LSA Global was founded in 1995 by Sally Ewald as Learning Solutions Alliance. An "Associate of the Decade Award" winner.
The LSA Promise and Pay for Performance Guarantee
We make a meaningful impact on the people AND the business of small and mid-market companies by identifying and acting upon the strategy, culture, and talent leverage points that matter most.
We work with outcome-oriented Business Executives and HR Leaders who are stretched thin or want to take performance to the next level.
We provide a performance guarantee that puts us in the same boat as our clients as trusted advisors with our client’s best interests at heart.
The LSA Way
To deliver on our promise, we strive to help clients Get Aligned and Stay Aligned™ by:
The LSA Difference
Our clients tell us that a few things clearly set us apart:
This allows our clients to make smarter investments, create higher levels of commitment, and move faster with fewer setbacks.
This allows our clients to save more time, money, and headaches.
This allows our clients to mitigate risk and increase confidence in our partnership.
LSA’s experts provide our clients with unequaled access to consulting, coaching, and training expertise in the areas of sales, leadership, management, change, customer service, and project management. Our teams have “been there and done that.” Our success is measured by the success of our clients.
Tristam (Tris) Brown Bio
Tris is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of the company. He has over 30 years of consulting and management experience with executive teams. Other than family, skiing, mountain biking, and surfing, Tris is passionate about helping leaders to take their teams and companies to the next level through meaningful, impactful, and practical solutions for their unique situation.
Tris is known for his ability to create focus and clarity from complex situations and challenging team dynamics in the areas of:
Prior to joining LSA Global, he served as Vice President of Organizational Strategies at Proxicom, an e-business consulting and development company, where he ran Human Resources, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Training, and Internal Communications when the company grew from 50 employees to over 2,500 employees in three years and went public.
Previously he served as Chairman of the National Outward Bound Professional Committee and Director of Outward Bound Professional for the West Coast where he ran the corporate leadership training and consulting division for Fortune 1000 Corporations.
Prior to Outward Bound, Tris was a Manager for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and Arthur Andersen’s Business Consulting Practice. At Andersen, he focused on Strategic Planning, Business Process Re-engineering, Change Management, and System Implementations for Fortune 1000 Corporations.
He is a frequent keynote speaker and earned a BS degree from the University of California at Berkeley in Finance and Marketing. He is also the steward of our corporate value of “We are client-centric and make a difference in the client’s business” which is characterized by making a measurable impact on our client’s business, ensuring clients succeed positionally and professionally, helping the client with what they need, not just what they want, and not chasing money, fame or ego.
Tris also raises money to fund cancer research through mountain bike racing with the Debshred Foundation and is a volunteer National Ski Patrol at Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows in Tahoe, CA, and is certified in Outdoor Emergency Care.
Tris is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of the company and client services. He has over 30 years of consulting and management experience…
Michelle heads LSA’s Logistics and Customer Service Department and is responsible for ensuring the smooth delivery for all of LSA’s projects and programs domestically and internationally.
Michelle has over 15 years of experience in training and development, specializing in leadership development, performance management and organizational coaching. Her strengths include customer focus, organization, time management, and following up to ensure all deadlines are met. Her expertise in working with all levels of employees makes her a knowledgeable and versatile partner.
She is also the steward of our corporate value of “We are accountable and take responsibility” which is characterized by doing what we say we will do, clarifying and managing expectations as soon as possible and cleaning up after our own messes whenever possible.
Before joining the LSA Global team, Michelle was an Executive Assistant responsible for client deliverables and customer service.
Michelle enjoys traveling with her husband, cheering at her daughter’s volleyball games, and trying new restaurants with friends.
Michelle heads LSA’s Logistics and Customer Service Department and is responsible for ensuring the smooth delivery for all of LSA’s projects and programs domestically and internationally. Michelle has over 15 years of …
Having been with LSA since its inception in a variety of roles including sales account manager, Laurie now provides customer, sales, marketing, and research support to ensure that we stay at the forefront of our industry. She is responsible for researching and composing industry articles, ensuring the consistency, accuracy, simplicity, and brand alignment of key internal and external documentation, and contributing as an integral member of the LSA team to help our clients to succeed.
Laurie is valued for her outstanding ability to ground the team in what matters most and for providing a consistent voice of reason during times of chaos.
She has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in French Literature from Wellesley College and has co-authored a book on grand-parenting that is now in its second printing .
Having been with LSA since its inception in a variety of roles including sales account manager, Laurie now provides customer, sales, marketing and research support to ensure that we stay at the forefront…
Sally is the original founder of LSA Global. She has over 30 years experience in the learning industry, loves to make a difference at clients, and was previously affiliated with the Wilson Learning Agency Network where she received the “Associate of the Decade Award.” Prior to that, she managed operations and sales as City Manager for Western Airlines in Northern California.
Sally earned an MBA from Pepperdine University, an MA from Stanford University, a BA from University of Colorado, and holds California secondary teaching credentials. Sally recently received the “Emerging Leader Award” for thought leadership in the Learning and Development Industry from the Instructional Systems Association (ISA).
Sally is the original founder of LSA Global. She has over 30 years experience in the learning industry and loves to make a difference at clients…
Ashley has created leadership and professional development programs for over 120,000 employees and coached over 700 leaders to help leaders become more effective in their roles and more fulfilled in their careers. Her approach opens doors for her clients by challenging them to think differently through self-discovery and self-awareness.
She is certified in a number of behavioral assessment tools including StrengthFinders 2.0, The Myers Briggs Type Indicator, The Birkman™ Method, EQ-I 2.0 (Emotional Intelligence), DiSC, Firo-B, Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), Personnel Decision International (PDI) and Lominger 360 Feedback Tool, Leadership Practices Inventory (Kouzes & Posner) and the CPI 260.
