Townsend Leadership Coaching
Our research based leadership-coaching model has proven itself to be highly effective at increasing a leader’s performance. Dr. Townsend’s distinctive and powerful Competence Plus Character model analyzes the leader’s strengths, challenges, and levels of performance in the context of their unique organization.
This analysis, coupled with the relationship with the coach, provides a leader a powerful basis to achieve his or her goals, and find meaningful avenues for opportunities and solutions.
Enhanced work performance
Skill clarity and growth
Increased ability to operate one’s core and organizational values
Awareness of leadership impact
Increase ability to adapt to changes and shifts
Townsend Organizational Consulting
It is often imperative for organizations to find a positive consultative relationship to experience dramatic growth. Our team of hand picked and Townsend-vetted individuals are personally trained by John in the Competence Plus Character Model.
Our team is project-oriented and relationally based, and will work to address needs, find new opportunities, improve processes, and create a healthy culture for organizations.
Company alignment to its mission and values
Successful adaptation to market and economic shifts
Development of high performance teams
Analyze strength of leaders to determine best fit
Resolve conflict within teams
Increase effective communication
Create a healthy culture
With the consultative structure, we work with the principal company members who are involved. In forming the plan with them, we strategically utilize the resources of the group, coordinate individual and team roles, and responsibilities, and then help its execution to a successful end.
The Townsend Leadership Group
Elaine partnered with John Townsend in 2009, when she invited John to launch TLP in the Dallas area. Prior to that, John was leading TLP exclusively in the Newport Beach, California area. Elaine and John co-led TLP in Dallas for five years. Together they developed a model to train other TLP Directors to replicate John's training method and make it more widely available. As a result of their collaboration, TLP is now led in locations all over the country and the demand for TLP is growing at a rapid rate.
As the co-founder and former president of Townsend Leadership Group, Elaine now limits her practice to a select group of clients and facilitation of one TLP group per year in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, beginning each January. She opens registration in August and utilizes a detailed application process to assure the best fit and mix of leaders for her group.
Elaine has more than 30 years experience running her own consulting practice offering such services as: executive coaching, leadership training and retreat facilitation for upper-level executives of small to mid-sized organizations.
Elaine’s experience spans a wide variety of industries. These include: commercial real estate, construction, technology, engineering, retail, oil and gas, health care, financial services, hospitality, direct sales, government, legal services, private education and non-profits.
Elaine brings a strong background of education and certifications in emotional intelligence and other tools to help leaders build self-awareness that leads to increased performance, collaboration and real bottom-line results.
Elaine is married to Rod Morris and they have a wonderfully eclectic blended family with 2 grown daughters, a son-in-law and a grandson. Elaine considers herself a "wounded healer" and she is grateful for the growth she has had through her relationship with Christ, a loving family, and the Townsend growth model. Her life scripture is "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing." John 5:15
"John's unique, holistic growth model for leaders simply works. As a long-time executive coach, I have seen many models profess to help leaders perform at their best, No other method integrates the whole person so seamlessly and incorporates the inside stuff of a leader. The TLP experience helps leaders master well-researched business practices such as how to handle tough conversations while maintaining the alliance. Plus, members benefit from the sheer power of a truly bonded group who are committed to one another's success. I love seeing diverse leaders, older and younger, male and female, from different educational backgrounds and industries brainstorm solutions to tough business and personal issues. TLP is also biblically based so the principles are based on rock, not sinking sand. I have seen leaders not only transform their cultures and grow profits, but become better parents, enjoy healthier marriages and deepen their relationship with God!"
Heidi Gilcher Sadecky, MA, ACC is a Townsend Leadership Group Executive Coach, Consultant and TLP Director in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area and works with leaders along the East Coast and across the country. She enjoyed a successful career with over 25 years of leadership experience in a global Fortune 500 company, leading cross-functional teams, driving processes, product management and achieved her Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Her unique blend of corporate experience and executive coach training allows her to meet the needs of her TLP members with firsthand understanding and know-how in the business environment. Her own deep personal and professional growth in the Townsend Leadership Program has inspired her to become a TLP Director. She currently leads a TLP, facilitating multi- level leadership from various industries.
In working with Heidi, leaders will build on the competencies they need to increase effectiveness, have greater understanding of who they are, and break through the restraints that had previously held them back from operating at a higher level. Her passion is to help individuals discover untapped capacities to do harder things personally, professionally and relationally with greater ease.
In addition to her Masters of Organizational Leadership, she also achieved an Advanced Executive Coaching Credential through the Townsend Institute. Heidi is a Certified Professional Coach through the Duquesne University School of Leadership and is certified with the International Coach Federation.
Heidi has had the opportunity to facilitate workshops across the country helping medical, financial services, oil and gas, design and ministry teams. Her certifications as a Gallup StrengthsFinder coach for individuals, managers and teams, emotional intelligence and Conflict Dynamics helps leaders to leverage their strengths, build greater self-awareness and handle conflict with competence leading to accelerated performance, co-created solutions and improved results.
Heidi is currently working on her certification to become a Conversational Intelligence coach. She holds a Masters of International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing with a Minor in German from Pennsylvania State University.
