Our Partners


Gaylan W. Nielson

Mr. Nielson spends his life helping organizations execute strategies by aligning their people to achieve results that make a difference. From his experiences he co-authored Fake “Work”, published by Simon & Schuster. Fake “Work” focuses on turning Fake Work into Real Work – work that is aligned with the strategies each organization deems to be critical for its success.

Gaylan has worked with hundreds of major corporations around the United States and all over the globe, with government agencies and non-profit organizations. A sample of the many clients he has served include: Boeing, United Technologies, General Electric, Motorola, IBM, Delta Airlines, Toyota, General Motors, Mercedes Benz, NA, Albertsons, Chevron-Texaco, Exxon-Mobile, Abbott Laboratories, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Zion’s Bank, Discover Card, Yum! Brands, Stanley Tools, the U.S. Air Force, and Navy.

Gaylan enjoys working inside organizations at every level, in every functional area. He has worked in the boardroom helping companies develop strategies and driving major change initiatives. Gaylan has written several plays, including one chosen by the Sundance Playwriting Conference called RFD. With the writer, David Kranes, he wrote and produced radio plays and documentaries for National Public Radio. He was awarded several prizes including a Smithsonian Prize.


John R. Stoker

Mr. Stoker has been immersed in organizational development and change for over 20 years. He is the Founder and President of Light Storm Consulting, Inc. and DialogueWORKS, Inc. In these roles John has worked extensively with a number of companies, helping them increase their capacity to enhance effectiveness and improve results.

As a facilitator and coach, John works with leaders to improve their business results and focuses on developing interpersonal skills they must have in order to lead. He has experience in the fields of leadership, change management, dialogue, critical thinking, conflict resolution, and emotional intelligence.

John’s work focuses on increasing the capacity and effectiveness of individuals as professionals and leaders. Some of his recent efforts led a Fortune 100 company to a $250 million dollar cost reduction in a major change initiative. He helps professionals talk about what really matters by teaching them how to hold those difficult conversations that people tend to avoid. John has worked with leaders as well as intact teams and cross-functional teams that are committed to improving their results. In the past, John worked as a practicing criminal defense attorney, spent summers as a Grand Canyon white-water guide, and he taught for 13 years as a faculty member at a leading university.


Stephen Krempl

Mr Krempl has researched and has helped leaders to standout and get noticed in corporations in an increasingly competitive global market place, where the ability to just produce results is no longer enough.

His company, Krempl Communications International has a series of interventions that assist individuals and organizations to develop a Global Executive MindsetTM (GEM) through workshops, coaching and assessments.

Over the last 20+ years. Stephen has worked in Fortune 500 companies – Starbucks, YUM Brands, PepsiCo, and Motorola in various cities. He was the CLO for Starbucks and YUM Brands. He assisted in developing these companies Learning and Org Development strategies and built people capability both internally and for their franchisees and suppliers.

Stephen currently assist his international clients develop curriculum, facilitate high level team meetings and programs and obtaining accreditation for their internal programs. He also enjoys speaking and writing books and is frequently asked to speak at conferences. He is now making major inroads spreading the GEM message to universities, enabling students to understand what is expected of them in the corporate world.

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