Being Given Being and Action by Something Bigger than Oneself
Being Cause in the Matter
Our Contextual Framework – Distinguishing Leader and Leadership as:
Linguistic Abstractions: Creates leader and leadership as “realms of possibility”.
Phenomena: Leader and leadership as experienced, that is, as exercised, or what one observes or is impacted by.
Domains: The temporal sphere in which leader and leadership function.
Terms: Leader and leadership as definitions.
The Ontological Constraints that Limit the Effective Exercise of Leadership
Ontological Perceptual Constraints:
That which limits and shapes (distorts) what we perceive of the situations we are dealing with in any leadership situation.
Ontological Functional Constraints:
Automatic stimulus-response behavior that limits one’s way of being and acting in any leadership situation.
Owner, Townsend Consulting Group
Having spent more than 25 years in the business world and 20 years coaching and training in Ontology (the study of being), Kelly Townsend has a solid foundation of experience in sales, business development, leadership development and team alignment - and she is passionately committed to the success and empowerment of her clients.
As a partner to her clients in the healthcare, legal and financial service industries across the United States, Kelly specializes in bringing a powerful listening to what is needed to take performance to the next level.
She believes in what's possible -- so much so, that she refuses to let organizations be stopped by barriers and sees their possibility as something greater than what their current predictable level of performance would dictate.
An expert in leadership development, team building and management effectiveness, Kelly leads seminars and workshops for thousands of people with topics in organizational transformation, vision, integrity and communication. She currently also serves as keynote speaker for a variety of conferences.
Kelly is a former graduate of Collier Leadership Institute, Past President of the Rotary Club of Marco Island, Past Board Member of the David Lawrence Center, Current Board Member for the League of Courageous Women, Current Board Member and a regular contributing writer for è Bella Magazine.
Founder, CEO, Leader's Circle
Brian Lanier has over 20 years of experience developing and leading executive education and personal development initiatives. Prior to founding the Leaders Circle in 2003, Brian has owned / operated a restaurant, been a Director of Operations for a division of Pepsi-Co and he was a Regional Vice-President for Starbucks Coffee Company. Brian helps people in organizations articulate what truly matters to them and, as importantly, he equips them with new tools and approaches to achieving extraordinary business results.
Brian has coached and led programs for individuals, business leaders and CEOs from a wide range of companies and industries in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Brian’s client portfolio includes Shaw Communications, JOEY Restaurant Group, ExxonMobil, ING Insurance, an NHL team's Customer Service department and SAGE Energy.
Brian holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he published a major research paper studying participative management concepts as an approach to increasing job satisfaction. He majored in journalism at the University of Houston.
Principal, Leader's Circle
on Ouellette is a senior executive with more than 30 years’ experience in leading vibrant organizations, including the largest Canadian-owned insurance brokerage, and has experience in financial services, oil and gas engineering, and real estate sectors. He is also President, CEO Global Network, Western Canada. His philosophy and methodology focus on increasing bottom line performance through exceptional employee engagement. He has a rare ability to create and lead teams to embrace change and powerfully deliver on a vision.
Jon’s management style is to assist progressive companies through developing superior management teams and engaging employees with appropriate systems, in particular, performance-based compensation, collective creation of a vision and specialized communication protocols which fuel accountability, entrepreneurialism and productivity.
Further, his ability to focus on strategy with an eye to opinions and unique contribution of team members results in productivity and competitive advantages that lead beyond the dedication of employees.
Jon is not about merely helping organizations grow and achieve their financial results. He encourages team members to fully express their passions and interests, focusing and supporting their innate abilities, and engaging them to experience themselves beyond their expectations. Jon values efficiency, logic, creativity and, above all else, integrity. Jon and Brian have a long history of productivity and success together- first partnering in 2003 when Jon hired the Leaders Circle (TLC) to assist him in building incredible teams in each organization he personally led.
After years of working together, Jon decided to join Brian and TLC in order to take this transformational technology to as many organizations as possible. Jon is dedicated to doing this type of work for the balance of his career.