Kyle pursued the opportunity of business consulting after having proven successes in training and coaching within a multi-national corporation. Kyle’s primary accomplishments have come as a leader for building high performance teams, creating a learning platform that was built to link the global workforce, and leading the development and training of the leadership brand roll-out. He also worked directly with senior leaders to lead annual strategic planning initiatives as the organization sought to link the associates’ daily work to preferred business outcomes. Since his beginning with Courageous Leadership in 2015, he has risen to the challenge of engaging and empowering others to have significant success in client organizations. Courageous Leadership has worked with Fortune 100 companies for the last 20 years with clients such as Johnson controls, Magna, JTEKT, John Deere, Chick-fil-a, the Department of Defense, Herman Miller, National Heritage Academies, Lacks, Rockwell Collins and others.
Kyle has also founded Futrprfct LLC to provide a full range of services from talent management to premium organizational consulting and shared service solutions. Kyle’s innovative approach to leadership and problem solving coupled with his solid pragmaticism has created an offering that brings critical solutions for the broad range of organizations he has had the opportunity of serving.
Kyle has a Master’s degree from Columbia Theological Seminary and a BA in Religion and Business from Presbyterian College. As a lifelong learner, Kyle has continued to expand his training and certification for coaching and business consulting solutions.
Lamont Moon began his career by helping struggling organizations identify and realize their full potential. His passion has always been in the categories of coaching and mentoring—finding and cultivating the substantive center of what makes leaders worthy. Recognizing the waste that exists in traditional training through the model of filling a room and teaching irrelevant and uncontextualized theories, Lamont founded Courageous Leadership in 1998 to help individual leaders be more effective with what they needed to achieve. Realizing this same approach needed to be accessible and affordable to all levels of associates within organizations, Lamont created PRAXIS, a mentoring and performance development resource that has been utilized by Fortune 100 companies since 2003. His history as a consultant has given him the opportunity affect leaders within the Department of Defense, H&R Block, Vermeer Manufacturing, Boys and Girls club, Herman Miller, Centurion Medical, Merrill Lynch, and others.
Lamont continues to work with leaders from Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations to help catalyze results-centered leadership. He believes that each person has a capacity for impact that needs to be identified, developed, and expressed for effectiveness in worthy leadership while also holding fast to the idea that any development activity not producing real results is not worth an investment.
Lamont has Masters degrees in Human Ecology and Business, has developed his own “Transformation Model” of personal and organizational practices that dependably strengthen the performance of leaders at all levels, and is currently engaged in publishing his first book to complement his PRAXIS mentoring resource.
Dr. Kim Ridgway has his Ph.D. in Organizational Development from Kent State University, his Masters Degree in Technical Education from The University of Akron, and his Bachelors from Malone University. Kim has more than three decades of human resources and consulting experience in Fortune 500 manufacturing companies and social service agencies. Prior to joining the Courageous Leadership team, his most recent experience was as a Strategic Business Partner of a multi-national Toyota-group company. He has also worked as an internal consultant within design and manufacturing plants both within the US and internationally.
Kim has performed a full range of human resources activities with his passion being in organizational culture analysis, including the design and implementation of leadership and management training at the corporate and plant level. Kim has both lived and worked internationally as an internal human resources consultant to international manufacturing plants. He has also had responsibilities for the training and staffing of two manufacturing plant start-ups in China, leading to a significant strengthening of the organizations’ leadership capacity. In addition to his strengths and interests around leadership and training, Kim has successfully overseen union avoidance initiatives during active campaigns, ultimately preventing unionization through education and training.
Because of his experiences, Kim is extremely competent in his ability to merge theoretical truths and technical knowledge, resulting in actual benefits for his clients. Kim’s service to clients is truly authentic because of his commitment to both the organizational needs and each individual’s best interest.
Dr. Nancy Goodbar received her Bachelor of Science degree from Presbyterian College and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Goodbar was a founding faculty member for Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, joining the team in 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice. By 2016, she was a tenured faculty member, was promoted to Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, and assumed the role of Assistant Dean for Professional and Student Affairs. As evidence of her love for teaching, she received the 2015 Teacher of the Year Award at Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy. Also, as evidence of her love for mentoring, she was awarded the 2012 George D. Schwern Mentor Award presented by the South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SCSHP).