She has served on the board of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) for over seven years, and is certified as a Professional of Human Resources (PHR) through SHRM. Ashley served as the Advisory Chair for the 2013 Philadelphia SHRM Symposium Conference. At Temple University, Ashley was an adjunct professor and was on the Executive Board as the Alliance Relations Chair for the Professional Women’s Roundtable (PWR).
Ashley’s key clients and partners include Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, New York Presbyterian Hospital Systems, Comcast Corporation, FMC Corporation, iN DEMAND, Fulton Bank, Marriott & Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Prudential Center – 76ers, NPS Pharmaceuticals, and AmeriHealthCaritas. She resides in Philadelphia, PA.
Ashley holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from West Chester University, and a Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Baltimore.
Ashley has designed and facilitated leadership and management programs for 120,000+ employees and coached 700+ leaders…
As a Master Trainer, Executive Coach and Instructional Designer, Tara has extensive leadership and employee development experience. She has created custom large scale leadership development training programs in her seventeen years with commercial sales leaders in multiple divisions of Abbott Labs.
For the last decade, she has worked with companies such as Salesforce, Stanford Health Care, Genentech, Gilead, and Trimble to facilitate leadership and employee development programs that help both established and emerging leaders, teams, and organizations be more effective.
She is passionate about the creative application of modern instruction design and delivery techniques and platforms and committed to delivering impact at speed, at scale, and in sustainable ways. She designs and facilitates professional development programs that elevate self-awareness, empathy, inclusion, resilience, and performance.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications from Boston College – where she also played soccer.
Tara is a master trainer, executive coach and instructional designer with extensive leadership and employee development experience…
Joanne is a leading authority on referral selling — the only business-development strategy proven to convert prospects into clients more than 50 percent of the time. Joanne helps salespeople, sales teams, and sales leaders build their referral networks so they can quickly attract more business, decrease operating costs, and ace out the competition every time.
A captivating speaker and innovative facilitator, helps sales teams leverage the power of referrals so they get meetings at the level that counts to decrease cycle times and increase win rates without cold calling.
She works with clients such as Autodesk, Bank of Marin, California State Automobile Association, Colliers International, Sage and Software.
Joanne has a BA in history from the University of California, Berkeley.
Joanne helps sales teams leverage the power of referrals so they get meetings at the level that counts to decrease cycle times and increase win rates…
Josh accelerates individuals, leaders, and teams to a place where they are reaching full potential.
As an experienced business leader and credentialed coach, Josh brings innovative solutions to challenges at the intersection of people development and business development by facilitating virtual and live experiences, coaching leaders and teams, and design impactful and experiential learning solutions.
His calling is to build up powerful people and facilitate environments of high trust and safety in order to bring about meaningful transformations.
Josh has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in International Studies, with concentrations in Chinese Language, Sociology, and Theater from Bethel University and is am ACC certified coach from the International Coaching Federation.
Josh accelerates individuals, leaders, and teams to a place where they are reaching full potential.
Kimberly brings over twenty years of international expertise and has facilitated training in over 35 countries with with clients such as Accenture, Dell, Exxon Mobil, LEGO, Novartis, Oracle, and Syngenta.
She has coached a highly diverse range of global leaders and has designed and led training programs focused on cross-cultural diversity, virtual management, and team effectiveness.
Kimberly is fluent in English and Italian and speaks intermediate German. Originally from the USA, She has spent more than half of her adult life outside of the USA having lived in Germany, Italy, and Jordan.
She has an MA in Intercultural Relations with a specialization in Training and Consulting and is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and a Certified Professional Coach.
Kimberly is an experienced consultant, facilitator, coach, and speaker skilled in cross-cultural diversity and global leadership…
Rick provides corporate and public sector training, instructor certification, keynote presentations, executive coaching, and applied behavioral sciences consulting to enhance performance and organizational results.
He believes that the Interpersonal Dimension of Influence is vital — especially the Strategic Dimension of Influence related to navigating and mastering organizational politics and power dynamics.
Rick’s key clients include American Express, Apple Computer, Avon Products, Autodesk, Best Buy, Caremark, Charles Schwab, Chase Manhattan, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Discover Financial, Gap Inc., Genentech, Hertz, Kinko’s, MCI WorldCom, Mitsubishi, Pfizer, The Prudential, Time Warner, Tyco, and Wellpoint.
Rick holds a Ph.D. in Counseling and Management at the University of Arizona, received his M.A. in School Psychology from St. Lawrence University, and his B.A. in Psychology from Case Western Reserve. He’s taught graduate and undergraduate courses for the University of Bridgeport, College of Saint Rose and the University of Arizona.
He resides in Mill Valley, CA.
Rick has designed and facilitated leadership and management programs focused on strategic influence for over 30 years…
Michelle brings her deep experience in organizational development, business strategy, and talent management to take the lead on delivering exceptional client experiences in the areas of hiring, succession planning, leadership development, and high stakes simulation assessments for functional and sales leaders.
Michelle exceeds most leaders in her understanding of the needs of customers, in her ability to find solutions to any problem and her genuine concern for others based upon her experience as a clinical psychologist and management consultant.
Michelle holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from The University of Denver with a concentration in Global Strategic Management. Prior, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Queensland.
Michelle is an expert in hiring, succession planning, leadership development, and high stakes simulation assessments for functional and sales leaders.
Brian delivers high-performance negotiation enablement for B2B sales teams around the globe for high stakes, strategic, and complex sales negotiations.
He helps clients improve their negotiation planning and execution by providing the insights that sales teams need to compete during negotiation phase and enabling sales teams to perform more effectively through training, deal coaching, and win/loss analysis.
He combines the best that academia has to offer with real world expertise and a deep appreciation for the current competitive environment to deliver unique insights and results.
Brian received his bachelor’s degree from DePaul University an MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management in Business Administration and Management.
