Estella Chavous, PhD is an experienced educator, communicator, global marketer, and wellbeing consultant. She is currently a global communications lead for AVEVA based in the Netherlands, an Adjunct Professor at Brandman University, an Inside Timer Meditation Trainer, Speaker, and Published author.Estella has significant professional experience in education, sales, and marketing, working in strategic leadership positions for Fortune 500 companies, including Abbott, Amgen, and Bristol Myers-Squibb. She has built and led effective teams throughout her career, designed and implemented successful strategies, and developed and managed diverse programs enabling the transformational process. As the co-founder of Strategic-Ladies, Dr. Estella provides personal, family, and corporate training. In addition, she consults in all aspects of wellbeing, with a particular focus on mindful meditation and contemplative prayer. Estella is the creator of the Christ-filled assessment booklet and co-author of an Amazon best-selling book, Let Meditation Mend You. She is also a co-host for the Mindful Media Show, co-founder of Edge God. In addition, she is a course developer, writing a host of courses on various empowering topics used in her practice.
With more than twenty-years of senior leadership and c-suite experience, Rich is a life-long learner who is passionate about developing people and organizations while cultivating cultures built on relationships, service, and excellence. Currently, Rich serves as the President and CEO of Lead Like Jesus, a global leadership training and equipping organization with ministry centers in 24 nations. Rich has evidenced God's great provision in the organizations that he has served and with the people that he has invested in. He has a diverse background and leadership experience in the marketplace, military, and with Christ-centered nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education. Rich finds purpose in helping other leaders optimize their leadership through self-awareness and relational effectiveness. He believes that Jesus is the greatest leadership role model and the prime example of healthy social emotional understanding. He has earned a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership at Huntington University, an Advanced Executive Coaching credential from the Townsend Institute, the Certificate in Fundraising Management from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University and is a Certified Fundraising Executive with CFRE International. He is currently working towards a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership with Bethel University (MN), studying the impact of emotional intelligence on burnout. Rich also serves his church as an ordained minister.Rich's favorite moments involve spending time with his wife, Danielle, and five amazing children traveling, fishing, and hiking. He really enjoys conversations about Jesus and leadership.
Lauren is an ICF certified coach and second-degree black belt. As Google's #1 stress relief expert, award winning author, motivational speaker, HRD trainer, podcast host, and certified executive and life coach, Lauren facilitates fun process driven programs with guidance, support and accountability creating positive sustainable behavioral change in business and personal life. Lauren has worked in youth and adult ministries for over 30 years. Through God's mercy, grace and strength, she uses her experience simultaneously conquering two of life's top stressors: cancer and divorce to help others destress and successfully move through challenges.Happily, remarried and gratefully enjoying life in Colorado with a loving husband, three grown children and two grandchildren, Lauren is often found in the kitchen dancing to her favorite worship music or rolling around on the floor with her two dogs.Lauren holds a Masters in Adult Education with a Certification in Human Resources Development