Laura-Erkeneff-Training-for-Techies-HeadshotLAURA ERKENEFF

Laura loves watching the light bulb go off when people realize their potential and become part of something bigger. Whether it is in a 1:1 coaching session, during a class, or leading a team session her expertise in psychology & learning behavior bring together the best of the individual and the organization for the highest common goal. She has experience both in leading internal Learning and OD departments and as an outside consultant in Silicon Valley as well as working globally and with diverse populations.

Laura’s personal life includes balancing city life with long walks on any mountain or seashore. She loves to cook and is a great person to invite to a potluck.

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Jim Tietz Technical LeadershipJIM TIETZ

Jim is highly unusual in the most positive way. He is a our balanced geek  who understands inside out how to launch a profitable new product having been through the drill many times from both line engineer and senior management positions.  Both technically and non-technically inclined clients’ love him as he is known for his unique ability to move in both worlds.  He is a translator of dual realities. Jim can easily traverse the universe with you while discussing the inherent similarities in black hole research, on-line-community compensation models or best practices for composting.
In his spare time he can be seen on the baseball field with his son, cheering his daughter at a gymnastics tournament or coaching his eldest daughter with her college admissions applications along with his wife.  Also, check out Jim’s latest venture into clean tech energy and community experiments. ( The ViralEV Project) Do we smell new patents coming ready to be added to Jim’s list?  Click here for professional bios. 

Mark Alexander

Mark loves helping people innovate and dramatically increase their performance. His Silicon Valley expertise lies in cognitive science–how the mind works to limit and enhance goals. In his heart, he is a truth seeker. How does the mind create blind spots to the truth? How can let go of our limits and achieve goals that lead to success in every part of out lives?

Other areas of expertise include: personal and professional development, presentations skills, problem solving, and working in high performance cross-cultural teams.

Mark is also is a professional writer. Regarding his books Kirkus Reviews has said, “Alexander is very effective at stressing the excitement and discovery, the great personal rewards to be reaped with patient and meticulous study.”  Click here for professional bios. 

Bree Renz

Bree loves helping people tell their stories and reach their goals. Everything comes down to story. While facts and figures can peak momentary interest, it’s great stories that grab and hold attention, and drive engagement.

You can weave story into everything, from your brand, to your products, to your marketing. It’s essential in training, coaching and leadership development.

When Bree is not helping people develop their stories and connect to their audiences, you can find her and her camera outdoors. Capturing stories.  Click here for professional bios.

Jeff-Richardson-Organization-DevelopmentJEFF RICHARDSON

Have you ever known someone who can pull any team together under any conditions and accomplish the goal? In addition to accomplishing the goal, everyone on the team is still talking to each other at the end of the project? Well, that’s Jeff. With a background as a mechanical engineer and a Master’s in Change Management, Jeff just can’t help but improve and fixing things for greater business and team outcomes.
Jeff is our resident extrovert and is also known what being a master at coaching clients on how to leverage leadership and networking skills for greater career success.
You can find Jeff whizzing up and down the Bay Area back roads on his bike or “cutting the rug” on the dance floor when he is not coaching for ITL or running his own business. Check it out here: http://empoweredalliances.com/  Click here for professional bios.