Brian delivers high-performance negotiation enablement for B2B sales teams around the globe for high stakes, strategic, and complex sales negotiations…
Leif is an experienced consultant, facilitator and instructional designer in competency-based behavioral interviewing techniques.
For the past 17 years, he has worked with a wide range of industries, including high tech, engineering, legal, financial services, healthcare, and hospitality.
Formerly, Leif was an Account Manager for TMP Worldwide, one of the world’s largest recruitment advertising agencies.
He earned a BA in Communications with honors from the University of California Santa Barbara, and holds a certificate as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Leif is an experienced consultant, facilitator and instructional designer in competency-based behavioral interviewing techniques…
John’s sales coaching, consulting, and training transforms the art and science of sales to motivate sales teams and drive results.
John built his career by changing the way companies and individuals see and approach the business development and sales processes. His business experience includes roles as CEO, COO, and SVP of Sales. Clients have ranged from early stage start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.
An innovative approach combined with strong behavioral techniques means John is well placed to bring practical and proven best practices to your business in order to positively impact sales success, to capture more new customers, and to grow strategic accounts to ensure the best return on investment.
John holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from DePaul University with a concentration in international business. Prior to DePaul, he earned a degree in Marketing from Michigan State University.
John’s sales coaching, consulting, and training transforms the art and science of sales to motivate sales teams and drive results…
Stacy’s focus is to make you shine as a presenter, communicator, and influencer. Whether you are an engineer, reluctantly enlisted to go on a sales call, or a senior executive addressing 500 people at a conference, Stacy helps you get over your stage jitters to persuade and inspire.
She believes that a presentation is an opportunity to engage with what matters to you—and to enroll others in the pursuit of your goals. She brings her extensive background in training, facilitation, personal growth, graphic design, and improv theater, in combination with her interest in neuroscience, to teach, coach and inspire others to excel in front of any audience.
She has worked domestically and internationally on presentation skills training and coaching, facilitation, training design, executive coaching, and virtual training with many Fortune 500 organizations including: Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Apple, Bank of America, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, Comcast, and IBM.
Stacy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications, magna cum laude, from Boston University (USA).
Stacy’s focus is to make you shine as a live and virtual presenter, communicator, and influencer to get your point across when the stakes are high…
David is an experienced designer with a demonstrated history of working across industries. He is skilled in creative concept design, service design, research, creative strategy, and strategic design.
David has been the design lead on projects for: Intuit, Varian Medical Systems, Optimum Physician, Alliance Samsung, Center for Care Innovations; Designer in residence, and Telefonica Alpha Health.
David holds a Master Master of Arts – MA Design from the Royal College of Art. Prior, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Italian Studies from The University of Texas at Austin.
David is an experienced service and experience designer and researcher with a demonstrated history of working across industries to design better experiences…
Laura Garofalo has been an employment lawyer in Chicago since 2005.
She has worked both as an outside attorney for one of the country’s largest law firms and as an in-house employment attorney for a Fortune 500 company.
She has represented management in all facets of employment litigation and counseled management on a wide range of employment law issues. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Laura gained her initial experience in workplace compliance and harmony working as a Human Resources Director.
She is a trusted legal and business advisor with a unique perspective and understanding of employment law issues and concerns and their impact on business operations.
Laura has been delivering harassment prevention, HR, manager, and one-on-one sensitivity training for executives, managers, and employees, since 2018.
She received a JD from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) in Human Resources, International Business, and Spanish from Washington University in St. Louis.
Laura has been delivering harassment prevention, HR, manager, and one-on-one sensitivity training for executives, managers, and employees, since 2018…
With over 30 years of experience in designing HR systems to improve business results, Edie has deep experience across a wide variety of industries allowing us to draw upon the most appropriate cutting-edge solutions.
She is a nationally recognized expert in HR strategy, talent management, performance management, pay for performance, talent mobility, career development, succession planning, and organizational effectiveness and focuses on designing HR systems to attract, engage, develop and retain employees. She is the co-author of The Inside Gig: How Sharing Untapped Talent Across Boundaries Unleashes Organizational Capacity.
Previously, she worked for Towers Perrin as the Global Leader in Learning & Development, Career Management, & Succession Planning and for a boutique consulting firm specializing in assessment and development. She also worked for the Navy Personnel Research and Development Center in San Diego where she participated in some of the seminal Total Quality Management research in the U.S.
She earned her Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Albany, State University of New York, and her B.A. and M.S. from San Diego State University.
She is a member of the Board of Directors for the SHRM Foundation, is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), is past Chairperson for HR People + Strategy (HRPS), and Past President of the California HR Strategy Forum. She is the recipient of HRPS’s Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions she has made to her profession.
Edie is a nationally recognized expert in HR strategy, talent management, performance management, career development, succession planning, and organizational effectiveness…
Maria Goldsholl is a seasoned, energetic executive leader with an extensive background in organizational and talent development, culture management, developing HR infrastructure and building teams and operations.
Her expertise has been cited and featured in Forbes HR council, The Wall Street Journal, Working Mother Magazine, Entrepreneur, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
She was the Chief People Officer for PokitDok, a venture backed high growth healthcare technology company, responsible for providing thought leadership and execution of people initiatives, organizational development, recruitment, and culture. She served as trusted advisor to CEO and executive team on people related issues.
In addition, she served as COO for Moms Corps, where she was responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of this first- to-market staffing and search company. She began as the first employee of company and helped grow the organization to $16million business with franchises and offices nationwide.
As the Director of Organizational Development for The Weather Channel, she was responsible for the company’s diversity efforts, succession planning, and work/life programs. The company earned five “Employer of Choice” top rankings.
Maria holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of La Verne in Athens, Greece, and a master’s degree in Organizational Behavior from Brooklyn College in New York.
Maria is a seasoned executive leader with an extensive background in organizational and talent development, culture management, developing HR infrastructure and building teams….
