Jesús De La Garza

Facilitators

ForumSherpa Certified Master Facilitator


CEO & Founder of Monarch Leaders, Jesús de la Garza specializes in transforming the way leaders think through Transformative Leadership. This approach brings awareness to where leaders and their teams are in terms of their leadership cycle and inspires growth to reach new heights.

CERTIFICATIONS

• ForumSherpa Certified Master Facilitator
• Forum 2.0® Certified
• EO Leadership Academy
• Entrepreneurial Master Program
• Return of the Masterminds
• Situational Leadership: Coaching & Leaders
College of Executive Coaching: Personal and Executive

"Jesus was amazing! Our entire forum agreed that he will facilitate all our retreats moving forward. His demeanor was very calm but he delivered the content with conviction. We had some members that were wavering in regards to EO renewal that have 100% committed to staying in the Forum through 2019. He may have saved our Forum."

— Anthony, EO Chicago Forum Member

My Story

Jesús de la Garza was born in Monterrey, Mexico. He has a wide range of experience in business and counseling, having master’s degrees in both fields, Jesús specializes in groups. This has helped him expand his perspective of human behavior, finding the challenges a person faces in group interactions. Jesús has more than 30 years of experience in the steel industry, the last 25 has represented TATA Steel International Americas, (Former Corus International Americas) and since 2017 represents British Steel Limited. 

An active member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a global non-profit organization for entrepreneurs, Jesús joined EO in 1998. He has also been an active member of the American Counseling Association since 2013. Jesús has been a Certified Forum Trainer for EO since 2004 and a Certified Moderator Trainer since 2006, Certified Advance Forum Series (AFS) trainer since 2009. Has facilitated over 600 sessions with different Forums & Groups around the world. From 2006 thru 2009, Jesús served on the EO Global Board of Directors.  He graduated in the inaugural class of The Leadership Academy in 2008 hosted in Washington D.C. Since 2015, Jesús has been a ForumSherpa Certified Facilitator, advancing to Master Facilitator in 2017. In May 2018, Jesús graduated from the Entrepreneurial Masters Program (EMP), a unique, executive education-style program hosted by EO and held at MIT Endicott House, located in Dedham, Massachusetts. Graduated from Situational Leadership & Building Situational Coaching given by the Center of Leadership Studies, in Los Angeles on Aug 26th and 27th 2018. Graduated from The Return of the Masterminds program, held on MIT Endicott House located in Dedham Massachusetts, in June 2019. Registered to attend Intensive Coach Training Program designed by College of Executive Education in Santa Barbara California on August 24th thru August 29th, 2019. 

Jesús develops material on a continuous basis, to increase people’s level of conscience thru group experiences. He has created and facilitated seminars on leadership, high performing groups and life planning, among other topics. Jesús publishes papers on regular basis. He has received different recognition awards from EO chapters and organizations around the globe.

A restless world traveler, Jesús has visited more than 64 countries, working in more than 30. An expert in group dynamics, Jesús holds a firm conviction that small groups can change the world. In 2015, Jesús founded De la Garza & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in making CEOs and executives achieve high performance for themselves and their teams, as well as doing the same for Forums and their members. Jesús has also created the Pilot App, a diagnostic tool for groups, and Synapsis, a method combining coaching, counseling, mentoring, and consulting for groups and individuals. And in 2019, he launched Monarch Model, a tool for Transformative Leadership designed to help leaders be more effective working with their executive teams. 

Legacy and giving back are strong drivers in his life, leading Jesús to do pro bono work in Monterrey for Hombre Renovado, a rehabilitation center for minors.

Jesús enjoys different hobbies, like watching movies, reading and trekking. His favorite phrase is “We are designed to have blind spots, which are the biggest opportunity to increase the level of conscience.”

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Jean Brault

Facilitators

ForumSherpa Certified Facilitator


Jean has spent her entire career helping people through coaching, teaching and facilitating. Her experience spans the globe where she has helped entrepreneurs and CEO’s to dig deep and find clarity in their lives. She has found her passion lies in working with spouses of entrepreneurs and CEO’s to become more self-aware and find insight in the important issues of their lives.

