Holly Latty-Mann, Ph.D.
Dr. Holly Latty-Mann is the president and co-founder (with the late Dr. Jim Farr) of The Leadership Trust®. Holly specializes in facilitating leadership workshops with a self-awareness focus utilizing an extended holistic, integrative model designed to get at root cause regarding what holds people back from extracting from themselves all that is possible in their life. She performs comprehensive, customized leadership impact studies, corporate assessments, organizational development initiatives, onsite/offsite team-building workshops, and strategic culture studies for diverse businesses and industries.
Latty-Mann completed her post doctorate in clinical psychology at Kent State and Duke University Medical Center. She earned a doctorate from the University of South Carolina in experimental psychology (social psychology/personality). She served as Executive Professor of Leadership at the Wake Forest University Schools of Business and later formed alliances with other major North Carolina universities including Duke's Fuqua School of Business, their Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics.
Doc Holly has served on boards for the study of interpersonal relationship dynamics, published work in both academic and non-academic journals, and presented her research findings across the United States and abroad. She now devotes full time to running and growing The Leadership Trust® while making time for pro bono workshops for non-profit organizations.
Holly’s published anthology is entitled Roadmap to Success and co-authored with Dr. Ken Blanchard (One Minute Manager), Dr. Deepak Chopra, et. al. Her contribution is described as an extended 4-Channel Model to unleashing one’s full human potential. The three channels of Mind, Body, and Emotions are powered by the master channel of Spirit when one has achieved "flow". Due out by the end of 2013 is an e-anthology entitled Words of Wisdom and co-authored with Dr. John Gray and Brian Tracy. Her contribution in this e-book is based on the aforementioned model to show how it is possible for everyone to get at root cause of his or her stuff and additionally figure out what makes others tick as well.
Holly's serious passion is animal welfare. Her semi-serious passion is piano, and her lighthearted passion is foreign travel, having traveled extensively and mostly for fun to more than fifty foreign countries. When in North Carolina, you'll find her on tennis courts or hiking and biking her favorite trails. She promises it's no exaggeration that cycling a good trail creates a huge childlike state within her - "Total freedom, total joy, one big smile!"
Theodore G. Ryan, Ph.D.
Dr. Ted Ryan serves The Leadership Trust® as senior adjunct faculty, executive coach and organizational consultant. With leadership as his core passion and underlying theme, he focuses on both personal and organizational transformation through in-depth coaching, organizational analyses and change initiatives, leadership workshops, and university teaching.
Dr. Ryan has worked with such organizations as Accenture (Andersen Consulting), American Museum of Natural History, Bank of America, Banc of America Securities, Central Park Conservancy, Deutsche Bank, Dun & Bradstreet, Federal Reserve Bank NY, General Electric, Getty Oil, JP Morgan Chase, Lehman Brothers, McGraw Hill, Merrill Lynch, Mastercard International, Morgan Stanley, The New York Times, PepsiCo, Standard & Poor's, Swiss Bank, The U.S. State Department, and Young & Rubicam.
Dr. Ryan led the creation and implementation of 360 performance evaluation programs at Banc of America Securities, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley. He created and helped deliver hiring processes at Accenture, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley. At Merrill Lynch Ted was their primary trainer for over 20 years helping their managers recruit and select financial consultants. Dr. Ryan helped lead the integration of the corporate and investment banking platforms at Deutsche Bank and Banc of America Securities. At JP Morgan Chase, he helped develop a "best in class" employee communication capability and helped to "operationalize" Chase's vision into its management practices. Ted offers these same services to management teams across a diversity of industries.
Dr. Ryan earned a Ph.D. in Counseling/Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, did graduate work in the humanities at Princeton University and has a master's degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. Currently, Ted is an Adjunct Professor at Fuqua, Duke University's business school. He is teaching business ethics and leadership to daytime MBA's. Ted also created and taught a course on "The Ethics of Leadership" at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia.
Ted enjoys hiking in the mountains, and kayaking and boating in the coastal waters of SE Georgia. Tennis, basketball and biking are three of his favorite activities. He has never been defeated by Roger Federer. Ted loves music and his two sons try valiantly to keep him aware of today's music.