After earning her MBA at Vanderbilt University, Jan worked as a management consultant for Deloitte in New York City. She holds an Advanced Executive Coaching Certification from The Townsend Institute and is a certified role-play coach. Jan is certified in administering and interpreting emotional intelligence assessments: EQi 2.0, EQi 360 Feedback and The Pearman Personality Profile Assessment. She has been a member of Young President’s Organization (YPO) for over twenty years and now coaches and facilitates YPO Forums. Additional areas of expertise include cultural analysis, change management, executive team and board of directors coaching, and both in-house and off-site team retreat facilitation.
Additional professional experience includes ownership of two Major League Baseball teams (San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks), a professional NASCAR team, and an executive image-consulting firm. She currently is managing director of her executive coaching and business consulting practice: JLJ & Associates.
Her coaching and consulting philosophy includes empowering her clients to reach a quality of life that includes growth, balance and fulfillment both professionally and personally. The process includes assessing strengths and challenges, and collaborating with her in setting attainable goals with accountability and development plans for change. The end result is to achieve the client’s desired wholeness. She uses the Townsend Competence-Character Growth Model in her practice and believes: Learning + Action = Change.
Jeff is an Executive Coach and Consultant in Billings, Montana and leads two Townsend Leadership Program teams. He was also an inaugural member of The Townsend Leadership Institute in 2015-2016 and received his Advanced Executive Coaching Credential in May of 2016. Jeff’s portfolio includes developing a Personal Growth and Leadership Development class at a local high school, where Jeff was also the girl’s Volleyball Coach. Jeff was awarded the Coach’s Hall of Fame in 2016 and led his teams to unprecedented success. Jeff now coaches leaders to grow in their leadership skills and market share. He also works with organizational teams to build cohesion, communication and strategies to fulfill their vision.
Dr. Karen Bergstrom, is a passionate and long-established thought leader and executive coach. She has over thirty years of experience as a leadership coach, executive, and mental health professional in nonprofit agencies. In the past decade, she helped develop, launch, and co-lead Safe Families for Children (SFFC). Karen is also a therapist in private practice who specializes in working with adolescents, families, and women, and is well equipped to bring her interpersonal and business skills into a successful coaching and consulting relationship.
Laura R. Conover, MBA, CCP is President of Conover Consulting, Inc. and a TLG Consultant. For over 20 years, she has assisted well over 250 diverse organizations with employee pay and people management issues. She has also provided litigation support where she testified in high stakes employment matters.
As a TLG Consultant, Laura is excited to bring her experience, background, and drive to the TLG team. Laura is passionate about seeing real results for her clients and aims to be a conduit of tangible change for individuals and their organizations. Facilitating the health and wholeness the Townsend Consulting Model brings to organizations and individuals in organizations gives Laura deep satisfaction.
Laura has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, and a Master of Business Administration from San Diego State University. She is also a Certified Compensation Professional through World at Work, the preeminent professional association for Compensation and Benefits Professionals.
She has been an adjunct professor in the Graduate Management Program at Azusa Pacific University, and has been the featured speaker at numerous business and human resources events.
Leah Nelson is a highly skilled leader with over 22 years of military, business and sales experience. As a coach, she has helped individuals and businesses achieve new levels of results. She specializes in helping both men and women achieve their vision and achieve significant growth in both their professional and personal lives. Leah also has extensive experience working in sales, marketing, and recruiting. She received her Masters of Organizational Leadership though the Townsend Institute. Leah is an engaging speaker, coach and facilitator and has a proven track record in helping sales professionals increase their revenues and businesses build their market share. An avid athlete, Leah recently completed the Boston Marathon.
Mike Halbig is a 39-year technology veteran and serial entrepreneur. His education in engineering led him to start an enterprise software technology firm that creates intelligent software systems and exceptional client experiences. Mike’s clients include venture development firms, technology, manufacturing, higher education, financial and research companies. He works with senior executives and their management teams to expand their individual and collective self-awareness to adjust their behaviors while increasing their ability to achieve healthy, productive and sustainable organizations. Healthy teams that form an atmosphere of psychological safety are the cornerstone high performing organizations. Mike engages his clients on a journey of self-discovery, interpretation and application to modify the rhythm of leaders to reach their full potential.
Mike is trained and certified in an array of profiling instruments and roundtable facilitation that he uses with leaders and their teams. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the globally recognized Project Management Institute. Mike has served as an advisor, coach and consultant for a wide range of companies including non-profits, manufacturing, healthcare, banking, insurance, education and technology. A lifelong learner, Mike earned his Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from The Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling. Mike continues his research and academic pursuits in the fields of brain science, neuroscience and neuropsychology to empower healthy leaders.
Pamela Cosio Flores is an Executive Coach and consultant. She specializes in helping leaders grow and develop their leadership skills to increase results in their organizations and personal lives. Pamela was part of the inaugural class of the Townsend Institute and has received the Advanced Executive Coaching Certification. She successfully completed the Townsend Leadership Program (TLP) and the credentialing process to lead the TLP. Pamela is certified in the 16 PF and Myers Briggs and the Strong Interest Survey. Pamela coaches individuals and teams to build self-awareness, improve communication skills and deal with conflict in a way that solve problems and helps people grow. Pamela also provides career development coaching and career transition planning. Pamela is also fluent in Spanish.