Dr. Lisa R. Withrow – Ph.D., ICF-ACC, BCC, GPCC, ITCA

With a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies and three certificates from Cornell University’s S.C. Johnson School of Management in Executive Leadership, High-Performance Leadership, and Change Leadership, Lisa has an up-to-date portfolio of trends, research, and challenges facing the worlds of business and higher education.

She also provides insight about the intersection of research on leadership excellence and business needs. Additional training includes use of Myers-Briggs (MBTI), Appreciative Inquiry (AI), Theological Worlds, Positive Intelligence, Neuroscience of Change, InnerMBA, and Qualified Administrator status for the Inter-cultural Development Inventory (IDI). She has expertise in consultations with small businesses, religious and non-profit organizations, and 20 years of experience as a leadership professor and administrator in higher education.

Lisa’s home base is the Columbus-Cleveland corridor, Ohio, though most of her connections are online, nationally and internationally.


Lisa Withrow is a certified leadership coach, an accredited team coach, an organizational consultant, ordained minister, veteran international presenter for leadership and innovative learning, and a leader of cross-cultural immersion experiences in Russia, Central America, southern Africa, and Europe. Lisa’s presentations offer to widen and deepen persons’ perspectives about leadership connecting with partners and stakeholders. She often is called upon to co-create new possibilities for organizations in the midst of conflict or transition.

As a coach, Lisa improves strategic focus and accelerates the development of individuals, leaders, and teams. She coaches for performance improvement and competency-building, facilitates scenario-building for emerging futures, and brings a unique perspective to how internal and external partnerships can be leveraged creatively. Strategic understanding of stakeholders, emerging challenges, and promising trends aid her in this work. She leans on leadership and conflict styles, Positive Intelligence, Gestalt training, and neuroscience in her coaching engagements.

As a consultant, Lisa has more than 20 years of successful leadership experience, ranging from customer interface in a family-owned business to executive-level experience in academia: director of internship and doctoral programs, dean, and vice president, with responsibilities in strategic planning, team oversight, program development, budget management, and transition initiation with an eye toward conflict management and the importance of diverse voices. She has served higher education institutions, profit and not-for-profit organizations, and worked with religious and faith-based communities.

As a long-time teacher, Lisa develops tailored, engaging online and in-person workshops for teams, organizations, and groups; one-time or series-workshops include helpful tools alongside powerful questions for focus, mobilization, and creation of powerful, positive change. Lisa designs curricula for organizational trainings in leadership and also is an affiliate professor at Bexley-Seabury in Chicago.

Sample of Book Publications

The Liminal Loop: Twelve Tales of Transformation (contributing author, 2022)

Choice Magazine, “From Surviving to Thriving: Coaching as Disruption in Disruptive Times,” (fall 2021)

Crossing Thresholds: A Practical Theology of Liminality (co-author, 2021)

Leadership in Unknown Waters: Liminality as Threshold to the Future (2020)

Alienation and Connection: Suffering in a Global Age (editor and co-author, 2011)

Claiming New Life: Process-Church for the Future (2008)

At a Glance

Ph.D. – leadership studies; Certified Coach — International Coach Federation, Center for Credentialing and Education, Gestalt.

Coach for leaders working with transition — increasing performance, adding value, discerning vocation, managing and enhancing teams.

Consultant for organizations — managing conflict, developing scenarios and strategies, onboarding, developing team focus and effectiveness, attending to diversity, and envisioning and mobilizing powerful change.

Teacher and workshop leader for teams, groups, organizations creating powerful change, managing conflict, team dynamics, discovering the emerging future.

Dr. Sandra F. Selby – D.Min, MBA, CCFP

Sandy Selby’s twenty-three years of experience in manufacturing and service industries, coupled with twenty years of service at the front lines of health and human services, bring a rare combination of skills and insights to bear in addressing challenges faced by not-for-profits, faith communities, and the business community.  Through her work as Vice President of Strategic Planning at a Fortune 500 company and her experience in leading and participating in visioning and strategic planning processes for hospital systems, faith communities, and not-for-profits, Sandy has practical experience in working with people at all levels of an organization to identify potential and mobilize resources around fulfilling a shared vision.  She has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions and the challenges of bringing together disparate organizations and cultures.

Sandy brings business expertise in strategic planning, finance, and leadership along with her experience as a chaplain at trauma centers for children and adults to her work as a consultant and trainer in compassion fatigue and resilience.  As Sandy’s doctoral research demonstrated, when the day-to-day activities of our work are not connected to that work’s underlying purpose, we are at risk personally for secondary trauma or burnout, and our organizations flounder. She has led national, regional, and local workshops on meaning, resilience, and hope.

Sandy earned an M.B.A. from the Darden School at University of Virginia and Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Methodist Theological School in Ohio. She is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional with the International Association of Trauma Professionals, a Bridges Out of Poverty Lifetime Certified Trainer, and a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist with the Grief Recovery Institute.

Sandy’s home base is the Akron-ClevelandMetropolitan area, Ohio.

Michelle McGregor – MSOD, ICF-ACC, BCC, GPCC

Michelle brings over 20 years of global corporate experience as a seasoned practitioner in strategic large-scale change, executive coaching and leadership development.  She is known for her expertise in helping organizations and leaders effectively manage through difficult transitions.  She specializes in a holistic somatic coaching approach for leaders and teams as they work to accelerate transitions while maximizing personal and professional potential. 

Michelle is also an experienced adjunct professor at National University with more than 10 years of experience in teaching, training, facilitating, and learning and development for universities and within in the medical device and banking industries. She has taught a range of leadership and culture classes for the School of Business’s Organizational Leadership program.  

In addition to her consulting and coaching career Michelle graduated with a Master of Science degree in Organizational Development from Pepperdine University and a BS in Business Finance with a minor in Psychology from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. Michelle’s degrees emphasized opportunities to practice globally through travel and leading strategic change for various clients while in China, France and Mexico.  Most recently, Michelle obtained her Gestalt Professional Certified Coach (GPCC) certification at the Gestalt Institute in Cleveland Ohio and is an ICF-ACC and BCC credentialed coach.  

Michelle is certified in a variety of assessments including Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator, Insights Discovery (similar to DiSC) and Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI).

Michelle’s home base is San Diego, CA.