Kathleen D. Sturgis, Ph.D.
Dr. Kathleen Sturgis serves The Leadership Trust® as an expert in organizational and interpersonal communication. With a commitment to fostering personal and organizational awareness, Dr. Sturgis is highly regarded for her ability to enhance communication processes, facilitate change management, and reinvigorate strategic planning processes.
Dr. Sturgis is Executive Director of the American Leadership School and author of Dance of the Chameleon, a story written for adult children of all ages. Her doctorate is from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She is a native Floridian and received her BA and MA from the University of South Florida in Tampa. She has served on the adjunct faculty for a number of universities and has led research, consulting and training projects for international corporations and nonprofit organizations.
With an energetic and optimistic presentation style, she is frequently sought after for retreats, keynotes and motivational talks dealing with a wide range of topics including conflict management, productive workplace behavior, team communication, leadership development, facilitation, effective presentations, and career/life renewal. With 25 years of industry experience, her group facilitation skills and instincts are well-honed; she is committed to results-driven sessions that result in clear goal establishment, clear accountabilities, timeframes and next steps. In addition, she is highly regarded for her one-on-one communication strategy sessions that support "clean slate communication" and create more effective relationships with coworkers and clients.
On a personal note, her favorite words are "hope" and "optimism." She loves gardening and has been known to raise butterflies on her back porch. She sings in the North Carolina Master Chorale and serves on the advisory board for the Small Business at Wake Technical Community College. She is an active volunteer in local and national organizations and has recently been appointed to the national leadership team of Kappa Delta Sorority where she will serve as a communications and organizational development specialist. She is based out of Cary, North Carolina where she lives with her husband and two college-age children.
David Snyder, ALM-Psychology, Harvard
Consulting Partner and Faculty Member
The Leadership Trust®
David Snyder works collaboratively with The Leadership Trust® co-founder Dr. Holly Latty-Mann in developing customized solutions and programs for organizations that are seeking to scientifically assess and improve the performance of teams and workgroups.
A Consulting Partner and Faculty Member of The Leadership Trust®, he is considered a national thought leader in the practice area of building high performing teams and coaching high performing individuals.
The author of How to Hire a Champion and How to Mind Read Your Customers, David specializes in the development and implementation of executive and organizational competency models as the structural platform for performance analysis. Unlike some generic assessment tools, the competency assessment models and tools built by The Leadership Trust® help “translate” the competencies that are already built into the existing HR systems of organizations. We then create web-based assessment and development tools specific to our client’s performance management systems—as opposed to promoting or assessing “artificial” competencies that may not apply to our clients existing HR systems.
Over the past two decades, David has successfully served hundreds of companies from Fortune 500 clients to entrepreneurial start-ups. Much of his work has involved helping companies achieve greater revenue through the development of high performing teams and the tools necessary to assess these teams and hold them accountable to highly specific goals.
As a graduate student at Harvard, David served as co-investigator on a groundbreaking study that found a relationship between differences in frontal brain activity and personality types. As an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he double majored in English and Comparative Literature and served as editor of the student literary magazine. His new book in progress How to Be a Workplace Champion is drawing upon social-networking communities and research to define the traits of high performing individuals across cultural groups worldwide.
When he is not contemplating leadership issues, David serves as a member of several bands, plays in the orchestra for his church, composes, records and publishes music, swims, bikes, travels, and endeavors to understand why his precocious daughter always seems to know more than him, while fully understanding that some things in life will just have to remain a mystery.
Marina Amat, Ph.D.
Dr. Marina Amat serves The Leadership Trust® in the performance of strategic culture studies and leadership impact studies. Specializing in qualitative research methods and in-depth interviews, Dr. Amat's core competencies center around narrative research, analysis, and interpretation. Dr. Amat earned a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from American University, Washington, D.C. and a MA in English from Trinity College, Hartford, CT.
Dr. Amat is the former principal of a 10-year-old information technology company. She combines interdisciplinary academic training as a linguist, writer, and social scientist with nearly 20 years of professional experience in the areas of corporate communications and information technology for large, not-for-profit, and start-up companies.
