At LEADERA Consulting Group, We recognize that each client’s needs are different. That’s why we work with our clients to tailor our products and services to best fit your mission. Our Products and services focus on four main areas:
- Strategic Implementation Consulting
- Leadership Development Courses
- Performance Coaching
- The Art Of Communication
Each area was developed to address the needs of companies and their leaders in today’s business market. They range from Effective Problem Solving to Creating Messages That Matter. And all programs are led by professionals that have provided consulting, training and development to both businesses and individuals for over 25 years. They not only transform people, but also create companies that live and practice the values it stands for. So, if you’re ready for a transformation that will change your life and your business, call LEADERA today, we’re creating leaders of a new era!
Kevin Cullen, President
Kevin Cullen, a co-founder of LEADERA Consulting Group, specializes in creating and working with business leaders worldwide to continually produce breakthrough business results. With over 25 years of leadership training, his expertise has provided individuals as well as Fortune 500 companies, innovative business consulting, training and development programs. He’s taught leaders at every level to design, deliver and implement change initiatives that produce exceptional results. This training has consistently proven to be instrumental in assisting clients meet and exceed their business objectives.
His mission is to help people achieve their greatest fulfillment by providing the skills needed to express their true self and live consistent with their values everywhere in their life.
Kevin attended school at two prestigious Southern California colleges where his focus was Political Science as well as Business Law. Kevin has also taught classes at Denver University in Colorado. He is certified in several professional disciplines and training methodologies.
Janeice Weinand, CEO
For more than a decade, Janeice Weinand has worked with business leaders to achieve unprecedented business results. She specializes in performance-based leadership development and change management where communication and collaboration are essential to success.
Her prior business experience includes ten years with another consulting firm where she designed and delivered customized leadership development programs. In addition, Janeice has worked with management and teams at all levels of organizations to implement performance based initiatives. She also worked for ten years with Hillwood Development Company where she served as Vice President of Finance. She began her career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers as a senior auditor.
Janeice graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She is a certified PMP, Project Management Professional and maintains her status as a Certified Public Accountant.
Ron specializes in the design and delivery of leadership development and coaching programs for companies and is a trusted advisor for many executives and senior leaders domestically and abroad. He offers over 25 years experience as a management consultant with Fortune 500 companies and executives in diverse industries such as energy, technology and software, automobile, venture capital, insurance, telecommunications, and financial services. He specializes in leadership development and building high performance multi-functional teams that work together to produce consistent outstanding results.
Ron started his professional career as a senior executive with an international education corporation, where he managed 32 domestic and international retail centers. In addition, he designed the corporation’s learning programs.
Ron has a physics and English major from East Texas University. He then became an Executive Officer in the U.S. Army leading an artillery battery in Vietnam and is a highly decorated veteran. Following his service, he pursued his MBA at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.
Peter Lawrie, B.S., M.B.A.
Peter specializes in results-based change management and cultural transformation, specifically in unionized environments. He has consulted and trained leaders and teams at all levels of organizations ranging from top executives down to the shop floor. Over his career, he has mastered what it takes to develop strategic alliances and collaboration both internally and externally, including creating powerful relationships with major national unions.
Peter has over 30 years of experience working with clients to successfully engage thousands of people across multi-site organizations to implement business improvement project processes.He has extensive industry, consulting and distinct union related expertise that gives him a unique perspective of having been on the “Inside looking out” as well as the “outside looking in”.
Prior to joining the Leadera team, peter operated his own consulting firm. In addition, Peter was the Senior Canadian Partner for a management consulting firm based in Houston, Texas for 8 years. There he worked on many large-scale change projects for fortune 500 companies in Canada and the U.S. Prior to that, he served as the Sr. Executive of HR and Labour Relations for both a leading Canadian forestry company and before that a Canadian mining company. Peter chaired the Conference Board of Canada’s Industrial Relations Council and also was the founding employer co-chair of the National Institute of Disability and research (NIDMAR) for 10 years.
