Mark Brewer | Senior Consultant, The CARA Group, Inc.
Mark is an expert in management and
leadership development with over 25 years
experience financial services, engineering,
and retail industries at companies like
Kohl’s, Arthur Andersen and Motorola.
He specializes in helping business leaders master talent
development best practices to drive performance and
engagement in their teams and in their organizations.
Mark has extensive experience with performance
management processes, leadership development programs,
talent management and succession planning systems,
executive coaching and management training.
Patricia Clason, RCC | Author, Coach & Speaker, Patricia Clason, LLC
Patricia has 33 years of experience with trauma survivors, guiding their emotional healing through emotional intelligence (EQ) intensive programs. A professional speaker, trainer, consultant and coach, Patricia has led weekend retreats for military veterans, Healing Warrior Hearts, and Renewal for sexual abuse survivors.
She has also led over 500 EQ intensive weekends Taking It Lightly since 1983, as well as teaching EQ classes in universities and corporations. In 2007, Patricia developed the Trauma Recovery Facilitation Training in alternative modalities for trauma healing for retreat facilitators, counselors, body workers and others.
Eric Coryell | Owner, Core Connections
With over 20 years of experience in
manufacturing, Eric dedicates his time
to helping organizations engage their
employees through strategic alignment,
leadership development and the creation
of functional teams. Prior to starting
his own firm in 2007, he also worked with three different
progressive companies in senior/executive roles
Lauren Pagenkopf | Owner & Principal, Laurus
Lauren is a business leader who translated
25 years of corporate experience into a
successful career as a strengths-based
coach and management consultant. Her
diverse leadership roles in manufacturing,
healthcare, publishing and nonprofit at organizations
including Harley- Davidson Motor Company, Children’s
Hospital of Wisconsin and Hal Leonard Corporation give her
a fully integrated perspective on the challenges leaders face
during periods of growth and change. Lauren holds a Master
of International Management degree from Thunderbird
School of Global Management and numerous coaching and