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Dennis W. Baran

Key Competencies:

Successfully integrates a working knowledge of the Federal Government and its military branch, the U.S. Air Force with an extensive background in experiential education.

Stacy Guenther

Key Competencies:

Skilled facilitator and team coach specializing in positive approaches to personal and organizational transformation.

John Lesko


Key Competencies:

John is both a professional certified coach and a certified professional facilitator. Prior to joining The EDGE he served in industry and the government as an experienced analyst with expertise in strategic planning, continuous process improvement, change management and business practice re-engineering.

Jean M. Porto

Key Competencies:

Exceptional coach and facilitator who provides customized workshops focused on communication, leadership development, organizational change, teambuilding, wellness, Emotional Intelligence and Myers Briggs assessments.

Cate Rodman

Key Competencies:

Cate works from a foundation of listening and engaging, emphasizing collaboration and consensus decision making, and employing a philosophy of active learning through play. She helps develop both critical  thinking and an appreciative mindset.


Kate Trygstad

Key Competencies:

Generative coach and organization consultant who designs and facilitates experiential workshops created to recognize the unique voices of a group and appreciate the power of the whole to create a shared future.  She adeptly facilitates group experiences and conversations leading to new awareness and meaningful change. Kate brings 25 years of leadership experience in government and the private sector and 8 years of organization development consulting, facilitating, and coaching.   She consults with private sector, non-profit sector and government sector clients.

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