Why Springboard?

Why Springboard?

We are the catalyst for fundamental change.

We bring a persistent curiosity and an eye for detail to every engagement.
We are a bold, passionate, and go-to resource for our clients,
going the extra mile to create real results.

>> Nationally recognized designations and certifications

Why Springboard?

Why Springboard?

Why Springboard?

Why Springboard?

We are the catalyst for fundamental change.

We bring a persistent curiosity and an eye for detail to every engagement.
We are a bold, passionate, and go-to resource for our clients,
going the extra mile to create real results.

>> Nationally recognized designations and certifications

We are the catalyst for fundamental change.

We bring a persistent curiosity and an eye for detail to every engagement.
We are a bold, passionate, and go-to resource for our clients,
going the extra mile to create real results.

>> Nationally recognized designations and certifications

We are the catalyst for fundamental change.

We bring a persistent curiosity and an eye for detail to every engagement.
We are a bold, passionate, and go-to resource for our clients,
going the extra mile to create real results.

>> Nationally recognized designations and certifications

Our Mission

Springboard partners with our clients to develop people, process,
and strategy, driving action and sustainable results.

Our Mission

Springboard partners with our clients to develop people, process, and strategy, driving action and sustainable results.

Our Approach

Step 1

We listen first

Through careful listening and probing questions, we help to clarify our clients’ challenges, perspectives, and expectations. We don’t arrive with assumptions, rather we ask the right questions, listen, and engage in conversation prior to making any recommendations for solutions. This collaboration begins with our first meeting or phone call.

Step 2

We recommend a solution

We create a concise proposal based on our conversation, that maps our solutions to your challenges. We do not believe one size fits all; each proposal is customized to fit your unique desired outcomes. And, we will assign the right person or team to your project. Our extensive group of experienced professionals sets us apart from others in our industry.

Step 3

We get to work

We catalyze your success by collaboratively establishing timelines and deliverables, providing relevant tools and methodologies, and facilitating constructive discussion and actionable decision-making by ensuring everyone’s voice is heard – all while driving toward quick progress and allowing you the time and space to focus strategically.

Step 4

We make an impact

We are persistent and purposeful, working closely with our clients to tenaciously ensure that we meet their desired outcomes. At the end of every project, we have a candid conversation with the stakeholders to evaluate our work together and learn from our shared experiences.

Step 5

We extend your internal team

Our neutral and focused perspective helps you get to the resolution you need to see a positive ROI. We stay engaged long after a project has ended to maximize collaborative results; and we place great value on fostering a long-term relationship with each and every client.

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Our Approach

Step 1

We listen first

Through careful listening and probing questions, we help to clarify our clients’ challenges, perspectives, and expectations. We don’t arrive with assumptions, rather we ask the right questions, listen, and engage in conversation prior to making any recommendations for solutions. This collaboration begins with our first meeting or phone call.

Step 2

We recommend a solution

We create a concise proposal based on our conversation, that maps our solutions to your challenges. We do not believe one size fits all; each proposal is customized to fit your unique desired outcomes. And, we will assign the right person or team to your project. Our extensive group of experienced professionals sets us apart from others in our industry.

Step 3

We get to work

We catalyze your success by collaboratively establishing timelines and deliverables, providing relevant tools and methodologies, and facilitating constructive discussion and actionable decision-making by ensuring everyone’s voice is heard – all while driving toward quick progress and allowing you the time and space to focus strategically.

Step 4

We make an impact

We are persistent and purposeful, working closely with our clients to tenaciously ensure that we meet their desired outcomes. At the end of every project, we have a candid conversation with the stakeholders to evaluate our work together and learn from our shared experiences.

Step 5

We extend your internal team

Our neutral and focused perspective helps you get to the resolution you need to see a positive ROI. We stay engaged long after a project has ended to maximize collaborative results; and we place great value on fostering a long-term relationship with each and every client.

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Our Vision

Filling our world with the highest-performing leaders and teams.

Our Vision

Filling our world with the highest-performing
leaders 
and teams.

Company Profile + Team

Springboard International reaches over 40 US cities and 6 countries.
Our team members are located throughout the US and are
capable of working anywhere in the world.

