We partner with local-based professionals and organizations that share our values. Our program partners are seasoned professionals and will guide you through discussing the things that keep you up at night. Hear about and learn from obstacles that other Pacific Northwest executives face. Question their answers and learn to question yours. Hold yourself accountable with practice and by reflecting on your successes and failures.
Leading Through Change – Jim Hessler
Innovation – Aaron Schmookler
Holding Difficult Conversations – Allison Raduziner
Multi-generational Workplaces – Jan Harrison
Stress – Amy Reiersgaard
Delegation – Catherine Woods
Strategic Planning – James DeBragga
Creating Culture – Laura Hamill
Resilient Organizations – Dora Summer-Ewing
Communications – Jim Hessler
Financial Strategies – Steve Abercrombie
Team Building – Shannon Bruce
Visioning – Urs Koenig
Customer Advisory Council – Andrew Ballard
Sales – Elizabeth Harris
Being the Employer of Choice – Marty Palecki and Patricia Bravo
Recent programs include: Innovate or Die: How to Innovate Small So You Can Win Big
Aaron Schmookler has a passion for finding the intersection between play and innovation, and helping people live and work there. A love of collaboration and of excellence in communication has driven Aaron to build teams and nurture creativity. Businesses and organizations large and small, from Microsoft to neighborhood non-profits have used Aaron’s support to improve communication, increase innovation, and manage conflict on both coasts.
Recent programs include: Holding Difficult Conversations
Allison Raduziner is the owner of Pilchuck Business Consulting. Her background covers a variety of businesses with strengths in Aviation, Publishing, Wine/Beverage Industry, Development, Construction, Architecture and Engineering. The continuum is building businesses through over 30 years of Business Development and Marketing. She has been responsible for securing millions of dollars of work for firms and coaching teams to win. As an executive, she has trained fellow executives and managers on strategy, leadership, teamwork, procurement and more. Allison coaches firms to achieve their goals through understanding their firm’s and employees’ strengths and planning for economic fluctuations.
Recent programs include: Multi-generational Workplaces
Jan Harrison helps organizations clarify their current challenges, focus on future strategies, and achieve measurable results. With a diverse work history in areas such as broadcast journalism, hospitality, economic development, commercial construction, nonprofits, government agencies, healthcare, higher education, hi-tech, and more, she has insights into both the unique and the common challenges faced by companies in different industries and of differing sizes. As a retreat planner, facilitator, trainer, and coach, Jan offers education for business people and organizational development for teams and companies through her business, JHarrison Solutions.
Recent programs include: Stress in the Workplace
Amy Reiersgaard, PHR, has managed the HR function for a variety of industries including non-profits, high tech, and professional services. Prior to coming to Asure Consulting (formerly PMSI), Amy developed a breadth and depth of knowledge in almost every conceivable type of business through 10 years of workforce development experience. Amy’s clients rely on her business experience to inform her HR recommendations and appreciate her ability to train in a way that gains results.
Recent programs include: Building a Delegation Practice
To CEOs focused on business growth, Catherine Woods brings the strategic focus, mature business judgment, and proven track record gained during over 20 years of leading business operations and helping clients improve operational results. Catherine founded Raven Management Consulting in 2003 and since then has guided projects for 75+ clients, from startup to multinational, across six continents. By engaging organizational success, Raven Management Consulting has become known for its practical, business-driven solutions that are true to their clients’ strategy and custom fit for their organization and culture.
Recent programs include: Being the Employer of Choice: Increasing Retention
Patricia Bravo equips leaders with Empathetic Leadership techniques that drive team member engagement and increase business results. She does this by consulting with organizations and leaders through her company Bravo For You, where she helps organizations develop leadership programs and facilitates workshops that accelerate leader capability.
Patricia enjoys using her talent management experiences gleaned at Fortune 500 companies such as Starbucks to shape the leadership landscape of the future. She also teaches at UCLA Extension and is currently authoring a leadership book.
A transplant who adopted the Pacific Northwest as home, she fuels her love of travel by exploring new destinations and spending time in Southern California enjoying the sunshine.
