We don’t teach

We engage. We challenge. We inspire.

We Help Successful Leaders Make Significant Shifts in their IMPACT

We Help Leaders Build the Future Today

Recipient of the global Gold Award for most Innovative Senior Executive Leadership Program with our wonderful client, PepsiCo!

Susan Dunn, Ph.D, Leadership Consultant

Susan Dunn, Ph.D

Susan has a reputation for designing learning experiences for Fortune 500 leaders that are inventive, engaging, and “have legs”. Her success in learning design flows from 10 years of strategy formulation as a consultant at McKinsey, from her doctoral research in human behavior at the Fielding Graduate Institute and from 15 years designing action learning programs as a partner at Oliver Wyman and Mercer Consulting. Susan has conducted provocative research and published articles that uncovered the way Wall Street analysts monetize leadership quality. She also has a patent in her name for a widely used talent management board game. Currently, Susan is developing a simulation that helps leaders learn how to operate in a shared economy.

Maggie Kolkena, MSOD

Maggie brings over 25 years of expertise in providing leadership development experiences. She is the author of Today for Tomorrow: A Field Guide to Scenario Planning.

Over the past 20 years Maggie has developed a distinct competence in helping leaders manage the future. She studied with the Global Business Network and has developed a practical approach for leaders to envision and plan for the long-term future.

Maggie is passionate about good facilitation and is recognized for her generative approach coupled with a spark of humor. Leaders who work with her appreciate the quick rapport she creates and her rapid grasp of the challenges they face. She has worked across sectors with organizations in diverse industries and geographies, from Boston to Bangladesh. For four years she co-delivered a global senior leader action learning program focused on accelerating innovation at a healthcare company that was cited by HBR.

Enabling innovation has been a strong theme in Maggie’s consulting. Her first career was in the performing arts. She’s a graduate of Pepperdine’s MSOD program and her research exploring collaborative creativity compared improvisation teams to corporate innovation teams

Third Thought. Our name says it all.

We design experiences

Our secret sauce is our design chops. We go beyond standard solutions to design leadership development for the needs of leaders today and tomorrow. As leaders work through a challenge, a problem, or opportunity the learning is real-life, cumulative and lasting.