JULIE LANCASTER founder of Lancaster Consulting, is an experienced leadership coach and management consultant. She has provided training to 10,000 participants in government, non-profit, and private sectors with American and global scope for 22 years. Julie designs and provides leadership development academies, workshops and retreats for people who strive for top performance. She also coaches professionals in 1:1 and group settings. Her role is to help individuals and teams to up-level their leadership skills. Julie holds a Master’s Degree in Education, is a certified Myers-Briggs practitioner, a Group Certified Coach and has been awarded Adjunct Instructor of the Year. Julie travels around the country but calls Flagstaff, AZ home. On the side, she loves to dig in the dirt and has authored the Flagstaff & Tucson Planting Guides. She is passionate about helping people to achieve their personal and professional success. www.LancasterLeadership.com . Previous roles she has embraced include:
- Rock Climbing Instructor
- Outdoor Ed Director
- School Garden Director
- African Extension Agent Professor
- Director of Career Services
- Dean of Education
CASSIE PETIT is currently the Assistant Director of Learning & Organizational Development for Northern Arizona University. She started as the Learning & Development Manager with NAU in January of 2014. In her role, she focuses on providing professional development opportunities across campus. She launched the NAU Supervisors Academy; a series of classes that provide valuable and necessary tools such as building trust, accountability, coaching, and emotional intelligence for supervisors to be more successful. Prior to joining NAU and the higher education field, Cassie spent the first 8 years of her career in the hospitality world. She held a variety of positions at both Boyd Gaming and MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas. The last role she held before joining NAU was a dual-role for both the Excalibur and Luxor resorts as the Director of Guest Experience. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communication studies from the University of Iowa and will graduate with her master’s degree in Human Relations from Northern Arizona University this December.
SHARON TEWKSBURY-BLOOM is an organizational development consultant who specializes in employee training and facilitation. She helps people communicate at work so that they can enjoy their work more and help others. With ten years of experience in public service, Sharon really loves to help local government employees and other service-minded workers to create, find, and embrace meaningful work. Sharon has experience with taking big risks to follow a dream. In 2011, she and her partner quit their jobs, sold off most of their possessions and set off on a year-long road trip throughout North America. It was a transformative experience that helped her more fully commit to relationships and community. Sharon also has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development and Knowledge Management from George Mason University. She loves to geek out about organizational structure and systems and how we can create workplaces that encourage benevolence. When she is not engaged in serious discussions about changing the world, Sharon can be found acting at the community theater, mountain biking, learning to cook, or taking photos of birds. Connect with Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org or learn more at sharonspeaks.com .