Deborah Welch, Ph.D. is the founder of Reflective Leadership Global. Her consulting work focuses on team and board development and coaching. She works with leaders in colleges, school districts, foundations, corporations and small businesses. She has also been a faculty member at Capella University for 11 years mentoring dissertation research and teaching doctorate level courses such as Performance Enhancement, Group Facilitation, and the Psychology of Leadership. Deborah has 27 years combined experience in the field of psychology and leadership and she is an innovator in virtual learning processes such as online learning and the use of tele-circles for support and learning across distances.
Virginia Gilmore, President, Sophia Foundation, served in executive leadership for 17 years at Kaytee Products, Inc. In l997, Virginia co-founded the Center for Spirituality and Leadership at Marian University in Fond du Lac, WI. In 2002, she founded the Sophia Foundation, Inc., whose vision is “creating caring community.” The Foundation invites community collaboration through the practice of Servant Leadership principles. It has awarded grants of over $400,000 to encourage courageous action for creative, systemic change that enhances the humanity of local and global communities. In 2009, Marian University honored Virginia with a Doctor of Human Letters degree. She is a speaker, educator, spiritual guide and for the last three years, has been a co-facilitator of the Virtual Servant Leadership Learning Community Program.
Duane Trammell – founding Partner, President, and COO of Trammell McGee-Cooper and Associates–has been a writer, presenter, and thought-leader in the field of servant leadership since 1982. Duane’s first career was as a classroom teacher in a low-socioeconomic school, and he was awarded “Dallas Teacher of the Year” and named “One of Three Outstanding Teachers in Texas.” It was at this time that he met Dr. Ann McGee-Cooper and they created a company and became business partners for 33 years. Duane has taken a special interest in writing, researching, and developing materials in servant leadership. He has co-authored Being the Change: Profiles from Our Servant Leadership Learning Community, The Art of Coaching for Servant Leadership, Time Management for Unmanageable People, and You Don’t Have To Go Home from Work Exhausted!along with many articles. In addition to writing, Duane facilitates leadership development sessions with major projects. He recently received the Industry Excellence Award for Leadership Development on the building of the $1.3 billion New Parkland Hospital for Dallas County. Duane co-facilitated the Business VSLLC® group in 2010 and is excited to be a part of the VSLLC® instructional team again