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Gloria Reynolds

Managing Partner

Gloria helps organizations tackle big problems in realistic steps, overcome leadership challenges, and rethink operations to fulfill their potential. She asks penetrating questions and is at ease fostering frank discussion of sensitive topics.

Gloria Says…

  • My favorite place to visit is a cold and stormy Oregon beach.
  • My first job was tutoring kids who lived within walking distance of my house in elementary school.
  • If I couldn’t do the work I do now, I would finally get a degree in entomology.
  • I earned a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Oglethorpe University.

>> More About Gloria
Dan Weaver

Managing Partner

Dan helps organizations dissect and navigate challenges, no matter how large or complex, to make significant and sustainable changes. An excellent listener and collaborative leader, he works with diverse groups and teams to implement creative and innovative business solutions.

Dan Says…

  • My favorite place to travel is through the mountains of my beautiful home state of Colorado on a family road trip in the Jeep with the top down in the summer.
  • A perfect weekend includes my wife and I attending our daughter’s soccer game, our son’s baseball game and a BBQ with friends on our patio.
  • My first job out of college was working in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill for a United States Senator from Colorado.
  • I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Colorado Mesa University and my MBA from the University of Denver.

>> More About Dan
Amy Carr

Senior Associate

Amy partners with organizations to develop their people by architecting learning and performance solutions to drive results.

Amy Says…

  • My favorite place to travel is either to European countries like the Netherlands or to the home where I grew up with my family in western New York.
  • My personal mission statement is to help others be successful and/or happy every day.
  • The first job I ever had was selling old fashioned candy at the county fair.
  • I’m an Ithaca College alum with a Bachelors in Corporate Communication along with a Masters in Instructional Systems from Penn State.

>> More About Amy
Scot Case

Associate

Scot empowers organizations to develop and execute winning strategies and successful solutions for complex global challenges while meeting the unique needs of internal and external stakeholders.

Scot Says…

  • My favorite place to travel is anywhere I’ve never been. My passport is full, but there is still so much more to see.
  • My favorite word is sustainability because everyone wants it but everyone has different understandings of what it means.
  • A perfect weekend for me would be completely unscheduled.
  • I loved Virginia Tech so much that I stayed for an extra two years to pick up a Master’s Degree focused on sustainability.

>> More About Scot
Laurie Cohn

Associate

Laurie is passionate about helping organizations and the individuals in those organizations to consider alternate views, make great decisions, and implement ideas and creative changes that drive long-term sustainable results.

Laurie Says…

  • The first job I ever had was working as a telephone operator which began my lifelong fascination and commitment to communication.
  • A perfect weekend for me is to be by anywhere by water preferably floating with toes up!
  • What people like best about me is knowing that I really care and want to help to make things better.
  • I received my bachelor’s degree from Emerson College in Boston, MA and my master’s degree from Case Western University in Cleveland, OH.

>> More About Laurie
Susan Lauer

Associate

Susan has an ability to take the wide and long view to assist individuals, teams, and organizations in seeing their strengths and putting the puzzle pieces together to get the results that are important to them.

Susan Says…

  • My favorite place to travel is Sedona, Arizona. It’s a peaceful place. Someday, I’ll get to Australia and let you know. 
  • My favorite word is ambiguity because of the opportunity and possibility in the unclear. 
  • What people like best about me is I’m direct and honest. They know where I stand.
  • I’m a proud UCONN Husky, and loved both my education and playing on and captaining the Women’s Soccer team ranked top 4 in the country all 4 years. 

>> More About Susan
Charlene Phillips

Office Manager

Charlene provides the critical internal support needed in our infrastructure to allow the rest of the team to focus on what they do best.

Charlene Says…

  • My first job was at a roadside fruit market when I was 14.
  • If I had a superpower it would be able to read ten times faster than normal.
  • My favorite quote is: “Leadership is to be in the wrong place at the right time.”
  • I graduated with a BA in History from Moravian College (which is the fifth oldest higher education institute in the United States).

>> More About Charlene
Tom Pickett

Senior Associate

Tom helps clients turn goals into reality, inspiring innovative solutions through his in-depth understanding of leadership development and customer and employee concerns.

