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Lisa Brezonik

Lisa BrezonikAs an executive coach, Lisa works with clients to help them realize potential and grow talent. Her passion lies in helping leaders identify the ‘more’ they are looking for, encouraging them to plant seeds of change, and teaching skills and insights that empower them toward their goals.


During her professional career Lisa has held senior leadership roles leading business lines, as well as human resource and communications across large organizations in the finance, medical and retail industries.



Specializing in executive coaching, customized leadership development, climate assessments, 360-degree assessment, high potential and succession planning programs, and human resource strategy development and implementation.


BA in Psychology (University of Minnesota)
Human Resources Development Graduate Studies (The University of St. Thomas, MN)
Qualified in MBTI® (Myers Briggs Type Indicator), CPI, FIRO-B, Clifton StrengthsFinder™, Hogan Development Personality, Motivation and Values Assessments, and the Team Dimensions Profile.
Trained Co-Active Coach® – Coaches Training Institute
Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the Minnesota Coaches Association (MCA and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) as we well as a member of the Business Women’s Circle.
Past Board Member with the Jeremiah Program and currently a Board Member with the Ann Bancroft Foundation.

Jody Thone

Jody ThorneJody is an experienced executive coach & consultant who has worked with individuals, teams and organizations across the United States and Canada. Jody has been providing powerful and effective coaching & consulting to meet the needs of senior-level executives across a wide range of business sectors for the past 20 years.


Her specialties include; authentic leadership, developing strengths-based leadership teams, succession and career planning, presence and mindfulness based practices with an integration of body, mind and emotional awareness.


An inspiring speaker on issues of intentional life and intentional leadership, Jody contributes energy, humor and practical information to her audiences.


Leadership development, organizational succession planning, career development, presence practices, training & development for coaches, community leadership development.


BA in Psychology (University of Minnesota)
Graduate in Human Resources Development (The University of St. Thomas, MN)
Certified Coach: Newfield Network
Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the International Enneagram Association
Completed advanced coach training program with James Flaherty / New Ventures West and Julio Olalla, Founder and President of Newfield Network
Qualified in MBTI® (Myers Briggs Type Indicator), The Enneagram, Emotional Competency Inventory (ECI), Clifton StrengthsFinder™, Campbell™ Leadership Index 360; Hogan Development Personality, Motivation and Values Assessments, and Stress Processing Report.

Elizabeth Gama

Elizabeth GamaElizabeth has worked both in the US and in Brazil. A respected and accomplished consultant, she conducts individual selection and development assessments for organizations hiring for management positions or seeking to develop their managers and executives. Elizabeth also works as an executive coach.


In 1989 Elizabeth studied Achievement Motivation and Qualitative Research. A native of Brazil, she spent a big part of her professional career as a university professor. She has published many articles and presented papers on cross-cultural counseling, women’s achievement and attribution and achievement.


In 1999 Elizabeth was employed by Personnel Decisions International in the United States as a senior consultant delivering assessment, training and coaching services. In 2002 she established her own company, named Develop in Brazil, providing services to national and international companies including Hewlett Packard, Royal Dutch Shell, Unilever, Medtronic, Avery Dennison, Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart Brazil and other global businesses.


Implementing performance management programs; identifying gaps and designing programs to accelerate development of the leadership pool, in transitioning executives from merged organizations
Expertise in several assessment tools such as the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory® and the Global Personality Inventory, 360 feedback and training in leadership, coaching and performance management. One to one coaching skills with managers and executives in global and national organizations.


English and Portuguese (bi-lingual), Spanish (conversational)


PhD in Counseling Psychology (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA)
MA Counseling Psychology (university of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA)
Bachelor of Education (Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil)
Certified to deliver 360 feedback

Ann Yaggie

Ann YaggieWith more than 20 years of experience as a corporate leader, Ann brings an integrated-systems perspective to any discussion or situation and a straightforward, practical approach to coaching and consulting. Ann’s unique and varied career and
educational experiences allow her to quickly identify and communicate interrelationships among issues, people, and complex organizational systems. Her positive outlook, energy, and participative leadership style enable her to inspire, motivate, and develop leadership in others.


During her career, Ann held high-level positions in operations, marketing, training,
and organization development. In addition, she experienced first-hand the
challenges of rapid growth, transition from a privately-held entrepreneurial company
to a publicly-traded corporation, and acquisition by and merger with a global financial services organization.


Ann is a member of the Minnesota Coaches Association and the Human Resources Executive Forum.


Leadership Development, executive coaching, departmental / divisional reorganizations, culture change, strategic planning


B.S., Dietetics, College of St. Benedict
M.S., Nutrition Science, Case Western Reserve University
Doctoral Studies, Organization Development, University of St. Thomas
Certified Professional Coach, Coaches Training Institute
Associate Certified Coach, International Coach Federation www.coachfederation.org
Social Style Training, TRACOM Group


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