Our Team

Bob Schout

Base: Santa Fe, NM – National

My Philosophy & Promises

Learning, like life, should be meaningful, fun, empowering and practical. My messages and services should challenge and provoke you to think, feel and act differently. You, like all of us are, should be different by the time we are finished working, learning and being together. My seminars will always engage your head, heart and hands in interactive experiences. You will grow personally, professionally and organizationally simultaneously. I’ll always try to combine my talent and skills in organizational management, organizational psychology and insights, professional coaching and motivational speaking, to inspi’re, educate, resolve, and engage you in actionable ways. Thats my promise.

What I Love

I love to see the light of insight, inspiration and possibility glow within people as they soak up new information and begin to apply it to themselves, their work and their relationships. I love to see the internal switch flip ‘ON” when someone suddenly gets a deeper understanding of an issue and of their leadership and change capability. I love to engage with, understand more fully, and share learning with a mix of cultures. I love engaging with all of the people that I have the honor to cross paths with, as their fellow traveler on the road to transformation of oneself, others, organizations, communities and life.

Values to Count On

Transformation • Caring Attention • Development • Fun

Services Provided

  • Keynote Speaker
  • Seminar Facilitator
  • Leadership/Management
  • Forgiveness Facilitator
  • Meeting/Retreat Facilitation
  • Organizational Change and Team Consultant

Cynthia Henderson

Base: Washington, DC – National

My Philosophy & Promises

Every situation is an opportunity to embrace, expand or review your approach and method to achieving your goals. My philosophy invites you to examine your perspective and see the possibilities of being your best self and creating the best possible experience for yourself and others.  I promise to help you see and honor your strengths, talents and abilities and also see areas in need of strengthening. I promise to guide you through the process of developing and embracing your vision and holding yourself and others accountable for achieving the vision.

What I Love

My passion with training and facilitation is seeing the light bulbs go off when a concept or strategy connects with the participants as they have an awareness experience, or bright idea moment or a practical application realization. I love honoring and harvesting the wisdom in the room as well as sharing my wisdom, knowledge and experiences received at the Senior Executive Service (SES) level for the U. S. Department of Education and throughout my life. I love training Federal Government career employees and supervisors in concepts, methods and approaches that help them have a highly effective workforce accomplishing identified outcomes.

Values to Count On

Authenticity • Respect • Fun • Interactivity • Integrity • Practical Application of Concepts

Services Provided

  • Leadership and Management
  • Visioning and Organizational Change
  • Seminar Facilitator
  • Meeting and Retreat Facilitation
  • Cultural Competence Facilitator
  • Webinar Facilitator
  • Employee Engagement and Team Building.

 

Kapila Wewegama

Base: San Jose, CA – National

My Philosophy & Promises

I strongly believe that each person brings lots of gifts, talents, life wisdom, and potential to any given learning context. No matter whether my role is an educator, trainer, teacher, coach, mentor, or facilitator in any educational situation, I see all my attendees as active participants not just passive receivers or learners. Therefore, my opportunity and calling is to promote an engaging learning and sharing context, so my participants can fully participate in a process that will create meaningful learning for each person while allowing them to share their gifts and wisdom with other colleagues.

What I Love

I love to embrace a training, teaching, mentoring, coaching, and/or facilitating opportunity as a journey where the true meaning is also embedded in the actual process of accomplishing the goals and outcomes. Here’s a quote I had written to myself many years ago which still get me to love what I do and guide me to  work with a purpose – “Whether erecting a building, constructing adam, paving a road, or helping one to achieve higher status or capacity in life; true individual empowerment is not only in the results themselves, but also in the process of achieving them.”

Values to Count On

Respect • Kindness • Process-oriented • Empowerment • Inclusiveness • Humor • Simplicity

Services Provided

  • Seminar Facilitator
  • Webinar Facilitator
  • Meeting/Retreat Facilitator
  • Forgiveness Facilitator
  • Organizational Management and Diversity Consultant

Karen Meador

Base: Santa Fe, NM – National

My Philosophy & Promises

My philosophy is to honor the experiences and unique strengths of people with whom I work and to offer opportunities for you to focus, reflect and inspire yourself to take actions that develop both you and your community or organization. I value your time and attention, work to find ways to challenge and support your efforts, and respect the varied ways in which we all learn and make commitments to change. I bring my global government and non-profit experience to serve your vision and real challenges. And I also promise that we can enjoy and laugh as we work together.

What I Love

I love engaging with people from many backgrounds and cultures and bringing all our wisdom to bear on a subject. I love learning, teaching and finding the ‘golden threads’ to ensure you can really integrate your knowledge. I love working with people as we dive into complexity and find clarity. I love the ‘aha’ sounds and faces as people realize their own understanding and power to act differently. I love helping people create and inspire themselves.