Tom Says…

  • My personal motto is: My clients will discover where they are today, where they want to be tomorrow, and an executable path to get there, without being told.
  • If I couldn’t do the work I do now, I would be a starter at a golf course. I love to give other golfers a hard time!
  • What people like best about me is that I listen and I am patient.
  • I am as far away from the academic world as I can get. My experience and work with clients is in the “real world,” side by side in the trenches.

>> More About Tom
Emma Powers

Associate

Emma excels at gathering information from disparate sources and turning what once was a jumble of unconnected ideas into a cohesive narrative that is easy to follow and understand.

Emma Says…

  • My favorite place to travel is anywhere with mountains.
  • If I couldn’t do the work I do now, I would join the research department for a science or storytelling podcast.
  • A perfect weekend for me would be backpacking somewhere beautiful with good weather.
  • I earned a Bachelor of Arts in cognitive science from the University of Virginia, with an unofficial minor in creative writing.

>> More About Emma
Robyn Rickenbach

Founder

Robyn is an innovative, strategic thinker with proven success in executing critical business objectives, making teams successful, and facilitating collaborative decision making and planning.

Robyn Says…

  • When I founded Springboard in 2007, we added the “International” because I love to travel as much as I can. It started as an aspiration; then became a reality.
  • The first job I ever had was babysitting five kids in my backyard over the summer. Early team building!
  • My favorite quote is: “There is no limit to what we can do if we do not mind who gets the credit.”
  • I’m a liberal arts graduate from The College of William and Mary, with an MBA from Golden Gate University.

>> More About Robyn
Debbie Sallis

Associate

Debbie partners with senior leaders to plan and execute for sustainable success through a focus on organizational alignment whilst fostering team engagement and collaboration across business and geographical boundaries.

Debbie Says…

  • I choose this work as I believe that great leaders are a force for good, and that inclusion of diverse views and experiences enable better decisions and contribute to healthier organizations and more empowered communities.
  • My first job rejection was the convent. A debt of gratitude to my college Principal Sister Philomena, who knew me better than I knew myself.
  • The best invention we have yet to see?…Of course the “beam me up Scotty” machine.
  • I attended Loreto College grammar school in Coleraine, Northern Ireland and the University of Kent at Canterbury for my Bachelors, followed by (some years later!) the University of Hull for my Masters.

>> More About Debbie
Kim Stoneking

Senior Associate

Kim has a passion for seeing others grow, utilize more of their potential, and realize greater success through leadership development and goal setting.

Kim Says…

  • A perfect weekend for me is being outdoors camping, fishing, and hiking with my wife.
  • My personal mission statement is helping individuals to reach their full potential.
  • What people like best about me is my sense of humor and willingness to listen.
  • I have a BS degree from Ball State University, and completed post-graduate work at Ball State University and Indiana University.

>> More About Kim
Gloria Reynolds

Managing Partner

Gloria helps organizations tackle big problems in realistic steps, overcome leadership challenges, and rethink operations to fulfill their potential. She asks penetrating questions and is at ease fostering frank discussion of sensitive topics.

Gloria Says…

  • My favorite place to visit is a cold and stormy Oregon beach.
  • My first job was tutoring kids who lived within walking distance of my house in elementary school.
  • If I couldn’t do the work I do now, I would finally get a degree in entomology.
  • I earned a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Oglethorpe University.

>> More About Gloria
Dan Weaver

Managing Partner

Dan helps organizations dissect and navigate challenges, no matter how large or complex, to make significant and sustainable changes. An excellent listener and collaborative leader, he works with diverse groups and teams to implement creative and innovative business solutions.

Dan Says…

  • My favorite place to travel is through the mountains of my beautiful home state of Colorado on a family road trip in the Jeep with the top down in the summer.
  • A perfect weekend includes my wife and I attending our daughter’s soccer game, our son’s baseball game and a BBQ with friends on our patio.
  • My first job out of college was working in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill for a United States Senator from Colorado.
  • I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Colorado Mesa University and my MBA from the University of Denver.

>> More About Dan
Amy Carr

Senior Associate

Amy partners with organizations to develop their people by architecting learning and performance solutions to drive results.

