Leslie L. Kossoff, Founder - Strategy / Turnaround / Productivity / Lean / Women in Business
Internationally renowned confidential coach and advisor to executives, Boards, business owners and entrepreneurs, Founder Leslie L. Kossoff has been cited by About.com as “one of the most intelligent and perceptive voices on executive and managerial leadership today.” Her clients range from Fortune 50s to start-ups in a broad range of industries and sectors in the United States, Asia and Europe.
Ricardo Flores-Clar - Applied Leadership
Known for his results focusing on "leading from the inside out," Ricardo Flores-Clar is the former Vice President for Global Expansion at Xenex, Executive Vice President at Global Alliance & Seating and TheScooterStore™, held a variety of leadership positions at Sony Semiconductor and is currently Senior Breakthrough Consultant with ImpactX Solutions.
Jonathan Wright - Social / PR / Sales and Marketing
Jonathan Wright is the Director of Digital and Media Relations at The Hollenbeck Group and Founder and Editorial Director of Meet the Influencers™. He made his initialmark in the global beauty and fashion centers, New York City and Miami, with clients including L’Oreal, Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren. At the same time, he saw the technology sector opportunities to come in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley - and acted upon them.
Penni Wells - Customer Interaction
With over 25 years experience in the strategy, development, execution and measurement of corporate training and certification initiatives, Penni Wells has brought her proprietary 360° Customer Experience methodology to clients ranging from The Boeing Company, Steelcase Corporation, the Center for International Trade and Transportation to Southern California Edison, POC, CalTrans and the Gateway Cities Partnership.
Richard R. Douglas - Coaching / Applied Leadership
Former Superintendent of Schools for the Montecito Union School District and Beverly Hills Unified School District, Richard Douglas now acts as a turnaround expert for school districts in distress. He has previously served as President of Schools for Sound Finance, Chair of the Santa Barbara Joint Powers Authority (JPA) Board, President of the Tri-County Education Coalition and President of the Rotary Club of Montecito.
Bobby Ocean - Branding
Writer, Narrator, Audio/Video Producer Story Teller - and Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame Inductee - Bobby Ocean is known worldwide as “The voice you know, the way you like it” because, for decades, companies including Toyota, Isuzu, Coca Cola, and commercial broadcast radio stations across the United States have turned to Bobby to create a “voice” for their brands that the customers will remember.
Dr. Leon Lessinger - Culture / Learning and Development
In his long and varied career, Leon Lessinger served in the Army Special Engineers Division for the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos, was selected by President Lyndon B. Johnson as Associate United States Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, held three endowed chairs and was Dean of the College of Education at the University of South Carolina. He currently writes the "Conferred Wisdom" blog.