Leslie L. Kossoff, Founder / CEO

Strategy / Turnaround / Productivity / Lean / Women in Business / Leadership and Executive Development

Internationally renowned confidential coach and advisor to executives, Boards, business owners and entrepreneurs, Founder and CEO 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.


Jonathan Wright

Social / PR / Sales and Marketing / Productivity / Branding

Equal parts Creative and Technical, mixed with humor and extraordinary listening skills, Jonathan Wright is the Director of Digital and Media Relations at The Hollenbeck Group. He made his initial mark in the global beauty and fashion centers, New York City and Miami, with clients including L’Oréal, 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.


Ricardo Flores-Clar

Social / PR / Sales and Marketing / Productivity / Influencer Branding

Ricardo Flores-Clar believes in living a "life of purpose and joyfulness." What is that purpose? To live an “inspired life of love, faith, encouragement and service to others to enable them to live a purposeful and liberated life...a life of profound personal freedom, free from all limitations, a life of total abundance in all dimensions, absolute confidence, trust in the Divine and spiritual peace."


Penni Wells

Customer Interaction / Leadership Development

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, Caliber Collision, Steelcase Corporation, the Center for International Trade and Transportation to Southern California Edison, POC, DHX, CalTrans and the Gateway Cities Partnership.


Bobby Ocean

Branding / Social / Sales and Marketing

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

Leadership Development / Philosophy of Leadership

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.


Richard R. Douglas

Coaching / Applied Leadership / Leadership Development

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.