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Jeff Graddy, Ph.D.

Jeff Graddy,  Ph.D.

Dr. Jeff Graddy is a Principal with Leadership Research Institute (LRI). He works at the individual, team, and organizational levels, with core competencies in executive coaching and leadership development. Jeff serves various industries, with a focus on healthcare and financial services. He also works with clients in government, automotive, media, technology, retail, business and professional services, private equity, and not-for-profit. Jeff uses a variety of approaches to achieve results, including: executive coaching, training programs, survey design and execution, team building techniques, and strategic talent planning. He also utilizes various measurement tools to aid client insights, such as personality testing, psychometric assessments, employee and customer surveys, and 360° feedback.

Jeff started his career in healthcare, serving both private and government sectors. He held clinical and policy roles that ranged in focus from improving mental health care to leading crisis response teams. Prior to joining LRI, Jeff was in private practice as a performance coach and sport psychology consultant. Jeff also lectured in the Psychology departments at several universities within the U.S., often focusing on the intersection of psychology and human performance.

Jeff holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Florida, where he specialized in performance psychology. He completed his doctoral internship at the University of San Diego. He is a member of the American Psychological Association’s Society of Consulting Psychology. He is also a qualified administrator of a range of psychological assessments (e.g., Hogan, MBTI©, EQ-i©, CPI, iDISC, and others) and is a certified trainer in Emotional Intelligence. Jeff sits on the Advisory Board of several non-profits, including The Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and The SWFL Children’s Advocacy Center.

Dr. David Kelley, D.Min

Dr. David Kelley, D.Min

Dr. David G. Kelley, D.Min, holds a B.S. degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee, a Master’s degree from the Divinity School of Duke University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Organization Development from the San Francisco Theological Seminary in California. He is an ordained United Methodist minister and the founder and former pastor of the Grace United Methodist Church of Cape Coral. Dr. Kelley is a Florida licensed marriage and family therapist and a licensed mediator for the state of Florida.

He has a passion for training particularly in the areas of conflict, trust, leadership, and communication.  David also facilitates team building and strategic planning retreats for clients.

http://www.davidgkelley.net/

Lorna Kibbey

Lorna Kibbey

Lorna J. Kibbey designs and delivers management and leadership seminars and services to public and private sector organizations. Her seminars focus on the many issues surrounding leadership, motivation, and communication. Lorna is a motivational speaker and has spoken at a large variety of conferences and meetings.

Lorna has first-hand experience in dealing with the most difficult situations managers face. She served as a leader and manager for more than 24 years in the government sector. Lorna has worked as a senior management consultant, operations administrator, program consultant, trainer, and line supervisor, in a multitude of public service programs.

Lorna earned her Masters’ Degree in Business Administration from the University of South Florida and her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts from the University of Cincinnati. She has achieved recognition in the State of Florida as a Certified Public Manager and was recognized as “Best Boss of the Year” in a nationwide initiative.

Lorna is a National Chapter Advisor for the American Society of Training and Development, as well as the immediate past president of the Southwest Florida Chapter. Lorna is an active member of the National Speaker’s Association.

www.LKibbey.com

Jim LaRue

Jim LaRue

Jim LaRue is President of LaRue Planning and Management Services and has more than two decades of government management and consulting experience. His firm provides organizational assessments, customer service programs, retreats, and a variety of seminars customized to the client's needs. His background includes time spent as a County Administrator, Assistant County Administrator, Assistant City Manager, Zoning Administrator and Senior Planner. Jim has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Texas, and Master's Degrees in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Iowa and in Political Science from Memphis State University.

Steve M. Lewis

Steve. M. Lewis

Steve M. Lewis is President and CEO of an independent Records and Information Management Consulting Firm (SML, Inc.) with over thirty seven years experience at nearly every size and type of government agency.  Clients range from small towns to major cities, counties, school boards, state agencies, universities, community colleges, utilities, transportation, law enforcement, court and regulatory agencies.  He has held two vice-president positions in the corporate world and client list generates extensive experience in the private sector to include the defense industry, manufacturing and service sectors - nationally and internationally.  He has managed collections as large as two million cubic feet.  Services cover a broad spectrum to include designing records management plans, designing systems, identifying records eligible for destruction, assisting with legal compliance, providing training and nearly any other records and information related service requirement.