THE Team

Lancaster Leadership is a valued partner in workplace culture, leadership skill development, and future-focused strategy.

WHO ARE WE? WE ARE trainers, facilitators, & strategists.


• Skilled, experienced leaders

• Engaging, dynamic facilitators

• Focused on practical, actionable skills & strategies

• Committed to your team culture as well as your short-range & long-term goals

• Expert planners & flexers. We come with a clear agenda and also adapt to what arises


MEET the Team

“Lancaster Leadership commits to working with groups and individuals who are up for the adventure of leadership* and believe in creating real change.”

*Leadership is a mindset, not a position.

Top Character Traits:

Honesty, Zest, Curiosity

  • Rock Climbing Instructor
  • Outdoor Education Director
  • School Garden Director
  • African Extension Agent
  • Professor
  • Director of Career Services
  • Dean of Education

Julie Lancaster

Leadership Development Expert & Master Business Strategist

Julie knows that being a leader takes guts and patience.

Before being the founder of Lancaster Leadership, she walked the talk. Julie first found her calling decades ago as a rock-climbing instructor. She helped thousands to look challenges in the face, be vulnerable, enthusiastically strive for tall goals, and to celebrate hard work together. Through finding her calling, she found her true voice.

  • Served over 100 direct reports and has provided 900 performance evaluations
  • Entrepreneur of the Month, Businesswoman of the Month, and Adjunct Instructor of the Year
  • B.A. in International Studies, and an M.A. in Education: Culture, Language & Diversity
  • Certified group coach, Myers-Briggs practitioner, Change Style Indicator, and Change Style Navigator facilitator
  • Visited, volunteered, or worked in 5 continents, 38 countries, and 42 states

Now with decades of leadership, her experience guides her practice. Although she travels around the country working with teams who aspire to flourish, she calls Flagstaff, Arizona home. On the side, she loves to dig in the dirt and has authored the Flagstaff & Tucson Planting Guides.


  • Top 15 Coaches in Flagstaff in 2021
  • Entrepreneur of the Month, Cornerstone Brand Coaching, July 2019
  • Leadership at 7000, Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce cover story 2018
  • Business Woman of the Month, Flagstaff Business News, October 2018
  • Coconino Community College Scholarship awarding member 2018, 2019
  • Flagstaff Leadership Program graduate (FLP) 2017
  • Athena Award Nominee 2017
  • Partners in Productivity: Companies that Care.  Coconino County Career Center 2016, 2017
  • CollegeAmerica, Adjunct Instructor of the Year


Certified Coach, Facilitator, Organizational Strategist & Transformation Enthusiast

Top Character Traits: Zest, love OF LEARNING, Gratitude
  • 15 years experience in non-profit leadership & government programming
  • President of health & wellness company maximizing confidence & competence in work and life
  • Certified coach, certified teacher, EMT, & positive intelligence ® trainer
  • Outdoor expeditions leader: ski patroller, mountain bikes skills instructor and guide

Jeannie Duncan

Expert Executive Coach & Facilitator

Top Character Traits: Spirituality, Perspective, Leadership
  • 3 Master’s degrees―in Educational Administration, Human Resources Management and Development, and Organizational Development―and her PhD in Human and Organizational Systems
  • 25 years of corporate executive experience in talent management and organizational development roles across the U.S., Middle East, Southeast Asia and South America
  • Her passion is helping experts become exemplary organizational leaders

Kayla Jacobson

Social Media Coordinator

Top Character Traits: Love, Teamwork, Curiosity
  • Currently obtaining her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management & Certificate in Marketing at Northern Arizona University 
  • 3+ years as a head coach for Ascent Volleyball Club
  • Her free time is spent with her two dogs, Pistachio and Rocky

Courtney Broughton

Senior Executive Assistant

Top Character Traits: Honesty, Fairness, Judgement
  • 15+ years of experience in hospitality and event management at the manager and director levels
  • Pivoted and found a new passion for executive assistant work in 2021
  • In her downtime, Courtney enjoys her time with her son and their newest family member, a yorkie puppy named Jack

Lauree Battice

Financial Lead

Top Character Traits: Love, Kindness, Fairness
  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy-Managerial from Northern Arizona University
  • Accountant at Simplus; over 25 years experience in financial and business management, HR, procurement, IT, compliance and operations
  • Lauree enjoys spending her free time with her family’s pups, hiking, reading and watching movies

Ivy Banks

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Trainer, Facilitator & Consultant

  • Masters in Education from Northern Arizona University and her Juris Doctor from the University of Akron
  • Vice President, OIDI & Chief Diversity Officer at Xavier University
  • 15 years of executive leadership experience in private industry and higher education
  • Her awards and accolades include: Akron BLSA Alumni of the Year, NAU LGBTQIA Commission Ally of the Year and the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award