Dr. Amat is founder and president of AMATEA, LLC, The Change Brokers™, an interdisciplinary consulting firm guided by its mission to apply technology for social change. The firm integrates the latest social science theories and methods with state-of-the-art technologies to reach optimal solutions for all stakeholders.
For fun, Marina enjoys running in 5K road races with her husband Greg and daughter Catarina. Great training for the family's penchant for climbing to mountain tops. Their sights are set on Machu Picchu, next.
William R. Murray
Harvard MBA, Yale M.Div., Master Certified Coach
Bill Murray serves The Leadership Trust® by specializing in coaching leaders to improve their performance through webinars that include self-awareness topics such as emotional intelligence. Bill coaches executives, leaders, managers, and business owners individually and in small groups to significantly improve leadership through emotional intelligence and communication skills. His passion is to see you perform at your best, grow professionally, and enjoy it.
Bill has an MBA from Harvard, M.Div. from Yale, and is a graduate of Corporate Coach U and a Master Certified Coach since 1999. He has over 30 years of experience both as a leader and Executive Coach for corporate leaders.
Bill started as a line manager with bottom-line profit responsibility. Then in 1976, he began training and coaching managers in leadership and communication skills in JC Penney’s corporate headquarters in NYC. Bill helped JC Penney’s open the largest management training center in New York. Since then he has trained and coached leaders in companies of all sizes. In 1993, he founded Eagle Alliance Executive Coaching with the motto, "Powerful leadership through emotional intelligence".
Bill has a special talent for understanding organizational culture and helping clients see what is going on around them in their company. He perfected his talent by alternating graduate education in organizational psychology at Yale, Harvard, and City University of NY with hands-on business experience. Each graduate school taught him new ways to understand corporate organizational cultures. He then put those insights into practice on the job; each time he learned to see more clearly what is really going on and thus how to ensure results-focused change.
Bill is also unusually talented in assisting clients to devise new strategies to solve people problems and improve their work relationships. He got this talent by attending over 100 workshops on communication skills, leadership, coaching, and emotional intelligence offered by blue chip corporate training organizations such as National Training Labs. He was able to fine tune his coaching skills through 12 years of corporate in-house experience and since 1993 as an independent Executive Coach.
In his leisure, Bill stays fit with hiking, weights, and swimming. He leads and participates in church groups and personal or spiritual growth groups.
Leslie D. Bessellieu, Ph.D.
Dr. Leslie Bessellieu serves The Leadership Trust® with executive coaching services with a specialization in the areas of stress and time management, resolving conflict in the workplace and developing more effective styles of communication and problem-solving. Leslie's level of caring and compassion is evident in her interactions with others, whether it's one-on-one, in small group sessions, or large audiences. Her practical, results-oriented approach is often met with relief and satisfaction as clients/ workshop participants are able to gain valuable insights and leave with life skills that can immediately be put into practice.
Bessellieu obtained her doctorate and masters degrees in Psychology from Auburn University in Auburn, AL. A licensed, clinical psychologist, Dr. Bessellieu currently teaches in the psychology department at the University of South Carolina and brings over 15 years of clinical experience, public speaking and facilitating workshops and seminars to individuals and businesses seeking more effective and meaningful avenues to reach their highest potential.
Dr. Bessellieu is President and Founder of Transformations, a consulting company which assists corporate executives, project managers and potential leaders in the areas of organizational growth, leadership development, and cooperative conflict resolution strategies.
When Leslie wants to unwind, she heads down to her home town, Pawleys Island, to visit those family members who still reside there. She will tell you that there is no better place to enjoy the unbeatable combination of sunny beach and delicious seafood, unique only to the low country.
David Grinstead, MA, CH
David Grinstead serves The Leadership Trust® as adjunct faculty specializing in life coaching and clinical hypnosis. He teaches clients to motivate themselves to do what they do not wish to do in order to achieve what they wish to achieve.
The primary challenges David assists clients with are personal development, career advancement, and academic performance. These areas of concentration often involve specific issues such as: motivation, procrastination, public speaking, sales skills, self-confidence, memory enhancement, stress mastery, anger control, goal setting, time management, relaxation, sleeplessness, sadness, hang ups & fears, and inner conflicts.