Recent programs include: Being the Employer of Choice: Increasing Retention
Leadership Experience Group
Marty Palecki is the founder of the Leadership Experience Group, a business consulting and coaching firm. Ms. Palecki has comprehensive senior management experience in all aspects of Human Resources consulting, change management and strategic planning.
Presently she works with senior leaders who face critical business issues in cultural change, leadership alignment, and continued growth. Marty focuses on strategic intention, leadership, communication, and leadership development.
She guides individuals and organizations in discovering better ways of working together. Her clients leverage people’s strengths and develop collective wisdom. With her guidance, they reduce waste of their essential resources of talent, time and revenue.
Ms. Palecki offers years of practical corporate experience and knowledge of today’s business requirements. Her client list includes small, family owned business, mid size and publicly traded entities.
Recent programs include: Building SMART Revenue™
Elizabeth Harris is the founder and CEO of Resultist Consulting. She specializes in growth initiatives and working with small and mid-sized businesses to help organize their sales and revenue processes to make them predictable and profitable.
Elizabeth has more than 20 years of experience as a proven driver of revenue, profitability and accountability. She is adept at improving businesses in competitive and changing market conditions. She is a complex B2B sales expert and skilled at leading and managing sales teams to achieve award winning results. Her experience includes: Business Founder & Owner, Entrepreneur, President, CEO, VP of Sales & Marketing, Consultant and Executive Advisor for numerous successful businesses.
Resultist Consulting is her fifth business. She grew one of her previous businesses from $4M to $16M in annual revenues in 3 1⁄2 years.
In addition to her work at Resultist Consulting, Elizabeth is the 2016 Past President of The Executive Network of Seattle. Elizabeth is a frequent speaker and leader of workshops for business owners and executives.
Recent programs include: Stay tuned for: How to Leverage Customer Insights to Gain More from Your Existing Resources
Andrew Ballard is the president of Marketing Solutions, a Seattle area agency that develops research-based growth strategies that accelerate revenue generation. He has over 30 years experience in marketing, media and management. His specialties include marketing research, strategic planning, brand development and advertising. Mr. Ballard has helped hundreds of organizations (from startups through Fortune 500 Companies) achieve remarkable growth.
Andrew is a graduate of the Ford Marketing Institute and certified in Six Sigma. He has held every position in the marketing food chain…from sales rep to CEO. Prior to launching Marketing Solutions in 1997, he was an executive director for the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, and worked for the CBS broadcast affiliate in Seattle.
He is also a respected author and educator. His articles on marketing strategy have been published in business journals through all 50 States. His first book, entitled Your Opinion Doesn’t Matter, has been endorsed in both the corporate and academic circles as being “innovative and insightful.” Andrew is also a part-time faculty member at the University of Washington School of Business.
Bruce, CPCC, PCC
Recent programs include: Me to We: The Power of Leveraging Teams to Accelerate Results
Shannon Bruce, CPCC, PCC Founder and current President and CEO of StoryBridge, Inc. of Kitsap County has been in the professional coaching industry for over 10 years working in many capacities as an Executive and Leadership Coach and Team Coach, Facilitator and Trainer. Her diverse background also includes 13 years as a CPA with Ernst & Young, Corporate & Regional Operations Management in the wholesale distribution field and entrepreneurship launching multiple business start-ups.
Currently, Shannon is also the Kitsap Group Leader for Excell Puget Sound.
Shannon is an “out-of-the-box” thinker looking for new and life-giving ways to enhance business results and team relationships. With her corporate background and coach training, Shannon understands the needs of both “people” and “profit” to help companies produce more with less. She creates positive and sustainable culture change within organizations,and partners with her clients to build a foundation of solid trust to increase employee engagement. Shannon’sgreatest joy is “going into companies” to “create communities.”
We were happy to have Shannon lead our April/May 2016 Teambuilding workshops. Please take a moment to read both her Q&A and the roundtable preview about Heroic “Leadership.”