Michael J. Kline, Certified RIM Practitioner and Success Trainer. My passion is creating the space for personal transformation, whether that moment happens in a private session or in the classroom. Even though I have delivered over 400 workshops, I am more excited now than ever, and I love being able to serve clients more deeply with personal sessions. I have been teaching and coaching small business owners since 1992. After serving as a Director of Training and Development for Uniglobe Travel, the world's largest travel franchise company, I became the turn-around President of Uniglobe Travel Northeast States, where I was honored to lead my team to near miraculous results.
Through this, and as an owner of six start up small businesses, I discovered the power of transformational work - that is, helping people experience deep emotional shifts and massive advancement in discovering higher potential. The challenge with most training is sustainability. Our new highly experiential training programs create more lasting effects than traditional programs. We offer collaborative leadership processes such as the Art of Hosting methodologies to create more sustainable cultural transformation for groups and companies. I was blessed to train in Circle Process directly under Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea, with Peerspirit, and to study Art of Hosting under longtime stewards Jerry Nagel and Kathy Jourdain. I became certified as a RIM Practitioner with the RIM Institute in 2015, where I continue to study as a Master's student through 2016. I also recently finished a year-long training program for experiential personal and group transformation, studying directly under Jack Canfield, America's #1 Success Coach. I currently serve on Dr. Sandella's assisting team with the RIM Institute as well as Jack Canfield's assisting team at his signature 5 day training program called "Breakthrough To Success".
Howard Stanten BA, MPT. I am a personal and collaborative leadership coach loving the life I lead helping others realize their full potential. I have been a student of human behavior and group dynamics since the 1980’s and passionately believe in the Co-Active® Coaching cornerstone that we hold our clients as “naturally creative, resourceful, and whole.” As a physical therapist in the 1990’s, I developed a strong interest in neuroscience. Today, I use the neuro-scientific underpinnings of the Co-Active ® Coaching model together with my lively intuition to help my clients look within and discover their own path to a fulfilling and balanced life. Since 2002, I have created three businesses during which time I helped repair a broken bridge between town government and the business community. As a business leader and coach, I blend accountability and vulnerability to create environments of trust and engagement that produce sustainable results. My Art of Hosting collaborative leadership training includes Circle Process and World Café which I use to engage both the hearts and minds of the teams I coach. I am now partnering with Erin Wright to offer an exciting, new “Couples Coaching Couples” program for those in solid relationships ready to take their lives together to the next level.
Sal Martignetti - brings a very diverse and unique perspective to the team. His career began as a Field Engineer in the electronics industry. After 11 years he became a director in a large franchise company, then turned entrepreneur starting 5 successful businesses along with a wide range of real estate investments over the years. On the side, Sal became a scratch golfer and instructor. However, since childhood his interest in human behavior prompted him to self-publish a book on the subject. With Sal's varied background and experience he understands the many different complex problems and frustrations facing small to large corporations. He believes the underlining problems and solutions with any organization large or small lies within the egos of all the individuals the comprise them.
Erin Wright, RN/Coach – As a CTI trained Co-Active® personal and professional development coach, I help my clients unleash their unique transformational power. Prior to my coaching career, I spent 20 years as a leader in nursing and created three small businesses. I credit my success as an executive and business leader to asking powerful questions and listening carefully to the answers. I take the same approach to my coaching. When a client’s eyes open wide responding to an “aha” moment, I know a transformational shift has happened. The shift is likely to last because the client has discovered the answer. My experience with Art of Hosting practices has reinforced and deepened my professional development training skills. These practices reflect my core belief that the answers to an organization’s challenges are often found within the people who do the work. Together with Howard Stanten, I am excited to now offer a new “Couples Coaching Couples” program geared towards helping partners in committed, loving relationships work together to make their dreams come true As a Reiki Master, I offer energy work as a resource to those clients seeking healing, increased balance, and inner peace in their personal and professional lives.
Jerry Nagel - Jerry believes strongly that participatory leadership and dialogue processes create communities and organizations where people are treated with respect and where there is an opportunity for all voices to be present and to be heard.
These processes bring forth the knowledge, wisdom and leadership capacity that is within each of us, our organizations, and our communities. Jerry is deeply committed to hosting meaningful conversations around many of our most difficult issues, including race, gender, age, sexual orientation and political and economic power.
Jerry is President of the Meadowlark Institute, an organization committed to
developing our individual and collective capacity to engage in meaningful
conversations with those who hold different traditions, values and goals. He is a Steward in the Art of Hosting Community of Practice and a Flow Game
practitioner. As a fourth generation North Dakotan, Jerry has a deep respect for our connections to the land and places we each come from. Jerry has an MA in Economics and is currently completing his PhD at Tilburg University, The Netherlands. He has attended the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University as a Fannie Mae Foundation Fellow and is also a Donella Meadows Leadership Fellow.
Kathy Jourdain - Kathy's diversity of experience in process design and co-creating adaptive strategy continues to deepen and grow thanks to her work with a wide variety of clients and colleagues in addressing simple, complicated and dynamically complex issues. Her work with clients and stakeholders includes community and cross-cultural engagement, strategic direction, innovation and building team coherence in traditional organizations in the private, public and not for profit sectors, across systems in rural, urban and suburban settings, with social entrepreneurs, across generations and in culturally specific circumstances in Canada, the US, Brazil and France.
In addition to her extensive consulting, training and coaching engagements since launching her first consulting venture in 1998, she draws on her BA and MBA education, her certification in strategic planning, as a certified association executive, a decade as a young CEO of a health charity as well as having served in a multitude of voluntary capacities including as a director and chair of not-for-profit boards. For more information check out
www.ShapeShiftStrategies.com or www.KathyJourdain.com.
Kathy is internationally recognized as a steward and practitioner of the Art of Hosting (AoH) Conversations That Matter, a self-organizing, global network living the principles and practices of collaborative leadership.
AoH provides a set of patterns and practices to understand and work with
complexity and not knowing in increasingly unpredictable circumstances, inviting curiosity, non-judgment and generosity, knowing conversation matters and good conversations lead to wise action. Kathy works with many partners locally and internationally.
Kathy’s memoir, Embracing the Stranger in Me: A Journey to Openheartedness, has been hailed as a deeply authentic sharing of a personal journey that has shaped who Kathy Jourdain is today and an invitation for others to enter or stay in their own unfolding journey. She shares stories of strength and compassion arising from embracing adversity and explains how her journey to vulnerability through open-heartedness powerfully shifted the shape of her life and work.