After 30 award-winning years in the newspaper and broadcast media arenas, David decided to make a complete career change, a change that would allow others to benefit from his executive management and sales experience within both a spiritual and life skills context.
David maintains a limited private practice as a life coach and clinical hypnotist for highly motivated individuals. He is an adjunct professor in the social behavioral sciences department of Alamance Community College where he teaches curriculum classes in “life-skills” and the psychology of stress management. David is the former president and co-founder of the Hypnosis Center for Renewal in Gastonia, NC and a former Associate Chaplain at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
David completed his post-graduate training in clinical hypnosis and general psychology at North Central University in Prescott, AZ. He earned an M.A. in Transpersonal Studies with a concentration in Archetypal Studies from Atlantic University in Virginia Beach, VA, and received a B.A. in Behavioral Science with a minor in religion from High Point University.
For balance, leisure and creative pursuits, David enjoys meditation, tai chi, and poetry slams; and for physical activities he kayaks, cycles, camps, and surf fishes.
Natalie L. Winters, Ed.D.
Dr. Natalie Winters serves The Leadership Trust® as a specialist in professional and organizational development through personal growth. Her approach (which she calls "working from the inside out") focuses on identifying and addressing intra-personal issues that pose barriers to inter-personal relationships.
A licensed psychologist in North Carolina and New Jersey, Natalie has extensive experience as a teacher, trainer, clinician and consultant. For more than 30 years, she has conducted workshops throughout the United States and abroad and lectured at universities such as Oxford, Princeton and Rutgers.
In her workshops and seminars, Natalie focuses on a variety of stress management methods to enable individuals to fully realize and apply their inner resources on and off the job. She has counseled and coached hundreds of professionals across diverse industries and offers custom-made onsite and offsite programs of practical design to alleviate fear, raise morale and company loyalty, especially during stressful economic times.
Natalie is co-founder and director of The Institute for Creative Action, which uses interactive techniques such as role reversal and role rehearsal to build strong and cohesive organizations. She was also the founder of Group Psychotherapy Associates.
She is a former adjunct professor of Nova Southeastern University, and the creator of the "Doc Get Happy" program of CDs featuring her "10 Tools of Happiness".
Natalie received her doctorate in psychology from Rutgers University. She is a diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association, a member of the American Psychological Association, and the North Carolina Psychological Association. She is a certified hypnotherapist and a fellow of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP) and past member of that organization's executive council. She also is past president of the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy.
Natalie has been a frequent guest expert on radio and television programs and was the creator and host of "Psychology in Action," a cable televison show in New Jersey.
Natalie is the recipient of two of the ASGPP's most prestigious awards: the innovator's award for her work in integrating psychology and spirituality and the professional service award for "outstanding dedication and contribution". She was a finalist for the Tampa Bay Research Institute's Humanitarian Award, and recipient of the Women-N-Tune Pathways of Hope award.
An accomplished artist, Natalie's works have been featured in several galleries and art shows. Click here to see some of her work. Her other passions include travel, theater, gardening, and especially her family.
Note. The 2010 J.L. Moreno Award will be presented to Dr. Natalie L. Winters by the American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama at the its 68th National Conference in Philadelphia in April, 2010. The J.L. Moreno Award is presented to an individual for outstanding life-long achievement over a period of at least 30 years.
Gabriele B. Belle, Ph.D.
Dr. Gabriele Belle serves The Leadership Trust® through her expertise in Systems Thinking. As a systems analyst, she is passionate about helping organizations and individuals in achieving maximum efficiency and effectiveness through the development of long-range strategies for solving problems of superior complexity.
Dr. Belle is founder of Belle Consulting Services, Inc., an interdisciplinary consulting firm, specialized in helping all stakeholders find "out of the box" solutions for problems that seem to have no solution at all. The firm is dedicated to providing a wide range of high quality project support services in systems analysis, project management, scientific research, technology assessment, and training.
Dr. Belle worked as Systems Engineer and Visiting Scholar for the Department of Astronautics at the United States Air Force Academy. She played a vital role in the Academy's Small Satellite Program. Solving a critical problem for the Academy's first satellite project, Falcon Gold, she was able to ensure the mission's extraordinary success.
