With more than 25 years of extreme leadership and business development experience, Chris Steely’s depth of business expertise spans numerous industries where he has achieved outstanding results for his clients. He has a solid reputation for helping high-growth businesses increase their sales, profits, and cultural models, developing focused strategies, optimizing team performance, and developing professionally managed organizations.
Chris has owned, operated, built, and sold several performance-based businesses. He has served as the Director of Coaching for the world’s largest business-coaching company, training and coaching leaders who’ve trained and coached 12,000 business owners per week in 26 countries. He has also worked with the major business consulting companies, serving organizations that are focused on optimizing performance and results. Chris earned his MBA from Boston University, holds degrees from the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida, and a secondary diploma from Culver Military Academy. He served as Marine Corps Logistics Officer. As a Company Commander, Chris had the privilege of integrating the first female Marine ever into a combat environment.
Chris’ forte is based on building and leveraging a business culture of optimal performance and results, fostering innovative organizational development and leadership strategies. He has co-written two books on success in business and life, and is a top-rated trainer, consultant and facilitator in numerous countries. He has the ability to extract business and life lessons from his experiences, leveraging them to inspire others.
Wendy Haines Wendy brings more than 15 years of experience to her transformational coaching and facilitation. She is certified with the International Coaching Federation and is also Certified Somatic Coach. Wendy has a passion to create positive impact in the world and has been described as a visionary leader who calls out the best in people with a gift for bringing possibility to life.
Since 2003, as Founder of Illumine Education, Wendy has created and facilitated workshops empowering people in the arenas of personal and organizational success. Whether her clients are top-level executives or entrepreneurs, they praise the impact of Wendy’s inspiring and unique brand of leadership and authenticity.
Originally an actor and producer by profession, Wendy’s passion for cultivating Gender Partnership is informed by her time in the entertainment industry. Driven to be a part of the solution, Wendy Founded the organization, iWe – Inclusion for Women in the (Entertainment) Industry. This grassroots organization is unifying organizations and individuals working for gender parity across the industry.
Wendy’s work with Gender Partnership is a natural extension of her extensive experience and care for making a difference in the arena of gender.