About Our Company

Our mission is to build and develop successful people, great leaders, and high performing teams.

With an extensive background in leadership development for new leaders, mid-career, and C-Suite executives, we provide the knowledge, skills, and training our clients need to elevate their teams and their performance.

Our unique approach combines professional coaching techniques with years of industry leadership experience to facilitate positive change.

The Problem We Solve.

There is a leadership gap in many corporate and organizational environments. The gap causes an absence of trust across teams and morale suffers as a result. Anxiety, risk aversion, self-preservation and many other negative influences arise that impede teamwork and slow or prevent progress. Low engagement and retention issues surface. Performance and results suffer.

Leadership Coaching, Team Development, and More.

Bring high performance and enhanced results to your organization through our tailored programs.

For Leaders

Leadership Coaching

Develop Leaders That Create Culture and Drive Success.

For Teams

High-Performance Team Development

Create Teams That Excel, Thrive, and Succeed.

For Organizations

Speaking Engagements

Energize your next meeting with a dynamic speaker on leadership and culture.

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Providing The Strength And The Skills

The Leader’s Evolution exists to build and develop leaders and teams that operate differently. Our work creates leaders that build trust, that lead with purpose, that are self-aware, and that position their teams with a growth mindset. Strong collaboration, inclusion, trust, and rapid learning become the behavioral and environmental norms. Performance and results improve, and a high level of engagement and fulfillment is felt across the high performing team.

Meet Your Coach

Leadership Consultant, Coach, Founder

Ken Warman is the Founder of The Leader’s Evolution and leads its programs with passion and pride. He is a Professional Leadership Coach, certified by the ICF and has made it his mission to help create great leaders.

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Collaborating Coaches

James Papiano

James is a senior executive coach, consultant, meeting designer and facilitator. His professional approach and orientation draw on principles of systems thinking, intentional change, human-centered leadership and management, whole-person development and vertical development. James focuses on performance management, learning and development, as well as internal communications.

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James is a senior executive coach, consultant, meeting designer and facilitator. His professional approach and orientation draw on principles of systems thinking, intentional change, human-centered leadership and management, whole-person development and vertical development. His experience and training with these modalities inform his work with established and emerging leaders, their teams, and organizations. As a consultant, James advises top leaders on talent and organizational effectiveness. With a focus on performance management, learning and development, as well as internal communications, he helps to shape strategy, designs and implements programs, leads workshops, and creates and implements talent process innovations.

As a facilitator, James supports his leadership development and coaching efforts by collaborating with leaders to design and facilitate off-sites, strategic planning meetings, and quarterly step-backs for leadership teams and their organizations/units. James has partnered with executive leaders who are stepping into new territory to lead their companies and their teams through change and transformation. His combination of coaching, organizational consulting, team development, and strategic counsel offers leaders a rich, multidisciplinary perspective and a trusted, confidential resource to support strategy formulation, problem solving, decision-making, and execution.  

Chris Gish Leadership Coach

Chris Gish

Chris joined The Leader’s Evolution as a collaborating coach in January 2022. Chris is passionate about coaching and has experience with front line leaders just starting out, as well as senior executives. That passion is rooted in knowing that when coaching leaders, it impacts not only their personal satisfaction and effectiveness, but also touches followers and their fulfillment. 

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Chris is excited to coach and help leaders deliver better work experiences to followers, as everyone enjoys working for a great leader and has probably experienced the opposite! Chris focuses on sales force strategy and effectiveness, expanding the impact of coaching on performance, learning, development & design strategy, and change management.

Chris has 31 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry in sales, training, and commercial leadership roles. He has been VP of Sales for large sales teams at Pfizer, Sunovion and two startup companies, Alder Bio and TherapeuticsMD. In the 21 years Chris was at Pfizer, he held roles in Sales, Marketing, and Training, culminating in his role leading all promotion assets (digital and personal) for Established Products US Brands Group. At Sunovion he led a sales force of over 1000 leaders and representatives across three therapeutic areas.

Chris holds a BA from the University of Missouri, an MBA from Golden Gate University and is a graduate of Rutgers University’s Leadership Coaching for Organization Performance Program.

Michele Stowe

Michele Stowe

For over 20 years, Michele Stowe has been guiding individuals, teams, leaders, and organizations toward the creation of fulfilling change to produce sustainable, proven results. Michele is an experienced organizational development and leadership coach and founder of SkyRocket LLC, a full-service executive coaching and training firm.  Michele joined The Leader’s Evolution as a collaborating coach in February 2022.

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Michele is an ICF and Hudson certified coach and pursues a mission to help engaged leaders and organizations realize their full potential. Michele earned her Master’s in Organizational Psychology at Columbia University before embarking on a successful 20-year career as a Fortune 100 multinational executive, living and working in numerous countries. In 2009, she transitioned to the nonprofit sector and led Mercy Housing as its Chief Operations Officer. Michele lives in Colorado with her family.

Karen Schnur

Karen Schnur

Karen is a leadership coach with over 20 years of management experience in technology and healthcare at Fortune 100 companies. She is passionate about working with leaders to motivate, encourage, and empower them to maximize their abilities, leading to enhanced organizational performance. Karen supports her clients through education, self-discovery, and action plans based on clearly defined values. Clients who have worked with Karen report improved satisfaction in their career, personal lives, and relationships.

