My Why

I fervently advocate for leadership excellence, with a steadfast mission to amplify leadership quality across the globe. My vision is for a world where prosperity and equality are attainable realities for all. At this pivotal moment, our communities, nations, and the world find themselves on the precipice of transformation, with heroes—both celebrated and unsung—from every walk of life striving to forge positive change.

The influence of astute and compassionate leadership permeates every facet of our existence. By elevating the principles and practices of leadership, we can ignite a transformative shift with the potential to reverberate through time, creating a legacy of positive impact. I aspire to be a catalyst in this transformative journey, fostering and championing leaders who are high-impact, wise, and caring.  Leaders who unite to elevate the human experience, illuminate paths of possibility, and inspire a wave of change that touches everyone.

The Standard Bio Information

I am the Founder, and CEO of the Innovative Leadership Institute, a highly sought-after expert in anticipating and leveraging future business trends. I help leaders elevate their leadership quality and transform their organizations to create sustainable impact and results. I captured her thirty years of experience and success in an award-winning series of books used by public, private, and academic organizations to align company-wide strategy, systems, and culture with innovative leadership techniques. I am also a Fellow with the International Leadership Association and I serve on the Advisory Board at the School of Strategic Leadership at James Madison University.

As a preeminent change agent, I have set strategic direction and then transformed my clients’ organizations to deliver significant business results such as increased profitability, cycle time reduction, improved quality, and increased employee effectiveness.

For years, I have shared my hard-won insights – through conference speaking, industry publications, radio talk-shows, and video presentations. I am a regularly featured author for I host the Voice America international radio show focusing on innovative leadership, and the author of an award-winning book series on Innovative Leadership, including the Innovative Leaders Guide to Transforming Organizations, winner of a 2014 International Book Award.

I have been recognized for my contributions to the fields of leadership, innovation, and technology field by being named Business First BizTech Executive of the Year 2019, ComSpark Power Player 2018, 2019, and 2020 and Ten Influential Business Leaders to Watch 2020.

The Innovative Leadership Institute has a 20-year track record of delivering value to high-performing clients ranging from local Ohio small businesses to Fortune 15 organizations to the US Armed Forces.  Client industry mainstays include technology, engineering, manufacturing, financial, and medical services.  The Innovative Leadership Institute also has an international presence, having been on-the-ground helping companies in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Areas of speaking and coaching include innovative leadership development, leadership trends, increasing resilience, leading during disruptive times, creating the DNA of innovation, many others.