Bob brings over thirty years of experience in leadership and team development with a focus on action learning. large scale change, and senior team alignment. He has designed and delivered programs for CEOs and senior managers at Xerox Corporation, Bankers Trust, The Global Leadership Program of the University of Michigan, Prudential Real Estate, and Motorola Cellular.
Bob leads workshop design and facilitation — with a focus on providing powerful lessons and insights into the behavior of leaders and teams in challenging situations to deliver bottom line results through strategic alignment.
Bob attended Oregon State University on a National Student exchange program and holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine. He has completed leadership programs with NTL, General Electric, and The Harvard Business School.
Bob also co-authored the book, Leadership The Outward Bound Way, which provides lessons for leaders in the workplace and has a forward by former President Jimmy Carter.
Bob brings over thirty years of experience in leadership, large scale change, and team development with a focus on action learning and senior team alignment…
Steve has more than 35 years’ experience as an executive coach and talent management consultant working with organizations and leaders to assess and develop leadership talent, improve performance, manage change, retain top talent, and build high performing teams.
He is and organizational psychologist with comprehensive experience and expertise in executive coaching, individual development, transitions management, HR strategic planning, and interpersonal relations.
Steve typically works with executives, senior leaders, and high potential talent at important junctures or transition points in their careers. He builds trusted relationships with a direct, honest, and open communication style and uses a direct, reality-based, developmental approach that helps leaders to reach new levels of understanding and performance.
In many instances, Steve helps his clients to refine key skills to more effectively manage new and more complex roles, rapidly changing environments, different mixes of direct reports, new team challenges, and organizational shifts.
Steve has a PhD in psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology/Alliant University and an MA in political science from California State University.
Steve works with executives, senior leaders, and high potential talent at important junctures or transition points in their careers to perform at their peak…
An energetic consultant with a rich training background, Heidi has helped corporations and organizations achieve superior business results by building engaged, high performing work forces.
Her extensive experience includes delivering and facilitating workshops in presentation skills, leadership development, customer service, team building, business etiquette, conflict resolution, employee engagement, and performance management.
Heidi has worked with NASA, Starbucks, Apple, Salesforce, Raytheon, LinkedIn, Roche, Amtrak, HSBC Bank, 24 Hour Fitness, Cisco, Marriott, Northrop Grumman, and Warner Bros.
Prior, she was a corporate trainer and instructional designer for Delta Air Lines in customer service, safety, business etiquette, dealing effectively with the media, business writing, and diversity/ADA.
Heidi received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science degree from Central Michigan University.
Heidi has helped corporations and organizations achieve superior business results by building engaged, high performing work forces…
Maggie is a proven Leadership Development Consultant and Human Resources professional with deep expertise creating executive talent programs and succession plans through a customer-centric and consultative approach with her key stakeholders. She thrives at coaching people to reach their full potential.
She began her career at GE where she graduated from the GE Human Resources Leadership Program, held multiple positions of increasing scope including P&L experience, led global HR strategy implementations, and drove significant cultural change during an acquisition.
She later led the HR function for the YMCA with over 4000 employees and 24 sites. She created core HR processes and managed the significant cultural change associated with integrating new HR processes within the organization.
Maggie most recently led TIAA’s Executive Leadership Development and Coaching Practice where she developed and managed top talent leadership programs for high potential strategic and mid-level leaders across multiple levels of the organization.
Maggie earned her SHRM-SCP from SHRM and SPHR from HRCI and is ICF certified in Performance Coaching. She is also certified in various assessments including the Bates Executive Presence (ExPI), Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-I 2.0), MBTI, StrengthFinders, and Zenger Folkman Extraordinary Leader 360 assessment.
Maggie holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business from University of North Carolina Wilmington where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and an MBA from James Madison University where she graduated in the top 5% of her class.
Maggie is a proven Leadership facilitator and coach with deep expertise creating executive talent programs, designing succession plans, and coaching people to reach their full potential….
Amy is a Talent Consultant who is driven by excellence and guides clients through configuration, implementation, and adoption of talent management assessments and leadership solutions.
She takes pride in providing the best possible customer experience, drawing upon her I/O background to help organizations leverage research and technology to advance their talent strategy. She enables HR leaders for success by providing expertise on hiring, developing, and promoting top talent.
Amy is passionate about promoting equality in leadership and enabling organizations to identify and develop unrecognized talent.
Amy holds a Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational and Social Psychology from Illinois State University and a BS in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Amy is driven by excellence and guides clients through configuration, implementation, and adoption of talent management assessments and leadership solutions.
Judy brings over twenty-five years of experience helping executives, teams, and organizations reach higher levels of clarity and effectiveness. She leverages a deep knowledge of group and organizational dynamics, individual psychology, and business demands to her executive coaching and organizational effectiveness consulting.
Her clients have included GE, the Ford Motor Company, Morgan Stanley, the White House Fellows Program, Banker’s Trust, and MTV.
Judy served as Director of Leadership Development at Staples, Manager of Global HR Capability Building at EMC, VP of Organizational Effectiveness with Fidelity Investments in Bangalore, India and the US, and VP of Learning and Organizational Development at State Street Corporation.
Judy holds an MS in Organizational Development from American University in Washington, DC and a BA in Social Work and Psychology from the University of Maine in Orono. She has been a facilitator in Harvard’s Advanced Management Program and a guest lecturer at both Boston College and Brandeis University.
Judy has also been a top rated faculty member in the Executive Coaching program at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.
Judy is an experienced Organizational Effectiveness Consultant and Executive Coach with a demonstrated history of working in a number of industries…
Bobbi’s sales coaching, consulting, and training transforms the art and science of sales to motivate sales teams and drive results.