Amy Says…

  • My favorite place to travel is either to European countries like the Netherlands or to the home where I grew up with my family in western New York.
  • My personal mission statement is to help others be successful and/or happy every day.
  • The first job I ever had was selling old fashioned candy at the county fair.
  • I’m an Ithaca College alum with a Bachelors in Corporate Communication along with a Masters in Instructional Systems from Penn State.

>> More About Amy
Scot Case

Associate

Scot empowers organizations to develop and execute winning strategies and successful solutions for complex global challenges while meeting the unique needs of internal and external stakeholders.

Scot Says…

  • My favorite place to travel is anywhere I’ve never been. My passport is full, but there is still so much more to see.
  • My favorite word is sustainability because everyone wants it but everyone has different understandings of what it means.
  • A perfect weekend for me would be completely unscheduled.
  • I loved Virginia Tech so much that I stayed for an extra two years to pick up a Master’s Degree focused on sustainability.

>> More About Scot
Laurie Cohn

Associate

Laurie is passionate about helping organizations and the individuals in those organizations to consider alternate views, make great decisions, and implement ideas and creative changes that drive long-term sustainable results.

Laurie Says…

  • The first job I ever had was working as a telephone operator which began my lifelong fascination and commitment to communication.
  • A perfect weekend for me is to be by anywhere by water preferably floating with toes up!
  • What people like best about me is knowing that I really care and want to help to make things better.
  • I received my bachelor’s degree from Emerson College in Boston, MA and my master’s degree from Case Western University in Cleveland, OH.

>> More About Laurie
Susan Lauer

Associate

Susan has an ability to take the wide and long view to assist individuals, teams, and organizations in seeing their strengths and putting the puzzle pieces together to get the results that are important to them.

Susan Says…

  • My favorite place to travel is Sedona, Arizona. It’s a peaceful place. Someday, I’ll get to Australia and let you know. 
  • My favorite word is ambiguity because of the opportunity and possibility in the unclear. 
  • What people like best about me is I’m direct and honest. They know where I stand.
  • I’m a proud UCONN Husky, and loved both my education and playing on and captaining the Women’s Soccer team ranked top 4 in the country all 4 years. 

>> More About Susan
Charlene Phillips

Office Manager

Charlene provides the critical internal support needed in our infrastructure to allow the rest of the team to focus on what they do best.

Charlene Says…

  • My first job was at a roadside fruit market when I was 14.
  • If I had a superpower it would be able to read ten times faster than normal.
  • My favorite quote is: “Leadership is to be in the wrong place at the right time.”
  • I graduated with a BA in History from Moravian College (which is the fifth oldest higher education institute in the United States).

>> More About Charlene
Tom Pickett

Senior Associate

Tom helps clients turn goals into reality, inspiring innovative solutions through his in-depth understanding of leadership development and customer and employee concerns.

Tom Says…

  • My personal motto is: My clients will discover where they are today, where they want to be tomorrow, and an executable path to get there, without being told.
  • If I couldn’t do the work I do now, I would be a starter at a golf course. I love to give other golfers a hard time!
  • What people like best about me is that I listen and I am patient.
  • I am as far away from the academic world as I can get. My experience and work with clients is in the “real world,” side by side in the trenches.

>> More About Tom
Emma Powers

Associate

Emma excels at gathering information from disparate sources and turning what once was a jumble of unconnected ideas into a cohesive narrative that is easy to follow and understand.

Emma Says…

  • My favorite place to travel is anywhere with mountains.
  • If I couldn’t do the work I do now, I would join the research department for a science or storytelling podcast.
  • A perfect weekend for me would be backpacking somewhere beautiful with good weather.
  • I earned a Bachelor of Arts in cognitive science from the University of Virginia, with an unofficial minor in creative writing.

>> More About Emma
Robyn Rickenbach

Founder

Robyn is an innovative, strategic thinker with proven success in executing critical business objectives, making teams successful, and facilitating collaborative decision making and planning.