As service to her profession, Dr. Goodbar is a Past-President of SCSHP. Prior to her Presidency, she served SCSHP on the Board as a Regional Director as well as Coordinator for Trainee Development. She proposed, presented, and executed a plan to establish a Junior Board Member Program within the Society which is now continuing to allow more students the opportunity for statewide leadership. She served on the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Council on Education and Workforce Development for 2 years, where she remains actively involved in national pharmacy advocacy. She has travelled to Washington, DC to meet with Senators and Congressmen to aid in policy development and support for the advancement of pharmacy practice. She was recently appointed as a member of the ASHP Clinical Scientist and Specialist Leadership Special Interest Group, as well as represented Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy at the national American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy as their faculty Delegate.
Dr. Goodbar has been involved in scholarly activities related to patient outcomes and educational research. She has published numerous research articles, case reports, and columns in national peer-reviewed journals, as well as presented clinical and educational research posters and podium presentations at state and national pharmacy meetings. She is committed to serving her community as a past Board member for the Laurens County Healthcare Foundation, a volunteer at the free medical clinic, and serves as an Elder of the Session, on the Congregational Life Committee and a Preschool Board Member at First Presbyterian Church.
Dr. Goodbar has a passion for people, for helping others reach their full potential, and for the positive evolution of healthcare. Her path has recently moved away from academia to be able to be Mommy to her 3 children, while also working with Courageous Leadership. She and her husband, Neal, stay quite busy as he is a Family Medicine Physician.
Dr. Mark Shannon is a management and leadership professor that has deep and broad roots in Fortune 500 companies as well as entrepreneurial ventures. With 29 years of experience, Mark has developed the ability to create effective teams, increase employee retention, strengthen employee satisfaction, and develop organizational leaders. His experiences include Northwestern Mutual Life, Lifetime Fitness, and the owner of successful smaller ventures.
Mark recognizes the need and is deeply passionate about developing authentic leaders. He feels that to change the landscape of leadership, authenticity in leadership should be encouraged and developed at multiple levels. Through collaboration, he is committed to using robust and thorough methods to develop strategic plans that work effectively.
Mark has a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership and an M.B.A. with a managerial finance concentration. Mark is a reviewer for the International Leadership Association and continues to participate in scholarly research in organizational leadership.
Rodger is a leading innovator and people cultivator, having spent over 25 years driving transformative change in product development, interactive design and design management for organizations ranging from small, family run businesses to Fortune 100 companies.
As a leader, Rodger is passionate about cultivating talent and inspiring people. He has channeled his ability to capitalize on and celebrate the collective knowledge and diversity of team expertise to drive innovative solutions that married business drivers, technology and end user needs. As a proven global business leader, he is committed to using creativity to develop products and services that lead to revolutionary business opportunities.
In 2017, Rodger founded re/create studio LLC. Using the lenses of creative insight and design thinking, re/create is focused on helping clients make impactful growth shifts in their business to drive better results for their organization.
Rodger has an insatiable curiosity and a passion for wind and water. In his free time, Rodger is an avid kiteboarder. He, with his wife and two children, happily call West Michigan their home.
Trudy has a longstanding passion for helping people discover, develop, and foster diligence in leadership development, performance improvement, personal development, and wellness promotion. This led to a 15 year career in Leadership Coaching and Consultation, first as a coach at Courageous Leadership, LLC working with Fortune 500 clients, and starting her own company trueAction, LLC., supported with her BA in Psychology from Michigan State University, teaching certification from Indiana Wesleyan University, and prior business experience.
In 2010, Trudy explored new avenues for coaching that dealt in a more holistic approach to clients’ needs. This inspired an interest in Wellness Coaching, for which she received certifications in both wellness coaching and stress management. After the program completions, Trudy joined Optum Health, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group INC, as a Health and Wellness Coach, obtaining additional certifications in Clinical Nutrition and Weight Management, Tobacco Cessation, and completion of Mindfulness Workshop from UCLA. She guided clients on weight, nutrition, exercise, heart health, diabetes, stress, and tobacco cessation for 7+ years.
Due to personal health issues and industry research, she became convinced of the merits of whole food plant-based eating. She completed a certification in Plant-based Nutrition at Cornell University, and used herself as her first WFPB client – letting her story be a testament to others. Her passion for plant-based living and the transformation it can bring to individuals’ lives pushed her to retire from Optum and co-found Greens Fever, where she continues to share how plant-based eating changed her health, body, and life (just in 1 year!), and how others can experience these changes by switching to plant-based nutrition!