I WORK WITH

• EO Member Forums
• YPO Member Forums
• Spouse & Life Partner Forums
• Independent Forums
• Peer Groups
• Young Adult Forums
• Facilitators & Coaches
• Church Leaders

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

• Forum Basics
• Forum 2.0®
• Forum Depth
• Goal Setting
• Accountability
• Communication
• Conflict Resolution
• Team Building
• Legacy
• Transitions
• Life Design

RATES

$1,800+ depending on the length of facilitation

My Story

Having grown up on retreat centers, Jean comes to the role of retreat facilitation naturally. Jean is professionally educated as a registered nurse and trained as a wellness coach on the impacts of stress on our daily lives. Jean has been active in facilitation since 2003 working with many cultures and communities to promote learning and foster change. Jean has mastered the art of being present, effective listening, relationship development and has a passion for seeing others thrive.

Married to a successful entrepreneur for 32 years, Jean also has experienced the varied ups and downs of being self-employed. Jean has been actively involved in the Entrepreneurs’ Organization by attending numerous learning opportunities around the world for almost 20 years, as well as being a member of a Spouse and Life Partner forum.

Jean is a co-founder of Legacy of Significance, designed to lead people on a journey of self-discovery through executive education, leadership development, and retreats.

In addition to being impactful in the lives of others, Jean loves to travel with her husband and spend time with family.

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Gary Cohen

Gary Cohen

ForumSherpa Certified Facilitator


Gary Cohen is the Founder of CO2 Partners, the executive coaching company Minneapolis leaders have come to rely on. CO2 Partners Mission is growing organizations by elevating leaders. Gary does just that through his executive coaching for his clients. He is famous for asking; he wrote the book on it: Just Ask Leadership! He probes his clients with the only kind of questions that can produce change: unexpected ones.

I WORK WITH

• EO Member Forums
• YPO Member Forums
• Independent Forums
• Peer Groups
• Corporate Team Leaders
• Senior Leadership Teams
• C-Suite Executives
• VCs & Investors
• Franchisors & Franchisees
• Facilitators & Coaches
• Non-Profit Leaders
• Military Leaders
• Church Leaders
• Alumni Groups
• Educators

CERTIFICATIONS

• Harvard Business School OPM
• Aspen Institute Crown Fellow
• Effective Facilitator Certificate
• Systematic Innovation
• Forum 2.0® Certified
• ForumSherpa Certified Facilitator

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

• Forum Basics
• Forum 2.0®
• Forum Depth
• Strategic Planning
• Goal Setting
• Accountability
• Business Deep Dive
• Leadership Development
• Communication
• Conflict Resolution
• Team Building
• Effective Meeting Strategies
• Asking Better Questions

RATES

$3,000 – $10,000 depending on the length of facilitation

My Story

Gary is famous for asking; he wrote the book on it. He probes his clients with the only kind of questions that can produce change: unexpected ones. From the client’s answers, this dedicated Minneapolis leadership coach offers not just insights but alternative courses of action.

“There always are several good roads to Rome,” he says. “The key is to identify the one that best fits both your headand heart.” And he focuses on Rome—and not the possiblecurves in the road—for a simple reason: most obstacles are artificial, and the rest are in ourheads. “Clear your head,” he has said, “and the obstacles disappear.” This may explain why Gary’s clients call him “eccentric in exactly the right way.” He knows that unusual success comes from unusual approaches and as Gary often has said, “I never have met a client who wanted to be ordinary.”

CEO experience: Managing Partner and Co-founder of CO2 Partners, LLC in 2004 an Executive Coaching and Leadership Development Firm. Founded ACI in 1989 with $4,000 and two employees, then grew 48 percent compounded annually for 12 years to over 2,200 employees and went public on the NASDAQ; Venture Magazine’s Top 10 Best Performing Businesses; and Business Journal’s 25 Fastest Growing Small Public Companies and Entrepreneur of the Year finalist.

