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
Andrea Chilcote

Andrea Chilcote

Facilitator and Coach
Founder and President of Morningstar Ventures Inc.

Andrea holds three decades of experience in the organizational development coaching and consulting field. Her notable work includes enterprise-wide organizational development initiatives as well as specific assignments, partnering with executives and their teams across a variety of Fortune 500 companies and diverse business sectors.

A recognized, trusted partner who gets results, Andrea focuses on client relationships—taking much pride in her track-record of longevity and sustainability in client connections. Her programs and methods meet leaders on their development trajectory, moving them beyond the superficial to integrated behavioral change.

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.

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. He loves to help leaders hear the real story of what people need at work and how to provide it. He demystifies the psychology of motivation and creativity. He shares tools that increase emotional intelligence and decrease stress and conflicts. He’s helped hundreds of leaders shift their awareness, resilience, and coaching skills to help their people do meaningful business.

Reggie Hammond

Reggie Hammond

Facilitator and Coach
Founder and Managing Partner of Your Crescendo

Reggie Hammond is committed to his mission to help leaders, teams, and organizations live their purpose in their projects, business, careers and lives. He focuses on helping professionals find their forte through optimizing their passions, gifts/strengths and marketrewarding motivations in a way that impacts their purpose and the world around them. He uses this approach to help leaders drive purpose and engagement in their teams and organizations.

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.

Maureen Sweatman

Maureen Sweatman, MBA, MDiv

Facilitator and Coach
Chief Joy Officer and Founder of Joyful Living Coaching

Maureen is a certified career and life coach with 15+ years of experience. Her purpose work is to coach individuals and teams in the process of discovering and growing their strengths and unleashing their potential for living a life full of joy and purpose while driving results that matter. She specializes in providing high impact 1:1 coaching and facilitating workshops on strengths assessment, skills gap analysis, emotional agility, and navigating life and career transitions. And Maureen teaches everyone how to break through limiting beliefs and choose joy every day!

Wills Moore

Wills Moore

Facilitator and Coach
Founder of Agilitas Human Capital Consulting

Wills Moore is a purpose-driven leader with more than 25 years of experience in multiple human resources disciplines including recruiting, talent development, employee engagement, and workforce development. Through the course of his career, he has conducted hundreds of executive assessments and counseled countless executives on career advancement. Wills has worked for organizations ranging from his own start-up to global market leaders and brings deep insight into what leading firms look for in leaders.

Anthony Lynch

Anthony Lynch

Facilitator and Coach
Founder of Thoughtful Partners

Over the course of his 35+ year career, Anthony has observed that changing technology and processes have sub-optimal impact if people are unwilling to commit to changing their habits. He has also met many unhappy people frustrated by their leaders’ lack of leadership. This insight has caused him to study leadership and change over the last decade. He has immersed himself in the teaching of leading lights such as Dr Richard Boyatzis, Daniel Goleman (Emotional Intelligence pioneers), Patrick Lencioni, Robert Greenleaf, and Dr Tim Irwin to name a few. Fusing this thought leadership with his own career experience of improving client operations across industries and geographies, he is able to bring out the best in leaders and create a foundation for “sustainable” success.

Carla Maria Molina

Carla María Molina

Facilitator and Coach
Founder and CEO of Executive Coach Solutions

Carla María Molina is a Certified Executive Coach and a Leadership Consultant with the Catholic Leadership Institute. She began her career at Procter & Gamble in Mexico and also lived in Puerto Rico prior to moving to Cincinnati, giving her unique expertise working in different cultures. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, a degree in Marketing from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and earned her Sherpa Executive Coaching training through Howard University’s College of Business in Washington D.C.

Lisa Tilt

Lisa B. Tilt

Executive Brand Coach and Communications Strategist
Founder and CEO of Full Tilt Consulting

After 30 years in media and marketing communications, Lisa brings business-owner perspective and honest counsel to the table when building strategic programs that grow her clients’ brand reputation and bottom line. Through 1:1 coaching with leaders of Fortune 500 companies and growing “momentum” organizations, she helps them refine and build their executive brand. She also works with C-suite teams to define how their organization communicates clearly with its workforce. In 2006, Lisa founded Full Tilt, an award-winning agency specializing in thought leadership marketing, employer branding, internal comms, and digital media. She and her team have won numerous awards for their work, most recently named a “Top 10 Employer Branding Agency of 2020” by HR Tech Magazine.

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