Rebecca is an expert in Organizational and Human Development. She has worked in this field since 1995 and has a background in Psychology and Human Dynamics with her graduate work in Organizational Development. Rebecca is an ACC certified coach through the International Coaching Federation, is an adjunct professor in Leadership Development at the University of Texas at Dallas and is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and the National Speakers Association.
Her experience as an organizational consultant and executive coach ranges from Fortune 500 companies to privately owned mid-size and public-sector clients.
Dr. Stewart Desson is the CEO and founder of Lumina Learning. He has a passion for Presenting and building the community of like-minded professionals who are using Lumina Learning’s offerings to help organizations become more effective through focusing on the development of their people.
Stewart is also a highly experienced Business Psychologist and Organisation Development Consultant and travels internationally as an inspirational speaker and sought-after change agent.
Marsha Clark is an independent consultant who founded her own company in 2000. Marsha has designed, developed and delivered programs supporting leadership development, change management, strategic planning, performance management, team development, and executive coaching. She has been delivering specific leadership development programs for women for over 20 years. Now an Amazon Best Selling Author in two categories for Embracing Your Power, Marsha also produces a weekly podcast, Your Authentic Path to Powerful Leadership.
Prior to starting her own company, she worked at EDS for 21 years where she advanced from secretary to corporate officer.
Rosalia serves in the role of Director of Organizational Development which internally is recognized as Chief Spirit Sherpa reporting to the CEO and Region Head of Hilti North America, where she leads a team that champions the company’s cultural values and legacy purpose as well as fosters our “Care Perform” culture through executing and team camp experiences, that deepen the values of our strong Hilti culture so that it is lived by every single team member.
“Our culture is a core competency at Hilti, therefore as a Sherpa, I embark on this journey with pride and strive to guide our leadership and their teams through creating experiences through Team camps to connect our culture with the knowledge they already have, embraced the essence of caring and performance- oriented culture, and help them live our culture fully by leading and steering guiding principles.”
Krystena worked at the Walt Disney Company for 23 years in operations, learning and development, and project management in multiple divisions and now works for the Lockheed Martin Corporation in leadership development. In her private coaching practice, she coaches in various industries, such as Google, American Express, Havas Media Group, IBM, Chevron, and Four Seasons, to name but a few.
Krystena is an ICF Certified Coach and holds a Professional Certification as a CPTD from ATD; she has two Master’s Degrees- one in Human Resource Development, the other in Industrial- Organizational Psychology, and is a Ph.D. candidate in industrial Organizational Psychology, studying leadership development and coaching.
Skip Allen is MERZ AESTHETICS Senior Director Global Learning & Development. He brings more than 30+ years in the Bioscience Industry, working for Johnson & Johnson for nearly 19 years in vision care, dental, aesthetics and dermatology and MERZ AESTHETICS coming up on 13 years. Throughout his career he has held roles in sales, management, leadership, operations, product management, training and Learning & Development.
Skip’s current role focuses on creating the vision and supporting the execution and implementation of Global L&D strategies and its Enterprise solutions across all regions and functions for this global company of over 2,000 employees.
He is a certified Corporate Athlete Coach from JNJ’s The Human Performance Institute, Strengths Coach from the GALLUP Organization, and Lumina Practitioner. He is passionate about engaging and empowering individuals to be the best version of themselves at work and home. He is a lifelong learner and strives to be grateful and have a “perfect moment” each day at home and work. He is the proud father of 3 amazing and accomplished children: Madison(28), Dawson(27) and Jade(7). He and his wife Sara currently reside in Wake Forest NC.
A premier facilitator and OD practitioner, Irina guides teams through strategic planning, change and engagement initiatives. Irina also teaches the art and science of facilitation. Born in the USSR, Irina spent the first half of her life in Russia, Crimea and Ukraine. She moved to the US in 2002 and co-founded the Institute of Cultural Affairs Ukraine (named an “enemy of the state” by Russia for her efforts in Ukraine).
Irina earned Doctor of Education in Organization Development and Change Leadership from the University of St Thomas. Her research topic, passion, and an area of interest is leadership in multi-sector collaboratives (i.e., loosely coupled systems).
Kate is Senior Director of Client Relations and Head of Facilitation for Lumina Learning USA and is a Global Faculty member for Lumina Learning LLP.
Kate began her undergraduate work at Sweet Briar College in Virginia where she participated in their competitive Equestrian program prior to studying Communications at Eckerd College in Florida. Kate has been part of the Lumina family since 2010 holding a variety of roles with the Global Partner of the US. She has supported Lumina Qualified Practitioners across the USA, Brazil and parts of Canada and Europe.
Kate also delivers Lumina Learning Qualifications in multiple tools and was a trendsetter in breaking the ground into virtual delivery of solutions and qualifications. She continues to ensure the evolution of Lumina Learning content and offerings for our US team by creating curriculum and materials that keep up with the learning trends.
Engage with international leading L&D professionals from major brands across a range of workshops designed to help you experience the best solutions first-hand. Across leadership, teamwork, culture, inclusivity and talent, you’ll have the opportunity to interactively learn and network with others who have successfully addressed the same complex challenges you’re facing.