Robyn Says…

  • When I founded Springboard in 2007, we added the “International” because I love to travel as much as I can. It started as an aspiration; then became a reality.
  • The first job I ever had was babysitting five kids in my backyard over the summer. Early team building!
  • My favorite quote is: “There is no limit to what we can do if we do not mind who gets the credit.”
  • I’m a liberal arts graduate from The College of William and Mary, with an MBA from Golden Gate University.

>> More About Robyn
Debbie Sallis

Associate

Debbie partners with senior leaders to plan and execute for sustainable success through a focus on organizational alignment whilst fostering team engagement and collaboration across business and geographical boundaries.

Debbie Says…

  • I choose this work as I believe that great leaders are a force for good, and that inclusion of diverse views and experiences enable better decisions and contribute to healthier organizations and more empowered communities.
  • My first job rejection was the convent. A debt of gratitude to my college Principal Sister Philomena, who knew me better than I knew myself.
  • The best invention we have yet to see?…Of course the “beam me up Scotty” machine.
  • I attended Loreto College grammar school in Coleraine, Northern Ireland and the University of Kent at Canterbury for my Bachelors, followed by (some years later!) the University of Hull for my Masters.

>> More About Debbie
Kim Stoneking

Senior Associate

Kim has a passion for seeing others grow, utilize more of their potential, and realize greater success through leadership development and goal setting.

Kim Says…

  • A perfect weekend for me is being outdoors camping, fishing, and hiking with my wife.
  • My personal mission statement is helping individuals to reach their full potential.
  • What people like best about me is my sense of humor and willingness to listen.
  • I have a BS degree from Ball State University, and completed post-graduate work at Ball State University and Indiana University.

>> More About Kim
Gloria Reynolds

Managing Partner

Gloria helps organizations tackle big problems in realistic steps, overcome leadership challenges, and rethink operations to fulfill their potential. She asks penetrating questions and is at ease fostering frank discussion of sensitive topics.

Gloria Says…

  • My favorite place to visit is a cold and stormy Oregon beach.
  • My first job was tutoring kids who lived within walking distance of my house in elementary school.
  • If I couldn’t do the work I do now, I would finally get a degree in entomology.
  • I earned a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Oglethorpe University.

>> More About Gloria
Dan Weaver

Managing Partner

Dan helps organizations dissect and navigate challenges, no matter how large or complex, to make significant and sustainable changes. An excellent listener and collaborative leader, he works with diverse groups and teams to implement creative and innovative business solutions.

Dan Says…

  • My favorite place to travel is through the mountains of my beautiful home state of Colorado on a family road trip in the Jeep with the top down in the summer.
  • A perfect weekend includes my wife and I attending our daughter’s soccer game, our son’s baseball game and a BBQ with friends on our patio.
  • My first job out of college was working in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill for a United States Senator from Colorado.
  • I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Colorado Mesa University and my MBA from the University of Denver.

>> More About Dan
Amy Carr

Senior Associate

Amy partners with organizations to develop their people by architecting learning and performance solutions to drive results.

Amy Says…

  • My favorite place to travel is either to European countries like the Netherlands or to the home where I grew up with my family in western New York.
  • My personal mission statement is to help others be successful and/or happy every day.
  • The first job I ever had was selling old fashioned candy at the county fair.
  • I’m an Ithaca College alum with a Bachelors in Corporate Communication along with a Masters in Instructional Systems from Penn State.

>> More About Amy
Scot Case

Associate

Scot empowers organizations to develop and execute winning strategies and successful solutions for complex global challenges while meeting the unique needs of internal and external stakeholders.

Scot Says…

  • My favorite place to travel is anywhere I’ve never been. My passport is full, but there is still so much more to see.
  • My favorite word is sustainability because everyone wants it but everyone has different understandings of what it means.
  • A perfect weekend for me would be completely unscheduled.
  • I loved Virginia Tech so much that I stayed for an extra two years to pick up a Master’s Degree focused on sustainability.

>> More About Scot
Laurie Cohn

Associate

Laurie is passionate about helping organizations and the individuals in those organizations to consider alternate views, make great decisions, and implement ideas and creative changes that drive long-term sustainable results.

