Allison Conte

As a leadership advisor and master executive coach, Allison Conte devotes her work to clients who are committed to being a force for good in the world and, in service of this intention, are ready to grow to the next level of maturity. She has a special interest in executive development for women and has created a leadership model and developmental program (based in part on Polarity Thinking™) called “Sophia Leadership.” A key ingredient in Allison’s approach is building the capacity to lead and manage change by developing change leaders who are self-aware, creative, collaborative, and capable of managing complexity. She has expertise in guiding leaders through "vertical" development (which increases perspective-taking and expands mental complexity) as a key strategy for up-leveling organizational performance. In her organizational development consulting work, she takes a whole-systems approach, blending performance improvement with upgrades to leadership, culture, and organizational health. This whole-system change work integrates executive/leadership development, top-team alignment, strategy execution, culture change, and organizational design/governance.

Elaine Yarbrough, Ph.D.

Dr. Elaine Yarbrough is president of The Yarbrough Group, a consulting group in Boulder, Colorado, and Washington, DC, USA, which provides a wide range of services worldwide for developing the human side of organizations. She has worked for 35 years in over 30 countries helping organizations and leadership create sustainable change. She has published 3 books including Artful Mediation: Constructive Conflict at Work. Elaine is a Polarity Mastery Graduate and directed and led the third cohort of the Mastery Program, a two year program that positions graduates to offer the highest level consultation in Polarity Thinking™ for sustainable change and healthy organizations.

Margaret Seidler

In 2008, Margaret Seidler published her book, Power Surge: A Conduit for Enlightened Leadership, identifying 98 leadership polarities. Most of Margaret’s 20-plus year in this field has been devoted to helping leaders see themselves more completely so their strengths don’t become weaknesses. She has taken Polarity Thinking™ into local communities across the United States which face deeply “polarizing Issues.” She is a frequent keynote speaker at national conferences, serves on faculty for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute of Organization Management, the American Public Power Association and presents frequently at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

Laurie Levknecht RN BSN

Laurie Levknecht has 25+ years in health care as a Registered Nurse. She has served in various roles, including staff nurse, patient educator, case manager and director in multiple health care settings. Laurie’s experience includes patient education, staff training and development, quality improvement, and team building. Since 2002, she has been part of the CPM Resource Center, and specializes in:  CPM Framework™ implementation; partnership councils in all phases of planning, implementing, and sustaining; dialogue training; and Polarity Thinking™.  Laurie mentors healthcare personnel in the use of polarity thinking to transform practice at the point of care.

Fay Kandarian, Ed.D.

Dr. Kandarian has integrated Polarity Thinking™ in her leadership and change consulting and coaching work with leaders and organizations since the late 80’s.  Integrating Real Time Strategic Change skill sets into her practice in late 90’s, she recognized synergies between Polarity Thinking™ and RTSC and helped to bring the thought leaders of each together. Besides being a Polarity Mastery Graduate, Fay is a senior consulting partner with the Ken Blanchard Companies, and a partner in Seapoint Consulting.  Fay has an MBA, a MA in Adult Education and a Doctorate in Organization and Leadership.  She enjoys an international client base.  

Kelly Isola

Rev. Kelly Isola, MDiv, is a consultant, teacher, author and transformative mentor who shares her passion for living the two-fold path of an engaged spiritual life – embracing the inner path of wisdom and spiritual healing, as well as demonstrating the outer path of compassionate service. She holds several certifications in leading edge models of human and organizational development – focusing on how we create and relate to ourselves, each other and the world – as well as her specialty: the spiritual practice of conflict transformation through Polarity Thinking™. Kelly partners with faith communities and non-profit organizations to move through times of personal and organizational change and transformation efficiently, effectively and with sustainable results. She has written numerous articles for Unity magazine, various booklets, and a number of online magazines. She is also the co-author of the bestselling book, "Who Have You Come Here To Be: 101 Possibilities for Contemplation."