With an intense focus on sales and sales leadership, Bobbi helps clients to intentionally influencing their thinking, feeling, and actions towards key personal and professional objectives. She helps sales leaders bridge the gap in salesforce execution from the inside out.
She has coached over 3,000 people and facilitates customized sales training programs for sales leaders, field sales, and inside sales. She most enjoys helping people, whether a sales rep or a sales manager, tackle whatever challenge or perceived limitation in front of them that is keeping them from their goals.
When actual behavior change happens, results are not just achieved, but sustained.
Bobbi holds a Masters in Positive Organizational Development and Change from the Weatherhead School of Management. Prior, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Performance and Development from DePaul University.
Bobbi’s sales coaching, consulting, and training transforms the art and science of sales to motivate sales teams and drive results…
As an attorney with more than 20 years of experience in employment law, counseling, training, and litigation, Ann focuses on preventive law for employers – keeping organizations on the job instead of in the courtroom.
Ann has litigated claims of wrongful discharge and discrimination before state and federal courts and administrative matters before the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, representing employers and employees.
Both as a firm partner and as a director, Ms. Kiernan gained solid experience in management and human resources compliance. Her articles on employment law have been published in many books and magazines.
She has designed and delivered respectful workplace, harassment, and sensitivity training and coaching since 1997.
Ann received a JD from Rutgers University School of Law.
Ann has designed and delivered respectful workplace, harassment, and sensitivity training and coaching since 1997.
With over 30 years of leadership and business success, Cyndee is an accomplished leader, coach, and facilitator who designs innovative and immersive experiences to unlock untapped potential in individuals, teams, and organizations.
Cyndee operates from the premise that facilitative leaders deliver the most impactful and sustainable results for their organizations. She focuses on leveraging purpose, creating environments to execute effectively, and getting high performance results.
Cyndee often focuses on increasing self-awareness and building capability in strategic and critical thinking, decision-making, emotional intelligence, communicating for impact, relationship management, and the ability to adapt to change.
She has held leadership roles at companies such as Intuit, ThePalo Alto Medical Foundation, Corporate Healthcare Financing, and ALTA Health Strategies. Cyndee has proven experience working with leaders, managers, and individual contributors from sales, marketing, engineering, safety, product management, and customer loyalty teams globally across multiple industries.
Cyndee received a BS in Pre-law and English from Utah State University and a Masters in Human Dimensions of Organizations from the University of Texas.
Cyndee is is an accomplished leader, coach, and facilitator who designs innovative experiences to unlock untapped potential in individuals, teams, and organizations…
Keith is a seasoned, solutions-driven leader with more than twenty-five years of change experience transforming underperforming or stagnant environments by spearheading innovative, revenue-accelerating process improvements and strategic programs.
He is a visionary change agent that inspires exceptional employee performance. His engaging, persuasive communication style builds trust-based relationships as he designs and facilitates change workshops and simulations.
Previously, Keith spent over 20 years as a consultant and Regional Vice President at TD Bank.
Keith holds an MBA from Dalhousie University, a BA from Trent University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.
Keith is a seasoned, solutions-driven leader with more than twenty-five years of change experience transforming underperforming or stagnant environments…
Johns helps clients seeking to scale their organizations rapidly across four distinct stages of growth – from early-stage to mature – and works with senior leaders to ensure the strategic plan and planning process are appropriate to take the organization to the next level and beyond. Like us all, John embraces the cardinal rule that strategy must be feasible.
He works closely with management to achieve alignment around key priorities with an emphasis on execution and accountability at both established financial institutions but also with some of the world’s leading Fintech innovators including LendingClub, WePay, Nerdwallet. This experience enables him to act as a bridge between Silicon Valley and global Fintechs on the one hand, and established FI clients on the other.
He specializes in helping clients on both sides of this bridge understand how to most effectively bring new ideas and technologies to established markets by using proprietary tools to drive highly effective planning processes. he excels at facilitating the strategy process, while recognizing that management must own every step of the process.
John served as SVP of Strategy and Business Development for CUNA Mutual Group for ten years. Previously he was a strategy consultant with Hagberg Consulting Group and Boston Consulting Group.
He received his MBA from Harvard Business School where he graduated as a Baker Scholar and his BA from the University of Washington. John loves biking, hiking and music (rock – from a certain era). John lives in Seattle with his wife Lynn.
John excels at facilitating the strategy process for high growth while ensuring that management must own every step of the process to get results…
Jason is a proven consultant, coach and facilitator who specializes in culture, leadership development, innovation, and change management.
He works with energy, pharmaceutical, government, retail and finance clients to effect meaningful organizational change whether it is a digital transformation, a facility move, or a new Operating Model.
He also works with leaders to improve engagement, upgrade processes, or create a new strategy. As an expert facilitator he helps leadership teams connect with each other and speak productively about the future.
He has facilitated sessions on coaching, conflict, difficult conversations, high-performing teams, customer experience, leadership and strategy. Clients such as eBay, Slack, Cisco, Suncor, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, ExxonMobil, GE Healthcare, Home Depot, and Microsoft rave about his grasp of the content, energy, and ability to connect the content to organizational realities.
Jason received his Master’s degree in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University.
Jason is a proven consultant, coach and facilitator who specializes in culture, leadership development, innovation, and change management…
Steve focuses on helping leaders and salespeople to gain the skills they need for success, faster through micro training modules and tools that can be easily accessed to build a team’s skillsets.
He creates custom learning pathways that can be implemented as self-directed, group learning, or one-on-one training with a deep expertise in sales and leadership. We loves to make learning personal, flexible, and imbedded into people’s daily work to improve knowledge retention and job applicability.
He was the Director of Publishing at The Hay Group, a leading HR, benefits and compensation consulting firm. Meyer spent eight years at Progressive Business Publications, where he headed up both editorial and marketing. He was also a reporter at Advertising Age magazine.
