John has been sharpening people’s Competitive Edge in the business field as a consultant, facilitator, and coach since 1984. He is dedicated to coaching individuals, teams, and organizations to set and achieve their highest goals. John has developed and collected hundreds of simple, effective, and easy to use tools and models to help people with leadership development, communication, decision making, problem solving, team dynamics, and executive coaching.
John’s style is dynamic and engaging, focused mainly on teaching through his own blend of experiential activities and storytelling. Clients comment on John’s knowledge and passion for his work. He truly loves what he does and cares for the people he works with. The special part of working with John is in the way he empowers people with his simple yet powerful tools which clients can begin applying to see results right away.
John has planned and facilitated customized programs with organizations including: Bank of America, Wells Fargo, BB&T, WEX, Community Health Systems, Bell South, AT&T, Sara Lee, GMAC, Ingersoll-Rand, and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. John is a graduate of Rice University, with a BS in mechanical engineering and has completed an executive coaching certificate through Duke University.
Brady Ross, ACC is an International Coaching Federation-certified coach and the current president of ICF Arkansas-Oklahoma. He’s passionate about helping people unlock deeper sources of motivation to achieve their goals and reach their potential. He is the author of two books: “Seven Steps to Dominate Your Day and Crush Your Goals” and “Motivation for Regular People: Reframing Your Drive to Pursue Your Goals and Achieve Your Potential.” In addition to coaching his own clients, Brady also supports, trains, and mentors future coaches. He lives in Edmond, OK with his wife and two young children. You can learn more about Brady by visiting his website at bradyross.com or listening to his podcast, “Motivation for Regular People.”
Dr. Ward is a clinical psychologist with a history of working over 20 years in faculty affairs and faculty development in an academic health care setting. She created and managed an internal coaching program and now has developed her own coaching business. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation, a Korn Ferry ESCI 360 Evaluation Coach, and a Master Certified Physician Development Coach™. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications and presented regularly at international/national conferences during her career. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the National Academies of Practice, and the recipient of multiple mentor and educator awards.
Dr. Patricia Goodemote
Patricia L. Goodemote, M.D. graduated from the Uniformed Services University (military medical school) in 1992. She served in the Air Force as a physician for twenty years, as a flight surgeon, family medicine physician, and residency faculty. She was awarded Teacher of the Year by her residents on three separate occasions and the USAFP (military branch of AAFP) selected her as the Family Physician of the Year in 2011. Since retiring from the military in 2012, she works part-time as an ER physician in Iowa rural hospitals, so she can homeschool her 3 children. She also served locally as a CMO and ER Medical Director. For the past 3 years, she has worked as a consultant and provider coach for Wapiti Medical Staffing, while she continues to work as a Wapiti ER physician. She is thankful for the tremendous mentors and coaches in her life who have propelled her toward her goals, helped her find joy amid chaos, and provided smooth transitions into many new roles. Now, she enjoys doing these same things for others.
Dr. Darilyn Falck
Dr. Darilyn Falck is passionate about advising, coaching, and mentoring. She is a board-certified
emergency medicine physician and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. She is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed her residency in emergency medicine at
Loma Linda University Medical Center. She has held various leadership roles including Chair of both her hospital’s Emergency Department and Bioethics Committee, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs while serving as medical school faculty, and board member of a national non-profit organization.
She has over twenty years of clinical emergency medicine experience and currently practices telemedicine urgent care. Dr. Falck is transitioning from clinical work to focus more on professional coaching and mentoring. She has completed an International Coaching Federation Level 2 Accredited Coach Training Program. She uses coaching as a tool to help clients navigate transitions with confidence, gain clarity about their values and strengths, and achieve a greater sense of purpose.
John Beranek’s consulting and strategic planning career began as a storyteller. Growing up as one of seven children in rural Miller, South Dakota, John quickly learned the value of connecting with family, friends, neighbors and business people to find shared values and reach common goals.
Today, he is a consultant, strategist, leadership developer, facilitator, coach and trainer for his Sioux Falls, South Dakota company, Intersections Consulting.
