Partners

J’LEIN LIESE, PH.D.

J’LEIN LIESE, PH.D

The developer of Lead with Conversations® and the Leader’s Playing Field™, Dr. Liese is an international expert in executive leadership, cross-cultural communication, strategy execution, diversity, change management, and conflict resolution.  For nearly 20 years, Dr. Liese has worked extensively with governments, especially law enforcement, and global companies throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

During periods of chaos and change, Dr. Liese is often asked to facilitate the critical conversations her clients need to align vision and culture to achieve results. Recognizing that innovation is only as profitable as the team's ability to deliver, Dr. Liese helps organizations bridge the gaps needed to align and execute.

Her methodologies have been researched, tested and scientifically validated for efficacy in complex situations and in cross-cultural contexts.  As a result, Dr. Liese has developed a set of transferable tools that not only enable clients to engage in difficult conversations but also includes change management processes to ensure the underlying values and behaviors of employees match the strategic vision and goals of a new policy or strategic direction.

With a specific skill set to successfully bring diverse groups together in emotionally-charged situations, Dr. Liese often works in acute-conflict areas.  Currently, these areas include the Middle East and previously the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa and Kenya.
A frequent international keynote speaker, Dr. Liese has spoken for TEDx Women’s Day, several United Nation global conferences, as well as her work has been featured in the award-winning MTV documentary “Warning Signs.”  In addition to her work being published in several international publications and books, Dr. Liese recently released her first children’s book, “Whispered Wisdom.”

Clients include:

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Telefonica, Akzo Nobel, BASF, Utah Department of Corrections, Altera, Helix Education, Creative One, Robert W. Baird & Co., Zion Bank/National Bank of Arizona, Utah Chiefs of Police Association, Phoenix Police Department, Vital Voices, Bahrain Foundation for Reconciliation and Civil Discourse, United States Department of State Middle East Partnership Initiative, the Bahrain Ministry of Interior, the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, the Kenyan Girl Child Network, Kenyan Police Service, the South African Police Service and Ministry for Social Development in South Africa.

Education:

J’Lein has a B.A. in Multicultural Communication, a M.A. in Cross-Cultural Psychology and a Ph.D. in Community Psychology.

Hometown:

Phoenix, Arizona

“J'Lein is a human "pick-me up" tonic.
Her vocabulary does not include "no".
She makes the impossible seem possible.
She has infectious enthusiasm, endless energy and passion for people.
She is great at translating ideas into actions and results.”

Marina Kapur

Oxford Leadership Academy, United Kingdom

PEDRO LANGRE

PEDRO LANGRE

Pedro is a leading international consultant, coach and advisor to politicians, public servants and C-suite executives at Fortune 500 companies. Pedro’s expertise combines professional training, consulting and coaching with innovative strategies for the public and private sectors.

As Technical Secretary of the government of Mexico’s Innovation Program, Pedro was one of the leading drivers of the most important government transformations in Mexico. Working directly with the president’s office, he coordinated the network that brought more than 200 government agencies into compliance.

Pedro has created change management and leadership development programs for more than 6,000 executives and public servants from 51 different nationalities. He has spoken at international forums and conferences organized by the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Public Governance Committee (OCDE-PGC), the Latin-American Centre for Development Management (CLAD), the Asia Pacific for Economic Cooperation (APEC), and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s Kennedy School.

Clients include:

Telefonica, BASF, Novartis, Mapfre, Accival-Banamex-Citigroup, Kimberly Clark, Ferrovial, INC Research, Almirall, Monsanto, Herdez and FEMSA. In the public sector, he has served as an advisor to presidents, mayors, ministers, senators, congresspersons and public servants in more than 100 federal and local governments and agencies in several countries.

Education:

Pedro has a B.A. in International Trade with Honors from the ITESM-CCM, an International Economic Relations diploma from Arnhem Business School in the Netherlands and a Master’s of Science in the Politics of Development (Latin America) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has lectured at the Universidad Anahuac del Sur and the Tec de Monterrey (ITESM- CCM) in Mexico City.

Hometown:

Mexico City, Mexico

OUR TEAM

DR. SANDRA HAYES Consulting and Executive Coaching

SANDRA HAYES

Sandra is an organizational development consultant and coach with more than 20 years of experience developing individuals and organizations.

Sandra has worked with Fortune 50 companies, leading nonprofits and international government agencies as a career coach, organizational leadership consultant and communications coach. She leverages her background in adult learning, collaborative negotiation and leadership to promote individual and team performance. She is also an expert facilitator passionate about helping people navigate increasingly complex systems.

Clients include:

L’Oreal, The Wallace Foundation, Ross Dress for Less, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and the United Nations.

Education:

B.A. in Communications, University of Washington. M.A. in Organizational Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University. Ed.D. in Adult Learning and Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University. She is an adjunct professor at Columbia University.

Hometown:

New York City, New York

KATHLEEN CLARK Consulting and Executive Coaching

KATHLEEN CLARK

Kathleen is a coach, consultant and change strategist with more than 25 years of experience in organizational, team and leadership development.

Kathleen has extensive experience in the areas of executive leadership, operations management, coaching senior leaders, building high performance teams, designing and facilitating leadership retreats and workshops, and assisting leaders as they consider, plan and implement organizational change. Her coaching is based on her extensive experience in personal growth, emotional intelligence, individual change and group dynamics and provides the mix of challenge and support needed to help leaders succeed.

Clients include:

Electric utilities, healthcare entities, government organizations, Fortune 100 businesses and nonprofits.

Education:

Kathleen received her degree from UC Davis with additional certifications in Adult Education and Development through the University of Toronto.

Hometown:

Phoenix, Arizona

BENAH PARKER, PH.D. Consulting and Executive Coaching

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Dr. Parker joined our team in 2017 and comes to EQLS with an extensive background as a strategist and leadership coach. Working with a range of organizations from Fortune 500 companies such as GoDaddy to national non-profits such as Childhelp, Dr. Parker is well known for helping her clients move the needle on desired outcomes. Whether the goal is leadership development or organizational transformation, Dr. Parker integrates the science of leadership and applied psychology to develop people, elevate teams, and create a high performance culture.

Dr. Parker brings first-hand knowledge and expertise in helping leaders and teams develop resiliency in times of complex change and uncertainty. As a cancer survivor, Dr. Parker coaches leaders on how to stay balanced and focused when dealing with unknowns. She guides leaders on keeping their teams directed on the issues and goals in front of them rather than going sideways during periods of organizational change and transformation.

Dr. Parker embraces an international, mindful approach to leadership development and executive coaching. With authenticity and a passion for impacting the greater good, she facilitates change and provides solutions that lead to improved creativity, productivity, and engagement.

Clients include:

GoDaddy, Childhelp, Valley Leadership, Growth-U, Align to Thrive.

Education:

B.A. in Psychology, Minor in Communications, University of Texas at Austin. M.A. in Social Psychology, Arizona State University. Ph.D. in Social Psychology, Arizona State University.

Hometown:

Friendswood, TX

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