Rose Toehe

Top Character Traits: Honesty, Spirituality, Gratitude

Facilitator, Cultural Competency

  • Rose is Dine’ (Navajo) and Ute. She is Tachii’nii Noda’i (Ute branch of Red Streak Running Into Water)
  • Master’s degree from the College of Education in Educational Psychology & Counseling
  • Coordinator for Indigenous Initiatives at City of Flagstaff City Manager’s Office

Special Projects

Deborah Ostreicher

Presentations Coach & Facilitator

Top Character Traits: Kindness, Love, Humor
  • MBA in International Business at the American University Washington, D.C.
  • Certificate in Leadership Communications from Harvard University, Boston
  • Over 25 years of experience in doing business around the globe
  • CEO of Distinguished Communications

Catherine romeo

Nursing Faculty & Program Director, Facilitator and Healthcare Consultant

  • Master of Arts in Organizational Management & Masters of Science in Healthcare Data/ Informatics
  • Program Director and Instructor at Arizona College of Nursing and Rio Salado Health Sciences
  • Educator of the Year award from the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities in 2012
  • Co-authored the book “E-Therapy: Case Studies, Guiding Principles” in 2002 with Dr. Sara Gibson, MD, and Dr. Robert Hsiung

Denise Trimblesmith

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant

  • A.A. American Sign Language Interpreting, B.A. History, and M.A. Special Education
  • Project Director in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for the University of Arizona
  • Life member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. where she has served in leadership at the local, regional and international levels for 28 years

Marci Taylor

Strategy Consultant to Lawfirms

  • Legal industry veteran and has worked with hundreds of law firms nationally and internationally on strategy, management, and marketing issues for the last 23 years.
  • She began her consulting career with Altman Weil, where she also worked with law departments in Fortune 100 and other leading companies, gaining insights into in-house lawyers’ operations and how they select and manage outside law firms.
  • Spent five years with Cozen O’Connor, an AmLaw 100/200 law firm, as the Director of Marketing Operations.

TRAINING Methodology

In the role of facilitator and trainer, Lancaster Leadership fosters an environment of

• engagement

• reflection

• skill-building

• practical application

And all of this is done through participatory learning.

Every training we provide focuses on the specialized needs of the group. The programs are created for practical and immediate implementation in the workplace, creating pertinence to the participants’ daily work life.

Our training modalities focus on serving all types of learners (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal). For eager learners, you will experience maximum growth and development.

The training design and curriculum include current research, pertinent examples, experimentation, and abstract conceptualization.

We work to create a supportive environment for questioning and growth. We draw from and build upon your prior knowledge and experience.

As a pervasive theme, Lancaster Leadership provides enthusiastic optimism, respect, results orientation, and future focus, and is undeniably a positive advocate for your professional success.

Media Highlights

On patience, listening, passion
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Interview on The Legend 93.5FM and AM 930
Rising to the Challenge of an Empowered Workforce
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Interview on The Legend 93.5FM and AM 930
Magnificent Menopause Summit
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Leadership in Midlife, featuring Beth Claxton & Julie Lancaster at the Menopause Summit...
Having Difficult Conversations
Published on

In the beginning of each Leadership Academy, I ask every participant to do a self-assessment about their strengths and areas for growth. One area of growth…
Top Trends in the Changing Workplace
Published in Flagstaff Business News

Read the Flagstaff Business News March issue about Julie and the constantly evolving workplace…
How to Age Gracefully
Published on AZ Daily Sun

When it comes to aging well and living a productive life, most of us would say we already know what to do...
Business Woman of the Month
Published in Flagstaff Business News

Read the Flagstaff Business News October issue about Julie and supporting women-owned businesses with leadership training…
Chamber Business Insights
Aired on KAFF Country Legends

Julie speaks with Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce about Lancaster Leadership and the annual Women’s Summit. If you missed our 10-minute radio interview.
Leadership @7000ft
Published in @7000ft

Read Julie’s cover story in the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce @7000ft magazine about Leadership and her zest for her profession…
Unlocking Potential
Published in Flagstaff Business News

The beginning of a New Year is a good time to refocus attention on professional growth and development, especially if you are a member of an organization or in the world of business. Assistance in the form of…
What are you afraid of?
Published in Arizona Daily Sun

Risk-taking is a crucial part of leadership, both as teams and individuals. When we look at those who are making a difference we can see…
Interview on Emerging Leaders
On Emerging Leaders Workshop

Julie answers questions from Tanner with Emerging Leaders Workshop about her top advice to “emerging leaders” and shares personal stories about her passion for the natural world…
Interview on Leadership and Taking Leaps
On A Path of Her Own with Blue Russ Podcast

Julie shares her story of how she launched her career in leadership development. Dive deeper into the mind behind Lancaster Leadership…