Steve received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and has a Masters degree from the University of California, San Diego.
Steve focuses on helping leaders and salespeople to gain the skills they need for success, faster through micro training modules and tools that can be easily accessed…
Stephanie has extensive expertise in leadership development, strengths-based teams and employee engagement. She specializes in the design, development, and delivery of high-impact employee and leadership programs in the areas of leadership development, mentoring, strengths-based development, career development, meeting effectiveness, unconscious bias, working in hybrid environments, effective mentoring, values-driven work, and executive coaching.
For the last 20+ years, she has helped leaders and teams become more effective at companies such as Stanford Health Care, NetApp, Cisco, eBay, LinkedIn, Texas Instruments, Salesforce, Oracle, Genentech, Stanford University, Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital, Lockheed Martin, Hitachi Data Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies, Bay Area Air Quality District, Keio University of Japan, California Teachers Association, Summit Hospital, University of California Santa Cruz, and Kaiser Permanente.
Her expertise lies in the ability to provide client-centered solutions that have bottom-line impact.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Saint Mary’s College of California.
Stephanie is an experienced author, speaker, senior consultant and master facilitator
For over 25 years, Rick has focused on assisting companies in accelerating their revenue growth strategies. He is accomplishedin all aspects of sales and marketing strategy and leadership, including pipeline and forecast management, integrated sales and marketing execution, brand development and positioning, customer experience modeling and demand generation.
He has experience in preparing early, mid-stage and mature companies for acquisition, business transformation, and revenue growth.
Rick often acts as long-term and interim Chief Sales Officer or Chief Revenue Officer to help drive sales transformation and growth. and conducts due diligence engagements with PE firms regarding sales capabilities.
In addition to working with clients such as Accenture, Autodesk, Blackbaud, Deloitte, Deluxe, Digitalsmiths, Fiserv, GE, HP, IBM, Infor,Manhattan Associates, Microsoft, NetApp, Oracle, PeopleMatter,PItney Bowes, QASymphony, Tibco, Vantiv, and WealthEngine.
Rick focuses on assisting companies in accelerating their revenue growth strategies…
Matt is an Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)-certified Senior Executive Coach. He works with Senior Leadership Teams to create the sales alignment, collaboration, and communication required for optimal growth.
Matt has extensive experience in managing strategic and enterprise-level sales, marketing, demand-generation, and business-development initiatives . His client engagement and experience includes achieving cross-functional alignment between Sales and Marketing, sales process and methodology modernization, effective proposition development and positioning, and creation of global infrastructure to support customers.
Matt’s consulting practice specialty is establishing or modernizing Sales and Marketing methodologies and processes that help clients be more relevant to customers, create demand, more effectively create and manage pipelines, better onboard new and up-skill existing sales team members, and fix issues with forecasting and revenue governance.
Matt holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Yale University with concentrations in Strategy, Marketing, and Leadership. Prior to Yale, he earned a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.
Matt works with Senior Leadership Teams to create the sales alignment, collaboration, and communication required for optimal growth…
Andreas is a seasoned sales facilitator and coach who helps B2B-focused companies accelerate their growth rate by improving their ability to correctly diagnose, quantify, and eliminate the inefficiencies that exist in their sales skills, processes, and practices.
He focuses on improving forecasting accuracy, developing sales leaders, benchmarking sales capabilities, and developing sales teams to grow revenue and win more deals.
He is fluent in English, French, German, and Italian and has a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Steinbeis-Hochschule-Berlin and Master’s Degree in Philosophy from Università degli Studi di Roma ‘La Sapienza’
Andreas is a seasoned sales facilitator and coach who accelerates sales growth rate by improving sales skills, processes, and practices…
Vivian is committed to enhancing company culture and driving business results through focused employee and leadership development initiatives.
She is able to partner across an organization building strong relationships with all levels of leadership (up to C-level) and has over 20 years of experience designing, facilitating and managing global employee and leadership development programs.
She has engaged in all aspects of program and project management – from needs assessment, design, and implementation. Previously she has been the Director of Talent Strategy and Employee Experience for Coupons.com and the Senior Manager of Global Learning and Development for Xilinx.
She is a certified master trainer, facilitator and coach and passionate about coaching individuals and teams to be their best.
Vivian is committed to enhancing company culture and driving business results through focused employee and leadership development initiatives…
Jim designs operations solutions that deliver meaningful and effective customer experiences at key customer touchpoints to grow and protect your brand.
He works with clients to launch new customer-facing environments, implement Kaizen efforts to improve processes and better leverage technology, and implement sales enablement initiatives.
Jim has extensive experience leading SalesForce implementations, designing inside sales and customer service environments, building out cloud-based customer experience & support infrastructures (telephony, IVR – self-help, chat, etc.), assessing the viability of BOT, voice, and text AI solutions, designing and implementing integrated IVR solutions to drive convenient self-service options, and designing training solutions that improve customer experiences.
Jim has a BA in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Jim designs operations solutions that deliver meaningful and effective customer experiences at key customer touchpoints to grow and protect your brand…
Daniela is an international facilitator, coach, and consult focused on sales, negotiations, positioning, customer service, communications, leadership, and management development.
She believes to bring about improvement a multitude of aspects come into play: structural adjustments, a change in the management approach, coaching or a combination of coaching and training.
She aims to ensure that every participant realizes new behavior in an authentic manner that gives each participant the space they need to contribute and reflect on their own personality and strengths. She uses tried and tested models of success and is fluent in German, English, French and Dutch.
Daniela studied business administration in Düsseldorf and Colorado. After completing her studies, she worked in sales in France and the Netherlands. Her experience includes, among other things, the establishment of a European sales network for a software manufacturer.