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Karen earned her B.S. in Management with a minor in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Georgia Tech. She has a proven track record of driving large-scale organizational change through people, process, and system transformations that result in successful outcomes for a diverse set of stakeholders.

Karen is certified as a professional coach by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). Her approach to coaching acknowledges the many areas that are fundamental to corporate success and personal wellbeing. Her focus areas include effective communication, interpersonal relationships, work/life balance, and physical and mental health.

Karen challenges each client in a supportive way, raising their awareness and inspiring them to unlock their potential to create greater fulfillment in all aspects of work and life. She helps executives and leaders enhance their communication skills, create high functioning teams, implement changes, and create alignment to achieve greater impact.

Holly Benner

Holly Benner is a transformational consultant who partners with individuals, teams, and organizations to develop sustainable performance through insight, education, and action. Holly has deep experience as a coach and is passionate about helping people feel better, thrive, and have the energy to excel in all aspects of life, both personally and professionally.

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Holly leverages her unique background as a former professional athlete coupled with 15 years of experience in leadership development, organizational design, and systems thinking to help others create sustainable performance.

In 2022, Holly founded Metta Performance, LLC, a consulting and coaching firm focused on developing self-aware, high-performing changemakers and leaders. Prior to starting Metta Performance, Holly had a diverse executive career that included experiences at Fortune 100 companies, higher education, pharmaceuticals, and government agencies.

Holly is a member of the Society of Industrial Organizational Psychologists (SIOP), the American Evaluation Association (AEA), and the Society of Evidence-Based Organizational Consultants (SEBOC). She also serves on the Board of Directors for the International Society of Performance Improvement’s (ISPI) Southern California chapter.

Holly is currently pursuing ICF credentialing at Brown University and holds an MA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Clemson University and a BA in Psychology from Agnes Scott College.

Alysia Bullock

Alysia is an accredited coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) with a focus on Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance. Alysia develops trusted partnerships to help leaders achieve more through learnings about values, habits, and pattens while navigating topics about confidence, impact, and boundaries. She is a ProSci Change Management expert and a licensed partitioner in Insights
Discovery.

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Alysia began her career in HR in 1998 focused on her passion of helping leaders get ‘unstuck’ by understanding personal and team dynamics and achieving results in the workplace. She spent the last 25 years coaching and consulting for hundreds of leaders across global functions: R&D (Early/ Late/ R&D / Ops), Commercial, Medical Affairs, Innovation hubs, Market Access, and Supply Chain. She has partnered with organizations from 15 -100K employees, navigating growth, transformation, acquisition, restructure, and divestiture phases.

Leveraging both HR and industry experience, living abroad, and partnering with a wide variety of leadership styles, Alysia develops trusted partnerships to help leaders achieve more through learnings about values, habits, and pattens while navigating topics about confidence, impact, and boundaries.

Alysia is an accredited coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) with a focus on Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance. She is a ProSci Change Management expert and a licensed partitioner in Insights Discovery- a popular assessment tool for self- awareness and team effectiveness. She also serves as an Advisor to clients in the Healthcare Business Women’s Association (HBA) Ambassador Program and mentors women entrepreneurs and biotech start-up leaders in her home state.

Alysia recently relocated to Tennessee after a lifetime in the Northeast. She has a crew of rescues – 2 cats and a pup and is a fan of being outdoors in the Smoky Mountains, football, cooking, live music and has one son currently attending U. of Albany.

Steve Mendelsohn

Steven C. Mendelsohn

Steve is a leadership coach that is a collaborator with The Leader’s Evolution.  Combining his experience as a leader in the Fintech industry with his formal training in coaching, he establishes trusting relationships with his clients, guiding them to important insights that lead to positive, sustainable changes in their lives.  Steve is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as an Associate Certified Coach and has a commitment to promoting a culture of trust, truth, accountability and good humor.

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Steve is a leadership coach with a long history of success as a senior executive that joined The Leader’s Evolution in April 2021 as one of our collaborators. Combining his experience as a leader in the Fintech industry with his formal training in coaching, he establishes strong trusting relationships with his clients, guiding them to important insights that lead to positive, sustainable changes in their lives. Steve is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as an Associate Certified Coach.

Steve spent over two decades at Thomson Reuters in increasingly responsible management positions in the Tax and Accounting business group. Steve was known for his focus on developing his people and was sought after as an internal coach and mentor within and beyond his group. He distinguished himself by leading his teams with a focus on engagement and with a commitment to promoting a culture of trust, truth, accountability and good humor. His passion has been to demonstrate that these values not only create a positive environment but also lead to strong financial results.

Steve works with his clients to help them connect to their own core values and to bring them authentically to the workplace. He earned a certificate in an ICF-certified program conducted by Heidrick & Struggles at Rutgers University. Steve mentored for the 30% Club, an intercompany group for mentoring women with the goal of 30% female representation on Boards of Directors of S&P 100 companies.
He earned his B.S. in Systems and Information Science from Syracuse University and his M.B.A. in operations from University of Rochester. He served on the board of directors of the American Heart Association (AHA) of New York from 2011 through 2018.

Flexible Coaching. Powerful Results.

Our services are tailored to our clients’ goals and needs. We don’t offer one-size-fits-all solutions.  We get to the heart of the leadership or teamwork challenge and work with our clients to build the skills, capabilities, and confidence to create a leadership success.

Strengthening Teams & Organizations

Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance

C-Suite & Management Level Development

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