Disruption Advisors

Feeling stuck in your career?

Ready to grow in a specific area of your life?

Work with our certified coaches equipped to help you thrive through change.

Disruption Advisors Coaches have been trained and certified to use WLJ Advisors proprietary frameworks to help clients thrive and continue to grow through disruption. These coaches have been trained by Whitney Johnson and the WLJ Advisors team in recorded and live training sessions and receive ongoing training throughout the duration of their certification.

You can contact each coach individually to set up a coaching engagement with them. Learn more about the individual coaches below.

Stacey Bledsoe
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Stacey Bledsoe is the founder of HR Consultants of Denver, where she focuses on coaching mid-level managers and senior leaders. Her firm also provides core HR services as well as training and professional development solutions. Stacey has over 20 years of experience, serving companies that range from $20 million – $10 billion in revenue.

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Stacey is an ACC certified coach through the International Coaching Federation, and also holds a CPCC certification from the Co-Active Training Institute. Stacey coaches clients towards greater career and life satisfaction. Working together, clients develop insight and self-awareness that move them toward making resonant choices that drive a more joyful, fulfilled, and balanced life. Stacey also integrates the principles of positive psychology, as well as the “S-Curve of Learning” methodology into her coaching practice. Stacey holds a BA in Business from Samford University and a MA of Human Resources from Rollins College. She holds senior-level HR certifications from the Society of Human Resources Management and the Human Resources Certification Institute.

Maureen Breeze
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Maureen Breeze has over 25 years of experience working in coaching, talent development, and senior-level management. She coaches executives from a wide range of industries including technology, mining, manufacturing, non-profit and real estate. Her areas of specialty include leadership transitions, innovation, and emotional/social intelligence in the workplace.

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She is the founder and principal at Cultivage, a boutique organizational development and coaching consultancy, as well as a co-founder of Retreat Reinvent Recharge, an international collaboration of practitioners and academics focused on supporting women working through leadership and professional transitions.

Maureen is a certified executive coach through the International Coaching Federation, the co-author of two books on creative thinking and leadership, and is licensed to train leaders using the ISEI’s Social and Emotional Intelligence Profile, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator assessment, WLJ Disruption Advisors S-Curve Tool, and the LMAP Leadership Profile. Maureen has facilitated workshops on coaching, innovation, leadership, and emotional/social intelligence in Germany, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, and China, and has conducted training for organizations including the Gulf Business Training Network, the Shanghai Entrepreneur Center and for organizations & universities across the United States. In addition to her coaching and training, she currently teaches for the Center for Professional Development at the University of Denver.

Ralph Campbell
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Ralph has spent 24 years in ontological leadership, performance based consulting, diversity awareness, and youth mentoring to thousands of people in the United States. He believes that all individuals have the capacity to be leaders that exercise effective leadership, as their natural self-expression, in all areas of their lives that matter most to them.

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After a successful 23-year career in the business arena, where he was the CEO of one of the largest insurance agencies in South Florida, as well as co-founding two separate leadership training and development companies Summit Education – www.summiteducation.com and Universal Dynamics, Campbell branched out on his own to create his dream job. His focus concentration areas are any sales team, young adults, CEOs, healthcare, academia, government, and non-profits. His innovative and creative workshops include the Performance Manifesto, the Missing Element, Sales Fuel, The Performance Topology, Communicating with Impact, Ten Thousand Words to Mastery, and Building Your Why from the Inside Out. All of his workshops are geared to have participants understand and experience that producing extraordinary results has no limits.

Having spent over two decades sitting on, and chairing various community boards, some of which included, United Way of Broward County, Nova Southeastern University Ambassador, Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, Leadership Broward Foundation, Women in Distress, YMCA, National Conference for Community and Justice, and ChildNet, starting companies and volunteering his time to worthy charitable causes, he has hands-on experience working with people from all walks of life. His genuine caring approach and ability to connect with his audience in a sincere and authentic manner set him apart in his field.

Mr. Campbell is a graduate of Morehouse College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. He has been listed in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, as one of the 50 Most Powerful African Americans in 2012, featured in articles by Gold Coast Magazine, Las Olas and South Florida Business Journal, a graduate of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth leadership course, “Building a High Performance Business”, Leadership Florida XXVII, Leadership Broward XXII, Community Hero Honoree by his local national newspaper, the Sun-Sentinel, and was honored by Broward County public school system, by way of a proclamation, for corporate citizenship. Ralph is a native of Key West, Florida, a proud father of twin boys and resides in Coral Springs, Florida.