Peter holds a B.S. Degree from the University of Victoria and an M.B.A. from the University of Western Ontario.
Dwayne Leskewitch, B. Sc.
Dwayne has held several senior and executive level positions primarily within the Human Resource and Financial organizations of multi-national corporations. Dwayne brings strong business acumen with demonstrated analytical, problem solving, negotiation and facilitation skills. His leadership experience extends throughout health and safety, labor relations, organizational development, succession planning, performance management,training, executive and expatriate compensation. He is very proficient at leading change management activities with a strong belief in creating value by engaging employees in targeted results through project leadership and participation. Dwayne currently sits as a Trustee on four joint union – management Trusts responsible for managing Pension and Health Benefits for the Canadian west coast longshoreman. He has been active as a volunteer on several community organizations including ABC Canada, a national organization promoting literacy and served as a member of Vancouver 2010 Olympics pre-game volunteer team charged with selecting 25,000 volunteers for this prestigious event.
Sara Carpenter, Program Manager
Sara graduated from the University of Texas A&M with a major in Environmental Studies and a minor in Geography. Prior to joining the Leadera team, Sara worked as an immigration coordinator in the Oil and Gas industry at both Schlumberger and Chevron and has extensive experience in customer service, communication, and strategic planning. Sara’s many strengths include event coordination, scheduling and project management. She is a highly proactive and dynamic individual, and we are happy to have her working with us at Leadera.
Kristina Gomez, Client Services
Leadera would like to welcome our newest employee, Kristina Gomez! Kristina graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development & Family Studies and a minor is Psychology. She previously worked at C.H. Robinson and Crane Worldwide specializing in Air & Ocean imports in the logistics industry. Kristina has experience in both project management and event planning, including working and coordinating with many different outside vendors. She is a positive extroverted individual and we are excited to have her on the Leadera team!
Deirdre Frontczak, PH.D.
A specialist in leadership development and communications, Deirdre Frontczak brings more than 20 years’ experience working with leaders at all levels in corporations, public agencies and organizations nationwide. Through a combination of coaching, consulting and education, she supports clients in designing an extraordinary vision, articulating a clear and compelling message, and providing consistent, effective direction and structures to ensure that objectives are met and strategies fulfilled. As a seasoned educator, Deirdre supports individuals in thinking and speaking powerfully, and crafting business objectives that translate their values into action and results. With a focus on the use of language to create alignment and build engagement at all levels, she has helped leaders address a wide range of communications challenges including strategic development; employee, media and shareholder relations; community outreach, and public affairs.
Deirdre holds a Ph.D. philosophy and an M.A. in adult education; she has served on the faculty of several colleges and universities, including Sonoma State University, Santa Clara University, the University of San Francisco, and Santa Rosa Junior College. She is affiliated with a number of professional associations, and has served on the boards of Phi Beta Kappa and Leadership Santa Rosa.
Abhay V. Trivedi, PH.D., PMP, RMP, CSSBB
Dr. Trivedi is a process innovation expert with experience in Design of Experiment, Poka-Yoke, Systems Engineering, Cost Reduction and Project Management. He has over 20 years of experience assessing project management needs for complex businesses, evaluating alternatives, and implementing technology solutions in multiple industries: automotive, oil & gas, transportation, consumer, electronics and manufacturing services. He has written Six Sigma Processes for Motorola in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In recent years, he has focused on developing advanced solutions in business process assessment, earned value management, lean Six Sigma Project management, and Visual portfolio management strategies for Industries. He is PMP certified by PMI; RMP certified by PMI; Six Sigma Black Belt certified from ISSSC and holds a Professional Logistics/Supply Chain Certification from The Logistics Institute at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dr. Trivedi also holds the distinction of being a NASA Summer Research Fellow and has won many awards including the prestigious Society of Manufacturing Engineering’s “Educator of the Year.” Dr. Trivedi’s latest book “The Clueless Project Manager” is widely accepted by the project management community and is currently available on Amazon and other fine retailers.