Values to Count On

Clarity • Thoughtful Application • Diversity • Caring Regard •. Enjoyment

Services Provided

  • Seminar Facilitator
  • Action Learning Set Facilitation
  • Organizational Change and Team Consultant
  • Retreat Facilitation

 

Shoshanna Cogan

Base: Youngstown, NY – National

My Philosophy & Promises

Learning new skills and practices can and should be fully engaging, experiential, and transformational.  I promise you an inspiring keynote or seminar that is all this and more. I believe that every one of us is simultaneously a Learner, a Knower, and a Leader. I promise to do everything possible to create a powerful and supportive environment where your growth and practical learning application are my highest priorities. Finally, I promise to bring all 25 years of my global experience training, facilitating, and coaching to assist you in attaining your learning outcomes.

What I Love

I love to serve as a Success Catalyst for audience members and seminar participants.  I love to stay in touch after our time together, offering ongoing articles and resources for your lifelong learning.

Values to Count On

Participatory Learning • Emotional Intelligence • Cultural Competence

Services Provided

  • Seminar Facilitator
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Meeting/Retreat Facilitator
  • Personal/Professional Life Coach

Jewel Hollie Ware

Base: Chicago, IL – National

My Philosophy & Promises

When you entrust me with your time, the goal is always for you walk away from the session thinking it was an excellent investment of your time. The focus is creating an interactive learning experience that shakes up the brain cells and provides you ample reasons to reflect long after the presentation is over Having worked in and for the federal government, corporate America, non-profits, and as an entrepreneur permits me to have a wide-ranging perspective of key skills needed to be successful.

What I Love

I love the intersection of knowledge and insights. It’s not enough to possess knowledge-you have to be able to see how the knowledge applies to you and can enhance your effectiveness. Shining light on blind spots that individuals are not aware of and sharing practical actions that can be used immediately is rewarding. I love having the opportunity to connect with people from all parts of the world and from all types of organizations. I am always honored and humbled to be a part of ones journey to navigate life.

Values to Count On

Genuine • Lively • Mindful • Synergy • Inclusion Development

Services Provided

  • Seminar Leader
  • Organization-leadership-diversity consultant
  • Keynote Speaker

 

Sylvia High

Base: Oakland, CA – National

My Philosophy & Promises

Everyone matters. And each of us — regardless of what we’ve already achieved in life — is far more capable than we know. I have dedicated my work, my company and my life to having people re-imagine what it means to live a highly effective and fulfilling life, and to take committed action toward that overall outcome. It begins by asking big questions that require big answers. It is fueled by uncovering the hidden beliefs that either hinder achievement or accelerate achievement. My clients can count on me to help them see beyond the obvious, and to re-train their minds to accomplish what hasn’t been accomplished yet.

What I Love

Self-discovery… in all its wondrous forms. I love being with people in such a way that they not only discover something new about themselves, they experience the joy and freedom associated with learning something new, as well. And I love what I discover about myself within that process of serving others.

Values to Count On

Commitment • Responsibility • Authenticity • Service

Services Provided

  • Seminar Leader
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Personal Life Coach
  • Retreat Facilitation

Maria Diaz, MBA.

Base: Miami, FL – National

My Philosophy & Promises

Everyone has a unique set of strengths: experiences, natural talents, skills, abilities and personal and professional goals.   We also have weaknesses or areas of opportunity that hold us back.

I promise to offer you practical real-world strategies, techniques and learning experiences to meet your individual and personal communication styles, learning styles and personality types.  To respect each unique way to receive, interpret, learn and share information as we answer the who, what, where and when and most importantly the why and how.

I look forward to sharing over twenty years of analytical, process and people experience with corporate business, global development, higher education, national and community service, federal and military to adapt and best serve our client needs.

What I Love

I love the magic that happens when we challenge ourselves to push out of our comfort zones and to grow.  I love it when someone gains a new perspective; when they grasp and connect new tools or strategies with real- life situations or challenges.  When the learning in training becomes a practical tool that they can apply in their real life.  The practical tools create the solutions, techniques or practices that will help them to remove obstacles and meet their professional and personal goals.

Values to Count On

Respect • Global Perspective • Joyful • Fun • Real World Application • Transparent • Holistic

Services Provided

  • Leadership Development*
  • Business Management*
  • Coaching*
  • Employee Engagement*
  • Team Development*
  • Organizational Change
  • Retreat and Facilitation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Global International Development
  • SWOT Analysis*

*All services offered in English and Spanish (native speaker)

 

David Bear Carrillo

Base: Reston, VA – National

My Philosophy & Promises

We all take journey’s in life, many requiring a good “guide on the side” to help get as much out of the journey as possible. Through strong facilitation I will guide you through a journey that will stay with you and increase your effectiveness in whatever you do. Having worked for Non-Profits, federal government, corporate America, native communities, as a counselor and a business owner it has given me a wide variety of skills to be successful and a resource to many.

