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    Ed Helton is the Assistant Vice President of Leadership Development at Columbus State University and serves on the Executive Leadership Team. Read full bio .

    Ed Helton

    Assistant Vice President of Leadership Development, Columbus State University

    Shana Young

    Executive Director, Leadership Institute at Columbus State University

    Shana Young is a certified Human Behavior Consultant and Certified Executive Coach. She is certified in a variety of self-assessment tools, including DiSC, Bar-On Emotional Intelligence, Hogan, Myers-Briggs and RightPath. Read full bio.

    Jessica Drake oversees marketing and business development for both the Leadership Institute and the Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum. She is also responsible for social media, websites, apps and sponsorships. Read full bio.

    Jessica Drake

    Director of Marketing and Business Development

    Breana Jones

    Assistant Director of Client Experience and Market Research

    Breana Jones

    Breana Jones is lead on market research, using her findings to build custom experiences for each of our clients. Read full bio.

    Janescia Harvey

    Janescia Harvey

    Administrative Financial Assistant

    Our Consultants

    Cathy Alford, MA, PCC, is a Leadership and Strengths Coach credentialed with the International Coach Federation. She works with individuals and teams to identify strengths, team dynamics and growth opportunities for success. She holds several certifications, including Myers-Briggs, Clifton StrengthsFinder®,Prepare-Enrich and Workshop Facilitation. Read full bio.

    Cathy Alford

    Cathy Alford

     

    Lori Auten

     

    Lori Auten

    Lori Auten is an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation and has provided more than 7,500 hours of coaching and counseling to more than 1,500 entrepreneurs and business leaders in the areas of leadership, strategic planning, team building and management. She is a certified facilitator and provides training courses for businesses and non-profit organizations. Read full bio.

    Kat Cannella is a Certified Emergenetics Associate, a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Certified Practitioner, and an authorized RightPath facilitator. Cannella utilizes an experiential learning model in her facilitation work, encouraging participants to stretch past their comfort zones in a safe, supportive environment. Read full bio.

    Kat Cannella

    Kim Cantrell

     

    Kim Cantrell, MS, ACC, is an experienced Senior Executive, with an extensive background in leadership, non-profit operations, strategic planning, team building and finance. She holds the designation of Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from the International Coach Federation. Read full bio.

    Jessica Ferriter is a passionate learning and development consultant and coach with extensive experience working for corporate, government and military sectors. Her areas of expertise include emotional intelligence, DiSC communication styles, organizational trust, presentation skills, strategic storytelling, personal branding and manager development. Read full bio.

    Jessica Ferriter

    Jessica Ferriter

     

    Rachel Jones Schmidt

     

    Rachel Jones Schmidt

    Rachel believes that engagement is the key to making dollars and sense out of the organizations and businesses she represents. Her experience ranges from management of educational programs in four languages, curriculum and web development, staff training and financial empowerment for individuals and small businesses. Read full bio.

    Alison Mills-Long is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Manager of Quality in Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE). She is an active member of the Project Management Institute. Read full bio.

    Alison Mills-Long

    Alison Mills-Long

     

    Dr. Kelly Morrow-Baez

     

    Kelly Morrow-Baez

    Kelly Morrow-Baez is a corporate trainer, professional health coach, author and Licensed Professional Counselor, with a PhD in psychology and more than 10 years in practice. Read full bio.

    Peter Sherman has been successfully leading process improvement programs for more than 20 years. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, ASQ-Certified Quality Engineer and an APICS-Certified Supply Chain Professional. Read full bio.

    Peter J. Sherman

    Peter J. Sherman

     

    Johniqua Williams

     

    Johniqua Williams

    Johniqua Williams is the Diversity Professional at Columbus State University. With more than 10 years of experience within diversity, she has a collaborative and intentional approach to creating an inclusive synergy and development between practice and partnership. Read full bio.