rigors of practice and competition while also preparing them for a life beyond their sport in which they immediately step comfortably into leadership roles and make significant impacts to their new organizations. Four teams that I have worked with recently just won Mid-American Conference Championships.
I offer a wide variety of coaching opportunities that range from individual calls or in-person sessions to team/organizational workshops and seminars to creation of organizational leadership development strategies and keynotes. I bring to bear Strengths and Mission First Team Always approaches to development of leaders and groups.
Dr. Nelson received her doctorate in Pathology from University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Her doctoral research focused on the development of thermally-stable, orally-available prodrugs to treat African trypanosomiasis.
After graduate school, she relocated to the Boston area and started her career in the biotech industry. As a scientist, Lisa co-authored several peer-reviewed publications and is listed on an issued US patent.
She spent more than a decade working as scientist and marketing expert within the biotech/pharma sector. In a career that spanned several companies throughout the U.S., Lisa was often called upon to present scientific data and serve as spokeswoman for products. Between 2015-2018, she accrued more than 1,500 hours as a subject matter expert, marketing, and strategy consultant working with a variety a client companies with the NemetzGroup, LLC.
Following her biotech/biopharma career, Lisa trained at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). She is a Certified Professional Coach, an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, and a certified Cor.E dynamic transition coach.
In 2018, She founded SeaChange Coaching, LLC, and established the #ownyourstory movement.
Lisa devotes her practice to helping clients create transformative change in their lives and companies. She is also an Ironman University Certified Coach and works with triathletes to achieve their dream of completing an IRONMAN® race.
Lisa obtained her Associate Credential Coach (ACC) from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) in 2019, reflecting a remarkable commitment to coaching clients early in her new career.
When not writing or coaching, she can be found swimming, biking, running, and playing east of San Francisco with her partner and two (very spoiled) rescue dogs.
I am a recent graduate of Xavier University, where I completed my Masters in I-O Psychology. I completed my thesis by explaining the effects of Exercise and Self-Reported Workplace Stress to show how exercise reduces employees’ stress and increases job satisfaction, productivity, and motivation in the workplace. Previous to attending Xavier University, I received my B.A.S. in Psychology and Human Resource Management and minored in Dance and American Sign Language.
Specialties: I-O Psychology, organizational change management, consulting, talent developer, research consultant, analyze scientific software, educate, train, formulate and implement training programs, conduct research studies of organizational structures, identify training and development needs, assess employee performances, advise management concerning personnel, choreography, dance, fitness, personal training.
My journey began in 2007, when I moved to Chicago. I was struggling - with life, health, fitness...it wasn't pretty. At 22, I was slowly shedding weight after hitting the 200lb mark, despite being active, when I was 19-20 years old. Deep down I knew something wasn't right - I was constantly sick, miserable with my life, and completely lost.
I was lucky enough to find a practitioner that was able to give me some very high level health answers - but the real journey began when I chose to heal the wounds of my past. You see, like many... my life up until that point was far from perfect.
I grew up in an emotionally and often physically abusive home. By the time I was 18 I had been sexually assaulted by a family member, and again over a period of years by my martial arts coach. The people that were supposed to keep me safe and help me grow had betrayed me. My soul felt this pain, and was crying for help, healing, and transformation. My body and emotions reflected this pain in every aspect of my being.
Over the last 15 years, I've been blessed enough to heal those wounds. I've connected with some amazing people, and practitioners that have changed my life in more ways than I could have imagined, and I've become passionate about helping others find their health - mental, physical, and spiritual.
Through a lot of intense work I've reconnected with my spiritual gifts, cultivated a strong relationship with source energy, and stepped in to my truth as a light worker.
Paul started his career in quality assurance, sharpening his attention to detail, and progressed into project and program management roles that integrated technology with system-wide functions and processes. He also managed website and business intelligence software implementations using various development methodologies. In 2012, his program team was awarded Harvard’s Bright Ideas award for creating the most innovative career website for Veterans Affairs (VA). Given Paul’s ability to operate on both the technology and people side of change, he led several large-scale change management efforts for federal agencies. More recently, he worked as an internal change management practitioner for a financial services firm working to create movement towards an organization-wide Governance, Risk, and Compliance cloud technology.