Daniela is an international facilitator, coach, and consult focused on sales, negotiations, communications, leadership, and management development…
Bruce has 20+ years of executive sales leadership and management experience with a proven track record of success in growth strategies and leading sales teams to achieve revenue objectives. Previously he increased revenues 217%, added 100+ new clients in six years, delivered 100% attainment of quarterly business unit targets for nine consecutive quarters, managed $240MM in annual revenue, increased average deal size by 67% over a three year period, and captured a 95%+ customer satisfaction rating.
He ensures successful results by understanding business needs, creating processes, generating go-to-market plans, leveraging relationships, and driving communication. Bruce is consistently recognized for creative problem-solving skills, resourcefulness, planning, and delivering exceptional outcomes.
He has deep business acumen and the ability to establish and maintain credibility while partnering with clients to solve important issues.
Bruce earned his BS, Business Administration from San Diego State University and Executive Education in Finance and Accounting from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Bruce has a proven track record of success in growth strategies and leading sales teams…
Jason started his professional career as an Air Force officer after graduating the US Air Force Academy. Jason excelled at organizational leadership at an early age managing multiple simultaneous projects and managing the daily operations of hundreds of individuals and millions of dollars in specialized equipment.
After leaving the military with distinction, Jason broadened his industry experience as a manufacturing process engineer at General Electric. There, he applied Lean and Kaizen principles to optimize long-running processes.
Jason’s enterprise sales career began with Red Hat Software as a new business development rep, driving enterprise sales remotely and forming the basis of the inside sales techniques he teaches today. Since then he has driven and developed sales and business development plans as a Sales Executive for IBM and Fiserv.
In those roles, the strategies he designed and executed consistently yielded revenue attainment in excess of 300% of target while creating multiple loyal reference clients for his business.
Jason facilitates sales and sales leadership workshopsfor clients such as Merck, Hewlett-Packard, Schneider Electric, Trimble, US Bank and American Airlines.
Jason helps businesses grow predictable revenue by applying years of professional experience to his clients’ business development goals…
Evan is a behavioral scientist with expertise in mixed-methods research and statistics.
He focuses on leveraging research, communication, and collaboration skills to make data-driven solutions that solve people-centered problems.
He uses his experience with surveys, interviews, and observations to gain a holistic understanding of a problem to create actionable solutions . He loves connecting with people and actively listening to understand their needs and find the appropriate actions.
Evan received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from The University of Texas at Austin. His dissertation focused on Reducing the Influence of Need for Closure on Teamwork and Team Performance in High-Stress Situations
Evan is a behavioral scientist with expertise in mixed-methods research and statistics. He focuses on leveraging research, communication, and collaboration skills to make data-driven solutions that solve people-centered problems. He uses his experience with surveys, interviews, and observations to gain…
Michael has been working in leadership development, employee engagement, organizational development, and assessments for over 30 years with the Who’s Who of Fortune 500 companies.
He focuses on helping clients to create a competitive advantage by aligning their cultures and developing leaders who are the ambassadors of that culture by providing thought leadership, assessing and designing creative solutions, and helping to put the right people in place to execute on key strategies.
His special talent is an ability to merge two seemingly opposing ideas and create something better than both.
Michael received his bachelor’s degree in MIS and Organizational Communications from the University of Wisconsin and my MBA from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management
Michael focuses on helping clients to create a competitive advantage by aligning their cultures and developing leaders who are the ambassadors of that culture
Michael is an experienced consultant specializing in the areas of business strategy, organization design, leadership development, and change management.
His career spans from small to Fortune 200 companies in the medical, hi?tech, and insurance industries and he has held service, sales, marketing, and management positions.
He provides expertise in the areas of career development, engagement and retention and business strategy and has designed organizational structures, consulted and conducted programs for employees and managers ranging from small entrepreneurial businesses to large corporations including Intel Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, and IntelliQuote.
Michael received a Master’ of Business Administration, with an emphasis in Management from Golden Gate University and a Master’s degree in Human Resources from University of Dallas where he also became an adjunct faculty member.
Michael is an experienced consultant specializing in the areas of business strategy, organization design, leadership development, and change management…
Diana has over 20 years of experience across all aspects of learning and development including creating and facilitating virtual, online, and classroom training, designing training and leadership programs, leadership coaching, and leading project teams.
She is a dynamic training specialist and certified leadership coach with a strong passion for developing and inspiring the talents of others. A natural motivator, Diana is excellent at building strong partnerships with her clients, and helping organizations and individuals achieve their learning goals and optimize performance.
She specializes in training delivery and facilitation, leadership and personal coaching, creating organization-wide training programs, communications and public speaking training and coaching, facilitating new hire orientation programs, content development, designing and implementing management and leadership development programs, and working with women in business and leadership.
Diana was the Talent and Development Manager for AT&T Information Services, where she designed and launched programs focused on building a culture of excellence.
Diana holds a BA in Social Sciences from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and an MBA from San Diego State.
Diana has over 20 years of experience creating and facilitating leadership programs, coaching leaders, and leading project teams.
Becky is a sought after advisor and coach for executives and their teams to assess and enhance excellence in human performance. She works with diverse C-Suite and VP level leaders in technology, financial services, and healthcare to support their company’s growth and transitions.
Since 2003 she has conducted empirically validated assessments of leadership, team dynamics, and organizational culture to coach leaders and teams on actions that are necessary for success. She is known for her ability to help companies, teams, and leaders to address highly challenging situations related to leadership, teaming, and the execution of strategy.
Previously Becky was a faculty member and investigator for NIHfunded studies on health and behavior at University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, and Director of Organizational Psychology at California School of Professional Psychology. Becky holds a Ph.D. in psychology from The George Washington University and was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University.
She is recognized for her contributions to the field of organizational psychology and was elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and president-elect of APA’s Consulting Division.
Becky is a sought after advisor and coach for executives and their teams to assess and enhance excellence in human performance…
Eric is recognized around the world as an authority on practical project leadership training, practices, and principles that work.