Laurie Says…

  • The first job I ever had was working as a telephone operator which began my lifelong fascination and commitment to communication.
  • A perfect weekend for me is to be by anywhere by water preferably floating with toes up!
  • What people like best about me is knowing that I really care and want to help to make things better.
  • I received my bachelor’s degree from Emerson College in Boston, MA and my master’s degree from Case Western University in Cleveland, OH.

>> More About Laurie
Susan Lauer

Associate

Susan has an ability to take the wide and long view to assist individuals, teams, and organizations in seeing their strengths and putting the puzzle pieces together to get the results that are important to them.

Susan Says…

  • My favorite place to travel is Sedona, Arizona. It’s a peaceful place. Someday, I’ll get to Australia and let you know. 
  • My favorite word is ambiguity because of the opportunity and possibility in the unclear. 
  • What people like best about me is I’m direct and honest. They know where I stand.
  • I’m a proud UCONN Husky, and loved both my education and playing on and captaining the Women’s Soccer team ranked top 4 in the country all 4 years. 

>> More About Susan
Charlene Phillips

Office Manager

Charlene provides the critical internal support needed in our infrastructure to allow the rest of the team to focus on what they do best.

Charlene Says…

  • My first job was at a roadside fruit market when I was 14.
  • If I had a superpower it would be able to read ten times faster than normal.
  • My favorite quote is: “Leadership is to be in the wrong place at the right time.”
  • I graduated with a BA in History from Moravian College (which is the fifth oldest higher education institute in the United States).

>> More About Charlene
Tom Pickett

Senior Associate

Tom helps clients turn goals into reality, inspiring innovative solutions through his in-depth understanding of leadership development and customer and employee concerns.

Tom Says…

  • My personal motto is: My clients will discover where they are today, where they want to be tomorrow, and an executable path to get there, without being told.
  • If I couldn’t do the work I do now, I would be a starter at a golf course. I love to give other golfers a hard time!
  • What people like best about me is that I listen and I am patient.
  • I am as far away from the academic world as I can get. My experience and work with clients is in the “real world,” side by side in the trenches.

>> More About Tom
Emma Powers

Associate

Emma excels at gathering information from disparate sources and turning what once was a jumble of unconnected ideas into a cohesive narrative that is easy to follow and understand.

Emma Says…

  • My favorite place to travel is anywhere with mountains.
  • If I couldn’t do the work I do now, I would join the research department for a science or storytelling podcast.
  • A perfect weekend for me would be backpacking somewhere beautiful with good weather.
  • I earned a Bachelor of Arts in cognitive science from the University of Virginia, with an unofficial minor in creative writing.

>> More About Emma
Robyn Rickenbach

Founder

Robyn is an innovative, strategic thinker with proven success in executing critical business objectives, making teams successful, and facilitating collaborative decision making and planning.

Robyn Says…

  • When I founded Springboard in 2007, we added the “International” because I love to travel as much as I can. It started as an aspiration; then became a reality.
  • The first job I ever had was babysitting five kids in my backyard over the summer. Early team building!
  • My favorite quote is: “There is no limit to what we can do if we do not mind who gets the credit.”
  • I’m a liberal arts graduate from The College of William and Mary, with an MBA from Golden Gate University.

>> More About Robyn
Debbie Sallis

Associate

Debbie partners with senior leaders to plan and execute for sustainable success through a focus on organizational alignment whilst fostering team engagement and collaboration across business and geographical boundaries.

Debbie Says…

  • I choose this work as I believe that great leaders are a force for good, and that inclusion of diverse views and experiences enable better decisions and contribute to healthier organizations and more empowered communities.
  • My first job rejection was the convent. A debt of gratitude to my college Principal Sister Philomena, who knew me better than I knew myself.
  • The best invention we have yet to see?…Of course the “beam me up Scotty” machine.
  • I attended Loreto College grammar school in Coleraine, Northern Ireland and the University of Kent at Canterbury for my Bachelors, followed by (some years later!) the University of Hull for my Masters.

>> More About Debbie
Kim Stoneking

Senior Associate

Kim has a passion for seeing others grow, utilize more of their potential, and realize greater success through leadership development and goal setting.

