WHY THE LEADERSHIP FOUNDRY?

It is important that the partners you choose to help you develop your team members are credible, proven and experienced.

The Founders of the Leadership Foundry offer over 50 years of combined leadership, consulting, and coaching experience. We also offer access to a team of expert presenters and coaches from a wide variety of backgrounds to create impactful and interactive learning experiences for our clients.

FOUNDERS
Randy Hain

Randy Hain

Co-founder of the Leadership Foundry
President of Serviam Partners

Randy Hain is a sought after executive coach and advisor for senior leaders and teams at some of the best-known companies in the U.S. who are seeking candid and trusted guidance on practical ways to overcome obstacles to their success and enhance their leadership skills. He is also an expert at helping professionals build effective business relationships as well as onboarding for new leaders. Through his work as the President of Serviam Partners, he has personally coached hundreds of senior leaders and their teams across the world. Through his numerous books, blog posts, speaking engagements, and board service he has long been committed to effectively serving his clients, the community, and the important causes he cares about most.

Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith

Co-founder of the Leadership Foundry
President of The Worksmiths

Brandon Smith is a leading expert in leadership communication and curer of workplace dysfunction. Known as “The Workplace Therapist” and host of The Workplace Therapist podcast, Brandon is a sought-after executive coach, TEDx speaker, author and award-winning business school instructor. He is the President of The Worksmiths, LLC, an executive coaching and leadership development firm whose clients include numerous Fortune 500 companies. Since establishing his practice in 2005, Brandon has personally coached more than 1,000 leaders and executives across the globe.

ASSOCIATES AND COLLABORATORS
David Papa

David Papa

Facilitator and Coach
Speaker, Performer, Healer

David thinks success is simple: when you take phenomenal care of people, those people will take phenomenal care of everything else. So he loves to help leaders take incredible care of themselves and their people. He tells the real story of what people need at work and how to provide it. He shares tools that increase emotional intelligence and decrease stress and conflicts. He demystifies the psychology of motivation and creativity. He’s helped hundreds of leaders step up their awareness, resilience, and be better coaches to help their people create more purposeful, richer businesses.

Ash Merchant

Ash Merchant

Facilitator and Coach
President/CEO of Lionheart Partners LLC

Ash Merchant is a trusted advisor, executive coach, and senior leader fluent in a diverse range of topics within the fields of human capital, risk management, workforce trends and diversity.  He serves both domestic and global firms with a keen eye towards helping organizations grow revenues and grow people. His recent sabbatical experience traveling across the US in an RV has allowed him numerous opportunities to share personal stories of courage, resilience, agility, and overall career risk management through his client work, media appearances, and speaking events.

Melanie Miller

Melanie Miller

Facilitator and Inclusion Strategist

Melanie draws on her years in corporate America to link strategies with relevant and sustainable practices. Her focus is optimizing organizational effectiveness, engagement and productivity through inclusion. She believes she has the opportunity and obligation to change the narrative around inclusion. Melanie has spoken at Harvard University’s Women’s Leadership Institute, IBM’s Minority Women in Leadership Institute The Diversity Leadership Academy, and is frequently featured in magazines, blogs and podcasts, and television. She has designed and delivered keynotes and training for many Fortune 100 and other top organizations.

John Kim

John Kim

Facilitator and Strategist
Principal at ConsultantsMInd LLC

Full-time faculty at Emory’s Goizueta Business School with 20+ years’ work experience in management consulting, strategic planning, and B2B marketing. Experience at Deloitte Consulting and Fortune 500 scoping projects, leading teams, and delivering $ millions of contribution margin. Strong believer in the consulting process as the most effective way to tackle complex and ambiguous problems – turning data into insights, drawing out consensus, and driving change through pragmatic plans. Helping executives make difficult decisions and fight complexity.

Ashley Freeman

Ashley Freeman

Facilitator and Coach
Founder of Flourishing Work LLC

Ashley has a passion for helping people fully use their unique gifts in their work, with a special interest in developing new leaders. She coaches individuals and facilitates workshops on interpersonal skills such as navigating difficult conversations, win-win negotiations, personal brand, building trust on teams, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®. Her life mission is to facilitate better outcomes for organizations through investments in their people.

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