Leslie DePol - Founding Partner, CEO & Leader of Strategic Partnerships
Leslie DePol is CEO and Co-Founder of Polarity Partnerships, an organization committed to helping leaders, teams, organizations, communities and nations to See, Map, Assess, Learn and Leverage the interdependent values, goals and competencies that show up in every change effort. With 20+ years experience in organization effectiveness consulting and executive coaching in both the public and private sectors, Leslie specializes in the development and execution of innovative strategies that engage and align people, processes, structures and systems with short-term realities and long-term vision. A seasoned entrepreneur, Leslie has built, run and transformed businesses, held bottom line accountability and led operations in sales, marketing and as a General Manager for franchise and Fortune 500 organizations.
Barry Johnson Ph.D. - Founding Partner, Chairman & Creator of The Polarity Map® and Principles
For 37 years Barry has shared his enthusiasm and passion for Polarity Thinking™ with tens of thousands of people and hundreds of organizations around the world. As Chairman and Chief Thought Leader in the company, he continues to extend the boundaries of what we know about and can do with the powerful energy systems contained in all polarities.
Barry is both humbled by and proud of the worldwide learning and practice community dedicated to the study and application of Polarities that he has helped create. His personal mission is to help people to deliberately leverage the polarity wisdom that can be found in human culture for thousands of years into conscious, active use for the advantage of all people today.
His seminal book, Polarity Management: Identifying and Managing Unsolvable Problems, captures the foundation of this power approach. More recent articles and a book he co-authored on polarities in congregations is where you’ll find Barry’s latest thinking. He and his wife Dana enjoy traveling the open highways in their “5th Wheel” camper stopping to visit old and make new friends, bicycle and kayak.
Cliff Kayser - Partner, Vice President Coaching & Dean, Mastery Program
Cliff brings 25 years of experience as both a senior level internal OD positions (The Washington Post/The National Cooperative Bank) and as an external consultant and founder/president of Xperience LLC. He holds master’s degrees in HR and OD from American University, is a graduate of the Georgetown Executive Leadership Coaching program and a PCC credential through the International Coaching Federation. In 2007 Cliff completed construction of Kayser Ridge Retreat and Learning Center, which serves as a primary location for the Polarity Mastery program and hosts Foundations in PACT™ and Advanced Applications in PACT™ Certification programs. Cliff’s application of Polarity Thinking™ theory and application is supported by his lifelong passion for study and practice of eastern philosophy and tai chi/martial arts.
Susan Dupre - Partner, Vice President Consultant Services & Support
Susan has 25 years guiding clients through all aspects of cultural and systems change. She has mentored many consultants in the knowledge, skills of large system intervention methodologies, preparing her well for her role of VP of Consultant Support Services, building capacity in consultants and in partner organizations as they adopt Polarity Thinking™ and The Polarity Approach for Continuity and Transformation (PACT™) into their lives, practices and organizations. She has done extensive work in North America, Africa, Asia, and Europe, as an extension of her curiosity about other cultures. Susan loves collecting art – both from her world travels as well as from local artists.
Peter Dupre - Partner, Vice President Leadership, Discovery & Delivery
Peter is a seasoned educator, trainer and performance coach who designs and leads unique and challenging programs. He uses these skills as VP of Leadership Discovery and Delivery to build capacity in organizations and deliver polarity programs and services. Since 1985 he has been an adjunct faculty member of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®), providing executive coaching, curriculum design, and custom program leadership. Peter is a pioneer in Action Learning and is a passionate world traveler, photographer, and wilderness explorer.
Bob Tauber - Director of Business Development & Strategic Partnership Portfolio
Bob brings over 30 years of sales and multi-channel marketing expertise to Polarity Partnerships. He is very excited about the opportunity to utilize his knowledge of publishing, creative services, broadcast media distribution and digital asset management in the pursuit of making Polarity Concepts, Practices and Tools known throughout the world. His experience in international sales and distribution partnerships and experience in the nuts and bolts of sustainable partnership agreements, forecasting, strategic planning and business development are a natural fit to his role.
Linda Brown, Ph.D. - Director of Quality Review & Research Support
Linda applies Polarity Thinking and principles in her business psychology practice with senior leaders and their organizations. She works in the areas of leadership development, executive coaching, talent management, team development, employee engagement, and psychological and organizational assessment. Linda’s business experience, training in Industrial/Organizational psychology, and Gestalt Coaching combine to serve her clients with “handmade” approaches that fit their culture and needs. Her background in measurement and statistics helps clients determine specific areas for focus before any work begins so that the devoted effort and resources result in the desired outcomes.
Her business background includes over 20 years of leadership experience companies including Nestlé, Kenworth Truck Company, Bendix and others. Linda’s training in supports her diverse clients in healthcare, manufacturing, software, family businesses, not for profit, oil and gas, education, and others.