Kim Says…

  • A perfect weekend for me is being outdoors camping, fishing, and hiking with my wife.
  • My personal mission statement is helping individuals to reach their full potential.
  • What people like best about me is my sense of humor and willingness to listen.
  • I have a BS degree from Ball State University, and completed post-graduate work at Ball State University and Indiana University.

>> More About Kim
Gloria Reynolds

Managing Partner

Gloria helps organizations tackle big problems in realistic steps, overcome leadership challenges, and rethink operations to fulfill their potential. She asks penetrating questions and is at ease fostering frank discussion of sensitive topics.

Gloria Says…

  • My favorite place to visit is a cold and stormy Oregon beach.
  • My first job was tutoring kids who lived within walking distance of my house in elementary school.
  • If I couldn’t do the work I do now, I would finally get a degree in entomology.
  • I earned a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Oglethorpe University.

>> More About Gloria
Dan Weaver

Managing Partner

Dan helps organizations dissect and navigate challenges, no matter how large or complex, to make significant and sustainable changes. An excellent listener and collaborative leader, he works with diverse groups and teams to implement creative and innovative business solutions.

Dan Says…

  • My favorite place to travel is through the mountains of my beautiful home state of Colorado on a family road trip in the Jeep with the top down in the summer.
  • A perfect weekend includes my wife and I attending our daughter’s soccer game, our son’s baseball game and a BBQ with friends on our patio.
  • My first job out of college was working in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill for a United States Senator from Colorado.
  • I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Colorado Mesa University and my MBA from the University of Denver.

>> More About Dan
Amy Carr

Senior Associate

Amy partners with organizations to develop their people by architecting learning and performance solutions to drive results.

Amy Says…

  • My favorite place to travel is either to European countries like the Netherlands or to the home where I grew up with my family in western New York.
  • My personal mission statement is to help others be successful and/or happy every day.
  • The first job I ever had was selling old fashioned candy at the county fair.
  • I’m an Ithaca College alum with a Bachelors in Corporate Communication along with a Masters in Instructional Systems from Penn State.

>> More About Amy
Scot Case

Associate

Scot empowers organizations to develop and execute winning strategies and successful solutions for complex global challenges while meeting the unique needs of internal and external stakeholders.

Scot Says…

  • My favorite place to travel is anywhere I’ve never been. My passport is full, but there is still so much more to see.
  • My favorite word is sustainability because everyone wants it but everyone has different understandings of what it means.
  • A perfect weekend for me would be completely unscheduled.
  • I loved Virginia Tech so much that I stayed for an extra two years to pick up a Master’s Degree focused on sustainability.

>> More About Scot
Laurie Cohn

Associate

Laurie is passionate about helping organizations and the individuals in those organizations to consider alternate views, make great decisions, and implement ideas and creative changes that drive long-term sustainable results.

Laurie Says…

  • The first job I ever had was working as a telephone operator which began my lifelong fascination and commitment to communication.
  • A perfect weekend for me is to be by anywhere by water preferably floating with toes up!
  • What people like best about me is knowing that I really care and want to help to make things better.
  • I received my bachelor’s degree from Emerson College in Boston, MA and my master’s degree from Case Western University in Cleveland, OH.

>> More About Laurie
Susan Lauer

Associate

Susan has an ability to take the wide and long view to assist individuals, teams, and organizations in seeing their strengths and putting the puzzle pieces together to get the results that are important to them.

Susan Says…

  • My favorite place to travel is Sedona, Arizona. It’s a peaceful place. Someday, I’ll get to Australia and let you know. 
  • My favorite word is ambiguity because of the opportunity and possibility in the unclear. 
  • What people like best about me is I’m direct and honest. They know where I stand.
  • I’m a proud UCONN Husky, and loved both my education and playing on and captaining the Women’s Soccer team ranked top 4 in the country all 4 years. 

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Charlene Phillips

Office Manager

Charlene provides the critical internal support needed in our infrastructure to allow the rest of the team to focus on what they do best.

Charlene Says…

  • My first job was at a roadside fruit market when I was 14.
  • If I had a superpower it would be able to read ten times faster than normal.
  • My favorite quote is: “Leadership is to be in the wrong place at the right time.”
  • I graduated with a BA in History from Moravian College (which is the fifth oldest higher education institute in the United States).