Dr. Belle obtained her Ph.D in Physics from the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. She has a Master's of Space Studies Degree from the International Space University in Strasbourg, France, and a Master's of Science in Quantum Optics and Laser Physics from the Karl Franzens University of Graz, Austria.
For fun, Gabriele enjoys hiking and jogging. She likes exploring new trails in the wilderness of our planet's most beautiful mountain ranges. While living in Colorado with her two cats, she fell in love with the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and especially Pikes Peak. Gabriele likes reading and never stops learning, hoping, that one day, she will be able to understand "what is holding the universe together".
Phil Okrend, CPCC, JD
Phil Okrend, CPCC, JD is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and serves The Leadership Trust® in the capacity of empowering professionals and executives in transition to achieve extraordinary results and to keep them on track in their personal and professional lives. Phil began his professional career as an attorney in New York, specializing in business and family law.
Enjoying the freedom and fulfillment of living a dream, Phil became certified as a Life and Business Coach so he could help other professionals create empowering ways to live and work. As President and Founder of Stepping Stones Coaching, Inc, Phil has worked with lawyers, doctors, real estate agents, financial planners, corporate executives and business owners.
As a coach he will support you on a journey of discovery, planning and action taking, leading to the success you desire.
Phil received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1982 and his Juris Doctor Degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1985. He is an AOC Certified Mediator in the State of North Carolina. Phil received his advanced coach training through the Coaches Training Institute. He is a member of the International Coach Federation and leads the North Carolina Chapter of the ICF.
In addition to one-on-one coaching, Phil is an author who writes frequently on the process of self awareness including managing fears and creating authentic change. Phil is also an engaging presenter and speaker whose interactive workshops are as fun as they are inspiring and include meditative music he himself produced to help his participants become self-aware and focused on the changes they want and need to make. His workshop participants have included Ameriprise, John Hancock and the UNC Wellness Center.
On a personal note and as a result of his own self reflective journey, Phil was able to transition into the life of a creative entrepreneur by founding and developing a prominent greeting card company, MixedBlessing, Inc., that has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Businessweek Online, The Washington Post, The News and Observer and seen on Good Morning America. Another passion and special talent Phil has is for music. He composes and performs on the piano and frequently performs in the Triangle area of North Carolina with his son Jordan, a gifted guitarist. Phil produced, composed and arranged the CD, Dinner Notes, A Smooth Blend of Jazz and Rock. His latest CD, Emergence, A Meditative Journey Through the Seasons, includes guided visualizations and meditative music to help people become self aware and focused on the changes they really want to make. Emergence recently received a glowing review in CHOICE, The Magazine of Professional Coaching.
Phil lives in Raleigh, NC with Elise his wife of 22 years, their two teenage sons Jordan and Joshua and their blue eyed dog, Maya.
Corliss McGinty, SPHR
Corliss serves The Leadership Trust® as an expert in teambuilding and transition coaching, and is fully committed to growing high performing teams through a myriad of leadership processes coupled with coaching. Her expertise in the development of soft skills along with keen facilitation, enables rapid learning in teams while they have fun in a safe environment. As a strategic HR advisor, Corliss quickly identifies issues in process and culture and partners with leaders for change. Given her business model is based on long-term valued relationships, Corliss works for years at a time with companies ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small business enterprises. Companies have sent her both around the corner and around the globe to work with their teams to improve relationships, develop self-awareness and trust.
Her 25 years as a human resource executive across the country serves as a foundation to her founding Soft Solutions Consulting in the early 90’s. As President of Soft Solutions Consulting in Greensboro, NC, Corliss remains an avid learner. She is certified as a career practitioner and life coach as well as in outplacement, emotional intelligence and 360-feedback processes. She uses a variety of assessments for organizational, team and individual diagnosis and development.
Corliss is also an avid community volunteer, helping hundreds of job seekers find meaningful work, teaching self esteem and networking skills at The Women’s Resource Center, actively delivering presentations to professional organizations in the Triad and teaching Junior Achievement Career classes. She is a go giver!
On a personal note, Corliss enjoys blogging , writing & reading non-fiction, lasagna gardening, traveling near and abroad (whether, Asheville, Austin, Santa Fe or any number of foreign countries), hiking, and enjoying various bodies of water.