What I Love

I love to engage with all and watch the light bulbs of awareness turn on and begin to burn brightly. I also love to help with the struggle that comes with that journey. My background as a counselor has prepared me very well to take care of people through their journey. I love to listen intently and always walk away with more learning that will help me in my personal journey and to help others find balance in a world that sometimes seems completely opposite.

Values to Count On

Respect • Gentle But Firm • Will Not Avoid Tough Subjects • Inclusiveness • Fun & Process-Oriented

Services Provided 

  • Work with tribes and tribal services
  • Seminar Facilitator
  • Organizational development-diversity-strategic planning consultant
  • Conference Design
  • Personal/Professional Life Coach
  • Meeting/Retreat Facilitation
  • Keynote Speaker

Leandro Viana

Base: Santa Fe, NM – International 

My Philosophy & Promises

Every person is deserving of respect. Our teams, places of work and societies are filled with beautiful cultures and diversity that should be valued, defended and celebrated. I believe that it is our job as professionals to demonstrably support people at work, to constantly educate others and be educated about how behaviors, words, social dynamics and culture are affecting choices and workplace environments. I believe that everyone should confront their views that may limit whether, and how, they show up at work. We should all be striving to create communities of justice and support locally, nationally and internationally. I promise that all of the work that I do with clients will always bring out the best in others.

What I Love

I like to create a safe space for direct, open and provocative dialogues about important issues including diversity, equality, justice in organizations and society, and group work. I ask very provocative and tough questions so that each individual has a chance to take a look at and think seriously about how they show up and what they stand for at work and in society. I believe that everyone is a person who deserves dignity and respect. I ensure that my work focuses on provoking advocacy and ensuring human dignity and respect.

Values to Count On

Honesty • Equality • Authenticity • Fun •  Interactivity

Services Provided

  • Language Translation and Interpretation: Portuguese, Spanish, French, English
  • Administrative Support
  • Retreat Facilitation
  • Seminar Facilitation

 

 

Cris Caltagirone

Base: Santa Fe, NM – National

My Philosophy & Promises

The modern workplace puts incredible demands on us that can wear us down, lop side our growth or drive us to burnout without the right approach and skills. But success at work isn’t only about resiliency and the right tools. I believe we can and should bring our best selves and our unique gifts to our work – that includes hands, head and heart. I enjoy facilitating activities and interactions that stretch skills, insights and connections – within and without. Galileo said: You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself. As a facilitator, I’m skilled at helping you surface your inner resources, innate talents and channeling these to build a greater legacy.  I’m attentive to your needs and able to provide tailored support to enable you to successfully apply and adapt seminar tools to fit your needs. You’ll leave my sessions with a clear set of takeaways, some new tools in your toolkit and the confidence to put these into action. That’s my promise.

What I Love

As a trainer, I love spotting those flashes of insight when there’s a connection that hits home or sharing a tool that kindles new enthusiasm. Inspiring others to higher achievement and surfacing hidden talents are some of the elements I most enjoy bringing to my work. I love facilitating participants with the tools and confidence to lead new approaches and bring fresh energy to stalemated issues. Best of all is when participants reach out a few weeks or months later to tell me how things really came together and transformed because of something they got out of a session.

Values to Count On

Tools-Oriented • Results-Focused • Dynamic • Facilitative • Problem-Solver

Services Provided

  • Seminar Facilitator
  • Leadership/Management
  • Meeting/Retreat Facilitation
  • Organizational Change and Team Consultant
  • Personal/Professional Life Coach
  • Master Trainer (Training of Trainers)

Ashia Mikumari McEvers

Base: Santa Fe, NM – National

My Philosophy & Promises

As Your Power Skills Administrative and Outreach Professional, I value clear communication, emotional intelligence and having an open heart. Cultural inclusion, diversity, and doing good work in the community are key elements that attract me in my work, community and personal life. I enjoy being an administrative professional as part of my life’s work is being of service. I have twenty plus years of training and experience in administrative, customer service, management, multimedia, and healing arts. I enjoy assisting in mindful and creative processes with people. This process helps us to open to new possibilities and choices as it gives a sense of depth and connection. A deep trust can be built upon and represented through shared values and being open to these processes. I strive to maintain openhearted communication with all people. My personal commitment to this is my promise.

What I Love

I love being of service, authentic communication, being an example of dedication to self-care, caring for loved ones as well as finding a sense of strength in creating a peaceful center while connecting with others. I have been practicing Buddhism and meditation for over 30 years and deeply honor these traditions and practices.

Values to Count On

Authenticity • Integrity • Emotional Intelligence • Positive Outlook

Services Provided

  • Administrative Support
  • Client Outreach and Development
  • Blog updates, Social Media Updates & Marketing Campaigns
  • Curriculum, Product, and Expenditure Pricing Research
  • Updates to current Databases and systems

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