Board memberships: All Kinds of Minds, Harvard Alumni Club of Minnesota, IC Systems, Inc., Richfield Bank, ACI, Telecentrics, Outward Bound National Advisory, HBS Alumni Club of Minnesota (Past President), Minnesota Zoo Foundation, among others.

Author:Just Ask Leadership: Why Great Managers Always Ask the Right Questions (McGraw Hill 2009); articles for Business Week, Leader to Leader, and Forbes.

Clients: Unilever, Intel, Genentech, MetLife, Thermo-Fisher, and 100-plus entrepreneur-led businesses.

Education: University of Minnesota (B.A); Harvard Business School; Covey Leadership Center; Disney Leadership Institute; and Aspen Institute Crown Fellow. Want to know more about Gary’s approach to leadership and life? Read his blog, Elements of Leadership.

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Daniela Wancier

Daniela Wancier

ForumSherpa Certified Facilitator


Daniela Wancier is a ForumSherpa Certified Facilitator and 1 of 35 certified Movement Pattern Analysts in the world. She is founder and CEO of Suite Decisions, a consulting company that provides decision profiling (Movement Pattern Analysis) and leadership development for business executives and their teams.

I WORK WITH

• EO Member Forums
• YPO Member Forums
• Spouse & Life Partner Forums
• Independent Forums
• Peer Groups
• Young Adult Forums
• Corporate Team Leaders
• Senior Leadership Teams
• C-Suite Executives
• Facilitators & Coaches
• Non-Profit Leaders
• Academic Leadership

CERTIFICATIONS

• Movement Pattern Analysis
• Forum 2.0® Certified
• ForumSherpa Certified Facilitator

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

• Forum Basics
• Forum 2.0®
• Forum Depth
• Goal Setting
• Building Trust
• Leadership Development
• Communication
• Conflict Resolution
• Team Building
• Transitions
• Life Design
• Decision-Making

RATES

$2,000 – $4,000 depending on the length of facilitation

My Story

Daniela Wancier is a facilitator, consultant, presenter, and educator. She is founder of Suite Decisions, a South Florida-based consulting company that profiles decision-making strengths and challenges as well as communication styles for business executives and leadership teams. She holds numerous certifications including Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis and Movement Pattern Analysis, and she brings a specialized lens of understanding human behavior, relationships, and conflict resolution to the table as facilitator.

Creator and presenter of various workshops such as The 3 Stages of Decision-Making: Ready, Aim, Fire! and Team Dynamics: Are You in Sync?, Daniela travels across the country to share her message whether it is with large audiences or in small group settings. Most recently, Daniela presented at the Harvard School of Medicine’s World Conference on Movement and Cognition. She is always highlighting the fact that how we move reveals precisely how we think.

Daniela is also an Associate Dean. She holds an MFA in Dance from the Ohio State University and believes in the power of nonverbal communication to harness productivity, to connect, to deepen relationships and to find joy in all that we accomplish. Join her to deepen the ties between your group and to strengthen the impact of your leadership!

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Colton Mulligan

Colton Mulligan

ForumSherpa Certified Facilitator


Colton is passionate about people and their stories; that thread runs through his personal and professional life. He built the curriculum and moderator training for a forum-based program for the Nashville Jr. Chamber, he founded/facilitates a biannual retreat for emotional intelligence/self-care/mental health, and currently serves as the CEO and founder of a successful creative services agency.

I WORK WITH

• EO Member Forums
• YPO Member Forums
• Spouse & Life Partner Forums
• Independent Forums
• Peer Groups
• Young Adult Forums
• Corporate Team Leaders
• Senior Leadership Teams
• C-Suite Executives
• Non-Profit Leaders
• Church Leaders

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

• Forum 2.0®
• Strategic Planning
• Goal Setting
• Accountability
• Building Trust
• Business Deep Dive
• Conflict Resolution
• Life Design
• Time Management
• Effective Meetings
• Transparency/Vulnerability
• Mental Health/Mindfulness
• Emotional Intelligence

RATES

$2,500 – $8,500 depending on the length of facilitation

My Story

Colton founded FoxFuel Creative out of his basement in 2015. They were cash flow positive in 90 days and worked with clients from Fortune 100 companies to local bars and breweries while growing the team to 10 folks and roughly $2m in revenue by 2019.