He focuses on providing effective project leadership and project management training courses which allow clients to select and deliver the right projects faster and with better results.
He is the bestselling author of The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management. Originally published in 1999, the book is currently in its sixth edition. This book is the first choice of practicing professionals and students around the world. It’s been translated into Chinese, Russian, and Portuguese.
Eric’s trademark style is his practical approach that makes project management easy to understand and apply — whether you work in aerospace, software, IT, or public education.
Eric is recognized around the world as an authority on practical project leadership training, practices, and principles that work…
Samantha has been successfully building leadership capabilities within organizations, teams and their individual leaders for over 20 years. She focuses on creating collective growth that moves businesses into their next phase of success.
She is known for developing executives who are stepping into broader or expanded roles and building the high performing teams that make businesses flourish. Samantha’s coaching foundation stems from years of experience in succession planning and strategic talent management.
Samantha balances a strategic and practical approach to executive and team development from her own experiences internally in senior roles leading teams of various sizes during turnarounds, rapid growth phases, and reinventions. Based upon proven diagnostics, she helps people to overcome limiting belief systems in order to move teams and leaders forward.
While Samantha has a variety of industry experience, her most recent clients center in technology, biotech, health care, and higher education.
She earned her Master’s Degree at the Carlson School of Management in Minneapolis, Minnesota including a globally focused Economics program at the Vienna University of Economics. She received her Bachelors’ Degrees from the University of Arizona in Economics and Communication.
Samantha has been successfully building leadership capabilities within organizations, teams, and leaders to create high growth for over 20 years…
Kate is an experienced HR Leader and General Manager, with a successful track-record spanning over 25 years in a wide variety of industries and client organizations.
She has worked with senior executives and management teams to implement organizational change, define HR strategies, and deliver programs linked to HR business goals.
She has delivered leadership training to, and in collaboration with the British Army. Her current clients include JP Morgan Chase, AT&T, Aspect Communications, Computer Associates and Foster Wheeler Energy.
Kate graduated in Business Studies from London University, has post-graduate qualification in Management, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Kate has worked with senior executives and management teams to implement organizational change, define HR strategies, and deliver programs linked to HR business goals…
Jane has more than 20 years’ experience in skillfully designing and delivering high quality and impactful customer learning experiences.
Her passion and “in the trenches” perspective from having been an operations leader in both service and sales environments enables her to create relevant, client-centric, and engaging learning solutions.
He has led a customer care and inside operations team, created, hired, and managed training and supervisory teams responsible for designing, developing, and implementing learning experiences, designed, developed, and implemented coaching models and leadership training, and designed a variety of blended learning experiences in service, sales, and support environments.
She has also taught business communications as an adjunct professor.
She received an M.Ed. in Training and Development from the University of Minnesota and a BS in Speech Communications: Radio/TV from Southwest Minnesota State University.
Jane has more than 20 years’ experience in skillfully designing and delivering high quality and impactful customer learning experiences…
LSA has become the gold standard for team building and management training programs at Genomic Health!
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Director of Human Resources
For our go to training outsourcing partner, LSA provides exactly what we want and need – which is not an easy task.
Director, Organizational Excellence & Development
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We gave LSA a very short deadline to customize an important management training program to meet our unique requirements.
Their facilitator was excellent, an expert in the subject matter, and very credible with our teams.
The targeted design provided practical and valuable information and skills that our managers truly needed.
I highly recommend LSA Global, particularly in the area of management training.
Julaine K. Souza
Senior Vice President
We have been able to utilize LSA’s extensive expertise to leverage our investment in employee development.
The result has been the cost effective and highly effective delivery of high quality management training programs.
Vice President, Human Resources
What a personal and professional pleasure it has been to partner with LSA. They are truly a strategic partner.
LSA has delivered top notch management development programs and worked with key teams to build the targeted skills they need.
LSA understands our business, our strategic initiatives, and the needs of our customers. They have been a real blessing for our L&D team.
Director of HR
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I regard LSA as an excellent partner that understands our business needs and an important virtual member of our HR department.
Vice President Human Resources
The customized Managing Virtual Teams program was extremely valuable for our managers and leaders.
LSA’s fundamental knowledge of our company provided an incredible base to build upon while tackling the complications of managing and working with globally distributed teams.
Our teams walked away walked away with highly useful insights, practices, and tools. It was excellent.
Vice President, Information Technology
LSA helped to meet the needs of my teams within a very narrow timeframe.
My team walked away with highly useful management development tools and practices.
Thank you for designing and delivering the right solution for our specific needs.
Director, Software Engineering, EPG
LSA exceeded all my expectations.
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LSA helped us with leadership development by designing a solution to match our unique needs and culture.
It was a huge success. I would highly recommend LSA to help take leaders and managers to the next level.
Karen King, SPHR
Manager, Human Resources
We engaged LSA to design and deliver a 6-month custom executive coaching program to help a core group of senior leaders to leverage previous investments in management training, to ensure the engagement and retention of key employees, and to push critical strategic initiatives forward.
Even with the high expectations of our senior people, LSA has completely exceeded our expectations. You can’t go wrong with LSA.
Senior HR Manager - Staffing, Training, & Development
I had been working with LSA for many years across a few different companies.
Currently, I’m with a company who hadn’t done much new manager training. LSA designed and delivered exactly what we needed at this stage in our life cycle.
Our managers are excited, talking in the halls about the great experience, and applying what they learned.
LSA makes things easy and practical for us. Thank you!
We consider LSA our true business partner.
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Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources
Over the years, both at 3Com and now at Redback, I’ve found LSA Global to be a valuable partner. The recent management programs that they delivered for Redback’s executive and management teams was the right solution, of the highest of quality, and customized to fit our unique business and culture. I would highly recommend LSA to any company looking for top quality solutions.
Vice President of Human Resources
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