Katy Craig
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Katy is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation and a Professional Co-Active Coach through the Co-Active Training Institute, as well as a graduate of The Harvard Kennedy School’s Art and Practice of Leadership Development, the University of Denver's High Performance Leadership Program and the Co-Active Training Institute 10-month leadership program.

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With 20 years of professional experience in human development and experiential learning, Katy coaches individuals and speaks on leadership development nationally and internationally. She has recently worked with the Boulder and Denver Metro Chambers of Commerce, Monash University in Melbourne Australia, the Daniels College of Business, the US Department of Energy, Swift advertising and the Red Robin, International School of Leadership. Her first book was published in 2017.

Specialties and passions: adaptive and transformational leadership, applied improvisation, change management, and professional speaking and writing.

Additional Certifications: Emotional Intelligence Quotient 2.0 and 360 Assessments, Leadership Multi-Rater Assessment of Personality, Paterson LifePlan Facilitator, Denver Publishing Institute, Improvisational Theater

Logan Davis
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Logan Davis has been helping individuals light a fire in their hearts to achieve personal growth for over 10 years. As a certified Disruption Advisor and LMAP 360 Certified Coach, Logan has the experience and resources to help clients ignite real growth, discover their potential, and gain momentum for the life they really want.

Sarah Duran
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Fruition Initiatives combines project strategy and coaching to help you create meaningful goals and bring them to fruition in your work and life. Sarah Duran is the CEO and Founder of Fruition Initiatives. She began her career as a third-grade teacher. After leaving the classroom, she took on operational and development roles in both the for- and non-profit sectors where she led business development efforts and managed large-scale programmatic and research projects.

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Sarah has designed and led projects for a variety of organizations, helped businesses refine systems and processes, and provided support to educators, entrepreneurs, and leaders.

Malachi Hopoate
I learned a lot about sympathy and empathy at an early age. After losing my father in a car accident at 8 years old and growing up a little faster than most, I learned it was easier together than to go alone. I learned to help individuals unlock their own potential through self-awareness while in Paraguay doing volunteer service for two years.

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After returning from Paraguay, I mastered the capacity to build the capability of multiple 15-man teams who were heading out to perform volunteer service missions of their own. All in all, the field of professional coaching has been rich and lengthy for me. I earned my executive coaching certification from WLJ Advisors and Whitney Johnson, a renowned executive coach, and in addition to my private coaching practice, I coach high-potential employees internally at Weave.

Monica Loup
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Monica is a Certified Global Executive Coach and Entrepreneur with a humanities background, advising entrepreneurs, and international business leaders facing scaling challenges at an individual, team- and organizational level.

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She has expertise in international pedagogy, quality management, and program development with more than ten years of professional experience in international training and development of trainers, professionals, and groups in a wide range of sectors. Pioneering, innovative “test-pilot” as an entrepreneur, highly motivated, empathetic, and sensitive as a coach.

Certifications: Marshall Goldsmith SC Leadership and Team Coaching, HEC Certified Global Executive Coach, Cultural Orientations Framework Certified Practitioner, TMC Cultural Navigator certified practitioner.

Tony Martignetti
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Tony is a leadership coach with a specialty in working with leaders and their teams to navigate through change and unlock their true potential. Tony supports leaders in gaining clarity so they can make well-informed decisions, improve their leadership skills, and ultimately increase their impact.

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Tony is known for supporting leaders in finding clarity so that they are energized, unstoppable, and lead with a strong presence. When leaders unlock their potential and lead from a place of inspired purpose, their positive impact and powerful leadership are amplified.

Before sharing his experience as a coach, Tony was a finance and strategy professional with experience working with some of the world's leading life sciences companies. Along his journey, he also managed small businesses and ran a financial consulting company.

– Certified Professional Coach (CPC), High-Tech MBA from Northeastern University, Tony brings more than 25 years of business and management experience, including in life sciences, high-tech, and consulting – to his coaching practice.
– Associate Certified Coach (ACC), accreditation from International Coach Federation (ICF)
– Psychological Safety Facilitation and Coaching Certification (Fearless Organization)
– Immunity to Change Coaching Certification (ITC)
– EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 Certification (MHS)
– Hogan Assessment Certification

Pierre Powell
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John “Pierre” Powell is a retired Air Force Colonel with a passion toward leadership and personal effectiveness, honed while commanding 4,500 troops in combat in Afghanistan, a 1,500 person logistics unit, and an 185 person F-15 operational support squadron. Pierre began coaching extensively in 2015; utilizing an extensive background in experiential leadership and academic study.