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Tom Pickett

Senior Associate

Tom helps clients turn goals into reality, inspiring innovative solutions through his in-depth understanding of leadership development and customer and employee concerns.

Tom Says…

  • My personal motto is: My clients will discover where they are today, where they want to be tomorrow, and an executable path to get there, without being told.
  • If I couldn’t do the work I do now, I would be a starter at a golf course. I love to give other golfers a hard time!
  • What people like best about me is that I listen and I am patient.
  • I am as far away from the academic world as I can get. My experience and work with clients is in the “real world,” side by side in the trenches.

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Emma Powers

Associate

Emma excels at gathering information from disparate sources and turning what once was a jumble of unconnected ideas into a cohesive narrative that is easy to follow and understand.

Emma Says…

  • My favorite place to travel is anywhere with mountains.
  • If I couldn’t do the work I do now, I would join the research department for a science or storytelling podcast.
  • A perfect weekend for me would be backpacking somewhere beautiful with good weather.
  • I earned a Bachelor of Arts in cognitive science from the University of Virginia, with an unofficial minor in creative writing.

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Robyn Rickenbach

Founder

Robyn is an innovative, strategic thinker with proven success in executing critical business objectives, making teams successful, and facilitating collaborative decision making and planning.

Robyn Says…

  • When I founded Springboard in 2007, we added the “International” because I love to travel as much as I can. It started as an aspiration; then became a reality.
  • The first job I ever had was babysitting five kids in my backyard over the summer. Early team building!
  • My favorite quote is: “There is no limit to what we can do if we do not mind who gets the credit.”
  • I’m a liberal arts graduate from The College of William and Mary, with an MBA from Golden Gate University.

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Debbie Sallis

Associate

Debbie partners with senior leaders to plan and execute for sustainable success through a focus on organizational alignment whilst fostering team engagement and collaboration across business and geographical boundaries.

Debbie Says…

  • I choose this work as I believe that great leaders are a force for good, and that inclusion of diverse views and experiences enable better decisions and contribute to healthier organizations and more empowered communities.
  • My first job rejection was the convent. A debt of gratitude to my college Principal Sister Philomena, who knew me better than I knew myself.
  • The best invention we have yet to see?…Of course the “beam me up Scotty” machine.
  • I attended Loreto College grammar school in Coleraine, Northern Ireland and the University of Kent at Canterbury for my Bachelors, followed by (some years later!) the University of Hull for my Masters.

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Kim Stoneking

Senior Associate

Kim has a passion for seeing others grow, utilize more of their potential, and realize greater success through leadership development and goal setting.

Kim Says…

  • A perfect weekend for me is being outdoors camping, fishing, and hiking with my wife.
  • My personal mission statement is helping individuals to reach their full potential.
  • What people like best about me is my sense of humor and willingness to listen.
  • I have a BS degree from Ball State University, and completed post-graduate work at Ball State University and Indiana University.

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Our Values

     Empathetic: We approach every client’s business as if it were our own; we put ourselves in our clients’ shoes; we go the extra mile

Persistently Curious: We are a resource with an eye for detail and uncovering hidden needs; we are great listeners

Engaged: We are passionate about projects and collaborative relationships; we are partners in success; we are responsive

Candid: We are diligent and honest with our clients; we are crystal clear in what we say, what we do, and why we do it

Our Values

     Empathetic: We approach every client’s business as if it were our own; we put ourselves in our clients’ shoes; we go the extra mile

Persistently Curious: We are a resource with an eye for detail and uncovering hidden needs; we are great listeners

Engaged: We create real results; we are passionate about client projects and collaborative relationships; we are partners in success; we are responsive

Candid: We are diligent and honest with our clients; we are crystal clear in what we say, what we do, and why we do it

Strategic Partners

We bring the right resources to the table to ensure that you meet your desired outcomes. The following partners extend our core capabilities through their unique strengths and broaden our ability to provide exceptional services to our clients.

Strategic Partners

We bring the right resources to the table to ensure that you meet your desired outcomes. The following partners extend our core capabilities through their unique strengths and broaden our ability to provide exceptional services to our clients.