Clare Dus

With over 30 years experience consulting to the consumer products industry, Clare Dus has tasted, smelled, felt and looked at a wide range of products including foods, beverages, personal care products, paper products, fabrics and pharmaceuticals. Ask her about the three days she spent feeling legs. She applies Polarity Thinking™ to uncover consumer tensions in their everyday lives, and is exploring correlating Polarity Assessment™ data with expert panel data and other consumer measures. She is a long-time leader and presenter for the Creative Problem Solving Institute and is on the board for the Creative Education Foundation. She spends her free time volunteering with youth ministry at her church where she has done everything from playing monopoly at 3:00 am to mission work involving rolled roofing, hammer and nails.

Sandy Carter MBA, Ph.D.

Sandy Carter is a Physician Leadership Development Coach with a background in coaching, psychotherapy, business, healthcare and leadership, Sandy utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach in supporting personal, interpersonal and organizational change. Polarity thinking is central in her coaching philosophy and transformational leadership approach. Sandy lives in Michigan with her husband, Kurt. They have a passion for traveling to see friends, family and their 3-year-old grandson, Carter. Sandy also enjoys wilderness hiking, kayaking and reading. 

Tim Arnold

Tim Arnold has spent over a decade bring Polarity Thinking™ to organizations including Citibank, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, Toyota, Siemens Westinghouse, and The United Nations. Currently, he serves as the Outreach Director at Southridge where he oversees a 40-bed homeless shelter, community outreach programs that serve migrant farm workers, and international development partnerships in Ecuador, Uganda, Rwanda, Nicaragua, and Indonesia. Tim’s areas of expertise in Polarity Thinking™ are team-building, leadership development, and community development.

Beth Applegate

Beth Applegate owns and leads an organization development (OD) practice with two decades of experience with national and international social sector agencies, academic institutions, governmental agencies, and socially responsible for-profits. Beth identifies as an Applied Behavioral Science scholar-practitioner positioned to bring to the fore the tradition of inquiry and dialogue in service of social justice and healthy individuals, groups, and organizations in the world. She roots herself in the constructs of human potential and development, empowerment, equity, demo­cratic processes, and the importance of the use of self as a key indicator of success. Her work is inextricably linked to advancing racial equity and racial healing, social justice, and humanistic values.Beth has written numerous articles for academic journals; is currently co-authoring a book on Polarity Thinking in the nonprofit sector and is an active contributor to the field of applied behavior science. She is the co-author of Embracing Cultural Competency in the nonprofit sector: A capacity builder’s guide (edited by Patricia St. Onge and published in 2009). Beth is active in civic engagement. She currently serves on the Bloomington Human Rights Commission; and the National Within Your Lifetime Campaign to End Racism. She facilitates strategic planning processes utilizing polarity thinking along with trainings on white privilege, equity and inclusion for various national and international conferences, such as the Organization Development Network; White Privilege; and the Alliance for Nonprofit Management.

Elizabeth Monroe-Cook, Ph.D.

Liz Monroe-Cook is a consulting psychologist with more than 25 years of providing facilitation, training, research and individual consultation. Her rich and eclectic work history has led her to use an integrative approach with all of her clients. Her interest in creativity, creative thinking and innovation has been fulfilled through many years of leadership at the Creative Problem Solving Institute, held annually by the Creative Education Foundation. Her interest in systems thinking drew her to Polarity Thinking™, which she has incorporated as a central approach to organization and individual development.  As part of Polarity Partnerships, Liz specializes in blending the perspectives and tools of Polarity Thinking™ and Creative Problem Solving, presenting them together frequently and using both in her consulting practice. She is a graduate of the first Polarity Thinking™ Mastery Program, and a recipient of the Creative Education Foundation’s Distinguished Leader Award. She lives with her husband (and fellow psychologist), Dale, in Oak Park, Illinois.