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Founder & President
Michelle is a highly respected and sought after team strategist, coach, and speaker. As Founder and President of Energy Catalyst Group, she has devoted her 20-year career to helping leaders, their teams and organizations shift negative attitudes and behaviors that get in the way of a thriving energized workplace.
Lisa Schenk, Ph.D. has over 20 year’s experience helping leaders, their teams, and their companies thrive. With a mission to make work work, Lisa helps team build alignment, improve critical interpersonal dynamics, and create and sustain the behaviors that get results. With a Ph.D. in Communication and five years at McKinsey & Company, Lisa built her consulting business on the foundation of data-driven diagnoses paired with deep understanding of human dynamics and complex systems. She has spent her career helping organizations work for people and firmly believes that by doing business well, we can make the world better.
Josh Allan Dykstra
Josh Allan Dykstra is a recognized thought leader on the future of work and company culture design. He is a Co-Founder of The Work Revolution, a movement/advocacy group that promotes human and meaningful work for everyone. He has an eclectic work background in a variety of industries, varying from Fortune 500 companies like Apple, Sony, HTC, Genentech, Starbucks, and Viacom/CBS to startups, nonprofits, and higher education.
Christine DiDonato is an innovator in the space of employee and leadership development. As the former Head of Talent for Sony Electronics, Inc., Christine focused her passion and research on acquiring, coaching and developing organization’s youngest generation of employees to become the next generation of leaders. As a leading expert in Millennial Career Development, Christine created CareerRev.com, a unique on-line resource and feedback tool dedicated to bridging the mindset and skill gaps currently plaguing companies.
Lise Ransdell is a group facilitator, trainer, presenter and coach, helping to build stronger working communities in businesses, non-profits and schools for more than 20 years. Her work is built on a professional foundation of intercultural dialogue and human relations, and guided by the abiding belief that organizations can be more effective and resilient when people are given the opportunity to deepen their connections to one another and to the work environment.
Musician and educator, facilitator and instructional designer — Gary Muszynski is true hybrid-thinker, and a recognized leader in applying music and the performing arts to leadership, collaboration, change, and workplace innovation. Gary is much sought-after as a keynote speaker, consultant, executive coach, and instructional designer. In addition to serving many top Fortune 500 companies — including Genentech, Wells Fargo, Pixar, Cisco, Starbucks and Disney,
Julie Zwissler is an expert in managing and leading large diverse sales, marketing and production teams.
She brings seventeen years of practical experience leading a variety of teams in media, entertainment and advertising, and working with known brands such as Hilton, McDonald’s, and Verizon. Additionally, Julie has successfully managed branding, marketing and sales teams for both start-ups and Fortune 100 companies, giving her the ability to understand the challenges that teams face and is able to problem solve by creating strategic, one-of-a-kind solutions. She knows how to clearly communicate, lead and motivate diverse teams and is what makes her a strong trainer.