Our Faculty

Speakers from the heart

Colleen Abdoulah guided WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone for 12 years, overseeing industry-leading financial success and creating unprecedented value for employees and shareholders.

Cheryl Bachelder is the CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, an author and keynote speaker. Since 2007, she and her team have engineered the extraordinary turnaround of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen’s financial results by making a tough but rewarding decision to lead through service.

Rick Barrera is a nationally acclaimed speaker, marketing consultant and author, known throughout the Fortune 500 for his extraordinary speaking ability and his unique approach to brand building. His research on the strategies used by breakthrough brands like Apple, American Express, Lexus, Minute Clinic, Southwest Airlines, Starbucks, Google and ZipCar will change your thinking about business forever.

Business Improv specializes in creating leadership development programs and customized experiential learning programs for corporations, including many Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, they have created corporate training programs and executive education programs for several top business schools in the US and abroad.

Steve Foster is the Chief Revenue Officer at RAS & Associates where he shares a commitment to deep investment and creative engagement in long-term success for the firm’s clients. Steve has over 25 years of unique and diversified experience driving energy and passion around strategic business growth.

Eric Frohardt is a former Navy SEAL with nearly 12 years of active duty service to our nation. After leaving the Navy, Eric co-founded a number of different businesses. He is now the CEO of StrongFirst, a premium strength and fitness education company. He has a passion for heart led leadership and is an expert in managing fear while delivering consistent excellence.

Tee Green, III is a health IT and healthcare guru and CEO of Greenway Health™. As an industry leader, Tee is committed to creating a smarter more sustainable US healthcare system through advanced, integrated, health information services. An advocate of servant leadership, Tee is as committed to his team of employees as he is to his clients.

Eric Grunden is the VP of Professional Services at Greenway Health™ and brings more than 18 years of experience in healthcare project management, innovation and execution. Mr. Grunden directs the implementation, deployment and training services of multidisciplinary health IT solutions for Greenway’s national provider, clinician and administrative customer base.

Mark Hughes currently serves on several technology arena and adjunct company Boards supporting executive leadership, merger-acquisition, and integration activities. Mark is also a technical / business executive consultant to the Air Force and the Intelligence Community on major space and fighter weapons systems.

Margaret Kelly is the former CEO of Re/Max, one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services with operations in 95 countries. Her leadership during her tenure as CEO allowed Re/Max to emerge from the financial crisis as a stronger company, and led them through an initial public offering.

Patrick Kelly is the Founder and President of Change Point Consulting, working with organizations who struggle to recruit and retain Millennial-aged workers and customers. He focuses on leading organizations to properly define their cause, identify their unique culture, and create increased engagement and empowerment of employees, ultimately leading to greater growth and long-term success for companies.

Walter C. Rakowich is the former CEO of Prologis a NYSE company and a member of the S&P 500. He led one of the largest turnarounds in Wall Street history by increasing cash flow, raising new equity, paying off $10 billion of debt and completing the largest real estate merger ever. He won the support of investors and employees with his genuine honesty, transparency, and heart-led leadership.

Rick Searfoss is a fighter pilot, test pilot, astronaut, shuttle commander and business entrepreneur. He flew three space shuttle missions and is one of less than 100 people to ever command a human space mission. He captivates audiences with his speeches on leadership, teamwork, and personal performance.

Cathy Sunshine has coached thousands of executives and worked in strategy development and business design in virtually every industry. Her groundbreaking work in organization design has been responsible for whole-systems transformational change and cultural revitalization in numerous organizations.

Rick Tetzeli is co-author with Brent Schlender, of Becoming Steve Jobs, and editor-at-large of Fast Company magazine. He was Fast Company’s executive editor for five years, running the print magazine. Before that, he was editor of Entertainment Weekly and deputy editor of Fortune.