GECGreat Enterprises Consortium


Each of us has advanced degrees and over 20 years' experience in business management and organizational consulting roles with many of the world's finest public and private sector organizations.
Chuck Appleby Appleby & Associates: Leadership & Strategy Development, Organizational Development, and Executive Team Building.
Larry Dilworth Rowan & Ruggles, LLC: Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, Organization Development, Change Management
Margaret Echols The Development Consortium: Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, and Organizational Change
Barbara Glacel The Glacel Group: Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, Team Coaching and Development
Lisa Marshall The Smart Work Company: Executive Coaching, Communications, Leadership Development, Organizational Development
Sandy Mobley The Learning Advantage: Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, Organizational Development
Cindy Phillips Leadership4Change: Organizational Coaching, Leadership Development, Facilitation, and Organization Change
Paul Rupert Rupert & Company: Design and Development of Flexible Work Systems
Susan Shearouse Frameworks for Agreement: Mediation, Facilitation, and Leadership Development

Dr. Chuck Appleby, founder of Appleby & Associates, is a management consultant specializing in strategy, leadership and organization development, and executive team building. He is a former Navy nuclear submariner who developed a passion for building high performance organizations. As the head of the management consulting division of Scitor Corporation, he played a key role in helping the company on its journey to becoming one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in America. He is currently on the Advisory Board for the Northern Virginia CARE Award (Companies as Responsible Employers). In addition, he serves as an examiner for the Virginia Quality Award (US Senate Productivity and Quality Award). His firm's website is

Larry Dilworth, founder of the consulting firm Rowan & Ruggles, LLC, works with organizations and executives to solve human resources-related issues, principally in the areas of organization development, change management, and talent acquisition. He has served in consulting, HR, and management roles with Xerox, Accenture and other consultancies. He's also been a headhunter with an executive search firm, an entrepreneur, and a U.S. Army officer with service in Europe and stateside. Known by many as the "man with the plan", he's designed a variety of working organizations, including a military headquarters and an oil industry association. Larry is SPHR certified and holds a M.S. degree in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University. His firm's website is

Margaret Echols, founder of The Development Consortium , offers a wide array of consulting services focused on the areas of organizational change, leadership development, personal and professional coaching, and teamwork,. She assists individuals, teams and organizations in creating new possibilities for success and fulfillment. She provides processes, practical tools and experience for continuing success. Margaret shares her experiences through presentations and workshops at numerous conferences. Her presentations cover topics related to increasing personal and organizational competence. She has held positions managing and directing successful strategy consulting, learning & education, and executive development groups in leading professional services firms. She holds an MBA degree from George Washington University and is certified as a master coach by the International Coach Federation.

Dr. Barbara Pate Glacel, founder of The Glacel Group , is an executive coach for leaders and teams in private, government, and non-profit organizations. She assists leaders in establishing and articulating their business visions, in building effective, high-performing teams, and in balancing work and personal lifestyles. She is author of Light Bulbs for Leaders - A Guide Book for Team Learning, a business best seller on teams, as well as numerous articles on leadership and productivity. She has over thirty years experience in coaching and teaching leaders at all levels of organizations. She is a well-known author and public speaker and has consulted in Europe, Asia, and South Africa. Her firm's website is

Lisa Marshall, principal of The Smart Work Company, has been listening to people tell their stories throughout careers as a documentary filmmaker and an organizational change consultant. She helps clients prepare for the best (instead of the worst) in managing change, building committed and collaborative workforces and developing leadership capacity. Recent clients include Intel, EDS, Taiwan Semiconductor, NASA, and USDA. Lisa is the developer of The Leadership StoryTM, a process for discovering individual and organizational stories that create compelling futures. She is currently writing a book on leadership. Fascinated by the implications of complexity science for organizations, she is a graduate of Bennington College and certified in Syntax, Ontological Coaching (Newfield), Transition Management and by the International Coaching Federation. Her firm's website is

Sandy Mobley, founder of The Learning Advantage, is an expert in organizational development and executive and team coaching with over 20 years of experience. Prior to consulting, she served as training director for McKinsey & Company, The Information Consulting Group, Watson Wyatt Company, and Hewlett Packard. Her expertise helps people and organizations jump-start their visions. Sandy earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Arlington, as well as an MBA from the Harvard Business School. She is certified as a master coach by the International Coach Federation.

Cindy Phillips, founder of Leadership4Change has a passion for helping leaders tap their full potential, as well as the full potential of their employees. With over 16 years of management experience before becoming a consultant, Cindy specializes in developing and implementing system-wide organizational change strategies, and building leaders who can successfully lead those efforts. She has always been known as a results-oriented change agent, with a talent for mobilizing teams into action. Always in the learning mode, Cindy is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Fielding Institute, where her research interests include leadership and the development of effective change agents. Her firm's website is

Paul Rupert is the President of Rupert & Company. Fresh out of Stanford in 1970, he discovered the power of workplace flexibility while directing a model health clinic near Palo Alto. For the next 15 years, Paul went on to apply the lessons and reap the benefits of scheduling flexibility in managing domestic and global professional service firms. In the mid-1980s, Paul joined the pioneer flexibility advocates, New Ways to Work in San Francisco. In 1992 Paul joined Boston-based Work Family Directions (WFD) as manager of its flexibility-consulting group. Today Paul has a practice providing consulting services to a broad range of corporate clients in the field of work flexibility and diversity. His firm's website is

Susan H. Shearouse has been helping organizations have difficult conversations for over twelve years. As an expert in conflict resolution, she has assisted in improving the dynamics and productivity of organizations ranging from small business start-ups to large federal agencies. As a mediator and a facilitator, she has successfully created processes for constructive discussion; problem-solving opportunities and restored working relationships. She custom designs training programs that open effective communication and conflict resolution skills. Her dynamic style encourages participation and personal awareness. Susan holds a Master of Science in Conflict Resolution from George Mason University. Susan is the founder of Frameworks for Agreement. Her firm's website is

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