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Compassionship™ Boost your Effectiveness with Compassionate Leadership

Gwen Pinnington

Gwen is passionate about making a positive difference in the world and sees change as an opportunity for authentic excellence and growth.  An innovative results-oriented leader, facilitator, and coach, she is motivated to inspire others for transformative change through compassion, courage, trust, awareness, and accountability.

Gwen has a global reputation for highly effective coaching, leadership and transformational change using a simple equation "People + Process + Compassion = Excellent Outcomes".  Gwen builds strong relationships and adds value and authenticity through her work, whilst delivering positive outcomes. She loves helping leaders to expand their skills, awareness, confidence, and conscious effectiveness.

Intelligent Disobedience: A Rulebook for Breaking the Rules and Improving your Performance

Bob McGannon

Bob has worked on three continents, managing teams as small as nine and as large as 460 people. He believes in the creation of processes that enable the best outcomes, for both people and the business. However, he also is a passionate advocate for engaging in “intelligent disobedience;” understanding when processes and business standards will not produce the desired outcomes, and bending, breaking, or deriving new rules, when possible, to maximize results.

Visual Notetaking: A Doodle is Worth 900 Words

Lisa Rothstein

Lisa Rothstein is a creative catalyst for companies that need to build breakthrough thinking into their innovation approaches. She honed her cross-cultural storytelling and presentation skills over 25 years as an international creative executive in top ad agencies. As a visual practitioner and presenter, she has worked with Merck, the LPGA, the San Diego County Bar Association, and multiple technology and cybersecurity companies on initiatives in vision and strategy, Diversity and Inclusion, and training in visual communication. She is a certified Design Sprint Facilitator and a professional cartoonist whose work appears in The New Yorker Magazine.

The Energy of Thought: Performing Better Under Pressure

Additional Speaking Engagement: Focusology - Eliminating Distractions to Increase Productivity

Penny Zenker

Penny Zenker is an international speaker, business strategy coach, and best-selling author. Penny founded, developed, and sold her first multi-million dollar business while living in Zurich, Switzerland. Later at the world’s 4th largest Market Research company, she managed business unit turnarounds and was a Tony Robbins business coach helping entrepreneurs around the world to double their businesses.

Third-Question Risk: Risk in an Agile Environment

Carl Pritchard

Carl Pritchard is the principal and founder of Pritchard Management Associates. He is recognized lecturer, author, researcher, and instructor. As a lecturer he is considered a leading authority on risk and communications management and presents on a variety of management topics, ranging from project essentials to the complexities of network diagramming and team motivation.

There and Back Again: Curating the Commonwealth's Most Expensive IT Project

Chris Gordon

Mr. Gordon is an experienced government executive with 19-year history of working in state and local government administration.  MBA skilled in Operations and Project Management, Strategic Planning, Government Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources. In his current role as Deputy for Finance & Technology, he manages Virginia Medicaid funds and data exceeding $16 billion, accounting for nearly 25% of the Commonwealth's annual budget. Six divisions provide support to enable 1.6 million Virginians access to healthcare: budget, fiscal, procurement and contract management, provider reimbursement, federal reporting, and information management. His teams provide internal support to Virginia Medicaid and collaborate with sister Health and Human Resource agencies to provide wrap-around services: Department of Social Services, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Department of Health, and many others.

Authentic Leadership: Facilitating Positive Power & Performance

Dr. Amy Armstrong

Amy J. Armstrong is chair and associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University. She also serves as Associate Dean of Faculty Development for the VCU College of Health Professions. She has extensive experience providing national personnel training on a variety of topics. Armstrong has held community agency positions including both direct service and management at the local, regional and national levels. Her interests include the employment of individuals with significant disabilities, community re-integration of veterans, resilience, wellbeing/positive psychology, and appreciative leadership. She received an M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in Education from VCU. She also has The Appreciative Inquiry Certificate of Positive Business and Societal Change from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Amy loves to read, travel, eat good food and spend time with her family and dog, Callie. 


Bouncing Forward with Strategic Thinking

Greg Githens, PMP

Greg Githens, PMP is well known project management thought leader. He is a popular SeminarsWorld instructor, frequent keynote speaker, and contributor to PMNetwork Magazine

He is the author of How to Think Strategically. Sharpen Your Mind. Develop Your Competency. Contribute to Success.

Greg is an Executive and Leadership Coach with Catalyst & Cadre, LLC.   www.StrategicThinkingCoach.com