At FoxFuel, Colton serves as CEO and is responsible for client relationships, guiding the discovery process through brand strategy into early creative concepting. With more than a decade of marketing experience, Colton has worked to develop brand and marketing strategies for TSA Pre-Check, Ben Folds, Saint Thomas Health, LP Building Products, Chip and Joanna Gaines, Pinnacle Bank, Lipscomb University, Thomas Nelson, HarperCollins, Narus Health, Barge Waggoner, RC Matthews, and Community Health Systems. He is also frequently invited to speak at various events on Digital Marketing, Healthcare Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and his personal passion for addressing mental health in the workplace.

Colton has been a member, moderator and retreat facilitator for Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), having gone through training for Forum 1.0, Forum 2.0, and Moderator Training, in addition to being certified by ForumSherpa. Using his EO experience, Colton recently founded a similar peer group experience for the Nashville Jr. Chamber, creating the curriculum, training all moderators, and managing the pilot program, to offer the Forum experience to non-entrepreneurs, who would still like to have a close council of friends for personal and professional growth.

Colton lives in Nashville with his gorgeous wife Aly and his dog JT. He loves people, and he loves knowing their stories.

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"Colton did an excellent job putting together the content for our forum. He was also an excellent communicator. We connected individually and as a group with him. Loved his style!"

— Michelle, EO San Antonio Forum


Ellie Byrd

Ellie Byrd

ForumSherpa Founder & Master Facilitator


Ellie Byrd is the Founder and CEO of ForumSherpa, an executive leadership organization that provides tools and services for high-functioning peer teams called Forums. As a Forum specialist, Ellie spends the majority of her time traveling the world and working with teams of CEO’s, Presidents and entrepreneurs.

I WORK WITH

• EO Member Forums
• YPO Member Forums
• Spouse & Life Partner Forums
• Corporate Team Leaders
• C-Suite Executives
• Facilitators & Coaches
• Non-Profit Leaders
• Military Leaders
• Church Leaders

CERTIFICATIONS

• EO Certified Forum Trainer
• YPO Certified Forum Facilitator
• Certified STAAR™ Navigator
• Forum 2.0® Certified
• ForumSherpa Certified Master Facilitator
• Board/Strategic Planning Facilitator

 

"Ellie's personal warmth and experience created a nice 'safe zone' for open, honest dialogue. She was also flexible as it came to adjusting the agenda to accommodate the group."

— John, YPO Southern 7 Forum Member

My Story

Ellie Byrd has committed the last 25 years of her career to the learning industry. Her work has varied from software content development for Fortune 500 companies to leadership and personal development programs for small to large businesses. To date, Ellie is credited with having developed hundreds of training programs and online training simulations, as well as having personally trained tens of thousands of people. Prior to 2000, her work was predominantly in the IT sector. Since that time, her business has transitioned to the areas of leadership development, interpersonal skills and non-profit work. In this transition, Ellie has delivered leadership communication programs to hundreds of CEO’s around the globe and is a frequent speaker on group dynamics and accountability at conferences and universities.

Embracing her passion for Forum, Ellie established ForumSherpa in 2008 with a mission to help executive peer groups thrive. Since then, she has introduced the Forum concept into several vertical markets, including senior military officers, church pastors, C-level executives and MBA Entrepreneur students.

Throughout her career, Ellie has founded three successful companies, authored multiple books and released a CD as a concert pianist. In her spare time, Ellie enjoys playing the piano at conferences, churches and elder-care facilities, blending her music with a message of joyful perseverance.

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