Collaborators and Resources
We partner with other experts so we can deliver effective, customized programs.
At Bridge, we believe that every client deserves a customized solution. Sometimes that means reaching out to other professionals and thought leaders who will bring a unique expertise or talent to strengthen your program.
Meet some of our favorite collaborators:
Selina J. Shultz, Esq, LL.M., Executive Director, The Conflict Lab
A highly experienced conflict and organizational consultant, Selina has spent over twenty years, serving as a Mediator, Consultant and Coach, Trainer, Facilitator and Contract Ombudsman. Selina is a leader in the field of conflict navigation and dispute resolution and is active both locally and nationally in supporting efforts to promote thoughtful approaches to conflict. She is skilled at bringing about people’s best thinking and developing leaders who are conflict competent. At The Conflict Lab, Selina empowers people and organizations to have the conversations that matter most.
Keith Hadley, Principal Consultant, The Table Group; Founder, Keith Hadley Consulting Ltd.
Organizational health expert Keith Hadley brings nearly 20 years of strategy and operations leadership to his work with The Table Group. Keith provides expertise in helping CEO’s build cohesive teams and competitive advantage. His clients learn to apply the concepts and strategies of organizational health developed by Pat Lencioni and other Table Group Consultants. Keith’s clients span a broad spectrum of industries, including technology, non-profit, manufacturing, and healthcare. Keith brings a diverse background of product management, sales, marketing and organizational development. This makes him a valuable resource for leaders adapting to rapid market change and wanting to build an attractive and results-driven employee culture.
Jay Conger, PhD, LL.M., Henry R. Kravis Chaired Professor of Leadership Studies, Claremont McKenna College
Jay Conger is the Henry R. Kravis Chaired Professor of Leadership Studies and Advisory Board Director of the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College. As an executive educator, coach, and program designer, Jay has worked with over five hundred organizations in his twenty-five year career. Business Week named Jay the best professor to teach leadership to executives, and the Financial Times ranked him as one of the world’s top management educators. He is among a handful of world experts on executive leadership and boardroom governance. Author of over one hundred articles and book chapters and fourteen books, Jay researches boards of directors, executive leadership, organizational change, and the training and development of leaders. His most recent book, The High Potential’s Advantage, has been hailed as a “must-read for any individual who strives to lead and adapt in an ever-changing world.” We love working with Jay’s framework around The Art of Persuasion, as we help professionals gather the people and resources they need to accomplish big goals.
Chris Johnson, CEO, C4 Consulting
Dr. Chris Johnson brings a unique, fresh perspective to the work of transforming individuals and organizations–the practice of mindful awareness and embodied learning. The founder of Q4 Consulting, Inc., Chris is passionately committed to developing generative leaders and collaborative teams who will advance systemic change and create new ways of working together. The intertwined threads of Attention, 360 Awareness, and Conversation serve as the backbone of Q4’s customized consulting and leadership coaching practice. With her unique approach, Chris has enabled leaders and their teams to create cultures of trust via commitment practices, develop embodied practices for transformational change, and embrace the power of living their compelling vision.
Renee Kosiarek, J.D., Associate Professor & Program Director, Graduate Leadership Programs, North Central College
As Assistant Professor and Program Director at North Central College, Renee has extensive experience teaching creativity, conflict resolution and leadership. Her popular courses include Creativity, Leadership & Change and Creativity & Innovation, as well as Theories of Leadership, Conflict Resolution, and The Ethical Challenges of Leadership. Her book, The New Leader: Harnessing The Power of Creativity to Produce Change, was published by Business Expert Press in 2016. Renee hopes to inspire leaders to bring greater creativity and evidence-based decision making into their organizations.
New Research and Thought Leadership
This is an exciting time for personal development and organizational health. Groundbreaking research in behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience gives us new tools and effective strategies. At Bridge, we are excited to incorporate these insights along with others from our favorite thought leaders and partners.
Here are some of our favorite tools and resources* we regularly incorporate into our programs:
- Playing Big, by Tara Mohr. Life-changing.
- Hogan Personality Assessments, a best-in-class data tool we use with teams and individuals to help them leverage strengths and address derailing blindspots.
- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by Pat Lencioni
- Ken Cloke’s Mediating Dangerously: The Frontiers of Conflict Resolution
- The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker
- William Ury’s Getting to Yes (w/Roger Fisher) is a classic, but we are really blown away by the impact of his new Getting to Yes with Yourself: How to Get What You Truly Want.
- The Best Self Journal, by the BestSelf Co. helps our own team move forward. It focuses our time on three goals, important milestones, and necessary action items, all in brief 13-week stints.
- The New Leader: Harnessing The Power of Creativity to Produce Change, by Renee Kosiarek and published by Business Expert Press.
- The High Potential’s Advantage: Get Noticed, Impress Your Bosses, and Become a Top Leader, by Jay Conger and published by Harvard Business Review Press
- Your Perfect Presentation: Speak in Front of Any Audience Anytime Anywhere and Never Be Nervous Again, by Bill Hoogterp, founder of one of our favorite resources, Own the Room training.
- Coaching the Dark Side of Personality, by Rodney Warrenfeltz and Trish Kellett
- Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument
These are just a handful of the great texts and tools on our bookshelves. We would love to know more about your favorite resources and the thought leaders who have helped you move forward.
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- **Note that we include these resources to help you understand the ideas that influence the Bridge approach to client services. Links to relevant books on Amazon are offered for your convenience, although as an Amazon Associate, Bridge Leadership Solutions may earn compensation from qualifying purchases.