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Pierre’s coaching was honed through training and certifications from Whitney Johnson Coaching, Optimize.me, WBECS, Robbins-Madanes, Strategic Intervention, Franklin Covey, and others. Regarding formal education, Pierre has attended a multitude of other primary leadership/business certification programs including being a National Security Fellow at Harvard, an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, two additional Masters Degrees, and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering.

Finally, in regard to leadership experience, Pierre was most recently the deputy director of higher education in Colorado. While in the Air Force, Pierre was an advisor to the highest tier of military and Department of Defense leaders including aide and executive to the Secretary of the Air Force. Pierre has had other staff duties, including balancing a $180 billion budget submission to Congress, directing a $9B Foreign Military Sales program to Royal Saudi Air Force and has led multiple aircraft accident boards and acted as the on-scene commander for various crises. Pierre has 2,200 hours of F-15, AT-38, and RF-4C flight time and seven combat tours in the Middle East and Asia.

Nina Rodd
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Nina Rodd is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, Certified Disruption Advisors Coach, “Dare to Lead” Trained Coach and Arbinger Trained Coach specializing in Personal Development, Leadership, and Executive Coaching. Nina has been co-creating strategies for effective and sustainable change through individual and group coaching with CEOs, executives, new managers, and entrepreneurs. Nina is an experienced facilitator of Team and Leadership Development Workshops for clients ranging from students to senior managers.

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Nina’s coaching approach helps people to connect with their personal and professional brands and find authentic fulfillment in all aspects of their lives. Drawing on a variety of coaching models and neuroscience research Nina helps clients to retrain and refocus their mindset to make positive changes in life. She is passionate about helping people maximize their potential.

Certified in the following assessments: EQi 2.0, LMAP 360.

Stephen Ludwig
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Before starting his consulting and coaching practice, Steve served as the Vice President of Marketing, Communications, and Strategy for a $1 billion business unit with 5,000 employees in 10 countries for CH2M HILL, a FORTUNE 500 company. He recently completed 12 years as a member of the University of Colorado Board of Regents, overseeing the operations and management of the $4.5 billion four-campus enterprise. Steve started his professional career as a broadcaster at the age of 18.

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Steve’s specialty is helping clients navigate complex challenges within their organizations and the marketplace by exploring drivers, analyzing opportunities and risks, and drawing upon research, best practices, and internal and external talent to craft and deliver custom solutions.

Devanie Helman
Devanie has a passion for leadership and investing in the potential of individuals. She has been engaged in leadership development work since 2012 when she joined a leadership development Fellowship program at El Pomar Foundation, a private grantmaking foundation in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Upon completing the program, Devanie served as the Director of the Fellowship at the Foundation until June 2019. In this role, she was responsible for both the Fellowship and Internship programs, as well as two regional councils and several strategic planning projects.

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Devanie joined White River Strategy (WRS) as a consultant in July 2019. At WRS she supports clients through strategy work, facilitation, coaching, and project management.

Devanie was raised in Gunnison, Colorado and graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in psychology and sociology. She has a Master's in Education with an emphasis in policy, organization, and leadership studies from Stanford University.

Doug Jackson
Doug Jackson is a leader with almost two decades of experience coordinating multiple aspects of evidence-based fitness/wellness programs and new business development and operations. He currently serves as adjunct faculty in the Nova Southeastern University Department of Health and Human Performance.
Doug has a proven track record in personal trainer management, company strategy, project management, innovation, marketing, and sales.

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He has intentionally created an interdisciplinary background, applying exercise science best practices within a business operation. He is known as an independent thinker that uses creativity and analytical skills to overcome challenges. Over a decade of experience in hiring, team-building, and management.
In 2019, Doug completed the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's course “Driving Business Performance: Culture of Health for Executive Leaders”. In 2020, he was in the first cohort of the Disruption Advisors Coaching Certification and is now certified in the frameworks and tools that Whitney Johnson – a top 15 ranked management thinker and C-Suite Executive Coach – has developed to work with leaders and their teams. The training and knowledge is designed to help guide clients to manage the pressures associated with high-growth and change.


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