With these experiences, Paul has a unique ability to deliver and translate technology to the people side of business in a way that is easily understood, conveyed in a timely fashion, and directly maps back to new behaviors, business processes, and organization goals.
Brad Anderson grew up in the middle of the Rocky Mountains in Butte, Montana. He met Jason Madden freshman year of high school and Jason immediately sparked Brad’s interest in weight training. Brad instantly saw his performance increased in football and wrestling while weight training with Jason. Once Jason and Brad signed up for the United States Marine Corps interest in enhancing cardiovascular training continued. Brad signed up to be a Reconnaissance Marine and served a tour in Fallujah, Iraq with 2nd Reconnaissance BN. After six years in the Marines and reaching the rank of Sergeant, Brad returned to Montana and went to the University of Montana for a bachelors in exercise science.
During Brad’s studies at UM, he was either a subject or researcher in studies involving recovery and carbohydrates in high temperature environments, the effects of Red Bull on military physical fitness tests, the effects of altitude on wild land fire fighter performance, cortisol levels, stress, and performance of wild land firefighters, and the effects of interval training on VO2 max tests.
Brad interned and was an assistant strength and conditioning coach for 2 years for the University of Montana football team. Brad learned how to coach athletes, teach and coach olympic lifts, program and periodize programs, teach and coach sprint form, and the science of strength and conditioning.
At the end of Brad’s time at UM, he was accepted to East Tennessee State University in the Coaching and Sport Performance Master’s program. Brad learned under top strength and conditioning researcher Mike Stone and Olympic athlete and D1 strength and conditioning coach Meg Stone. Brad learned advanced meal planning from PhD student Mike Israetel. Brad was involved in research of athlete performance and periodization, health factors and weight training, rate of force production and powerlifters, maximal strength and rate of force production in individuals doing bodybuilding, and vibration and its effects on maximal jump height.
Brad was the assistant strength coach for the ETSU baseball team and helped manage training for them. Brad was the head strength and conditioning coach for the Daniel Boone High School Softball Team. The softball team was ranked 50th in the nation by ESPN’s Powerade poll, went 50-6, were the state runners-up, set the state record for most homeruns in a season, most homeruns in a state tournament, and had 4 seniors go on to play D1 softball.
Since leaving Daniel Boone, Brad has been privately training athletes, bodybuilders, and people wanting to be more healthy. Brad is very excited to bring scientific training that has historically been enjoyed by the elite and high level athletes to everyone.
I am a jack of all trades and master of several.
* Ex-82nd Airborne Military Intelligence Desert Storm Vet
* Degree of Psychology UT Austin
*Dale Carnegie School of success graduate
*Kepner-Tregoe Problem Solving Decision Making Certified
*Black Belt in two traditional arts and an expert in modern combatives as well as mind / body wellness arts.
*Comptia CTT+ Trainer of Enterprise Level Technology
*Leadership Development Coach
*Held Chair positions in two of my own firms.
*2nd Degree Reiki
*Medical Qigong Practicioner and trainer
My passion has been studying leadership and high performance mindset through coaching collegiate athletics and leading teams in secondary and higher education. My drive is to learn how to empower and build my leadership capacity so I can be best version of myself and, in turn, to coach and inspire others do the same.
I am a person who leads with my innate talents of: Individualization, Strategic, Relator, Achiever, Woo. I bring authentic energy, passion, skill, insight, encouragement, and humor. I provide leaders and teams world-class resources and professionally prepared, dynamically delivered training experiences that accelerate personal and professional transformation.
I inspire leaders to be extraordinary. Everything I do is designed to catalyze growth in others and propel them towards high performance and the BEST version of themselves, so they can achieve excellence in their personal and professional lives.
As co-owner of Summit Coaching & Consulting Group, we coach others to discover their greatest power and potential that resides in the distinct, predictable ways we think, feel and act. We coach individuals, teams and companies to realize their most natural path to excellence based on each person's individual talents.
WHAT I DELIVER:
- Strengths-Based High Performance coaching = 1:1, Teams, Entire Organizations
- Leader-Building, Team-Building, Organization-Building
- Corporate Training, University Teaching and Training on Leadership
- Organizational Change, High-Performing Teams
- Strengths-Based Selling
I look forward to connecting with you soon.