If you or your colleagues have thought about applying for the Arizona Transformational Leadership Program that
begins Wednesday, August 26, it’s not too late to submit your application (deadline is this Monday, July 27).
This Program is a great learning and development opportunity focusing on leading self, leading others, and leading organizations. Designed for executive who “knows their stuff” and wants to lead with more clarity and less angst, this program can transform you and your business. Additional information is available at www.AZTransformationalLeadership.com or you can contact Margo Boster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’ve been curious about the top-notch faculty leading the Program, we have a snapshot of faculty bios below.
Margo, CEO and co-founder of ImpaQ Solutions, works with leaders and teams to improve performance, enhance communications, build strong professional relationships, and use conflict to attain positive outcomes through individual and team assessments, coaching, and consulting. She is a frequent invited speaker on leadership and organizational growth.
Margo brings more than 25 years senior leadership experience in information technology, telecommunications and health IT to her coaching and consulting practice. Her professional background is in Information Technology and Health IT. Although she has strong technical experience, the people side of the business that interested her most – how to use technology to solve business problems, making certain the right requirements were collected to solve the right issues, and understanding how the technical changes would impact the organization.
Margo’s work experience includes a combination of senior leadership and executive positions. She quickly moved from being a techie into senior leadership roles including IT Director responsible for 100 offices, and working as CIO for a 2,800-person organization. Margo was Director of a systems-integration division for a $5.5B company, and worked as a Health Solutions Principal setting strategic direction for a $600M company.
Margo has a BS in Psychology, and completed the Leadership Coaching program at Georgetown University. She also completed graduate level course work in Public Policy and Administration from the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is an ICF credentialed Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and a Board Certified Executive Coach, in addition to holding numerous other certifications.
Margo led the CEO Networks for the Arizona Technology Council for two years, and currently serves as a mentor to coaching candidates at Georgetown University Leadership Coaching program. Margo is co-founder of the AZ Transformational Leadership Program and serves as its Program Director.
Dean is CEO of Mission Facilitators International, and a member of the Thunderbird Educator Network. He designs and facilitates leadership development programs for often complex, heavily networked organizations who are responding to the kind of global changes best identified as VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity). Dean’s programs are customized and well-planned with relevant content delivered in an engaging style.
Dean also facilitates strategic plans using a wide suite of tools and methods that are part of his company’s consulting methodology. Additionally his passion is as an executive coach having worked with more than 700 business leaders, executives, and boards of directors. Dean’s focus is to achieve mission-critical results by identifying root cause setbacks, leveraging strengths, expanding self-awareness, and improving leadership skills. He has worked with a diverse set of multinational companies including Honeywell, Marriott, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Phillips, Gannett and American Express in 19 countries including Indonesia, Dubai, Chile, Poland, China and Malaysia.
Dean speaks frequently at management conferences and has a column in his hometown paper, the Arizona Republic. He is a past president of ASTD Phoenix, facilitates leadership and business acumen programs around the world, and is co-founder of the Arizona Leadership Forum.
His latest publication is “The New Normal 2.0: The Next Phase of Global Business.” Given the trust Dean has with his clients, he has been able to note their challenges and identify trends. The paper provides insights and a framework that strengthens leadership and organizations.
Dean holds a master’s degree from the University of Washington, and is a Master Certified Coach candidate from the International Coaching Federation.
ROBIN POSTEL, PhD MEd
Robin has more than twenty years of international experience as a leadership and organizational development consultant with clients ranging from BG Group, Goodyear, Logitech and Hewlett Packard to UNICEF, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Working with all levels of the organization, from employees and first line supervisors to seasoned senior managers, Robin designs and facilitates leadership development through learning programs as well as executive coaching and team development, and initiatives to shift organizational culture. Taking a highly pragmatic approach, she focuses on strategic and concrete issues facing clients. Grounded in various forms of action research, Robin supports clients in cycles of action and reflection using both ‘hard’ management tools and ‘soft’ intra- and inter-personal models and tools.
Robin holds a PhD in Learning and Change in Human Systems, an interdisciplinary degree combining transformative learning, adult development, systems and complexity theory, organizational psychology and action research. Robin also holds an MEd in Curriculum Studies and a BA in Linguistics.
In addition to being Founder of TLIO – Transformational Learning for Individuals + Organizations, Robin is Adjunct Professor at NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Robin is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Doug is the President of Douglas Reid & Associates, an organizational development group that specializes in creativity, innovation and change leadership. Through twenty-five years of diverse experience, he has learned to foster the discovery of truly plausible possibilities in all areas of business, and facilitate the process of shaping them into practical realities.
As a consultant, facilitator, trainer and leadership and team coach, Doug applies his talents and experience to individual, group, and organizational development and transformation. Doug is a seasoned specialist in the field of organizational creativity, innovation, strategic thinking and leadership and has worked throughout the US, Europe, and Asia in many different industries.
Doug earned a B.A in Interpersonal Communications from Ohio University and a M.S. in Creativity and Change Leadership from Buffalo State College. He received his certification as an executive coach from the College of Executive Coaching in Ventura, CA. and served on their faculty. Doug is on the adjunct faculty of the International Center for Studies in Creativity and Innovation at Buffalo State College.
Doug has been a member of the Creative Education Foundation since 1979, and they honored him with a Distinguished Leader Award in 1997. He has served as a volunteer leader at the Creative Problem Solving Institute, Buffalo, NY since 1983. He is recognized as an expert in the field of organizational creativity and innovation. Doug is on the Board of Directors for Villa Montessori School in Phoenix.
Doug has worked with a variety of clients including Dial, Disney, DMB, Honeywell, Intel, International Masters Publishers, Juniper Networks, Kraft Foods, C. W. Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Lucent Technologies, National Semiconductor, New Balance Shoes, Research International, Starbucks, Tetra Pak, Unilever, Arizona State University, and the University of Phoenix.
NEIL STROUL, Ph.D
Professionally, Neil is first and foremost a leadership coach. Trained originally as a psychologist, Neil blends more than 25 years of experience in organizational consulting and the perspective of applied psychology to helping executives build their leadership capabilities. When he is not working one-on-one with senior executives, he can be found working with senior leadership teams, helping them to work initially in a more coordinated, and ultimately collaborative, fashion.
Neil is a founding faculty member of Georgetown University’s Certificate in Leadership Coaching program, and has been teaching coaching to a diverse body of aspiring coaches for more than ten years. Neil mentored many of the more than 600 students who completed the Georgetown program, and continues to be actively involved in the Georgetown alumni network. He recently joined the faculty of the Georgetown McDonough School of Business to teach in the Executive Master’s in Leadership program, and also coaches students in the Global Masters in Business Administration (GEMBA) program.
Neil regularly consults with organizational clients on such topics as developing leaders, implementing new organization structures, team building, managing change and uncertainty, and approaches to career development. Neil has frequently been invited to speak to groups and consult with organizational leaders on the role of generational dynamics in the work place. He is proud to have served Capital One, MITRE, The World Bank, O’Melveny & Myers, Genworth, Constellation Energy, ICRW, Federal Judicial Center, IFC, IMF, MITRE, CNA, NASD, Nextel, NIH, OCC, SEC, the National Institutes of Health, Sallie Mae, Freddie Mac, VF Corporation and Deltek, to name a few of his clients.
Neil has written and delivered presentations extensively on coaching and professional development, and is currently working on a book, UUN: Up Until Now, a handbook for people who aspire to reclaim power, choice and authorship.
Neil holds a Ph.D from Florida State University.
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