Our Team

We are a team of doers

Michelle Burke

Founder & President

Michelle is a highly respected and sought-after leadership coach, and communication strategist. Her unique ability to help managers and leaders identify “root causes”, understand their blind spots and “energy impact” and how to shift it has consistently produced positive results.  In turn a ripple effect happens — leading to higher engagement, increased productivity and greater well-being. This is what we do, and is why after 20+ years, we are still creating successful outcomes and garnering rave reviews from clients such as Stanford University, Snap Inc., Sony, HP.  

Lisa Stewart


Lisa Stewart is recognized for being a valued thinking partner to HR professionals and business leaders. She has 26 years of consulting and learning and development experience in a variety of industries.

Tina Bocheff


Tina brings a wealth of experience to the learning and development space, as well as practical management and leadership expertise. After obtaining a degree in Instructional Technology from California State University, Chico, Tina began her career in corporate training. She worked as an Instructional Designer and Trainer for the Fortune 500 companies Arthur Anderson and Fireman’s Fund Insurance.

Lisa Schenk


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 teams 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. 

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


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.

Gary Muszynski


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.

Tracy Pattin


Tracy Pattin is a group facilitator, team builder, connector and podcast host. Currently, she co-hosts ReEnergize Your Life Podcast with Michelle Burke. Her expertise is helping clients improve their communication, speaking and collaboration skills. She is known for her listening and curiosity which leads her to ask meaningful questions to gain a deeper understanding of her client’s needs.

Lilamani de Silva


Lilamani de Silva has a Masters in Biochemistry and from the University of Otago in New Zealand. Her eclectic career has spanned across different industries from film production to media relations. She was a Clinical Audit Facilitator at Hammersmith Hospital for several years and later worked at the London Zoo. Her keen knowledge of the zoo world and background in analysis launching a new career as a Researcher then AP in the production of natural history documentaries.

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