His small-town roots have guided John’s journey throughout his career, where his work has taken him to 21 different states, five countries and three international organizations. John has been a speaker, trainer, facilitator, coach and strategist for over 30 years. He founded Intersections Consulting to be a trusted resource for any organization, company or individual to improve their productivity and strategic planning.
Intersections Consulting engages everyone within your organization and looks for opportunities to encourage participation from all voices. This approach, combined with guided, strategic discussions and actionable plans helps make companies, individuals and missions shine.
He is a ToP certified facilitator and is sought after when groups are looking to customize their growth and development to best position their organization and people for the future.
More than that, John and his team get to the intersection of where you are and where you need to be. Doing so, helps moves your leaders, team and mission forward.
Margaret has worked with 100+ nonprofit associations and charities to assist in strategic plan development and implementation services. Services often include most of the following:
• focus group data collection
• structured interviews
• facilitated board & staff retreats
• strategic plan development & documentation
• annual work plan development
• follow-up/follow-along for staff and board
In the realm of Executive Coaching, Margaret has worked with executive talent to maximize opportunities to make the most of their current work environment or transition to new work. We work on “soft skills” – communication styles, interpersonal relationships, and nonverbal messages that get in the way of success. Examples include:
• communication styles analysis & coaching
• consulting on specific work-related issues
• developing strategies for dealing successfully with employees, colleagues, and others
• career exploration
• interview technique
• resume assistance
She has presented 100+ workshops, seminars, keynote speeches, etc. Most featured various aspects of nonprofit sector management and governance, nonprofit organization board/staff roles and relationships, and team-building and professional development skills for individuals and groups. In addition to client-specific work, we have presented at numerous local, state, and regional conferences, as well as for national nonprofit professional assemblies. We have served for several years as adjunct faculty to several universities.
Margaret’s specialties include strategic planning, training & facilitation, executive coaching, grantsmanship, executive leadership, board of directors roles & duties, nonprofit mergers, governance excellence, industry history & position, etc.
Marsha Wakefield, MD, MHPE, is a life coach with Roots and Wings Coaching. Dr. Wakefield has spent over 30 years in clinical practice as an academic anesthesiologist and clinical teacher. She has experience collaborating with practitioners in a number of healthcare disciplines including medical and nursing students, anesthesiology residents, CNRAs, and APNs.
Her interest in teaching and learning led to a variety of leadership roles in undergraduate and graduate medical education. She has mentored and coached people in healthcare across a spectrum of career points from beginning students through mid-career to late career practitioners.
After personally experiencing the benefits of life coaching, she transitioned to coaching as a way to continue to support those seeking to reach their goals, clarify their vision, and achieve their full potential. She is a member of the International Coach Federation with over 100 hours of coach training and 100+ hours of coaching clients. She gets great joy from sharing those “ah ha!” moments with clients as they apply new insights to life’s challenges.
Dr. Mary Wolf
Mary Wolf is the president of Veritee Partners LLC, a coaching and consulting business designed to promote wellbeing and success for physicians, physician leaders, advanced practice providers, dentists, executives and the companies they serve. Veritee Partners offers assessments and consultation for healthcare systems to build wellbeing programs and cultures.
Mary was the Program Director for the Avera Medical Group LIGHT Program, an award-winning wellbeing program for physicians and advanced practice providers. She led multi-strategy wellbeing services and provides executive coaching for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents, and executives.
Before creating LIGHT, Mary was the director of multiple behavioral health programs at Avera including employee assistance program-EAP, addiction recovery, outpatient mental health, and day hospital.
Mary earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Resource Development and is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health. Mary is a Board Certified Coach and holds certifications in executive, life, and spirituality coaching.
Mary’s extensive work with the Coalition for Physician Wellbeing includes being published as a chapter author for their two books:
- Transforming the Heart of Practice:
An organizational and personal approach to physician wellbeing
- Physician Well-being During Sustained Crisis:
Defusing Burnout, Building Resilience, Restoring Hope