Steven McHugh
Steven R. McHugh is CEO and founder of Unison Business Development, Inc. He specializes in senior team development, visionary strategic planning, organizational development, innovation and process redesign. Steven has been a management consultant for more than 15 years and is co-author of Get Out of the Box, a creativity-based strategic planning workbook. His passion is helping transform companies into high-performance organizations through integrated collaborative planning and implementation.

Doug Sanville
Doug Sanville is a partner at Unison with more than 25 years of combined business experience in corporate management, organizational development and human resources development. Doug was cofounder and principal of Leadership Ventures Group and Executive Ventures Group, both dedicated to leadership consulting and building high-performance teams. Doug was instrumental in the start up and subsequent development of Celestial Seasonings into the country's largest herbal tea manufacturer. He originated and directed the human resources function for the company and was responsible for numerous innovative and successful employee programs in employee training, organizational development and corporate communications.


Lara Amber Ewing
Lara is an internationally recognized management consultant and trainer with 20 years of experience in the areas of leadership, communication and management. Lara develops leaders in performance and communication by analyzing the underlying characteristics of top performers and training others in those skills.
Her broad experience includes change management in corporate culture, conflict resolution in teams, cross-cultural negotiation, customer service telephone training and individual and team leadership development, as well as seminars and workshops.


David H. Freeman
David Freeman, CEO and founder of Whetstone Consulting, helps leaders design and implement systems that get people acting in alignment with overall strategic goals. He specializes in collaborative strategic planning, leadership training, sales management, sales training, and coaching. David, a former lawyer, is an experienced management consultant and facilitator who utilizes a Balanced Scorecard approach to improve organizational and business unit performance. He has worked with Global 50 companies as well as small businesses and nonprofits and has industry experience in technology, health care, insurance, manufacturing and law.

Susan L. Skjei
Susan Skjei has been consulting with leaders of businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies for more than 15 years. She specializes in the areas of effective leadership, engaging and mobilizing the workforce, organizational alignment and change integration. She has designed and led large-scale change initiatives for diverse client groups, including development of core values and purpose, leadership competencies and succession planning, strategic planning, process reengineering and improvement, goal alignment and organization design. In her last corporate position, Susan was vice president and chief learning officer for StorageTek, a $2.4B provider of electronic storage solutions.
Susan is an excellent business coach and has worked closely with CEOs, executives and managers to help them articulate personal and professional career goals and to implement these goals effectively within their own organizations.

Val Vadeboncoeur
Val is founder of Maverick Consulting and has served as a senior consultant with Unison Business Development and Idea Champions, a training and consulting firm focused on innovation, teambuilding and visioning. Val recently developed two trainings for intact work teams, Team Innovation, designed to help teams reinvent themselves for the future, and Drumming Up Teamwork, which features actual group hand-drumming as a metaphor and starting point for team learnings.
Val has also worked with Inroads, Inc., which seeks to select and prepare inner city youths for work in corporate America.


David Freeman
Lara Ewing
Steven McHugh
Doug Sanville
Susan Skjei
Val Vadeboncoeur

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